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Data protection

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

1.1We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is ImpactHero GmbH, Hasenheide 61, 10967 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: +49 176 21287845, E-Mail: info@growmytree.com. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3For 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 visiting 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 that 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 necessary: in anonymous form)

The processing takes place in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR on the basis of 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 subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted after closing the browser (so-called “session cookies”), some of these cookies remain on your end device for a longer period of time and enable page settings to be saved (so-called “persistent cookies”). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings in your web browser.
If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR either for the execution of the contract, in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR in the event that consent has been given or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the website visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.
Please note that if cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4) Contact

4.1Rating reminder by ShopVote
If you have given us your express consent to this during or after your order in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. de) so that they can send you an evaluation reminder by email.
You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible for data processing or to the rating platform.

4.2 Zendesk
We use the Zendesk email ticket system, a customer service platform of Zendesk International Ltd., 55 Charlemont Place, Saint Kevin's, Dublin D02 F985, Ireland ("Zendesk"), to process customer inquiries. If users of our website send contact requests by email, these are stored and organized in the ticket system to enable chronological processing and to improve the service experience. Users can always see the current status of the processing of their request via the individually assigned ticket number.
Solely for the organization of the inquiries and their processing, personal data as provided in the inquiry, but in any case surname, first name and e-mail address are collected, transmitted to Zendesk, stored there and read out.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in the efficient design of our customer service, in answering your request as quickly as possible and in optimizing our range of services in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR
We have concluded an order processing agreement with Zendesk, with which we oblige Zendesk to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
Personal data may be transmitted to Zendesk Inc. servers in the USA. For such data transfers, Zendesk follows Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) which have been recognized by the Irish Data Protection Authority as appropriate safeguards for compliance with European data protection standards.
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 facts in question have been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.
For more information on Zendesk's privacy policy, visit https://www.zendesk.de/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/.

4.3When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data will be processed - exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your request and only to the extent required for this. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary

5) Data processing when opening a customer account

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent required in each case if you provide it to us when opening a customer account. The data required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the relevant form on our website. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. After your customer account has been deleted, your data will be deleted provided that all contracts concluded have been completed, there are no legal retention periods to the contrary and we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

6) comment function

As part of the comment function on this website, information about the time the comment was created and the name of the commentator you have chosen will be saved and published on this website in addition to your comment. Furthermore, your IP address will be saved for security reasons in order to enable attribution to the author in the event of illegal comments. Your e-mail address will be saved so that you can be contacted if a third party should complain that your published content is illegal.

7) Use of Customer Data for Direct Marketing

7.1Sign up for our email newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. Providing 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, which ensures that you only receive the newsletter if you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive the newsletter by clicking on a verification link sent to the email address provided

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. We store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data we collect when registering for the newsletter is used strictly for the intended purpose. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list, 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.

7.2 - Newsletterversand via Shopify Email
Our email newsletters are sent via Shopify Email, a service of 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 Article 6 (1) (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. e-mail address) is generally stored on Shopify's servers in the EU.
As part of the aforementioned Shopify services, data can also be processed as part 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 case of the transmission of data to Shopify Inc. in Canada, the appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed by the European Commission's adequacy decision.
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 on. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected in pseudonymised 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 wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Furthermore, Shopify can use this data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR itself based on its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service and for market research purposes, for example to determine which countries the recipients come from. However, Shopify does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.
We have entered into an order processing agreement with Shopify, with which we oblige Shopify to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
Shopify's privacy policy can be viewed here: https://www.shopify.de/legal/privacy

7.3Product availability notification via email

For items that are temporarily unavailable, you can opt-in to receive email notifications of stock availability. We will send you a one-time email message about the availability of the item you have selected. The only mandatory information for sending this notification is your e-mail address. Providing further data is voluntary and may be used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending e-mails, which ensures that you only receive a notification if you have expressly confirmed your consent to this by clicking on a verification link sent to the e-mail address provided.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. We store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data collected by us when you register for our email notification service about the availability of goods is used strictly for the intended purpose. You can unsubscribe from the availability notifications at any time by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned above. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our mailing list set up for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration .

8) Data processing for order processing

8.1Insofar as it is necessary for the execution of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned bank in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we process the contact data you provide when ordering (name, address, e-mail address) in order to inform you within the framework of our legal information obligations in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 lit. c GDPR via a suitable communication channel (e.g. by post or e-mail) about upcoming updates in the period stipulated by law. Your contact details will be used strictly earmarked for notifications about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent that this is necessary for the information in question.

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

8.2Use of payment service providers (payment services)

- Google Pay
If you decide to use the “Google Pay” payment method from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), payment will be processed using the “Google Pay” application on your device 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 release a payment via Google Pay of more than €25, you must first unlock your mobile device using the verification measure set up (e.g. face recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern).
For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process, along with the information about your order, will be passed on to Google. Google then transmits your payment information stored in Google Pay in the form of a unique transaction number to the source website, which is used to verify that the payment has been made. 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 uniquely valid numeric token. For all transactions via Google Pay, Google only acts as an intermediary to process the payment process. The transaction is carried out exclusively in the relationship between the user and the source website by debiting the means of payment stored with Google Pay.
If personal data is processed in the transmissions described, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (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, merchant location and description, a description provided by the merchant of the goods or services purchased, photographs you included with the transaction, the name and email addresses 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 Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, the verification of transaction data and the optimization and functional maintenance of the Google Pay service.
Google also reserves the right to merge the processed transaction data with other information that is collected and stored by Google when using other Google services.
The Google Pay Terms of Use can be found here:
https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/in/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
- Clear
If a Klarna payment service is selected, the payment will be processed via Klarna Bank AB (publ), https://www.klarna.com/of/, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter “Klarna”). In order to enable the payment to be processed, your personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, gender, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data relating to the order will be processed (e.g. invoice amount, item, type of delivery) to Klarna for the purpose of identity and creditworthiness checks, provided that you have expressly consented to this in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR as part 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/of_of/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 process. Among other things, but not exclusively, address data is included in the calculation of the score values. Klarna uses the information received about the statistical probability of non-payment 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 information will be 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/of_of/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 "payment by installments" via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"), further. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR and only to the extent that 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 passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment 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 process. Among other things, but not exclusively, address data is included in the calculation of the score values. Further data protection information, including information on the credit agencies used, can be found in PayPal's data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/of/webapps/mpp/ do/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 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 will be processed by the technical service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. , 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we send the information you provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, credit card number if applicable, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only insofar as it is necessary for this. You can find more information about Shopify Payments data protection at the following internet address: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy.
Data protection information on Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. You will find here: https://stripe.com/of/privacy
- INSTANTLY
If you select the "SOFORT" payment method, payment is processed via the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "SOFORT"), to whom we pass on the information you provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR. Sofort GmbH is part of the Klarna Group (Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 11134 Stockholm, Sweden). Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider SOFORT and only to the extent that it is necessary for this. You can find more information about SOFORT's data protection regulations at the following Internet address: https://www.klarna.com/instantly/privacy.

9) Rights of the data subject

9.1The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the legal basis given for the respective exercise requirements:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to information according to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR;
  • Right to complain according to Art. 77 GDPR.

9.2RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS IN OUR PREVIOUS LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA INVOLVED. HOWEVER, FURTHER PROCESSING REMAINS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPREHENSIVE REASONS FOR PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE CERTIFICATION, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

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

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

10) 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).

If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed as part of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, this data will be 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 personal data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR, unless we have compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, 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 Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection under Article 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.

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