This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) in the context of the provision of our services and within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it as well as external online presences, such as e.g. our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “person responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Retronic Vertriebs GmbH
Phone: +49 (0) 40 589 744-0
Link to imprint: https://retronic.de/en/imprint/
Types of data processed
– Inventory data (e.g., personal master data, names or addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone 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 data subjects
Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as “users”).
Purpose of processing
– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
– Safety measures.
– Reach measurement/marketing
“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 means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.
“Pseudonymization” 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 the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.
The “responsible person” is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. For users from the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.
The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which it was collected is determined by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR) is determined according to the specifications of Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR.
We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.
Cooperation with processors, joint controllers and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required to fulfill the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
If we disclose or transmit data to other companies in our group of companies, or otherwise grant them access, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that corresponds to the legal requirements.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or this within the scope of using third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other persons or companies If this happens, this will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to express consent or contractually required transmission, we only process or leave the data in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, which include US processors certified under the “Privacy Shield” or on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligations through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Articles 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission).
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.
You have accordingly. In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively to request a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.
You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements and to request that they be transmitted to other responsible parties.
You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future.
Right to object
You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. “Permanent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. “Third-party cookies” are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of “first-party cookies”).
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser’s system settings. 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.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements or their processing will be restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your participation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
In addition, we process
– Contract data (e.g. subject matter, term, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
We process our customers’ data as part of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic advice, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.
In doing so, we process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject of the contract, term), payment data (e.g., Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (e.g. in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, interested parties and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of the processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal bases for the processing result from Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR (contractual services), Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR (analysis, statistics, optimisation, security measures). We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Article 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than the order-related purposes.
We delete the data after the statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired. the need to keep the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, according to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB, 10 years, according to § 147 paragraph 1 AO). In the case of data disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “contractual partners”) in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.
The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g. services used, contract content, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history).
In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data that is required to justify and fulfill the contractual services and point out the need to provide them if this is not evident to the contractual partner. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only take place if required under a contract. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.
When using our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c). GDPR.
The data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or legal duties of care or to deal with any warranty and comparable obligations, with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.
Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data as part of administrative tasks and the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The basis of processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information given in these processing activities.
We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants such as tax consultants or auditors as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.
Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information on suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of later contact. We store this mostly company-related data permanently.
Business analysis and market research
In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, the wishes of contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR, whereby the persons concerned include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.
The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of the registered users with information, e.g. on the services they have used. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the economic efficiency. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized values.
If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or made anonymous upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Otherwise, the overall business analyzes and general trend determinations are created anonymously if possible.
Google Cloud Services
We use the cloud and cloud software services offered by Google (so-called software as a service, e.g. Google Suite) for the following purposes: document storage and administration, calendar management, e-mailing, spreadsheets and presentations, exchange of documents, content and information with specified recipients or publication of web pages, forms or other content and information, as well as chatting and participating in audio and video conferences.
The personal data of the users are processed here, insofar as these become part of the documents and content processed within the described services or are part of communication processes. This can include, for example, master data and contact details of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their content. Google also processes usage data and metadata used by Google for security purposes and service optimization.
As part of the use of publicly accessible documents, websites or other content, Google can store cookies on the user’s computer for the purposes of web analysis or to remember user settings.
We use the Google Cloud services on the basis of our legitimate interests in efficient and secure administration and collaboration processes in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Furthermore, the processing takes place on the basis of an order processing contract with Google (https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms).
You can find further information in Google’s data protection declaration (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) and the security instructions for Google Cloud services (https://cloud.google.com/security/privacy/). You can object to the processing of your data in the Google Cloud in accordance with the legal requirements. Otherwise, the deletion of the data within Google’s cloud services is determined by the other processing processes in which the data is processed (e.g. deletion of data no longer required for contractual purposes or storage of data required for tax purposes).
Google Cloud services are provided by Google Ireland Limited. Insofar as transmission to the USA takes place, we refer to the certification of Google USA under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000000001L5AAI&status=Active) and standard protection clauses (https://cloud.google. com/terms/data-processing-terms).
Data protection information in the application process
We process the applicant data only for the purpose and as part of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The applicant data is processed to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations within the scope of the application process within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b. GDPR Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR if the data processing is necessary for us, e.g. in the context of legal proceedings (in Germany § 26 BDSG also applies).
The application process requires that applicants provide us with the applicant data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data is marked, otherwise it results from the job descriptions and basically includes personal information, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae 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 type and scope set out in this data protection declaration.
Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated as part of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severe disability or ethnic origin) . Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants as part of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR (e.g. health data if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession are).
If made available, applicants can send us their applications using an online form on our website. The data is transmitted to us in encrypted form using state-of-the-art technology.
Applicants can also send us their applications via email. However, we ask you to note that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend using an online form or sending it by post. Because instead of applying via the online form and e-mail, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post.
In the event of a successful application, the data provided by the applicants can be processed by us for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the data of the applicants will be deleted. The applicants’ data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time.
The deletion takes place, subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, after a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions about the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations.
Comments and Posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be stored for 7 days on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This is for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Furthermore, we reserve the right to process user information for the purpose of spam detection on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
The personal information provided in the comments and posts, any contact and website information as well as the content will be stored by us permanently until the user objects.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users with their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain information on the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the user’s consent, we store the time of registration along with the IP address of the user and delete this information if the user unsubscribes from the subscription.
You can cancel receiving our subscription at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.
Retrieving profile pictures from Gravatar
We use the Gravatar service from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offering and in particular in the blog.
Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile has been saved for it. This is the sole purpose of sending the email address and it will not be used for any other purpose, but will be deleted afterwards.
Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, since we use Gravatar to offer the authors of contributions and comments the opportunity to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.
By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. Further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in Automattic’s data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
If users do not want an avatar linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if the user does not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system.
Retrieval of emojis and smilies
The emojis are used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user for processing the contact request and its processing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. (in the context of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 (1) lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed get saved.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review necessity every two years; Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.
Hosting and email delivery
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in making this online offer available efficiently and securely in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).
Collection of access data and log files
We, or our hosting provider, collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .
Log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus, for example, integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, reference is made to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
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 other services related to the use of this online offer and internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is 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 USA and shortened there.
The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; In addition, users can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools .google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection against data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website: Disable Google Analytics
You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
If we ask the user for their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO).
We have concluded an order data processing contract with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the point “Objection to data collection”.
As far as data is processed in the USA, we would like to point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby guarantees compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active) .
You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google’s data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings. google.com/authenticated).
The personal data of the users will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.
Google Universal Analytics
We use Google Analytics in the form of “universal analytics”. “Universal Analytics” refers to a Google Analytics process in which the user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user is created with information from the use of different devices (so-called “cross-device tracking”). .
Target group building with Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to only display the ads placed within the advertising services of Google and its partners to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products, which are based on the visited website). websites are determined), which we transmit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics audiences”). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads correspond to the potential interests of users.
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services there.
We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for users, for example because it could make it more difficult to enforce user rights. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they undertake to comply with the data protection standards of the EU.
Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created from user behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the usage behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the usage profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
The processing of the personal data of the users takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in effective information of the users and communication with the users in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for their consent to the data processing described above, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7 GDPR.
For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibility of objection (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information from the providers.
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.
Integration of third-party services and content
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) in order to improve their content and Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
We embed videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the function for detecting bots, e.g. when making entries in online forms (“ReCaptcha”) from the provider GGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Typekit fonts from Adobe
On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use external “Typekit” fonts from the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4 -6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).
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