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We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection has a particularly high priority for the management of breaklounge GmbH. The use of the internet pages of breaklounge GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a person wishes to take advantage of special services offered by our company via our website, it may become necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the breaklounge GmbH. By means of this privacy notice, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this privacy notice informs persons concerned about their rights.

As the controller, the breaklounge GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

  1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of breaklounge GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this privacy notice:

  1. a) Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  1. b) Person concerned

Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

  1. c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations, carried out with or without the aid of automated means, relating to personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, deletion or destruction.

  1. d) Restriction of the processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.

  1. e) Profiling

Profiling is any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or change of location of that natural person.

  1. f) Pseudonymization

Pseudonymization is 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 is not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  1. g) Controller or data controller

Controller or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are specified by Union law or by the law of the Member States, provision may be made for the controller or for the specific criteria for his designation under Union law or by the law of the Member States.

  1. h) Order processor

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

  1. i) Recipient

The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or national law shall not be considered as recipients.

  1. j) Third party

Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.

  1. k) Consent

Consent is any freely given, informed and unequivocal expression of will by the data subject in a specific case, in the form of a declaration or other unequivocal affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her consent to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

  1. Name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR and other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other regulations of a data protection nature:

breaklounge GmbH

Kettelerstraße 7

76337 Waldbronn

[email protected]

+49 160 9395 9920

Managing Director, person responsible for the contents: Marc Herling

  1. Cookies

The websites of Breaklounge GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a character string by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the breaklounge GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the interest of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online store. The online store remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be fully used.

  1. Collection of general data and information

The website of breaklounge GmbH collects a series of general data and information whenever a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of an access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information which serve to prevent danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information Breaklounge GmbH does not draw conclusions about the person concerned. This information is rather required to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) to provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary information for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is used by Breaklounge GmbH therefore on the one hand statistically and furthermore evaluated with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

  1. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, such as a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data exclusively for an internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the Internet site of the data controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable the clarification of committed crimes. To this extent, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the data controller. As a matter of principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject under voluntary disclosure of personal data serves the purpose of the data controller to provide the data subject with contents or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the data controller.

The data controller shall at any time upon request provide any data subject with information as to which personal data relating to the data subject are stored. Furthermore, the data controller corrects or deletes personal data upon request or notification of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. The entire staff of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

  1. Subscription to our newsletter

On our internet site users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. Which personal data is transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter can be seen from the input mask used for this purpose.

Breaklounge GmbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers from the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation mail is sent to the e-mail address first entered by a person concerned for the newsletter dispatch in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address as the person concerned has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of a data subject’s e-mail address at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the data controller.

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter is used exclusively for sending our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or for registration, as could be the case if there are changes to the newsletter offer or if technical conditions change. The personal data collected within the scope of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter dispatch, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking consent, a corresponding link is included in every newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller in any other way.

  1. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletters of Breaklounge GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image embedded in such e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. Thus a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of on-line marketing campaigns can be accomplished. On the basis the embedded counting pixel Breaklounge GmbH recognize if and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links contained in the e-mail were accessed by the affected person.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimize the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent submitted in this regard via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the data controller. A cancellation of the receipt of the newsletter is automatically interpreted by Breaklounge GmbH as a revocation.

  1. Contact possibility via the website

Our webpage contains, due to legal regulations, information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company as well as a direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the data controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis from a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

  1. Comment function in the blog on the website

Breaklounge GmbH offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog located on the website of the data controller. A blog is a portal on a website, usually publicly accessible, where one or more people, called bloggers or web-bloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented by third parties.

If a person concerned leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the person concerned, information on the time when the comment was entered and the user name chosen by the person concerned (pseudonym) will be stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned to the person concerned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) is also logged. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a submitted comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the own interest of the person responsible for the processing, so that he/she could be exculpated in case of a violation of the law. This collected personal data will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the legal defense of the person responsible for the processing.

  1. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

Comments posted on the blog can be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commentator to subscribe to the comments following his or her comment on a particular blog post.

