Data protection declaration
1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) is Sara Stichnote, Antwerpener Str. 24, 50672 Cologne, Germany, Tel.: 015253745473, E-Mail: email@example.com. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or requests to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the character string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.
2) Data collection when visiting our website
When you use our website for purely informational purposes, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you call up our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display the website:
- Our visited website
- Date and time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in byte
- Source/reference from which you accessed the site
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
Hosting by Shopify
We use the shop system of the service provider Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland ("Shopify"), for the purpose of hosting and displaying the online shop on the basis of processing on our behalf. All data collected on our website is processed on Shopify's servers. As part of the Shopify services described above, data may also be transferred to Shopify Inc, 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada, Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc, Shopify Payments (USA) Inc or Shopify (USA) Inc as part of further processing on behalf of Shopify. In the event that data is transferred to Shopify Inc. in Canada, an adequacy finding by the European Commission will ensure an adequate level of data protection. Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc. and Shopify (USA) Inc. in the USA have been certified for the us-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.
Further information on Shopify's data protection can be found on the following website: https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz
Any further processing on servers other than the aforementioned by Shopify will only take place within the framework notified below.
To make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be seen in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.
Partially, cookies serve to simplify the ordering process by storing settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO either for the purpose of implementing the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for each browser under the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
5) Contacting us
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and insofar as there are no legal obligations to retain data contrary to this.
6) Data processing when opening a customer account and for the purpose of contract processing
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide us with this data for the purpose of implementing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above mentioned address of the person responsible. We store and use the data you provide us with to process the contract. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by us.
7) Use of your data for direct advertising
7.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Obligatory information for the transmission of the newsletter is only your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on a corresponding link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned above. After you have cancelled your subscription, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.
7.2 Newsletter dispatch via MailChimp
The dispatch of our e-mail newsletters is carried out by the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/), to whom we pass on the data you provided during the newsletter registration. This disclosure is made in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.
MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are one-pixel image files stored on our website. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message was opened and which links were clicked on, if applicable. With the help of the web beacons, Mailchimp automatically generates general, non-personal statistics about the reaction behaviour to newsletter campaigns. Based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of the newsletter campaigns to optimize the advertising communication and the better orientation towards the interests of the recipients, the web beacons according to art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO but also data of the respective newsletter recipient are collected (e-mail address, time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system) and used. These data allow an individual conclusion about the newsletter recipient and are processed by Mailchimp for the automated generation of statistics which show whether a certain recipient has opened a newsletter message.
If you want to deactivate the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you have to cancel the newsletter subscription.
MailChimp can also use this data according to art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO itself due to its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties.
To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement ("Data-Processing-Agreement") with MailChimp on the basis of the standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transmission of your personal data to MailChimp. This Data-Processing-Agreement can be viewed at the following Internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/
MailChimp is also certified under the us-european data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and therefore commits itself to comply with the EU data protection regulations.
You can see the data protection regulations of MailChimp here:
8) Data processing for order processing
8.1 For the processing of your order we work together with the following service provider(s), who support us completely or partially in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data will be transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
The personal data collected by us will be transferred to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the framework of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. Your payment data will be passed on to the assigned credit institute within the scope of the payment processing, as far as this is necessary for the payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. Legal basis for the passing on of data is art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
8. 2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)
- Apple Pay
If you decide to use the "Apple Pay" payment method of Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment processing is carried out via the "Apple Pay" function of your terminal device operated with iOS, watchOS or macOS by debiting a payment card deposited with "Apple Pay". Apple Pay uses security features built into the hardware and software of your device to protect your transactions. In order to approve a payment, it is therefore necessary to enter a code previously specified by you and to verify it by means of the "Face ID" or "Touch ID" function of your end device.
For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process, together with the information about your order, is passed on to Apple in encrypted form. Apple then encrypts this data again with a developer-specific key before the data is transmitted to the payment service provider of the payment card stored in Apple Pay to execute the payment. The encryption ensures that only the website from which the purchase was made can access the payment data. After the payment has been made, Apple sends your device account number and a transaction-specific, dynamic security code to the outgoing website to confirm the payment success.
If personal data is processed in the described transmissions, the processing is carried out solely for the purpose of processing the payment in accordance with Art. 6, Paragraph 1, Letter b of the DSGVO.
Apple keeps anonymised transaction data, including the approximate amount of the purchase, the approximate date and time, and whether the transaction was successfully completed. The anonymisation completely excludes any personal reference. Apple uses the anonymised data to improve "Apple Pay" and other Apple products and services.
When you use Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch to complete a purchase made through Safari on Mac, the Mac and the authorisation device communicate via an encrypted channel on Apple servers. Apple does not process or store this information in a format that can identify you personally. You can disable the ability to use Apple Pay on your Mac in your iPhone preferences. Go to "Wallet & Apple Pay" and disable "Allow payments on Mac".
