Data Protection 

1. Introduction

With the following information, we would like to give you, the “data subject”, an overview of how we process your personal data and your rights under data protection laws. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. If you would like to use our company’s special services via our website, processing of personal data may be necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain your consent.

The processing of personal data, for example your name, address or email address, always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to “Leafworks GmbH”. With this data protection declaration we would like to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data that we collect, use and process.

As the controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, you are free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone or by post.

2. Responsible

 Responsible within the meaning of the GDPR is:

Leafworks GmbH, Travestieg 2, 22851 Norderstedt, Germany

Representative of the responsible: Robert Cwicinski, Georg Winkler

3. Data protection officer

You can contact the data protection officer as follows:

Ingo Krause

Email: datenschutz@leafworks.de

You can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Definitions

The data protection declaration is based on the terminology used by the European directors and regulators when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:

1. Personal data

Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is a natural person who, directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special characteristics, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

2. Affected person

Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller (our company).

3. Processing

Processing is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the help of automated processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, the disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

4. Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

5. Profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in the fact that this personal data is used to evaluate or predict certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular to aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences or interest, reliability, behavior, location or change of location of this natural person.

6. Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

7. Processors

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

8. Receiver

The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States are not considered recipients.

9. Third party

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor.

10. Consent

Consent is any expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject for the specific case in an informed manner and unequivocally in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory act, with which the data subject indicates that you consent to the processing of your personal data is.

5. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations where we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d GDPR.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR are based. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh them. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, they were of the opinion that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

6. Transmission of data to third parties

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  1. You have given your consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR have given express consent to this
  2. the disclosure according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is permitted to protect our legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,
  3. in the event that for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR there is a legal obligation, as well
  4. this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

7. Technology

7.1 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 data that your browser transmits to our server (in so-called “server log files”). Every time you or an automated system calls up a page, our website collects a series of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The can be recorded

  1. browser types and versions used,
  2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
  3. the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer),
  4. the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  5. the date and time of access to the website,
  6. an Internet protocol address (IP address),
  7. The Internet service provider of the accessing system.

When using this general data and information, we do not draw any conclusions about you personally. Rather, this information is needed to

  1. to deliver the contents of our website correctly,
  2. to optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it,
  3. to guarantee the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and
  4. To provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack.

This collected data and information is therefore statistically evaluated by us on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above.

7.2 Encrypted payments

If, after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, there is an obligation to provide us with your payment details (e.g. account number with direct debit authorization), this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions using the common means of payment (Visa / MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http: //” to “https: //” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

We use this technology to protect your transmitted data.

8. Cookies

8.1 General information about cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are saved on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

Information is stored in the cookie, which results in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. For example, we use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our offer for you. These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already been with us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

8.2 Legal basis for the use of cookies

The data processed by cookies, which are required for the proper functioning of the website, are therefore to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR required.

For all other cookies, you can use our opt-in cookie banner to consent to this within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a have submitted GDPR.

9. Contents of our website

9.1 Registration as a user

You have the opportunity to register on our website by providing personal data.

Which personal data are transmitted to us is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data you enter will only be collected and stored for internal use by us and for your own purposes. We can arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use, which is attributable to us.

By registering on our website, the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP), the date and the time of registration are also saved. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services, and if necessary, this data enables the investigation of committed crimes. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary for our security. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on is used for criminal prosecution.

Your registration with the voluntary provision of personal data also serves us to offer you content or services that, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from our database.

We will provide you with information about which personal data is stored about you at any time on request. We also correct or delete personal data at your request, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. A data protection officer named by name in this data protection declaration and all other employees are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

Your data is processed in the interest of convenient and easy use of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

9.2 Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

According to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. 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. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time and can send a message to the above. Address of the person responsible. We save and use the data you provide for contract processing. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with due regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after the expiry of these deadlines, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further data use on our part is reserved , about which we will inform you accordingly below.

9.3 Data processing for order processing

The personal data we collect will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as far as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution as part of the payment processing, if this is necessary for the payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly below. The legal basis for the transfer of the data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

9.4 Conclusion of contracts with online shops, dealers and dispatch of goods

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

9.5 Establishing contact / contact form

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or email), personal data is collected. What data in the case of a contact informulars can be gathered from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, then an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been finally clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention requirements.

