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This privacy statement clarifies the kind, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presences, e.g. our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. “personal data” or their “processing”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the european General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR).

Responsible provider:

sms77 e.K. owner Christian Leo, Willestr. 4-6, 24103 Kiel, Germany
Register court: Amtsgericht Kiel, Register number: HRA 9532 KI

Phone: +49 431 600 4985 – 1

Email: support@sms77.io

Types of processed data:

Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. email, phone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g. contractual object, term, customer category), payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history), usage data (e.g. statistics), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Processing of special categories of data (Article 9 (1) GDPR):

In principle, no special categories of data are processed unless they are transferred by the users to the processing, e.g. by completing an online form.

Categories of persons affected by the processing:

  • Customers / prospects / suppliers.
  • Visitors and users of the online offer.

In the following, we collectively refer to the affected persons as “users”.

Purpose of processing:

  • Providing the online offer, its contents and functions.
  • Provision of contractual services, support and customer care.
  • Answering contact requests and communication with users.
  • Safety measures.

As of: 15.05.2018

Relevant legal bases

  • Pursuant to Article 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is not mentioned, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Article 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the affected persons or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. d GDPR is the legal basis.

Changes and updates to the privacy statement

  • Please inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy statement. We will adjust the privacy statement as soon as the changes to the data processing we make require it. We will notify you as soon as the changes require your participation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Safety measures

  • Pursuant to Article 32 GDPR and into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the kind, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk; In particular, measures include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the related access, input, passing on, ensuring of availability and separation. In addition, we have established procedures that ensure a perception of rights of persons affected, the erasure of data and the reaction to endangering data. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data already in the development and with selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection by technology design and by privacy-friendly default settings into account (Article 25 GDPR).
  • In particular, the safety measures include the encrypted transfer of data between your browser and our server.

Cooperation with order processors and third parties

  • If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (order processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR to fulfill the contract), if you have consented, a legal obligation so provides or based on our legitimate interests (e.g. in cooperation with agents, webhosters, etc.).
  • If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

  • If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of services by third parties or for disclosure / transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Article 44 et seq. GDPR. That means, the processing is done e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized statement of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU (e.g. the Privacy Shield of the USA) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

Rights of the affected persons

  • You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the concerning data is being processed and for disclosure of this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
  • In accordance with Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the concerning data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Article 18 GDPR.
  • You have the right to demand to get the data concerning to you, which you have provided to us, in accordance with Article 20 GDPR, and to request their transmission to other persons responsible.
  • According to Article 77 GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of revocation

  • You have the right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Article 7 (3) GDPR with future effect.

Right of objection

  • You may at any time object to the future processing of data affecting you in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. The objection may in particular be made against processing for purposes of direct marketing.

Cookies and right of objection in case of direct marketing

We use temporary and permanent cookies, ie small files stored on users’ devices (explanation of term and function, see last section of this privacy statement). In part, the cookies are used for security or to operate our online offer (for example, for the presentation of the website) or to save the user’s decision when confirming the cookie banner. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies for measurement of reach and for marketing purposes, which users are informed about in the course of the privacy statement.

  • A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be found at a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please note that in this case not all features of this online offer may be used.

Deletion of data

  • The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their process pursuant to Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legal purposes, its processing is restricted. That means, the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.
  • According to legal requirements, the storage takes place in particular for 6 years pursuant to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balances, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years pursuant to § 147 paragraph 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).

Provision of contractual services

  • We process inventory data (e.g., names and addresses as well as contact details of users), contract data (e.g., services used, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The entries marked as obligatory in the online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.
  • Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their data. As part of the registration, the necessary mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and can not be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination before the contract ends. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
  • As part of the registration and sign ups as well as use of our online services, the IP address and the time of the respective user action will be saved. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. c GDPR.
  • The deletion takes place after expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation); Information in the customer account remains until its deletion.

Credit check

  • If we make an advance payment (for example, when purchasing on invoice), we reserve the right for the protection of legitimate interests to obtain identity and credit information for the purpose of assessing the credit risk on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures from specialized service providers (credit reporting agencies).
  • As part of the credit check, we disclose the following personal data of the customer (name, postal address, date of birth, details of the type of contract, bank details) to credit reporting agencies.
  • To prevent fraud, we use the services of the provider Maxmind, Inc., 14 Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA 02451, United States. For this purpose, we have concluded a contract with Maxmind with so-called standard contractual clauses, in which Maxmind undertakes to process user data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the EU data protection level. Further, Maxmind is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000004ELRAA2&status=Active)
  • We process the information obtained by the credit reporting agencies on the statistical probability of a payment default in the context of an appropriate discretionary decision on the creation, implementation and termination of the contractual relationship. We reserve the right, in the case of a negative result of the credit check, to refuse payment on invoice or any other advance payment.
  • The decision as to whether we make any advance payments is made in accordance with Article 22 GDPR solely on the basis of an automated decision on a case-by-case basis, which our software carries out on the basis of the information provided by the credit reporting agency.
  • If we obtain an explicit consent from you, the legal basis for the credit check and the transmission of the customer’s data to the credit reporting agency is the consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a, 7 GDPR. If no consent is obtained, our legitimate interests in the reliability of the payment claim are the legal basis pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f. GDPR.

