Data protection declaration

Unless stated otherwise below, the provision of your personal data is neither legally nor contractually obligatory, nor required for conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide your data. Not providing it will have no consequences. This only applies as long as the processing procedures below do not state otherwise.
"Personal data" is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.



Server log files
You can use our websites without submitting personal data.
Every time our website is accessed, user data is transferred to us or our web hosts/IT service providers by your internet browser and stored in server log files. This stored data includes for example the name of the site called up, date and time of the request, the IP address, amount of data transferred and the provider making the request. The processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1) f) GDPR due to our legitimate interests in ensuring the smooth operation of our website as well as improving our services.
Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. Data transfers to Canada are subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission.

Contact

Responsible person/Data protection officer
Contact us at any time. The contact details of the person responsible for data processing can be found in our legal notice.

You can contact our data protection officers directly at: Guido von Thadden
gvonthadden@paperandtea.com


Proactive contact of the customer by e-mail
If you make contact with us proactively via email, we shall collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The purpose of the data processing is to handle and respond to your contact request.
If the initial contact serves to implement pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in the case of purchase interest, order creation) or concerns an agreement already concluded between you and us, this data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
If the initial contact occurs for other reasons, this data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR for the purposes of our overriding, legitimate interest in handling and responding to your request. In this case, on grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
We will only use your email address to process your request. Your data will subsequently be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

Collection and processing when using the contact form
When you use the contact form we will only collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) in the scope provided by you. The data processing is for the purpose of making contact.

If the initial contact serves to implement pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in the case of purchase interest, order creation) or concerns an agreement already concluded between you and us, this data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. If the initial contact occurs for other reasons, this data processing takes place on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR for the purposes of our overriding, legitimate interest in handling and responding to your request. In this case, on grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
We will only use your email address to process your request. Finally your data will be deleted, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.


Customer account Orders


Customer account
When you open a customer account, we will collect your personal data in the scope given there. The data processing is for the purpose of improving your shopping experience and simplifying order processing. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. Your customer account will then be deleted.


Collection, processing, and transfer of personal data in orders
When you submit an order we only collect and use your personal data insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment and handling of your order as well as processing of your queries. The provision of data is necessary for conclusion of a contract. Failure to provide it will prevent the conclusion of any contract. The processing will occur on the basis of Article 6(1) b) GDPR and is required for the fulfilment of a contract with you.
Your data is transferred here for example to the shipping companies and dropshipping providers, payment service providers, service providers for handling the order and IT service providers that you have selected. We will comply strictly with legal requirements in every case. The scope of data transmission is restricted to a minimum.
Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. Data transfers to Canada are subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission.


Evaluations Advertising



Käufersiegel customer rating tool
Our website uses the ‘Käufersiegel' customer rating tool by Händlerbund Management AG (Torgauer Straße 233 B, 04347 Leipzig). Following your order, we would like to ask you to evaluate and comment on your purchase with us.
We will write to you for this purpose via email, making use of the technical system of the provider of the ‘Käufersiegel' rating tool in processing the order.
As part of this, your data is processed either with your consent or on the basis of our legitimate interests.
Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(a) GDPR with your consent, insofar as you have expressly consented to the receipt of feedback requests. You can withdraw your consent at any time using the corresponding link in the email, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. Your email address will then be removed from the distributor.
Processing is carried out without your express consent on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our justified interest in truthful, verified evaluations of our services as part of direct advertising. For this purpose we send you a feedback request electronically for our own goods or services which you have already purchased from us. Emails are sent to the address that we obtained from you in the course of selling a good or service. The sending of feedback requests is subject to the proviso that you have not objected to the use of your email address.
You can object to this at any time by notifying us. You will find the contact details for exercising your right to object in our imprint. You can also use the link provided in the feedback request. This will not involve any costs other than transmission costs at basic tariffs.
The personal data saved for this purpose in the technical system of the ‘Käufersiegel' rating tool will be deleted three months after the delivery of goods recorded for evaluation.
Website logo for Google customer reviews
The website logo for Google Customer Reviews of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google") is integrated into our website.
The integration serves to display the number and results of our reviews previously received from Google and to advertise participation in this program. In order to display the logo on our website and to show you personalised advertisements on Google, Google uses cookies. In so doing, among other things your IP address is processed and transmitted to Google. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available. The data transfer will be based, inter alia, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, available at: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/ (https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/).
Processing of your personal data is carried out on the basis of Article 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR due to our outweighing legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our range by displaying customer reviews which have already been received. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you. You can deactivate personalised advertising in Google's advertising settings. You can find instructions on how to do this at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de (https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de). Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by accessing the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and following the further opt-out instructions specified there.
For more information on terms of service and privacy when using Google customer reviews, please visit https://www.google.com/shopping/customerreviews/static/tos/de/1_01_tos.html (https://www.google.com/shopping/customerreviews/static/tos/de/1_01_tos.html) and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de)


