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With the following data protection declaration, we would like to explain to you which types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as “data”) we process for which purposes and to what extent. The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data carried out by us, both in the context of our app, the provision of our services and on our websites as well as within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”).

The terms used are not gender specific.

As of July 1, 2021

Table of Contents

  • initiation
  • Responsible
  • Overview of processing
  • Relevant legal bases
  • Safety measures
  • Transmission of personal data
  • Data processing in third countries
  • Use of cookies
  • Business Achievements
  • Provision of the online offer and web hosting
  • Special notes on applications (apps)
  • Obtaining applications from app stores
  • Registration, login and user account
  • Single sign-on login
  • contact
  • Push messages
  • Newsletters and electronic notifications
  • Web analysis, monitoring and optimization
  • Online marketing
  • Presence in social networks (social media)
  • Plugins and embedded functions and content
  • Management, organization and support tools
  • deletion of data
  • Change and update of the privacy policy
  • Rights of data subjects
  • definitions of terms
  • Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (United States users)

Responsible

flygge UG (limited liability), Stuttgart, Germany

Persons authorized to represent: Sebastian Grimm (Managing Director)

Email address: support@flygge.eu

Overview of processing

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed:

  • Event data (Facebook) (“Event data” is data that can be transmitted from us to Facebook, e.g. via Facebook pixels (via apps or other means) and relates to people or their actions; Data includes, for example, information about visits to websites, interactions with content, functions, installation of apps, purchases of products, etc. The event data is processed in order to form target groups for content and advertising information (custom audiences); event data do not contain the actual content (such as comments written), no login information and no contact information (i.e. no names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers).Event data will be deleted by Facebook after a maximum of two years formed target groups with the deletion of our Facebook account).
  • Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).
  • Content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
  • Contact information (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Image and/or video recordings (e.g. photographs or video recordings of a person).
  • Location data (information about the geographical position of a device or a person).
  • Location history and movement profiles (collection of location data and position changes over a period of time).
  • Contract data (e.g. subject of the contract, term, customer category).
  • Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history).

Categories of data subjects:

  • business and contractual partners.
  • Interested persons.
  • communication partner.
  • Customers.
  • Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

purposes of processing

  • registration procedure.
  • Provision of our online offer and user-friendliness.
  • Conversion measurement (measurement of the effectiveness of marketing measures).
  • office and organizational procedures.
  • Direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or post).
  • Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form).
  • Marketing.
  • Contact Requests and Communication.
  • Profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles).
  • remarketing.
  • Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).
  • Safety measures.
  • Provision of contractual services and customer service.
  • Management and response to inquiries.
  • Target group formation (determination of target groups relevant for marketing purposes or other output of content).

Relevant legal bases

Below you will find an overview of the legal bases of the GDPR on which we base the processing of personal data. Please note that in addition to the provisions of the GDPR, national data protection regulations of your or our country of residence or domicile may apply. If more specific legal bases are relevant in individual cases, we will inform you of them in the data protection declaration.

  • Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR) – The person concerned has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for a specific purpose or several specific purposes.
  • Fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR) – The processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which the data subject is a party, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures which are required at the request of the data subject take place.
  • Legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c. GDPR) – The processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the person responsible is subject.
  • Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR) – Processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which protect personal Data require prevail.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection regulations apply in Germany. This includes in particular the law on the protection against misuse of personal data in data processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). In particular, the BDSG contains special regulations on the right to information, the right to erasure, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission, as well as automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. Furthermore, it regulates data processing for the purposes of the employment relationship (§ 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states may apply.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as access, input, disclosure, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and reactions to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

Shortening of the IP address: If IP addresses are processed by us or by the service providers and technologies used and the processing of a complete IP address is not necessary, the IP address will be shortened (also referred to as “IP masking”). The last two digits or the last part of the IP address after a point are removed or replaced by placeholders. The purpose of shortening the IP address is to prevent or make it much more difficult to identify a person based on their IP address.

SSL encryption (https): In order to protect your data transmitted via our online offer, we use SSL encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https:// in the address line of your browser.

