1) Introduction and contact details of the responsible person

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller of data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is sonoro audio GmbH, Hammer Landstraße 45, 41460 Neuss, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 2131 / 88 34 141, Fax: +49 (0) 2131 / 7517 599, Email: info@sonoro.de. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The Controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be contacted as follows: "Data Protection Officer of sonoro audio GmbH, Hammer Landstraße 45, 41460 Neuss, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 2131 / 88 34 141, Fax: +49 (0) 2131 / 7517 599, E-Mail: info@sonoro.de".

2) Data collection when visiting our website

2.1 During the mere informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to the page server (so-called "server log files"). When you call up our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference used to access the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: anonymised)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

2.2 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

3) Hosting & content delivery network

DigitalOcean

We use the system of the following provider to host our website and display the page content: DigitalOcean LLC, 101 Avenue of the Americas 10th Floor New York, NY 10013, USA

All data collected on our website is processed on the provider's servers.
We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider, which ensures the protection of the data of our website visitors and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

4) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. In some cases, these cookies are automatically deleted again after closing the browser (so-called "session cookies"), in other cases, these cookies remain on your end device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the performance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of consent given, or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

5) Making contact

5.1 Zendesk

This website uses a live chat system provided by the following provider: Zendesk International Ltd, 55 Charlemont Place, Saint Kevin's, Dublin D02 F985, Ireland.

The processing of personal data transmitted via the chat takes place either in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, because it is necessary for the initiation or execution of the contract, or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our legitimate interest in the effective support of our site visitors.
Subject to any statutory retention periods to the contrary, your data transmitted in this way will be deleted when the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

In addition, for the purpose of creating pseudonymized user profiles, further information may be collected and evaluated with the help of cookies, which, however, does not serve to identify you personally and is not merged with other data records. Insofar as this information has a personal reference, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization purposes.

The setting of cookies can be prevented by appropriate browser settings. However, the functionality of our website may be limited in this case. You can object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of creating a pseudonymized user profile at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

5.2 Trustpilot

We use the services of the following provider for rating reminders: Trustpilot A/S, Pilestræde 58, 1112 Copenhagen, Denmark

Exclusively on the basis of your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, we transmit your e-mail address and, if applicable, other customer data to the provider so that they can contact you with an evaluation reminder by e-mail.

You can revoke your consent to us or the provider at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

5.3 Zendesk

To process customer requests, we use the email ticketing system of the following provider: Zendesk International Ltd, 55 Charlemont Place, Saint Kevin's, Dublin D02 F985, Ireland.

If you make contact requests by mail via our website, these are stored and organized in the ticket system to enable chronological processing and to improve the service experience. You can always view the current status of the processing of your request via the individually assigned ticket number.

For the organization and processing of inquiries, personal data is collected according to the scope of its provision, but in any case name, first name and e-mail address, transmitted to the provider, stored there and read.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in the efficient design of our customer service, in the fastest possible response to your request and the optimization of our service offering in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

5.4 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data will be processed exclusively for the purpose of processing and responding to your request and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

6) Data processing when opening a customer account

Pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent necessary in each case if you provide us with this data when opening a customer account. Which data is required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the corresponding form on our website.

Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. After deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted, provided that all contracts concluded via it have been fully processed, no legal retention periods are opposed and no legitimate interest on our part in the continued storage exists.

7) Use of customer data for direct advertising

7.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter, which ensures that you only receive newsletters if you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive the newsletter by clicking on a verification link sent to the email address provided.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. In doing so, we store your IP address entered by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter is used strictly for the intended purpose.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for any other purpose that is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

7.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter 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 for similar goods or services, such as those already purchased, from our range by e-mail. In accordance with Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you any e-mails.

You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the responsible person named at the beginning. For this, you will only incur transmission costs according to the prime rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.

7.3 Omnisend

Our e-mail newsletters are sent via this provider: Soundest Ltd, Unit a3, Gateway Tower, 32 Western Gateway, London E16 1YL, England

Based on our legitimate interest in effective and user-friendly newsletter marketing, we pass on the data you provide when registering for the newsletter to this provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR so that they can send the newsletter on our behalf.

Subject to your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, the provider also carries out a statistical evaluation of the success of newsletter campaigns using web beacons or tracking pixels in the e-mails sent, which can measure opening rates and specific interactions with the content of the newsletter. End device information (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system) is also collected and evaluated, but not merged with other data sets.
You can revoke your consent to newsletter tracking at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider, which protects the data of our website visitors and prohibits disclosure to third parties.