Use of your email address for mailing of newsletters
We use your email address outside of contractual processing exclusively to send you a newsletter for our own marketing purposes, if you have explicitly agreed to this. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the relevant link in the newsletter or by contacting us. Your email address will then be removed from the distributor.
Your data will be forwarded to a service provider for email marketing in the course of order processing. It will not be forwarded to other third parties.


Use of your email address for mailing of direct marketing
We use your email address, which we obtained in the course of selling a good or service, for the electronic transmission of marketing for our own goods or services which are similar to those you have already purchased from us, unless you have objected to this use. You must provide your email address in order to conclude a contract. Failure to provide it will prevent the conclusion of any contract. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our justified interest in direct marketing. You can object to this use of your email address at any time by contacting us. You will find the contact details for exercising your right to object in our imprint. You can also use the link provided in the marketing email. This will not involve any costs other than transmission costs at basic tariffs.

Shipping companies Merchandise management


Forwarding of your email address to shipping companies for information on shipping status
We forward your email address to the shipping company in the course of contractual processing, if you have explicitly agreed to this in the order process. The forwarding is for the purpose of informing you by email on the shipping status of your order. The processing will be carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us or the transport company without affecting the legality of the processing carried out with your consent up to the withdrawal.

Use of an external merchandise management system
We use a merchandise management system in the course of order processing for the purposes of contractual processing. For this purpose your personal data as collected in the course of the order will be sent to Xentral ERP Software GmbH, Fuggerstraße 11, 86150 Augsburg

Payment service providers Credit check

Use of PayPal
All PayPal transaction are covered by the PayPal Data Privacy Statement. You can found this at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=en (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=en)


Use of PayPal Express
Our website uses the payment service PayPal Express from PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg; "PayPal").
The processing of data enables us to offer you the option of paying via the PayPal Express payment service.
To integrate this payment service it is essential that PayPal collects, stores, and analyses data when you access the website (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, device location). Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies allow your internet browser to be recognised.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR out of our overriding legitimate interest in a customer-oriented offer of different payment methods. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you.
By selecting and using "PayPal Express", the data required for payment processing will be submitted to PayPal to execute the agreement with you using the selected payment method. The data is processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Further information on data processing when using the Paypal Express payment service can be found here (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE#Updated_PS) in the associated data privacy policy.
Use of Amazon Payments
We use Amazon Payments payment service on our website, from Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a. (38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg; "Amazon Payments").
The processing of data enables you to pay using the Amazon Payments payment service.
To integrate this payment service it is essential that Amazon Payments collects, stores, and analyses data when accessing the website (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, device location). Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies allow your internet browser to be recognised.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies is based on § 15 para. 3 p. 1 TMG. The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR out of our overriding legitimate interest in a customer-oriented offer of different payment methods. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you.
By selecting and using "Amazon Payments", the data required for payment processing will be submitted to Amazon Payments to execute the agreement with you using the selected payment method. The data is processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.
Further information on data processing when using the Amazon Payments payment service can be found in the associated data privacy policy at: https://pay.amazon.com/de/help/201212490 (https://pay.amazon.com/de/help/201212490)

Payment options from Klarna
In order to provide you with Klarna's payment options, we will provide Klarna with personal data, such as contact details and order information. This will enable Klarna to assess whether you can make use of the payment options offered by Klarna, and to adapt the payment options to your needs. General information about Klarna can be found here (https://www.klarna.com/de/). Klarna will treat your personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna's Privacy Policy (https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy).


Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved in a user's internet browser or by the user's internet browser on their computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie may be saved on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string which allows the browser to be clearly identified when the website is called up again.

Cookies will be stored on your computer. You therefore have full control over the use of cookies. By choosing corresponding technical settings in your internet browser, you can be notified before the setting of cookies and you can decide whether to accept this setting in each individual case as well as prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data they contain. Cookies which have already been saved may be deleted at any time. We would, however, like to point out that this may prevent you from making full use of all the functions of this website. Using the links below, you can find out how to manage cookies (or deactivate them, among other things) in major browsers: Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en (https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en) Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies) Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences) Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac (https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac)


technically necessary cookies
Insofar as no other information is given in the data protection declaration below we use only these technically necessary cookies cookies to make our offering more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies also allow our systems to recognise your browser after a page change and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These services require the browser to be recognised again after a page change.

The use of cookies or comparable technologies is carried out on the basis of Art. 25 para. 2 TTDSG. Processing is carried out on the basis of art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR due to our largely justified interest in ensuring the optimal functionality of the website as well as a user-friendly and effective design of our range of services.
You have the right to veto this processing of your personal data according to art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, for reasons relating to your personal situation.

Use of CookieBot
On our website, we use the consent management tool Cookiebot from Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark; "Cookiebot").
The tool enables you to give your consent to data processing via the website, in particular to set cookies, as well as to make use of your right of revocation for consents already given. The data processing serves the purpose of obtaining and documenting necessary consents to data processing and thus to comply with legal obligations. Cookies may be deployed for this purpose. The following information may be collected and transmitted to Cookiebot: anonymous IP address, date and time of consent, URL from which consent was sent, anonymous, random, encrypted key, consent status. This data will not be passed on to any other third parties.
The data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(c) GDPR to comply with a legal obligation.
For more information about Cookiebot's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/ (https://www.cookiebot.com/de/privacy-policy/)


Analysis Advertising tracking Communication


Use of the Google Analytics
Our website uses the web analysis service Google Analytics from Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google").
The processing of data serves to analyse this website and its visitors and for marketing and advertising purposes. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services to the website operator relating to website and internet use. In this process the following information, inter alia, can be collected: IP address, date and time of the website access, click path, information on the browser and the device you are using, the pages visited, referrer URL (website via which you accessed our website), location data, purchasing activities. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google. Google Analytics uses technology such as cookies, web storage in the browser, and tracking pixels which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by these regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google relies on standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, available at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks) and https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/ (https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/).Both Google and the US government authorities have access to your data. Google may combine your data with other data, such as your search history, personal accounts, usage data from other devices and any other information Google has about you.
IP anonymisation is activated on this website. Google uses this to shorten your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you.
You can also prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by Google Analytics and related to your use of the website by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de)]. To prevent the data collection and storage by Google Analytics across multiple devices you can place an opt-out cookie. Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. You need to implement the opt-out on all systems and devices that you are using, so that this works comprehensively. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will be transmitted to Google again. When you click here the opt-out cookie will be placed: Deactivate Google Analytics (javascript:gaOptout()). You can find more detailed information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html (https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html) and/or at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ (https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/) and at https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de (https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de).
Use of Facebook Pixel
Our website uses the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland "Facebook").
Meta Platforms Ireland and we are jointly responsible for the collection of your data and the transfer of this data to Facebook when the service is integrated. The basis for this is an agreement between us and Meta Platforms Ireland on the joint processing of personal data, in which the respective responsibilities are defined. The agreement is available at https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum (https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum). According to this agreement, we are responsible in particular for the fulfilment of the information obligations in accordance with Art. 13, 14 GDPR, for compliance with the security requirements of Art. 32 GDPR with regard to the correct technical implementation and configuration of the service, and for compliance with the obligations in accordance with Art. 33, 34 GDPR, insofar as a violation of the protection of personal data affects our obligations under the agreement on joint processing. Meta Platforms Ireland is responsible for enabling the rights of the data subject in accordance with articles 15-20 of the GDPR, for complying with the security requirements of article 32 of the GDPR with regard to the security of the service, and for complying with the obligations of articles 33, 34 of the GDPR, insofar as a breach of personal data protection concerns Meta Platforms Ireland's obligations under the joint processing agreement.
This application serves to address the visitor to the website with interest-related advertising on the social network Facebook.
We have implemented Facebook's remarketing tag on our website for this purpose. This tag sets up a direct connection to Facebook's servers when you visit our website. This informs the Facebook server which of our web pages you have visited. Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When you visit the social network Facebook you will then be shown personalised, interest-related Facebook ads.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA. For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available.The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum (https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum).
The data processing, particularly the placing of cookies, is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in addressing visitors to the website with targeted, interest-related advertising. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
You can deactivate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" here ().
You can find more detailed information on Facebook's collection and use of data and your associated rights and options for protecting your privacy in Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/).

