Data Protection Declaration

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1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

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

1.2 The controller in charge of data processing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is Korduan Leather Company GmbH, Bergstraße 22, 10115 Berlin-Mitte, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 (0) 30. 55 57 84 35, E-Mail: concierge@holzrichter-berlin.com. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently, if there are any concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

To make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values according to individual requirements. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can check the duration of the respective cookie storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the content of a virtual shopping basket for a later visit to the website). If personal data are also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

- Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d

- Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enhanced-tracking-protection-firefox-desktop

- Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en

- Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contacting Us

4.1 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

4.2 Zendesk
We use the Zendesk email ticketing system, a customer service platform provided by Zendesk International Ltd, 55 Charlemont Place, Saint Kevin's, Dublin D02 F985, Ireland ("Zendesk") to process customer enquiries. If users of our website send contact requests by email, these are stored and organised in the ticket system to enable chronological processing and to improve the service experience. Users can always view the current status of the processing of their request via the individually assigned ticket number.
Exclusively for the organisation of requests and their processing, personal data is collected as provided in the request, but in any case name, first name and email address, transmitted to Zendesk, stored there and read out.
The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in the efficient design of our customer service, in answering your request as quickly as possible and in optimising our service offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
We have concluded a data processing agreement with Zendesk, with which we oblige Zendesk to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
Personal data may be transferred to servers of Zendesk Inc. in the USA. For such data transfers, Zendesk follows binding internal data protection rules (Binding Corporate Rules - BCR) which have been recognised by the Irish Data Protection Authority as providing appropriate safeguards for compliance with European data protection standards.
Your data will be deleted once we have completed processing your request. This is the case when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.
For more information about Zendesk's data protection, please visit https://www.zendesk.de/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/.

4.3 JotForm

We use the service of JotForm Inc, 111 Pine St. Suite 1815, San Francisco, CA 94111 (JotForm) to carry out surveys or online forms. Jotform enables us to design and evaluate surveys and online forms. In addition to the respective personal data that you enter in the forms, information on your operating system, browser, date and time of your visit, referrer URL and your IP address are also collected, transmitted to JotForm, and stored on JotForm’s servers. The information you enter in the forms is stored under password protection to ensure that third party access is excluded and that only we can evaluate the information data for the purpose specified in the form.

When processing personal data is required for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures Art. 6 (1) point b GPDR will serve as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) point a GPDR. Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with JotForm for the use of the above-mentioned services, which obliges JotForm to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. Processing regularly takes place within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. However, data transfers to the USA cannot be ruled out.

For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, JotForm refers to so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA.

You can find more information on JotForm and JotForm's privacy policy at: https://www.jotform.com/privacy/

5) Use of Client Data for Direct Advertising

- MailChimp with "open tracking" and "click tracking" function for newsletter creation and dispatch
Our email newsletters are sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using a newsletter system that is effective in advertising, secure and user-friendly. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.
MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate newsletters on our behalf. For evaluation purpose, emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. This enables us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. With the help of the web beacons, Mailchimp automatically creates general, non-personal statistics about the response behavior to newsletter campaigns. However, based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of the newsletter campaigns for the optimization of the advertising communication and the better alignment with recipient interests, the web beacons also collect and utilize data of the respective newsletter recipient (email address, time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. This data allows an individual conclusion to be drawn about the newsletter recipient and is processed by Mailchimp for the automated creation of statistics indicating whether a specific recipient has opened a newsletter message.
If you wish to deactivate the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.
MailChimp may also use this data itself in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine which countries recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use this data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement ("Data Processing Agreement") with MailChimp based on the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. If you are interested, this data processing agreement can be viewed at the following internet address: https://mailchimp.com/en/legal/data-processing-addendum/
You can view MailChimp's privacy policy here:
https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

6) Processing of Data for the Purpose of Order Handling

6.1 Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we will process the contact data (name, address, e-mail address) provided by you when placing the order in order to inform you personally by suitable means of communication (e.g. by post or e-mail) about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period of time within the framework of our statutory duty to inform pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of informing you about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent necessary for the respective information.

