Privacy declaration

Responsible Authority

We are happy about your visit to our website. We would like to introduce ourselves as the responsible authority within the meaning of data protection law:

P4P Solutions GmbH
represented by the Manager Michael Roedeske
Max-Holder-Str. 25
73630 Remshalden
Phone: +49 (7151) 2052590 - 0
E-mail: info@partnerforperformance.com

General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:

  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

Inventory Data

We collect inventory data as far as it is necessary to establish, negotiate or amend a contract (including one without remuneration) between us and the user. This can be: customer data (for example name, address), contact data (for example e-mail address, phone number), service data (for example services ordered, duration, payment). Upon establishing the user relationship, we will ask you for this data (for example name, address and e-mail address) and will also tell you which of the information is required to establish the user relationship.

Usage Data

We also collect usage data to allow users to use the services on our website. These may consist of: usage information (for example visited websites or parts, duration of visit, interest in services), content data (for example data, text, images, sounds, videos entered or uploaded by you), meta data (for example identity of your device, location, IP address).

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

Furthermore, our provider stores information, the so-called server log files, each time the website is used; this is information which is automatically transferred by your browser. In detail, this data consists of:

  • your IP address
  • type and version of your browser
  • host name
  • time of visit
  • the page from which you came to our page
  • name of the page opened
  • exact time of usage as well as
  • the amount of data transferred


This data will only be used for statistical purposes and do not allow us to identify you as a user.

Advertisements

Before sending you advertisements, we will ask for your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, except in cases of advertisements for similar products to the one you already acquired. This will happen in particular when you grant us consent to mail our newsletter or when you fill out a contact form.

You may withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with the subsequent section “Consent”.

INSOFAR AS WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING, YOU MAY ALSO OBJECT TO THE USE OF YOUR DATA FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ANY TIME. THIS MAY BE DONE THROUGH ANY OF OUR MEANS OF CONTACT, PARTICULARLY BY E-MAIL TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED IN THE “LEGAL NOTICE” SECTION WITHOUT ANY FORMAL REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL THEN NO LONGER USE YOUR DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING.

First Contact through Electronic Request

If you contact us in electronic form (for example by mail, fax, phone, messenger, etc.), we store and process the data which you have given us (for example name, contact information, content of the request). This is based on our legitimate interest in an effective communication with customers in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR and, as far as it concerns a request to enter into or to perform a contract, also with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
We will only pass on this data to third parties as far as required for the performance of the contract (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR), by the overwhelming interest in effective services (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) or based on your consent (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) or if there is another legal permission or obligation.
You may ask us at any time and without any cost to provide information about the purpose of the processing, the origin and the recipient, if any, of your data. You may also request that we correct, delete or limit the processing of your personal data. You may object against the (further) processing of your data at any time and you have a right for the data to be made transferable as well as the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.
In general, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage is an option, in particular when required in order to pursue our rights, for other legitimate interests of ours or when there is a statutory duty to keep the data longer (for example record-keeping under tax law, statute of limitations).

Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Storage Period

Generally, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. Storage beyond that is possible in particular if it is still required for pursuing our rights or for other legitimate interests of ours.
For your inventory data which were necessary to perform a contract (including one without remuneration), this means that we store this data until the complete performance or termination of the contractual relationship plus the limitation period (which is generally 2 or 3 years) plus an adequate extra time for potential interruptions of the limitation period.
For your usage data which was collected in the course of your use of the website, this means that we will store it only for the time still required for the proper functionality of our website and as long as we still have a legitimate interest. Statistical information will be primarily stored by us in pseudonymous form.
Beyond that, we still store your data for as long as we are required to do so by law. This concerns in particular the tax-law requirements to keep records, usually for 6 or even 10 years.

Upon opening the website, we have asked you to consent to the storing of certain cookies which will be placed while you visit our website. Based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, our website thus uses cookies, so that our offer can be used in a better, more effective and more secure way.
Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and which store certain data about your user behavior on our page, so that certain features or offers can be made available to you based on your previous use. These can be “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer permanently until you delete them. That allows us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again and to provide you with features or offers according to your previous usage.

