Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "Data") within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our Social Media Profile (collectively referred to as the "Online Offering"). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. "Processing" or "Responsible", we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Responsible

 

VicNic GmbH

Neumann-Reichardt-Straße 27-33

22041 Hamburg

E-mailaddress: info@vicnic.com

CEO / owner: Nicklas Westphal

Link to the imprint: Imprint: https://vicnic.com/imprint/

 

Types of processed data:

- Personal data (e.g., names, addresses).

- contact information (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers).

- 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).

 

Categories of affected persons

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we refer to the affected persons as "users").

 

Purpose of processing:

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.

- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.

- Safety measures.

- Reach Measurement / Marketing

 

Used terms

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, that express the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

 

"Processing" means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.

 

"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 

"Profiling" means any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

 

"Responsible person" means the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that decides, alone or in concert with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

 

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

 

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.

 

Safety measures

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we shall take into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing and testing the degree of likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, and the appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection commensurate with the risk. The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data through physical access control the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, securing of availability and their separation. We have also set up procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, data deletion and data vulnerability. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development, or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings (Article 25 GDPR).

 

Collaboration with contract processors and third parties

In the context of our processing disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is done only on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of data to third parties, such as payment service providers, acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.). Insofar as we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "contract processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR. 

 

Transfers to third countries 

If we use data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area ( EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or transmission of data to third parties, this is done only if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, based on your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO. That the processing is e.g. on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the US through the "Privacy Shield") or the observance of officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses".) 

 

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to to ask for a confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately or alternatively as stipulated You have the right to demand that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other persons responsible. You have based on Art. 77 DSGVO the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

 

Withdrawal right

You have the right to withdraw your consent granted in accordance with. Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future 

 

Revoke right

You may revoke the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for the purpose of direct advertising.

 

Cookies and right of objection in the case of direct advertising

The term "cookies" refers to small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status are saved. The term "permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved when users visit them after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A "third-party cookie" means a cookie offered by a provider other than the person responsible for providing the online offer (otherwise, if only the cookie is known as a "first-party cookie") and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our privacy policy auf.Falls users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to disable the appropriate option in the system settings of your browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer. A general objection to the use of the cookies used for the purpose of online marketing can in a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, on the US side http: // www. aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please note that it may not be possible to use all the features of this online offer. 

 

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. That The data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example For data that must be kept for commercial or tax law reasons. According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years in accordance with § § 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 No. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (Books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant to taxation, etc.) and 6 years pursuant to § 257 (1) nos. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters). According to legal regulations in Austria the storage takes place especially for 7 years according to § 132 paragraph 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years in the case of documents relating to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, broadcasting and television services provided to non-EU companies in EU Member States for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used. 

 

Business-related processing

Additional We process contract data (eg, subject matter, term, customer category). - Payment data (eg, bank details, payment history) from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, customer care and service, marketing, advertising and market research. 

 

Order processing in the online shop and customer account

We process the data of our customers during the ordering process in our online shop to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution. The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and persons affected by the processing belong to our customers, prospects and other business partners. Processing is for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of the operation of an online shop, billing, delivery and customer service. Here we use session cookies for the storage of the shopping cart contents and permanent cookies for the storage of the login status. Processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order transactions) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract is required. We disclose the data to third parties only in the context of extradition, payment or in the context of legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will be processed in third countries only if necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (for example, on customer's request upon delivery or payment). Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the necessary mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and can not be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is for commercial or tax law reasons according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO necessary. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in case of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination before the end of the contract. As part of the registration and re-registration and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The deletion takes place after expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration (end commercial law (6 years) and taxable (10 years) retention).

 

External payment service providers

We use external payment service providers, through whose platforms the users and we can make payment transactions: Paypal (https: / /www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Heidelpay (https://www.heidelpay.com/de/datenschutz/), Visa (https://www.visa.de/ data protection), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html), Payssion (https://payssion.com/privacy-policy.html). As part of the fulfillment of contracts, we set the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO. Incidentally, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options. Amongst the data processed by the payment service providers are inventory data, e.g. the name and the address, bank data, such as Account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contract, summary and recipient-related information. The information is required to complete the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. That We do not receive any account or credit card information, but only information with confirmation or negative disclosure of the payment. The data may be transmitted by the payment service providers to credit reporting agencies. This transmission aims at the identity and credit check. For this we refer to the terms and privacy policy of payment service providers. For the payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the privacy notices of the respective payment service providers, which are available within the respective websites, or transaction applications apply. We also refer to these for the purpose of further information and assertion of rights of revocation, information and other data subjects.