Use of Google Ads conversion tracking
Our website uses the online marketing program "Google Ads", including conversion tracking (evaluation of user actions). Google conversion tracking is a service operated by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google").
If you click on adverts placed by Google, a cookie is placed on your computer for conversion tracking. These cookies have limited validity, do not contain any personal data and thus cannot be used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognise that you have clicked on the advert and were forwarded to this page. Every Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. It is therefore not possible to track cookies relating to the websites of Ads customers.
The information collected using the conversion cookie serves the purpose of producing conversion statistics. This allows us to find out the total number of users who have clicked on our adverts and were forwarded to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which could be used to personally identify users.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA. The data processing, particularly the placing of cookies, is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in addressing visitors to the website with targeted, interest-related advertising. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
You can deactivate personalised advertising in Google's advertising settings. Instructions for this can be found at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de (https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de).
Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by calling up the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and following the further opt-out instructions specified there.
You then won't be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
You can find more information as well as Google's data privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/)
Use of the LinkedIn Insight tag
On our website, we use the LinkedIn Insight tag from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Attn: Legal Dept., Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland; "LinkedIn") for conversion tracking (visitor activity analysis) and retargeting (playing personalised advertisements).
The LinkedIn Insight tag places a unique LinkedIn browser cookie (conversion cookie) in your browser and allows the following information to be collected for that cookie: metadata such as IP address, time stamp and page events (e.g. page views). These cookies have a limited validity. If you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, we and LinkedIn may recognise that you have clicked the ad and been directed to that page.
The LinkedIn Insight tag also allows LinkedIn to collect information about visits to our website, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser characteristics (user agent), and time stamps. This data is transmitted to LinkedIn, encrypted, IP addresses are truncated, and the direct IDs of LinkedIn members are removed within seven days to pseudonymise the data. This remaining pseudonymised data is then deleted by LinkedIn within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share any personally identifiable information with us, but only provides aggregate reports about the site's target group and ad performance. LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal information for promotional purposes in their account settings.
The information collected using the conversion cookie serves the purpose of producing conversion statistics. This allows us to find out the total number of users who have clicked our adverts and were forwarded to a page equipped with a conversion tracking tag.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR due to our overriding legitimate interest in targeting the page visitors with interest-related advertising. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you.
You can prevent the use of cookies by third-party providers by visiting recognised opt-out websites, e.g. https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) or www.aboutads.info/choices (http://www.aboutads.info/choices), and implementing the additional opt-out information stated there.
For more information about cookies and LinkedIn's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy) and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy (https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy)


