Privacy Policy

 

Last updated: 11.06.2020

 

Hi, thank you for stopping by, this page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal Information we receive from users of this site, www.swahilisecrets.com.

 

As Swahili Secrets is based in Germany, we therefore abide by the GDPR.

 

In this policy, we will explain what we do with the personal data we collect, and how we secure your privacy to the extent of our abilities. Realize that if you follow us on social media such as Instagram, they have their own policy on Data Protection that is beyond our reach. Our love for food includes cookies as well and in this policy, we will explain how we use the digital ones. 

Terms Used:

"Personal data" is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (eg cookie) or one or more special features, expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers practically every handling of data.

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

“Profiling” means any kind of automated processing of personal data, which consists in the fact that this personal data is used to evaluate certain personal aspects related to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or relocation of this natural person.

The “responsible person” is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Types of Data processed:

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

- Contact details (e.g., email, telephone numbers).

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

- Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).

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

We might receive additional data that you send us voluntarily in a message through email, or contact form or on our socials. We don’t officially keep track of this data and we strongly advise you not to send personal medical information to us.  The legal basis is permission, and you can step out of the community at any time by using the signing off link in our emails. 

Purpose of processing: 

- Providing the online offer, its functions and content.

- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.

- Safety measures.

- Range measurement / marketing

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Who has access to your information?

These parties are for instance:

Wix.com, our website platform. Wix cooperates with third parties as they state in their own privacy policy (article 8) for service providers, law enforcement, and application developers. Wix respects the EU-US privacy shield conditions. In rare cases reflect your name, email address, and IP address.

- Google Analytics as mentioned below, 

- IT service providers parties that collect reviews, or supply hosting services,

 

We respect your rights

When it comes to your personal data, we respect your rights. You’re entitled to ask us to edit your details, delete them completely, or restrict their usage. Would you like to access your personal details (which mostly consist only of your name, email address, and a part of your IP address), or receive a copy? Just let us know by email or postcard if you like, we’ll return your message with the technical details that we have on you. Inform us when you object to the use of your information for marketing purposes or let us know that you feel your privacy weighs more heavily than our interests. We’ll review the situation in this case. Do you want us to transfer your information to another party? Although we may not have a lot of data on you, we will, of course, abide by this GDPR obligation. Send us your request and we'll make it happen. We do want to make sure it’s really you. That’s why we can ask for additional information to establish your identity. 

Cookie Policy

 

As part of our cookie solution, we always provide you with the option to say no to cookie. 

We also give you the option to change your mind. If you at one point gave consent to non-necessary cookies on our website, you can always change your mind. Just look for the shield on our website. If you press the shield, your cookie settings will appear, allowing  you to always change your settings and reject cookies. 

It's also possible to instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are configured to accept cookies by default, but you can update these settings to either refuse cookies altogether, or to notify you when a website is trying to set or update a cookie.

If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each individual device.

Although some cookies can be blocked with little impact on your experience of a website, blocking all cookies may mean you are unable to access certain features and content on the site.

Rights to object to processing of data based on legitimate interests

Article 21(1) EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) gives you the right to object at any time for reasons arising out of your particular situation against the processing of personal data relating to you when your data is processed under Article 6(1)(e) or Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can establish compelling and legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing aids the enforcing, exercising or defending of legal claims.

Relevant Legal Bases:

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the case, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Safety Measures:

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take into account suitable technical considerations, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transfer, securing of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. We also take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Rights of the Data Subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed and for information about this data and for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

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

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request that the processing of the data be restricted.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible persons.

You have also gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.

Right of Withdrawel

You have the right to give consent in accordance with Revoke Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future

Right to Object

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Deletion of Data

The data processed by us is deleted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR or its processing is restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal retention obligations to prevent deletion. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax law reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 Paragraph 1 AO, 257 Paragraph 1 No. 1 and 4, Paragraph 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, booking vouchers, trading books, more relevant for taxation Documents, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 Paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, storage is carried out especially for 7 years in accordance with Section 132 (1) BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.) for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunication, radio and television services, which are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the mini-one-stop shop (MOSS) is used.

Business Related Processing:

 

In addition, we process
- contract data (e.g., subject of contract, term, customer category).
- Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

 

Order Processing In The Online Shop And Customer Account

 

We process our customers' data as part of the ordering process in our online shop to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.

The processed data include inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the persons affected by the processing include our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to save the login status.

Processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b (Execution of order processes) and c (Archiving required by law) GDPR. The information marked as required is required to justify and fulfill the contract. We only disclose the data to third parties within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations towards legal advisers and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (e.g. upon customer request for delivery or payment).

Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention for commercial or tax law reasons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR necessary. Information in the customer account remains until it is deleted with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data before termination of the contract if the contract is terminated.

As part of the registration and renewed registration and use of our online services, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.

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

 

Agency Services

 

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

We process inventory data (e.g., customer master data such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., email, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject matter of the contract, term), payment data (e.g., Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (e.g. as part of the evaluation and success measurement of marketing measures). As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, prospective customers and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis for processing results from Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contractual services), Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data that are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their specification. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with. Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any other purpose than the order. which are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and indicate the necessity of their specification. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with. Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any other purpose than the order. which are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and indicate the necessity of their specification. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is required in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with. Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any other purpose than the order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with. Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any other purpose than the order. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with. Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any other purpose than the order.

We delete the data after statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired. the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion takes place after its expiry (6 years, in accordance with section 257 (1) HGB, 10 years, in accordance with section 147 (1) AO). In the case of data that has been disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.

Administration, Financial Accounting, Office Organization, Contact Management

 

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organization of our company, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. We process the same data that we process as part of the provision of our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services.

We disclose or transmit data to financial management, consultants such as tax advisors or auditors, as well as other fee agencies and payment service providers.

Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of contacting you later. We generally store this mostly company-related data permanently.

 

Comments And Posts

 

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR can be stored for 7 days. This is done for our security, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR to process user information for spam detection.

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

The data provided in the context of the comments and contributions will be permanently saved by us until the user objects.

 

Comment Subscriptions

 

The follow-up comments can be made by users with their consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The users will receive a confirmation email to check whether they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain information about the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the user's consent, we save the time of registration together with the user's IP address and delete this information when users unsubscribe from the subscription.

You can cancel the receipt of our subscription at any time, ie revoke your consent. Based on our legitimate interests, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous consent is confirmed.

 

Contact

 

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user for processing the contact request and processing it in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. (within the framework of contractual / pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed .. The information of the users can be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable inquiry organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.

 

Newsletter

 

With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedure as well as your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is specifically described, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with someone else's email address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to demonstrate the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are also logged.

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

The newsletter is sent and the success measurement associated with it is based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 according to f. GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (3) UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest is focused on the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove consent.

Cancellation / revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. Based on our legitimate interests, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous consent is confirmed.

 

Hosting And Emailing

 

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

Here, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer based on our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).

 

Collection Of Access Data And Log Files

 

We, or our hosting provider, on the basis of our legitimate interests as defined in Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f. DSGVO data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider.


For security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

 

Google Tag Manager

 

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offering). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of the users. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html .

 

Google Analytics

 

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate settings in their browser software; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:  http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de .

For more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options, please refer to Google's privacy policy ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

 

Google Adsense With Personalized Ads

 

We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. GDPR) , USA, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).

We use the AdSense service, with the help of which advertisements are displayed on our website and we receive remuneration for their display or other use. For these purposes, usage data, such as the click on an advertisement and the IP address of the user, are processed, with the IP address being shortened by the last two digits. Therefore, the processing of user data is pseudonymized.

We use Adsense with personalized ads. Google draws conclusions about their interests based on the websites or apps used by users and the user profiles created in this way. Advertisers use this information to align their campaigns with these interests, which is beneficial for both users and advertisers. For Google, ads are personalized when recorded or known data determine or influence the ad selection. This includes, among other things, previous search queries, activities, website visits, the use of apps, demographic and location information. Specifically, this includes: demographic targeting, targeting interest categories, remarketing and targeting lists for customer comparison and target group lists,

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

 

Google AdWords And Conversion Measurement

 

We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. GDPR) , USA, ("Google").

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use the online marketing process Google "AdWords" to place ads in the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. This allows us to display ads for and within our online offer in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially correspond to their interests. If, for example, a user is shown advertisements for products in which he was interested in other online offers, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when you visit our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active, Google directly executes a code from Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also referred to as "web beacons") in the website. With their help, an individual cookie, ie a small file, is saved on the user's device (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). This file notes which websites the user has visited, what content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of the online offer.

We also receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of cookies is used by Google to create conversion statistics for us. However, we only find out the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

The data of the users are processed pseudonymously within the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not save and process, for example, the name or email address of the user, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. From Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

 

Online Presence In Social Media

 

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

Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of users provided they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

 

Integration Of Services And Content From Third Parties

 

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website.

 

Use Of Facebook Social Plugins

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use social plugins ("plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Facebook. The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here:  https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).

When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user's device, which integrates it into the online offer. User profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook's data protection information:  https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions regarding the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings:  https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads  or via the US website  http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the EU website  http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

 

Instagram

 

Functions and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the access to the above content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram's privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

If you have any questions regarding the privacy policy, please contact us. 

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