Data Privacy Policy

This is a translation of our relevant privacy statement in German, provided for your convenience.

We are very pleased about your interest in our Swiss company. Data protection has a particularly high value for the management of RibbonSoft GmbH. The use of the RibbonSoft GmbH Internet pages is generally possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

Based on Article 13 of the Swiss Federal Constitution and the data protection provisions of the Confederation (Data Protection Act, DSG), every person is entitled to the protection of his or her privacy and protection against the misuse of his or her personal data. The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and according to the legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection explanation.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the Basic Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to RibbonSoft GmbH. By means of this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

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

Definitions of terms

The privacy policy of RibbonSoft GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Ordinance Giver in the adoption of the Basic 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. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this privacy statement:

  • a) Personal data

    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). A natural person shall be considered identifiable if he 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 specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • b) Person affected

    Person affected means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
  • c) Processing

    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, matching or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.
  • d) Limitation of processing

    Limitation of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
  • 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 work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.
  • f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures designed to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  • g) Person responsible or person responsible for the processing

    The 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 laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller may be designated in accordance with Union law or with the law of the Member States, or the specific criteria for his designation may be laid down.
  • h) Order processor

    Processor means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  • i) Receiver

    The receiver is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.
  • 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 any person directly responsible for processing the personal data.
  • k) Consent

    Consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in a particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal affirmative act, indicating that he or she consents to the processing of his or her personal data.

Name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

RibbonSoft GmbH
Brünigstrasse 114
6060 Sarnen
Switzerland

E-Mail: info@ribbonsoft.com

Websites: https://ribbonsoft.com and https://qcad.org

Cookies

The Internet pages of RibbonSoft GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files which are 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 of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies RibbonSoft GmbH is able to provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised in the interests of the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, 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 access data each time he visits the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop 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 an appropriate setting of 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, not all functions of our website may be fully usable under certain circumstances.

General data and information acquisition

The website of RibbonSoft GmbH collects a number of general data and information every time a person or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used can be recorded, (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-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information RibbonSoft GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is needed (1) to correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) to optimize the content and advertising of our website, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by RibbonSoft GmbH both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum 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 the person concerned.

Subscription to our newsletter

On the RibbonSoft GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. The personal data transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter is determined by the input mask used for this purpose.

The RibbonSoft GmbH informs its customers and business partners in regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers of 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 e-mail in the double opt-in procedure will be sent to the e-mail address entered for the first time by a person concerned for the purpose of sending the newsletter. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the person concerned.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to 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 track the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to provide legal security for the data controller.

The personal data collected during registration for the newsletter will be used exclusively to send 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 registration in this respect, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or changes to the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part 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 your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller of this in any other way.

Newsletter tracking

The RibbonSoft GmbH newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. RibbonSoft GmbH can use the embedded pixel-code to determine whether and when an e-mail was opened by a person concerned and which links in the e-mail were accessed by that person.

Such personal data collected via the pixel-code contained in the newsletters will be stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. The RibbonSoft GmbH automatically interprets a unsubscription from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

Comment function in the blog on the website

RibbonSoft GmbH offers users the opportunity to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog located on the website of the data controller. A blog is a portal that is maintained on a website, usually open to the public, in which one or more people called bloggers or web bloggers can post articles or write thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a data subject leaves a comment in the blog published on this website, information about the time the comment was entered and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject will be stored and published in addition to the comments left by the data subject. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the person concerned is logged. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties by submitting a comment or posts illegal content. The storage of these personal data therefore takes place in the own interest of the data controller, so that in the event of a violation of the law, the data controller could exculpate himself. This collected personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless such a passing on is prescribed by law or serves the legal defence of the data controller.

Subscribe to comments in the blog on the site

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

If a data subject chooses the option to subscribe to comments, the data controller shall send an automatic confirmation email to verify by double opt-in that the owner of the specified email address has actually opted for this option. The option to subscribe to comments can be cancelled at any time.