Use of the Pinterest tag
We use the Pinterest tag of Pinterest Europe Limited (Palmerston House, 2nd, Fenian Street, Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland "Pinterest") on our website.
The application serves to address the visitor to the website with interest-related advertising on the social network Pinterest. We have implemented Pinterest's conversion tag on our website for this purpose. This tag sets up a direct connection to Pinterest's servers when you visit our website. This informs the Pinterest server which of our web pages you have visited. Pinterest associates this information with your personal Pinterest user account if you are logged into the social network. When you visit Pinterest, you will then be shown personalised, interest-related Pinterest ads. If you reach our website via a Pin on the Pinterest social network, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. These cookies have limited validity, do not contain any personal data and thus cannot be used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie has not expired, we and Pinterest may recognise that you have clicked the Pin and been directed to that page. The information collected using the conversion cookie serves the purpose of producing conversion statistics and thereby optimising our website. These can involve the processing of, among other things, the following information: Total number of users who clicked one of our Pins and were redirected to our website, subpages visited on our website (e.g. category or product pages), search queries on our website, your shopping cart contents, completed transactions. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available. The data transfer will be based, inter alia, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, available at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de (https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de).
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR out of our outweighing legitimate interest in targeting the page visitors with interest-related advertising. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you. You can disable personalised advertising in the personalisation settings on Pinterest or via the AdChoices website optout.aboutads.info (http://optout.aboutads.info). You can prevent the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings on your browser software, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can find more detailed information on Pinterest's collection and use of data and your associated rights and options for protecting your privacy in Pinterest's privacy policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy (https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy).
Use of Zoom
For the execution of our online seminars/courses (hereinafter referred to as: online seminars) within the framework of an agreement for the processing of orders, we use the video conferencing tool Zoom from Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (55 Almaden Boulevard, San Jose, CA 95113, USA; "Zoom").
You can participate in our online seminars via the Zoom app (after downloading it from the provider's website) or via the browser version on the provider's website. In order to participate in our online seminars, it is therefore necessary to visit the website of the provider Zoom at least once. Zoom is responsible for processing your data there.
We are responsible for the processing of your personal data in connection with our online seminars.
This data processing serves the purposes of conducting our online seminar as well as preparing and following up. For this purpose, we collect and process the following aspects of your personal data: name, e-mail address, password (if no single sign-on was used), IP address, information about the device used, date/time of the online seminar and, in case of telephone dial-up, the incoming and outgoing telephone number and country. The provision of this data is necessary for the fulfilment of the agreement concluded between you and us for the provision of the online seminar. Failure to provide this data means that you cannot participate in our online seminar.
Furthermore, we collect and process text entries made by you during the online seminar as well as video and audio transmissions of your device. You can deactivate your camera and microphone before entering the online seminar and at any time during the online seminar. In this case, no data will be recorded. If you do not want to provide data via the chat, camera or audio function, you will not be able to actively participate in the online seminar or communicate with other participants.
If we record our online seminars for follow-up purposes, in particular for subsequent provision to the respective participants, you will be informed separately before the start of the online seminar. You will also recognise a recording by the identification during the online seminar. During a recording, your name, any text entries made in the chat as well as video/audio transmissions of your device will be saved and, if necessary, subsequently transmitted to the respective participants of the online seminar.
The data collected during the execution of our online seminars are transmitted to Zoom and thus to the USA within the framework of the order processing contract.
The processing will occur on the basis of Article 6(1) b) GDPR and is required for the fulfilment of a contract with you.
Further information on data processing when using Zoom can be found at: https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html (https://zoom.us/de-de/privacy.html)


Plug-ins


Use of the Google Tag Manager
Our website uses the Google Tag Manager from Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google"). This application manages JavaScript tags and HTML tags which are used in particular to implement tracking and analysis tools. The data processing serves to facilitate the needs-based design and optimisation of our website. The Google Tag Manager itself neither stores cookies nor processes personal data. It does, however, enable the triggering of further tags which may collect and process personal data. You can find more detailed information on the terms and conditions of use and data protection at https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html (https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html)


Use of Google reCAPTCHA
Our website uses the reCAPTCHA service by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google").
The request serves to distinguish whether the input was made by a human or automatic machine processing. For this purpose your input will be transmitted to Google and used by them further. In addition, the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service will be transferred to Google. This data will be processed by Google within the EU and potentially also in the USA.