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

6.2 Use of Special Service Providers for Order Processing and Handling

- JTL
The order is processed by the service provider “JTL” (JTL-Software-GmbH, Rheinstr. 7, 41836 Hückelhoven, Germany). Name, address and, if applicable, other personal data will be passed on to JTL exclusively for processing the online order in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will only be passed on if this is necessary for processing the order. Details of JTL's privacy policy and its data protection declaration can be viewed at: https://www.jtl-software.de/Datenschutz

6.3 Passing on Personal Data to Shipping Service Providers

- DHL
If delivery of goods takes place by the transport service provider DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we will pass on your e-mail address to DHL in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, prior to delivery of the goods, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, only if you have given your express consent during the ordering process. Otherwise, only the name of the recipient and the delivery address will be passed on to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior agreement on the delivery date with DHL or transmission of status information for shipment delivery is not possible.
The consent can be revoked for future deliveries at any time, either with the controller or with the transport service provider DHL.
- DPD
If delivery of goods takes place by the transport service provider DPD (DPD Deutschland GmbH, Wailandtstraße 1, 63741 Aschaffenburg), we will pass on your e-mail address to DPD in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, prior to delivery of the goods, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, if you have given your express consent during the ordering process. Otherwise, only the name of the recipient and the delivery address will be passed on to DPD for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior agreement on the delivery date with DPD or transmission of status information for shipment delivery is not possible.
The consent can be revoked for future deliveries at any time, either with the controller or with the transport service provider DPD.

6.4 Use of Payment Service Providers

- Paypal
When you pay via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we transmit your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out credit checks for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or, if offered, "purchase on account" or "payment by installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on recognized scientific, mathematical-statistical methods. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration at: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
- SOFORT
If you select the "SOFORT" payment method, payment will be processed by the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "SOFORT"), to whom we will pass on your information provided during the order process together with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. SOFORT is part of the Klarna Group (Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 11134 Stockholm, Sweden). Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider SOFORT and only to the extent necessary. SOFORT's privacy policy can be viewed at: https://www.klarna.com/uk/privacy-policy/.
- Stripe
If you choose a Stripe payment method, payment is processed by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we pass on your information provided during the order process together with the information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, bank code if applicable, credit card number, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only to the extent necessary. For more information about Stripe's privacy policy, please visit: https://stripe.com/gb/privacy

7) Online Marketing

7.1 Facebook pixel for creating custom audiences (with Cookie Consent Tool)
Within our online offer, the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook is applied. It is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quay, Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter "Facebook").
If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us, which is displayed on Facebook, an addition is added to the URL of our linked page by Facebook pixels. If our page allows data to be shared with Facebook via pixels, this URL parameter is written into the user's browser via a cookie, which is set by the linked page itself. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and enables the data to be forwarded to Facebook.
With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, the Facebook pixel to display Facebook ads placed by us will be presented only to Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offer or who demonstrate certain characteristics (e.g., interest in certain topics or products determined by means of the websites visited) which we will transmit to Facebook (so-called "custom audiences"). When using Facebook pixels, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads match the potential interest of users and are not annoying. This allows us to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by tracking whether users were forwarded to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad ("conversion").
The collected data is anonymous and does not provide us with any information about the user’s identity. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook to enable a connection to the respective user profile and to allow Facebook to use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data may enable Facebook and its partners to serve advertisements on and off Facebook.
The data processing associated with the use of the Facebook Pixel is only carried out with your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, remove the tick next to the setting for the "Facebook Pixel" in the "Cookie Consent Tool" embedded on the website.

7.2 - Data Feed Watch
This website uses the services of Data Feed Watch, a cloud-based marketing service provided by WordWatch, Inc. ,1195 Chess Drive Suite 201 Foster City, CA 94 404, USA (“Data Feed Watch”). Data Feed Watch can be used to control and synchronize various marketing activities via a central user interface. Data Feed Watch enables the automated processing of feed activities, the control of advertising in used marketing channels and the analysis of the success of marketing measures. To perform the various functions, Data Feed Watch uses cookies, small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your terminal device and enable us to analyse your use of the website as well as measure transactions using a marketing channel up to the completion of an order by us. Cookies collect certain information such as IP address, location, time of page access etc. Information collected by means of Data Feed Watch is stored on servers of Data Feed Watch and evaluated on our behalf. Insofar as personal data are processed in this context, the data processing takes place for the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimization and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 bed. f GDPR. We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Data Feed Watch whereby we commit Data Feed Watch to protect the data of our customers in accordance with legal requirements. You can permanently object to the collection of data by Data Feed Watch using cookies and the setting of cookies by preventing the storage of cookies by means of your browser settings. To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 bed. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the option described above to make an objection. For more information on Data Feed Watch’s privacy policy, please visit: https://www.datafeedwatch.com/privacy-policy

