Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal data is not required by law or contract, nor is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Failure to provide it will have no consequences. This applies only to the extent that no other indication is made in the subsequent processing operations.

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Server log files

You can visit our websites without providing any personal information.

Each time you access our website, usage data is transmitted to us or our web hoster / IT service provider by your Internet browser and stored in log data (so-called server log files). This stored data includes, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of access, the IP address, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer.

Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. The EU Commission has issued an adequacy decision for data transfers to Canada.

Contact

Responsible

Contact us if you wish. The person responsible for data processing is:

Fiore Tartaglia, Eichenstraße 8, 73037 Göppingen Germany, +49-7161-78925, info@ft-karate.com

Initiatory contact of the customer by e-mail

If you initiate business contact with us by e-mail, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of processing and answering your contact request.

If the contact serves the implementation of pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in case of interest in purchase, preparation of an offer) or concerns a contract already concluded between you and us, this data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

If the contact is made for other reasons, this data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in processing and responding to your request. In this case, you have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO for reasons arising from your particular situation.

We will only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use.

Collection and processing when sending images by e-mail

You have the possibility to send us pictures by e-mail in connection with the order of a personalized product.

With the transmission of your images, we may collect your personal data (image of an identifiable person) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of creating personalized products. The image sent serves as a template for the product and is used for this purpose (e.g. T-shirt printing). The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.

Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

We only use the image sent by you within the scope of the service provision. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with legal retention periods, unless you have consented to further processing and use. 

Customer account orders

Customer account

When you open a customer account, we collect your personal data to the extent specified there. The data processing serves the purpose of improving your shopping experience and simplifying order processing. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. Your customer account will then be deleted.

Collection, processing and forwarding of personal data when placing orders

When you place an order, we collect and process your personal data only to the extent necessary for the fulfillment and processing of your order and to process your requests. The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the performance of a contract with you.
A transfer of your data takes place, for example, to the shipping companies and dropshipping providers selected by you, payment service providers, service providers for order processing and IT service providers. In all cases, we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of the data transfer is limited to a minimum.
Your data will be transferred to Canada, among other countries. The EU Commission has issued an adequacy decision for data transfers to Canada.

Reviews Advertising

Data collection when writing a comment or rating
When commenting/rating an article or a post, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, comment text) only to the extent provided by you. The processing serves the purpose of enabling commenting/rating and displaying comments/rating.
For the purpose of verification of your rating, we also collect the following data:Order number E-mail address.
By sending the comment/rating, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. Your personal data will then be deleted.

When your comment is published, the name and e-mail address you provided will be published.

Use of your personal data for the sending of postal advertising
We use your personal data (name, address), which we have received in the context of the sale of a product or service, to send you postal advertising, unless you have objected to this use. The provision of this data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded.
The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in direct advertising. You can object to this use of your address data at any time by notifying us. The contact details for exercising the objection can be found in the imprint.

Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters

We use your e-mail address independently of the contract processing exclusively for our own advertising purposes for sending newsletters, provided that you have expressly consented to this. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. To do so, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the distribution list.

Your data will be passed on to a service provider for e-mail marketing within the scope of order processing. Your data will not be passed on to any other third parties.

Use of e-mail address for sending direct advertising

We use your e-mail address, which we have received in connection with the sale of goods or services, for the electronic sending of advertising for our own goods or services that are similar to those that you have already purchased from us, unless you have objected to this use. The provision of the e-mail address is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it will result in no contract being concluded. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in direct advertising. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by notifying us. The contact details for exercising the objection can be found in the imprint. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising e-mail. This does not incur any costs other than the transmission costs according to the prime rates. 

Shipping service provider merchandise management

Forwarding of e-mail address to shipping company for information on shipping status

We pass on your e-mail address to the shipping company as part of the contract processing, provided that you have expressly agreed to this in the ordering process. The purpose of this forwarding is to inform you by e-mail about the shipping status. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us or the transport company, without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Use of an external merchandise management system

We use an enterprise resource planning system for contract processing within the scope of order processing. For this purpose, your personal data collected in the context of the order will be transmitted to Billbee GmbH, Arolser Str. 10, 34477 Twistetal.

