Privacy policy

Privacy Policy

1. Privacy at a glance

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on data protection in our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the operator's contact details in the "Responsible Entity Notice" section of this privacy policy.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected in part by you providing it, for example, by entering data into a contact form.

Other data is automatically collected or with your consent when you visit the website through our IT systems. This includes primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given consent for data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Additionally, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority.

For this and for other questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time.

Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated, primarily with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. Hosting und Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Shopify

We host our website at Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland (hereinafter: "Shopify").

Shopify is a tool for creating and hosting websites. When you visit our website, Shopify collects your IP address, information about the device you are using, and your browser. Shopify also analyzes visitor numbers, visitor sources, customer behavior, and generates user statistics. When you make a purchase on our website, Shopify also collects your name, email address, delivery and billing addresses, payment data, and other data related to the purchase (e.g., phone number, amount of sales, etc.). Shopify stores cookies in your browser for these analyses.

For details, please refer to Shopify's privacy policy:
https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz.

The use of Shopify is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in a reliable presentation of our website. If the corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

3. General information and mandatory information

Data Protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is information that can be used to personally identify you. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and how we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible Entity Notice

The responsible entity for data processing on this website is:

Helene Galwas GmbH
Helene Galwas and Katja Popp
Schlossdof 7
82229 Seefeld
Germany

Phone: 089 416 137 431
Email: sales@helenegalwas.com

The responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Storage Duration

If no specific storage duration is mentioned in this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing ceases. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g., tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, deletion will occur after the expiration of these reasons.

Note on Data Transfer to the USA

On our website, tools from companies based in the USA are integrated. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective companies. We would like to point out that the USA is not a safe third country in the sense of EU data protection law. US companies are obligated to disclose personal data to security authorities without you being able to take legal action against it. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) process, evaluate, and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS BASED ON ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE, OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(1) GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INsofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21(2) GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

If there is an obligation to send us your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions using the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, deletion and correction

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
  • If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed up. As long as it is not clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State are processed.

Objecting to Promotional Emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The site operators expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising being sent, such as spam e-mails.

4. Data collection on this website

Cookies

Our website uses so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored on your end device either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically deletes them.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you want (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies for measuring the web audience). stored on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies was requested, the relevant cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

If cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you of this separately in this data protection declaration and, if necessary, ask for your consent.

Cookie Consent with Consent Manager Provider

Our website uses the cookie consent technology from Consent Manager Provider to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your end device and to document this in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Jaohawi AB, Håltegelvägen 1b, 72348 Västerås, Sweden, website: https://www.consentmanager.de (hereinafter “Consent Manager Provider”).

When you enter our website, a connection to the Consent Manager Provider servers is established in order to obtain your consent and other explanations for the use of cookies. Consent Manager Provider then stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to allocate the consent you have given or revoke it. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the consent manager provider cookie yourself, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention requirements remain unaffected.

Consent Manager Provider is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR.

Contact Form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this was queried.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Inquiry via Email, Telephone or Fax

When you contact us via email, telephone, or fax, your inquiry, including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry), is stored and processed by us for the purpose of handling your request. We do not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your inquiry is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR) if it has been requested.

The data you provide to us through contact inquiries will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after completing the processing of your inquiry). Mandatory legal provisions – especially legal retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this Website

You can register on this website to access additional features on the site. The data entered for this purpose will only be used for the use of the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full; otherwise, we will reject the registration.

For important changes, such as changes in the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we use the email address provided during registration to inform you

The processing of the data entered during registration is carried out for the purpose of performing the usage relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, for initiating further contracts (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR).

The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will be deleted afterward. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge

To display our Trusted Shops quality seal and to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order, the Trusted Shops Trustbadge is integrated on this website.

This serves to safeguard our predominant legitimate interests in optimal marketing by enabling a secure purchase in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are offered by Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany. The Trustbadge is provided as part of order processing by a Content Delivery Network (CDN) provider. Trusted Shops GmbH also uses service providers from the USA. An adequate level of data protection is ensured. Further information on the data protection of Trusted Shops GmbH can be found here: Trusted Shops Data Protection

When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically stores a so-called server log file, which also includes your IP address, date and time of access, transmitted data volume, and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the access. Individual access data is stored in a security database for the analysis of security anomalies. The log files are automatically deleted no later than 90 days after creation.