For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available. The data transfer will be based, inter alia, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, available at https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks).

Processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)f) GDPR due to our legitimate interest in protecting our website from automated spying, misuse and SPAM. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
You can find more detailed information on Google reCAPTCHA and the associated data protection declaration at: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html (https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html) and https://www.google.com/privacy (https://www.google.com/privacy).

Use of GoogleMaps
Our website uses the function for embedding Google Maps by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google").
This feature visually represents geographical information and interactive maps. Google also collects, processes, and uses data on visitors to the website when they call up pages with embedded Google maps.
Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. Your data may also be transmitted to the USA. For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks).
The data processing, particularly the placing of cookies, is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Further information on the data collected and used by Google, your rights and privacy can be found in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html (https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html). You also have the option of changing your settings in the data protection centre, allowing you to administer and protect the data processed by Google.

Use of YouTube
Our website uses the function for embedding YouTube videos by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "YouTube"). YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
This feature shows YouTube videos in an iFrame on the website. The option "advanced privacy mode" is enabled here. This prevents YouTube from storing information on visitors to the website. It is only if you watch a video that information is transmitted to and stored by YouTube. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. For the USA, no adequacy decision from the EU Commission is available.
The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks). The data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f ) GDPR due to our legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Further information on the data collected and used by YouTube and Google and your associated rights and options for protecting your privacy can be found in YouTube's privacy policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy)).

Using Vimeo
Our website uses plug-ins from Vimeo Inc. (555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA; "Vimeo") to integrate videos into the "Vimeo" portal.
If you access pages on our website that contain this kind of plug-in, this will generate a connection to the Vimeo server and indicate the plug-in on the site by means of a message in your browser. Information such as your IP address and which websites you have visited will be transmitted to the Vimeo server.
If you are logged into Vimeo, Vimeo will assign this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. starting a video by pressing the appropriate button), this information will also be assigned to your Vimeo account.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA.
The data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR due to our legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website and the legitimate interest of Vimeo in market analysis and improving its services appropriately and in a targeted manner. On grounds relating to your particular situation, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data concerning you and carried out in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.
If you would not like Vimeo to directly assign the information collected to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before you visit our site.
Further information on the purpose and scope of enquiry and continued use and processing of the data by Vimeo and your associated rights and options for protecting your privacy can be found in the Vimeo data privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy (https://vimeo.com/privacy)


Rights of persons affected and storage duration


Duration of storage
After contractual processing has been completed, the data is initially stored for the duration of the warranty period, then in accordance with the retention periods prescribed by law, especially tax and commercial law, and then deleted after the period has elapsed, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

Rights of the affected person
If the legal requirements are fulfilled, you have the following rights according to art. 15 to 20 GDPR: Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability. You also have a right of objection against processing based on art. 6 (1) GDPR, and to processing for the purposes of direct marketing, according to art. 21 (1) GDPR.

Right to complain to the regulatory authority
You have the right to complain to the regulatory authority according to art. 77 GDPR if you believe that your data is not being processed legally.
You can lodge a complaint with, among others, the supervisory authority responsible for us, which you may reach at the following contact details:Berliner Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Friedrichstr. 219 Besuchereingang: Puttkamerstr. 16 - 18 (5. Etage) 10969 Berlin Tel.: +49 30 138890 Fax: +49 30 2155050 E-Mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de


Right to object
If the data processing outlined here is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)f) GDPR, you have the right for reasons arising from your particular situation to object at any time to the processing of your data with future effect.
If the objection is successful, we will no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that outweigh your interests or rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If personal data is being processed for the purposes of direct advertising, you can object to this at any time by notifying us. If the objection is successful, we will no longer process the personal data for the purposes of direct advertising.

last update: 10.01.2022