We process your data exclusively on the basis of the legal provisions (DSGVO, TKG 2003). In this data protection information, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our website.
We have written this privacy statement to explain to you, in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, what information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you have as a visitor to this website.
Unfortunately, these explanations sound very technical , however, we have tried to describe things as simply and clearly as possible when creating them.
If you contact us by form on the website or by e‑mail, the data you provide will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the request and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
Automatic data storage
When you visit websites nowadays, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website.
When you visit our website as you are doing right now, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as the IP address of your device, the addresses of the visited subpages, details about your browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Edge,…) and date as well as time. We do not use this data and generally do not pass it on, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be viewed in the event of unlawful behavior.
Storage of personal data
Personal data that you transmit to us electronically on this website, such as name, e‑mail address, address or other personal information in the context of submitting a form or comments on the blog, are used by us together with the time and IP address only for the purpose stated in each case, stored securely and not disclosed to third parties.
We thus use your personal data only for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact and for the processing of the services and products offered on this website. We do not disclose your personal data without your consent, but we cannot exclude the possibility that this data may be accessed in the event of unlawful conduct.
You agree that the data, namely: Personal data (name, IP, date of birth, title, academic degree, language, …), personal characteristics (gender), address data (address, postal code, telephone number, e‑mail address, , …), payment data (account data, credit card data, … ), transaction data (bookings, cancellations, …), receivables (open receivables, payment status, …), product data (offer, price, tariff, product, …), communication data (e‑mails, letters, …), order data (contact person, client, date, time, …), tracking data (google, analytics, …). ), tracking data (google Analytics, browser type, version and number, operating system, …) and all data disclosed by you in the course of the business relationship for the purpose of contract performance and support as well as for our own advertising purposes, for example to send offers, advertising brochures and newsletters (in paper and electronic form) are automatically determined, stored and processed by us.
In the event of the conclusion of a contract, all data from the contractual relationship will be stored until the expiry of the retention period under tax law (currently at least 7 years). For the assertion and/or defense of claims from/to/through the contractual relationship, the storage period may — for legitimate interest — be up to 30 years.
You expressly consent to electronic mail being sent to you for advertising purposes until revoked. This consent can be revoked at any time in writing by e‑mail, fax or letter to the contact details given in the imprint.
The data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 para 3 TKG as well as Art 6 para 1 lit a (consent) and/or lit b (necessary for the performance of the contract) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO. Our concern in terms of the DSGVO (legitimate interest) is the improvement of our offer and our website.
If you send us personal data by e‑mail — thus away from this website — we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data unencrypted by e‑mail.
There is no data transfer to third parties, with the exception of the transfer of payment data to the processing banking institutions / payment service providers for the purpose of debiting the purchase price and to our tax advisor to fulfill our tax obligations.
There is also a transfer of data to third parties in the context of the services to be provided to technical service providers (hosting provider, technical infrastructure, e‑mail dispatch, …) as well as to exercise the contractually assured rights and obligations.
You agree, revocable at any time, that the data listed may be used to check your creditworthiness and credit rating prior to the conclusion of the contract with the credit rating databases of SCHUFA Holding AG, creditPass ® telego! Risiko Management, Deltavista GmbH, Schimmelpfeng Creditmanagement GmbH, Wirtschaftsauskunftei Wisur GmbH and/or to the Kreditschutzverband 1870.
In addition, in the event of late payment or for other legal reasons (disputing a contractual relationship, allegation of an illegal act by a third party), the data listed will be passed on to a collection agency and/or a lawyer and/or the competent court for the purpose of asserting the claims in court.
You are generally entitled to the rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in some way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.
TLS encryption with https
We use https to transmit data in a tap-proof manner on the Internet. By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognize the use of this protection of data transmission by the small lock symbol in the upper left corner of the browser and the use of the scheme https as part of our internet address.
Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.
A cookie is a short data packet that is exchanged between the web browser and the web server, but is completely meaningless to the latter and only acquires meaning for the web application, e.g. an online store, such as the contents of a virtual shopping cart.
There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies are created by our website, third-party cookies are created by other websites (e.g. Google Analytics).
There are three categories of cookies: strictly necessary cookies to ensure basic website functionality, functional cookies to ensure website performance, and goal-oriented cookies to improve the user experience.
If you do not wish this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you only allow this in individual cases.
You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or deactivate cookies at any time. The procedure for doing this varies by browser, it is best to search for the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “disable cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. Edge, Firefox, Safari.
Provision of chargeable services
We have partially outsourced our payment transactions to Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim. When a payment is made via Digistore24, the following data, among others, is collected for the processing of the order: First name, last name, e‑mail address, as well as billing address.
The data will be stored due to a contract (eg order a product) initially until the statute of limitations. In accordance with commercial and tax obligations, we also retain the personal data to be stored.
We have partially outsourced our payment transactions to elopay GmbH, Skalitzer Straße 138, 10999 Berlin, Germany. When a payment is made via elopay GmbH, the following data, among others, is collected for the processing of the order: First name, last name, e‑mail address, as well as billing address.
