Privacy

Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General Notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. Detailed information on data protection can be found in our privacy policy below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Your contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected by providing us with it. For example, this can be data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or with your consent when visiting the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have with respect to your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request the rectification or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to the processing of data, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request, in certain circumstances, the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You shall also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on data protection.

Third-party analytics tools and tools

When you visit this website, your browsing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programmes.

Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

External hosting

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. These may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated through a website.

The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract to our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our Hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and will follow our instructions with regard to this data.

We use the following hosters:

1blu AG
Power Road 1-5
10555 Berlin

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our hoster.

Cloudflare

We use the “Cloudflare” service. The provider is Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereinafter “Cloudflare”).

Cloudflare offers a globally distributed content delivery network with DNS. Technically, the transfer of information between your browser and our website is routed over the Network of Cloudflare. This enables Cloudflare to analyze traffic between your browser and our website and serve as a filter between our servers and potentially malicious traffic from the Internet. Cloudflare may also use cookies or other technologies to recognize Internet users, but these are used solely for the purpose described herein.

The use of Cloudflare is based on our legitimate interest in the most error-free and secure provision of our website (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.cloudflare.com/media/pdf/cloudflare-customer-dpa.pdf.

For more information on Cloudflare security and privacy, please visit https://www.cloudflare.com/privacypolicy/.

Conclusion of a contract for order processing

In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded a contract for order processing with Cloudflare.

3. General notes and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) may have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The data controller on this website is:

The O’Reillys and the Paddyhats GbR
South Street 7
58285 Gevelsberg

Phone: 0160 / 36 222 74
Email: info@paddyhats.de

The controller is the natural or legal person who decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage time

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for the data processing is no longer established. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to the processing of data, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible grounds for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion shall take place after the abolition of these grounds.

Note on data transfer to the USA

Our website includes tools from companies based in the United States. When these tools are active, your personal information may be shared with the U.S. servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the US is not a safe third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. U.S. companies are required to disclose personal information to security agencies without you, as a person concerned, being able to take legal action against it. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE AT ALL TIMES THE RIGHT TO BE THE RIGHT TO BE FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA DISCENDMENT; THIS GILT ALSO FOR A PROFILING ON THIS DETERMINATIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU ARE RESIDE, WE WILL NOT MORE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA, IT IS FOR, WE CAN BE RECOMMENDED FOR THE PROCESSING THAT YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS ARE OR THE PROCESSING OF THE RIGHT OF RIGHT RIGHTS (DISCLAIMER TO ART. 21 ABS. 1 GDPR).

WILL BE PERSONAL DATA TO USE FOR DIRECT USE, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT, AT ALL TIMES AGAINST THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE PERSONAL DATA; THIS GILT ALSO FOR THE PROFILING, SO FAR IT WITH THE DIRECT APPLICATION IN CONNECTION. IF YOU ARE CONTACTING, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL NOT BE USED MORE TO THE PURPOSE OF THE DIRECT PROTECTION (SUMMARY TO ART. 21 ABS. 2 GDPR).

Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement. The right to appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically processed on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by changing the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock icon in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and rectification

Within the scope of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data has been/happens unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
  • If you have an objection under Article 21(0) of the 1 GDPR, a balance must be made between your interests and our interests. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may be processed, except for its storage, only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to promotional e-mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby objected to. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, e.g. by spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our websites use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically deletes them.

In some cases, cookies from third parties may also be stored on your device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services provided by the third-party company (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertisements.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you wish to use (functional cookies, e.g. for shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are calculated on the basis of Article 6 paragraph. 1 lit. f GDPR unless otherwise stated. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR); consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and enable the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. When disabling cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Insofar as cookies are used by third parties 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.

Cookie consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses the cookie-consent technology of Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document them in compliance with data protection. The supplier of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you give or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data will not be passed on to the provider of Borlabs Cookie.

The collected data is stored until you ask us to delete it or delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or the purpose for data storage is omitted. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

The Use of Borlabs Cookie Consent Technology is used to obtain the legally required consents for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6(0). 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR.

Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing machine
  • Time of server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(3). 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.

Contact

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the request form, including the contact details you provide there, will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(4) of the European Data Protection.35 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been queried.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.

Request by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including any personal data (name, request) resulting from it, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not share this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(4) of the European Data Protection.35 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the enquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been queried.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage is omitted (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions, in particular statutory retention periods, remain unaffected.

5. Social media

Facebook Plugins (Like & Share Button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook are integrated on this website. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the collected data will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on this website. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE.

When you visit this website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of this website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Facebook. For more information, see Facebook’s privacy policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to this website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

The use of the Facebook plugins is based on Art. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility on social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(0). 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the US 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 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

Instagram Plugin

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These features are offered by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland integrated.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the contents of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not receive any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data as well as their use by Instagram.

The storage and analysis of the data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(3). 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility on social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(0). 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the US 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.