 

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks and organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such. archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of rendering our contractual services. The processing principles are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The processing affects customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors. The purpose and interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, data archiving, that is, tasks that serve to maintain our business, perform our duties and provide our services. The deletion of the data in terms of contractual performance and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities. We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax accountants or auditors, and other fee agents and payment service providers. Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, promoters and other business partners, e.g. for later contact. This majority of company-related data, we store in principle durably.

 

Business economics analysis and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to be able to identify market trends, wishes of the contractors and users, we analyze the data we have on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process stock data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer. The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can provide the profiles of registered users with information, e.g. take into account their services. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economics. The analyzes are for us alone and will not be disclosed externally unless they are anonymous, aggregated value analyzes. If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the users, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Incidentally, the overall economic analysis and general trend provisions are created anonymously if possible. 

 

Participation in Affiliate Affiliate Programs 

Within our online offer, we rely on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO industry-standard tracking measures as required for the operation of the affiliate system. Below we clarify the users about the technical background. The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked to other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, if, for example, links or services of third parties are offered after conclusion of a contract). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers. In summary, our online offering requires us to be able to keep track of whether users who are interested in affiliate links and / or the offers available to us then take advantage of the offers on the affiliate links or on our online platform. For this, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented by certain values ​​that are part of the link or otherwise, e.g. in a cookie, can be set. The values ​​include in particular the source website (referrer), time, an online identifier of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier of the respective offer, an online identifier of the user, as well as tracking specific values ​​such as Ad ID, affiliate ID, and categorizations. The online user IDs used by us are pseudonymous values. That the online identifiers themselves do not contain personal data such as names or e-mail addresses. They only help us determine whether the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer through our online offer, perceived the offer, i. e.g. has signed a contract with the provider. However, the online identification is personal in so far as the partner company and also us, the online identification together with other user data are available. Only then can the partner company tell us whether the user has accepted the offer and we, for example, The bonus can be paid.

 

Privacy Notice in the application process

We process the candidate data only for the purpose and in the context of the application process in accordance with statutory requirements. The processing of the applicant data takes place in order to fulfill our (pre-) contractual obligations in the context of the application process within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO if the data processing e.g. is required for us in the context of legal proceedings (in Germany, § 26 BDSG applies additionally). The application process requires applicants to provide us with the applicant data. The necessary applicant data are derived from the job descriptions and basically include the personal details, postal and contact addresses and the documents that belong to the application, such as cover letter, CV and certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information. By submitting the application to us, the applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in accordance with the nature and scope set forth in this Privacy Policy. If, within the framework of the application process, special categories of personal data are voluntarily granted in accordance with Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b DSGVO (e.g., health information such as disability or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR are requested from applicants in the context of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR (for example health data, if necessary for the profession). Applicants can send us their applications via e-mail. However, please note that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that applicants themselves must provide encryption. We can therefore take no responsibility for the transmission of the application between the sender and the reception on our server and therefore recommend rather to use an online form or the postal delivery. Instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the opportunity to send us the application by post. The data provided by the applicants may be further processed by us in the event of a successful application for employment purposes. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data will be deleted. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicants are entitled to at any time. The cancellation is subject to a legitimate cancellation of the candidate, after the expiration of a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions to the application and meet our obligations under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations. 

 

Registration function 

Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users and based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO processed for purposes of providing the user account. The processed data include in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose. Users may have access to information relevant to their user account, e.g. technical changes, be informed by e-mail. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to a statutory retention requirement. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon 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 registration functions as well as the use of the user account, the IP address and the time of the respective user action will be saved. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest. 

 

Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO be stored for 7 days. This is for our own safety, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author. Furthermore, we reserve the right, in accordance with our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to process the information of users for the purpose of spam detection. The data provided in the comments and contributions, are stored by us until the opposition of the user durably.

 

Contacting us

By contacting us (eg by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) are the information of the user to process the contact request and their settlement gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO processed. User information can be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System ("CRM System") or comparable request organization. We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the necessity every two years; Furthermore, the legal requirements for archiving.

 

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described. Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about our services and us. Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged. Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address. The dispatch of the newsletter and the related performance measurement is based on the consent of the recipient gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in connection with § 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG or on the basis of the legal permission according to Art. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest lies in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove our consent. Termination / Revocation - You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

 

Newsletter - Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent by means of the mail service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter shipping platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is based on our legitimate interests acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement acc. Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 DSGVO. The shipping service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass on the data to third parties.

 

Newsletter - Success Measurement

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server when opening the newsletter from our server, or if we use a shipping service provider. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our goal nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to deliver different content according to the interests of our users. 

