Privacy Policy

1. Introduction
We would like to use the information below to provide you “data subject” with an overview of our processing of your personal data and your rights under data protection law. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services offered by our company through our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.

Personal data, such as your name, address or email address, is always processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the “Marc Hensel”. The aim of this Privacy Notice is to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.

As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to submit personal data on alternative ways, such as by phone or by post to us.

2. Data controller
The data controller, as defined by the GDPR, is:

Marc Hensel
Jankovcova 1535/2A
170 00 Praha
Czech Republic
+420 228 880 3 77
IČ:08669902
DIČ:CZ684998414

Data controller’s representative:

3. Data protection officer

We would like to point out that we are not required to appoint a data protection officer.

Contact person for data protection:

datenschutz@thinkly.de

4. Technology
4.1 SSL/TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensure the security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login details or contact requests that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar reading “https://” instead of “http://” and the lock symbol in the browser bar.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

4.2 Data collection when visiting the website
If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data your browser sends our server (in what is known as “server log files”). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you access a website or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. It may be colltected

the types and versions used,
the operating system used by the accessing system,
the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (called a referrer),
the sub-pages accessed via an accessing system on our website,
the date and time the website is accessed,
a truncated internet protocol address (anonymised IP address) and
the accessing system’s internet service provider.
No conclusions are drawn about you when using this general data and information. Instead, this information is needed

to properly deliver our website content,
to optimise the content of our website as well as to advertise it,
to ensure the continued functioning of our IT systems and our website’s technology
as well as to provide the information necessary for law enforcement authorities to prosecute in the event of a cyber attack.
This collected data and information is therefore statistically analysed and further analysed by us with the aim of increasing data protection and data security within our company to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data being processed by us. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes listed above for the collection of data.

4.3 Encrypted payment transactions
If, after concluding a paid contract, you need to provide us with your payment details (e.g. account number for direct debit authorisation), this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar reading “https://” instead of “http://” and the lock symbol in the browser bar.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

5. Cookies
5.1 General information about cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

Information generated from the specific device used is stored in cookies. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies helps us make it more convenient for you to use our website. For example, we use session cookies to detect whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are erased automatically when you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness. These cookies are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you return to our website to use our services, cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have visited our website previously and remember the inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and analyse it for the purpose of optimising our services. These cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have already visited our website when you visit our website again. These cookies are automatically erased after a defined period of time.

5.2 Legal basis for the use of cookies
The data processed by cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are to safeguard our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

For all other cookies you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

6. Contents of our website
6.1 Registering as a user
You have the option to register on our website by providing personal data.

The input screen used to register in each case determines what personal data is shared with us. The personal data you enter will be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by us and for our own purposes. We may arrange for data to be shared with one or more data processors, such as a parcel service, which will also use your personal data solely for internal purposes attributable to us.

When you register on our website, the IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and the date and time of registration are also stored. This is done only for the purpose of preventing our services from being misused. If necessary, this data may be used to clarify the situation surrounding any crimes committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for our security. This data will not be disclosed to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the data is used for criminal prosecution.

Your registration, including the voluntary entry of personal data, also allows us to offer you content or services which, due to their nature, may only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data they provided during the registration process at any time or have it completely erased from our database.

We will provide you with information at any time on request as to what personal data is stored about you. We will also rectify or erase delete personal data at your request, unless legal retention obligations to the contrary are in place. Data subjects may contact the data protection officer named in this Privacy Notice and all other employees for this purpose.

Your data is processed in the interests of simple, convenient use of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR.

6.2 Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract execution
Pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, personal data is collected and processed if you provide it to us for the execution of a contract or when opening a customer account. The data collected is shown in each input form. You may erase your customer account at any time by sending a message to the data controller’s address as stated above. We store and use the data you provide to execute contracts. After complete execution of the contract or erasure of your customer account, your data will be blocked, taking into account tax and commercial retention periods, and erased once these periods have expired unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we are legally permitted to further use your data, about which we will inform you below.