7.3 - Google Ads Conversion Tracking
This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google Ads, operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland ("Google"). We use the program of Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine, in relation to the advertising campaigns data, how successful the individual advertising measures are. We are interested in showing you advertisements that are of interest to you. We want to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs.
The conversion tracking cookie is set on a user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google Ads customer gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be traced via the website of Google Ads customers. The information collected by the conversion cookies is used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to Google Ads customers who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Customers are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. The use of Google Ads may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. located in the USA.
Details on the processing operations initiated and on Google's handling of data collected from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
All processing described above, in particular the reading of information on the end device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GPDR. Without this consent, Google Ads Conversion Tracking will not be used during your visit to the site.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.
You can also permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=enPlease note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may only be available to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies

8) Web Analysis Services

8.1 Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google (Universal) Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the abbreviated IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there and may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google LLC. in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide us with further services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google (Universal) Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
Via a special function called "Demographics", Google Analytics also enables the compilation of statistics with statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors based on an evaluation of interest-related advertising and with the use of third-party information. This allows the definition and differentiation of user groups of the website for the purpose of target-group-optimized marketing measures. However, data sets collected via "Demographics" cannot be assigned to a specific person.
Details on the processing operations initiated and on Google's handling of data collected from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
All the processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for reading information on the terminal device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR. Without this consent, the use of Google Analytics during your visit to our website will not take place.
You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal of consent, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website. We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties.
For the transmission of data from the EU to the USA, Google relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European data protection level in the USA.
Further information about Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en

8.2 - Hotjar
This website uses the Hotjar web analysis service of Hotjar Ltd. Hotjar Ltd. is a European company based in Malta (Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta, Europe Tel.: +1 (855) 464-6788).
This tool enables us to retrace movements on our website, on which Hotjar is deployed (so-called heatmaps). For example, it explains how far users scroll and which buttons they click and how often. Furthermore, it is possible, when using this tool, to get feedback directly from our website users.
In this way, we will be provided with valuable information to make our websites even faster and more customer friendly. We pay particular attention to the protection of your personal data when using this tool. Therefore, we only can retrace which buttons you click and how far you scroll. Areas of sites that may contain personal information about you or third parties are automatically hidden by Hotjar and cannot be retraced at any time.
All processing described above, in particular the reading of information on the end device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GPDR. Without this consent, Hotjar will not be used during your visit to the website.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.
With the help of a "Do Not Track Headers", Hotjar, alternatively gives every user the opportunity to prevent the Hotjar tool from being used, so that no data about the visit of the respective website is recorded. This is a setting that supports all common browsers in the respective current version. To this end, your browser sends a request to Hotjar, demanding the tracking of the respective user to be deactivated. If you visit our website with different browsers/computers, you must use the "Do Not Track Header" for each browser/computer separately.
For more detailed instructions and information about your browser, please refer to: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.
For more information about Hotjar Ltd. and the Hotjar tool, please refer to: https://www.hotjar.com
The privacy policy of Hotjar Ltd. can be found at: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy

9) Retargeting/Remarketing/ Referral Advertising

Google Ads Remarketing
This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, within the scope of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Adwords). We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. In this way, we pursue the concern of showing you advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred
The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize if the user has clicked on the ad and has been directed to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies therefore cannot be tracked across Google Ads customers’ websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have chosen conversion tracking. Customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and who were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users. The use of Google Ads may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
Details on the processing operations initiated by Google Ads conversion tracking and on Google's handling of data collected from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en
All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. Without this consent, Google Conversion Tracking will not be used during your visit to the website.
You can permanently disable the setting of cookies by Google Ads Conversion Tracking for advertising preferences. You may download and install the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may be restricted if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
Further information about Google’s privacy policy can be viewed at:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Pinterest-Tag Conversion-Tracking
This website uses the conversion tracking technology "Pinterest Tag" of Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Pinterest").
If you have reached our website from a pin on Pinterest, we set a cookie on your computer which interacts with an implemented "tag" in the form of a JavaScript code from Pinterest. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. These cookies lose their validity after 180 days and are not used for personal identification.
If the user is forwarded from a pin to Pinterest on pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, the tag records certain user actions predefined by us and can track them (e.g., completed transactions, leads, search queries on the website, calls to product pages). When such an action is performed, your browser sends an HTTP request from the cookie to the Pinterest server via the Pinterest tag, which contains certain information about the action (including type of action, time, browser type of device).
Through this transmission, Pinterest can generate statistics about the usage behavior on our website after forwarding a Pinterest Pin, which serve to optimize our offer.
However, we do not receive any information that personally identifies users. All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. Without this consent, Pinterest Tag will not be used during your visit to the website.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.
For more information about Pinterest's privacy policy, please visit the following Web address: https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

Pinterest retargeting pixel
A pixel (Pinterest tag) of Pinterest Europe Ltd. (Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Pinterest") is integrated on this website. With the help of the pixel, information about the surfing behavior of website visitors can be collected, stored, and evaluated in pseudonymized form. The information can be assigned to the user with the help of further information that Pinterest has stored about the user, e.g., due to the ownership of an account on the social network "Pinterest". Pinterest uses an algorithm to analyze the surfing behavior and can then display targeted product recommendations as personalized advertising banners on the user's Pinterest account. Pinterest may also combine the information collected via the pixel with other information that Pinterest has collected via other websites and / or in connection with the use of the social network "Pinterest", and thus create pseudonymized usage profiles. In no case, however, may this information collected be used to personally identify visitors to this website.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for reading out information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GPDR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

TikTok Pixel
This website uses the "TikTok Pixel", a tracking technology operated by the social network "TikTok" of TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland ("TikTok").
With the help of cookies (small text files that are stored on the end device used), information about the surfing behaviour on our website is collected in pseudonymised form, transmitted to TikTok, stored there, and evaluated in order to subsequently enable the display of interest-based and personalized product recommendations on TikTok. Subject of the information collected and processed pseudonymously in this way is basically the device ID, the device type, time stamp, the operating system used and the IP address. The information can be assigned to the person of the user with the help of further information that TikTok has stored about the user, e.g., due to the ownership of an account with the " TikTok " social network. TikTok may also combine the information collected via the pixel with other information that TikTok has collected via other websites and/or in connection with the use of the social network "TikTok", and thus create pseudonymized usage profiles. In no case may the information collected be used to personally identify visitors to this website.
The TikTok Pixel further enables us to track the effectiveness of advertisements on TikTok. If the user is redirected from an ad on TikTok to pages on this website and the cookies have not yet expired, the pixel captures and can track certain user actions predefined by us (e.g., completed transactions, leads, searches on the website, views of product pages). When such an action is performed, your browser sends an HTTP request from the cookie to the TikTok server via the TikTok pixel, transmitting certain information about the action. This transmission enables TikTok to compile statistics about the usage behavior on our website after being forwarded from a TikTok ad, which we use to optimize our offer.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for the reading of information on the end device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect by deactivating this service using the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website. We have concluded an order processing agreement with TikTok for the use of the TikTok Pixel, requiring TikTok to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. TikTok generally transfers collected information outside the European Economic Area and relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection.