 

Hosting

The hosting services we use are for the purpose of providing the following services: Infrastructure Platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online offer. Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract). 

 

Collection of access data and logfiles

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider , Logfile information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Any information that is required for further evidence is excluded from the removal until final resolution of the incident.

 

Content Delivery Network by Cloudflare

We use a Content Delivery Network (CDN) provided by Cloudflare, Inc. 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States. Cloudflare is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active). A CDN is a service that helps deliver content from our online offering, especially large media files, such as graphics or scripts, using regionally distributed and Internet-connected servers. The processing of the data of the users takes place solely on the aforementioned ticks and the maintenance of the security and functionality of the CDN. For more information, please refer to Cloudflare's Privacy Policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

 

Google Analytics

We rely on our legitimate interests (ie, interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online offering as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. DSGVO) Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent the capture of data generated by the cookie and prevent Google's access to online information and prevent Google from processing that information by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. For more information about Google's data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google's Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google's Ads Ads Settings (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated). Users' personal data will be deleted or anonymised after 14 months.

 

Target-grouping with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to display the ads displayed within Google's advertising services and its affiliates, only to those who have shown an interest in our online offering or that have certain characteristics (eg interests in certain topics or products that are determined by the websites visited) that we transmit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics audiences"). With the help of the Remarketing Audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads meet the potential interest of the users.

 

Google AdWords and Conversion Metering

We make use of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. DSGVO) the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google"). Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). We use Google's online AdWords marketing tool "AdWords" to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a suspected interest in the ads. This allows us to more specifically display ads for and within our online offering so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. If a user e.g. Showing ads for products he's been looking for on other online offers is called remarketing. For these purposes, upon access to our and other websites where the Google Advertising Network is active, Google will immediately execute a Google code and become so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as ")." Web beacons ") incorporated into the website. With their help, the user is provided with an individual cookie, i. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which websites the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer. Furthermore, we receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained through the cookie is used by Google to generate conversion statistics for us. However, we only hear the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, we do not receive any information that personally identifies users. The data of the users are pseudonym processed within the Google advertising network. That Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the users, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. That from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States. For more information about Google's data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google's Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google's Ads Ads Settings (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated).Facebook-Pixel, Custom Audiences, and Facebook ConversionIn our online offering, due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online offering and for these purposes, the so-called "Facebook-pixel "of the social network Facebook, that of Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are located in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland is operated ("Facebook"). Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id = a2zt0000000GnywAAC & status = Active). With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is on the one hand Facebook, the visitors of our on-line offer as destination group for the representation of announcements (so-called "Facebook Ads") to determine.Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook Ads we submit to only those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (eg, interests in certain topics or products that are b searched websites), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called. "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to make sure that our Facebook ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion"). The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook's data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on how to display Facebook Ads, in Facebook's Data Usage Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, visit the help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616. You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads you see within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for the usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform independent, i. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices. You can also use the Cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and in addition the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/ choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/). 

 

Social Media Online Presentations

We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms to engage with our customers, prospects and users communicate and inform you there about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators. Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users' data as long as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Contribute to our online presence or send us messages. 

 

Incorporation of third-party services and content

We rely on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) within our online offer . DSGVO) content or service offers from third party providers to their content and services, such as Include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content"). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to 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 may also be stored in cookies on the device of the user and include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of our online offer, and they may as well be connected with such information from different sources.

 

Google Fonts

 

We are incorporating the Google Fonts from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Using Facebook Social Plugins

We make use of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis , Optimization and economical operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) Social Plugins ("Plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can represent interaction elements or content (eg videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign ) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active). When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by him into the online offer. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our knowledge. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ , If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform independent, i. They are used on all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

 

Twitter

In our online offering, features and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, may be incorporated. For this, e.g. Content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that users use to promote their content, subscribe to content creators, or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the platform Twitter, Twitter can call the o.g. Assign contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

 

Instagram

Our content on our website may include features and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. For this, e.g. Content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that users use to promote their content, subscribe to the content creators, or subscribe to our posts. If you are a member of the Instagram platform, Instagram can call the o.g. Assign contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

Pinterest

Our services offered on this website are Pinterest services offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. be involved. For this, e.g. Content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that users use to promote their content, subscribe to the content creators, or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the platform Pinterest, Pinterest can call the o.g. Assign contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy.

 

LinkedIn 

Our online offering, you may include features and content of the LinkedIn service offered by inkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. For this, e.g. Content such as images, videos, or text and buttons that users use to promote their content, subscribe to content creators, or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the platform LinkedIn, LinkedIn can call the o.g. Assign contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https: //www.privacyshield. gov / participant? id = a2zt0000000L0UZAA0 & status = Active). Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.