Due to a conclusion of a contract (e.g. order of a product), the data will initially be stored until the statute of limitations expires. In accordance with commercial and tax obligations, we also retain the personal data to be stored.
For the provision of paid services, we may request additional data in order to guarantee the execution of the contract. For the execution of the contract, we forward personal data to our service providers, transport and shipping companies. The data will be stored in accordance with commercial and tax obligations.
Your personal data for purchase and order are necessary for the contract execution, because without these data a contract can not be concluded. For advertising purposes and for interest-based advertising selection, we process your name and contact details and the criteria for advertising selection only until you object.
We use your name and, if applicable, your address for further information about interesting products and services. For business customers, we use the telephone number in the case of presumed consent for telephone advertising.
When you sign up for our newsletter, you submit the above personal data and give us the right to contact you by e‑mail. We use the data stored as part of the registration for the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass it on.
If you unsubscribe from the newsletter — you will find the link for this at the bottom of each newsletter — we will delete all data that was stored with the registration to the newsletter.
You will only receive newsletters, e‑mails or other electronic messages with promotional information from us with your consent or on the basis of a legal permission. Within the scope of the newsletter registration, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e‑mail to the specified e‑mail address and only after confirmation of this e‑mail (e.g. by clicking on a confirmation link) your registration becomes effective. If you no longer wish to receive a newsletter from us, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.
The newsletter is sent by means of “ActiveCampaign”, a newsletter sending platform located at 1 N Dearborn, 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601, United States.
The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their other data described in the context of this notice, are stored on ActiveCampaign’s servers in the United States. ActiveCampaign uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, ActiveCampaign may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and display of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, ActiveCampaign does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass the data on to third parties.
We send newsletters with MailChimp and use functions of the newsletter service MailChimp of the company The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA on this website to collect newsletter registrations.
General information about MailChimp
Newsletter Sign Up
When you sign up for our newsletter on our website, the data you enter is stored by MailChimp.
Deletion of your data
You can withdraw your consent to receive our newsletter at any time within the received email by clicking on the link at the bottom. Once you have unsubscribed by clicking on the unsubscribe link, your data will be deleted from MailChimp.
When you receive a newsletter via MailChimp, information such as IP address, browser type and email program is stored to give us information about the performance of our newsletter. MailChimp can determine whether the email has arrived, whether it has been opened and whether links have been clicked by means of the images called web beacons integrated in the HTML emails (details can be found at https://kb.mailchimp.com/reports/about-open-tracking). All this information is stored on MailChimp’s servers, not on this website.
MailChimp order data processing contract
We have concluded an order data processing contract (Data Processing Addendum) with MailChimp. This contract serves to safeguard your personal data and ensures that MailChimp adheres to the applicable data protection regulations and does not pass on your personal data to third parties.
More information about this contract can be found at http://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/.
We use Google Fonts from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website. Google Fonts are used without authentication and no cookies are sent to the Google Fonts API. If you have an account with Google, none of your Google account information is transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google only records the usage of CSS and the fonts used and stores this data securely. You can find out more about these and other issues at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.
You can read more about what data is collected by Google and what it is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use Google Maps from the company Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) on our website.
By using the functions of this map, data is transmitted to Google. You can find out which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use Google Analytics on this website from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to statistically analyze visitor data. In doing so, Google Analytics uses target-oriented cookies.
Our concern in terms of the DSGVO is the improvement of our offer and our website. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, user data is pseudonymized. The data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of § 96 para 3 TKG as well as Art 6 EU-DSGVO para 1 lit a (consent) and/or f (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO.
Deactivation of data collection by Google Analytics
You can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Google Analytics Data Processing Addendum
We have entered into a direct customer agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics by accepting the “Data Processing Addendum” in Google Analytics.
You can find out more about the data processing addendum for Google Analytics here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3379636?hl=de&utm_id=ad
Google Analytics deactivation link
If you click on the following deactivation link, you can prevent Google from collecting further visits to this website. Attention: Deleting cookies, using the incognito/private mode of your browser, or using a different browser will result in data being collected again.
Deactivate Google Analytics
Google Analytics IP anonymization
We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymization on this website. This feature was developed by Google to enable this website to comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations of local data protection authorities if they prohibit storage of the full IP address. The anonymization or masking of the IP takes place as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before any storage or processing of the data takes place.
More information on IP anonymization can be found at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.
Google Analytics reports on demographic characteristics and interests.
We have enabled promotional reporting features in Google Analytics. The demographic characteristics and interests reports contain information on age, gender and interests. This allows us — without being able to assign this data to individual persons — to get a better picture of our users. You can learn more about advertising features at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad.
You can stop the use of the activities and information of your Google account under “Settings for advertising” on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated via checkbox.
We use Hotjar of Limited (Level 2, St Julian’s Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julian’s STJ 1000, Malta) on this website to statistically analyze visitor data. Hotjar is a service that analyzes user behavior and feedback on websites through a combination of analytics and feedback tools. Hotjar-based websites have a tracking code embedded on their websites that is transmitted to our servers located in Ireland (EU). This tracking code contacts Hotjar’s servers and sends a script to the computer or device you use to access the Hotjar-based website. The script collects certain data related to the user’s interaction with the corresponding web page. This data is then sent to Hotjar’s servers for processing.