Transmission of personal data

As part of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transmitted to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons or that it is disclosed to them. The recipients of this data can include, for example, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such a case, we observe the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude appropriate contracts or agreements with the recipients of your data that serve to protect your data.

Data processing in third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing within the framework of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transmission of data to other persons, bodies or companies takes place, this is only done in accordance with the legal requirements.

Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transmission, we only process or have the data processed in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, if there are certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de ).

Use of cookies

Cookies are text files containing data from websites or domains visited and are stored by a browser on the user’s computer. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user during or after their visit to an online offer. The stored information can include, for example, the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the place where a video was viewed. The term cookies also includes other technologies that fulfill the same functions as cookies (e.g. when user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also referred to as “user IDs”).

The following cookie types and functions are distinguished:

  • Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user has left an online offer and closed his browser.
  • Persistent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. Likewise, the interests of users, which are used to measure reach or for marketing purposes, can be stored in such a cookie.
  • First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by us.
  • Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.
  • Necessary (also: essential or absolutely necessary) cookies: Cookies can be absolutely necessary for the operation of a website (e.g. to save logins or other user entries or for security reasons).
  • Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies: Furthermore, cookies are usually also used to measure reach and when the interests of a user or his behavior (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) are stored in a user profile on individual websites. Such profiles are used to show users, for example, content that corresponds to their potential interests. This procedure is also referred to as “tracking”, ie tracking the potential interests of users. If we use cookies or “tracking” technologies, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration or when obtaining consent.

Notes on legal bases: The legal basis on which we process your personal data with the help of cookies depends on whether we ask for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for the processing of your data is the declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in the commercial operation of our online offer and its improvement) or if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations.

Storage period: If we do not provide you with any explicit information on the storage period of permanent cookies (e.g. as part of a so-called cookie opt-in), please assume that the storage period can be up to two years.

General information on revocation and objection (opt-out): Depending on whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke any consent you have given or to object to the processing of your data by cookie technologies (collectively referred to as “opt-out”). You can initially declare your objection using the settings in your browser, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (which can also limit the functionality of our online offer). An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be raised using a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the websites https://optout.aboutads.info and https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. In addition, you can receive further objection notices as part of the information on the service providers and cookies used.

Processing of cookie data on the basis of consent: We use a cookie consent management procedure, in the context of which the user consents to the use of cookies or the processing mentioned in the context of the cookie consent management procedure and providers can be obtained and managed and revoked by the users. The declaration of consent is stored here so that you do not have to repeat the query again and to be able to prove the consent in accordance with the legal obligation. The storage can take place on the server side and/or in a cookie (so-called opt-in cookie, or with the help of comparable technologies) in order to be able to assign the consent to a user or his device. Subject to individual information about the providers of cookie management services, the following information applies: The duration of the storage of the consent can be up to two years. A pseudonymous user identifier is created and stored with the time of the consent, information on the scope of the consent (e.g. which categories of cookies and/or service providers) and the browser, system and end device used.

  • Types of data processed: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Business Achievements

We process the data of our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) within the framework of contractual and comparable legal relationships and related measures and within the framework of communication with the contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g respond.

We process this data to fulfill our contractual obligations, to safeguard our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information and the corporate organization. We only pass on the data of the contractual partners to third parties within the framework of the applicable law to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations or with the consent of the persons concerned (e.g. to telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services involved as well as subcontractors, banks, tax and legal advisors, payment service providers or tax authorities). The contractual partners will be informed about other forms of processing, e.g. for marketing purposes, within the scope of this data protection declaration.

We inform the contracting parties which data is required for the aforementioned purposes before or during data collection, e.g. in online forms, by means of special markings (e.g. colours) or symbols (e.g. asterisks or similar), or personally.

We delete the data after statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired, i.e. generally after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, e.g. for as long as it has to be kept for legal archiving reasons (e.g. for tax purposes usually 10 years). We delete data disclosed to us by the contractual partner as part of an order in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.

Insofar as we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.