9.6 Services / digital goods

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institution commissioned with the payment processing.

A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

9.7 Application management / job exchange

We collect and process applicants’ personal data for the purpose of handling the application process. Processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or using 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 deleted two months after the announcement of the rejection decision, provided that there are no other legitimate interests on our part. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, an obligation to provide evidence in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

In this respect, data processing takes place solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

10.Sending newsletters

10.1 Sending newsletters to existing customers

If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers from our range of goods or services similar to those already purchased from our range. We do not have to obtain any separate consent from you for this in accordance with Section 7 (3) UWG. In this respect, data processing takes place solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your email address for this purpose, we will not send you an email. You are entitled to object to the use of your email address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the person responsible at the beginning. For this, you only incur transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. After receipt of your objection, the use of your email address for advertising purposes will be stopped immediately.

10.2 Newsletter tracking

Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format in order to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, the company can recognize whether and when an email was opened by you and which links in the email were called up by you.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by us in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to your interests. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent relating to this, which is made using the double opt-in procedure. After a revocation, we delete these personal data. We automatically interpret a cancellation from receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests in the display of personalized advertising, market research and / or the design of our website in line with requirements.

10.3 Mailchimp

Our e-mail newsletter is 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 pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place within the framework of order processing by MailChimp. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.

MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent one-pixel image files that are stored on our website. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected in a pseudonymized form and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

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

You can withdraw your consent at any time. You can also prevent processing at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your web browser accordingly. You can also prevent the storage and transmission of personal data by deactivating Java Script in your web browser or installing a JavaScript blocker (e.g. https://noscript.net or https://www.ghostery.com). We would like to point out that these measures may mean that not all functions of our website are available.

MailChimp can also process this data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR itself due to its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service and in market forumsUse purposes for determining, for example, which countries the recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass them on to third parties.

To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp (“Data Processing Agreement”) based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transmission of your personal data to MailChimp. If you are interested, this data processing contract can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/.

MailChimp is also certified under the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield” and is committed to complying with EU data protection regulations.

You can view MailChimp’s data protection regulations here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

11. Our activities in social networks

So that we can also communicate with you on social networks and provide information about our services, we have our own pages there. If you visit one of our social media pages, we are jointly responsible with the provider of the respective social media platform for the processing processes that this involves, which relates to personal data, within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR.

We are not the original provider of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the options offered by the respective provider.

 As a precaution, we would like to point out that your data may also be processed outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use can therefore pose data protection risks for you, as protecting your rights e.g. for information, deletion, objection, etc. can be difficult and processing in social networks is often carried out directly for advertising purposes or for analysis of user behavior by the provider, without this being influenced by us. If usage profiles are created by the provider, cookies are often used or the usage behavior is assigned directly to your own member profile of the social networks (if you are logged in here).

The processing operations described for personal data are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest and the legitimate interest of the respective provider, in order to communicate with you in a contemporary manner or to be able to inform you about our services. If you have to give the respective providers consent to data processing as a user, the legal basis relates to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO in conjunction Art. 7 GDPR.

Since we have no access to the providers’ data, we would like to point out that your rights (e.g. information, correction, deletion, etc.) should best apply directly to the respective provider. We have listed further information on the processing of your data in the social networks and the option to exercise your right of objection or revocation (so-called opt-out) at the respective provider of social networks we use:

11.1 Facebook

(Co-) responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland

Data protection declaration (data policy):

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

Opt-out and advertising settings:

 https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen

Facebook is the EU-U.S. Joined Privacy Shield Agreement:

 https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

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

11.2 LinkedIn

(Co-) responsible for data processing in Europe:

 LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

Data protection:

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

Opt-out and advertising settings:

 https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

LinkedIn is the EU-U.S. Joined Privacy Shield Agreement:

 https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active

11.3 YouTube

(Co-) responsible for data processing in Europe:

 Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland

Data protection:

 https://policies.google.com/privacy

Opt-out and advertising settings:

 https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

Google is the EU-U.S. Joined Privacy Shield Agreement:

 https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

11.4 XING

(Co-) responsible for data processing in Germany:

 XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

Data protection:

 https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung

Information requests for XING members:

 https://www.xing.com/settings/privacy/data/disclosure

12. Social media plugins

12.1 YouTube plugin

We have integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, evaluate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be called up via the Internet 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.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which we operate and on which a YouTube component (YouTube plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to display the corresponding one Download YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.

