Privacy Policy

Happy Dog

1. General information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following privacy policy we explain how we handle the personal data that is transmitted to us when you use our website or offers. Personal data is any data that is clearly linked to you personally, such as your name, address, email addresses or browsing history.

(2) Responsible person as defined in Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR:

Interquell GmbH

CEO: Georg Müller (Dipl. oec.)

Bahnhofstraße 94

D - 86845 Großaitingen

Tel: + 49 (0) 8203 9601 0

Email: info@interquell.de

(3) You can contact our internal data protection officer at datenschutz@interquell.de or at the above address, specifying “The Data Protection Officer”.

2. Rights of affected parties

(1) You have the following rights with respect to us and the personal data about you:

·         Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR) about your personal data that is processed by us;

·         Right to correction (Art. 16 GDPR) or completion of your personal data that is processed by us;

·         Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR) of your personal data that is processed by us if such processing is by way of exception not necessary under Art. 17 para. 3 GDPR;

·         Right to restriction of the processing (Art. 18 GDPR);

·         Right to be informed (Art. 19 GDPR);

·         Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR);

·         Right to withdraw any consent granted to us (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR); your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

(2) Moreover you have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority if you feel that we are processing your personal data unlawfully. This is the Data Protection Commissioner for your Federal State; you can find the right contact using the following URL: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html

(3) Objection to the processing of your data

If we justify the processing of your personal data by referring to the balance of interests, you may object to such processing. This applies, in particular, if the processing is not necessary in order to fulfil a contract with you, which we explain to you in the description of each of the functions. If you do raise such an objection, we ask you to set out the reasons why we should not process your personal data in the way we have been doing. If your objection is justified, we will examine the circumstances and will either stop or change the data processing or explain to you the compelling legitimate grounds on which we shall continue the processing. Of course, you may at any time object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis. You may use the following contact details to inform us that you object to advertising: Interquell GmbH, CEO: Georg Müller Dipl.OEc., Bahnhofstraße 94, D-86845 Großaitingen, Tel: + 49 (0) 8203 9601 0, email: info@interquell.de

3. Data security

The security of your data is important to us so your personal data is transferred using a secure SSL or TLS encryption/connection. TLS (Transport Layer Security) or the previous version SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a protocol for encrypting data transfers on the Internet. We use it to protect your personal data against external access.  You can tell if a connection is encrypted by the “https//:” or the padlock symbol on the browser line.

We also secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational measures to prevent loss, destruction, access to, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.

4. When you visit our website

If you visit our website simply for information, and so do not register or otherwise send us information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. As soon as you request a file from our website, data is collected and stored by default.

This data consists of:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

We need this data in order to display our website to you and to guarantee stability and security. It is also used for internal statistical purposes and for technical administration of our website. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the specified purposes of the data collection.

5. Use of our online shop

(1) If you wish to place an order in our online shop, you will have to provide personal data such as your

·         Name

·         Address

·         Email address

during the ordering process. The data that is collected for this purpose can be seen from each input screen, and the mandatory details are clearly identified as such. All other details are voluntary.

Providing your personal data serves this purpose and is required to the extent that it is necessary to conclude the contract and process your order. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

(2) You have the option of creating a customer account. The data you provide is stored and processed for the purposes of using your personal data for further, subsequent orders; the consent to do this may be withdrawn. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

(3) We are required under commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for ten years. Your data is therefore not fully deleted even if it no longer has to be stored for the completed contract. The processing is, however, limited to the extent that processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(c) GDPR.

(4) We will only use the data that you have sent us in the course of your order for processing your order.  We use the services of the external providers named below for processing the order:

(a) We have to pass on your address data to our parcel couriers in order to deliver the merchandise. These are required to treat your data confidentially and to store and use it exclusively for the purposes of the delivery, and to delete it once more when the delivery has taken place. The legal basis for passing on of the data is Art. 6 para. 1(b) GDPR.