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the storage purpose or as provided for in the laws or regulations of the European Union or of any other lawmaker to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation Body or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Rights of the person affected

  • a) Right to confirmation

    Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
  • b) Right to information

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain at any time, free of charge, from the controller, information on the personal data relating to him which have been stored and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator has provided the data subject with the following information:
    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data that will be processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
    • 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
    • if applicable
    • the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning him or her or to have the processing limited by the controller or to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right to rectify or erase personal data concerning him or her or to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • the existence of a right to appeal to a supervisory authority
    • when the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject
    • the existence of an automated decision making process including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and - at least in these cases - meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on the data subject
    The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller.
  • c) Right to rectification

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, having regard to the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she may at any time contact an employee of the controller for this purpose.
  • d) Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)

    Any person data subject to the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to require the controller to erase without delay personal data concerning him which are subject to one of the following conditions and to the extent that the processing is not necessary:
    • The personal data have been collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject withdraws his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing under Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or the data subject objects to the processing under Art. 21 para. 2 DS-GVO.
    • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
    • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DS-GVO.
    If one of the above reasons applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at RibbonSoft GmbH deleted, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of RibbonSoft GmbH shall ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately. If RibbonSoft GmbH has made the personal data public and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 para. 1 DS-GVO, RibbonSoft GmbH shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of RibbonSoft GmbH will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
  • e) Right to restrict processing

    Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
    • The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead demands the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.
    If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at RibbonSoft GmbH, he or she can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of RibbonSoft GmbH will initiate the restriction of the processing.
  • f) Right to data transferability

    Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or her which have been provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to communicate such data to another controller without obstruction by the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 para. 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the controller. Furthermore, when exercising his right to data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 para. 1 DS-GVO, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons. In order to assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned can contact an employee of RibbonSoft GmbH at any time.
  • g) Right of appeal

    Any person data subject to the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to object at any time, for reasons related to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. RibbonSoft GmbH will no longer process the personal data in the event of objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims. If RibbonSoft GmbH processes personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If the person concerned objects to RibbonSoft GmbH processing the data for the purposes of direct marketing, RibbonSoft GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes. In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him by RibbonSoft GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DS-GVO for reasons arising from his particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest. In order to exercise the right of objection, the person concerned may directly contact any employee of RibbonSoft GmbH or another employee. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.
  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases, including profiling

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effects on him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is admissible by virtue of Union or national law or rules of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and which provide for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject. If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the responsible person or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, RibbonSoft GmbH shall take appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible person, to present one's own position and to contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time do so by contacting an employee of the controller.
  • i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to revoke 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 at any time do so by contacting an employee of the controller.

Privacy policy for the use and enjoyment of Facebook

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

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with each other and interact 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 users of the social network 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. If a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, the data controller for processing personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, 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 person concerned 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/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook obtains information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of the person's 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 data subject clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, such as the "Like" button, or if the data subject makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the data subject's personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information through the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website whenever that person is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website, regardless of whether the person clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook in this way, they can prevent it from being transmitted by logging out of their 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 settings 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 person concerned to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

Privacy regulations for the use 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 publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, 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 a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter makes it possible to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this Internet site is accessed, 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 receives information 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 site, to make this site known in the digital world and to increase our traffic.

If the person concerned is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person visits our website and for the entire duration of that person's stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

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

The current Twitter privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Privacy policy for the use of Google AdWords

The person responsible for the processing has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to serve ads both in Google's search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to relevant Internet sites using an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the keywords defined beforehand. 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 promote our website by displaying advertisements of interest on the websites of third parties and in the search results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website. If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google advertisement, 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 yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated a turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods. The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile 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 optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the individual concerned. The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time 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 share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties. The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of 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 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 the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there. For more information and to review Google's current privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Payment method: Privacy policy of Klarna as payment method

The data controller has integrated Klarna components on this website. Klarna is an online payment service provider that enables you to purchase on account or make flexible installment payments. Klarna also offers other services, such as buyer protection or an identity and credit check.

Klarna's operating company is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

If the person concerned selects either "Purchase on account" or "Installment purchase" as payment options during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned will be automatically transmitted to Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the person concerned consents to the transmission of personal data required for the processing of the invoice or instalment purchase or for identity and creditworthiness checks.