Further personal data is transferred to Trusted Shops GmbH if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or if you have already registered for use. The contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies. For this purpose, personal data is automatically collected from the order data. Whether you, as a buyer, are already registered for product use is automatically checked based on a neutral parameter, the email address hashed via cryptographic one-way function. The email address is converted into this hash value, which cannot be decrypted by Trusted Shops, before transmission. After verification for a match, the parameter is automatically deleted.

This is necessary for the fulfillment of our and Trusted Shops' predominant legitimate interests in providing buyer protection and transactional rating services linked to each specific order in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Further details, including the right to object, can be found in the Trusted Shops data protection declaration linked above and in the Trustbadge.

5. Social Media

Instagram Plugin

This website incorporates features of the Instagram service, provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to this website with your user account. Please note that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

The storage and analysis of data are based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in achieving the most extensive visibility on social media. If the appropriate consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

The transfer of data to the USA is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: Facebook Data Transfer Addendum, Instagram Help Center, and Facebook Help Center.

For more information, please refer to Instagram's privacy policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

6. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Tag Manager is a tool that enables us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies into our website. Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, store cookies, or perform independent analyses. It is solely used for the management and deployment of tools integrated through it. However, Google Tag Manager collects your IP address, which may be transferred to Google's parent company in the United States.

The use of Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a fast and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on their website. If appropriate consent is requested, processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

Google Analytics

This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics allows the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, dwell time, operating systems used, and the user's origin. This data may be aggregated by Google into a profile assigned to the respective user or their device.

Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of users for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information about the use of this website collected by Google is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both their website and advertising. If appropriate consent has been obtained (e.g., consent to store cookies), processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

The transfer of data to the USA is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: Google Analytics Data Processing Terms.

IP Anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

For more information on how user data is handled by Google Analytics, please refer to Google's privacy policy: Google Analytics Privacy Policy.

Order Processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic Features in Google Analytics

This website uses the "demographic features" function of Google Analytics to display suitable advertising to visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. These data come from interest-based advertising by Google and visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as outlined in the "Objection to Data Collection" section.

Google Analytics E-Commerce-Tracking

This website uses the "E-Commerce Tracking" function of Google Analytics. With the help of E-Commerce Tracking, the website operator can analyze the purchasing behavior of website visitors to improve their online marketing campaigns. Information, such as the orders placed, average order values, shipping costs, and the time from viewing to purchasing a product, is recorded. This data can be summarized by Google under a transaction ID, which is assigned to the respective user or their device.

Storage Duration

Data stored by Google at the user and event level, linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g., user ID), or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID), will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found here:Google Analytics Data Retention

Facebook Pixel

This website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook to measure conversion. The provider of this service is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. However, according to Facebook, the collected data is also transferred to the USA and other third countries.

This allows the behavior of site visitors to be tracked after they click on a Facebook ad and are redirected to the provider's website. This enables the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes, and future advertising measures to be optimized.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website; we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, allowing a connection to the respective user profile and Facebook to use the data for its advertising purposes, in accordance with Facebook's data usage policy. As a result, Facebook can enable the display of ads on Facebook pages as well as outside of Facebook. This use of data cannot be influenced by us as the site operator.

The use of Facebook Pixel is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures, including social media. If appropriate consent is requested (e.g., consent to store cookies), processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

The transfer of data to the USA is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: Facebook Data Transfer Addendum and Facebook Help Center.

Further information on protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: Facebook Privacy Policy.

You can also deactivate the "Custom Audiences" remarketing function in the ad settings at Facebook Ad Preferences if you are logged into Facebook.

If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable usage-based advertising from Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: Your Online Choices.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter­daten

If you wish to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or will only be collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke your consent to store the data, the email address, and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example, via the "Unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter with us or the newsletter service provider and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after unsubscribing or when the purpose ceases to exist. We reserve the right to delete or block email addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our discretion within the scope of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

After unsubscribing from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist with us or the newsletter service provider to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not time-limited. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.