During the ordering process you also have the option of having your email address passed on to the parcel courier so that the parcel courier can then notify you of delivery of the package. The legal basis for passing on the data is Art. 6 para. 1(a) GDPR.

(b) For payment processing, your payment data is passed on to the appointed financial institution or selected payment provider. The legal basis for passing on the data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

Your payment data will be passed on to the appropriate payment provider according to the payment method you selected. The payment provider bears responsibility for your payment data. You will find information, especially the payment provider’s responsible party and the categories of personal data that are processed by the payment provider, at the following web addresses:

·         PayPal and PayPal Plus:

For a payment by PayPal, credit card (processed PayPal Plus), direct debit (processed by PayPal Plus), purchase on account (processed by PayPal Plus), your data that is necessary for the payment is passed on to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. For certain payment methods, such as purchase on account (processed by PayPal Plus), PayPal reserves the right to obtain a credit report. Information about the identity check by PayPal and the exchange of data with credit reference agencies (credit check) can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/creditchk. The legal basis for PayPal is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(f) GDPR on the grounds of a legitimate interest in determining your financial solvency. For more information, go to https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

6. When you subscribe to our newsletter

(1) When you subscribe to our newsletter, you declare that you consent for us to use your email address for our own advertising purposes (direct marketing).

Permission to send the newsletter

“I would like to receive regular information about interesting offers on Interquell GmbH merchandise. I therefore consent to the use of tracking mechanisms to analyse my browsing behaviour. I may withdraw this consent to use my email address at any time in the future. Newsletters will be sent in compliance with our privacy policy.

(2) Subscribing to our newsletter requires a double opt-in, i.e. when you have registered with your email address you will first receive an email containing an activation link for you to confirm your subscription. Your registration will not be complete until you have clicked the activation link. During the registration process we will store your IP address and the times of registration and confirmation in addition to your email address. We do this so we will subsequently be able to clarify any misuse of external data and demonstrate that you have registered.

(3) If you do not click the activation link to confirm your registration within 24 hours, we will automatically delete any data we have stored in association with your registration.

(4) You only need to enter your email address in order to subscribe to the newsletter. The other, separately identified data is voluntary; we will only use it so we can address you by your name. Once you have confirmed, we will store your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter in which we will inform you about our products and services or products.   The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR.

(5) You may withdraw your consent to the storage and use of your email address to send the newsletter at any time with future effect and unsubscribe from the newsletter. To do this, go to the bottom of the email and click the “Click here to unsubscribe from the newsletter” link or contact us in person: Email: service@happydog.de, Tel.: +49 (0) 82 34 / 96 22 418 or by post to: Interquell GmbH, Südliche Hauptstr. 38, 86517 Wehringen.

(6) We have appointed CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede (called “CleverReach” below”) to send out the newsletter; we pass on to this company the data that we collected from you when you subscribed. The legal basis is Art. 28 GDPR.  We have an order processing relationship with CleverReach; the company was carefully selected and appointed by us, is required to follow our instructions and is regularly checked.

You will find further information in CleverReach’s own privacy notice at https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz.

(7) We also wish to point out that we and/or CleaverReach analyse your browsing behaviour when the newsletter is sent. For the purposes of this analysis, the emails that are sent contain “web beacons” or tracking pixels (which are single-pixel image files that are stored on our website*). Technical information such as the time of the visit, IP address, browser type and operating system, plus the web beacons, are linked with your email address and an individual ID.*  This enables us to tell whether a message has been opened and which links were clicked. The legal basis in this respect is your consent under Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR.

All data collected is pseudonymised; the IDs are not linked to the rest of your personal data so it is not possible to associate the IDs directly with you.

The information will be stored for as long as you remain subscribed to the newsletter. When you unsubscribe, we will store the data anonymously and purely in statistical form. Such tracking is also not possible if you have disabled the display of images by default in your email program. In this case, the newsletter will not be displayed in full, and you may not be able to use all the functions. If you allow the images to be displayed manually, the tracking described above takes place.