If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube plugin. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.

YouTube and Google always receive information about the fact that you have visited our website via the YouTube component if you are logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, you can prevent the transmission by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

YouTube is used in the interest of convenient and easy use of our website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

13. Web analysis

 13.1 Facebook Pixel (Custom Audience)

This website uses the “Facebook Pixel” from Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”). If explicit consent is given, the behavior of users can be tracked after they have seen or clicked on a Facebook advertisement. This procedure serves to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimize future advertising measures.

The data collected is anonymous to us, so it does not provide us with any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). You can enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook. A cookie can also be stored on your computer for these purposes. These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

In order to deactivate the use of cookies on your IT system, you can set your internet browser so that no cookies can be stored on your IT system in the future or cookies that have already been stored will be deleted. Disabling all cookies can, however, mean that some functions on our website can no longer be performed. You can block the use of cookies by third parties such as Deactivate Facebook on the following website of the Digital Advertising Alliance: https://www.aboutads.info/choices/

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

  1. http://optout.networkadvertising.org/
  2. http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

We would like to point out that this setting will also be deleted if you delete your cookies.

13.2 Google Analytics

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter referred to as “Google”) . In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies (see “Cookies”) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  1. browser type / version,
  2. operating system used,
  3. referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  4. host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  5. time of the server request,

are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of this website. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https: //tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is activated on your em device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

13.3 Google Analytics remarketing

We have integrated Google Remarketing services on this website. Google remarketing is a function of Google AdWords that enables a company to show advertisements to Internet users who have previously visited the company’s website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-related advertising and consequently to display interest-relevant advertisements to the Internet user.

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

The purpose of Google remarketing is to display interest-related advertising. Google remarketing enables us to display advertisements via the Google advertising network or to display them on other websites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google remarketing places a cookie on your data subject’s IT system. By setting the cookie, Google is able to recognize the visitor to our website if he subsequently calls up websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. Every time you visit a website on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated, your internet browser automatically identifies with Google. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as your IP address or surfing behavior, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-relevant advertising.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as the websites you visit. Every time you visit our website, personal data, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

You can also object to Google’s interest-based advertising. To do this, you must open the link www.google.de/settings/ads from every internet browser used and make the desired settings there.

In particular, these processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

13.4 Jetpack (formerly WordPress Stats)

This website uses the WordPress tool Jetpack to statistically evaluate visitor access. The provider is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

Automattic has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA and has been certified. As a result, Automattic is committed to complying with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. More information can be found at:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active

Jetpack uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the USA. Your IP address is anonymized after processing and before storage.

Jetpack cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. At Deactivating cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

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

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

14. Advertising

 14.1 Google Ads (formerly AdWords)

Our website uses the functions of Google Ads, we hereby advertise this website in Google search results and on third-party websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your end device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising using a pseudonymous cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visit.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Any further data processing will only take place if you have agreed with Google that your internet and app browser history will be linked to your Google account by Google and information from your Google account will be used to personalize advertisements that you are viewing on the web . If you are logged in to Google in this case while visiting our website, Google uses your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. To do this, Google temporarily links your personal data to Google Analytics data in order to form target groups.

You can permanently deactivate the setting of cookies for advertising requirements by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

Alternatively, you can find out about the setting of cookies from the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info and make settings for this. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Google Ireland Limited, based in Ireland, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information and the data protection regulations regarding advertising and Google can be viewed here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

14.2 Google AdSense

We have integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertising on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of the Internet user, 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 integrate advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on your IT system. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA, is able to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is operated by us and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically triggered by the respective Google AdSense component, data for the purpose of online – Submit advertising and billing commissions to Alphabet Inc. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. receives knowledge of personal data, such as your IP address, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently enable commission statements.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages in order to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. can recognize whether and when a website has been opened by your IT system and which links you have n were clicked. Tracking pixels are used, among other things, to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the recording and billing of the advertisements displayed, are transferred 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 share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

14.3 Google Ads with conversion tracking

We have integrated Google Ads on this website. Google Ads is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place advertisements in both the Google search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google Ads enables an advertiser to define certain keywords in advance, which are used to only display an ad in Google’s search engine results when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed on topic-related websites using an automatic algorithm and taking the previously defined keywords into account.

