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Data protection

 

1) Information about 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. Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that allows you to be personally identified.

1.2 Responsible for the data processing on this website (i.e., the controller) within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TÜV SÜD Sec-IT GmbH, Ridlerstr. 65, 80339 Munich, Germany, Tel.: ++49 (0)89 5008 4343, E-Mail: info@safer-shopping.de. The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has appointed a data protection officer, who can be reached as follows: "Data Protection Officer, TÜV SÜD Business Services GmbH, Westendstrasse 199, 80686 Munich, datenschutzbeauftragter@tuev-sued.de"

1.4 For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (for example, orders or inquiries to the controller), this website uses SSL/TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the lock icon in the address bar of your browser.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

In the case of merely informative use of our website, that is, 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 information that is technically necessary for us to display the website:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.

3) Cookies

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, that is, when you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values ​​on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

Insofar as certain cookies implemented by us involve the processing of personal data, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for safeguarding our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

Please note that you can configure your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. Information for the respective browser can be found under the following links:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Contact

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data are collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your enquiry or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. 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 matter in question is finally resolved and provided that no statutory storage requirements are in conflict.

5) Web analysis services

Matomo (formerly Piwik)

On this website the web analysis service software Matomo (www.matomo.org), a service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") is used. In this context, data are collected and stored based on our legitimate interest (pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. From this data, pseudonymised usage profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose. It is possible that cookies are used in this context. Cookies are small text files stored locally in the cache of the site visitor's Internet browser. The cookies enable, among other things, the recognition of the Internet browser. The data collected by Matomo (including your pseudonymized IP address) will be processed on our servers.

The information generated by the cookie in the pseudonymous user profile is not used to personally identify the visitor of this web site and is not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of the data from your visit, you can object below to the storage and use of this data at any time with a click on your computer mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo does not collect any session data. Please note that when you delete all your cookies this opt-out cookie will be deleted too and will have to be re-activated by you.


6) Rights of the data subject

6.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data protection rights (information and intervention rights) in relation to the controller regarding the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:

6.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, UPON A WEIGHING OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME AND WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE TO THIS PROCESSING ON THE BASIS OF REASONS RESULTING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE RESPECTIVE DATA. FURTHER PROCESSING REMAINS SUBJECT TO EXERCISE, IF WE DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR PROCESSING, WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS AND YOUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE RESPECTIVE DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

7) The period for which the personal data will be stored

The period for which the personal data will be stored is based on the respective legal retention periods (e.g. requirements relating to commercial law and tax law). After expiration of the time limit, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, if the data are no longer required for fulfilling the contract or initiating a contract and/or no legitimate interest exists on our part to continue storing the data.