The protection of your privacy and the protection of information with which you can be personally identified (“personal data”) is an important concern for us. In the following we inform you about the processing of these data when using our website:
The Controller for the processing of personal data on this website is:
Kornharpener Str. 126
Tel: +49 – 2 34 – 95 98 7 – 0
Data Protection Officer
Our data protection officer may be contacted as follows:
D – 44791 Bochum
Telefon: +49 (234) 9136120
Collection of General Data
When you access our website, data transmitted to us by your browser will be processed and stored on our server. These data are necessary to provide the content and services of our website and are used to correctly display the website and to ensure security and stability. Usually, the data concerned are the following:
• IP address
• Date and time of the request
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Request / Page selection
• Access status / HTTP status code
• Transferred data volume
• Initial website
• Operating system and user interface
• Language and version of the browser software
These data are not used by us to establish a connection to you.
Personal data are usually deleted automatically after 14 days unless there is any other legal reason that would require a longer storage.
In addition, we process all other personal data that you provide to us in the context of using our website limited by the purpose of the processing (e.g. contact requests, login information, uploads).
If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for any other purposes, we will inform you below or through the Provider about the respective processes. The legally required processing contract exists with providers who process data on our behalf within the purpose of the processing.
On our website, we use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser, and through which certain individualization information are transmitted to us.
Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. They may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit.
With these functions we intend to guarantee and increase the user friendliness and functionality of our website.
For this purpose we use the following for our website:
We use “Necessary cookies” to enable the comprehensive use of this website. This concerns in particular the correct display of content.
These are cookies that are needed to optimize the performance of our website. Information about the way our website is used are evaluated in order to improve the user experience. The evaluation is carried out anonymously.
Functional cookies are necessary to ensure the operation of technical modules. Here, the user is offered improved, personal functions, as far as desired.
Marketing, Targeting and Analysis cookies
The use of marketing or targeting cookies is also possible. These are used to target users according to their interests and thus to make the display of advertising more specific. Such information and visits to the advertising offers can be evaluated and shared with third parties in order to improve the targeting and advertising of third parties but also each site functionality. For this processing, we separately obtain your consent, unless the data is processed anonymously.
Insofar as analysis services are used on our website, this is usually associated with the setting of one or more cookies that record and track your user behavior. Among other things, data is collected about you and your system, your visit to our website (e.g. content accessed, interests, purchases, clicks and visit duration), the visit of preceding or subsequent websites and the use of advertisements The processing of the information is anonymized unless you have given your consent to the processing of the real data. From this consent form, you will also receive more information about the data collected.
In detail, we use:
• Transient Cookies
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser or log out. Examples of these are session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the session. When you return to our website, your system can be recognized.
• Persistent Cookies
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted or switched off after an individually specified period of time. They are used to recognize your system even after the session has ended.
• Third-Party Cookies
We use analytical cookies to monitor the anonymous user behavior on our website. In addition, we use advertising cookies. With these cookies, the user behavior can be tracked for advertising and targeted marketing purposes. Social media cookies allow us to connect to your social networks and share content from our website within your networks. For this processing, we will obtain your consent separately, unless the data is processed anonymously.
• Flash Cookies
Flash cookies are not captured by your browser, but by the Flash plug-in. They are used to recognize your system for the corresponding Flash application. If you do not wish to use Flash cookies, you must install an add-on for your browser.
• HTML5 Storage Objects
HTML5 storage objects stored on your system use your system information independently of your browser to link your system settings with applications and have no automatic expiration date. You can prevent the use of HTML5 storage objects by using private mode in your browser.
In addition, you should occasionally delete the browser history manually to remove existing cookies.
Details can also be found in the cookie banner of this website.
E-Mail / Contact Form
If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, we will process the data you provided in order to answer your questions. Insofar as the storage is no longer necessary, we delete the transmitted data or limit the processing. This is dependent on legal storage obligations.
If you use our subscription function, you can follow individual offers or search entries or share them with third parties. You will be notified of new events upon request. The data processed for this purpose are derived from the respective input mask and are necessary for the use of this service.
If you register for our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. For an effective registration you need a valid e-mail address. In order to ensure that the registration is actually carried out by you, we will at first send an e-mail to the indicated e-mail address after registration, asking you to confirm the registration. By confirming the registration you inform us that you agree to the registration (so-called double opt-in procedure). We log your registration for the newsletter, the sending of the confirmation e-mail and the receipt of your confirmation.
You can at any time terminate your subscription to the newsletter and revoke your consent to the storage of data stored for sending the newsletter. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly via our website or by contacting us via the aforementioned contact methods.
Unseren Newsletter versenden wir mit Hilfe von MailChimp. Dabei handelt es sich um einen Versandservice für E-Mails der Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE No. 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA („MailChimp“).
Our newsletter is sent with the help of MailChimp. This is a mailing service for e-mails of the Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE No. 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (“MailChimp”).
MailChimp stores the e-mail addresses of subscribers to the newsletter and possibly other data provided by subscribers during registration, typically on servers in the USA. Furthermore, MailChimp collects data via web beacons contained in the newsletters, which are retrieved by MailChimp servers when the newsletter is opened. In this context, technical information such as information about your Internet browser and operating system as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval is collected.
On our website we use Google Maps API, an online map service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) to visually display geographical information.
There you can also amend your personal data protection settings in the Data Privacy Center, see https://policies.google.com/privacy.