10) Site Functionalities

10.1 - Applications for job advertisements
On our website, we advertise current vacancies in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail using the contact address provided.
If applicants want to be included in the application process, they must provide us with all personal details required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection in conjunction with their application by e-mail.
The required data should include general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact) as well as performance-specific evidence showing the qualifications required for the advertised position. In addition, health-related information may be required, which in the interest of social protection must be given special attention to regarding the applicant's person according to labor and social law.
The components an application must contain to be considered and the form in which these components must be sent by e-mail can be found in the respective job advertisement.
After receipt of the application sent using the e-mail contact address supplied, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. In the event of queries arising in the course of processing the application, we will use either the e-mail address supplied by the applicant with his application or a telephone number supplied, at our discretion.
The legal basis for such processing, including the contacting of applicants for queries, is basically Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR in conjunction with Art. 26 (1) Federal Data Protection Act. According to these provisions, the completion of the application procedure is deemed to be the initiation of an employment contract.
If special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR (e.g. health data such as information on severely disabled status) are requested from applicants as part of the application procedure, processing will take place in accordance with Art. 9 (2) point b GDPR, so as to enable us to exercise the rights arising from labor law, social security and social protection law and to fulfil our obligations in this regard.
The processing of special categories of data may also be based cumulatively or alternatively on Art. 9 (1) point h GDPR if it is used for the purposes of health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant's ability to work, for medical diagnostics, health or social care or for the management of systems and services in the health or social sector.
If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws his application prematurely, his data transmitted by e-mail as well as all electronic correspondence including the original application e-mail will be deleted at the latest after 6 months following a corresponding notification. This period shall be determined on the basis of our legitimate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and, if necessary, to comply with our obligation to provide evidence under the regulations governing the equal treatment of applicants.
In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR in conjunction with Art. 26 (2) Federal Data Protection Act for the purposes of implementing the employment relationship.

10.2 - JotForm

We use the service of JotForm Inc, 111 Pine St. Suite 1815, San Francisco, CA 94111 (JotForm) to carry out surveys or online forms. Jotform enables us to design and evaluate surveys and online forms. In addition to the respective personal data that you enter in the forms, information on your operating system, browser, date and time of your visit, referrer URL and your IP address are also collected, transmitted to JotForm, and stored on JotForm’s servers. The information you enter in the forms is stored under password protection to ensure that third party access is excluded and that only we can evaluate the information data for the purpose specified in the form.

When processing personal data is required for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures Art. 6 (1) point b GPDR will serve as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) point a GPDR. Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with JotForm for the use of the above-mentioned services, which obliges JotForm to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. Processing regularly takes place within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. However, data transfers to the USA cannot be ruled out.

For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, JotForm refers to so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European level of data protection in the USA.

You can find more information on JotForm and JotForm's privacy policy at: https://www.jotform.com/privacy/

10.3 - Typeform
We use the service of TYPEFORM SL Carrer Bac de Roda, 163, local, 08 018 Barcelona, Spain (“Typeform”) for conducting surveys or online forms. Typeform allows us to design and evaluate surveys and online forms. In addition to the personal data you enter in the forms, information about your operating system, browser, date and time of your visit, referrer URL and your IP address is also collected, transmitted to Typeform and stored on Typeform’s servers. The information you enter into the forms is stored password-protected to ensure that third-party access is excluded and that only we can evaluate the information data for the purpose specified in the form. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures), Art. 6 para. 1 bed. b GDPR is the legal basis. If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 bed. a GDPR. A given consent may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Typeform for the use of the above-mentioned services, whereby Typeform is obliged to protect the data of our website visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. Typeform’s privacy policy can be found at: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt/

10.4 - Lamapoll
We use the service of Lamano GmbH & Co. KG, Frankfurter Allee 69, 10 247 Berlin (“Lamapoll”) to conduct surveys or to build online forms. Lamapoll allows us to design and evaluate surveys and online forms. In addition to the personal data you enter in the forms, information about your operating system, browser, date and time of your visit, referrer URL and your IP address is also collected, transmitted to Lamapoll and stored on Lamapoll servers. The information you enter into the forms is stored password-protected to ensure that third-party access is excluded and that only we can evaluate the information data for the purpose specified in the form. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures), Art. 6 para. 1 bed. b GDPR is the legal basis. If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 bed. a GDPR. A given consent may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Lamapoll for the use of the above mentioned services, under which Lamapoll is obliged to protect the data of our website visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. The privacy policy of Lamapoll can be found at: https://www.lamapoll.de/Support/Datenschutz

10.5 - Sleeknote
We use so-called pop-ups on our website. These are forms that are displayed to you when you visit the respective page and through which you have the opportunity to provide additional information. For this purpose, we use Sleeknote, a service of Sleeknote ApS, Jens Baggesens Vej 90A, 8200 Aarhus. The Sleeknote service shows you content depending on which page of our website you visit and how you use it. Sleeknote processes statistical data that can be used to record the interaction with the pop-up windows. In addition, the data you enter in the forms, which may be personal data, will be collected. We use the processing of this data to interact with customers and to optimize our website. The underlying advertising interest is considered an overriding legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 bed. a GDPR. A given consent may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Sleeknote for the use of the above-mentioned services, whereby Sleeknote is obliged to protect the data of our website visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. Sleeknote’s privacy policy can be found at: https://sleeknote.com/privacy-policy