Your browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in specific cases. Please check the instructions for your browser to find out more about this. You can also delete cookies following these instructions which we have listed for you:

for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=de
for Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-loeschen-data-von-websites-entfernen
for Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
for Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our website and of other websites visited by you.
More information on this topic, in particular how you can administer, limit or completely disable third-party cookies and technologies with a similar purpose, can be found at:

http://www.aboutads.info/choices
http://www.youronlinechoices.eu
http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

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Transfer of data

Transfer to Third Parties

We dislike spam as much as you do. We will therefore not transfer your data to third parties, unless permitted by law.

Transfer of customer data may either

  • be required for the performance of a contract and in that case be permitted according to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, or
  • be permitted based on our legitimate interest in an effective service structure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, or
  • covered by your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, or
  • become necessary if we will be legitimately asked by a government or an agency to hand over your data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR.


If your data are transferred to third parties, this is mentioned in this privacy policy.

Transfer to other countries, particularly USA

Our website uses external providers located outside of the EU for different features. In particular, the use of cookies, active Java scripts and other technology can lead to processing and storage of your data outside of the EU. But we will not transfer your data to a third country, unless the EU Commission has determined that there is a similar level of data protection as in the EU or unless you have provided us with your informed consent or we have agreed on the standard contractual clauses for the protection of your data with the provider. Regarding the USA, the Privacy Shield Agreement – see https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome – has re-established sufficient data protection under certain conditions.

You will find more information about your rights in the case of each of the data transfers to the USA mentioned subsequently at https://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/document/citizens-guide_en.pdf.

Users‘ Rights

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:


Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

Data Entry

Encryption of Data Entry

When you enter data on our website, whether in a contact form, during the registration process, when you log in or for payment purposes, the website, where you enter the data, is encrypted. Thus, third parties can not read what you enter. You will recognise the encryption by the lock symbol in your browser and by the URL beginning with “https“ instead of “http“.

Contact Forms

General contact form

When you fill out a contact form or when you send us an e-mail or another electronic message, your information will be stored for the processing of the request, for possible follow-up questions or for other related questions and will only be used to follow up with the request.

Your data will be transferred in an encrypted manner, preventing third parties from reading your data while it is being entered.

Basis for this storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you grant us by filling in the contact form or by your other requests. You may revoke this consent at any time, you just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement (for example in the contact form or by e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing that has occurred up to that point.

Your data remains stored for as long as the processing of the request requires, in particular as long as the storage is still necessary to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or we are compelled by law to keep your data stored (for example based on tax-law requirements to maintain files).

Shop

On our shop page, you find a contact form, through which you may request a specific offer for our services. We will ask for your e-mail address, your company name and the scope of your business, so we can prepare an offer that will serve your specific interests.

Your data will be entered in an encrypted manner, so that third parties cannot read your data while being entered.

The legal basis for this storage is our legitimate interest in communication with interested users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and in case of contractual requests also the storage of contractual data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

These data remain saved until you will terminate your access by sending an e-mail to the e-mail address listed in the "About Us" section. After that, they will remain stored in connection with the necessary performance of the contract (see the section on user/contract data).

Return Call

On our service page, you can ask for a call from one of our customer service agents.
We will ask for
– your first name, because we like to address your personally,
– your phone number, so we can call you, and
– your e-mail address, because we will e-mail you to confirm your request.

Your data will be entered in an encrypted manner, so that third parties cannot read your data while being entered.

The legal basis for this storage is our legitimate interest in communication with interested users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and in case of contractual requests also the storage of contractual data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

We will only use this data for your specific request and will save it for 6 months after the request has been completed, so we can refer to the results already achieved in the case of subsequent service requests.

Newsletter

SendGrid

If you subscribe to the newsletter offered on our page, we will inform you in detail about the information we will send you, which of your data will be stored and for what it will be used. We will not pass on your data to third parties and we will only use it for mailing the newsletter.

We will only mail you the newsletter if you have provided us with prior consent. To that purpose, you will receive an e-mail from us with a link and further details and we will ask for your consent. By confirming that link, you declare your consent to receive the newsletter and advertisement from us.

The basis for the storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you grant us when you register for the newsletter. You may withdraw that consent at any time, for which any notice to us, without any formal requirement, is sufficient (for example through the contact form or by e-mail or by using the link to unsubscribe, which is included in each e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

Because we are legally required to record your consent as part of the double opt-in, your subscription to the newsletter, the mailing of our consent e-mail and your consent by clicking on the link will be recorded and stored with location and time as well as with your IP address.