If a data subject chooses the option of subscribing to comments, the data controller sends an automatic confirmation e-mail to check in a double opt-in procedure whether the owner of the e-mail address provided has actually chosen this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be cancelled at any time.

  1. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if provided for by the European Directives and Regulations or any other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Giver or any other competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with legal requirements.

  1. Rights of the data subject
  • a) Right to confirmation

Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data relating to him are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • b) Right to information

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain at any time and free of charge information from the data controller about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation Giver has granted the data subject access to the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  • the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her or of a right to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DPA and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of information as to whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the person concerned is otherwise entitled to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may contact an employee of the data controller at any time.

  • c) Right of rectification

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to demand the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • d) Right of deletion (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to obtain from the controller the immediate erasure of the personal data concerning him/her, if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:

  • The personal data has been collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
  • The data subject shall revoke his consent to which the processing is subject pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject shall submit, pursuant to Art. 21, para. 1 GDPR lodges an objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for processing, or the data subject submits, in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR objected to the processing.
  • The personal data were processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to comply with a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data has been collected in relation to the information society services offered, raised in accordance with art. 8, paragraph 1 GDPR.

If one of the above reasons applies and a person concerned requests the deletion of personal data held by Breaklounge GmbH it may contact an employee of the data controller at any time for this purpose. An employee of Breaklounge GmbH will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.

If the personal data collected by Breaklounge GmbH was made public and is our company as the responsible person according to art. 17 paragraph 1 GDPR Breaklounge GmbH is obliged to delete personal data, taking appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data controllers delete all links to such personal data or make copies or replications of such personal data unless the processing is necessary. An employee of Breaklounge GmbH will make the necessary arrangements in individual cases.

  • e) Right to limit processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period of time that allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses the deletion of the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of the personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but the data subject needs them in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The data subject shall object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above-mentioned conditions is given and a person concerned wishes to restrict personal data that is stored at Breaklounge GmbH it may contact an employee of the data controller at any time for this purpose. An employee of Breaklounge GmbH will cause the processing to be restricted.

  • f) Right to data transferability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to receive the personal data concerning him/her provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to communicate these data to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data have been made available, provided that the processing is based on the consent provided for in Art. 6, paragraph 1 letter a GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6, para. 1 letter b GDPR and processing is carried out by means of automated procedures unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to transfer data, the data subject has, in accordance with Art. 20, para. 1 GDPR the right to obtain that the personal data are transmitted directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, as far as this is technically feasible and provided that the rights and freedoms of other persons are not affected.

To assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned can contact an employee of Breaklounge GmbH.

  • g) Right of objection

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European legislator, to object at any time, for reasons arising from his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her that is carried out on the basis of Article 6(1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Breaklounge GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where Breaklounge GmbH processes personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If the person concerned objects to Breaklounge GmbH the processing for purposes of direct advertising, Breaklounge GmbH no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object, for reasons arising from his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her which is carried out by Breaklounge GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

To exercise the right of objection, the person concerned can directly contact any employee of Breaklounge GmbH. The data subject is also free to exercise his right of objection by means of automated procedures involving technical specifications in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Every person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation provides for adequate safeguards of the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the explicit consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or the fulfillment of a contract between the data subject and the responsible person or (2) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject, Breaklounge GmbH shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, which shall include at least the right to obtain the intervention of the controller, to express his point of view and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.

  • i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directives and Regulations, to revoke his/her consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his or her right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  1. Data protection for applications and the application process

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The processing can also be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits relevant application documents to the data controller by electronic means, for example by e-mail or via a web form available on the website. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application file shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other justified interests in this sense are, for example, a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

  1. Privacy policy for the application and use of affilinet

The data controller has integrated components of the company affilinet on this website. Affilinet is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising, which is usually paid for via click or sale commissions, on the Internet sites of third parties, i.e. distribution partners who are also called affiliates or publishers. Via the affiliate network, the merchant provides an advertising medium, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on his own Internet pages or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

Affilinet is operated by affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany.