Customer account: Contractual partners can create an account within our online offer (e.g. customer or user account, “customer account” for short). If it is necessary to register a customer account, contractual partners will be informed of this as well as of the information required for registration. Customer accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. As part of the registration and subsequent registrations and uses of the customer account, we store the IP addresses of the customers together with the access times in order to be able to prove the registration and to prevent any misuse of the customer account.

If customers have terminated their customer account, the data relating to the customer account will be deleted, subject to their retention being required for legal reasons. It is the customer’s responsibility to back up their data upon termination of the customer account.

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), contract data (e.g. subject matter of contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content , access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: interested parties, business and contractual partners, customers.
  • Purposes of processing: provision of contractual services and customer service, contact requests and communication, office and organizational procedures, management and response to requests, security measures.
  • Legal bases: Fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Provision of the online offer and web hosting

In order to be able to provide our online offer securely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offer can be accessed. For these purposes, we may use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, as well as security services and technical maintenance services.

The data processed as part of the provision of the hosting offer may include all information relating to the users of our online offer that arises in the context of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary in order to be able to deliver the content of online offers to browsers, and all entries made within our online offer or on websites.

E-mail dispatch and hosting: The web hosting services we use also include the dispatch, receipt and storage of e-mails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as other information regarding the e-mail dispatch (e.g. the providers involved) and the content of the respective e-mails are processed. The aforementioned data can also be processed for SPAM detection purposes. We ask you to note that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form on the Internet. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted during transport, but (unless a so-called end-to-end encryption method is used) not on the servers from which they are sent and received. Therefore, we cannot accept any responsibility for the transmission path of the e-mails between the sender and receipt on our server.

Collection of access data and log files: We ourselves (or our web hosting provider) collect data for every access to the server (so-called server log files). The address and name of the retrieved websites and files, date and time of retrieval, amounts of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP Addresses and the requesting provider belong.

The server log files can be used on the one hand for security purposes, e.g. to avoid overloading the server (especially in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and on the other hand to ensure server utilization and stability.

  • Types of data processed: content data (e.g. entries in online forms), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Special notes on applications (apps)

We process the data of the users of our application insofar as this is necessary in order to be able to provide the application and its functionalities to the users, to monitor their security and to be able to develop them further. We can also contact users in compliance with legal requirements if communication is required for administration or use of the application. In addition, with regard to the processing of user data, we refer to the data protection information in this data protection declaration.

Legal bases: The processing of data, which is necessary for the provision of the functionalities of the application, serves to fulfill contractual obligations. This also applies if the provision of the functions requires user authorization (e.g. approval of device functions). If the processing of data is not necessary for the provision of the functionalities of the application, but serves the security of the application or our business interests (e.g. collection of data for the purpose of optimizing the application or security purposes), it is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests Interests. If users are expressly asked for their consent to the processing of their data, the data covered by the consent will be processed on the basis of the consent.

Commercial use: We process the data of the users of our application, registered users and any test users (hereinafter referred to as “users”) in order to be able to provide them with our contractual services and on the basis of legitimate interests to ensure the security of our application and to develop it further to be able to The required information is marked as such within the framework of the conclusion of the use, order, order or comparable contract and may include the information required for the provision of services and for any billing as well as contact information in order to be able to hold any consultations.

Storage of a pseudonymous identifier: We use a pseudonymous identifier so that we can provide the application and ensure its functionality. The identification is a mathematical value (ie no clear data such as names are used) that is assigned to a device and/or the application installed on it. This identifier is generated when this application is installed, is stored between the start of the application and its updates, and is deleted when users remove the application from the device.

Device authorizations for access to functions and data: The use of our application or its functionalities may require user authorizations to access certain functions of the devices used or to the data stored on the devices or accessible using the devices. By default, these permissions must be granted by the users and can be revoked at any time in the settings of the respective devices. The exact process for controlling app permissions may vary depending on the user’s device and software. If you need clarification, users can contact us. We would like to point out that the refusal or revocation of the respective authorizations can affect the functionality of our application.

Access to the camera and stored recordings: When using our application, image and/or video recordings (including audio recordings) of the user (and of other persons recorded by the recordings) are made by accessing the camera functions or stored recordings processed. Access to the camera functions or saved recordings requires authorization by the user, which can be revoked at any time. The processing of the image and/or video recordings only serves to provide the respective functionality of our application, according to its description to the users, or its typical and expected functionality.

