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Data Protection Declaration

1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. On the following pages, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller in charge of data processing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is AP-Merch GmbH, Remscheider Str. 21, 47807 Krefeld, Germany, Phone.: +49 15785 974565, e-mail: support@waifuworld.shop. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

2.1 When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR 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 any concrete indications of illegal use.

2.2 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

3) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. In some cases, these cookies are automatically deleted again after the browser is closed (so-called "session cookies"), in other cases, these cookies remain on your end device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find the duration of the storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out either in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR for the performance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contacting Us

4.1 TidioChat

This website uses a live chat system offered by the following provider: Tidio Ltd. 220C Blythe Road, W14 0HH, London, UK

The processing of personal data transmitted via chat is carried out either in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, to the extent necessary for the initiation or execution of the contract, or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the effective support of our site visitors. Unless otherwise required by law, your data transmitted will be deleted once the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified. Furthermore, additional information may be collected and evaluated by means of cookies for the purpose of creating pseudonymised user profiles.

However, this information will not be used to identify you personally and will not be merged with other data records. To the extent this information has a personal reference, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation purposes.

The placing of cookies may be prevented by appropriate browser settings. However, the functionality of our website may be restricted in such a case. You may object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of creating a pseudonymised user profile at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, ensuring the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibiting unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

In case of data transfer to the provider's location, an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed by an adequacy decision of the European Commission.

4.2 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration.

The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

5) Data Processing When Opening a Customer Account and for Contract Processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent required in each case if you provide us with this data when opening a customer account. The data required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the corresponding form on our website. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. After deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted, provided that all contracts concluded via it have been fully processed, no legal retention periods are opposed and no legitimate interest on our part in the continued storage exists.

6) Use of Client Data for Direct Advertising

6.1 Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory data for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be 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 once you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving 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 an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GPPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by your Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration for the purpose of tracing any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the promotional purposes by way of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, 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 a more extensive use your data which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

6.2 Brevo

Our e-mail newsletters are sent via this provider: Sendinblue SAS, 55 Rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France

On the basis of our legitimate interest in effective and user-friendly newsletter marketing, we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter to this provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR so that they can send the newsletter on our behalf.

Subject to your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, the provider also carries out a statistical analysis of the success of newsletter campaigns by means of web beacons or tracking pixels in the emails sent, which can measure opening rates and specific interactions with the newsletter content. In the process, end device information (e.g. time of page view, IP address, browser type and operating system) is also collected and analysed, but not combined with other data records.

You can revoke your consent to newsletter tracking at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which safeguards the data of our website visitors and prohibits a transfer to third parties.

6.3 Notification by e-mail of stock availability
If our online shop provides the possibility of informing you by e-mail about the time of availability for selected, temporarily unavailable items, you can subscribe to our e-mail notification service for product availability. If you register for our e-mail notification service for product availability, we will send you a one-time message by e-mail about the availability of the article you have selected. The only mandatory information needed to send this notification is your e-mail address. The indication of further data is voluntary and is used if appropriate, in order to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure when sending this notification. This means that we will only send you a corresponding notification after you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive such a message. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive such notification.

By activating the confirmation link, you consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. When you register for our e-mail notification service for product availability, we store your IP address as registered by the internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. The data collected by us when you register for our e-mail notification service regarding the availability of goods is used exclusively for the purpose of informing you about the availability of a particular item in our online shop. You can cancel the e-mail notification service for the availability of goods at any time by sending a corresponding message to the controller in charge of data processing named at the beginning. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or unless we reserve the right to make further use of your data in accordance with the law about which we inform you in this declaration.

7) Processing of Data for the Purpose of Order Handling

7.1 Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we will process the contact data (name, address, e-mail address) provided by you when placing the order in order to inform you personally by suitable means of communication (e.g. by post or e-mail) about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period of time within the framework of our statutory duty to inform pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of informing you about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent that this is necessary for the respective information.

In order to process your order, we also work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

7.2 In the case of orders for age-restricted goods, we ensure in accordance with the applicable youth protection law that you have reached the legally required minimum age for the goods in question. For this purpose, we use an age verification procedure with which we can ensure your personal identification (age check) and, if necessary, authentication. For this purpose we use the service .