For more information about Apple Pay privacy, please visit the following web address: https://support.apple.com/de-de/HT203027
- Google Pay
f you opt for the "Google Pay" payment method of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), the payment will be processed via the "Google Pay" application of your mobile device operated with at least Android 4.4 ("KitKat") and having an NFC function by debiting a payment card deposited at Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g. PayPal). For the release of a payment via Google Pay in the amount of more than 25,- € the prior unlocking of your mobile device by the respective verification measure (such as face recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern) is required.
For the purpose of payment processing, your information provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order will be forwarded to Google. Google then transmits your payment information stored in Google Pay in the form of a uniquely assigned transaction number to the source website, which is used to verify that payment has been made. This transaction number does not contain any information about the real payment data of your means of payment deposited with Google Pay, but is created and transmitted as a uniquely valid numeric token. For all transactions via Google Pay, Google acts only as an intermediary to process the payment transaction. The transaction is carried out exclusively in the relationship between the user and the source website by charging the means of payment deposited with Google Pay.
If personal data is processed in the described transmissions, the processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain transaction-specific information for each transaction carried out via Google Pay. This includes the date, time and amount of the transaction, the merchant's location and description, a description provided by the merchant of the goods or services purchased, photos that you have attached to the transaction, the name and email address of the seller and buyer or the sender and recipient, the payment method used, your description of the reason for the transaction and, if applicable, the offer associated with the transaction.
According to Google, this processing is carried out exclusively in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, verification of transaction data and the optimisation and maintenance of the functionality of the Google Pay service.
Google also reserves the right to combine the processed transaction data with further information that is collected and stored by Google when using other Google services.
Further information on data protection at Google Pay can be found at the following Internet address:
If a Klarna payment service is selected, payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ) [https://www.klarna.com/de], Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (name, surname, street, house number, postcode, city, gender, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data related to the order (e.g. invoice amount, item, delivery method) will be forwarded to Klarna for the purpose of identity and credit assessment, provided that you have expressly agreed to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO during the ordering process. Here you can see to which credit agencies your data may be forwarded:
The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. Klarna uses the information obtained on the statistical probability of payment default to make a balanced decision on the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship.
You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible for data processing or to Klarna. However, Klarna may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process payments in accordance with the contract.
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna's data protection regulations for data subjects based in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy
or for data subjects with a registered office in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we give your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. within the framework of the payment processing, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The data will be passed on in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only to the extent necessary for the processing of payments.
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process payments in accordance with the contract.
9) Web Analytics Services
Google (Universal) Analytics
Google (Universal) Analytics without cookies
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
Instead, the local memory of your browser is used to store an individual ID assigned by Google (Universal) Analytics, which enables an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the ID about your use of this website (including the abbreviated IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there. This may also result in a transfer to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures anonymization of the IP address by abbreviation and excludes a direct personal reference. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google LLC. server in the USA and shortened there.
In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO on the basis of our justified interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services associated with website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google (Universal) Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent the collection of data generated by Google (Universal) Analytics and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again):
Deactivate Google Analytics
Further information about Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy? hl=en&gl=en
In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC., which is based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent to the above-mentioned processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the above-described possibility to make an objection.
10) Rights of the data subject
10.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the person responsible for the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:
- Right of information in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, opposition to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if not collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, where applicable. meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing concerning you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees provided under Art. 46 DPA when your data is transferred to third countries;
- right of rectification under Art. 16 DSGVO: you have the right to have incorrect data relating to you corrected without delay and/or to have incomplete data stored by us completed;
- right to have your personal data deleted in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO: you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are met. However, this right does not apply in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- right to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data which you dispute is checked, if you refuse to delete your data due to unlawful data processing and demand instead the restriction of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, after we no longer require these data after the purpose has been achieved, or if you have lodged an objection for reasons of your particular situation, as long as it has not yet been determined whether our justified reasons outweigh the objection;
- right to be informed in accordance with Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the latter is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients. Right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible;
- Right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with future effect any consent you have given to the processing of data. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;
- right of appeal under Art. 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy available to you.
10 2 RIGHT OF RESPONSIBILITY
if, in the context of a balancing of interests, we process your personal data on the basis of our overriding legitimate interest, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO SUCH PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT OF CONTRACT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA IN CONNECTION. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOU USE YOUR RIGHT OF REFUSAL, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE RELATED DATA FOR DIRECT ADVERTISEMENT PURPOSES.
11) Duration of the storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, by the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective legal storage period (e.g. storage periods under commercial and tax law).
If personal data are processed on the basis of an explicit consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned withdraws his or her consent.
If legal retention periods exist for data which are processed within the scope of legal or similar obligations based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DSGVO, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or we have no justified interest in further storage.
When personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his/her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
When personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, these data are stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data are otherwise deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.