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

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

If you access our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on your IT system by Google. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used for your identification. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. With the conversion cookie, both we and Google can understand whether a user who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. completed or canceled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to generate visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective ads and to optimize our ads for the future . Neither our company nor other Google Ads advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify you.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites you visit. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection you use, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected through the technical process with third parties.

You can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on your IT system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Ads can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

You can also object to Google’s interest-based advertising. To do this, you must open the link www.google.de/settings/ads from your internet browser and make the desired settings there.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Further information and the applicable data protection regulations of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

15. Plugins and other services

 15.1 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”). This function primarily serves to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service also includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Ireland Limited, based in Ireland, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data protection declaration can be viewed at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

15.2 Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager, a cookie-free domain that does not collect any personal data.

With this tool “website tags” (i.e. keywords, which are integrated in HTML elements) can be implemented and managed via an interface. By using the Google Tag Manager, we can automatically understand which button, link or which personalized image you have actively clicked on and can then record which contents of our website are of particular interest to you.

The tool also triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If you have deactivated at the domain or cookie level, this remains for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

15.3 Google WebFonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts, which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Ireland Limited, based in Ireland, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

15.4 Jetpack for WordPress

We have integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that offers the operator of a website that is based on WordPress additional functions. Among other things, Jetpack allows us to create an overview of the visitors to the site. The display of related articles and publications or the possibility to share content on the page also increases the number of visitors. Safety functions are also integrated in Jetpack. Jetpack also optimizes and speeds up the loading of the images integrated on the website.

The operator of the Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The operating company uses the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Jetpack places a cookie on your IT system. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed and on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the respective Jetpack component to transmit data to Automattic for analysis purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is used to create an overview of website visits. They are evaluated with the aim of optimizing our website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify you without your prior express consent. The data also become known to Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

You can dPrevent the setting of cookies by Jetpack and our website at any time by making the appropriate settings in your internet browser. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs. You also have the option to object to and prevent the collection of the data generated by the Jetpack cookie relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Automattic / Quantcast. To do this, you must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on your IT system. If the cookies on your system are deleted after an objection, you must call the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that you will no longer be able to fully use our website.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The applicable data protection regulations of Automattic are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection regulations of Quantcast are available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

15.5 YouTube (videos)

We have integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, evaluate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be called up via the Internet 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 one of the individual pages of this website is operated by us and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your IT system is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to display the corresponding one Download YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are made aware of which specific subpage of our website you are visiting.

If the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific subpage of our website you are visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to your YouTube account.

YouTube and Google always receive information about the fact that you have visited our website via the YouTube component if you are logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether you click on a YouTube video or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, you can prevent the transmission by logging out of your YouTube account before visiting our website.

These processing operations take place only with the express consent given in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

16. Payment provider

16.1 PayPal

We have integrated PayPal components on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also has 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 classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate 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, Luxemburg.

If you select “PayPal” as payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, your data will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, you consent to the transmission of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. In order to process the purchase contract, personal data related to the respective order are also necessary.

The purpose of the transmission of the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. We will transmit PayPal personal data in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and us may be transmitted by PayPal to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed in the order.

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

PayPal is used in the interest of proper and smooth payment processing. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

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

16.2 Sofort

We have integrated components of Sofortüberweisung on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical process through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.

The operator of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany, part of Klarna Bank AB, (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

If you select “Sofortüberweisung” as the payment option in our online shop during the ordering process, your data will be automatically transmitted to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, you consent to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

When making a purchase via Sofortüberweisung, transfer your PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung carries out a transfer to us after a technical check of the account balance and access to further data to check the account funds. We are automatically notified of the execution of this financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung are first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the transmission of the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. We will also transfer other personal data immediately if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and us may be transmitted to credit reporting agencies by Sofortüberweisung. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as dThis is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on order.

The data subject has the option to revoke their consent to the handling of personal data at any time compared to Sofortüberweisung. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

The use of Sofortüberweisung is in the interest of proper and smooth payment processing. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at Klarna.com/de/datenschutz/.

16.3 Stripe

We have integrated Stripe components on this website. Stripe is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Stripe depicts a technical process by which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.

