Data protection

Data protection

1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

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 the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is GROW MY TREE, Hasenheide 61, 10967 Berlin, Germany, Tel .: +49 176 322 76793, E-Mail: info@growmytree.com . The person responsible for processing personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

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

2) Data collection when you visit our website

If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit 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 from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymous form)

Processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be 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.

3) hosting

Hosted by Shopify
We use the shop system of the service provider Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland ("Shopify"), for the purpose of hosting and displaying the online shop on the basis of a Processing on our behalf. All data collected on our website is processed on Shopify's servers. As part of the aforementioned Shopify services, data can also be processed further on behalf of Shopify Inc., 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada, Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc . or Shopify (USA) Inc. In the event that data is transmitted to Shopify Inc. in Canada, the European Commission's adequacy decision guarantees the appropriate level of data protection. Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. and Shopify (USA) Inc. in the USA are certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU guaranteed.
Further information on data protection from Shopify can be found on the following website: https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz
Further processing on servers other than the aforementioned from Shopify will only take place within the framework specified below.

4) cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable your browser to be recognized the next time you visit (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can differ depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be found in the overview of the cookie settings in your web browser.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed by individual cookies we use, processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either for the execution of the contract, according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR in the case of a given consent or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of every browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

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

5) Contact

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

6) Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

According to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide them to us to carry out a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the o.g. Address of the person responsible. We save and use the data you have provided to process the contract. After the contract has been fully processed or your customer account has been deleted, your data will be blocked with due regard to tax and commercial retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your data as permitted by law has been.

7) Comment function

As part of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time the comment was created and the name of the commentator you have chosen are stored and published on this website. Your IP address is also recorded and saved. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party should object to your published content as illegal. The legal basis for the storage of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b and f GDPR. We reserve the right to delete comments if third parties complain that they are illegal.

8) Use of customer data for direct mail

8.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you register for 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 be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to send the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed to us that you consent to the receipt of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation email asking you to click on a link to confirm that you want to receive the newsletter in the future.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we save 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 any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter are used exclusively for the purpose of advertising via the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned above. After you have unsubscribed, 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 data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration.

8.2 Sending newsletters via Shopify email

Our email newsletters are sent via Shopify Email, a service from Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd Floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland (“Shopify”), to which we send your Pass on the data provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address) are generally stored on Shopify's servers in the EU.
As part of the aforementioned services from Shopify, data can also be processed in the context of further processing on behalf of Shopify Inc., 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada, Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. or Shopify (USA) Inc. In the event that data is transmitted to Shopify Inc. in Canada, the European Commission's adequacy decision guarantees the appropriate level of data protection. Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. and Shopify (USA) Inc. in the USA are certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU guaranteed.

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

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

We have concluded an order processing agreement with Shopify, with which we oblige Shopify to protect our customers' data and not to pass them on to third parties.

You can view Shopify's privacy policy here: https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz

9) Data processing for order processing

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

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

9.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)