For mailing the newsletter, we use (as part of our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect processing of our customer data and analysis) the provider
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https://sendgrid.com/policies/privacy/services-privacy-policy/.

Thus, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but our newsletter provider is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

In our newsletter, we will also explicitly ask you to provide your consent to transmitting data to our newsletter provider and to the USA. You will declare this consent by clicking on the link, but you may revoke it at any time. For the handling of your data by our newsletter provider, we refer you to our newsletter provider's privacy policy (insert link). Our newsletter provider will only use your data for mailing the newsletter and for evaluating that mailing on our behalf. In addition to that, our newsletter provider will only use your data to improve its own service. But our newsletter provider will not use the data to contact you directly or to pass on your data to third parties.

The mails used by our newsletter provider contains a “web beacon“, which will inform our newsletter provider about the opening of the newsletter and/or the clicking on a link contained therein by you. As part of that process, information regarding your browser, your location and your IP address will be transmitted to our newsletter provider. This information will be used to optimise our communication with you.

Our newsletter provider will also use this data, but only in a pseudonymous form (meaning that they cannot identify you) to analyse and optimise their own services. Your data will never be used by the newsletter provider in order to contact you.

Your data will remain stored for as long as you are in our mailing list, as long as the storage is required to enforce our rights or as long as it is necessary for our legitimate interests or as long as we are required by law to keep your data stored.

Social Media

We refer with links to our social media presences. When you follow any such link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Facebook will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Facebook, allowing Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.

That way, your data will be transferred to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour.

It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Instagram will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Instagram, allowing Instagram / Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
That way, your data will be transferred to the USA, but Instagram is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Instagram/Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Instagram’s privacy policy at
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network LinkedIn, provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, as a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, LinkedIn won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to LinkedIn, and then LinkedIn will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but LinkedIn is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=de_DE.

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network Twitter, provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND
It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Twitter won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Twitter, and then Twitter will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but Twitter is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Twitter. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Our page uses links to our presence in the social network Xing by XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Xing won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Xing, and then Xing will also learn that you visited our page.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Xing after clicking on the link. Further information can be found in Xing's privacy policy at https://www.xing.com/privacy

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of YouTube by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, YouTube will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to YouTube, allowing YouTube to learn that you have visited out site.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. But YouTube/Google is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by YouTube after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Vimeo will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Vimeo, allowing Vimeo to learn that you have visited our site.
That way, your data will be transferred to the USA, but Vimeo is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Vimeo after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Vimeo’s privacy policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Social Media Videos

Youtube (Two Click)

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR we use YouTube, a service provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland in order to embed videos.
To protect your data, we have installed a two-click solution. That way, Google won't learn about your visit once you access our website, but only once you actually click the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged in at YouTube, Google may attribute your use to your user account.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA, but YouTube/Google is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to the EU data protection rules.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by YouTube after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

Google

Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the Google Analytics tool provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. This allows to analyse the use of websites and to put together pseudonymous profiles of users based on the data. In order to do this, Google applies different technologies, among them also storing cookies on your computer. These store information about the use of our page, which we will use to improve our offers.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Framework

We have taken additional precautions to ensure the appropriate protection of your data as far as possible. Before transferring it to Google, we anonymize your IP address. This is achieved by activating the Anonymizelp() feature in the tracking code of Google Analytics.

We have also concluded a contract with Google about the processing of data, according to which Google will not combine your data with other data collected by Google in order to find out your identity.

If this should not be sufficient for you, you can also use the link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
to download and install a browser plugin provided by Google to block Google Analytics, preventing Google from collecting and transferring your personal data.

You can also prevent the data collection by Google Analytics by confirming the subsequent link deactivate Google Analytics to deactivate Google Analytics by setting an opt-out cookie which will also prevent the collection of your data.

You will find more information about Google’s precautions regarding data protection at the following link:
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Additionally for the general handling with cookies, their deactivation and transfer of data to third parties (in particular USA) we refer to the general part of this declaration.