10.6 - QR Code Generator
For the creation of QR codes we use the service of Egoditor GmbH, Am Lenkwerk 13, Bielefeld 33 609 (QR Generator PRO). Egoditor allows us to generate QR codes based on entered data. This is personal data of the person who scans/clicks on the QR codes or short URLs. The data provided may be personal data (i. e. communication data, tracking data, usage data or geodata transmitted by IP location determination). The underlying advertising interest is considered an overriding legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. If you have given us your consent to the processing of your data, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 bed. a GDPR. A given consent may be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We have entered into a contract processing agreement with Egoditor for the use of the above mentioned services, whereby Egoditor is obliged to protect the data of our website visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. Egoditor’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.qr-code-generator.com/company/privacy-policy/

10.7 - Hootsuite
For the management of our social media accounts, we use Hootsuite Inc. 111 E 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 4L1, Canada. Hootsuite allows us to easily access and manage an online platform through which we manage social media, marketing and advertising campaigns, engage with our communities, schedule and post messages, and analyze the results of these activities. The collection, use and management of personal information by social networks, including Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and LinkedIn (collectively, "social networks"), is subject to their respective privacy policies and terms. If you use social networks, you must comply with their privacy policies and terms. Hootsuite collects information about the content you send and receive through social networks. This may include personal information such as names, photos, age, gender, geographic location, opinions, preferences, and phone numbers. In addition, Hootsuite may collect analytics data such as IP addresses, the address of the website you visited before using the Services, your browser type and settings, information about your device (e.g., make, model, and operating system), the date and time you used the Services, information about your browser configuration, language settings, unique identifiers, and cookies. The underlying promotional interest is to be regarded as an overriding legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have given us consent for the processing of your data, which you publish in the social networks, the processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. We have concluded an order processing agreement with Hootsuite for the use of the above services, which obliges Hootsuite to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties. You can find Hootsuite's data protection notice at: https://www.hootsuite.com/de/legal/privacy

11) Tools and Miscellaneous

11.1 This website uses a so-called "cookie consent tool" to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent. The "cookie consent tool" is displayed to users in the form of an interactive user interface when they access the page, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the appropriate box. Using the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user provides the corresponding consent by ticking the corresponding box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user if consent has been granted.
The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed.
If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point GDPR based on our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.
Further legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point c GDPR. As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.
Further information on the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.

11.2 - DATEV
We use the cloud-based accounting software of DATEV eG, Paumgartnerstr. 6-14, 90429 Nuremberg, Germany ("DATEV") to handle our accounting.
DATEV processes incoming and outgoing invoices and, if applicable, also the bank transactions of our business in order to automatically record invoices, match them to the transactions and create the financial accounting from this in a semi-automated process.
If personal data is also processed in this process, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the efficient organization and documentation of our business transactions.
You can find more information about DATEV, the automated processing of data and its privacy policy at https://www.datev.de/web/de/m/ueber-datev/datenschutz/.

12) Rights of the Data Subject

12.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:

- Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR: You shall have the right to receive the following information: The personal data processed by us; the purposes of the processing; the categories of processed personal data; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed; the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject; the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 when personal data is transferred to a third country.

- Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and/or the right to have incomplete personal data completed which are stored by us.

- Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you if the conditions of Art. 17 (2) GDPR are fulfilled. However, this right will not apply for exercising the freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

- Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing your personal data for the following reasons: As long as the accuracy of your personal data contested by you will be verified. If you oppose the erasure of your personal data because of unlawful processing and you request the restriction of their use instead. If you require the personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, once we no longer need those data for the purposes of the processing. If you have objected to processing on grounds relating to your personal situation pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override your grounds.

- Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, he is obliged to communicate to each recipient to whom the personal date has been disclosed any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about those recipients.

- Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR: You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require that those data be transmitted to another controller, where technically feasible.

- Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will immediately erase the data concerned, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

- Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

12.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

13) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant – on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are legal storage periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or if we no longer have a justified interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the information contained in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.