We, mix&match GmbH (hereinafter collectively: “the company“, “we” or “us“) take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like to inform you at this point about data protection in our company.
According to the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679; hereinafter: “GDPR”), there are obligations to ensure the protection of personal data of the data subject (we also address you as data subject hereinafter with “customer”, “user”, “you”, “you” or “data subject”).
Insofar as we decide either alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of data processing, this includes above all the obligation to inform you transparently about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing (cf. Articles 13 and 14 DS-GVO). With this statement (hereinafter: “Privacy Notice“), we inform you about the manner in which your personal data is processed by us.
Our data protection notices have a modular structure. It consists of a general part for any processing of personal data and processing situations that come into play each time a website is called up (A. General) and a special part, the content of which relates in each case only to the processing situation specified there with the designation of the respective offer or product, in particular the visit to websites as detailed here (B. Visit to websites).
Following the example of Art. 4 of the GDPR, this privacy notice is based on the following definitions:
-Personal data” (Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR) means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). A person is identifiable if he or she can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, an online identifier, location data or by means of information relating to his or her physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity characteristics. The identifiability can also be given by means of a linkage of such information or other additional knowledge. The origin, form or embodiment of the information is irrelevant (photographs, video or audio recordings may also contain personal data).
-Processing” (Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR) means any operation which involves the handling of personal data, whether or not by automated (i.e. technology-based) means. This includes, in particular, the collection (i.e., acquisition), recording, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment, combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data, as well as the change of a purpose or intended use on which a data processing was originally based.
– “Controller” (Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO) 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.
“Processor” (Art. 4 No. 8 DS-GVO) is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller, in particular in accordance with the controller’s instructions (e.g. IT service provider). In particular, a processor is not a third party in the sense of data protection law.
– “Third Party” (Art. 4 No. 10 DS-GVO) means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the Data Subject, the Controller, the Processor and the persons who are authorized to process the Personal Data under the direct responsibility of the Controller or Processor; this also includes other group-affiliated legal entities.
-Consent” (Art. 4 No. 11 GDPR) means any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
- Name and address of the controller
We are the controller for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO:
For further information on our company, please refer to the imprint details on our website [https://getcheex.com/imprint/].
- Contact details of the data protection officer
Our company data protection officer is available at all times to answer any questions you may have and to act as your contact person on the subject of data protection at our company. His contact details are:
advokIT Data protection
Weißmann Data Protection GmbH
55543 Bad Kreuznach
- Legal bases of data processing
By law, in principle, any processing of personal data is prohibited and only permitted if the data processing falls under one of the following justifications:
-Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO (“consent”): Where the data subject has voluntarily, in an informed manner and unambiguously indicated by a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her for one or more specified purposes;
-Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b DS-GVO: If the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or for the performance of pre-contractual measures taken at the request of the data subject;
-Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DS-GVO: If processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject (e.g. a legal obligation to preserve records);
-Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. d DS-GVO: If the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
-Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. e DS-GVO: Where processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller, or
-Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO (“Legitimate Interests”): When processing is necessary to protect the legitimate (in particular legal or economic) interests of the controller or a third party, unless the conflicting interests or rights of the data subject override (in particular if the data subject is a minor).
For the processing operations carried out by us, we indicate below the applicable legal basis in each case. A processing operation may also be based on several legal bases.
General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website
- Data deletion and storage duration
For the processing operations carried out by us, we indicate below in each case how long the data will be stored by us and when it will be deleted or blocked. Unless an explicit storage period is specified below, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose or legal basis for the storage no longer applies. In principle, your data will only be stored on our servers in the European Economic Area (EEA), subject to any transfer that may take place in accordance with the provisions in A.(7) and A.(8).
However, storage may take place beyond the specified time in the event of a (threatened) legal dispute with you or other legal proceedings, or if storage is provided for by legal regulations to which we as the responsible party are subject. If the storage period prescribed by the legal regulations expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted, unless further storage by us is necessary and there is a legal basis for this.