Payment service provider

Use of PayPal

All PayPal transactions are subject to the PayPal privacy policy. This can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Use of PayPal Express

We use the PayPal Express payment service of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg; "PayPal") on our website. The data processing serves the purpose of being able to offer you payment via the PayPal Express payment service. To integrate this payment service, it is necessary for PayPal to collect, store and analyze data (e.g. IP address, device type, operating system, browser type, location of your device) when you call up the website. Cookies may also be used for this purpose. The cookies enable the recognition of your browser.
The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in a customer-oriented offer of various payment methods. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
With the selection and use of PayPal Express, the data required for payment processing is transmitted to PayPal in order to be able to fulfill the contract with you with the selected payment method. This processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For more information on data processing when using the payment service PayPal Express, please refer to the associated privacy policy at www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE#Updated_PS.

Use of PayPal Check-Out
We use the PayPal Check-Out payment service of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. (22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg; "PayPal") on our website. The data processing serves the purpose of being able to offer you payment via the payment service. With the selection and use of payment via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or "Pay Later" via PayPal, the data required for payment processing is transmitted to PayPal in order to be able to fulfill the contract with you with the selected payment method. This processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal & "Pay later" via PayPal.

For individual payment methods such as credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or "Pay later" via PayPal, PayPal reserves the right, if necessary, to obtain a credit report on the basis of mathematical-statistical methods using credit agencies. For this purpose, PayPal transmits the personal data required for a credit check to a credit agency and uses the information received about the statistical probability of a payment default for a weighed decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. The credit information may include probability values (score values), which are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical methods and in the calculation of which, among other things, address data are included. Your interests worthy of protection are taken into account in accordance with the statutory provisions. The data processing serves the purpose of credit assessment for a contract initiation. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO for our overriding legitimate interest in protecting against payment default when PayPal makes advance payments.
You have the right to object at any time to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO for reasons arising from your particular situation by notifying PayPal. The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract with the payment method requested by you. Failure to provide it will result in the contract not being concluded with the payment method you have chosen.

Third-party provider

When paying via the payment method of a third-party provider, the data required for payment processing is transmitted to PayPal. This processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For the execution of this payment method, the data may then be forwarded by PayPal to the respective provider. This processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Local third-party providers may be, for example:

- Sofort (SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany).
- giropay (Paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstr. 14-16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany).

Purchase on account via PayPal
When paying via the payment method purchase on account, the data required for payment processing are first transmitted to PayPal. For the execution of this payment method, the data will then be transmitted by PayPal to Ratepay GmbH (Franklinstraße 28-29, 10587 Berlin; "Ratepay") in order to fulfill the contract with you with the selected payment method. This processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. If necessary, Ratepay carries out a credit check on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures (probability or score values) using credit agencies according to the procedure already described above. The data processing serves the purpose of credit assessment for a contract initiation. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in protecting against payment default when Ratepay makes advance payments. For more information on data protection and which credit agencies Ratpay uses, please visit https://www.ratepay.com/legal-payment-dataprivacy/ and https://www.ratepay.com/legal-payment-creditagencies/.

For more information on data processing when using PayPal, please refer to the associated privacy policy at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Use of the payment service provider Stripe

All Stripe transactions are subject to the Stripe privacy policy. This can be found at https://stripe.com/de/privacy

Use of the payment service provider Mollie

We use the payment service provider Mollie B.V. (Keizersgracht 313, 1016 EE Amsterdam, The Netherlands; "Mollie") to process payments on our website. The purpose of the data processing is to be able to offer you different payment methods through the payment processing via the payment service provider Mollie. If you have chosen one of the payment options of the payment service provider Mollie, the data required for payment processing will be transmitted to Mollie. This includes your payment data (for example, bank account number or credit card number), your IP address, your Internet browser and device type, and in some cases your first and last name, address data and information about the product or service you purchased from us. This data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For more information on data processing when using the payment service provider Mollie, please refer to the associated privacy policy https://www.mollie.com/de/privacy.

Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on a user's computer system. When a user accesses a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.

Cookies are stored on your computer. Therefore, you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting appropriate technical settings in your Internet browser, you can be notified before cookies are set and decide on their acceptance individually, as well as prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data they contain. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Under the links below you can find out how to manage (including disabling) cookies in the main browsers:
Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=de
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Technically necessary cookies

Unless otherwise stated in the privacy policy below, we only use these technically necessary cookies for the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognize your browser even after a page change and to offer you services. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

The use of cookies or similar technologies is based on § 25 para. 2 TTDSG. The processing of your personal data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring the optimal functionality of the website and a user-friendly and effective design of our offer.
You have the right to object to this processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.

Use of GDPR Legal Cookie

We use the consent management tool GDPR Legal Cookie of beeclever GmbH (Universitätsstraße 3, 56070 Koblenz a. Rh.; "beeclever") on our website. The tool allows you to give consent to data processing via the website, in particular the setting of cookies, as well as to exercise your right of revocation for consents already given.
Data processing serves the purpose of obtaining and documenting required consents to data processing and thus complying with legal obligations. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Among other things, the following information may be collected and transmitted to beeclever: anonymized IP address, date and time of consent, URL from which the consent was sent, anonymous, random, encrypted key, consent status. This data is not shared with any other third parties.
Data processing is carried out to fulfill a legal obligation on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
For more information on terms of use and data protection at beeclever, please visit: https://gdpr-legal-cookie.com/pages/terms-conditions and https://gdpr-legal-cookie.com/pages/datenschutzerklarung.

Analysis advertising tracking

Use of Google Analytics

We use the Google Analytics web analytics service provided by Google Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors as well as for marketing and advertising purposes. To this end, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. In the process, the following information may be collected, among other things: IP address, date and time of page view, click path, information about the browser you are using and the device you are using (device), pages visited, referrer URL (website from which you accessed our website), location data, purchase activity. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.
Google Analytics uses technologies such as cookies, web storage in the browser and tracking pixels that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by this about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/. Both Google and U.S. government agencies have access to your data. Your data may be linked by Google to other data, such as your search history, your personal accounts, your usage data from other devices, and any other data Google may have about you.
IP anonymization is activated on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/ and https://policies.google.com/technologies/cookies?hl=de. 

Use of the Facebook Pixel
We use the "Custom Audiences" remarketing function of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland "Facebook") on our website.
Meta Platforms Ireland and we are jointly responsible for the collection of your data and transmission of this data to Facebook when the service is integrated. This is based on an agreement between us and Meta Platforms Ireland on the joint processing of personal data, which defines the respective responsibilities. The agreement can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible in particular for fulfilling the information obligations pursuant to Articles 13, 14 of the GDPR, for complying with the security requirements of Article 32 of the GDPR with regard to the correct technical implementation and configuration of the service, and for complying with the obligations pursuant to Articles 33, 34 of the GDPR to the extent that a personal data breach affects our obligations under the joint processing agreement. Meta Platforms Ireland is responsible for enabling data subject rights under Art. 15 - 20 GDPR, for complying with the security requirements of Art. 32 GDPR with respect to the security of the Service, and for complying with the obligations under Art. 33, 34 GDPR insofar as a personal data breach affects Meta Platforms Ireland's obligations under the Joint Processing Agreement.
The application serves the purpose of targeting the visitors of the website with interest-based advertising on the social network Facebook. For this purpose, the remarketing tag of Facebook has been implemented on the website. Via this tag, a direct connection to the Facebook servers is established when the website is visited. This transmits to the Facebook server which of our pages you have visited. Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When you visit the Facebook social network, you will then be shown personalized, interest-related Facebook ads. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. 