6.3 Data processing for order processing
The personal data we collect is disclosed to the transport company hired to deliver goods under the scope of contract execution, provided this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We disclose your payment details to the bank commissioned as part of payment processing, provided this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will explicitly inform you about this below. The legal basis for this transfer of data is Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR.

6.4 Conclusion of contracts with the online shop, retailers and dispatch of goods
We only send personal data to third parties where necessary as part of contract execution, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the bank entrusted with processing payment. No data is otherwise sent unless you have expressly agreed to this. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

6.5 Contact/contact form
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. using our contact form or by email). If you use a contact form to get in touch with us, the contact form you use will indicate the data being collected. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your query or establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(f)f GDPR. If the aim of you contacting us is to conclude a contract, processing is also legally based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR. Your data will be erased once we have finished processing your query. This is the case when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been clarified in a conclusive manner and there are no statutory retention obligations in place that prevent its erasure.

6.6 Comment function on the blog
We offer users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog located on our website. A blog is a portal maintained on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people called bloggers or web bloggers can post articles or write thoughts in what are termed blog posts. Blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If you leave a comment on the blog published on this website, your comments will be stored and published, as will information about the date and time of posting the comment and your chosen user name (pseudonym). The IP address assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) is also logged. IP addresses are stored for security reasons and in the event that you have violated the rights of third parties or posted illegal content through a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in our own interest so that we can exculpate ourselves in the event of a violation of the law. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR. Personal data collected will not be disclosed to third parties unless such disclosure is required by law or serves our legal defence.

6.7 Application management/job exchange
We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of carrying out the application process. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents to us electronically, for example by email or via a web form on the website. If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If we do not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically erased two (2) months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of ours prevent their erasure. Other legitimate interests in this context include, for example, the duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz [AGG]).

Legal basis for the processing of the data is Article 88 GDPR, § 26 I BDSG

6.8 Facebook Connect
If you have a Facebook profile, you can register on our website to create a customer account or to register using the “Facebook Connect” social plugin run by the Facebook social network, which is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”), using what is known as Single Sign-On technology. You can recognise the “Facebook Connect” social plugins on our website by the blue button with the Facebook logo and the inscription “Register with Facebook” or “Connect with Facebook” or “Log in with Facebook” or “Sign in with Facebook”.

When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser makes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser, which then embeds it into the website. Through the integrated plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there. These data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of Facebook’s legitimate interest in the displaying of personalised advertising on the basis of browsing behaviour.

By using the “Facebook Connect” button on our website, you can also log in or register on our website using your Facebook user data. Depending on your personal data protection settings on Facebook, we will only receive general information that is publicly accessible and stored in your profile when you use Facebook’s “Facebook Connect” button if you give your express consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR prior to the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notification on the exchange of data with Facebook. This information includes your user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender.

We would like to point out that changes to Facebook’s privacy policy and terms of use may also result in the transfer of your profile pictures, your friends’ user IDs and friends list if these have been marked as “public” in your Facebook privacy settings. We will store and process the data transmitted by Facebook to create a user account with the necessary data, provided you have approved this on Facebook (title, first name, surname, address details, country, email address, date of birth). Conversely, based on your consent, data (e.g. information on your surfing or purchasing behaviour) may be transferred from us to your Facebook profile.

You may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the data controller specified at the beginning of this Privacy Notice.

Please see Facebook’s privacy policies for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not wish Facebook to associate any data collected via our website with your Facebook profile, you should log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also completely avoid loading the Facebook plugin with add-ons for your browser, for example using “Adblock Plus” (https://adblockplus.org/).

7. Newsletters
7.1 Marketing newsletter
You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website. The input screen determines which personal data are shared with us when subscribing to the newsletter.

We use our newsletter to regularly communicate our offers to our customers and business partners. You can, therefore, only receive our company’s newsletter if

you have a valid email address and
have registered for the newsletter.
For legal reasons, as part of the double opt-in procedure a confirmation email will be sent to the email address you provided when registering for the newsletter. This confirmation email is sent to check if you are the holder of the email address and have authorised the newsletter.