When data is transferred to the provider location, an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed by an adequacy decision of the European Commission.

7.4 Notification of product availability by e-mail

For temporarily unavailable items, you can sign up to receive email merchandise availability notifications. In this case, we will send you a one-time e-mail message about the availability of the item you have selected. Mandatory information for sending this notification is only your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and may be used to address you personally. For the mail dispatch, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, which ensures that you will only receive a notification if you have expressly confirmed your consent to this by clicking on a verification link sent to the specified e-mail address.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. In doing so, we store your IP address entered by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data we collect when you register for our goods availability e-mail notification service is used strictly for the intended purpose.

You can unsubscribe from the availability notifications at any time by sending a corresponding message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our mailing list set up for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8) Data processing for order processing

8.1 Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we will process the contact data (name, address, email address) provided by you when placing the order to inform you personally about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period and within the scope of our statutory duty to inform pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR by suitable means of communication (e.g. by post or email). Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of informing you about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent necessary for the respective information.

In order to process your order, we also work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the performance of concluded contracts. Certain personal data are transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

8.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)

- Amazon Pay

One or more online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 38 avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg

If you choose a payment method of the provider where you make an advance payment (such as credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be disclosed to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose.
- Apple Pay

If you choose the payment method "Apple Pay" of Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment processing is carried out via the "Apple Pay" function of your terminal device running iOS, watchOS or macOS by charging a payment card deposited with "Apple Pay". Apple Pay uses security functions integrated into the hardware and software of your device to protect your transactions. To release a payment, you must enter a code that you have previously defined and verify it using the "Face ID" or "Touch ID" function on your device.

For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process, together with information about your order, is passed on to Apple in encrypted form. Apple then encrypts this data again with a developer-specific key before the data is transmitted to the payment service provider of the payment card stored in Apple Pay to carry out the payment. The encryption ensures that only the website through which the purchase was made can access the payment data. After the payment is made, Apple sends your device account number and a transaction-specific, dynamic security code to the originating website to confirm the success of the payment.

Insofar as personal data is processed during the described transfers, the processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

Apple retains anonymized transaction data, including the approximate amount of the purchase, the approximate date and time, and whether the transaction was completed successfully. The anonymization completely eliminates any reference to individuals. Apple uses the anonymized data to improve "Apple Pay" and other Apple products and services.

When you use Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch to complete a purchase made through Safari on Mac, the Mac and the authorization device communicate over an encrypted channel on Apple's servers. Apple does not process or store any of this information in a format that can identify you personally. You can disable the ability to use Apple Pay on your Mac in your iPhone settings. Go to "Wallet & Apple Pay", and uncheck "Allow payments on Mac".

Further information on data protection with Apple Pay can be found at the Internet address below: https://support.apple.com/en-en/HT203027
- giropay

One or more online payment methods of the following provider are available on this website: paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstr. 14-16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (such as credit card payment), the payment data you provide during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) and information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only to the extent that it is necessary for this purpose.
- Google Pay

If you choose the payment method "Google Pay" of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), the payment processing is carried out via the "Google Pay" application of your mobile device running at least Android 4.4 ("KitKat") and having an NFC function by charging a payment card deposited with Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g. PayPal). For the release of a payment via Google Pay in the amount of more than €25, the prior unlocking of your mobile end device by the respective verification measure set up (such as facial recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern) is required.

For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process, together with information about your order, will be passed on to Google. Google then transmits your payment information stored in Google Pay in the form of a uniquely assigned transaction number to the source website, which is used to verify a completed payment. This transaction number does not contain any information about the real payment data of your payment means deposited in Google Pay, but is created and transmitted as a one-time valid numeric token. For all transactions via Google Pay, Google only acts as an intermediary to process the payment transaction. The transaction is carried out exclusively in the relationship between the user and the source website by debiting the means of payment deposited with Google Pay.

Insofar as personal data is processed during the described transfers, the processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

Google reserves the right to collect, store and analyze certain transaction-specific information for each transaction made through Google Pay. This includes the date, time and amount of the transaction, merchant location and description, a description provided by the merchant of the goods or services purchased, photos you attached to the transaction, the name and email address of the seller and buyer or sender and recipient, the payment method used, your description for the reason for the transaction, and the offer associated with the transaction, if applicable.

According to Google, this processing is carried out exclusively in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper billing, verification of transaction data and optimization and functional maintenance of the Google Pay service.

Google also reserves the right to merge the processed transaction data with further information that is collected and stored by Google when using other Google services.