- Data security
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. TSL encryption for our website), taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purpose of the processing, as well as the existing risks of a data breach (including its probability and impact) for the data subject. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
- Cooperation with processors
We use external domestic and foreign service providers to process our business transactions (e.g. for the areas of IT, logistics, telecommunications and marketing). They only act on our instructions and are contractually obligated to comply with the data protection provisions in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO.
If personal data from you is passed on by us to our subsidiaries or is passed on to us by our subsidiaries (e.g. for advertising purposes), this is done on the basis of existing order processing relationships.
- Requirements for the transfer of personal data to third countries
In the course of our business relationships, your personal data may be transferred or disclosed to third party companies. These may also be located outside the EEA, i.e. in third countries. Such processing takes place exclusively for the fulfillment of contractual and business obligations and to maintain your business relationship with us. We will inform you about the respective details of the transfer in the following at the relevant points.
Some third countries are certified by the European Commission as having a level of data protection comparable to the EEA standard through so-called adequacy decisions (a list of these countries and a copy of the adequacy decisions can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.html). However, in other third countries to which personal data may be transferred, there may not be a consistently high level of data protection due to a lack of legal provisions. If this is the case, we ensure that data protection is adequately guaranteed. This is possible through binding company regulations, standard contractual clauses of the European Commission for the protection of personal data, certificates or recognized codes of conduct.
- No obligation to provide personal data
We do not make the conclusion of contracts with us dependent on you providing us with personal data in advance. As a customer, you are under no legal or contractual obligation to provide us with your personal data; however, we may only be able to provide certain services to a limited extent or not at all if you do not provide the necessary data. If this should exceptionally be the case in the context of the products we offer presented below, you will be informed of this separately.
- Legal obligation to transmit certain data
We may be subject to a specific legal or statutory obligation to provide the lawfully processed personal data to third parties, in particular public bodies (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DS-GVO).
- Your rights
You can assert your rights as a data subject regarding your processed personal data at any time by contacting us using the contact details provided at the beginning of A.(2). You have the right as a data subject:
-In accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO, you may request information about your data processed by us. In particular, you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;
-In accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand the correction of incorrect or the completion of your data stored by us without delay;
-In accordance with Art. 17 DS-GVO, you may request the deletion of your data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
-In accordance with Art. 18 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data, insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you or the processing is unlawful;
-according to Art. 20 DS-GVO to receive your data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another controller (“data portability”);
-according to Art. 21 DS-GVO your right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 DS-GVO), provided that the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. e or lit. f DS-GVO. This is particularly the case if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you. Unless it is an objection to direct marketing, when exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will review the merits of the case and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate grounds on the basis of which we will continue the processing;
-In accordance with Art. 7 (3) DS-GVO, you have the right to revoke your consent – i.e. your voluntary, informed and unambiguous declaration or other unambiguous affirmative action that you agree to the processing of the personal data in question for one or more specific purposes – at any time, if you have given such consent. This has the consequence that we may no longer continue the data processing, which was based on this consent, for the future and
-in accordance with Art. 77 DS-GVO to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data in our company.
- Changes to the privacy notice
In the context of the further development of data protection law as well as technological or organizational changes, our data protection information is regularly reviewed to determine whether it needs to be adapted or supplemented. You will be informed of any changes in particular on our website. This data protection notice is current as of June 2022.
- Website visit
- Explanation of the function
When you visit our websites, personal data may be processed.
- Personal data processed
During the informative use of the websites, the following categories of personal data are collected, stored and processed by us:
Server log files (“log data”)
When you visit our websites, a so-called log data record (so-called server log files) is stored temporarily and anonymously on our web server. This consists of:
- the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL)
- the name and URL of the requested page
- the date and time of the call
- the description of the type, language and version of the web browser used
- the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened so that a personal reference can no longer be established
- the amount of data transferred
- the operating system
- the message whether the call was successful (access status/http status code)
- the GMT time zone difference
Request by e-mail, phone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (e.g. name and inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DS-GVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DS-GVO) if this has been requested.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on this website to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.
For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or in the case of technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, for initiating further contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).
