Privacy policy

This data protection declaration informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible

FrolleinFlow GbR | Chausseestraße 86 | 10115 Berlin (Mitte)

E-mail address: frolleinflow@gmail.com

Management: Dr. Anja C. Wagner

Link to imprint: https://frolleinflow.com/impressum

Types of data processed:

– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).

– Contact information (e.g., email, phone numbers).

– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).

– Usage data (e.g., web pages visited, interest in content, access times).

– Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of persons concerned

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”).

Purpose of processing

– Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.

– Respond to contact requests and communicate with users.

– Safety measures.

– Reach measurement/marketing

Terms used

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and encompasses virtually any handling of data.

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

“profiling” means any automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event 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 the legal basis.

Security measures

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

The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access to, entry into, disclosure of, assurance of availability of and separation of the data. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data, and response to data compromise. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 of the GDPR).

Cooperation with processors and third parties

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (order processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required for the performance of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing agreement”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this will only be done if it is done to fulfill our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or allow the processing of data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are met. This means, for example, that processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a level of data protection that corresponds to that of the EU (e.g., for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of the data subjects

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

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

In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted without delay or, alternatively, to demand restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR.

You have the right to request to receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR and to request its transfer to other data controllers.

They have further pursuant to Article 77 DSGVO the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw consent granted pursuant to. Art. 7 par. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future

Right of objection

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

Cookies and right to object to direct advertising

Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. The primary purpose of a cookie is to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online store or a login status can be stored. Permanent” or “persistent” cookies are those that remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved when users visit them after several days. Likewise, such a cookie may store the interests of users, which are used for reach measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party cookies” are cookies that are offered by providers other than the responsible party that operates the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to disable the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the U.S. site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by means of their deactivation in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Data deletion

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in its processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 No. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 para. 1 No. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (Commercial Letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage is carried out in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting records, vouchers/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real property and for 10 years for records in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business processing

In addition we process

– Contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, term, customer category).

– Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)

of our customers, prospective customers and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Order processing in the online store and customer account

We process the data of our customers in the context of the order processes in our online store to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.

The data processed includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the data subjects of the processing include our customers, prospective customers and other business partners. The processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services within the framework of the operation of an online store, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.

The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (Execution of order processes) and c (Legally required archiving) DSGVO. In this context, the information marked as required is necessary for the justification and fulfillment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data is only processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (e.g. at the customer’s request for delivery or payment).

Users can optionally create a user account, in which they can view their orders in particular. During the registration process, the required mandatory information is provided to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to their retention for reasons of commercial or tax law. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. c GDPR necessary. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data before the end of the contract if the contract has been terminated.

Within the scope of registration and renewed logins as well as the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as those of users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. c GDPR.

The deletion takes place after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).

Agency services

We process our customers’ data as part of our contractual services which include conceptual and strategic consulting, campaign planning, software and design development/consulting or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes/handling, server administration, data analysis/consulting services and training services.

In doing so, we process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject matter of contract, term), payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history), usage data and metadata (e.g., in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are components of commissioned processing. Data subjects include our customers, prospective customers, as well as their customers, users, website visitors or employees, and third parties. The purpose of the processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis for the processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contractual services), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data that are necessary for the justification and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their indication. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required as part of an order. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client as well as the legal requirements of a commissioned processing pursuant to §§ 3 and 4 of the German Data Protection Act. Art. 28 DSGVO and do not process the data for any other purposes than those specified in the order.

We delete the data after expiration of legal warranty and comparable obligations. the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, according to § 257 para. 1 HGB, 10 years, according to § 147 para. 1 AO). In the case of data disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.

External payment service providers

We use external payment service providers through whose platforms the users and we can make payment transactions (e.g., each with a link to the privacy policy, Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/), Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzrichtlinie/), Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutz-agb/), Visa (https://www.visa.de/datenschutz), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html), American Express (https://www.americanexpress.com/de/content/privacy-policy-statement.html)

In the context of the fulfillment of contracts, we use the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR on. In addition, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to provide our users with effective and secure payment options.

The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data, such as name and address, bank data, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contract, total and recipient-related data. The information is necessary to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered is only processed by the payment service providers and stored with them. I.e. we do not receive any account or credit card related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information of the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data may be transmitted by the payment service providers to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. In this regard, we refer to the terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers.

The terms and conditions and the data protection notices of the respective payment service providers apply to the payment transactions, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to these for further information and assertion of revocation, information and other data subject rights.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The cancellation of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the data mentioned in these processing activities.

In this context, we disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, advisors, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.

Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organizers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of contacting them at a later date. This data, most of which is company-related, is generally stored permanently.

Business analyses and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, wishes of contractual partners and users, we analyze the data we have on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc.. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of registered users with information, for example, about the services they have used. The analyses serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the operational economy. The analyses serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with summarized values.

If these analyses or profiles are personal, they are deleted or anonymized upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In other respects, the macroeconomic analyses and general trend determinations are prepared anonymously wherever possible.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. DSGVO), we are a participant in the Amazon EU affiliate program, which is designed to provide a means for websites to earn advertising fees by placing advertisements and links to Amazon.de (so-called affiliate system). I.e. as an Amazon partner we earn on qualified purchases.