Processing of location data: When using our application, the location data collected from the device used or otherwise entered by the user is processed. The use of location data requires user authorization, which can be revoked at any time. The use of the location data only serves to provide the respective functionality of our application, according to its description to the users, or its typical and expected functionality.

Location history and movement profiles: On the basis of the location data collected as part of the use of our application, a location history is created from which the geographic movements of the devices used over a period of time result (and can allow conclusions to be drawn about the movement profile of the user). The location history only serves to provide the respective functionality of our application, according to its description to the users, or its typical and expected functionality.

Obtaining applications from app stores

Our application is obtained via special online platforms operated by other service providers (so-called “app stores”). In this context, the data protection notices of the respective app stores apply in addition to our data protection notices. This applies in particular with regard to the methods used on the platforms for measuring reach and for interest-based marketing as well as any liability to pay.

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), contract data (e.g. subject matter of contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content , access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Data Subjects: Customers.
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of contractual services and customer service.
  • Legal basis: Fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

Registration, login and user account

Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the users are informed of the required mandatory information and processed for the purpose of providing the user account on the basis of contractual fulfillment of obligations. The processed data includes in particular the login information (user name, password and an e-mail address).

When using our registration and login functions and when using the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as those of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so.

Users can be informed by email about processes that are relevant to their user account, such as technical changes.

contact

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the details of the requesting person will be processed to the extent that this is necessary to answer the contact request and any requested measures.

The answering of contact inquiries within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relationships takes place to fulfill our contractual obligations or to answer (pre)contractual inquiries and otherwise on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the inquiries.

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. entries in online forms), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication, management and response to requests.
  • Legal basis: Fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Push messages

With the consent of the users, we can send the users so-called “push notifications”. These are messages that are displayed on the screens, end devices or in the browsers of the users, even if our online service is not currently being actively used.

In order to register for the push notifications, users must confirm the request from their browser or end device to receive the push notifications. This approval process is documented and saved. The storage is necessary in order to recognize whether users have consented to receiving the push notifications and to be able to prove their consent. For these purposes, a pseudonymous browser identifier (so-called “push token”) or the device ID of a terminal device is stored.

On the one hand, the push messages may be necessary for the fulfillment of contractual obligations (e.g. technical and organizational information relevant to the use of our online offer) and are otherwise, unless specifically mentioned below, sent on the basis of the user’s consent. Users can change the receipt of push messages at any time using the notification settings of their respective browsers or end devices.

Push notifications with promotional content: The push notifications we send may contain promotional information. The promotional push messages are processed on the basis of user consent. If the contents are specifically described as part of a consent to receive the advertising push messages, the descriptions are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletter also contains information about our services and us.

Location-dependent sending of push notifications: The push notifications we send can be displayed depending on the whereabouts of the user based on the location data transmitted by the end device used.

Analysis and success measurement: We evaluate push messages statistically and can thus recognize whether and when push messages were displayed and clicked on. This information is used to technically improve our push messages based on the technical data or the target groups and their retrieval behavior or the retrieval times. This analysis also includes determining whether the push messages are opened, when they are opened and whether users interact with their content or buttons. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual push message recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the push message service provider to monitor individual users. Rather, the evaluations serve us to recognize the usage habits of our users and to adapt our push messages to them or to send different push messages according to the interests of our users.

The evaluation of the push messages and the measurement of success are based on the express consent of the user, which is given with the consent to receive the push messages. Users can object to the analysis and performance measurement by unsubscribing from the push messages. Unfortunately, a separate revocation of the analysis and performance measurement is not possible.

  • Types of data processed: location data (information on the geographical position of a device or a person), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of contractual services and customer service, direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or post), range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).
  • Legal bases: consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a. GDPR), fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR).

Newsletters and electronic notifications

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter “newsletters”) only with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when registering for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletter also contains information about our services and us.

In order to register for our newsletters, it is generally sufficient if you enter your e-mail address. However, we may ask you to provide a name so that we can address you personally in the newsletter, or other information if this is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter.