If you do not want Hotjar to collect your data, you can activate the Hotjar Opt Out. There you have the option to disable or re-enable the collection of data by Hotjar by simply clicking on the red disable Hotjar button. Note: Deleting cookies, using the incognito/private mode of your browser, or using a different browser will result in data being collected again.
We use on this website functions of Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
You can find out which functions (social plug-ins) Facebook provides at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
By visiting our website, information may be transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, Facebook can assign this data to your personal account. If you do not wish this to happen, please log out of Facebook.
We use on this site of the video service YouTube, the company YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
By calling up pages of our website that have integrated YouTube videos, data is transmitted to YouTube, stored and evaluated.
If you have a YouTube account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
You can find out what data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
On this website, we use functions of Twitter, a social network of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2 D02 AX07, Ireland.
As a result, personal data may also be transferred to Twitter. We do not monitor this data exchange and do not store anything about it.
If you have an account with Twitter, you can change your privacy settings in the account settings at https://twitter.com/settings/account.
On our website, we use functions of Google+, the social network of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
If you want to make full use of the functions offered, you need a Google account.
Even when using the functions (Google +1 buttons, Google+ badge, Follow button, Google+ Share button and link, Sign-In button, Hangout button) without a Google account, information is already transmitted to Google.
If you are logged in with your Google account while using the above functions, your data will be published worldwide depending on the setting on https://plus.google.com/settings/ and collected and evaluated by Google.
You can read which data is collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We use functions of the social media network Instagram of the company Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA on our website.
With the functions for embedding Instagram content (embed function), we can display images and videos.
By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Instagram, stored and evaluated.
If you have an Instagram account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored therein.
We use functions of the social media network LinkedIn of the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA on our website.
By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.
If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
We use buttons and widgets of the social media network Pinterest, of the company Pinterest Inc,808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA on our site.
By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to Pinterest, stored and evaluated.
We use functions of the social media network SoundCloud of the company SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany on our website.
By using SoundCloud functions such as playing music, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to SoundCloud, stored and analyzed.
If you have a SoundCloud account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
We use functions of the social media network XING of the company XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany on our website.
By calling up pages that use such functions, data (IP address, browser data, date and time, cookies) are transmitted to XING, stored and evaluated.
If you have a XING account and are logged in, this data will be assigned to your personal account and the data stored in it.
We use on this website the Facebook Pixel from Facebook, a social media network of the company Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.
The code implemented on this page can evaluate the behavior of visitors who have arrived at this website from a Facebook advertisement. This can be used to improve Facebook ads and this data is collected and stored by Facebook. The collected data is not visible to us but can only be used in the context of ad placements. Cookies are also set through the use of the Facebook Pixel code.
By using the Facebook pixel, the visit to this website is communicated to Facebook so that visitors can see suitable ads on Facebook. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to this website will be associated with your Facebook user account.
You can find out how the Facebook pixel is used for advertising campaigns at https://www.facebook.com/business/learn/facebook-ads-pixel.
You can change your preferences for Facebook ads at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen, provided you are logged into Facebook. You can manage your preferences regarding usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/. You can disable or enable many providers at once there, or set preferences for individual providers.
For more information on Facebook’s data policy, please visit https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
We use Google AdSense on this website, the advertising program of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA).
In the process, data on the displayed advertising media and your IP address may be transmitted to servers in the USA and evaluated there.
In AdSense cookies are intended to enable better advertising, the cookies do not contain personalized data. Google AdSense sends a cookie to the browser after each impression, click and other activity that leads to a call to the Google Adsense servers. If the browser accepts the cookie, it is stored there.
Third-party vendors may, as part of AdSense, place and read cookies on your browser or use web beacons to store data they obtain through ad delivery on the site. Web beacons are small graphics that enable log file recording and log file analysis that are used for statistical analysis for online marketing.
You can delete cookies that are already on your computer or disable cookies at any time. The procedure for doing so varies by browser, it is best to search the instructions in Google using the search term “delete cookies chrome” or “disable cookies chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser or replace the word “chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g. edge, firefix, safari.
Disable personalized advertising
If you have a Google account, you can disable personalized advertising at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated. Even in the case of disabling personalization of ads, you may continue to see ads based on factors such as your approximate location derived from your IP address, browser type, and recent search terms used.
You can read about what data Google collects and what it is used for at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
We are participants in the Amazon affiliate program which enables the placement of Amazon advertisements and affiliate links on websites. Through this placement of Amazon ads, an advertising fee is generated.
The data controller within the meaning of data protection laws is Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l., Amazon EU S.à.r.l, Amazon Services Europe S.à.r.l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r.l., all four located 5, Rue Plaetis, L‑2338 Luxembourg and Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH, Domagkstr. 28, 80807 Munich. Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH, Marcel-Breuer-Str. 12, 80807 Munich, Germany, acts as data processor on their behalf.
We take all possible and economically reasonable state-of-the-art measures to protect the customer data stored with us (e.g. SSL-encrypted login mask). However, we are not liable if third parties unlawfully obtain control of this data and continue to use it.