For more information, see Instagram’s privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

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 analyse the behaviour of website visitors. In this case, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of stay, operating systems used and origin of the user. Google may aggregate this data into a profile that is assigned to the respective user or device.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Article 6(3) of the Analysis Tool. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. This will shorten your IP address from Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transferred to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, comcompile 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 within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

For more information on how to handle user data at Google Analytics, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographics of Google Analytics

This website uses the “Demographics” feature of Google Analytics to display suitable advertisements for website visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows you to create reports that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of page visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be associated with 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 “Opposition to data collection”.

Storage time

User-level and event-level data stored by Google that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de

Facebook Pixel

This website uses Facebook’s visitor action pixels to measure the conversion of the visitor action. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the collected data will also be transferred to the USA and other third countries.

This allows the behavior of page visitors to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook ads to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising measures.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website, we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook data usage policy. This allows Facebook to run ads on Facebook sites as well as outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as a site operator.

The use of Facebook pixels is based on Art. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising activities including social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the US 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 and https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

You can find further information on protecting your privacy in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You can also turn off the Custom Audiences remarketing feature in the Ad Settings section under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising from Facebook on the Website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require you to provide an e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the sending of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is carried out exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data stored by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you are sent out of the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after the newsletter has been unsubscribed. Data stored for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

After you have left the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored in a blacklist with us or the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

Mailchimp

This website uses MailChimp’s services to send newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

MailChimp is a service that can be used to organize and analyze newsletters, among other things. When you enter information for the purpose of receiving a newsletter (e.g. e-mail address), it is stored on MailChimp’s servers in the United States.

With the help of MailChimp, we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file (web-beacon) contained in the email connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows you to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked if necessary. It also collects technical information (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of recipients.

If you do not want an analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly from the website.

The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data stored by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you are sent out of the newsletter and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after the newsletter has been unsubscribed. Data stored for other purposes remain unaffected by this.

Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/#9._Jurisdiction-Specific_Terms.

After you have left the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored in a blacklist with us or the newsletter service provider in order to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

For more information, please refer to MailChimp’s privacy policy at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Conclusion of a data processing agreement

We have entered into a so-called “data processing agreement” with MailChimp in which we oblige MailChimp to protect our customers’ data and not to disclose it to third parties.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube with enhanced privacy

This website integrates videos from YouTube. The site is operated by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in advanced privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode does not allow YouTube to store information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily exclude the transfer of data to YouTube partners. This way, youTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network, regardless of whether you’re watching a video.

As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection is made to the servers of YouTube. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube can store various cookies on your device or use similar recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can receive information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve usability and prevent fraud.

If necessary, after starting a YouTube video, further data processing operations may be triggered, over which we have no influence.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(c). 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(0). 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about youTube’s privacy policy, see their privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to provide uniform appearance of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into their browser cache to display text and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This will inform Google that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform representation of the typeface on its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Font Awesome

This page uses Font Awesome for the uniform representation of fonts and symbols. The provider is Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road Apartment 3R, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

When you visit a page, your browser loads the required fonts into their browser cache to display text, fonts, and icons correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Font Awesome servers. This will make Font Awesome aware that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Font Awesome is based on Art. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the uniform representation of the typeface on our website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support Font Awesome, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Font Awesome, see Font Awesome’s privacy policy at: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This page uses the map service Google Maps. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to and stored by a Google server in the USA. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and in an easy search of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6(c). 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(0). 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transfer to the US is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/ and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/gdprcontrollerterms/sccs/.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on this website. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

the aim of reCAPTCHA is to verify that data entry on this website (e.g. in a contact form) is carried out by a human being or by an automated program. To this end, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, duration of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Site visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(3). 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and spam. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing shall be carried out exclusively on the basis of Article 6(0). 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy and Google Terms of Use at the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de and https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=de.

Spotify

Features of the music service Spotify are integrated on this website. The provider is Spotify AB, Birger Jarlsgatan 61, 113 56 Stockholm in Sweden. The Spotify plugins can be identified by the green logo on this website. An overview of the Spotify plugins can be found at: https://developer.spotify.com.

This allows a direct connection between your browser and the Spotify server when you visit this website via the plugin. Spotify receives the information that you have visited this website with your IP address. If you click on the Spotify button while you are logged into your Spotify account, you can link the contents of this website to your Spotify profile. This allows Spotify to associate your visit to this website with your user account.

We would like to point out that cookies are used by Google Analytics when using Spotify, so that your usage data can also be passed on to Google when using Spotify. Google Analytics is a tool of the Google Group for the analysis of user behavior based in the USA. Spotify is solely responsible for this integration. As a website operator, we have no influence on this processing.

The storage and analysis of the data is carried out on the basis of Article 6(3). 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the appealing acoustic design of its website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 1 lit. a GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information, see Spotify’s privacy policy: https://www.spotify.com/de/legal/privacy-policy/.

If you do not want Spotify to be able to associate your visit to this website with your Spotify user account, please log out of your Spotify account.