Use of Google Ads conversion tracking
We use the online advertising program "Google Ads" on our website and in this context conversion tracking (visit action evaluation). Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google).
When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across Ads customers' websites.
The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used for the purpose of creating conversion statistics. Here, we learn the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.
Your data may be transmitted to Google LLC servers in the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms/.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
You can find more information and Google's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Use of Google AdSense

We use the AdSense function of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website. The data processing serves the purpose of renting advertising space on the website and targeting visitors to the website with interest-related advertising. By means of this function, personalized, interest-related advertising ads from the Google Display Network are displayed to visitors of the Provider's website. In doing so, Google uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms/. Google may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
The use of cookies or similar technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
You can find more information and Google's privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ and https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ 

Use of the remarketing or "similar target groups" function of Google Inc.
We use the remarketing or "similar target groups" function of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
The application serves the purpose of analyzing visitor behavior and visitor interests. Google uses cookies to perform the analysis of website usage, which forms the basis for the creation of interest-based advertisements. The cookies are used to record visits to the website and anonymized data on website usage. No personal data of the website visitors is stored. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display Network, you will be shown advertisements that are highly likely to take into account previously accessed product and information areas.
Your data may be transmitted to servers of Google LLC in the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
You can find more information on Google Remarketing and the associated privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Use of the LinkedIn Insight tag

We use the LinkedIn Insight tag of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company (Attn: Legal Dept., Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland; "LindedIn") on our website for conversion tracking (visit action evaluation) as well as for retargeting (playing personalized ads).
The LinkedIn Insight tag places a unique LinkedIn browser cookie (conversion cookie) in your browser and enables the collection of the following data for this cookie: metadata such as IP address, timestamp and page events (e.g. page views). These cookies have a limited validity. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, LinkedIn and we can recognize that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to that page.
The LinkedIn Insight tag also allows LinkedIn to collect data about visits to our website, including URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties (user agent), and timestamp. This data is transmitted to LinkedIn, encrypted, IP addresses are shortened, and LinkedIn members' direct IDs are removed within seven days to pseudonymize the data. This remaining pseudonymized data is then deleted by LinkedIn within 90 days.
LinkedIn does not share any personal data with us, but only provides aggregate reports on website audience and ad performance. Members of LinkedIn can specify the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.
The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used for the purpose of creating conversion statistics. Here, we learn the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag.
Your data may be transmitted to the USA. No adequacy decision of the EU Commission is available for the USA.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
You can find more information about cookies and the privacy policy of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. 

Use of the Pinterest Tag
We use the Pinterest Tag of Pinterest Europe Limited (Palmerston House, 2nd, Fenian Street, Floor, Dublin 2, Ireland "Pinterest") on our website.
The application serves the purpose of targeting visitors to the website with interest-based advertising on the Pinterest social network. For this purpose, the conversion tag of Pinterest has been implemented on the website. Via this tag, a direct connection to the Pinterest servers is established when visiting the website. This transmits to the Pinterest server which of our pages you have visited. Pinterest assigns this information to your personal Pinterest user account if you are logged into the social network. When you visit Pinterest, you will then be shown personalized, interest-based Pinterest ads.
If you reach our website via a pin on the Pinterest social network, a cookie for conversion tracking is placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Pinterest and we can recognize that you clicked on the pin and were redirected to this page. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie serves the purpose of creating conversion statistics and thus optimizing our website. In doing so, the following information, among others, can be processed: Total number of users who clicked on one of our pins and were redirected to our website, sub-pages visited on our website (e.g. category or product pages), search queries on our website, your shopping cart contents, completed transactions.
Your data may be transferred to the USA. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate guarantees for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
For more information on the collection and use of data by Pinterest, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Pinterest's privacy policy at https://policy.pinterest.com/privacy-policy. 