If you want to prevent the data analysis for statistical purposes, you will have to unsubscribe from the newsletter.

7.  When you contact us by email or using the contact form and call-back service

(1) When you make contact with us by email or using the contact form on our website, personal data is collected and stored by us. The personal data that is collected when you contact us using the contact form is determined by the contact form. When you make contact with us by email, the following personal data is collected and stored by us: Email address and text of the email, plus other data provided voluntarily. We will use the data you provide exclusively in order to process your contact request. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR or our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. subpara. 1(f) GDPR.

(2) When request our call-back service, you declare that you consent for us to use your telephone number to contact you.

Permission to make contact

I declare that I consent to my telephone number being used by companies to contact me. I may withdraw this consent to use my telephone number at any time in the future by, for example, sending an email to info@interquell.de.

The legal basis for the use of your telephone number for the call-back service is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR.

(3) We will delete all personal data collected in this context once we no longer need to store it. If there is a statutory obligation to preserve records, the processing will be restricted to this purpose. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1(c) GDPR.

8.  When you contact us by telephone or fax

(1) When you make contact with us by telephone or fax, personal data is collected and stored by us. The following personal data is collected and stored by us: Name and telephone or fax number, plus other data provided voluntarily. We will use the data you provide exclusively in order to process your enquiry. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR or our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. subpara. 1(f) GDPR.

(2) We will delete all personal data collected in this context once we no longer need to store it. If there is a statutory obligation to preserve records, the processing will be restricted to this purpose. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1(c) GDPR.

9.  When you use our review function

When you use our review function, you can make public comments about a specific product. Your review or comment will be published in the contribution together with your selected user name. We recommend that you use a pseudonym rather than your full name. Your user name and email address are mandatory entries, all other information is voluntary.

We need your email address to make contact with you if a third-party claims that your comment is unlawful. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b and f) GDPR. Comments are not reviewed before publication. We reserve the right to delete comments if third parties claim that they are unlawful.

10. Collection and storage of personal data, the type and purpose and how it is used when you take part in a competition

(1) We collect and process the following information when you take part in a competition:

  • Salutation, first name and surname
  • A valid email address
  • Address
  • Telephone number (landline and/or mobile)

This data is collected for the purposes of running the competition, including to determine whether you are entitled to take part, to determine and notify the winner by email and to send the prize.

(2) According to Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR the data processing is necessary for the specified purposes to allow the competition to be run appropriately.

(3) We have to pass on your address data to our parcel couriers in order to send the prize. These are required to treat your data confidentially and to store and use it exclusively for the purposes of the delivery, and to delete it once more when the delivery has taken place. The legal basis for passing on of the data is Art. 6 para. 1(b) GDPR.

11. Recruitment management: data collection and purposes of the data acquisition

(1) You may send us your job application documents using our online form, by post, in person or by email.

(2) We process personal data in the course of transferring the job application documents.

  • The personal data that is processed if you use our online form can be seen from each input screen, and the mandatory details are clearly identified as such. All other details are voluntary.
  • When you send your documents by email, the following personal data is processed by us: Email address and text of the email, plus other data provided voluntarily.
  • When you send your documents by post or deliver them in person, the personal data that you provide voluntarily is collected.

(3) Providing your personal data serves this purpose and is required to the extent that it is necessary to run the recruitment process and in order to conclude a contract of employment if appropriate. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

In the event that we conclude an employment contract with you at the end of the recruitment process, the personal data collected during the recruitment process will become part of your personnel file and will be used to conduct and end the employment relationship. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(b) GDPR.

(4) Only the senior management and our Human Resources department have access to your personal data.

(5) We also make use of the external service providers named below in the context of the recruitment process:

(3) If we communicate with you by post, we will have to pass on your address data to our postal service operators. These are required to treat your data confidentially and to store and use it exclusively for the purposes of the delivery, and to delete it once more when the delivery has taken place. The legal basis for passing on of the data is Art. 6 para. 1(b) GDPR.