Stripe is operated by Stripe, Inc. 510 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

If you select “Stripe” as payment option in our online shop during the order process, your data will be automatically transmitted to Stripe. By selecting this payment option, you consent to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

When you process your purchase via Stripe, you send your credit card details and your account details to Stripe. After a technical check of the account balance and accessing further data to check the account funds, Stripe will transfer the money to us. We are automatically notified of the execution of this financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Stripe are first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the transmission of the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. We will also transmit other personal data to Stripe if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Stripe and us may be transmitted by Stripe to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Stripe may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf.

The data subject has the option to revoke their consent to Stripe’s handling of personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Stripe is used in the interest of proper and smooth payment processing. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The applicable data protection regulations of Stripe can be found at https://stripe.com/de/privacy.

16.4 Giropay

We have integrated Giropay components on this website. Giropay is a payment service that enables cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Giropay depicts a technical process through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.

Giropay is operated by GIROPAY GMBH, An der Welle 4, 60322 Frankfurt / Main

If you select “Giropay” as payment option in our online shop, your data will be automatically transmitted to Giropay. By selecting this payment option, you consent to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

When making a purchase via Giropay, you transmit your PIN and TAN to Giropay GmbH. Sofortüberweisung carries out a transfer to us after a technical check of the account balance and access to further data to check the account funds. We are automatically notified of the execution of this financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Giropay are first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the transmission of the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. We will n Transfer Giropay other personal data even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Giropay and us may be transmitted by Giropay to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Giropay may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf.

The data subject has the option of withdrawing consent to the handling of personal data from Giropay at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Giropay is used in the interest of proper and smooth payment processing. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The applicable data protection regulations of Giropay can be found at https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutzerklaerung.

16.5 Apple Pay

We have integrated Apple Pay components on this website. Apple Pay is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Apple Pay represents a technical process through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after placing the order.

Apple Pay is operated by Apple Inc. One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, California, USA, 95014

If you select “Apple Pay” as the payment option in our online shop, your data will be automatically transmitted to Apple Pay. By selecting this payment option, you consent to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

When you process your purchase via Apple Pay, you transfer your credit card or account data to Apple Inc. After a technical check of the account balance and access to other data to check the account balance, Apple Pay will transfer the money to us. We are automatically notified of the execution of this financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Apple Pay is first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that is necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the transmission of the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. We will also transmit other personal data to Apple Pay if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Apple Pay and us may be transferred by Apple Pay to credit bureaus. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Apple Pay may disclose the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on order.

The data subject has the option to withdraw their consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis Apple Pay. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Apple Pay is used in the interest of proper and smooth payment processing. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The applicable Apple Pay data protection regulations can be found at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/de-ww/.

17. Your rights as a data subject

17.1 Right to confirmation

You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether your personal data is being processed.

17.2 Right to information Art. 15 GDPR

You have the right to receive free information from us at any time about the personal data stored about you and a copy of this data in accordance with the statutory provisions.

17.3 Right to rectification Art. 16 GDPR

You have the right to request the correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. You also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

17.4 Deletion Art. 17 GDPR

You have the right to ask us to delete your personal data immediately if one of the reasons provided by law applies and if the processing or storage is not necessary.

17.5 Restriction of processing Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to request that we restrict processing if one of the legal requirements is met.

17.6 Data portability Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and the processing is carried out using automated processes, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 Para. 1 GDPR, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if not the rights and freedoms of others are compromised.

17.7 Objection to Art. 21 GDPR

You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, at any time against the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e (data processing in the public interest) or f (data processing based on a balance of interests) GDPR, to object.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In individual cases, we process personal data in order to operate direct mail. You can object to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, you have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data relating to you that we do for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para. 1 GDPR unless such processing is necessary to perform a task in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to object in connection with the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, using automated procedures that use technical specifications.

17.8 Revocation of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.

17.9 Complaint to a supervisory authority

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

18. Routine storage, deletion and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this was provided for by the legal regulations to which our company is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or a prescribed storage period expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

19. Duration of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract.

20. Up-to-dateness and change of the data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status: July 2020.

Due to the further development of our websites and offers or due to changes in legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration at any time on the website at “https://leafworks.de/datenschutzerklaerung/”.

This data protection declaration was created with the support of the data protection software: audatis MANAGER.

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