Use of TikTok Pixel
We use the TikTok Pixel of TikTok Technology Limited (10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland; "TikTok Ireland") and TikTok Information Technologies UK Limited (6th Floor, One London Wall, London, EC2Y 5EB, United Kingdom; "TikTok UK") on our website. Both companies are the joint data controllers (hereinafter "TikTok").
The purpose of the data processing is to identify and analyze our customers' website traffic and to better target customers by serving targeted advertisements and evaluating the effectiveness of advertisements on TikTok. For this purpose, TikTok uses technologies such as cookies and pixels that enable recognition of your browser. In doing so, the following information, among others, may be collected and transmitted to TikTok: Date and time of visit, information about the browser and device type you use, screen resolution, IP address. TikTok may associate this information with your personal TikTok user account. From the data collected in this way, usage profiles can be created using pseudonyms. However, a personal identification of the users is not possible by this.
Your data may be transferred to third countries, such as the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The transfer of data to third countries without an adequacy decision is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as suitable guarantees for the protection of personal data, which can be viewed at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-dataprotection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of § 25 para. 1 p. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
For more information on data protection, please visit https://www.tiktok.com/legal/new-privacy-policy?lang=de-DE and https://ads.tiktok.com/i18n/official/policy/controller-to-controller. 

Plug-ins and other

Use of the Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "Google") on our website.
This application is used to manage JavaScript tags and HTML tags that are used to implement tracking and analysis tools in particular. The data processing serves the purpose of demand-oriented design and optimization of our website.
The Google Tag Manager itself neither stores cookies nor does it process personal data. However, it enables the triggering of other tags that can collect and process personal data.
More information on terms of use and data protection can be found here https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

Use of social plug-ins

We use plug-ins of social networks on our website. The integration of social plug-ins and the data processing that takes place serves the purpose of optimizing advertising for our products.
When social plug-ins are integrated, a link is established between your computer and the servers of the social network providers and the plug-in is displayed on the page by notifying your browser, provided you have expressly consented to this. In this process, both your IP address and the information about which of our pages you have visited are transmitted to the provider servers. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to the social network. Transmission also takes place for non-registered or non-logged-in users. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the collected information can also be assigned to your corresponding profiles. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. by pressing the button), this information is also assigned to your user account. You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your social media accounts before visiting our website and activating the buttons.
The use of cookies or comparable technologies takes place with your consent on the basis of Section 25 (1) sentence 1 TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The processing of your personal data is carried out with your consent on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
Social networks named below are integrated on our website by means of social plug-ins. For more information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the linked data protection notices of the providers. 

Facebook of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland).
Meta Platforms Ireland and we are jointly responsible for the collection of your data that takes place when the service is integrated and the transmission of this data to Facebook. This is based on an agreement between us and Meta Platforms Ireland on the joint processing of personal data, which defines the respective responsibilities. The agreement can be accessed at https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible in particular for fulfilling the information obligations pursuant to Articles 13, 14 of the GDPR, for complying with the security requirements of Article 32 of the GDPR with regard to the correct technical implementation and configuration of the service, and for complying with the obligations pursuant to Articles 33, 34 of the GDPR to the extent that a personal data breach affects our obligations under the joint processing agreement. Meta Platforms Ireland has the responsibility to enable data subject rights under Art. 15 - 20 GDPR, to comply with the security requirements of Art. 32 GDPR with respect to the security of the Service, and to comply with the obligations under Art. 33, 34 GDPR to the extent that a personal data breach affects Meta Platforms Ireland's obligations under the Joint Processing Agreement.
Your data may be transferred to the USA. No adequacy decision of the EU Commission is available for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum.
For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Instagram of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland):
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.
LinkedIn of LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-privacy-policy
Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA.

Pinterest of Pinterest Inc. (635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
Your data may be transferred to the USA. No EU Commission adequacy decision is available for the USA.