The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer the subscription to our newsletter, with which we inform you about the subject areas mentioned during registration. If you register for our newsletter, the following “newsletter data” will be collected, stored and processed by us:
- the e-mail address
- the date and time of registration and confirmation
We would like to point out that we can evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the aforementioned data and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links contained in the newsletter also contain this ID. The data is collected exclusively pseudonymously, i.e. the IDs are not linked to your other personal data.
Handling of applicant data
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail, post or via online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be carried out in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.
If you send us an application, we will process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Section 26 BDSG-neu under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of Section 26 BDSG-neu and Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship.
Data retention period
If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application).
The data is then deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. Retention serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for continued storage no longer applies.
A longer storage can also take place if you have given a corresponding consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO) or if legal storage obligations oppose the deletion.
Inclusion in the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, it may be possible to include you in our applicant pool. In the event of inclusion, all documents and details from the application will be transferred to the applicant pool in order to contact you in the event of suitable vacancies.
Inclusion in the applicant pool takes place exclusively on the basis of your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO). The submission of the consent is voluntary and is not related to the current application process.
The data subject may revoke his/her consent at any time. In this case, the data will be irrevocably deleted from the applicant pool, unless there are legal reasons for retention.
- Purpose and legal basis of data processing
We process the personal data described in more detail above in accordance with the provisions of the DS-GVO, the other relevant data protection regulations and only to the extent necessary. Insofar as the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO, the aforementioned purposes also represent our legitimate interests.
The processing of the log data serves statistical purposes and the improvement of the quality of our website, in particular the stability and security of the connection (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO).
The newsletter data is processed for the purpose of sending the newsletter. When registering for our newsletter, you consent to the processing of your personal data (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO). For the registration to our newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, if necessary, to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data. You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can declare the revocation by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the e-mail address stated there.
- Duration of data processing
Third parties engaged by us will store your data on their systems for as long as is necessary in connection with the provision of services for us in accordance with the respective order.
- Transfer of personal data to third parties; basis for justification
The following categories of recipients, which are usually processors (see A.(7)), may receive access to your personal data:
-service providers for the operation of our website and the processing of data stored or transmitted by the systems (e.g. for data center services, payment processing, IT security). The legal basis for the transfer is then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO, insofar as it does not involve order processors;
-State agencies/authorities, insofar as this is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation. The legal basis for the disclosure is then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DS-GVO;
-Persons appointed to carry out our business operations (e.g. auditors, banks, insurance companies, legal advisors, supervisory authorities, parties involved in company acquisitions or the establishment of joint ventures). The legal basis for the disclosure is then Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO.
For the guarantees of an adequate level of data protection in the event of a transfer of the data to third countries, see A.(8).
In addition, we will only disclose your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO or if it is necessary due to the contract with you in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO.
- Cookies and similar technologies
So-called “cookies” and comparable recognition technologies may be used on our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to the browser you are using and stored on your hard drive by means of a characteristic character string and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer and therefore cannot cause any damage. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective, i.e. more pleasant for you.
Cookies can contain data that makes it possible to recognize the device used. In some cases, however, cookies only contain information about certain settings that are not personally identifiable. However, cookies cannot directly identify a user.
A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. With regard to their function, a distinction is made between cookies:
- Necessary or essential cookies (technical cookies) : These are mandatory to move around the website, use basic functions and ensure the security of the website; they do not collect information about you for marketing purposes, nor do they store which web pages you have visited;
- Functional cookies : Cookies that collect user data to provide convenient website functions, e.g. for displaying a video.
- Analysis Cookies (Performance Cookies): These collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and, for example, whether errors occur during website use; they do not collect information that could identify you – all information collected is anonymous and is used only to improve our website and find out what interests our users;
- Marketing cookies (advertising cookies, targeting cookies): These are used to offer the website user tailored advertising on the website or third-party offers and to measure the effectiveness of these offers; advertising and targeting cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months;
Necessary cookies are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) DS-GVO to provide our users with a fast, secure and stable website.
If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable technologies has been requested, processing is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.
Unless consent is requested or another legal basis is specified, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of our services.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you about this separately within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.
- Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to embed tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, does not store cookies and does not perform any independent analyses. It only serves to manage and play out the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager collects your IP address, which may also be transferred to Google’s parent company in the United States.