For the purpose of checking the required minimum age, some of your personal data will be transmitted to the above service provider. This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests, which outweigh the interests of the service provider, in ensuring a service that complies with youth protection legislation and also in order to comply with the legal provisions on the protection of minors.

7.3 JTL

We use the following provider for order processing: JTL-Software-GmbH, Rheinstr. 7, 41836 Hückelhoven, Germany

Name, address and, if applicable, other personal data will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR exclusively for the purpose of processing the online order. Your data will only be passed on insofar as this is actually necessary for the processing of the order.

7.4 Passing on Personal Data to Shipping Service Providers

- Deutsche Post

We use the following provider as transport service provider: Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany

We pass on your e-mail address and/or telephone number to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, if you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to the supplier for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The transmission only takes place to the extent necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with the supplier or the delivery announcement is not possible.

The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the provider.
- DHL

We use the following provider as transport service provider: Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany

We pass on your e-mail address and/or telephone number to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, if you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to the supplier for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The transmission only takes place to the extent necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with the supplier or the delivery announcement is not possible.

The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the provider.
- DPD

We use the following provider as transport service provider: DPD Deutschland GmbH, Wailandtstraße 1, 63741 Aschaffenburg, Germany

We pass on your e-mail address and/or telephone number to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, if you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to the supplier for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The transmission only takes place to the extent necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with the supplier or the delivery announcement is not possible.

The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the provider.

7.5 Use of Payment Service Providers

- Apple Pay
If you choose the payment method "Apple Pay" 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 release a payment, it is therefore necessary to enter a code previously defined by you and to verify it using the "Face ID" or "Touch ID" function of your terminal.
For the purpose of payment processing, your information provided during the ordering process, along with information about your order, will be transmitted 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 for payment processing. The encryption ensures that only the website from which the purchase was made can access the payment information. After the payment is made, Apple sends your device account number and a transaction-specific dynamic security code to the originating website to confirm the payment.
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 GDPR.
Apple retains anonymised transaction data, including the approximate amount of the purchase, the approximate date and time and whether the transaction was completed successfully. 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 the Apple Watch to complete a purchase made through Safari on Mac, the Mac and the authorization device communicate through an encrypted channel on Apple's servers. Apple does not process or store this information in any 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/en-gb/HT203027
- Google Pay
If you choose the payment method "Google Pay" of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), the payment processing is carried out via the "Google Pay" application of your mobile device running at least Android 4.4 ("KitKat") and having an NFC function by charging 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 (e.g. 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 unique transaction number to the source website, which is used to verify a payment. 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 merely 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 debiting the means of payment deposited with Google Pay.
If personal data are 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 GDPR.
Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain transaction-specific information for each transaction made 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 GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, verification of transaction data and optimisation and maintenance of the functionality of the Google Pay service.
Google also reserves the right to combine the processed transaction data with other information which is collected and stored by Google when using other Google services.
The terms of use of Google Pay can be found here:
https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/u/0/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=googlepaytos&ldl=en
Further information on data protection at Google Pay can be found at the following Internet address:
https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=privacynotice&ldl=en
- Klarna

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (e.g. credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

When selecting a payment method of the provider with which the provider makes advance payments (such as invoice purchase or instalment purchase or direct debit), you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first name and surname, street, house number, postcode, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, if applicable data on alternative means of payment) during the ordering process.

In order to safeguard our legitimate interest in determining the solvency of our customers, this data is passed on to the provider by us for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. On the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as further data (such as shopping cart, invoice total, order history, payment history), the provider checks whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.

In addition to internal provider criteria, identity and creditworthiness information from the following credit agencies may also be included in the decision-making process as part of the application review in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR:

https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/credit_rating_agencies

The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.
- Paypal

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment, your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

When selecting a payment method of the provider with which the provider makes advance payments, you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first name and surname, street, house number, postcode, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, if applicable data on alternative means of payment) during the ordering process.