Use of social plug-ins by means of the "2-click solution"
We use plug-ins of social networks on our website by means of the "2-click solution". In this case, no connections to the servers of the social networks are established without your express consent and consequently no data is transmitted.
With the standard integration of plug-ins, when you call up the pages of our website that contain such a plug-in, a link is established between your computer and the servers of the social network providers and the plug-in is displayed on the page by notifying your browser. In this process, both your IP address and the information about which of our pages you have visited are transmitted to the provider servers. This applies regardless of whether you are registered or logged in to the social network. Transmission also takes place for non-registered or non-logged-in users. If you are also logged into the social network Facebook, this information will be assigned to your personal user account. When using the plug-in functions (e.g. by pressing the button), this information is also assigned to your user account, which you can only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in. In order for you to retain control over your data, we have decided to deactivate the corresponding button for the time being. You can recognize this by the grayed-out button. Without your express consent - in the form of activating the button - no link to the social network server will be established and consequently no data will be transmitted.
Only when you activate the button, the button becomes active (highlighted in color) and a direct connection to the servers of the social network is established.
By activating it, you give your consent to the transmission of your data to the respective provider of the social network. Here, among other things, both your IP address and the information about which of our pages you have visited are transmitted. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the collected information will also be assigned to your corresponding profiles. You can only prevent this assignment by logging out of your user accounts with the social networks before visiting our website and before activating the buttons.
Social networks named below are integrated by means of the "2-click function". For more information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of the data, as well as your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the linked data protection notices of the providers. 

Facebook of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland): https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Your data may be transferred to the USA. No adequacy decision of the EU Commission is available for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum.

Instagram of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland):
http://instagram.com/legal/privacy/ (http://instagram.com/legal/privacy/
Your data may be transferred to the USA. There is no EU Commission adequacy decision for the USA. The data transfer is based, among other things, on standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection/standard-contractual-clauses-scc_de.

LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland):
https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?trk=uno-reg-guest-home-privacy-policy
https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
Your data may be transferred to the USA. No EU Commission adequacy decision is available for the USA.

Pinterest of Pinterest Inc. (635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA): https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
https://help.pinterest.com/de/articles/personalization-and-data
Your data may be transferred to the USA. No EU Commission adequacy decision is available for the USA.

Use of YouTube
We use the function for embedding YouTube videos of Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; "YouTube") on our website.YouTube is a company affiliated with Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").
The function displays videos deposited with YouTube in an iFrame on the website. The option "Extended data protection mode" is activated. As a result, YouTube does not store any information about visitors to the website. Only when you watch a video is information about it transmitted to YouTube and stored there. Your data may be transmitted to the USA. There is no adequacy decision of the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer takes place, among other things, on the basis of standard contractual clauses as appropriate safeguards for the protection of personal data, viewable at: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks.
The processing of your personal data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in the demand-oriented and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
For more information about the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google, about your rights in this regard and options for protecting your privacy, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy.

Data subject rights and storage period


Duration of storage

After complete processing of the contract, the data will initially be stored for the duration of the warranty period, thereafter taking into account statutory, in particular tax and commercial law retention periods, and then deleted after expiry of the period, unless you have consented to further processing and use.

Rights of the data subject
You are entitled to the following rights according to Art. 15 to 20 DSGVO if the legal requirements are met: right to information, to correction, to deletion, to restriction of processing, to data portability.
In addition, according to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, you have the right to object to processing based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO and to processing for the purpose of direct marketing.

Right of complaint to the supervisory authority

In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful.

You can lodge a complaint with, among others, the supervisory authority responsible for us, which you can reach at the following contact details:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg
Königstrasse 10 a
70173 Stuttgart
Phone: +49 711 6155410
Fax: +49 711 61554115
E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

Right of objection

If the personal data processing listed here is based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to this processing with effect for the future at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation.
After the objection has been made, the processing of the data concerned will be terminated, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

If personal data processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you may object to this processing at any time by notifying us. After the objection has been made, we will stop processing the data concerned for the purpose of direct marketing.

Last update: 14.11.2022