The use of Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a fast and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on his website. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
- Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. In doing so, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, dwell time, operating systems used and the origin of the user. This data is summarized in a user ID and assigned to the respective end device of the website visitor.
Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Furthermore, Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to supplement the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The use of this service is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of this service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO; the website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
We use Google signals. When you visit our website, Google Analytics collects, among other things, your location, search history and YouTube history, as well as demographic data (visitor data). This data can be used for personalized advertising with the help of Google signal. If you have a Google account, Google Signal’s visitor data is linked to your Google account and used for personalized advertising messages. The data is also used to create anonymized statistics on the user behavior of our users.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics to display suitable advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from 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 shown in the item “Objection to data collection”.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics E-commerce Measurement
This website uses the “e-commerce measurement” function of Google Analytics. With the help of e-commerce measurement, the website operator can analyze the purchasing behavior of website visitors to improve its online marketing campaigns. This involves recording information such as orders placed, average order values, shipping costs and the time from viewing to purchasing a product. This data can be summarized by Google under a transaction ID, which is assigned to the respective user or his device.
- Adobe Fonts
This website uses web fonts from Adobe for the uniform display of certain fonts. The provider is Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe).
When you call up this website, your browser loads the required fonts directly from Adobe so that they can be displayed correctly on your terminal device. In doing so, your browser establishes a connection to Adobe’s servers in the USA. This enables Adobe to know that your IP address has been used to access this website. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored when the fonts are provided.
The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.
For more information about Adobe Fonts, visit: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html.
This website uses Hotjar. The provider is Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe (website: https://www.hotjar.com).
Hotjar is a tool for analyzing your user behavior on this website. With Hotjar, we can record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Hotjar can also determine how long you have remained with the mouse pointer on a certain place. From this information, Hotjar creates so-called heat maps, which can be used to determine which website areas are viewed preferentially by the website visitor.
Furthermore, we can determine how long you stayed on a page and when you left it. We can also determine at which point you abandoned your entries in a contact form (so-called conversion funnels).
In addition, Hotjar can be used to obtain direct feedback from website visitors. This function serves to improve the website operator’s web offerings.
Hotjar uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or use of device fingerprinting).
Insofar as consent has been obtained, the aforementioned service is used exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If no consent has been obtained, the use of this service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO; the website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
If you wish to disable data collection by Hotjar, click on the following link and follow the instructions there: https://www.hotjar.com/policies/do-not-track/
Please note that disabling Hotjar must be done separately for each browser or device.
We have concluded a contract on order processing (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
- Google Ads
The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Ads enables us to display advertisements in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when the user enters certain search terms on Google (keyword targeting). Furthermore, targeted advertisements can be played on the basis of user data available at Google (e.g. location data and interests) (target group targeting). As the website operator, we can evaluate this data quantitatively by analyzing, for example, which search terms led to the display of our advertisements and how many ads resulted in corresponding clicks.
The use of this service is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
For the multilingualism of our website we use the program Polylang. Polylang is a product of WP SYNTEX, 28, rue Jean Sebastien Bach, 38090 Villefontaine, France
Cookies from Polylang are set exclusively to recognize and record the language used or selected by the user.
- eCommerce and payment providers
- Processing of customer and contract data
We collect, process and use personal customer and contractual data for the purpose of establishing, defining the content of and amending our contractual relationships. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of this website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship and expiration of any existing legal retention periods. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer upon conclusion of a contract for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary for the processing of the contract, for example, to the credit institution entrusted with the processing of payments.
A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DS-GVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
- Payment services
We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) is processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of processing the payment. For these transactions, the respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective providers apply. The use of the payment service providers is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO is the legal basis for data processing; consents can be revoked at any time for the future.
Epoch EU Limited
On this website we offer you different payment options. Processing is generally done through Epoch EU Limited (“Epoch”), 10 E. Pearl Avenue, Suite 200
PO Box 1172 Jackson, WY 83001.
Epoch is a global provider of online billing services. Epoch helps us process credit cards, debit cards and a variety of other payment types. The solution includes a state-of-the-art payment gateway, the ability to offer one-time and recurring billing, and secure and protected data storage.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Epoch.