Google Ads

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use Google Ads, an online advertisement network provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

With this system we can advertise in the Google ads network, which will be displayed on other websites, search results or other places on the internet. With Google Ads our ads will be primarily shown to users, who are most likely interested in them. This allows us, to market more specific. Google uses a Cookie to display the ads based on the interests of the user. The Cookie will be read by “web beacons” on the Website of the Google ads network.
The Cookies contain data about technical specifications of your system, the websites visited, the interests shown and which ads were clicked.
At the same time we have a „Conversion Cookie“. With it Google shows us anonymize statstics without personal data. It is just about how often our ads were clicked.
Also Google will use all data out of these Cookies just in a pseudonymized way, without being able, to follow your actions individually. The data is just analysed concerning the cookie itself, otherwise only, if you have given Google your specific consent to use the data with respect to you individually.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield Framework;

As we have already explained about cookies in general in our Privacy Policy, you can prevent the saving of cookies through the relevant preferences in your browser, but this may limit the functionality of our website.

Alternatively, you can use your browser to deactivate only interest-targeted ads on Google as well as interest-targeted Google ads on the web. To do this, you have to go to http://www.google.de/settings/ads and activate the “Off” button or use the deactivation at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/. Further information about your preference options regarding this issue and the data protection of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/?fg=1.

For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

You will find more information about Google’s precautions regarding data protection at the following link:
https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/ .

Google Ads Conversion Tracking

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we additionally to Google Ads we use the Google Ads Conversion Tracking, to track the result of our ads and to allow us to display ads based on the interest of the user.

If you perform certain actions on our Website – as ordering something, send a contact form or order out Newsletter – will this Conversion send to Google. Google can therewith measure the numbers of conversions. Additionally Google will be able to identify the cookie saved by Google on your Computer by Google before and can see, on which ads you have clicked before.
If you do not wish to be tracked, you can use the Google Ad Manager https://www.google.com/settings/u/0/ads/authenticated to modify your settings or even deactivate your Google Ads entirely. Additionally we refer for further settings and deactivation-measures to our general information in this Privacy Policy and especially for Google Ads.


Website Analysis

WordPress.com-Stats

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the tool WordPress.com Stats, an analysis tool provided by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, which uses the tracking technology provided by Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA.

This analysis tool uses certain technologies, particularly cookies, which are stored on your computer. They store information about your use of our page. The data will be forwarded to the USA, but will be anonymised before. Automattic Inc. has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield framework.

You can prevent the collection and use of your personal data by Automattic at any time by clicking on the opt-out on the page which can be reached through the following link: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out. This will place an opt-out cookie. If you want to obtain information about the data-protection policies of Quantcast, please use the following link: https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/

For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

Google Maps

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use Google Maps API, a map service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland (“Google”), in order to show an interactive map.

By using Google Maps, particularly through active Java scripts, information about your use of this website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and can be stored there. Google has subjected itself to the Privacy Shield framework.
Further information about the use of your data by Google can be found in the privacy policy of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

If you don't want your data to be transmitted, you can deactivate the execution of Java scripts in your browser or install a blocker, which will prevent the execution of Java scripts (e.g. https://noscript.net). But we do want to point out that this may impede the use of our or other websites.

Various

Zapier

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use Zapier, a service provided by Zapier Inc., 548 Market St #62411, San Francisco, California 94104, USA, in order to integrate different databases and tools. In the course of this, your customer information (but not your payment information) will be transmitted to Zapier.

Thus, your data is forwarded to the USA, but Zapier is registered with Privacy Shield and obligated to respect the EU data protection rules.

For the handling of your data at Zapier, we refer you to the Privacy Policy of Zapier at https://zapier.com/privacy/.

Our Social Media Fan Page(s) - General Information

Beside our website, we also use fan page(s) on social media platforms. Above, we have already informed you about the data processing on our website and we have in particular made sure that the fact alone that you access our website is not yet forwarded to the social media platform. Following the ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018 about social media presences, we want to inform you about the data processing during your visit to our social media fan page(s):

On the basis of our legitimate interest in a timely customer communication pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR as well as for advertising and public relations purposes, we present ourselves and our offers on social media fan page(s).

Our social media fan page(s) usually can be accessed online independently of you having a user account with the relevant platform or not. But in either case, your data will be processed by the social media platform.

Each time the social media platform is accessed, your IP address will be collected and stored. Usually, a cookie will also be placed on your page, which will save your visit and further data about your visit to the social media platform.