(6) We do not use any automated processes to come to a decision, including profiling.

12. Cookies

(1) This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores on your device (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). They serve to make your use of our offer simpler and more attractive for you or are used for analytical purposes. When you return to a page you have already visited, cookies enable your device to be recognised. As a result, data you have already entered will be automatically retrieved if you have to fill in a form again, or you can continue the ordering process for any items you have already put in your shopping cart. If the cookies are used for the purpose of concluding or fulfilling the contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara 1(b) GDPR. If the cookies are used to guarantee our legitimate interest in providing simple and attractive functionality and in analysing and improving our website, the legal basis is your consent as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 subpara 1(a) GDPR. If cookies that are strictly necessary in order to run the website are used, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(f) GDPR. In this respect, the running of our website represents our legitimate interest.

(2) You can determine which cookies may be used under “Individual Settings” (link). The most basic level of cookies is necessary for the website to work, so these cookies cannot be disabled.

(3) This website uses the following types of cookie:

·         We mostly use cookies that are automatically deleted from your hard disk when you close your browser or log out (transient cookies, especially session cookies).

·         Other cookies remain on your computer and allow us to recognise your device the next time you visit (persistent cookies). These cookies are automatically deleted from your system after a preset time which will differ from one cookie to another.

(4) Content and services from other suppliers (e.g. Google) are incorporated into this website. These may in turn use cookies and active components. In this respect, please note the following points.

(5) You can also change the way cookies are stored in your browser settings, e.g. you can refuse to accept any cookies at all, refuse third party cookies (which are created by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently browsing) or refuse individual cookies. You can also delete such cookies. We should point out, however, in this case you may not be able to use all the features of our website. To maintain your privacy, we recommend that you delete the cookies from your device and browser history at regular intervals.

13. Our analysis and marketing tools

·           Google Ads (conversion tracking / remarketing)

This website makes use of Google Ads, incorporating conversion tracking and the remarketing function. This is an online advertising platform provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope

Google delivers these advertisements via ad servers. For this reason we use ad server cookies which allow certain parameters for measuring success to be measured, such as how often ads are shown or how many times they are clicked on by users. If you reach our website via a Google advertisement, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies generally expire after 30 days and should not enable you to be identified in person. In addition to this cookie, the other analysis values stored are generally the unique cookie ID, the number of ad impressions by placement (frequency), last impression (of relevance for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (indicating that the user no longer wishes to be addressed).

These cookies enable Google and ourselves to recognise your browser. If a user visits certain pages of the website of an Ads customer and the cookie stored on his computer has not yet expired, Google and the Ads customer can tell that the user has clicked on the advertisement and been redirected to this page. A different cookie is assigned to every Ads customer. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked beyond the websites of Ads customers.

We do not ourselves collect or process any personal data in association with these advertisements. We simply receive from Google statistical analyses which enable us to see which of our advertisements have been especially effective. We do not receive any more detailed data from the use of the advertisements; in particular, we are not able to identify users using this information.

In addition to Google Ads Conversion, we also use the Google Remarketing application. This is a feature that allows us to address you again. If you have previously visited our website, the application lets us display our ads to you as you continue to use the Internet. This is done using cookies which are stored in your browser and which Google uses to record and analyse your usage behaviour as you visit different websites. Google thus knows that you have previously visited our website. According to Google, it does not combine the data collected in association with remarketing with any of your personal data that Google may have stored. In particular, according to Google, pseudonymisation is used for remarketing.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Google revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Google LLC servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy (link) and

https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html  (link). Alternatively you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org (link).

Purpose

The statistical analyses that Google sends us enable us to see which of our advertisements have been especially effective. We use this service for the purpose of displaying advertisements that may be of interest to you in order make our website more interesting for you.

Google also analyses the data obtained through the use of the service for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to structure its website in line with demand.

You will find further information about the purpose of collecting the data and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy (link)

and https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html  (link). Alternatively you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org (link).

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR. This means that this tool will not be used unless you consent to its use.

We have an order processing relationship as defined in Art. 28 GDPR with the supplier Google; the company was carefully selected and appointed by us, is required to follow our instructions and is regularly checked.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

Disabling

You can prevent Google AdSense cookies being stored in various ways:

·         by disabling the cookies for conversion tracking. To do this, set your browser (https://www.google.de/settings/ads) so that cookies from the “www.googleadservices.com” domain are blocked. This setting will be cleared when you clear your cookies.

·         and by changing your browser settings, e.g. you can refuse to accept any cookies at all, refuse third party cookies (cookies which are created by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently browsing) or refuse individual cookies. You can also delete such cookies.

·           Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". In member states of the European Union or other contracting member states of the European Economic Area, Google uses IP anonymisation on this website to shorten your IP address before processing. As a result it cannot be linked to you directly.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities and to provide the operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage. Google Analytics will not combine the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Google revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Google LLC servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Purpose

We use this service for the purpose of analysing and regularly improving our website. The statistics thus obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user, and to measure the success of and optimise our promotional activities.

Google also analyses the data obtained through the use of the service for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to structure its website in line with demand.

You will find further information about the purpose of collecting the data and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and  http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR. This means that this tool will not be used until you consent to its use.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

Disabling

You can also prevent Google Analytics cookies being stored in the following way:

Ø  You can prevent the recording by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie that will prevent your data being recorded when you visit this website in the future:

§  Add the following text as HTML code to your website:

§ 

<a onclick="alert('Google Analytics was disabled');"

§  href="javascript:gaOptout()">» Disable Google Analytics

Ø  You can also prevent Google from recording and processing data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Ø  And by changing your browser settings, you can, for example, refuse to accept any cookies at all, refuse third party cookies (cookies which are created by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently browsing) or refuse individual cookies. You can also delete such cookies.

·           Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This tool allows us to manage other tools. Google Tag Manager itself does not use any cookies and also records no personal data. However, the tools managed by Google Tag Manager may use cookies. If you grant or withdraw your consent, this will apply to all tools that are managed via Google Tag Manager.

For more information, go to http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html

We use Google Tag Manager to manage the tools listed below.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

·           Facebook pixel

This website uses the “Facebook pixel” remarketing function provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).

Scope

Your browser uses the marketing tools to automatically establish a direct connection to a Facebook server; the information generated by Facebook is then transferred this server where it is stored.

Website users can then be shown targeted advertisements (Facebook ads) when they visit the Facebook social network or other websites that also use the function. As a result, Facebook ads that we have created should only be displayed to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our offers or have certain other features / interests that we have indicated to Facebook (“custom audiences”). The Facebook pixel is also used for statistical and market research purposes since it enables us to see whether a user, after clicking a Facebook ad, was redirected to our website (“conversion”).

The data collected by Facebook pixels does not give us any information about your identity.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Facebook revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Facebook Inc. servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php and

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

Purpose

We are thus pursuing our interest in displaying advertisements that are of interest to you in order make our website more interesting for you. We also use this function for the purpose of market research.

You will find further information about the purpose of data collection and how it is processed by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php and

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

Disabling

You can also prevent the Facebook pixel being stored in the following way:

  • by clicking the following link (opt-out tool). This will delete the opt-in cookie, disabling Facebook pixel tracking.
  • and by changing your browser settings, e.g. you can refuse to accept any cookies at all, refuse third party cookies (cookies which are created by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently browsing) or refuse individual cookies. You can also delete such cookies.

14. Incorporation of other tools

·           YouTube

We have incorporated YouTube videos into our online presence; these are stored at http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. The provider is “YouTube”, a service that belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

Scope

These are all incorporated in “extended data protection mode”, which means that no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you are not playing a video. The data specified in the next section will not be transferred until you start playing the videos. We have no influence over this data transfer.

