1. An overview of data protection
following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our
website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The
operator’s contact details can be found in the website’s required legal notice.
How do we
collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for
example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT
systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and
operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically
as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze
how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and
the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked,
or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further
questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the
competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
When visiting our
website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies
and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to
identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed
You can object to this analysis. We will
inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and
The operators of this website take the
If you use this
website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you
for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.
Please note that data transmitted via
the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of
your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
Telephone: + 49 711 12186631
The responsible party is
the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of
processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the
processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express
consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this
request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a
breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent
regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation
is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data
protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_linksnode.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we
process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third
party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another
responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL or TLS
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of
the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can
recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from
“http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third
Encrypted payments on this website
If you enter into a contract which requires
you to send us your payment information (e.g. account number for direct debits), we will require this data
to process your payment.
Payment transactions using common means of payment
(Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are only made via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognize
an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to
“https://” and the lock icon in your browser line is visible.
In the case of encrypted
communication, any payment details you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any
time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the
recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data
corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if
you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice
requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The
website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as
email spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Telephone: + 49 711
4. Data collection on our website
not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies
are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the
cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after your visit.
Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to
recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
You can configure your browser to inform you
cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certainconditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser.
Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Cookies which are necessary to allow
electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are
stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in
the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies
(such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and
stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in “server log files”. These
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for
measures preliminary to a contract.
Registration on this website
You can register on
our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the
purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information
requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration.
To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical
changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.
We will process the data
provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your
consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data
processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will continue to store
the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory
retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process, and use personal data only insofar as it is necessary to establish, or modify legal
relationships with us (master data). This is done based on Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the
processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract. We collect, process and
use your personal data when accessing our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable you
to access our service or to bill you for the same.
Collected customer data shall be deleted after
completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain
Data transmitted when entering into a contract with online shops, retailers, and mail
We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill
the terms of your contract, for example, to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks
entrusted to process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you
have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising
purposes without your express consent.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO,
which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
5. Social media
Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)
Our website includes
plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025,
USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the Like button on our site. For
an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our site, a
direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This
enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click
on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link
the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with
your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of
the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site
with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram
Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.
If you are logged into your Instagram
account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile.
This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this
website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its
use by Instagram.
pages use the buttons of the Tumblr service. It is operated by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St., 10th Floor,
New York, NY 10010, USA.
These functions allow you to share a post or a page on Tumblr or to
follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit one of our websites using the Tumblr button, the browser
establishes a direct connection to the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the amount of data that
Tumblr gathers and transmits with the plugin. Based on our current knowledge, we believe that the user’s
IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted.
Further information can be
website contains functions of the Pinterest social network, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street,
Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.
When you visit a page containing the Pinterest social plugin, your
browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits this log data to
Pinterest servers in the United States. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the
websites visited, which also includes Pinterest features, browser type and settings, the date and time of
the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.
More information about the purpose, scope and
further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy,
can be found in the privacy notices of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
6. Analytics and
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics
service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your
computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the
cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored
Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator
has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this
website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the
Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional
cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this
information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports
on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the
website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be
merged with any other data held by Google.
prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we
wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address)
from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing
the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objecting to the
collection of data
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by
clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on
future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of
our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities
when using Google Analytics.
Demographic data collection by Google
This website uses Google Analytics’ demographic features. This allows reports
to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data
comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot
be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the
ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as
described in the section “Refusal of data collection”.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address
as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address andthat you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary
basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6
(1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use
for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.
The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your
subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses
for the members area) remain unaffected.
This website uses the services of
MailChimp to send newsletters. This service is provided by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De
Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service which organizes and
analyzes the distribution of newsletters. If you provide data (e.g. your email address) to subscribe to our
newsletter, it will be stored on MailChimp servers in the USA.
MailChimp is certified under the EUUS Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the US to
ensure compliance with European privacy standards in the United States.
We use MailChimp to
analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent by MailChimp, a file included in the
email (called a web beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. This allows us to
determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. In addition, technical
information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type, and operating system). This
information cannot be assigned to a specific recipient. It is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of
our newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to
If you do not want your usage of the newsletter to be analyzed by MailChimp, you
will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a link in every newsletter we
send. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
Data processing is
based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing to the
newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you
cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of MailChimp. Data we
have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.
Completion of a data processing
We have entered into a data processing agreement with MailChimp, in which
we require MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to disclose said data to third parties.
This agreement may be viewed at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/dataprocessing-agreement/sample-agreement/.
8. Plugins and tools
Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc.,
555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a
Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about
which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if
you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The
information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.
If you are logged in to
your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal
profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
For more information on how
9. Payment service providers
Our website accepts payments via PayPal. The provider of this service is PayPal
(Europe) S.à.r.l & Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you select payment
via PayPal, the payment data you provide will be supplied to PayPal based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and
Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO (Processing for contract purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at
any time with future effect. It does not affect the processing of data previously collected.
Our website accepts payments via Sofortüberweisung. The
provider of this service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany.
Sofortüberweisung provides us with real-time payment confirmations, allowing us to begin
fulfilling our end of our contract right away.
If you opt to pay using Sofortüberweisung, you
will be submitting a PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH so that it can access your online banking
account. Sofort GmbH will automatically check your account balance and perform the transfer to ouraccount using the TAN you supply. It then sends an immediate transaction confirmation. After logging in,
your income, the overdraft protection, and the availability of other accounts and their balances will be
In addition to the PIN and TAN, the payment details you provide as well as personal
information will be sent to Sofort GmbH. This personal information includes your name, address,
telephone numbers, email address, IP address, and any other data required to process your payment.
This data must be transferred to identify you securely and to prevent fraud.
Data is transmitted to
Sofort GmbH based on Art. 6 (1) (a) (Consent) and Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO (Processing for contract
purposes). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time with future effect. It does not affect the
processing of data previously collected.
Please refer to the payment with Sofortüberweisung
links below: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.