We are delighted with your interest in our company. Data protection is of particularly high priority for the management of Best Nutrition GmbH. The use of the Best Nutrition GmbH website is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our company through our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
As the data controller, Best Nutrition GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, internet-based data transmissions may have vulnerabilities, so absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us via alternative means, such as by telephone.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Data controller or controller
Data controller or controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the Data Controller
The data controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union, and other provisions related to data protection is:
Best Nutrition GmbH
Krackser Str. 12
Tel.: 0521 337 978 07
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
4. Collection of General Data and Information
The website of Best Nutrition GmbH collects a series of general data and information with each visit by a data subject or an automated system. This general data and information are stored in the server's log files. The following data can be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serves to prevent threats in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
Best Nutrition GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. These anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by Best Nutrition GmbH on the one hand statistically and further with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
5. Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the data controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller in the process results from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for their own purposes. The data controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the data controller.
By registering on the website of the data controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date, and the time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the data controller. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties unless such disclosure is required by law or serves the aim of the prosecution.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the data controller to offer the data subject content or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the data controller.
The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the data controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.
6. Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of Best Nutrition GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter results from the input mask used for this purpose.
Best Nutrition GmbH informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. An e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the data controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may be contacted by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of the revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the data controller or to communicate this to the data controller in a different way.
The newsletters of Best Nutrition GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Best Nutrition GmbH can see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject and which links in the e-mail were clicked on by the data subject.
Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from the receipt of the newsletter will automatically be interpreted by Best Nutrition GmbH as a revocation.
8. Contact possibility via the website
The website of Best Nutrition GmbH contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
9. Comment function on the website
Best Nutrition GmbH offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog, which is on the website of the data controller. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal, through which one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented on by third parties.
If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the data subject are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the user's (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons and in case the data subject violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a given comment. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he can exculpate himself in the event of an infringement. There is no transfer of these personal data to third parties unless such transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the legal defense of the data controller.
10. Routine Erasure and Blocking of Personal Data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the data controller is subject to.
If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the legal requirements.
11. Rights of the Data Subject
a) Right to Confirmation Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to obtain confirmation from the data controller as to whether or not personal data concerning them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
b) Right to Information Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to obtain free information from the data controller at any time about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation legislator has granted the data subject the right to obtain information about the following:
- The purposes of the processing.
- The categories of personal data being processed.
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations.
- If possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period.
- The existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing from the controller or the right to object to such processing.
- The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
- Where the personal data are not collected from the data subject: any available information as to their source.
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards related to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
c) Right to Rectification Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, considering the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to Erasure (Right to be Forgotten) Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to demand from the controller the immediate erasure of personal data concerning them, provided that one of the following reasons applies and the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes they were collected or otherwise processed.
- The data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
- The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
- The erasure of personal data is required for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wants to request the erasure of personal data stored by Best Nutrition GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. An employee of Best Nutrition GmbH will ensure that the erasure request is complied with promptly.
If personal data has been made public by Best Nutrition GmbH and our company, as the data controller, is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Article 17(1) of the GDPR, Best Nutrition GmbH will, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested erasure of all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data. An employee of Best Nutrition GmbH will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
e) Right to Restriction of Processing Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
- The processing is unlawful, and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject requires them for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Best Nutrition GmbH, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of Best Nutrition GmbH will arrange the restriction of processing.
f) Right to Data Portability Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to receive the personal data concerning them, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format. They have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
To exercise the right to data portability, the data subject can contact an employee of Best Nutrition GmbH at any time.
g) Right to Object Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to object, on grounds relating to their particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Best Nutrition GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
If Best Nutrition GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Best Nutrition GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Best Nutrition GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning them by Best Nutrition GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
To exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee of Best Nutrition GmbH or another employee directly. The data subject is also free to exercise their right to object in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, using automated procedures using technical specifications.
h) Automated Individual Decision-Making, Including Profiling Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, as long as the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is not authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Best Nutrition GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express their point of view, and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise rights concerning automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
i) Right to Withdraw Consent for Data Processing Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation legislator, to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
12. Data Privacy in Applications and Application Processes
The data controller collects and processes personal data of applicants for the purpose of managing the application process. The processing can also take place electronically. This is particularly the case when an applicant submits application documents electronically, for example, via email or through a web form on the website of the data controller. If the data controller enters into an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of managing the employment relationship in compliance with legal regulations. If no employment contract is concluded between the data controller and the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after the rejection decision is communicated, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller oppose such deletion. Another legitimate interest in this sense could be, for example, the need for evidence in a proceeding under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).