On our website we use the Google Fonts font library to display the contents correctly and in a graphically appealing manner, regardless of the Internet browser used. Google Fonts is a service of Google, LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When the font library is accessed by opening our website, a connection is automatically established to Google servers, usually to servers in the USA. It is possible that this may involve data being transmitted to Google, such as which Internet pages you have accessed, the access time, your IP address and which Internet browser you use. Further information and the data protection information can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
We use embedded YouTube videos on our website. YouTube is a service of YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). When you visit a page with an embedded YouTube video, a connection to YouTube servers is established.
We do not collect any personal data ourselves by means of the social plugins shown or through their use because we use simple links or 2-click solutions. This serves to prevent data from being transferred to the service providers without the user’s knowledge. Such a transfer only takes place when the link has been used and a login has been carried out in the user profile. A connection to the respective platform is then established. Data can then be transferred to the service provider and stored there in order to link interests and offers. The following providers are available:
• Facebook: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, see https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
• Instagram: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, see http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy
• Pinterest: Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, see https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
• YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”), see https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
This website uses content delivery network applications for the efficient provision of content. When you visit this website, your browser transmits data for retrieval and assignment to your device, such as your IP address. For more information, please visit:
• Google CDN: Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, see: (“Google”) https://policies.google.com/privacy
• Bootstrap: StackPath, 2021 McKinney Ave, Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA, see: https://www.stackpath.com/legal/master-service-agreement
• jsdelivr: ProspectOne SP. Z. O. O., Wladyslawa Lokietka 6a/12, 30-010 Krakow, Poland, see: https://www.jsdelivr.com/privacy-policy-jsdelivr-net
• GeoIP Redirect, NetStra Solutions s.r.o. Spitalska 53, 811 01 Bratislava, Slovakia, siehe https://amasty.com/privacy.htm
Registration and Login
You have the possibility to register on our website and log in. In doing so, you will be requested to provide us with the personal data that can be seen from the input masks, which will then be transmitted to us. This data is collected and stored by us exclusively for internal use and for our own purposes. We may arrange for this data to be passed on to third parties, e.g. to a service provider or an order processor to process the contractual relationship, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to us.
By registering and logging in to our website, your IP address, the date as well as the time of registration can also be saved. This is done for the purpose of preventing misuse of our services and, if necessary, creating the opportunity to investigate criminal offences.
If you voluntarily make personal data available to us, the processing serves to offer you content or services which, for factual reasons, can only be offered to registered users. You have the possibility at any time to change the personal data provided during registration or to have them completely deleted.
We will inform you on request at any time about which of your personal data we have stored. We will correct or delete your data on request, unless we are legally obliged to store them.
Registration for the image database
As a business customer, you may register for our image database. In doing so, you will be asked to provide the personal data shown in the input masks, which will then be transmitted to us. These data are collected and stored by us exclusively for internal use and for our own purposes. We may arrange for these data to be passed on to third parties, e.g. to an order processor, who will also utilize the personal data exclusively for an internal use that is attributable to us.
By registering on the platform, your IP address, the date and the time of registration may also be stored. This is done for the purpose of preventing misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable the investigation of criminal offences. Data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass on such data or unless it is for the purpose of criminal prosecution.
If you voluntarily provide us with personal data, the processing serves to offer you content or services which, for factual reasons, can only be offered to registered users. You have the option at any time to change the personal data provided during registration or to have such data deleted completely.
We will inform you at any time about which of your personal data we have stored. Upon request, we will correct or delete your data, unless we are legally obliged to retain it. A data protection officer named in this data protection declaration will be available to you as a contact person. Otherwise, please send your request directly to us.
Use of the image database
If you request photos via our image database, the data provided by you will be stored by us to process your order. Which personal data will be transmitted to us in this process may be seen from the respective input mask used for the order. The personal data you enter will be collected and stored exclusively for our own purposes, in particular for the administration of usage rights. The data will not be passed on to third parties.
We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).
If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
If we need your personal data in order to fulfil a contract concluded with you (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices.
If we process your personal data based on statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
In the event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.
Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.
Storage Time and Data Deletion
We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as they are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or a legally prescribed storage period expires.
We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:
• you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR,
• this is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you or the implementation of pre-contractual measures,
• under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR there is a legal obligation to pass on the data,
• we are required by law to transmit data to state authorities, e.g. tax authorities, social insurance agencies, health insurance companies, supervisory authorities and law enforcement agencies,
• the transmission is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate company interests and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
• in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we use external service providers, so-called contract processors, who are obliged to handle your data with due care.
When transmitting data to external bodies in third countries, i.e. outside the EU, we ensure that these bodies will treat your personal data with the same care as they would within the EU.
We only transmit personal data to third countries with respect to which the EU Commission has confirmed an adequate level of protection, or if we ensure the careful handling of personal data by means of contractual agreements or other suitable guarantees. Nevertheless, it should be noted that no comparable level of data protection as in the EU can be guaranteed across the board. In these cases, we therefore try to take appropriate measures to ensure the security of your data.
Rights of the Data Subject
If we process your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights against us as the Controller:
• a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing (Art. 15 GDPR)
• a right to correction of the stored data (Art. 16 GDPR)
• a right to deletion of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)
• a right to restriction of the processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR)
• a right of the data recipients being informed by us as the Controller with regard to the execution of the rights of correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (Art. 19 GDPR)
• a right to data transferability in machine-readable form (Art. 20 GDPR)
• a right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
• a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law (Art. 7 (3) GDPR)
• a right not to participate in an automated decision (Art. 22 GDPR)
• a right to appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)
For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer listed above.