Affilinet places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Affilinet’s tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the Affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising medium clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Affilinet.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the used internet browser would also prevent Affilinet from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Affilinet can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

Affilinet’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Facebook

The data controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Facebook enables social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The person responsible for processing personal data, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ As part of this technical process, Facebook obtains information about which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transferred to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Facebook account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the person concerned. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

  1. Privacy policy on the deployment and use of Amazon Partner Program features

As a participant in the Amazon Partner Program, the data controller has integrated Amazon components on this website. The Amazon components were designed by Amazon with the aim of attracting customers via advertisements on various Amazon Group websites, in particular Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it and Amazon.es. BuyVIP.com against payment of a commission. The person responsible for the processing can generate advertising revenue by using the Amazon components.

Operating company of these Amazon components is the Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Amazon sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By each individual call up of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which an Amazon component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Amazon component to transmit data to Amazon for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Amazon obtains knowledge of personal data which serves Amazon to trace the origin of orders received by Amazon and subsequently to enable commission settlement. Among other things, Amazon can trace that the person concerned has clicked on a partner link on our website.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amazon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Amazon can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and the applicable Amazon privacy policy can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401.

  1. Data protection regulations on the use and application of functions of the Verwertungsgesellschaft WORT (VG WORT)

The data controller has integrated counting pixels on this website. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, which allows statistical evaluation. The integrated counting pixels are used for the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM) of the Verwertungsgesellschaft WORT (VG-Wort).

The Scalable Central Measurement System is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is used to determine statistical key figures that are used to calculate the copy probability of texts. The embedded counting pixel enables the WORT collecting society to recognize whether, when and by how many users (including the person concerned) our website was opened and what content was accessed.

The data obtained by means of the Scalable Central Measurement Method are collected anonymously. In order to record the number of accesses, either a so-called session cookie is set, i.e. a signature is created which is composed of various automatically transmitted information, or alternative methods are used to recognize the users of a website. The IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned is only collected and processed in anonymous form. The person concerned is not identified at any time.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by INFOnline and relating to the use of this website and the processing of such data by INFOnline. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the opposition is stored on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted on the data subject’s system after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, with the setting of the opt-out cookie, it is possible that the Internet pages of the data controller may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The applicable data protection regulations of INFOnline can be found at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

  1. Privacy policy on the deployment and use of Google AdSense

The data controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertising on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm which selects the ads displayed on third party sites according to the content of the respective third party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to integrate advertisements on our website. Google AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting this cookie, Alphabet Inc. is able to analyze the use of our website. Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purposes of online advertising and the billing of commissions. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which is transferred to Alphabet Inc. among other things to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. to set a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called counting pixels. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, which allows statistical evaluation. Using the embedded counting pixel, Alphabet Inc. can recognize whether and when an Internet page was opened by an affected person and which links were clicked on by the affected person. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information, which includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the ads displayed, is transferred to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about which Internet page a person concerned came to an Internet page (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the Internet page were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if the access to our Internet pages occurs from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, among other things, to compile online reports for us which show the activities on our website, and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, is called up, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The cookie is used to store personal information such as the time of access, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the Browser Add-On is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or another person who is part of their sphere of control, it is possible to reinstall or reactivate the Browser Add-On.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/analytics/terms. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

  1. Privacy policy on the use of Google+

The data controller has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to download a representation of the corresponding Google+ button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in at the same time at Google+, Google recognizes with each call of our website by the person concerned and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which concrete subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned presses one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data. Google stores the data subject’s Google+1 recommendation and makes it publicly available in accordance with the terms accepted by the data subject in this regard. A Google+1 recommendation made by the data subject on this website will subsequently be stored and processed together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google+1 account used by the data subject and the photo stored in this account in other Google services, for example the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data subject or in other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements. Google is also able to link your visit to this website to other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing Google’s various services.

The Google+ button informs Google that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Google+ at the same time when he or she visits our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks the Google+ button.