The transfer of your data to Epoch is based on your contract with us pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO (processing for the performance of a contract).
The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.
Instant bank transfer
The provider of this payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter “Sofort GmbH”). With the help of the “Sofortüberweisung” procedure, we receive a payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH in real time and can immediately begin to fulfill our obligations. If you have chosen the payment method “Sofortüberweisung”, you transmit the PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH, with which it can log into your online banking account. After logging in, Sofort GmbH automatically checks your account balance and carries out the transfer to us using the TAN you have transmitted. It then immediately sends us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, it also automatically checks your turnover, the credit line of the overdraft facility and the existence of other accounts and their balances. In addition to the PIN and the TAN, the payment data you have entered as well as data about yourself are also transmitted to Sofort GmbH. The personal data is your first and last name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, IP address and, if necessary, other data required for payment processing. The transmission of this data is necessary to establish your identity beyond doubt and to prevent fraud attempts. Details on payment with Sofortüberweisung can be found in the following links: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.
- Our social media presences
- Data processing through social networks
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The social networks used by us in detail can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media presences triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection. In detail:
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DS-GVO. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DS-GVO).
Responsible person and assertion of rights
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
- Social networks in detail
We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.
We have a profile on Instagram. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.
Data transfer to non-secure third countries is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.tiktok.com/legal/privacy-policy?lang=de.
Elements of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. The provider of this service is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.
An overview of Facebook social media elements can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.
Insofar as consent has been obtained, the above-mentioned service is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Insofar as no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in social media.
Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook. The processing by Facebook that takes place after the onward transfer is not part of the joint responsibility. The obligations incumbent on us jointly have been set out in a joint processing agreement. The text of the agreement can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the privacy information when using the Facebook tool and for the privacy-secure implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of Facebook products. You can assert data subject rights (e.g., requests for information) regarding data processed by Facebook directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum, https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381 and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
We also use the instant messaging service Snapchat. The service provider is the American company Snap Inc, 2772 Donald Douglas Loop N, Santa Monica (HQ), CA, USA.
Snapchat also processes data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that according to the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for the transfer of data to the USA. This may be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.
As a basis for data processing with recipients located in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or a data transfer there, Snapchat uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 DSGVO). These clauses oblige Snapchat to comply with the EU level of data protection when processing relevant data outside the EU. These clauses are based on an implementing decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the clauses here, among other places: https://ec.europa.eu/germany/news/20210604-datentransfers-eu_de.
- Audio and video conferencing
- Data processing
Among other tools, we use online conferencing tools to communicate with our customers. The tools we use in detail are listed below. If you communicate with us via video or audio conference via the Internet, your personal data will be collected and processed by us and the provider of the respective conference tool.
The conference tools thereby collect all data that you provide/enter to use the tools (e-mail address and/or your telephone number). Furthermore, the conference tools process the duration of the conference, start and end (time) of participation in the conference, number of participants and other “context information” related to the communication process (metadata).
Furthermore, the provider of the tool processes all technical data required to handle online communication. This includes in particular IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, operating system type and version, client version, camera type, microphone or speaker, and the type of connection.
If content is exchanged, uploaded or otherwise made available within the tool, this is also stored on the servers of the tool providers. Such content includes, in particular, cloud recordings, chat/ instant messages, voicemails, uploaded photos and videos, files, whiteboards and other information shared during the use of the service.
Please note that we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the tools used. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider. For further information on data processing by the conference tools, please refer to the data protection statements of the respective tools used, which we have listed below this text.
Purpose and legal basis
The conference tools are used to communicate with prospective or existing contractual partners or to offer certain services to our customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO). Furthermore, the use of the tools serves the general simplification and acceleration of communication with us or our company (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Insofar as consent has been requested, the tools in question are used on the basis of this consent; consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.
The data collected directly by us via the video and conference tools is deleted from our systems as soon as you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected.
We have no influence on the storage period of your data, which is stored by the operators of the conference tools for their own purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the conference tools directly.
- Conference tool(s) used
We use the following conference tool:
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html.
We have concluded a contract on order processing (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.