In order to safeguard our legitimate interest in determining the solvency of our customers, this data is passed on to the provider by us for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. On the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as further data (such as shopping cart, invoice total, order history, payment history), the provider checks whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.

The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.
- Paypal Checkout

This website uses PayPal Checkout, an online payment system from PayPal, which consists of PayPal's own payment methods and local payment methods from third-party providers.

When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "Pay Later" via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal") as part of the payment processing. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing.

For the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "Pay later" via PayPal - PayPal reserves the right to conduct a credit check. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in terms of the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The creditworthiness information may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. 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 for the contractual processing of payments.

If you select the PayPal payment method "purchase on account", your payment data will first be transferred to PayPal in preparation for payment, whereupon PayPal will forward them to Ratepay GmbH, Franklinstraße 28-29, 10587 Berlin ("Ratepay") in order to carry out the payment. The legal basis in each case is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. In this case, RatePay carries out an identity and creditworthiness check on its own behalf to determine solvency in accordance with the principle already mentioned above and passes on your payment data to credit agencies on the basis of the legitimate interest in determining solvency in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. A list of the credit agencies that Ratepay may use can be found here: https://www.ratepay.com/legal-payment-creditagencies/

When using the payment method of a local third party provider, your payment data will first be forwarded to PayPal for the preparation of the payment in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. Depending on your selection of an available local payment method, PayPal will then transfer your payment data to the corresponding provider in order to carry out the payment in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR:
- Sofort (SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany).
- iDeal (Currence Holding BV, Beethovenstraat 300 Amsterdam, Netherlands)
- giropay (Paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstr. 14-16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)
- bancontact (Bancontact Payconiq Company, Rue d'Arlon 82, 1040 Brussels, Belgium)
- blik (Polski Standard Płatności sp. z o.o., ul. Czerniakowska 87A, 00-718 Warsaw, Poland)
- eps (PSA Payment Services Austria GmbH, Handelskai 92, Gate 2
1200 Vienna, Austria)
- MyBank (PRETA S.A.S, 40 Rue de Courcelles, F-75008 Paris, France)
- Przelewy24 (PayPro SA, Kanclerska 15A, 60-326 Poznań, Poland).
For further information on data protection, please refer to PayPal's privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
- SOFORT

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (e.g. credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.
- Stripe

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (e.g. credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

8) Online Marketing

Goaffpro-Partner Network

We participate in the affiliate programme of the following provider: Oxybit Enterprises Pvt Ltd, 16, Sector 20, Part 1, HUDA, Sirsa, Haryana -125055, India

In this context, we have placed links on our website that lead to offers on websites of the provider or third parties ("affiliate sites").

In order to measure the success of an affiliate link, the analysis of orders generated via such a link and the corresponding settlement of commission payments, the provider uses cookies and/or similar technologies which are generally set on the affiliate sites and for which we are not responsible in this respect under data protection law. In doing so, the provider also regularly processes the IP address and, if applicable, further end device information.

All of the processing described above, in particular the reading or saving of information on the end device used by you, will only be carried out if you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by using the cookie consent management options on the affiliate sites.

9) Web Analysis Services

Google Analytics 4

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"), which can be used to analyze the use of websites.

When using Google Analytics 4, so-called "cookies" are used as standard. Cookies are text files that are stored on your terminal device and enable an analysis of your use of a website. The information collected by cookies about your use of the website (including the IP address transmitted by your terminal device, shortened by the last digits, see below) is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored and processed there. This may also result in the transmission of information to the servers of Google LLC, a company based in the USA, where the information is further processed.

When using Google Analytics 4, the IP address transmitted by your terminal device when you use the website is always collected and processed by default and automatically only in an anonymized manner, so that a direct personal reference of the collected information is excluded. This automatic anonymization is carried out by shortening the IP address transmitted by your terminal device by Google within member states of the European Union (EU) or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) by the last digits.

On our behalf, Google uses this and other information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports (reports) on your website activities or your usage behavior and to provide us with other services related to your website usage and internet usage. In this context, the IP address transmitted and shortened by your terminal device within the scope of Google Analytics 4 will not be merged with other data from Google. The data collected in the context of the use of Google Analytics 4 will be retained for 2 months and then deleted.