Double opt-in procedure: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else’s e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time. In the case of obligations to permanently observe contradictions, we reserve the right to store the e-mail address in a blacklist (so-called “blocklist”) solely for this purpose.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of proving that it was carried out properly. If we commission a service provider to send emails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure shipping system.

Notes on the legal basis: The newsletter is sent on the basis of the consent of the recipient or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing, if and to the extent that this is permitted by law, e.g. in the case of advertising for existing customers. If we commission a service provider to send emails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests. The registration process is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests to demonstrate that it has been carried out in accordance with the law.

Contents: Information about our services, promotions, offers and topics related to motorcycles, touring and travel.

Measurement of open and click rates: The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of retrieval.

This information is used to technically improve our newsletter based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times. This analysis also includes determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. This information is assigned to the individual newsletter recipients and stored in their profiles until they are deleted. The evaluations help us to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

The measurement of the opening rates and click rates as well as the storage of the measurement results in the user profiles and their further processing are based on the consent of the user.

Unfortunately, a separate revocation of the performance measurement is not possible. In this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled or objected to. In this case, the stored profile information will be deleted.

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: direct marketing (e.g. by email or post).
  • Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
  • Possibility to object (opt-out): You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent or object to further receipt. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter either at the end of each newsletter or you can use one of the contact options given above, preferably e-mail.

Web analysis, monitoring and optimization

The web analysis (also referred to as “reach measurement”) serves to evaluate the flow of visitors to our online offer and can include behavior, interests or demographic information about the visitors, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of the range analysis, we can, for example, identify the time at which our online offer or its functions or content are used most frequently or invite users to reuse them. We can also understand which areas need optimization.

In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures, for example to test and optimize different versions of our online offering or its components.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called “cookie”) or similar processes can be used for the same purpose. This information can include, for example, content viewed, websites visited and elements used there and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this can also be processed depending on the provider.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use an IP masking process (ie pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear user data (e.g. e-mail addresses or names) are stored in the context of web analysis, A/B testing and optimization, but pseudonyms. This means that we and the providers of the software used do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective process.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

  • Types of data processed: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors), profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles).
  • Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
  • Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

  • AppCenter: Visual Studio AppCenter is a platform for developers of applications (“apps” for short) for mobile devices and websites. Visual Studio AppCenter provides a variety of features for testing apps, monitoring their health, and optimizing them (which are outlined on the following overview page: https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/app-center/). Service provider:

Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA

Online marketing

We process personal data for online marketing purposes, which may include in particular the marketing of advertising space or the presentation of advertising and other content (collectively referred to as “content”) based on the potential interests of users and the measurement of their effectiveness.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called “cookie”) or similar processes are used, by means of which the information about the user relevant to the presentation of the aforementioned content is stored. This information can include, for example, content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this can also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use available IP masking procedures (ie pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored as part of the online marketing process, but pseudonyms. This means that we and the providers of the online marketing process do not know the actual identity of the users, only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually stored in the cookies or by means of similar processes. These cookies can later generally also be read on other websites that use the same online marketing process and analyzed for the purpose of displaying content, as well as supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing process provider.

As an exception, plain data can be assigned to the profiles. This is the case, for example, if the users are members of a social network whose online marketing process we use and the network connects the user’s profile with the aforementioned information. We ask you to note that users can make additional agreements with the providers, e.g. by giving their consent during registration.

In principle, we only receive access to summarized information about the success of our advertisements. However, within the framework of so-called conversion measurements, we can check which of our online marketing processes have led to a so-called conversion, ie to a contract with us, for example. The conversion measurement is only used to analyze the success of our marketing measures.

Unless otherwise stated, please assume that cookies used will be stored for a period of two years.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Facebook pixel and target group formation (Custom Audiences): With the help of the Facebook pixel (or comparable functions, for the transmission of event data or contact information via interfaces in apps), Facebook is able to use the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook Ads”). ) to determine. Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel so that the Facebook ads placed by us are only available to users on Facebook and within the services of the partners cooperating with Facebook (so-called “Audience Network”). https://www.facebook.com/audiencenetwork/ ) who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interest in certain topics or products that can be seen from the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interests of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion measurement”).