The terms of use of Google Pay can be found here:

https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/u/0/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=googlepaytos&ldl=en
You can find further information on data protection with Google Pay at the following Internet address:
https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=privacynotice&ldl=en
- iDeal

One or more online payment methods of the following provider are available on this website: Currence Holding BV, Beethovenstraat 300 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (such as credit card payment), the payment data you provide during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) and information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only to the extent that it is necessary for this purpose.
- Klarna

One or more online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden

If you choose a payment method of the provider where you make an advance payment (such as credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be disclosed to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose.

If you select a payment method for which the provider makes an advance payment (such as purchase on account or installment purchase or direct debit), you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, and, if applicable, data on an alternative means of payment) during the ordering process.

In order to safeguard our legitimate interest in determining the solvency of our customers, this data is forwarded by us to the provider for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The provider checks on the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment experience) whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.

In addition to internal provider criteria pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO, identity and creditworthiness information from the following credit agencies may be included in the decision-making process during the application review:

https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/en_en/credit_rating_agencies

The credit report may contain probability values (score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
- Mollie

One or more online payment methods are available on this website from the following provider: Mollie B.V., Keizersgracht 313, 1016 EE Amsterdam, The Netherlands

If you choose a payment method of the provider where you make an advance payment (such as credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be disclosed to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.
- Paypal

One or more online payment methods of the following provider are available on this website: PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.

If you choose a payment method of the provider, where you make advance payments, your payment data (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) and information about the content of your order will be disclosed to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose.

If you select a payment method for which we make advance payments, you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, and, if applicable, data on an alternative means of payment) during the order process.

In order to protect our legitimate interest in determining your solvency in such cases, this data will be forwarded by us to the provider for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The provider checks on the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment experience) whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.

The credit report may contain probability values (score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

9) Web analysis services

9.1 Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), which enables an analysis of your use of our website.

By default, Google (Universal) Analytics sets cookies when you visit the website, which are stored as small text modules on your terminal device and collect certain information. The scope of this information also includes your IP address, which is, however, shortened by Google by the last digits in order to exclude a direct personal reference.

The information is transferred to Google servers and processed there. In the process, transfers to Google LLC, based in the USA, are also possible.

Google uses the information collected on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted and shortened by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. The data collected in the context of the use of Google (Universal) Analytics will be stored for a period of two months and then deleted.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies on the end device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.
Without your consent, Google (Universal) Analytics will not be used during your visit to the site. You can revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. To exercise your right of revocation, please deactivate this service via the "cookie consent tool" provided on the website.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

Further legal information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en and under https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Demographic characteristics
Google (Universal) Analytics uses the special "demographic characteristics" feature and can use it to create statistics that make statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This is done by analyzing advertising and information from third-party providers. This allows target groups to be identified for marketing activities. However, the collected data cannot be assigned to a specific person and is deleted after being stored for a period of two months.

Google Signals
As an extension to Google (Universal) Analytics, Google Signals can be used on this website to have cross-device reports generated. If you have activated personalized ads and linked your devices to your Google account, Google may, subject to your consent to the use of Google Analytics pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO, analyze your usage behavior across devices and create database models, including on cross-device conversions. We do not receive any personal data from Google, only statistics. If you want to stop the cross-device analysis, you can deactivate the "Personalized advertising" function in the settings of your Google account. To do so, follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en You can find more information about Google Signals at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=en

UserIDs
As an extension to Google (Universal) Analytics, the "UserIDs" function can be used on this website. If you have consented to the use of Google (Universal) Analytics pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO, have set up an account on this website and log in with this account on various devices, your activities, including conversions, can be analyzed across devices.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

9.2 Google Analytics 4

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), which enables an analysis of your use of our website.

By default, Google Analytics sets 4 cookies when you visit the website, which are stored as small text modules on your terminal device and collect certain information. The scope of this information also includes your IP address, which is, however, shortened by Google by the last digits in order to exclude a direct personal reference.

The information is transferred to Google servers and processed there. In the process, transfers to Google LLC, based in the USA, are also possible.

Google uses the information collected on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted and shortened by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. The data collected in the context of the use of Google Analytics 4 will be stored for a period of two months and then deleted.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies on the end device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO.
Without your consent, Google Analytics 4 will not be used during your visit to the site. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of revocation, please deactivate this service via the "cookie consent tool" provided on the website.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

You can find further legal information on Google Analytics 4 at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en and under https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Demographic characteristics
Google Analytics 4 uses the special "demographic characteristics" function and can use it to create statistics that make statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This is done by analyzing advertising and information from third-party providers. This allows target groups to be identified for marketing activities. However, the collected data cannot be assigned to a specific person and is deleted after being stored for a period of two months.