Google Analytics 4 also enables the creation of statistics with statements about age, gender and interests of website users on the basis of an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the involvement of third-party information via a special function, the so-called "demographic characteristics". This makes it possible to determine and distinguish between groups of website users for the purpose of targeting marketing measures. However, data collected via the "demographic characteristics" cannot be assigned to a specific person and thus not to you personally. This data collected via the "demographic characteristics" function is retained for two months and then deleted.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for the storage and reading of information on the terminal device used by you for the use of the website, will only take place if you have given us your express consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. Without your consent, Google Analytics 4 will not be used during your use of the website.

You can revoke your consent once given at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service via the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

Google Signals
On this website, the "Google Signals" service can also be used as an extension of Google Analytics 4. With Google Signals, cross-device reports can be created by Google (so-called "cross-device tracking"). If you have activated "personalised ads" in your Google account settings and you have linked your internet-enabled devices to your Google account, Google can analyse user behaviour across devices and create database models based on this, provided you have given your consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR (see above). The logins and device types of all page visitors who were logged into a Google account and performed a conversion are taken into account. The data shows, among other things, on which device you first clicked on an ad and on which device the associated conversion took place. Insofar as Google Signals is used, we do not receive any personal data from Google, but only statistics compiled on the basis of Google Signals. You have the option of deactivating the "personalised ads" function in the settings of your Google account and thus turning off the cross-device analysis. To do this, follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de
Further information can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=de

User IDs
As an extension of Google Analytics 4, the "UserIDs" function can also be used on this website. By assigning individual UserIDs, we can have Google create cross-device reports (so-called "cross-device tracking"). This means that your usage behaviour can also be analysed across devices if you have given your corresponding consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a GDPR, if you have set up a personal account by registering on this website and are logged into your personal account on different end devices with your relevant login data. The data collected in this way shows, among other things, on which end device you clicked on an ad for the first time and on which end device the relevant conversion took place.

We have concluded a so-called data processing agreement with Google for our use of Google Analytics 4, by which Google is obliged to protect the data of our website users and not to pass it on to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Further legal information on Google Analytics 4 can be found at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

Details on the processing triggered by Google Analytics 4 and Google's handling of data from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

10) Retargeting/Remarketing/ Referral Advertising

10.1 Meta Pixel with extended data synchronisation

Within our online offering, we use the "Meta Pixel" service of the following provider in extended data synchronisation mode: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta")

If a user clicks on an advert placed by us on Facebook or Instagram, "Meta Pixel" is used to add a parameter to the URL of our linked page. This URL parameter is then entered in the user's browser after redirection by a cookie that our linked page sets itself. In addition, this cookie collects specific customer data, such as the email address, which we collect on our website linked to the Facebook or Instagram ad during processes such as purchase transactions, account logins or registrations (extended data synchronisation). The cookie is then read and enables the data, including specific customer data, to be transmitted to Meta.

We use "Meta Pixel" with extended data matching to make our adverts (so-called "Ads") on Facebook and/or Instagram more effective and to ensure that they correspond to the interests of users or have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Meta (so-called "Custom Audiences").

In addition, we analyse the effectiveness of our advertisements by tracking whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on an advertisement (conversion). Compared to the standard version of "Meta Pixel", the extended data synchronisation function helps us to better measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns by recording more associated conversions.

All transmitted data is stored and processed by Meta so that an assignment to the respective user profile is possible and Meta can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Meta's data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data may enable Meta and its partners to place adverts on and off Facebook.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for reading information on the terminal device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "cookie consent tool" provided on the website.

We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider, which ensures the protection of the data of our website visitors and prohibits unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

The information generated by Meta is usually transferred to a Meta server and stored there; in this context, it may also be transferred to servers of Meta Platforms Inc. in the USA.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider has joined the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

10.2 Google Ads Conversion-Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, within the scope of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Adwords). We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. Our aim is to show you advertising that is of interest to you, to make our website more interesting for you and to achieve a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.

The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across Google Ads clients' websites. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
The use of Google Ads may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Details on the processing triggered by Google Ads Conversion Tracking and on Google's handling of data from websites can be found here: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites.