We are in partnership with Facebook Ireland Ltd. for the collection or receipt as part of a transmission (but not further processing) of “event data” that Facebook collects using the Facebook pixel and comparable functions (e.g. interfaces) that are carried out on our online offer or receives as part of a transmission for the following purposes, jointly responsible: a) display of content advertising information corresponding to the presumed interests of users; b) Delivery of commercial and transaction-related messages (e.g. addressing users via Facebook Messenger); c) Improving the delivery of ads and personalizing functions and content (e.g. improving the recognition of which content or advertising information presumably corresponds to the interests of users). We have concluded a special agreement with Facebook (“Supplement for those responsible”, https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum ), which regulates in particular which security measures Facebook must observe ( https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/data_security_terms) and in which Facebook has agreed to fulfill the rights of the data subject (ie users can, for example, send information or requests for deletion directly to Facebook). Note: If Facebook provides us with measurements, analyzes and reports (which are aggregated, i.e. do not contain any information on individual users and are anonymous to us), then this processing does not take place within the framework of joint responsibility, but on the basis of an order processing contract (“Data Processing Terms”). , https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/dataprocessing ), the “Data Security Terms” ( https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/data_security_terms ) and with regard to processing in the USA on the basis of Standard contractual clauses (“Facebook-EU data transfer addendum, https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum ). The rights of users (in particular to information, deletion, objection and complaints to the competent supervisory authority) are not affected by the agreements with Facebook restricted.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), event data (Facebook) (“Event data” is data that is sent, e.g. via Facebook – Pixels (via apps or other means) can be transmitted by us to Facebook and relate to people or their actions; The data includes, for example, information about visits to websites, interactions with content, functions, installations of apps, Purchases of products, etc.; the event data is processed for the purpose of creating target groups for content and advertising information (custom audiences); event data does not contain the actual content (such as comments written), no login information and no contact information (i.e. no names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. Event data will be deleted by Facebook after a maximum of two years, the target groups formed from them with the deletion of our Facebook account).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Marketing, profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles), conversion measurement (measuring the effectiveness of marketing measures), remarketing, target group formation, target group formation (determination of target groups relevant for marketing purposes or other output of content).
  • Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
  • Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
  • Possibility of objection (opt-out): We refer to the data protection notices of the respective providers and the options for objection specified for the providers (so-called “opt-out”). If no explicit opt-out option has been specified, you can turn off cookies in your browser settings. However, this can limit the functions of our online offer. We therefore also recommend the following opt-out options, which are offered in summary for the respective areas: a) Europe: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu. b) Canada: https://www.youradchoices.ca/choices. c) United States: https://www.aboutads.info/choices. d) Inter-territorial: https://optout.aboutads.info .

Services and service providers used:

  • Google Tag Manager: Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate other services into our online offer (please refer to further information in this data protection declaration). With the Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags), e.g. For example, no user profiles have been created or cookies have been saved. Google only learns the IP address of the user, which is necessary to run the Google Tag Manager. Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; site: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
  • Google Analytics: online marketing and web analysis; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; site: https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/de/about/analytics/; Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Possibility of objection (opt-out): Opt-out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, Settings for the display of advertisements: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
  • Google Ads and conversion measurement: We use the “Google Ads” online marketing process to place ads on the Google advertising network (eg, in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. We also measure the conversion of the ads. However, we only find out the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were forwarded to a page with a so-called “conversion tracking tag”. However, we do not receive any information that could be used to identify users. Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
  • Google Ad Manager: We use the “Google Marketing Platform” (and services such as “Google Ad Manager”) to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.). The Google Marketing Platform is characterized by the fact that ads are displayed in real time based on users’ presumed interests. This allows us to display ads for and within our online offering in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is referred to as “remarketing”. Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
  • Facebook Pixel and Custom Audiences: Service Provider: https://www.facebook.com , Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025; Website: https://www.facebook.com ; Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy ; Possibility of objection (opt-out): https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads .

Presence in social networks (social media)

We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context in order to communicate with the users active there or to offer information about us.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for the user because, for example, the enforcement of the user’s rights could be made more difficult.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created on the basis of usage behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the user. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the usage behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the usage profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the possibility of objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we would like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

Facebook: We are in partnership with Facebook Ireland Ltd. responsible for the collection (but not further processing) of data from visitors to our Facebook page (so-called “fan page”). This data includes information about the types of content users view or interact with, or the actions they take (see “Things Done and Provided by You and Others” in the Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy), as well as information about the devices used by the users (e.g. B. IP addresses, operating system, browser type, language settings, cookie data; see under “Device information” in the Facebook data policy statement: https://www.facebook.com/policy). As explained in the Facebook Data Policy under “How do we use this information?”, Facebook also collects and uses information to provide analytics services called “Page Insights” to site operators so that they can gain insights into how people are using their Pages and interact with the content associated with them. We have entered into a special agreement with Facebook (“Page Insights Information”, https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum), in which it is regulated in particular which security measures Facebook must observe and in which Facebook has declared its willingness to fulfill the rights of the data subject (ie users can, for example, send information or requests for deletion directly to Facebook). The rights of users (in particular to information, deletion, objection and complaints to the competent supervisory authority) are not restricted by the agreements with Facebook. For more information, see “Page Insights Information” (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data ).

  • Types of data processed: contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. entries in online forms), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication, feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form), marketing.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

Plugins and embedded functions and content

We integrate functional and content elements into our online offer that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). This can be, for example, graphics, videos or city maps (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

The integration always requires that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content or functions. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and the operating system, websites to be referred to, the time of the visit and other information on the use of our online offer and can also be linked to such information from other sources.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

  • Types of data processed: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
  • Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offer and user-friendliness, provision of contractual services and customer service.
  • Legal bases: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR), consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a. GDPR), fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

  • Google Fonts: We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google, whereby the user data is used solely for the purpose of displaying the fonts in the user’s browser. The integration takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in a technically secure, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts, their uniform representation and taking into account possible licensing restrictions for their integration. Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; site: https://fonts.google.com/ ; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
  • OpenStreetMap: We integrate the maps of the service “OpenStreetMap”, which are offered on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL) by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). The user data is used by OpenStreetMap exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and for temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices). Service provider: OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF); site: https://www.openstreetmap.de ; Privacy Policy: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy .
  • YouTube videos: video content; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://www.youtube.com ; Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Objection option (opt-out): opt-out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de , settings for the display of advertisements: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Management, organization and support tools

We use services, platforms and software from other providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) for the purposes of organisation, administration, planning and the provision of our services. When selecting third-party providers and their services, we observe the legal requirements.

In this context, personal data can be processed and stored on the servers of third-party providers. Various data may be affected by this, which we process in accordance with this data protection declaration. This data can include, in particular, master data and contact details of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their content.

If users are referred to the third-party providers or their software or platforms as part of communication, business or other relationships with us, the third-party providers can process usage data and metadata for security purposes, for service optimization or for marketing purposes. We therefore ask you to observe the data protection notices of the respective third-party providers.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Furthermore, their use can be part of our (pre)contractual services, provided that the use of third-party providers has been agreed in this context. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in efficient, economical and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would also like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. entries in online forms), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
  • Affected persons: communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Legal bases: consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a. GDPR), fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as your consent to processing is revoked or other permissions are no longer applicable (e.g. if the purpose of processing this data no longer applies or it is not required for the purpose).

If the data is not deleted because it is required for other, legally permissible purposes, its processing will be limited to these purposes. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons or whose storage is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person.

As part of our data protection information, we can provide users with further information on the deletion and storage of data that applies specifically to the respective processing.

Change and update of the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

If we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organizations in this data protection declaration, please note that the addresses can change over time and ask you to check the information before contacting us.