Contact

  • When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are used for processing the contact request and its handling in accordance with Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
  • User information can be stored in our Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM System”) or similar request organization.
  • We use the “intercom.io” CRM system of the provider Intercom Inc., 98 Battery Street, Suite 402, San Francisco, CA 94111, USA, based on our legitimate interests (efficient and rapid processing of user requests). For this purpose, we have concluded a contract with intercom.io with so-called standard contractual clauses in which intercom.io undertakes to process user data only in accordance with our instructions and to comply with the EU data protection level. Further, intercom.io is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNQvAAO&status=Active).
  • We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the necessity every two years; Inquiries from customers who have a customer account, we store permanently and refer for deletion on the information of the customer account. In the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).

Comments and posts

  • If users leave comments or other posts, their IP addresses will be stored for 7 days based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
  • This is done for our own safety, in the event that someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Akismet Anti-Spam-Check

Our online offering uses the service “Akismet” offered by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The use is done on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1)lit. f GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this, all comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for purpose of comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.
Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law. (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).
For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to refrain from entering the name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we see no other alternatives that work equally effectively.

Collection of access data and log files

  • On the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, we collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
  • Logfile information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

Online presence in social media

  • We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions as well as the data processing guidelines apply of their respective operators.
  • Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Statement, we process users’ data as long as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, for example leave posts on our online presence or send us messages.

Cookies & reach measurement

  • Cookies are information transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to users’ web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.
  • We use “session cookies” that are only stored for the duration of the current visit to our online presence (for example, to enable the storage of your login status or the shopping cart function and thus the use of our online offer at all). In a session cookie, a randomly generated unique identification number is stored, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies can not save any other data. Session cookies will be deleted if you have finished using our online offer and you have e.g. log out or close the browser.
  • About the use of cookies as part of pseudonymous reach measurement users are informed in the context of this privacy statement.
  • If users do not want that cookies are stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the corresponding option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
  • You may object to the use of cookies, used for reach measurement and promotional purposes, through the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the european website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Google Analytics

  • We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer pusruant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
  • Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
  • Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. For this, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
  • We use Google Analytics to display advertisements, which are part of advertising services of Google and its partners, only to those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (for example interests in specific topics or products that are determined by means of the websites visited) that we submit to Google (so-called “Remarketing” or “Google Analytics Audiences”). With help of Remarketing Audiences, we also want to make sure that our ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying.
  • We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users 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. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
  • The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
  • For more information about data usage by Google, setting and objection options, visit the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners („Data usage by Google in your use of websites or apps of our partners“), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads („Data usage for advertising purposes“), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated(„Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising“).

Google Re / marketing services

  • On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), we use the marketing and remarketing services (“Google Marketing Services”) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
  • Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
  • Google Marketing Services allows us to better target advertisements for and on our website so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user sees ads for products he’s been interested in on other websites is called remarketing. For these purposes when calling our or other webseites on which Google Marketing Services are active, a Google Code immediately is executed by Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons”) are incorporated into the website. With their help, the user is provided with an individual cookie, i. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies can be set by different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby in the context of Google Analytics we announce that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases the full length is transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other offers from Google. The above information may also be linked by Google with such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, ads tailored to him can be displayed according to his interests.
  • The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google marketing services. For example, Google does not store and process users’ names or e-mail addresses, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. That means, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the United States
  • Among the Google marketing services we use is the online advertising program “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different “conversion cookie”. Cookies can not be tracked through the websites of AdWords customer. The information collected through the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customer who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customer will see the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.
  • Also we can use the service “Google Optimizer”. Google Optimizer allows us with the help of so-called “A / B-Testings” to understand how various changes of a website affect (for example, changes in the input fields, the design, etc.). For these purposes, cookies are stored on users’ devices. Thereby, only pseudonymous data of the users are processed.
  • For more information about Google’s data usage for marketing purposes, see the overview page: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads, Google’s Privacy Statement is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
  • To object to interest-based advertising through Google Marketing Services, you can use of Google’s setting and opt-out options: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Facebook, Custom Audiences and Facebook Marketing Services

  • Within our online offering, due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offering and for these purposes, we use the so-called “Facebook Pixel” of the social network Facebook, published by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are located in the EU, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
  • Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
  • With the help of Facebook Pixel, it is on the one hand possible for Facebook to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook Ads we have posted only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (for example interests in specific topics or products that are determined by means of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of Facebook Pixel, we also want to make sure that our Facebook ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of Facebook pixel we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).
  • The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook’s data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on the presentation of Facebook Ads, can be find in the data usage policy of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Special information and details about Facebook Pixel and how it works can be found in the Help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.
  • You may object to the gathering by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads you get displayed within Facebook, you can call the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on the usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, that means they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
  • You may also object to the use of cookies, used for reach measurement and promotional purposes, through the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the european website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Facebook Social Plugins