If the data subject does not wish his/her personal data to be transferred to Google, he/she can prevent such a transfer by logging out of his/her Google+ account before accessing our website.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google on the Google+1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Google AdWords

The data controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords enables an advertiser to specify pre-defined keywords, by means of which an advertisement is only displayed in the search engine results of Google if the user calls up a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-related websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the previously defined keywords.

The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online store system, have been accessed on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google are able to track whether a person concerned who reached our website via an AdWords ad generated a turnover, i.e. whether they made or abandoned a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could be used to identify the individual.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, whenever you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and Google’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Instagram

The data controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audio-visual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also redistribute such data in other social networks.

Instagram services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses any of the individual pages of this Internet site operated by the data controller on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the relevant Instagram component to download a representation of the relevant component of Instagram. This technical process allows Instagram to know which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognize which specific subpage the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our Internet site, the data and information transferred with it is assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram will receive information through the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, the data subject can prevent the transmission by logging out of his/her Instagram account before accessing our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

  1. Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

The data controller has integrated components from LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Over 400 million registered users use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. Thus LinkedIn is at present the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited Internet sides of the world.

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For privacy matters outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

Whenever a person visits our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn obtains knowledge of which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn will recognize which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned by LinkedIn to the respective LinkedIn account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

LinkedIn will receive information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to LinkedIn at the same time when he or she visits our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on the LinkedIn component. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to LinkedIn, he or she can prevent it from being sent by logging out of his or her LinkedIn account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls offers the possibility to unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads as well as manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame who may set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn’s current privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Pinterest

The data controller has included on this website components of Pinterest Inc. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that generally allows users to communicate and interact with each other in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Pinterest enables users of the social network to publish image collections and individual images as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pinning), which can then be shared by other users (so-called repinning) or commented on.

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc, 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time a user accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the relevant Pinterest component to download a representation of the relevant Pinterest component from Pinterest. More information about Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/. This technical process allows Pinterest to know which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned by Pinterest to the respective Pinterest account of the person concerned. If the person concerned presses a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

The Pinterest component informs Pinterest that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Pinterest at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to Pinterest, he or she can prevent it from being sent by logging out of his or her Pinterest account before accessing our website.

The Privacy Policy published by Pinterest, available at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Twitter

The data controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can post and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not registered on Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

Twitter is operated by Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to promote this website in the digital world and to increase our traffic.

If the person concerned is logged on to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes with every visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it is assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged on to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be sent to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

The applicable data protection regulations of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of Xing

The data controller has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. Individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time the data controller calls up one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the data controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the IT system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding Xing component from Xing. Further information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins As part of this technical process, Xing is informed about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the respective Xing account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and stores this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Xing account before accessing our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published a privacy statement for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

  1. Privacy policy on the use and application of YouTube

The data controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips for free and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or videos created by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each time the data subject accesses any of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject’s information technology system is automatically prompted by the relevant YouTube component to download a representation of the relevant YouTube component from YouTube. Further information to YouTube can be called up under https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are informed which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged on to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage containing a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged on to YouTube at the same time when he or she visits our website, regardless of whether or not the data subject clicks on a YouTube video. If the person concerned does not wish this information to be sent to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

  1. Payment method: Privacy policy for PayPal as payment method

The data controller has integrated components from PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the possibility to process virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also assumes trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.

Die Europäische Betreibergesellschaft von PayPal ist die PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxemburg, Luxemburg.

If the person concerned selects “PayPal” as payment option in our online store during the ordering process, data of the person concerned is automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, cell phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. In order to process the purchase contract, it is also necessary to provide personal data in connection with the respective order.

The transmission of the data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention. The data controller will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the data controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or if the data is to be processed under contract.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his or her consent to PayPal to handle personal data at any time. Revocation has no effect on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

  1. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, such as processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might be necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our site were to be injured and his or her name, age, health insurance details or other vital information had to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR.
Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the