- Amazon Pay
If the payment method "Amazon Pay" is selected, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 38 avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon Payments"), to whom we will send the information you provided during the ordering process along with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data is passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing payments with the payment service provider Amazon Payments and only insofar as it is necessary for this. You can find more information about the data protection provisions of Amazon Payments at the following Internet address: https://pay.amazon.com/de/help/201751600
- Apple Pay
If you choose the "Apple Pay" payment method from Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment will be processed using the "Apple Pay" function on your terminal device operated with iOS, watchOS or macOS by debiting a payment card stored with "Apple Pay". Apple Pay uses security features built into your device hardware and software to protect your transactions. In order to approve a payment, it is necessary to enter a code that you previously specified and to verify using the "Face ID" or "Touch ID" function of your device.
For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provided during the ordering process, along with information about your order, will be 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 from which the purchase was made can access the payment details. After the payment has been made, Apple will send your device account number and a transaction-specific, dynamic security code to the original website to confirm that the payment has been successful.
If personal data is processed in the described transmissions, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Apple maintains anonymized transaction data, including the approximate purchase amount, approximate date and time, and whether the transaction was successfully completed. The anonymization completely rules out any personal reference. Apple uses the anonymized data to improve "Apple Pay" and other Apple products and services.
When you use Apple Pay on the iPhone or Apple Watch to complete a purchase made through Safari on the Mac, the Mac and the authorization device communicate over an encrypted channel on the Apple servers. Apple does not process or store any of this information in a format that can be used to identify you personally. You can turn off the ability to use Apple Pay on your Mac in your iPhone's settings. Go to Wallet & Apple Pay and turn off Allow Payments on Mac.
Further information on data protection with Apple Pay can be found at the following Internet address: https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT203027
- Google Pay
If you opt for the "Google Pay" payment method from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), the payment is processed via the "Google Pay" application of yours with at least Android 4.4 ("KitKat") operated mobile device with an NFC function by debiting a payment card stored with Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g. PayPal). To approve a payment via Google Pay in the amount of more than € 25, you must first unlock your mobile device using the verification measure set up in each case (e.g. face recognition, password, fingerprint or sample).
For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provided during the ordering process will be passed on to Google along with information about your order. Google then transmits your payment information stored in Google Pay in the form of a unique transaction number to the source website, which is used to verify a payment. This transaction number does not contain any information about the real payment data of your means of payment stored with 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 for processing the payment process. The transaction is carried out exclusively in the relationship between the user and the original website by debiting the means of payment stored with Google Pay.
If personal data is processed in the described transmissions, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.
Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain process-specific information for every transaction made via Google Pay. This includes the date, time and amount of the transaction, the location and description of the dealer, a description of the goods or services purchased by the dealer, photos that you attached to the transaction, the name and email address of the seller and buyer or of the sender and recipient, the payment method used, your description of the reason for the transaction and, if applicable, the offer associated with the transaction.
According to Google, this processing takes place exclusively in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, the verification of process data and the optimization and maintenance of the functionality of the Google Pay service.
Google also reserves the right to merge the processed process data with other information that is collected and stored by Google when other Google services are used.
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=de
Further information on data protection with Google Pay can be found at the following Internet address:
https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=privacynotice&ldl=de
- Klarna
If a Klarna payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ) [https://www.klarna.com/de], Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (first and last name, street, house number, zip code, city, gender, email address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data related to the order are stored (e.g. invoice amount, article, type of delivery) passed on to Klarna for the purpose of checking the identity and creditworthiness, provided that you are here in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have expressly consented in the course of the ordering process. You can see here which credit agencies your data can be forwarded to:
https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/credit_rating_agencies
The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). As far as 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. Klarna uses the information received about the statistical probability of a payment default for a balanced decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship.
You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible for data processing or to Klarna. However, Klarna may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
Your personal details are processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna’s data protection regulations for data subjects based in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy
or for data subjects based in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy
treated.
- Paypal
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "installment payment" via PayPal, we give your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. as part of the payment process. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment in installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR passed on to credit agencies on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of default for the purpose of deciding whether to provide the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). As far as 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. For more information on data protection, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual payment processing.
- Shopify Payments
We use the payment service provider "Shopify Payments", 3rd Floor, Europa House, Harcourt Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. If you choose a payment method offered by the payment service provider Shopify Payments, the payment is processed by the technical service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. , 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we will receive the information you provided during the ordering process, along with information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, possibly credit card number, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payments with Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only insofar as it is necessary for this. You can find more information on data protection at Shopify Payments at the following Internet address: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
Data protection information on Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. can be found here: https://stripe.com/de/privacy
- IMMEDIATELY
If the payment method "SOFORT" is selected, the payment will be processed by the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "SOFORT"), to whom we will send the information you provided during the ordering process along with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Sofort GmbH is part of the Klarna Group (Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 11134 Stockholm, Sweden). Your data is passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing payments with the payment service provider SOFORT and only insofar as it is necessary for this. You can find more information about SOFORT's data protection provisions at the following Internet address: https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz.

10) Use of rating and seal of approval graphics

ShopVote graphics

We have integrated ShopVote graphics on this website to display our ShopVote seal and any collected and / or aggregated ratings.

This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing of interests, in an optimal marketing of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ShopVote graphics and the services advertised with them are offered by Blickreif GmbH, Alter Messeplatz 2, 80339 Munich.

When the ShopVote graphics are called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, e.g. Contains your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the source of the call (access data) and documents the call. This access data is not evaluated and is automatically overwritten no later than seven days after your visit to the website. The ShopVote graphics do not collect or save any other personal data.

11) Use of social media: social plugins

11.1 Facebook as a standard plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Social plug-in from Facebook" or "Facebook social plugin". You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to a Facebook Inc. server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example press the "Like" button or leave a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and shown to your Facebook friends.

The data processing operations described are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on Facebook's legitimate interests in displaying personalized advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to tailor the Facebook service to your needs.

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can object to the loading of the Facebook plugins and thus the data processing operations described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

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

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection information:
https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

11.2 Instagram as the standard plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from the Instagram online service, which is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plugins are marked with an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. You can find an overview of the Instagram plugins and their appearance here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.

When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Instagram servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Instagram to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are not currently logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Instagram, Instagram can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, for example press the “Instagram camera” button, this information is also transmitted directly to an Instagram server and stored there. The information is also published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts there.

The data processing operations described are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on Instagram's legitimate interests in displaying personalized advertising to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to tailor the Instagram service to your needs.