When you register for the newsletter we also save the IP address used by your IT system at the time of registration, which is issued by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration. We must collect this data to investigate any (possible) misuse of your email address at a later stage and it is therefore lawful for the purposes of our security.

The personal data collected during registration are used solely for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter may receive information via email if this is required in order to administer the newsletter service for registration purposes, which may be the case if our newsletter is amended or technical circumstances change. Personal data collected for our newsletter service are not shared with third parties. You may terminate your subscription to our newsletter at any time. You can at any time withdraw your consent to the storage of the personal data you shared during registration. A link is provided in each newsletter to allow you to withdraw your consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe from our newsletter directly through the website or to contact us in another manner.

The legal basis for data processing for the purposes of sending a newsletter is article 6, paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR.

7.2 Mailchimp
Our email newsletters are sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (https://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we forward the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure is made in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the US and stored there.

MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically analyse our newsletter on our behalf. For analysis purposes, the emails sent contain what are known as web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files stored on our website. This allows us to see whether a newsletter email has been opened and what links have been clicked. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. date and time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). This data is exclusively collected on a pseudonymous basis and will not be linked to your other personal data. It is not possible to use the data collected to identify you. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of recipients.

If you wish to object to the analysis of data for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

The consent given by you can be withdrawn at any time. You can also prevent the processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser accordingly. Also, disabling Java Script in your web browser or installing a Java Script Blocker (such as https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com) may prevent you from storing and transferring personal information. We point out that through these measures may no longer all the features of our website are available.

Furthermore, MailChimp may use this data itself in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of its own legitimate interest in designing a service commensurate with market needs and optimising the service as well as for market research purposes in order to determine, for example, the countries from which newsletter recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use our newsletter recipients’ data to address them directly, nor does it disclose their data to third parties.

To protect your data in the US, we have concluded a data processing agreement (“Data Processing Agreement”) with MailChimp based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. If interested, this Data Processing Agreement is available online at the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/.

You can view MailChimp’s privacy policy here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

7.3 Sendinblue
This website uses Sendinblue to send newsletters. The provider is Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany.

Sendinblue is a service which enables the management and analysis of newsletters. The data you enter for a newsletter subscription will be stored on Sendinblue’s servers in Germany.

If you do not want Sendinblue to perform the data analysis, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in each newsletter. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on our website.

The consent given by you can be withdrawn at any time. You can also prevent the processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser accordingly. Also, disabling Java Script in your web browser or installing a Java Script Blocker (such as https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com) may prevent you from storing and transferring personal information. We point out that through these measures may no longer all the features of our website are available.

We use Sendinblue to analyse our newsletter campaigns. For example, we can see whether a newsletter email has been opened and what links have been clicked. This allows us to determine what links have been clicked particularly often.

We can also see whether certain previously defined actions were performed after opening/clicking (conversion rate). For example, we can see whether you have made a purchase after clicking on the newsletter.

Sendinblue also enables us to subdivide newsletter recipients according to different categories (“clusters”). Newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to age, gender or place of residence, for example. This enables us to better tailor newsletters to each target group.

Detailed information about the features of Sendinblue can be found at the following link: https://www.newsletter2go.de/features/newsletter-software/.

The legal basis for data processing is your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of data processing carried out previously.

The data you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and will then be erased from both our servers and Sendinblue’s servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data we retain for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members’ area) shall remain unaffected.

For more information, please see Sendinblue’s privacy policy at: https://www.newsletter2go.de/features/datenschutz-2/.

7.4 Rapidmail
For analysis purposes, emails sent with Rapidmail, a service of the rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg, Germany, contain so-called “tracking pixels”, which connects to the servers of Rapidmail if a newsletter message has been opened. This allows us to see whether a newsletter email has been opened.

We can also use Rapidmail to determine whether and which links in the newsletter are clicked. All links in the email are tracking links that can be used to count your clicks.

