Privacy Policy

Data Protection

This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the related websites, functions, and content as well as an external online presence, such as our social media profile (see below) collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “responsible”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

RESPONSIBLE

2197 Trouser Leg Road, Springfield, Massachusetts, E-mail: [email protected]

TYPES OF PROCESSED DATA:

– Inventory data (eg, names, addresses).
– Contact details (eg, e-mail, telephone numbers).
– Content data (eg, text input, photographs, videos).
– Usage data (eg, websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (eg, device information, IP addresses).

Categories of Affected Persons

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

Purpose of Processing

– Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
– Safety measures.
– Reach Measurement / Marketing

Used Terms

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

“Processing” means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures, or any such process associated with personal data. The term covers a wide range and covers practically every handling of data.

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

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

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

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

Relevant Legal Bases

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

Safety Measures

We take appropriate technical measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances, and purposes of the processing as well as the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability, and disconnection. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, the erasure of data and the response to data compromise. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development, or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings (Article 25 DSGVO).

Collaboration with Processors and Third Parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this is done only on the basis of a legal permission (eg if transmission of the data to third parties, as required by payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO), you have consented to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, web hosters, etc.).

Insofar as we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Transfers to Third Countries

If we process data in a third country (ie outside America (USA) or the America Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO. This means that the processing takes place eg on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized statement of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (eg

Rights of Data Subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

You have accordingly. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, they have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted without delay, or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You have the right to demand that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other responsible persons.

You have gem. Art. 77 DSGVO the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Withdrawal

You have the right to consent according to. Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future

Right To

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and Right to Object to Direct Mail

Als „Cookies“ werden kleine Dateien bezeichnet, die auf Rechnern der Nutzer gespeichert werden. Innerhalb der Cookies können unterschiedliche Angaben gespeichert werden. Ein Cookie dient primär dazu, die Angaben zu einem Nutzer (bzw. dem Gerät auf dem das Cookie gespeichert ist) während oder auch nach seinem Besuch innerhalb eines Onlineangebotes zu speichern. Als temporäre Cookies, bzw. „Session-Cookies“ oder „transiente Cookies“, werden Cookies bezeichnet, die gelöscht werden, nachdem ein Nutzer ein Onlineangebot verlässt und seinen Browser schließt. In einem solchen Cookie kann z.B. der Inhalt eines Warenkorbs in einem Onlineshop oder ein Login-Status gespeichert werden. Als „permanent“ oder „persistent“ werden Cookies bezeichnet, die auch nach dem Schließen des Browsers gespeichert bleiben. So kann z.B. der Login-Status gespeichert werden, wenn die Nutzer diese nach mehreren Tagen aufsuchen. Ebenso können in einem solchen Cookie die Interessen der Nutzer gespeichert werden, die für Reichweitenmessung oder Marketingzwecke verwendet werden. Als „Third-Party-Cookie“ werden Cookies bezeichnet, die von anderen Anbietern als dem Verantwortlichen, der das Onlineangebot betreibt, angeboten werden (andernfalls, wenn es nur dessen Cookies sind spricht man von „First-Party Cookies“).

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies stored on their machine, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

Deletion of Data

The data processed by us are deleted or limited in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permitted purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place especially for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, for taxation relevant Documents, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 (1) no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal regulations in Austria the storage takes place in particular for 7 J in accordance with § 132 exp. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, documents, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years in the case of documents related to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, broadcasting and television services provided to non-EU companies in EU Member States for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Participation in Affiliate Affiliate Programs

Within our online offer, we rely on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO industry-standard tracking measures as required for the operation of the affiliate system. Below we clarify the users about the technical background.

The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked to other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, if, for example, links or services of third parties are offered after the conclusion of a contract). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers.

In conclusion, our online offering requires us to be able to keep track of whether users who are interested in affiliate links and / or the offers available to us, then take advantage of the offers on the affiliate links or our online platform. For this, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented by certain values, which can be part of the link or otherwise, eg in a cookie. The values ​​include in particular the source website (referrer), time, an online identifier of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier of the respective offer, an online identifier of the user, as well as tracking specific values ​​such as ad ID, affiliate ID and categorization.

The online user IDs used by us are pseudonymous values. This means that the online identifiers themselves do not contain personal data such as names or e-mail addresses. They only help us to determine if the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer via our online offer has accepted the offer, ie has signed a contract with the provider. However, the online identification is personal insofar as the partner company and also us, the online identification together with other user data are available. Only then can the partner company tell us whether the user has taken advantage of the offer and we can pay off the bonus, for example.

Amazon Affiliate Program

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we are participants of Amazon EU’s Affiliate Program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising fee refund can be earned (so-called affiliate system). This means that as an Amazon partner, we earn qualified purchases.

Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. Among other things, Amazon may recognize that you have clicked the affiliate link on this site and subsequently purchased a product from Amazon.

digistore24 Partner Program

We are based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) Participants in the partner program of Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany designed to provide a medium for websites that earn advertising fees by placing advertisements and links to Digistore24 (so-called affiliate system). Digistore24 uses cookies in order to understand the origin of the contract. Among other things, Digistore24 can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website and subsequently made a contract with or through Digistore24.

COLLECTION OF ACCESS DATA AND LOG FILES

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 paras. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider ,

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (eg to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes are excluded from the erasure until the final clarification of the incident.