  • On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), we use Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland (“Facebook”).
    The plugins can show interaction elements or contents (for example videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the term “Like” or a “thumbs up” character) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
  • Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
  • When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by it into the online offer. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our knowledge.
  • By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from his device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
  • The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users, these can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
  • If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and objections regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the european website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. he settings are platform-independent, that means they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Newsletter

  • With the following notes we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the sign up, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
  • Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter referred to as “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. If in the context of the registration to the newsletter its contents are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.
  • Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. In other words, you will receive an email after you sign up, requesting confirmation of your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign email addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the sign up and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the email service provider will be logged.
  • Email service provider: The newsletter is sent by means of rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany, hereinafter referred to as “email service provider”. The privacy policy of the email service provider can be viewed here: https://www.rapidmail.de/datenschutzbestimmungen.
  • Furthermore, the email service provider may, according to its own information, use this data in a pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, for example for the technical optimization of transmission and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients are. However, the email service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to contact them on his own or to pass the data on to third parties.
  • Registration data: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your email address.
  • Success measurement – The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, which is a pixel-sized file that is called from the server of the email service provider when the newsletter is opened. In context to this call first technical information are gathered, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of call. This information is used for technical improvement of services based on the technical data or the target group and their reading habits in connection their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our endeavor nor that of the email service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
  • The distribution of the newsletter and the success measurement are done on the basis of a consent of the recipient pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. a, Article 7 GDPR in the sence of § 7 (2) No. 3 UWG or on the basis of legal permission pursuant to § 7 (3) UWG.
  • The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR and serves as proof of consent to the receipt of the newsletter.
  • Termination / revocation – You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, which means to revoke your consent. A link to unsubscribe the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. If the users have only subscribed to the newsletter and terminated this registration, their personal data will be deleted.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

  • Within our online offer and based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer pursuant to Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter collectively referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the transmit the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and among other include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web sites, visit time as well as other information regarding the use of our online offer and also be connected to such information from other sources.
  • The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers as well as their contents and links to their privacy statements, which contain further notes on the processing of data and, partly already mentioned here, objection possibilities (so-called opt-out):
    • If our customers use the payment services of third parties (for example, PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), it applies the terms and conditions and the privacy policies of the respective third party providers, which are retrievable within the respective websites or transactional applications.
    • External fonts from Google, LLC., https://www.google.com/fonts („Google Fonts“). The integration of Google fonts is done by a server call on Google (usually in the US). Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
    • Maps of the service „Google Maps“ are provided by the third-party Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
    • Videos of the platform “YouTube” are provided by the third-party Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
    • Within our online offer the features of the Google+ service are included. These features are offered by the third party Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you’re logged in to your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Google+ profile by clicking the Google+ button. This allows Google to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Google+. Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
    • Within our online offer we use the marketing functions (so-called “LinkedIn Insight Tag”) of the network LinkedIn. Providers is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is built. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. In particular, the LinkedIn Insight Tag allows us to analyze the success of our campaigns within LinkedIn, or to determine target groups based on how users interact with our online offering. If you are registered with LinkedIn, LinkedIn will be able to associate your interaction with our online offering with your user account. Also if you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Privacy statement: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
    • We obtain your consent to the processing of personal data on the behalf of Albacross Nordic AB (“Albacross”).Information collected from cookies set in your device that qualify as personal data will be processed by Albacross, a company offering lead identification and ad targeting services with offices in Stockholm and Krakow. Please see below for full contact details.The purpose for the processing of the personal data is that it enables Albacross to improve a service rendered to us and our website (e.g “Lead Generation” service), by adding data to their database about companies.The data that is collected and used by Albacross to achieve this purpose is information about the IP-address from which you visited our website, and technical information that enables Albacross to tell apart different visitors from the same IP-address. Albacross stores the domain from form input in order to correlate the IP-address with your employer.For the full information about our processing of personal information, please see our full Privacy Policy.You may at any time withdraw your consent to this processing. Such withdrawal may be made either by contacting us, or by contacting Albacross directly.Albacross Nordic AB
      Companyreg. no 556942-7338
      Kungsgatan 26
      111 35 Stockholm, Sweden
      www.albacross.com – contact@albacross.com
    • Within our online offer features of the service / platform Twitter may be integrated(hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. The features include the presentation of our posts within Twitter within our online offering, linking to our profile on Twitter, as well as the ability to interact with Twitter’s posts and features, as well as measuring whether users are redirected to our online offer via the ads we’ve posted on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and provides an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy statement: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.
    • We use functions of the network XING. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that includes Xing features, a connection to the Xing servers is built. A storage of personal data is not done thereby to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behavior is evaluated. Privacy statement: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.
    • The external code of the JavaScript framework “jQuery” is operated by the third party provider jQuery Foundation, https://jquery.org.
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