If you do not want Instagram to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Instagram account, you must log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can object to the loading of the Instagram plugins and thus the data processing operations described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Instagram LLC. based in the USA is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Instagram's data protection information: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

11.3 Pinterest as the standard plugin

So-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Pinterest, operated by Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Pinterest”), are used on the seller's website. The plugins are marked with a Pinterest logo (e.g. "Pin it" button). You can find an overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/

If you call up a page of the seller that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plug-in transmits so-called log data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may contain the IP address, the address of the websites visited that have Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, the way you use Pinterest and cookies. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Pin it” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Pintererst server and stored there. The information is also published on Pinterest and displayed there on your Pinterest account.

The data processing operations described are carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of Pinterest's legitimate interests in displaying personalized advertising in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website and to tailor the Pinterest service to your needs .

In the event of the transmission of personal data to Pinterest Inc. based in the USA, Pinterest Inc. has certified itself for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

If you do not want Pinterest to collect your data via our website and possibly combine this with your user data on Pinterest, you should log out of Pinterest before visiting our website.
You can object to the loading of the Pinterest plugins and thus the data processing operations described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/).

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Pinterest as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

12) Online Marketing

12.1 Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a web advertisement service from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information, which can be used to record, collect and evaluate simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website. The information generated by the cookie and / or web beacon (including your IP address) about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there. This can also lead to a transmission to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US.

Google uses the information obtained in this way to evaluate your usage behavior with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law and / or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.

The described processing of data takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR for the purpose of targeted advertising addressing the user by advertising third parties whose advertisements are displayed on this website on the basis of the evaluated user behavior. This processing also serves our financial interest in exploiting the economic potential of our website by displaying personalized third-party advertising content for a fee.

In the event that personal data is transmitted to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. Certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

You can find more information about Google's data protection provisions at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can permanently deactivate cookies for ad preferences by preventing them by setting your browser software accordingly, or you can download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

Please note that certain functions of this website may not be able to be used or only to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

As far as legally required, we have your consent to the processing of your data described above in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR obtained. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option outlined above to make an objection.

12.2 Use of Google Ads conversion tracking

This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, as part of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns, we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. Our aim is to show you advertisements that are of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.

The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an Ads ad placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. This means that cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not want to participate in the tracking, you can block this usage by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your internet browser under the keyword "User settings". You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads based on our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. When using Google Ads, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US.

In the event that personal data is transmitted to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. Certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

You can find more information about Google's data protection provisions at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can permanently deactivate cookies for ad preferences by preventing them by setting your browser software accordingly or by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

Please note that certain functions of this website may not be able to be used or only to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

As far as legally required, we have your consent to the processing of your data described above in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR obtained. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option outlined above to make an objection.

12.3 Google Marketing Platform

This website uses the online marketing tool Google Marketing Platform from the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("GMP").

GMP uses cookies to show ads that are relevant to users, to improve reports on campaign performance or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads multiple times. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are shown in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed multiple times. The processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f GDPR.

In addition, GMP can use cookie IDs to record what are known as conversions that relate to advertising requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a GMP ad and later, using the same browser, calls up the advertiser's website and buys something via this website. According to Google, GMP cookies do not contain any personal information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data that is collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you as follows according to our level of knowledge: By integrating GMP, Google receives the information that you are using the relevant part of our Have accessed our website or clicked on one of our advertisements. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will find out your IP address and save it. When using GMP, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US.

If you want to object to participation in this tracking process, you can deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com are blocked (see https: // www. google.de/settings/ads), whereby this setting will be deleted if you deactivate your cookies. Alternatively, you can get information about the setting of cookies from the Digital Advertising Alliance at the Internet address www.aboutads.info and make your desired settings. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

In the event that personal data is transmitted to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. Certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

You can find more information about the data protection provisions of GMP by Google at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

As far as legally required, we have your consent to the processing of your data described above in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR obtained. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option outlined above to make an objection.

13) Tools and miscellaneous

13.1 Cookie consent tool based on Usercentrics technology

This website uses a cookie consent tool with technology from Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich (hereinafter "Usercentrics") to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent.

By integrating a corresponding JavaScript code, users are shown a banner when they visit the page, in which consent for certain cookies and / or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the box. The tool blocks the setting of all cookies that require consent until the respective user gives consent by ticking the box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user if consent has been given.

So that the cookie consent tool can clearly assign page views to individual users and individually record, log and save the consent settings made by the user for a session, certain user information (including the IP address) is saved when our website is called up. collected, transmitted to the Usercentrics server and stored there.

This data processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR 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.

Another legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. As the person responsible, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with Usercentrics, with which we oblige Usercentrics to protect the data of visitors to our website and not to pass them on to third parties.