Rights of data subjects

As a data subject, you have various rights under the GDPR, which result in particular from Art. 15 to 21 GDPR:

  • Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR to file an objection; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data concerning you is processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.
  • Right of revocation in the case of consent: You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.
  • Right to information: You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.
  • Right to rectification: In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
  • Right to erasure and restriction of processing: You have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to request that the data concerning you be deleted immediately, or alternatively to request a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
  • Complaint to supervisory authority: In accordance with the legal requirements and without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you usually reside, the supervisory authority of your workplace or the place of the alleged infringement , if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

definitions of terms

This section provides you with an overview of the terms used in this data protection declaration. Many of the terms are taken from the law and defined above all in Art. 4 GDPR. The legal definitions are binding. The following explanations, on the other hand, are intended primarily for understanding. The terms are sorted alphabetically.

  • IP masking: “IP masking” is a method in which the last octet, ie the last two digits of an IP address, is deleted so that the IP address can no longer be used to uniquely identify a person. Therefore, IP masking is a means of pseudonymizing processing methods, especially in online marketing.
  • Conversion measurement: Conversion measurement (also known as “visit action evaluation”) is a method that can be used to determine the effectiveness of marketing measures. For this purpose, a cookie is usually stored on the user’s device within the website on which the marketing measures take place and then called up again on the target website. For example, this allows us to understand whether the ads we placed on other websites were successful.
  • Personal data: “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  • Profiles with user-related information: The processing of “profiles with user-related information”, or “profiles” for short, includes any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to determine certain personal aspects relating to a natural person (e.g Depending on the type of profiling, different information regarding demographics, behavior and interests (e.g. interaction with websites and their content, etc.) can be analyzed, evaluated or predicted (e.g. interests in certain content or products, the click behavior on a website or whereabouts). Cookies and web beacons are often used for profiling purposes.
  • Range measurement: The range measurement (also referred to as web analytics) is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to an online offer and can include the behavior or interests of visitors in certain information, such as website content. With the help of the range analysis, website owners can, for example, see at what time visitors visit their website and what content they are interested in. This enables them, for example, to better adapt the content of the website to the needs of their visitors. Pseudonymous cookies and web beacons are often used for range analysis purposes in order to recognize returning visitors and thus obtain more precise analyzes of the use of an online offer.
  • Remarketing: One speaks of “remarketing” or “retargeting” when, for advertising purposes, for example, it is noted which products a user was interested in on a website in order to remind the user of these products on other websites, e.g. in advertisements.
  • Location data: Location data is created when a mobile device (or another device with the technical requirements for location determination) connects to a radio cell, a WLAN or similar technical mediators and location determination functions. Location data is used to indicate at which geographically determinable position on earth the respective device is located. Location data can e.g. B. be used to display map features or other information dependent on a location.
  • Location history and movement profiles: Location history (also known as “movement profile”) is the collection of location data over a period of time. The location history allows conclusions to be drawn about the geographic movements (ie position changes) of devices and their users.
  • Responsible: The “responsible person” is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
  • Processing: “Processing” is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers practically every handling of data, be it collection, evaluation, storage, transmission or deletion.
  • Target group formation: One speaks of target group formation (or “custom audiences”) when target groups are determined for advertising purposes, e.g. display of advertisements. For example, based on a user’s interest in certain products or topics on the Internet, it can be concluded that this user is interested in advertisements for similar products or the online shop in which he viewed the products. In turn, we speak of “lookalike audiences” (or similar target groups) when the content assessed as suitable is displayed to users whose profiles or interests presumably correspond to the users for whom the profiles were created. Cookies and web beacons are usually used for the purpose of creating custom audiences and lookalike audiences.

Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (United States users)

We recognize the need to further protect privacy regarding information we may collect from children using our Services. For this reason, we strive to comply with the provisions of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (15 USC § 6501 – 6506). We never collect or maintain information through our Services from individuals who we know are under the age of thirteen, and no part of our Services is structured to appeal to individuals under the age of thirteen. We expressly disclaim and you expressly release us from any and all liability for any dispute, claim, suit, injury, damage, loss, penalty, punitive damages, arising out of and/or in connection with any misrepresentation as to the age of any user. We reserve the right to suspend and/or terminate the account of any user who, in our opinion, has provided false information when registering and/or using our Services, with or without notice, and any use agrees to abide by our Services cease to be used upon termination and/or during the suspension.

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