When you visit the website, Google is informed that you have opened the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in point 4 under the “When you visit our website” heading of this Privacy Policy is transferred. This happens regardless of whether you have used a Google user account to log in or whether you have no user account.

If you have logged in with your Google account, your data can be associated directly with it. You must log out first if you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile. It is possible that this data may be passed on to Google contractual partners, third parties or public authorities.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Google revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Google LLC servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Purpose

We use this service for the purpose of displaying for you videos of our products and about our company.

Google also analyses the data obtained through the use of the service for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to structure its website in line with demand.

You will find further information about the purpose of collecting the data and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR. This means that this tool will not be used until you consent to its use.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

·           Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a map service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope

When you visit the website, Google is informed that you have opened the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in point 4 under the “When you visit our website” heading of this Privacy Policy is transferred. This happens regardless of whether you have used a Google user account to log in or whether you have no user account.

If you have logged in with your Google account, your data can be associated directly with it. You must log out first if you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile. It is possible that this data may be passed on to Google contractual partners, third parties or public authorities.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Google revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Google LLC servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Purpose

We use this service for the purpose of making it easier for you to find the locations shown on our website.

Google also analyses the data obtained through the use of the service for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to structure its website in line with demand.

You will find further information about the purpose of collecting the data and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR. This means that this tool will not be used until you consent to its use.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

·           Google reCAPTCHA

This website uses reCAPTCHA, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope

When you visit the website, Google is informed that you have opened the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data specified in point 4 under the “When you visit our website” heading of this Privacy Policy is transferred. This happens regardless of whether you have used a Google user account to log in or whether you have no user account.

If you have logged in with your Google account, your data can be associated directly with it. You must log out first if you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile. It is possible that this data may be passed on to Google contractual partners, third parties or public authorities.

We have no influence over which data is collected, nor has Google revealed to us the full scope of the data collection or the storage period. It is also possible in this respect for your data to be transferred to the Google LLC servers in the USA.

You will find further information about the scope of data collection and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy (link).

Purpose

We use this service for the purpose of protecting the orders that you place using the forms provided on our website. The tool is used to check whether data has been entered by a human being or by an automated program. This is intended to prevent misuse of our offer by automated surveillance and to prevent spam.

Google also analyses the data obtained through the use of the service for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or to structure its website in line with demand.

You will find further information about the purpose of collecting the data and how it is processed by Google at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy (Link).

Legal basis

The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR. This means that this tool will not be used unless you consent to its use.

Consent / withdrawal

You may give your consent under Individual Settings (link).

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing based on the consent before its withdrawal.

You may withdraw your granted consent under “Individual Settings” (link).

Disabling

You can prevent the use of this tool by changing your browser settings, e.g. you can refuse to accept any cookies at all, refuse third party cookies (cookies which are created by a third party, i.e. not by the actual website you are currently browsing) or refuse individual cookies. You can also delete such cookies.

17. Storage period for personal data

The storage period for personal data is based on the statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and fiscal retention periods). When the statutory retention periods have elapsed, we delete the relevant personal data provided that the personal data is not necessary to fulfil or initiate a contract or we no longer have a legitimate interest in storing it.

16. Passing on of personal data in other respects

(1) We sometimes use external service providers to process your data and to make this website available. These providers have been carefully selected and appointed by us, are required to follow our instructions and are regularly checked.  The legal basis is Art. 28 GDPR.

(2) In addition to the above situations, we only pass on your personal data to third parties in the situations listed below:

·         if you have given your express consent for us to do this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(a) GDPR, or

·         if there is a legal obligation to pass it on in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(c) GDPR, e.g. for law enforcement purposes, or

it is passed on in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 subpara. 1(f) if necessary for the purposes of asserting or defending legal claims or exercising rights, and it is unlikely that such passing on goes against an overriding and legitimate interest of the data subject.

Version dated May 2021