13. Data Privacy Policies for the Use of Facebook
The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an online meeting place operated on the internet, where users can communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing opinions and experiences or for providing personal or business-related information. Among other features, Facebook allows users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos, and connect through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If an affected person lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller responsible for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins can be accessed at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of the specific subpage of our website visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our website which specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing, and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what settings Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
14. Data Privacy Policies for the Use of Google Analytics (with Anonymization Function)
The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analytics service collects data about which website a data subject has come to our website from (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which period of time a subpage was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The data controller uses the "_gat._anonymizeIp" add-on for web analytics via Google Analytics. By means of this add-on, the IP address of the data subject's Internet connection is shortened and anonymized by Google when accessing our websites from a member state of the European Union or another contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide us with online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.
Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/intl/en_en/analytics/.
15. Data Privacy Policies for the Use of Google AdWords
The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords enables an advertiser to predefine specific keywords, through which an ad will only be displayed in Google search engine results when a user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, ads are distributed on topic-relevant websites using an automated algorithm and based on predefined keywords.
The operator of Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine, as well as displaying external advertisements on our website.
If an affected person accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the affected person's information technology system by Google. The term "cookies" has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the affected person. The conversion cookie is used, if it has not yet expired, to track whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, were accessed on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether an affected person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, meaning whether they completed or aborted a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. We then use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who were referred to us through AdWords ads, i.e., to determine the success or failure of each AdWords ad, and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers using Google AdWords receive information from Google that could identify the affected person.
Personal information, such as the web pages visited by the affected person, is stored using the conversion cookie. Each time the affected person visits our web pages, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the affected person, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the affected person. In addition, cookies that have already been set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time using the internet browser or other software programs.
Furthermore, the affected person has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the affected person must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
16. Data Privacy Policies for the Use of Instagram
The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform, allowing users to share photos and videos and to further distribute such data on other social networks.
The operating company of Instagram's services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
With each access to an individual page of this website operated by the data controller and on which an Instagram component (Insta-Button) has been integrated, the internet browser on the affected person's information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding Instagram component. In the context of this technical process, Instagram gains knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the affected person.
If the affected person is simultaneously logged into Instagram, Instagram recognizes with each visit to our website by the affected person and for the entire duration of their stay on our website, which specific subpage the affected person visits. This information is collected by the Instagram component and attributed by Instagram to the affected person's respective Instagram account. If the affected person clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are attributed to the affected person's personal Instagram user account and are stored and processed by Instagram.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component whenever the affected person has visited our website, provided that the affected person is simultaneously logged into Instagram at the time of accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the affected person clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the affected person does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent this transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before accessing our website.
For more information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram, please refer to https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
17. Payment Method: Data Privacy Policies for PayPal as a Payment Method
The data controller has integrated components of PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. Additionally, PayPal offers the option to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not hold a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed through an email address, which is why there is no conventional account number. PayPal enables online payments to be initiated to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also assumes trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the affected person selects "PayPal" as the payment option during the order process in our online shop, data of the affected person is automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the affected person consents to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal usually includes first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. Also necessary for processing the purchase contract are such personal data that are related to the respective order.
The transmission of the data serves the purpose of payment processing and fraud prevention. The data controller will transmit personal data to PayPal, especially if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the data controller may be transmitted to credit reporting agencies by PayPal. This transmission aims at identity and creditworthiness checks.
PayPal may also share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary for fulfilling contractual obligations or processing the data on behalf.
The affected person has the possibility to revoke consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. Revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used, or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal can be accessed at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
18. Payment Method: Data Privacy Policies for Sofortüberweisung as a Payment Method
The data controller has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure through which the online merchant receives immediate payment confirmation. This enables the merchant to deliver goods, services, or downloads to the customer immediately after the order.
The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
If the affected person selects "Sofortüberweisung" as the payment option during the order process in our online shop, data of the affected person is automatically transmitted to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the affected person consents to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing.
During the purchase process via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. After technical verification of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account coverage, Sofortüberweisung initiates a transfer to the online merchant. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatedly communicated to the online merchant.
The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung includes first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The transmission of the data serves the purpose of payment processing and fraud prevention. The data controller will transmit other personal data to Sofortüberweisung if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. Personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the data controller may be transmitted to credit reporting agencies by Sofortüberweisung. This transmission aims at identity and creditworthiness checks.
Sofortüberweisung may also share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary for fulfilling contractual obligations or processing the data on behalf.
The affected person has the possibility to revoke consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis Sofortüberweisung. Revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used, or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be accessed at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.
19. Legal Basis for Processing
Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1)(d) of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).
20. Legitimate Interests Pursued by the Controller or a Third Party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.
21. Duration for Which the Personal Data Will Be Stored
The criteria for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.
22. Legal or Contractual Provisions Regarding the Provision of Personal Data; Necessity for the Conclusion of the Contract; Obligation of the Data Subject to Provide the Personal Data; Possible Consequences of Failure to Provide
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g., information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company enters into a contract with them. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of not providing the personal data.
23. Existence of Automated Decision-Making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.