The personal data transmitted to Klarna is usually first name, surname, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number as well as other data necessary for the processing of an invoice or installment purchase. Personal data related to the respective order are also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract. In particular, there may be a mutual exchange of payment information such as bank details, card number, expiry date and CVC code, number of articles, article number, data on goods and services, prices and tax charges, information on previous purchasing behaviour or other information on the financial situation of the person concerned.

The transmission of data is intended in particular for identity verification, payment administration and fraud prevention. The data controller will transfer personal data to Klarna in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Klarna and the controller are transmitted by Klarna to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Klarna also passes on personal data to affiliated companies (Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf of Klarna.

In order to decide on the establishment, performance or termination of a contractual relationship, Klarna collects and uses data and information on the payment behaviour of the person concerned to date as well as probability values for their behaviour in the future (so-called scoring). The scoring is calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to Klarna to handle personal data at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

Klarna's current privacy policy can be found at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_en/data_protection.pdf.

Payment method: Privacy policy of PayPal as payment method

The data controller has integrated PayPal components 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 option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the person concerned selects "PayPal" as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transmission of personal data necessary for the processing of the payment.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. For the completion of the sales contract are necessary also such personal data, which stand in connection with the respective order.

The purpose of the transmission of data is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for the processing will transfer personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a justified interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the data controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal passes on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, if necessary, as far as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his or her consent to the handling of personal data at PayPal at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

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

Payment method: Privacy policy for Sofortüberweisung as payment method

The data controller has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure through which the online merchant immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order has been placed.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fussbergstrasse 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the person concerned selects "Sofortüberweisung" as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for the processing of payments.

In the case of purchase processing via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. After a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data, Sofortüberweisung then makes a transfer to the online merchant to check the account coverage. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatically notified to the online merchant.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred to credit agencies by Sofortüberweisung. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Immediate transfer passes on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, if necessary, insofar as this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf of the customer.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data at any time in relation to Sofortüberweisung. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for the (contractual) processing of payments.

The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

Payment method: Privacy policy for SendOwl as payment method

The data controller has integrated SendOwl components into this website. If you choose to pay by credit card, giropay, iDEAL or SOFORT as part of your order, your contact details will be provided to Concept Den Ltd ("SendOwl") as part of your order.

The personal data exchanged with SendOwl is first name, surname, address, IP address, e-mail address, or other data necessary for the order processing.

The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will provide SendOwl with other personal data even if there is a legitimate interest in such a transfer. Personal data exchanged between SendOwl and the controller may be transferred by SendOwl to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

SendOwl may share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of SendOwl.

The data subject has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data to SendOwl at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

SendOwl's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.sendowl.com/privacy.

Payment method: Privacy policy for Stripe as payment method

The data controller has integrated Sofort components into this website. If you choose to pay by credit card, giropay, iDEAL or SFORT as part of your order, your contact details will be provided to Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd ("Stripe") as part of your order.

The personal data exchanged with Stripe is first name, surname, address, IP address, e-mail address, or other data necessary for the order processing.

The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will provide Stripe with other personal data even if there is a legitimate interest in such a transfer. Personal data exchanged between Stripe and the controller may be transferred by Stripe to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Stripe may share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill its contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of Stripe.

The data subject has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data to Stripe at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Stripe's current privacy policy can be found at https://stripe.com/gb/privacy/.

Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in 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 a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our business was injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not predominate. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

Grounded interests in processing pursued by the data controller or a third party

Bases the processing of personal data on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business activities for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the deadline has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted unless they are still required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation.

Legal or contractual provisions on the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of a contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-availability

We will inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner).

It may sometimes be necessary for a contract to be concluded for a person concerned to provide us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

The data subject must contact one of our employees before the data subject provides personal data. Our employee informs the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what consequences the non-availability of the personal data would have.

Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This privacy statement was created by the Privacy Statement Generator of Cancellarius AG (http://www.cancellarius.ch) Switzerland in close cooperation with DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH.