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Data Privacy

1. Introduction

We would like to use the information below to provide you „data subject“ with an overview of our processing of your personal data and your rights under data protection law. It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. However, if you wish to make use of special services offered by our company through our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain your consent.

Personal data, such as your name, address or email address, is always processed in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Deep Stories. The aim of this Privacy Notice is to inform you about the scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process.

As the data controller, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, as a rule, internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, and we are unable to guarantee absolute protection. Because of this, you are free to send us personal data by alternative means, for example by telephone or post.

2. Data controller

The data controller, as defined by the GDPR, is:

Tobias Hoffmann
c/o Grosch Postflex
Emsdettener Straße 10
48268 Greven

3. Data protection officer

You can reach the responsible person for data protection as follows:

Tobias Hoffmann
E-Mail: datenschutz@deepstories.de

4. Definitions

This Privacy Notice uses terms based on those used by European lawmakers in adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Privacy Notice should be easy for the public as well as our customers and business partners to read and understand. To ensure this is the case, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this Privacy Notice, among others:

  1. Personal data
    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
  2. Data subject
    A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller (our company).
  3. Processing
    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
  4. Restriction to processing
    Restriction to processing means marking stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in future.
  5. Profiling
    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
  6. Pseudonymisation
    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, given that such additional information is kept separate and subject to appropriate technical and organisational measures that ensure that personal data cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
  7. Data processor
    The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
  8. Recipient
    Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data is disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.
  9. Third parties
    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.
  10. Consent
    Consent is any unambiguous voluntary declaration of consent given by the data subject for a specific case in an informed manner in the form of a statement or other action clearly confirming consent (ticking a box) with which the data subject indicates their agreement to their personal data being processed.

5. Legal basis for processing

Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR serves as our company’s legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose.

If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR. The same applies to those processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of queries regarding our products or services.

If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(c) GDPR.

In rare cases, processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if someone visiting our business were to be injured and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information needed to be disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Processing would then be based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(d) GDPR.

Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR. Processing operations not based on any of the above-mentioned legal bases may be carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or those of a third party, provided the interests and fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not take precedence. We are permitted to engage in such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned in European law. In this respect, the legislature took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if you are a customer of our company (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

6. Technology

6.1 SSL/TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption to ensurethe security of data processing and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, login details or contact requests that you send to us as the website operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar reading „https://“ instead of „http://“ and the lock symbol in the browser bar.

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

6.2 Data collection when visiting the website
If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data your browser sends our server (in what is known as „server log files“). Our website collects a range of general data and information each time you access a website or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the server’s log files. The browser

  1. types and versions used,
  2. the operating system used by the accessing system,
  3. the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (called a referrer),
  4. the sub-pages accessed via an accessing system on our website,
  5. the date and time the website is accessed,
  6. a truncated internet protocol address (anonymised IP address) and
  7. the accessing system’s internet service provider may be collected.

No conclusions are drawn about you when using this general data and information. Instead, this information is needed

  1. to properly deliver our website content,
  2. to optimise the content of our website as well as to advertise it,
  3. to ensure the continued functioning of our IT systems and our website’s technology
  4. as well as to provide the information necessary for law enforcement authorities to prosecute in the event of a cyber attack.

This collected data and information is therefore statistically analysed and further analysed by us with the aim of increasing data protection and data security within our company to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data being processed by us. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes listed above for the collection of data.

6.3 Encrypted payment transactions
If, after concluding a paid contract, you need to provide us with your payment details (e.g. account number for direct debit authorisation), this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions via the usual means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognise an encrypted connection by your browser’s address bar reading „https://“ instead of „http://“ and the lock symbol in the browser bar.

With encrypted communication, third parties are unable to read the payment data you send us.

7. Cookies

7.1 General information about cookies
We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your IT system (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not harm your device and do not contain viruses, trojan horses or other malware.

Information generated from the specific device used is stored in cookies. This does not mean, however, that we will gain immediate knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies helps us make it more convenient for you to use our website. For example, we use session cookies to detect whether you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are erased automatically when you leave our website.

We also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness. These cookies are stored on your device for a specific period of time. If you return to our website to use our services, cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have visited our website previously and remember the inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and analyse it for the purpose of optimising our services. These cookies allow us to automatically recognise that you have already visited our website when you visit our website again. These cookies are automatically erased after a defined period of time.

The processing of data through cookies for the purposes stated above is necessary in order to safeguard our legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so a message is always displayed before a new cookie is created. However, if you disable cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the features on our website.

This part of the privacy statement is not yet translated. Please let us know if you require this.

8. Contents of our website

8.1 Data processing for order processing
The personal data we collect is disclosed to the transport company hired to deliver goods under the scope of contract execution, provided this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We disclose your payment details to the bank commissioned as part of payment processing, provided this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will explicitly inform you about this below. The legal basis for this transfer of data is Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR.

8.2 Contact/contact form
Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. using our contact form or by email). If you use a contact form to get in touch with us, the contact form you use will indicate the data being collected. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your query or establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(f)f GDPR. If the aim of you contacting us is to conclude a contract, processing is also legally based on Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR. Your data will be erased once we have finished processing your query. This is the case when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been clarified in a conclusive manner and there are no statutory retention obligations in place that prevent its erasure.

8.3 Comment functions (with subscription)
With respect to the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the date and time the comment was created, your email address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.

Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not review comments on our site before approving them, we need this data in order to be able to take action against the author in the event of legal violations such as abuse. As a user of our website, you can subscribe to comments after registering. You will receive a confirmation email to verify that you are the owner of the email address you provided. You can unsubscribe from this feature at any time using a link provided in the emails you receive. In this case, the data entered when subscribing to comments will be erased; however, if you have sent us this data for other purposes and in other locations (e.g. newsletter subscription), it will remain with us. The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the content in the comment has been completely erased or the comments have to be erased for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).

Comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR). You may revoke your consent at any time. Sending us an informal notification of this by email is sufficient. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of data processing carried out previously.

9. Our activities in social networks

To allow us to communicate with you on social networks and inform you about our services, we run our own pages on these social networks.

We are not the original provider (data controller) of these pages, but only use them within the scope of the options offered to us by the respective providers
We would therefore like to point out as a precautionary measure that your data may also be processed outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area. Use of these networks may therefore involve data protection risks for you since the protection of your rights may be difficult, e.g. your rights to information, erasure, objection, etc. Processing on social networks frequently takes place directly for advertising purposes or for the analysis of user behaviour by network providers, and we have no control over this. If the provider creates user profiles, cookies are often used or user behaviour may be assigned directly to your own member profile on the respective social network (if you are logged in).

The processing operations of personal data described are carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of the respective provider in order to communicate with you in a timely manner or to inform you about our services. If you have to grant your consent to the respective providers to process your data as a user, the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 GDPR.

Since we have no access to these providers’ databases, we would like to point out that you would be best placed to exercise your rights (e.g. to information, rectification, erasure, etc.) directly with the respective provider. More information on the processing of your data on social networks and your options for exercising your right to object or your right of revocation (opt out) is listed below for each of the social network providers we use:

9.1 Facebook
Data controller responsible for data processing in Europe:
Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland

Privacy Notice (Data Policy):

Opt-out and advertising settings:

Facebook has joined the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement:


10. Social media plugins

10.1 2-click solution
Our website uses social plugins from the providers listed below. You can recognise these plugins by the fact that they are marked with a corresponding logo.

These plugins may be used to send information, including personal data, to the service provider and may be used by the service provider. We prevent the automatic and inadvertent collection and transfer of data to the service provider through a two-click solution. To activate the chosen social plugin, it must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding button. Only when the plugin is activated will the collection of information and its transmission to the service provider be triggered. We do not collect any personal data ourselves through social plugins or their use.

We have no influence on what data an activated plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. We must currently work on the assumption that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be established and that your IP address and device-related information will be recorded and used at a minimum. It is also possible that service providers may attempt to store cookies on the computer being used. Please see the privacy policy of the respective service provider to find out what data specifically is collected and how it is used.

We have included the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

  • Facebook plugin
  • Google+ plugin
  • Instagram plugin
  • LinkedIn plugin

Social media buttons are used on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1(f) GDPR. The promotional purpose behind this is deemed a legitimate interest as defined by the GDPR

11. Web analytics

11.1 Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited (https://www.google.com/about/) (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; hereinafter referred to as „Google“), on our website. As part of this, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see the section on „Cookies“) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as your browser

1. browser type/version
2. operating system
3. referrer URL (website previously visited), host
4. name of the accessing computer (IP address) and
5. time of server request,

is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. This information is used to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on the website activities, and to perform further services linked to website and internet use for market research purposes and to tailor the design of this website. This information may also be sent to third parties if this is legally required or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be associated with any other data. IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to assign them to individuals (known as IP masking).

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we would point out that this may result in you not being able to use all the features of this website.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking on the following button:


This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid on this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you erase the cookies stored for this browser, you will need to reset the opt-out cookie.

Additional information on data protection with respect to Google Analytics is available on the Google Analytics website in the help section (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

11.2 WordPress stats
This website uses the WordPress tool Stats to statistically analyse visits to our website. The service is provided by Automattic, Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

WordPress Stats uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the US. Your IP address is anonymised after processing and before storage.

„WordPress Stats“ cookies will remain on your device until you erase them.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

You can adjust your browser’s settings in such a way that you are informed about the use of cookies and you only permit the acceptance of cookies on an individual basis or in certain cases; alternatively you may adjust these settings to generally block or automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

You may object to the collection and use of your data for the future by clicking this link to set an opt-out cookie on your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.

If you erase the cookies on your computer, you will need to set the opt-out cookie again.

12. Plugins and other services

12.1 Adobe Typekit
We use Adobe Typekit for the visual design of our website. Typekit is a service provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Ltd. which gives us access to a font library. To incorporate the fonts we use, your browser must connect to an Adobe server in the US and download the font required for our website. This will tell Adobe that your IP address has been used to access our website. For more information about Adobe Typekit, please see the Adobe privacy policy at: www.adobe.com/privacy/typekit.html.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

12.2 Google Maps
We use Google Maps (API) on our website, provided through Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive maps to visually display geographic information. For example, by using this service, you can view our location and make it easier for you to reach us.

When you access sub-pages in which a Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transferred to Google’s servers in the US and stored there. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether you have no user account with them at all. When you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not want your profile associated with Google, you will need to log out of your Google account. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and analysis it. This kind of analysis is carried out in particular in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of Google’s legitimate interests in displaying personalised advertising, market research and/or the design of its commensurate to market needs. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Google Ireland Limited, headquartered in Ireland, is certified under the „Privacy Shield“, a US-European data protection accord which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

If you do not agree with the future transmission of your data to Google as part of your use of Google Maps, you have the option of completely deactivating the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. You will then be unable to use Google Maps and therefore the map displayed on this website.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

The Google terms of use can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/terms/regional.html, and the additional Google Maps terms of use can be found at https://www.google.com/help/terms_maps/.

Detailed information on data protection with respect to the use of Google Maps is available on Google’s website („Google Privacy Policy“): https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

12.3 Google reCAPTCHA
This website also uses the reCAPTCHA feature provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland („Google“). This feature is primarily used to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether the function is being misused through mechanical and automated processing. Use of the service also involves sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google, which is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing the individual intent of actions online and the prevention of abuse and spam.

Google Ireland Limited, headquartered in Ireland, is certified under the „Privacy Shield“, a US-European data protection accord which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

12.4 Google WebFonts
Our website uses web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This gives Google information that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

Google Ireland Limited, headquartered in Ireland, is certified under the „Privacy Shield“, a US-European data protection accord which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

12.5 Jetpack for WordPress
Jetpack has been integrated on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plugin that provides additional features to operators of websites based on WordPress. Among other things, Jetpack allows us to create an overview of visitors to the website. Displaying related articles and publications or providing the option to share content on the website may also increase the number of visitors. Safety features are also integrated in Jetpack. Jetpack also optimises and accelerates the loading of the images integrated on the website.

The Jetpack plugin for WordPress is operated by Automattic, Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The operating company uses tracking technology from Quantcast, Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Jetpack places a cookie on your IT system. Each time someone opens an individual page of this website on which a Jetpack component is integrated, the Jetpack component in question will trigger the browser on your IT system to automatically send data to Automattic for analytics purposes. As part of this technical process, Automattic obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create an overview of visits to the website. These are analysed with the aim of optimising our website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify you without first obtaining express consent. The data will also be provided to Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

You can prevent cookies being placed by Jetpack and our website at any time by adjusting your web browser’s settings. Furthermore, cookies already placed can be deleted at any time through a web browser or other software programs. You also have the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by the Jetpack cookie relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Automattic/Quantcast. To do this, click the opt out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with your objection is stored on your IT system. If the cookies on your system are erased following an objection, you will need to access the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, setting an opt-out cookie may result in you being unable to make full use of our website.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

Automattic’s current privacy policy can be found at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Quantcast’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

12.6 SoundCloud
Our website has integrated plugins from the social network SoundCloud (SoundCloud Limited, Berners House, 47–48 Berners Street, London W1T 3NF, United Kingdom). You can recognise SoundCloud plugins by the SoundCloud logo displayed on the pages in question.

When you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the SoundCloud server is established through the plugin. This enables SoundCloud to receive the information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click the „Like button“ or „Share button“ while logged into your SoundCloud account, you can link and/or share the content of our website to your SoundCloud profile. This allows SoundCloud to link your visit to our website with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to SoundCloud or how SoundCloud uses this data. For more information, please refer to SoundCloud’s privacy policy at: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

If you would prefer that SoundCloud not assign your visit to our pages to your SoundCloud user account, please log out of your SoundCloud account before activating the content of the SoundCloud plugin.

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR, you have given your consent to this through our opt-in cookie banner.

13. Payment provider

13.1 PayPal
We have integrated PayPal components on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no traditional account number involved. PayPal makes it possible to induce online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22–24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If you select „PayPal“ as your payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, your data will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, you are consenting to the personal data required to process your payment being sent.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal usually includes your first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary to process payment. Personal data related to the respective order is also necessary to process the purchase agreement.

The transmission of data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention purposes. We will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. Under certain circumstances, the personal data exchanged between PayPal and us is transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify your identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may also disclose the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, provided this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or the data will be processed on behalf of PayPal.

You have the option of revoking your consent to PayPal handling your personal data at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal is used in the interest of proper, easy payment processing. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined by Article 6 Paragraph 1(f) GDPR.

PayPal’s current privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

14. Your rights as a data subject

14.1 Right to confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed.

14.2 Right to information (Article 15 GDPR)
You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored about you at any time, free of charge, as well as the right to access a copy of such data from us.

14.3 Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)
You have the right to request the immediate rectification of incorrect personal data relating to yourself. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

14.4 Erasure (Article 17 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, provided one of the reasons stipulated by law applies and if processing is not necessary.

14.5 Restriction to processing (Article 18 GDPR)
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data if one of the legal requirements is met.

14.6 Data transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
You have the right obtain personal data relating to you that you provided us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by us, to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(a) GDPR or Article 9 Paragraph 2(a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 Paragraph 1(b) GDPR, and the data are processed using automated procedures, unless processing is necessary to complete a task, is in the public interest or is carried out in the exercise of an official authority assigned to us.

Furthermore, when exercising your right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 Paragraph 1 GDPR, you have the right to have personal data transferred directly from one controller to another, provided this is technically feasible and does not impede the rights and freedoms of other persons.

14.7 Objection (Article 21 GDPR)
You have the right to lodge an objection to the processing of personal data relating to you for reasons relating to your particular situation where this is done on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing on the basis of the weighing of legitimate interests) GDPR.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions pursuant to Article 4 Number 4 GDPR.

Should you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling and legitimate reasons for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or where processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In individual cases, we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling where this is connected to this kind of direct marketing. Should you object to the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

In addition, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

You are free to exercise your right to lodge an objection in relation to the use of information society services, Directive 2002/58/EC notwithstanding, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

14.8 Revocation of consent regarding data protection
You have the right to revoke any consent to the processing of personal data at any time with future effect.

14.9 Lodging a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority responsible for data protection about our processing of personal data.

15. Routine storage, erasure and blocking of personal data

We process and store your personal data only for the period of time necessary to meet the storage purpose or as required by the legal provisions to which our company is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a required retention period expires, personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions.

16. Duration of storage of personal data

The criterion for the duration of the retention of personal data is the respective legal retention period. Once this period expires, the data in question will be routinely erased, provided it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

17. Version and amendments to the Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is currently valid and was last updated on August 2019.

It may be necessary for us to amend this Privacy Notice in the process of further developing our website and the services we offer through our website or due to changes in legal or regulatory requirements. You can view and print our current Privacy Notice on the website at any time by visiting „Data Privacy„.

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