If you are logged in with the social media platform, your visit will also be spotted by a cookie or through other technological means and will be attributed to your user account. Thus, the social media platform is usually able to analyse your user behaviour. In this process, a user profile with your interests is generated, which the social media platform will use to provide you with a user experience tailored to your interests, in particular advertisement tailored to your interests within and outside of the social media platform – even across different devices, if applicable. Your data may also be used for market research. For the details, we refer you to the following privacy policies of the social media platform(s) used by us.

We can usually also use the data of the social media platform in order to allow you to use our fan page in accordance with your interests or to approach you with advertising.

When you interact with our fan page and if you are logged in with the relevant social media platform, according to the social media page's terms of use, we can usually also recognise your user profile and see your content.
If you do not want this, we point you to our explanations about cookies above, with general information about cookies and their deactivation. There, we have laid out in general terms how you can prevent or limit cookies being stored on your devices. Further information about the respective social media platform can be found hereinafter.

According to the aforementioned ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018, we are always jointly responsible for our social media fan page(s) together with the relevant social media platform. This means that you may also exercise your general rights, which we have listed in detail above under the heading “Users' Rights”, against us. To that purpose, we refer you to our contact details at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Please keep in mind, though, that we have no conclusive knowledge of the exact scope of the processing of your data by the social media platform and have even less influence on it. Therefore, we kindly ask you to contact the relevant social media platform in the first place regarding your rights.

We generally leave your data on the social media platform and do not import it onto our server. But if that should occur, our general information regarding the storage period will apply.

Further information about the processing of your data and the storage period on the social media platform can be found in the respective privacy policy of the social media platform, which we have listed hereinafter.

Facebook

We present ourselves on the social media platform Facebook.

Joint Responsibility
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland
Contact
Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our fan page on Facebook, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

Facebook has concluded an agreement with us https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
about our shared responsibility for processing the data, in which it recognises its primary responsibility and guarantees in particular that you can exercise your right to information, as described in the general part. You may obtain more information from Facebook's privacy policy at: http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook also provides us with statistics as part of "Facebook Insights" for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Facebook considerably and in different ways.

Here you can make changes to your timeline, i.e. what can be seen about you and your page: https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=timeline&privacy_source=timeline_gear_menu .

And you can change your advertisement preferences here: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen.

Instagram

We have a presence on the social media platform Instagram. Instagram is now owned by Facebook.

Jointly Responsible
Facebook Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland

Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our profile on Instagram, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but Facebook is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Facebook and Instagram. Further information can be found in Instagram's privacy policy at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

Instagram and Facebook also provide us with statistics as part of "Facebook Insights" for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Instagram considerably and in different ways.
Your content, i.e. what is visible of you and your profile, can be changed here: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/.

LinkedIn

We have a presence on the social media platform LinkedIn.

Jointly Responsible
LinkedIn Ireland Limited Company,
Wilton Place,
Dublin 2,
Ireland

Contact

If you open our profile on LinkedIn, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but LinkedIn is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by LinkedIn. Further information can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at
https://www.LinkedIn.com/legal/privacy-policy.

LinkedIn also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by LinkedIn considerably and in different ways.

For your privacy settings with LinkedIn, LinkedIn refers you to several options that you can read about in their privacy policy.

The LinkedIn advertising cookie can be turned off here (opt-out):
https://www.LinkedIn.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out

Pinterest

We have a presence on the social media platform Pinterest.

Jointly Responsible
Pinterest Europe Ltd.
Palmerston House 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland Contact
Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our channel with Pinterest, your data will be forwarded to the USA, but Pinterest is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Pinterest. Further information can be found in Pinterest' privacy policy at https://policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy .

Pinterest also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

For your privacy settings with Pinterest, Pinterest refers you to its privacy policy with different options listed under the heading “Choices you have about your info”.

Twitter

We have a presence on the social media platform Twitter.

Jointly Responsible
Twitter International Company
Attn: Data Protection Officer
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland
Contact

If you open our channel with Twitter, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but Twitter is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.
We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Twitter. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Twitter also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Twitter considerably and in different ways.

Here you can change your privacy settings on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/personalization.

Xing

We have a presence on the social media platform Xing.

Jointly Responsible

XING SE,
Dammtorstrasse 29-32,
20354 Hamburg,
Germany
Phone: +49 40 419 131-0,
Fax: +49 40 419 131-11,
E-mail: info@xing.com.