You can find more information about Rapidmail’s analytics features under the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/ (German only).

The legal basis for data processing is your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of data processing carried out previously.

The consent given by you can be withdrawn at any time. You can also prevent the processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser accordingly. Also, disabling Java Script in your web browser or installing a Java Script Blocker (such as https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com) may prevent you from storing and transferring personal information. We point out that through these measures may no longer all the features of our website are available.

The data you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, and will then be erased from both our servers and Rapidmail’s servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data we retain for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members’ area) shall remain unaffected.

For more information, please refer to Rapidmail’s privacy policy at: https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit (German only).

8. Our activities in social networks
To allow us to communicate with you on social networks and inform you about our services, we run our own pages on these social networks. If you visit one of our social media pages, we and the provider of the social media network are joint controllers (Art. 26 GDPR) regarding to the processing operations triggered thereby, which concern personal data.

We are not the original provider of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the options offered to us by the respective providers
We would therefore like to point out as a precautionary measure that your data may also be processed outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use of these networks may therefore involve data protection risks for you since the protection of your rights may be difficult, e.g. your rights to information, erasure, objection, etc. Processing on social networks frequently takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behaviour by network providers, and we have no control over this. If the provider creates user profiles, cookies are often used or user behaviour may be assigned directly to your own member profile on the respective social network (if you are logged in).

The processing operations of personal data described are carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of the respective provider in order to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to grant your consent to the respective providers to process your data as a user, the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 GDPR.

Since we have no access to these providers’ databases, we would like to point out that you would be best placed to exercise your rights (e.g. to information, rectification, erasure, etc.) directly with the respective provider. More information on the processing of your data on social networks and your options for exercising your right to object or your right of revocation (opt out) is listed below for each of the social network providers we use:

8.1 Facebook
(Jointly) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Notice (Data Policy):
https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy

Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen

https://facebook.com/about/privacy/

8.2 Instagram
(Jointly) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Notice (Data Policy):
http://instagram.com/legal/privacy/

Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://www.instagram.com/accounts/privacy_and_security/

8.3 LinkedIn
(Jointly) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Notice:
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

8.4 Twitter
(Jointly) Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

Privacy Notice:
https://twitter.com/en/privacy

Information about your data:
https://twitter.com/settings/your_twitter_data

Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://twitter.com/personalization

8.5 YouTube
(Jointly) Controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Privacy Notice:
https://policies.google.com/privacy

Opt-out and advertising settings:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

9. Social media plugins
9.1 Facebook plugin
We have integrated Facebook components on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a web-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform to exchange opinions and experiences or enables the online community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If a data subject lives outside the US or Canada, the data controller for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a visitor opens an individual page of the website run by us and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plugin) is integrated, the Facebook component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. As part of this technical process, Facebook will receive information about the specific sub-page of our website you visit.

If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook will recognise which specific page you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and attributed to the respective Facebook account by Facebook. If you click on one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or make a comment, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.

Through the Facebook component, Facebook receives information that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether you click on the Facebook component or not. If you do not want this information transferred to Facebook, you can prevent this by logging out of your Facebook account before visiting our website.

Facebook’s privacy policy, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which settings Facebook offers to protect your privacy. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. You can use these kinds of applications to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

9.2 Instagram plugin
We have integrated Instagram components on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform that enables users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data on other social networks.

Instagram’s services are run by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time a visitor opens an individual page of the website run by us and on which an Instagram component (Instagram button) is integrated, the Instagram component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to download a depiction of the corresponding Instagram component from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram will receive information about the specific sub-page of our website you visit.

If you are logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognise which specific page you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to your Instagram account by Instagram. If you click on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to your personal Instagram user account and stored and processed by Instagram.

Through the Instagram component, Instagram receives information that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether you click on the Instagram component or not. If you do not want this information transferred to Instagram, you can prevent this by logging out of your Instagram account before visiting our website.

For more information and to review Instagram’s current privacy policy, please visit https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

9.3 LinkedIn plugin
We have integrated LinkedIn components on this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to make new business contacts.

LinkedIn is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plugin), this component causes the browser you are using to download a corresponding depiction of the component from LinkedIn. More information on the LinkedIn plugins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn will receive information about the specific sub-page of our website you have visited.

If you are logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn will recognise which specific page you are visiting each time you access our website and for the entire duration of your stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and allocated to your LinkedIn account by LinkedIn. If you click on a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to your personal LinkedIn user account and stores this personal data.

Through the LinkedIn component, LinkedIn receives information that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether you click on the LinkedIn component or not. If you do not want this information transferred to LinkedIn, you can prevent this by logging out of your LinkedIn account before visiting our website.

You can unsubscribe from LinkedIn email messages, SMS messages and targeted ads and manage your ad settings at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, which may set cookies. You can reject these cookies by visiting https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn’s cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

9.4 YouTube plugin
We have integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an online video portal that allows video publishers to freely place video clips and allows other to view, rate and comment on videos free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos. Both full film and television broadcasts as well as music videos, trailers and user-generated videos are available via the online portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Each time a visitor opens an individual page of the website run by us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube plugin) is integrated, the YouTube component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Additional information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will receive information about the specific sub-page of our website you visit.

If you are logged onto YouTube at the same time as you visit our website, YouTube identifies the specific sub-page of our website your visit when a sub-page containing a YouTube plugin is accessed. This information is collected through YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.

Through the YouTube component, YouTube and Google receive information that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information transferred to YouTube and Google, you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

The use of YouTube is in the interests of simple, convenient use of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR.

YouTube’s privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/gb/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

10. Web analytics
10.1 Facebook Pixel (custom audience)
This website uses “Facebook Pixel” by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). If explicit consent is given, it may be used to track the behaviour of users after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook ad. This process is used to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimise future advertising measures.

The data collected is anonymous for us and does not give us any information about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, which means that it is possible to connect the respective user profile. Furthermore, Facebook may use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook Data Policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You can enable Facebook and its affiliates to operate ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

Consent to the use of Facebook Pixel may only be given by users who are older than 13 years of age. If you are under the age stated above, please ask your parent or guardian for permission.

To deactivate the use of cookies on your IT system, you can adjust your browser’s settings so that cookies can no longer be stored on your IT system in future or so that cookies that have already been stored are erased. However, disabling all cookies may mean you may no longer have access to certain functions on our website. You may also disable the use of cookies by third parties such as Facebook on the Digital Advertising Alliance website below: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/

In addition, you can disable cookies for distance measurement and advertising purposes on the following websites:

http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/
Please note that this setting will also be deleted if you delete your cookies.

10.2 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.com/about/) (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter referred to as “Google”), on our website. As part of this, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see the section on “Cookies”) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as your browser

browser type/version
operating system
referrer URL (website previously visited), host
name of the accessing computer (IP address) and
time of server request,
is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information is used to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to perform further services linked to website and internet use for market research purposes and to tailor the design of this website. This information may also be sent to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be associated with any other data. IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to assign them to individuals (known as IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we would point out that this may result in you not being able to use all the features of this website.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid on this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you erase the cookies stored for this browser, you will need to reset the opt-out cookie.

Additional information on data protection with respect to Google Analytics is available on the Google Analytics website in the help section (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

10.3 Jetpack (formerly WordPress stats)
This website uses the WordPress tool Jetpack to statistically analyse visits to our website. The service is provided by Automattic, Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

Jetpack uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the US. Your IP address is anonymised after processing and before storage.

“Jetpack” cookies will remain on your device until you erase them.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

You can adjust your browser’s settings in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and you only permit the acceptance of cookies on an individual basis or in certain cases; alternatively you may adjust these settings to generally block or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

You may object to the collection and use of your data for the future by clicking this link to set an opt-out cookie on your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you erase the cookies on your computer, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

11. Advertising
11.1 Google Ads (formerly AdWords)
Our website uses the functions of Google Ads, which we use to advertise this website in Google’s search results as well as on third party websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). To this end, Google places a cookie on your device’s browser, which automatically uses a pseudonymous cookie ID and facilitates interest-based advertising on the basis of the websites you have visited.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

No further processing will take place unless you have consented to Google linking your internet and app browsing history to your Google account and using information from your Google account to personalise ads you view online. In this case, if you are logged in to Google during your visit to our website, Google will use your information in conjunction with Google Analytics data to create and define target audience lists for cross-device remarketing. Google will temporarily link your personal data with Google Analytics data in order to form target groups.

You can permanently disable the setting of cookies for ad preferences by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info to find out about the setting of cookies and configure your settings. Finally, you can adjust your browser’s settings in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and you only permit the acceptance of cookies on an individual basis or in certain cases; alternatively you may adjust these settings to generally block cookies. Not accepting cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

More information and the privacy policy regarding advertising and Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

11.2 Google AdSense
We have integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertisements on third-party websites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party websites according to the content of the third-party site in question. Google AdSense facilitates the targeting of internet users on the basis of their interests, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The Google AdSense component is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to display advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on your IT system. The placement of this cookie enables Alphabet Inc. to analyse the usage of our website. Each time someone opens an individual page of this website, which is run by us and on which a Google AdSense component is integrated, the Google AdSense component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to automatically send data to Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA, for online marketing purposes and to charge commission. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. receives information about personal data, such as your IP address, which, among other things, enables Alphabet Inc. to track the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently charge commission.

You can prevent cookies being placed by our website at any time by adjusting your web browser’s settings to permanently refuse cookies. Adjusting the browser’s settings in this way would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from placing a cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already placed by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time through a web browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses tracking bugs. A tracking bug is a miniature graphic embedded in websites to enable the recording of log files and analytics for subsequent statistical analysis. The embedded tracking bug allows Alphabet Inc. to determine if and when a website was opened by your IT system and what links you clicked. Among other things, tracking bugs help analyse the flow of visitors to a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes your IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of advertisements displayed, is sent to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may disclose personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail at https://www.google.de/adsense/start/.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

11.3 Google Ads with conversion tracking
We have integrated Google Ads on this website. Google Ads is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to run adverts in both Google and Google advertising network search engine results. Google Ads allows an advertiser to predefine keywords that will display an ad on Google’s search engine results only when the search engine retrieves a keyword-related search result. On the Google Network, ads are distributed to relevant websites using an automated algorithm and according to predefined keywords.

Google Ads is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of Google Ads is to promote our website by displaying interest-based advertising on third-party websites and in the search engine results of Google’s search engine and by displaying third-party ads on our website.

If you arrive on our website via a Google advert, what is known as a conversion cookie will be stored on your IT system by Google. A conversion cookie expires after 30 days and is not used to identify you. Provided the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to trace whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie tells us and Google whether any revenues was generated by a user who arrived on our website via an Ads ad, i.e. if they completed or cancelled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to provide visitor statistics for our website. We then use these visitor statistics to determine the total number of users who have been directed to us through Ads ads in order to determine the success or failure of each Ads ad and to optimise our Ads ads for the future. Neither our company nor any other Google Ads advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify you.

Conversion cookies are used to store personal information, such as the websites you visit. Each time someone visits our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection you are using, is sent to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may disclose personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

You can prevent cookies being placed by our website at any time by adjusting your web browser’s settings to permanently refuse cookies. Adjusting the browser’s settings in this way would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already placed by Google Ads can be deleted at any time through a web browser or other software programs.

You also have the option to object to Google’s interest-based advertising. To do this, you must visit www.google.com/settings/ads from each of the web browsers you use and adjust the settings there as desired.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

12. Plugins and other services
12.1 Google Maps
We use Google Maps (API) on our website, provided through Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps to visually display geographic information. For example, by using this service, you can view our location and make it easier for you to reach us.