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

For more information about Amazon’s use of data and to opt out, please see the company’s privacy policy: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010.

Note: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliated companies.

Comments and contributions

When users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses may be stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO are stored for 7 days. This is done for our security, in case someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves may be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to sec. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to process the information of the users for the purpose of spam detection.

On the same legal basis, we reserve the right, in the case of surveys, to store the IP addresses of users for their duration and to use Cookis to avoid multiple votes.

The data provided in the context of comments and contributions, will be stored by us permanently until the objection of the user.

Comment subscriptions

The follow-up comments can be made by users with their consent according to. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a GDPR can be subscribed to. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will include instructions on how to cancel. For the purposes of proving users’ consent, we store the time of subscription along with users’ IP address and delete this information when users unsubscribe.

You can cancel the receipt of our subscription set at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. We may store unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them to prove consent was previously given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Akismet Anti-Spam Check

Our online offer uses the service “Akismet”, which is offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this purpose, all comment details are sent to a server in the USA, where they are analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data is stored beyond this time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, information about the browser used as well as the computer system and the time of the entry.

More information on the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in the privacy policy of Automattic: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to choose not to enter their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we don’t see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.

Retrieving profile pictures from Gravatar

We use the service Gravatar of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offer and especially in the blog.

Gravatar is a service where users can sign up and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments on other online presences (especially blogs) with the respective e-mail address, their profile pictures can thus be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the email address provided by users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile is stored for it. This is the only purpose of sending the email address and it will not be used for any other purpose, it will be deleted afterwards.

Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, as we use Gravatar to offer post and comment authors the possibility to personalize their posts with a profile picture.

By displaying the images, Gravatar obtains the IP address of the users, as this is necessary for a communication between a browser and an online service. More information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in the privacy policy of Automattic: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If users do not want a user image associated with their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, they should use an email address that is not on file with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous email address or no email address at all, if users do not want their own email address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system.

WordPress.com stats

This website uses WordPress.com-Stats, a tool for statistical analysis of visitor traffic, operated by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA, using tracking technology from Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA and comScore Inc, 11950 Democracy Drive, Suite 600 Reston, VA 20190, U.S.A.. WordPress.com-Stats uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is stored on servers in the USA. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and before it is stored. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point by clicking on the link “Click here to opt-out”: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out.

You can object to the collection and use of data by comScore with effect for the future by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point: http://www.scorecardresearch.com/OptOutTag.aspx.

If you delete all cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookies again.

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details will be used to process the contact request and its handling in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. b) DSGVO processed. User information may be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM System”) or similar inquiry organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review the necessity every two years; Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.

Newsletter content: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the course of registration, they are decisive for the user’s consent. For the rest, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double-opt-in process. I.e. after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with foreign e-mail addresses. Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the subscription process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are logged.

Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for the purpose of personal address in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in conjunction with § 7 para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing pursuant to. Art. 6 par. 1 lt. f. DSGVO in conjunction with. § 7 para. 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests, meets the expectations of users, and allows us to prove consent.

Cancellation/Revocation – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We may store unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them to prove consent was previously given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

Newsletter – Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent using the dispatch service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the privacy policy of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement, thereby providing a guarantee of compliance with the European level of data protection(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO and a contract processing agreement pursuant to. Art. 28 par. 3 p. 1 DSGVO used.

The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter – Success measurement

The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are initially collected.

This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened, and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

Hosting and emailing

The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services, which we use for the purpose of operating this online offering.

In doing so, we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors of this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with the German Data Protection Act. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

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

Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. for the clarification of abuse or fraud) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until final clarification of the respective incident.

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

We use the plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”) on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO). DSGVO) the plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”), which embeds a tool for statistical analysis of visitor traffic and is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data, whereby these are only used for analysis purposes and not for advertising purposes. For more information, see Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and notes on Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services there. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing policies of their respective operators apply.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presences or send us messages.

Integration of third-party services and content

Within our online offer, we use content or service offers of third-party providers on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) content or service offers from third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always assumes that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus required for the display of this content. We endeavor to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be combined with such information from other sources.

Vimeo

We can embed the videos of the platform “Vimeo” of the provider Vimeo Inc, Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy. We point out that Vimeo may use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy(https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) as well as opt-out options for Google Analytics(http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) or Google’s settings for data use for marketing purposes(https://adssettings.google.com/.).

Youtube

We integrate the videos of the platform “YouTube” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Twitter

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Twitter, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offer within Twitter.

If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the call of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Instagram, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the call-up of the above-mentioned content and functions to the users’ profiles there. Privacy policy of Instagram: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Pinterest

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Pinterest, offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offer within Pinterest. If the users are members of the Pinterest platform, Pinterest can assign the call of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

Xing

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Xing, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offering within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the call of the above-mentioned contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Xing privacy policy: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection..

LinkedIn

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service LinkedIn, offered by inkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, may be integrated. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content of this online offering within LinkedIn. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the call of the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

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Alexa Skill

We never collect or share personal information with our employees.

To improve our services, we automatically analyze how often utterances are spoken and other analytics. This is done automatically by Amazon in the Amazon Developer Portal.