All of the processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies for reading out information on the end device used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website.

You can also permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link:
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=en

In order to address users whose data we have received in the context of business or business-like relationships in a more interest-oriented advertising manner, we use a customer matching function in the context of Google Ads. For this purpose, we transmit one or more files with aggregated customer data (primarily email addresses and telephone numbers) electronically to Google. Google does not have access to clear data, but automatically encrypts the information in the customer files during the transmission process using a special algorithm. The encrypted information can then only be used by Google to assign it to existing Google accounts that the data subjects have set up. This enables personalized advertising to be played via all Google services linked to the respective Google account.

Customer data will only be transferred to Google if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) a GDPR You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on Google's data protection measures in relation to the customer matching function can be found here: https://support.google.com/google-ads/answer/6334160?hl=en&ref_topic=10550182
Google's privacy policy can be viewed here: https://policies.google.com/privacy

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

11) Site Functionalities

11.1 Trustami trust seal

Graphic elements of the following provider are integrated on our website to display external customer ratings and/or externally awarded quality marks: Trustami GmbH, Schröderstraße 5, 10115 Berlin, Germany

If you access a page of our website that contains such graphic elements, your browser establishes a direct connection to the provider's servers to load the elements properly. This involves the transmission of certain browser information, including your IP address, to the provider.

If personal data is processed in this context, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our offer and the appealing design of our website.

11.2 Trustami trust seal

Graphic elements of the following provider are integrated on our website to display external customer ratings and/or externally awarded quality marks: Trustami GmbH, Schröderstraße 5, 10115 Berlin, Germany

If you access a page of our website that contains such graphic elements, your browser establishes a direct connection to the provider's servers to load the elements properly. This involves the transmission of certain browser information, including your IP address, to the provider.

If personal data is processed in this context, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our offer and the appealing design of our website.

11.3 Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts from the following provider to display fonts in a uniform manner: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

Data is also transferred to: Google LLC, USA

When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly and establishes a direct connection to the provider's servers. In this process, certain browser information, including your IP address, is transmitted to the provider.

The processing of personal data while establishing the connection with the provider of the fonts is only carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service via the "cookie consent tool" provided on the website. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

11.4 reCAPTCHA

On this website, we use the CAPTCHA service of the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

Data may also be transmitted to: Google LLC, USA. For the visual design of the CAPTCHA window, the provider uses "Google Fonts", i.e., fonts loaded from the Internet by Google. No further information is processed except that mentioned above, which is already transmitted to Google via the functionality of ReCaptcha.

The service checks whether an input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing with the aim of blocking spam, DDoS attacks and similar automated malicious attacks. To ensure whether an action is performed by a human being and not by an automated bot, the provider collects the IP address of the end device used, the recognition data of the browser, the operating system type and the date and duration of the visit and transmits these data to the provider's servers to be evaluated.

This process is based on our legitimate interest in determining individual responsibility when using the Internet and in preventing abuse and spam in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider, ensuring the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibiting unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

12) Tools and Miscellaneous

12.1 - DATEV

For the execution of the accounting, we use the service of the cloud-based accounting software of the following provider: DATEV eG, Paumgartnerstr. 6-14, 90429 Nuremberg, Germany

The provider processes incoming and outgoing invoices and, if applicable, also the bank transactions of our company in order to automatically record invoices, match them to the transactions and create the financial accounting from this in a semi-automated process.

Insofar as personal data is also processed in this context, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the efficient organisation and documentation of our business transactions.

12.2 This website uses a so-called "cookie consent tool" to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent. The "cookie consent tool" is displayed to users in the form of an interactive user interface when they access the page, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the appropriate box.

Using the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user provides the corresponding consent by ticking the corresponding box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user if consent has been granted.

The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed.
If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point GDPR based on our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.
Further legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point c GDPR. As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.
Further information on the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.

13) Rights of the Data Subject

13.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:

  • Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

13.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

14) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant – on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

If personal data is processed basis on an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are legal storage periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or if we no longer have a justified interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing based on Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the information contained in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.