Data Protection Officer:
Felix Lasse,
Dammtorstrasse 30,
20354 Hamburg,
Germany,
E-mail: Data Protection Officer@xing.com

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Xing. Further information can be found in Xing's privacy policy at
https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

Xing also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

For your privacy settings with Xing, Xing refers you to several options that you can read about in their privacy policy.

YouTube

We have a presence on the social media platform YouTube.
Together with us, this is the entity responsible for your data:

YouTube LLC ,
901 Cherry Avenue,
San Bruno,
CA 94066
United States,
represented by
Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4
Irland
Contact

If you open our channel on YouTube, your data may be forwarded to the USA, but YouTube is registered with Privacy Shield and must adhere to EU data protection rules.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by YouTube/Google. Further information can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy .

YouTube also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by YouTube considerably and in different ways.

You can change your general privacy settings here:
https://myaccount.google.com/privacy?pli=1
And you can change your advertisement preferences here:
https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

MyCommerce

Wir nutzen den Dienst MyCommerce der Digital River GmbH, Scheidtweilerstr. 4, 50933 Köln. MyCommerce ist eine Online-Commerce-Lösung, die Lösungen für Cloud-Commerce, Marketing und Zahlungen bietet. MyCommerce verkauft in unserem Auftrag unsere digitalen Download-Produkte. Für die Bestellung von digitalen Download-Produkten auf Smart Business Concepts werden Sie an MyCommerce weitergeleitet. In einem solchen Falle tritt MyCommerce bei einem Produktverkauf als Verkäufer und Sie als Käufer auf. Wir nehmen dann die Rolle des Partners bzw. Drittanbieters von MyCommerce gemäß der Datenschutzrichlinien von Digital River ein. Vor dem Kauf müssen Sie sich bei MyCommerce registrieren und die AGBs und Datenschutzrichlinien akzeptieren.
AGB von MyCommerce Link: https://order.shareit.com/info/terms_conditions
Datenschutzrichtlinien MyCommerce Link:
https://order.shareit.com/info/privacy_statement

GoToMeeting und GoToWebinar

Ein Webinar ist vergleichbar mit einem Präsenz-Seminar und findet computer-/softwaregestützt über das Internet statt. Sie können an einem Webinar teilnehmen, wenn Sie sich zuvor angemeldet haben. Hierzu werden folgende Daten abgefragt: Name, E-Mail-Adresse, Unternehmen, Position, Telefon.
Um Webinare über das Internet durchführen zu können, setzt webtelligence IT consulting GmbH die Softwarelösung GoToWebinar von LogMeIn, Inc. ein. Für die Bereitstellung dieses Dienstes und die damit verbundene Datenverarbeitung ist LogMeIn, Inc. die für die Verarbeitung Verantwortliche.
Die Datenschutzerklärung von LogMeIn finden Sie hier:
https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal
Für die auftragsbezogene Durchführung des Webinars übermitteln wir Ihre Anmelde- bzw. Kundendaten an LogMeIn, Inc. Während und nach der Durchführung des Webinars werden Statistikdaten an die webtelligence IT consulting GmbH übermittelt. Nehmen Sie an einem Webinar teil, stellen oder beantworten eine Frage während des Webinars, erhalten wir zusätzlich zu Ihren Anmeldedaten Informationen über die Teilnahmedauer, Interesse an dem Webinar, die gestellte Frage, bzw. Antwort zur weiteren Kundenbetreuung oder Ausbau des Nutzererlebnisses. Optional ist es möglich, Dokumente und Formulare gemeinsam mit Ihrem Ansprechpartner zu bearbeiten. Es wird eine verschlüsselte Verbindung zwischen Ihnen und dem Organisator des Webinars aufgebaut. Die im Rahmen dieser Sitzung übermittelten Ton- oder Bildinformationen werden von uns nicht aufgezeichnet. Durch Ihren Klick auf „Teilnehmen“ bestätigen Sie, dass auch Sie keine Aufzeichnung oder Bildschirmkopien dieser Sitzung erstellen werden. Sie können die Sitzung jederzeit beenden, indem Sie einfach das Browserfenster schließen oder das Programm bzw. die App beenden. Wenn Ihr Ansprechpartner die Sitzung beendet, so wird automatisch auch Ihre Sitzungsteilnahme beendet.


This is our current valid privacy policy from 07.12.2019