8. Plugins und Tools

YouTube with Enhanced Privacy

This website embeds YouTube videos. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We use YouTube in extended privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended privacy mode does not necessarily exclude the sharing of data with YouTube partners. Regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.

When you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube's servers is established. YouTube is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your device or use similar recognition technologies (e.g., device fingerprinting). This allows YouTube to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud.

Additional data processing operations may be triggered after starting a YouTube video, over which we have no control.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If consent has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

For more information about data protection at YouTube, please refer to their privacy policy: YouTube Privacy Policy.

Vimeo without Tracking (Do-Not-Track)

This website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with Vimeo videos, a connection to Vimeo's servers is established. Vimeo is informed about which of our pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. However, we have configured Vimeo so that it will not track your user activities and will not set cookies.

The use of Vimeo is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If consent has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission and, according to Vimeo, on "legitimate business interests". Details can be found here: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

For more information on how to handle user data, see Vimeo's privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. As a result, Google becomes aware that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on its website. If consent has been requested (e.g., consent to store cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

For more information about Google Web Fonts at Google Fonts FAQ and in Google's privacy policy: Google Privacy Policy.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and easy findability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. If consent has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; consent can be revoked at any time.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: Google GDPR Controller Terms and Google Privacy Policy.

For more information on how user data is handled, please refer to Google's privacy policy: Google Privacy Policy.

9. eCommerce and Payment Providers

Processing of Data (Customer and Contract Data)

We only collect, process, and use personal data to the extent necessary for establishing, shaping the content of, or changing the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. Personal data about the use of this website (usage data) is collected, processed, and used only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill for it.

The customer data collected will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Data Transfer during Contract Execution for Online Shops, Merchants and Shipping

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary as part of the contract processing, such as to companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution responsible for payment processing. Further data transfer does not occur or only if you have expressly consented to the transfer. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without express consent, for example, for advertising purposes

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Payment Services

We integrate third-party payment services on our website. When you make a purchase with us, your payment data (e.g., name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. The respective contractual and data protection regulations of the providers apply to these transactions. The use of payment service providers is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient, and secure payment process (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). If consent is requested for certain actions, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; consent can be revoked at any time.

We use the following payment services/payment service providers on this website:

PayPal

The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

Data transfer to the USA is based on the European Commission's standard contractual clauses. Details can be found here: PayPal Privacy Policy.

For details, refer to PayPal's privacy policy: PayPal Privacy Policy.

Apple Pay

The provider of the payment service is Apple Inc., Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA. Apple's privacy policy can be found at: Apple Privacy Policy.

Google Pay

The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. You can find Google's privacy policy here: Google Privacy Policy.

Klarna

The provider is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Klarna offers various payment options (e.g. installment purchase). When you choose to pay with Klarna (Klarna checkout solution), Klarna will collect various personal data from you. Klarna uses cookies to optimize the use of the Klarna checkout solution. Details about the use of Klarna cookies can be found in the following link: Klarna Cookies.

Details can be found in Klarna's privacy policy: Klarna Privacy Policy.

Sofort­überweisung

The provider of this payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich ("Sofort GmbH"). With the "Sofortüberweisung" procedure, we receive a payment confirmation in real-time from Sofort GmbH and can immediately begin fulfilling our obligations. If you choose the payment method "Sofortüberweisung," you will transmit the PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH, which it can use to log into your online banking account. Sofort GmbH automatically checks your account balance and carries out the transfer to us using the TAN you provided. It then immediately sends us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, your sales, the credit limit of the overdraft facility, and the existence of other accounts and their balances are also automatically checked. In addition to the PIN and TAN, Sofort GmbH also transmits the payment data you entered and data about your person. This includes your first and last name, address, telephone number(s), email address, IP address, and, if necessary, other data required for payment processing. The transmission of this data is necessary to clearly establish your identity and prevent fraud. Details about payment with Sofortüberweisung can be found at the following links: Sofortüberweisung Data Protection and Klarna Privacy Policy.