Google Signals
As an extension to Google Analytics 4, Google Signals can be used on this website to generate cross-device reports. If you have activated personalized ads and linked your devices to your Google account, Google may, subject to your consent to the use of Google Analytics pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO, analyze your usage behavior across devices and create database models, including on cross-device conversions. We do not receive any personal data from Google, only statistics. If you want to stop the cross-device analysis, you can deactivate the "Personalized advertising" function in the settings of your Google account. To do so, follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en You can find more information about Google Signals at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=en

UserIDs
As an extension to Google Analytics 4, the "UserIDs" function can be used on this website. If you have consented to the use of Google Analytics 4 pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO, have set up an account on this website and log in with this account on different devices, your activities, including conversions, can be analyzed across devices.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

9.3 Mouseflow

This website uses the web analytics service of the following provider: Mouseflow ApS, Flaesketorvet 68, 1711 Copenhagen, Denmark.

With the help of cookies and/or comparable technologies (tracking pixels, web beacons, algorithms for reading terminal device and browser information), the service collects and stores pseudonymized visitor data, including information about the terminal device used, such as the IP address and browser information, in order to evaluate it for statistical analyses of usage behavior on our website and to create pseudonymized usage profiles. Among other things, this enables the evaluation of movement patterns (so-called heat maps), which show the duration of page visits as well as interactions with page content (e.g. text entries, scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs). Pseudonymization fundamentally excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. A combination with your personal data collected in any other way does not take place.

All processing described above, in particular the reading or saving of information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

10) Retargeting/remarketing and conversion tracking

10.1 Meta Pixel

Within our online offering, we use the "Meta Pixel" service of the following provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta")

If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us on Facebook and/or Instagram, a parameter is added to the URL of our linked page with the help of "meta pixels". This URL parameter is then entered in the user's browser after redirection by a cookie that our linked page sets itself.

On the one hand, this makes it possible for Meta to determine the visitors to our online offering as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "ads"). Accordingly, we use the service to display the Facebook and/or Instagram ads placed by us only to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Meta (so-called "custom audiences").

On the other hand, the "Meta Pixel" can be used to track whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on an advertisement and what actions they take there (so-called "conversion tracking").

The data collected is anonymous to us, so it does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Meta so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Meta can use the data for its own advertising purposes.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for reading out information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

The information generated by Meta is usually transmitted to a Meta server and stored there; in this context, it may also be transmitted to Meta Platforms Inc. servers in the USA.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

10.2 Google Ads Remarketing

This website uses retargeting technology from the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your terminal device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you have visited. Additional data processing only takes place if you have consented to Google linking your internet and app browsing history to your Google account and using information from your Google account to personalize ads you view on the web. In this case, if they are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, Google temporarily links your personal data with Google Analytics data to form target groups. In the course of using Google Ads Remarketing, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. Without this consent, the use of retargeting technology will not take place during your visit to the site.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

11) Page functionalities

Youtube

This website uses plugins to display and play videos from the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

Data may also be transmitted to: Google LLC., USA

When you call up a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the provider's servers in order to load the plugin. In this process, certain information, including your IP address, is transmitted to the provider.

If the playback of embedded videos is started via the plugin, the provider also uses cookies to collect information about user behavior, create playback statistics and prevent abusive behavior.

If you are logged into a user account with the provider during your visit to the site, your data will be directly assigned to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want the assignment to your account, you must log out before pressing the play button.

All of the aforementioned processing, in particular the setting of cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service via the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

For data transfers to the USA, the Provider has signed up to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

12) Tools and miscellaneous

Cookie Consent Tool

This website uses a so-called "cookie consent tool" to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent. The "cookie consent tool" is displayed to users when they access the website in the form of an interactive user interface, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking a box. By using the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user gives the corresponding consent by ticking the box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the user's end device if consent has been granted.

The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is not processed in this process.

If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.

Further legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.

Where necessary, we have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

You can find more information about the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.

13) Rights of the data subject

13.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the stated legal basis for the respective exercise requirements:

  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to information pursuant to Article 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Article 77 GDPR.

13.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE AT ANY TIME ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

14) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO, the data concerned will be stored until you revoke your consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or there is no justified interest on our part in continuing to store it.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) DSGVO, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object according to Art. 21 (2) DSGVO.

Unless otherwise indicated in the other information in this statement on specific processing situations, stored personal data are otherwise deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.