When you access sub-pages in which a Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transferred to Google’s servers in the US and stored there. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether you have no user account with them at all. When you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile associated with Google, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and analysis it. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google as part of your use of Google Maps, you have the option of completely deactivating the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. You will then be unable to use Google Maps and therefore the map displayed on this website.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

The Google terms of use can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/terms/regional.html, and the additional Google Maps terms of use can be found at https://www.google.com/help/terms_maps/.

Detailed information on data protection with respect to the use of Google Maps is available on Google’s website (“Google Privacy Policy”): https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

12.2 Google reCAPTCHA
This website also uses the reCAPTCHA feature provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). This feature is primarily used to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether the function is being misused through mechanical and automated processing. Use of the service also involves sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

12.3 YouTube (videos)
We have integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an online video portal that allows video publishers to freely place video clips and allows other to view, rate and comment on videos free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos. Both full film and television broadcasts as well as music videos, trailers and user-generated videos are available via the online portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Each time a visitor opens an individual page of the website run by us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) is integrated, the YouTube component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Additional information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will receive information about the specific sub-page of our website you visit.

If the data subject is logged onto YouTube at the same time as they visit our website, YouTube identifies the specific sub-page of our website your visit when a sub-page containing a YouTube video is accessed. This information is collected through YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.

Through the YouTube component, YouTube and Google receive information that you have visited our website whenever you are logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information transferred to YouTube and Google, you can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

These processing operations only take place if express consent is granted in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR.

YouTube’s privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/gb/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

13. Payment provider
13.1 paydirekt
One of the payment methods we offer on our website is paydirekt. The provider of this payment service is paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstr. 14-16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “paydirekt”).

If you pay with paydirekt, paydirekt collects various transaction data and forwards it to the bank where you are registered with paydirekt. In addition to the data required for payment, paydirekt also collects other data such as your delivery address or individual items in your shopping cart as part of transaction processing.

paydirekt then authenticates the transaction using the authentication procedure established with the bank for this purpose. The payment amount will then be transferred from your account to our account. Neither we nor third parties have access to your account information.

paydirekt is used in the interest of proper, easy payment processing. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR.

For details on payment with paydirekt, please see to paydirekt’s T&Cs and privacy policy at: https://www.paydirekt.de/agb/index.html (German only).

13.2 PayPal
We have integrated PayPal components on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no traditional account number involved. PayPal makes it possible to induce online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22–24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If you select “PayPal” as your payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, your data will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, you are consenting to the personal data required to process your payment being sent.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal usually includes your first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary to process payment. Personal data related to the respective order is also necessary to process the purchase agreement.

The transmission of data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention purposes. We will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. Under certain circumstances, the personal data exchanged between PayPal and us is transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify your identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may also disclose the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, provided this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or the data will be processed on behalf of PayPal.

You have the option of revoking your consent to PayPal handling your personal data at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal is used in the interest of proper, easy payment processing. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR.

PayPal’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

14. Your rights as a data subject
14.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed.

14.2 Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you at any time, free of charge, as well as the right to access a copy of such data from us, in accordance with the statutory provisions.

14.3 Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to yourself. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

14.4 Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to demand that we erase the personal data relating to you be deleted without delay, provided that one of the reasons provided by law applies and if processing or further storage is not required.

14.5 Restriction to processing (Article 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the legal requirements is met.

14.6 Data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
You have the right obtain personal data relating to you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us, to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, and the data are processed using automated procedures, unless processing is necessary to complete a task, is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of an official authority assigned to us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, you have the right to have personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, provided this is technically feasible and does not impede the rights and freedoms of other persons.

14.7 Objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data relating to you for reasons relating to your particular situation where this is done on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of the weighing of legitimate interests) GDPR.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions pursuant to Article 4 Number 4 GDPR.

Should you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling where this is connected to this kind of direct marketing. Should you object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

In addition, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to lodge an objection in relation to the use of information society services, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

14.8 Revocation of consent regarding data protection
You have the right to revoke any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.

14.9 Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.