Further information on the use of data by Usercentrics can be found in the Usercentrics data protection declaration at https://usercentrics.com/privacy-policy/

13.2 Google Customer Reviews (formerly Google Certified Reseller Program)

We work with Google as part of the Google Customer Reviews program. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This program gives us the opportunity to collect customer reviews from users of our website. After making a purchase on our website, you will be asked whether you would like to take part in a Google email survey. If you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR, we will transmit your email address to Google. You will receive an email from Google Customer Reviews asking you to rate the buying experience on our website. The rating you submitted is then summarized with our other ratings and displayed in our Google Customer Reviews logo and in our Merchant Center dashboard. Your rating will also be used for Google seller ratings. As part of the use of Google customer reviews, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US.

You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible for data processing or to Google.

In the event that personal data is transmitted to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. Certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Further information on Google's data protection in connection with the Google Customer Reviews program can be found at the following link: https://support.google.com/merchants/answer/7188525?hl=de

You can read more information on data protection from Google Seller Ratings at this link: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/2375474

13.3 Applications for job postings by email

On our website, we advertise currently vacant positions in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.

In order to be included in the application process, applicants must provide us with all the personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection by email together with the application.
The information required includes general information about the person (name, address, telephone or electronic contact options) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a position. If necessary, health-related information is also required, which must be given special consideration under labor and social law in the applicant's person in the interests of social protection.

Which components an application must contain in individual cases for their eligibility for consideration and in which form these components are to be sent by email can be found in the respective job advertisement.

After receipt of the application sent using the specified e-mail contact address, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. For any queries that arise in the course of processing, we either use the email address provided by the applicant with his application or a telephone number provided, as we choose.

The legal basis for this processing, including the establishment of contact for queries, is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG, in the sense of which going through the application process counts as the initiation of an employment contract.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR (e.g. health data such as information about the severely disabled status) are requested from applicants during the application process, processing takes place in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. b. GDPR so that we can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and meet our obligations in this regard.

The processing of the special data categories can also be cumulatively or alternatively based on Art. 9 Para. 1 lit. h GDPR, if they are for the purposes of health care or occupational medicine, for assessing the applicant's ability to work, for medical diagnostics, care or treatment in the health or social sector or for the administration of systems and services in the health or social sector he follows.

If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws their application prematurely, their data transmitted by email as well as all electronic correspondence including the original application email will be deleted after 6 months at the latest after notification. This period is based on our legitimate interest in answering any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, being able to meet our obligations to provide evidence from the provisions on the equal treatment of applicants.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG further processed for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

13.4 Shopsync for Shopify

This website uses the Shopify “Shopsync” app from ShopSync LLC, PO Box 252, Jefferson City, TN 37760, USA.
With the help of ShopSync, the newsletter service "Mailchimp" is synchronized with our Shopify account in such a way that, on the one hand, updates in Mailchimp's email lists (such as an opt-out of a newsletter recipient) are automatically stored on Shopify, and on the other hand new contact data generated via contracts on Shopify can be automatically transferred to Mailchimp's email lists.

In the first case, data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective and cross-system maintenance of the files of advertising addressees and the efficient observation of legally significant status changes.

In the second case, only on the basis of the express consent of the user in accordance with Art. 6 Para. a GDPR after a contract has been concluded on Shopify for inclusion in the Mailchimp list, its first and cash on delivery, the address and the email address together with transaction-related information (purchase amount, time and date of purchase) are transferred to Mailchimp by ShopSync.

Data transferred in this way will not be saved or retained by ShopSync after synchronization. All information synchronized between Shopify and Mailchimp is transmitted using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and all information transmitted remains encrypted during the synchronization process.

The synchronization process requires information to be transferred over a secure connection to servers hosted by Amazon Web Services in the United States. Amazon Web Services, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TOWQAA4

Further data protection information on ShopSync can be found here: https://shopsync.io/privacy-policy

14) rights of the data subject

14.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of data subjects (information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we will inform you below:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR: In particular, you have the right to information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned Storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if we did not collect them from you, the Existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing, as well as your right to be informed about the guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR when your data is forwarded in D rittlands exist;
  • Right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
  • Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted as long as the correctness of your data is being checked, if you refuse to delete your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead request the Request restriction of the processing of your data if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved or if you have objected to reasons of your particular situation, as long as it is not certain whether our legitimate Reasons outweigh;
  • Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been disclosed, this correction or deletion of the data or Notification of the restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible;
  • Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of withdrawal;
  • Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

14.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR MAIN LEGITIMATE INTEREST IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE AT ANY TIME TO PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA, FOR REASONS THAT WE GIVE UPON YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. FURTHER PROCESSING IS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPULSORY REASONS FOR PROCESSING THAT OUTSIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING OR EXPRESSION APPLIES.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US IN ORDER TO OPERATE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY OBJECTIVE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA AFFECTED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

15) Duration of storage of personal data

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

When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his consent.

Are there any statutory retention periods for data that are required within the scope of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR are processed, this data is routinely deleted after the retention period has expired, provided that it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract and / or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection according to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration about specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.