How do we collect your data?
When you visit our website, we collect personal data. This, for one, concerns data that we collect as soon as you contact us, order something from us, but also such data that is collected when you register with us as a user or provider. In all cases, however, we only collect personal data which you provide to us. We explain the details in the following.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What is the legal basis for processing?
The basis for the processing of your data on our website is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (Legitimate Interest). In case of an order via our B2B web portal, the processing and transfer of personal data is permitted for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO (performance of a contract). Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent of the data subject) is the legal basis for the use of the various options for contacting us or using the newsletter . The legal basis for the storage of your data in the context of the comment function is contained in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (contract performance) and f DSGVO (legitimate interest).
What do we use your data for?
When you order a product from us, register with us or contact us, we ask for only as much information as we absolutely need, i.e. to fulfill your order, or for billing purposes. In the case of an order via our "B2B web portal", the personal data that is absolutely necessary for the processing of the order is automatically sent to the respective supplier responsible for the product offer. Any further transfer of personal data to third parties will not take place without your express consent.
How long do we store your data?
Your personal data will only be stored by us within the framework of the statutory periods. As soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply or you request the deletion of your data, your personal data will be deleted. For contractual data in the context of the use of the offers of our "B2B Web Portal" in the context of a paid order, the processing is limited after the termination of the contract, but only deleted after the expiry of the 10-year statutory retention period in accordance with § 257 HGB and § 147 AO.
2. General notes and mandatory information
Privacy of data
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (eg communication by e-mail) contains security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Person responsible for data protection
(The person) Responsible for data processing on this website is:
Tel.: +49 (0)5054 359 982 2-00
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with explicit consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of data protection law, you as the data subject have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (State Commissioner for Data Protection of Lower Saxony, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany).
Right of data portability
You have the right that data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract be handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free of cost information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Objection to advertising emails
It is hereby prohibited to use contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information materials not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data collection on the website
Order and order processing
Our order offers are primarily directed at the business-to-business (B2B) model. Orders are processed exclusively via the supplier companies registered with us. As a website operator, we provide the necessary framework for this with our "B2B web portal". Shipping and payment processing are carried out in the name and on behalf of the relevant providers. When ordering products via the "B2B web portal", only personal data (including email address, surname, first name, address, VAT ID) is collected, which is required for the completion of the contract and is only made available by us to the respective provider in the event of an order for further processing. This contractual data is stored by us for the duration of the contractual relationship or for the fulfillment of the contract. Notwithstanding this, we will also store your data for longer if this is required by statutory retention obligations. In this case, the processing of the data is limited to compliance with the statutory retention periods and the data is no longer processed for any other purposes. For further information on the use of your personal data sent by us to the provider in the context of order processing, please contact the respective provider company directly. All providers have made a commitment to us to treat your personal data in accordance with the applicable requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
To place orders via our B2B web portal, you as a customer must set up a free and password-protected customer account. You can find more information about this under the point Registration. If you as a customer leave the order process on our website, you will be logged out automatically. We, as the operator, assume no liability for password misuse, unless this was caused by the operator itself.
For orders, the payment method "PayPal" is usually applied. For this purpose, your personal data (first and last name, delivery address, e-mail address, telephone number, the amount to be paid and the IP address) are transmitted to Paypal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg) so that you can authorize the payment to the respective product provider vis-à-vis PayPal. For this you need a PayPal account. In addition, PayPal offers the possibility to process virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not maintain a PayPal account.
The legal basis for the data processing associated with this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, i.e. the processing of your data is necessary for the fulfillment of the agreement on a payment of your purchase via PayPal. The data transmitted to PayPal may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. This transmission serves the identity and credit assessment. You can find more information about data protection at PayPal on the PayPal website at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
We offer you the opportunity to register on our website as a supplier or user. Suppliers have the opportunity to present their company and market products via our "B2B web portal" at our respectively valid conditions. Users have the opportunity to purchase the products of our providers offered on the "B2B Web Portal" at their respective applicable conditions. To do this, registration as a user on our website is required free of charge.
For a registration, personal data (e-mail address, surname, first name, address, VAT ID) are collected by us.
If you send us an inquiry via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. By sending us the message, you also agree to the processing and storage of your entered data (especially your email address). We will not pass on this data without your consent.
You can also use the "Report violation" function to contact us as the operator if you believe that an advertisement or offer violates the guidelines of the B2B web portal. By sending the message, you also agree to the processing and storage of your entered data (especially your email address) by us.
In the B2B web portal, you have the option of submitting an inquiry and thereby contacting our providers. These requests are automatically sent directly to the respective provider, without us gaining any knowledge of their content. The processing and answering of your request is therefore the sole responsibility of the respective recipient. By sending the message, you also agree to the processing and storage of your entered data (in particular your email address and name) by the respective recipient. All providers have made a commitment to us to treat your personal data in accordance with the applicable requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
Forum comment function
In the context of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the creation of the comment and the commentator name selected by you will be stored and published on this website. Furthermore, your IP address is logged and stored. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a submitted comment. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you if a third party objects to your published content as being illegal.
We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to by third parties as unlawful.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website via the integrated newsletter tool, we only require a valid e-mail address from you. At the same time, you agree to the verification of the specified email address in the form of a confirmation and to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, i.e. via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. Optionally, you can also inform us of your revocation by means of an e-mail. To do so, please use the contact information provided in the contact section of this website.
You can anonymously participate in surveys on specific topics via our website. In order to exclude multiple participation in the surveys, your IP address is logged and stored. No other personal data is collected. The evaluation of the survey results is anonymized and without reference to your IP address.
This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type and version
operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
4. Analysis Tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing your user behavior in order to optimize both our website and our advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics opt-out. Google Analytics deaktivieren.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics. It can generate reports that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data is obtained from interest-based advertising by Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. Such data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to data collection".
5. Plugins und Tools
This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and for an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
This website uses the Youtube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider "Youtube", which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
This site uses the map service Mapbox via an API. The provider is MapBox Inc, 740 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA.
To use the functions of Mapbox, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Mapbox server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.
The use of Mapbox Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place. The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and from SPAM.
For the display of our Facebook news feed, we use plugins from POWr HQ, 340 Pine Street, San Francisco, California 94104, USA. You can access POWr's current data protection information and supplementary information on this website: https://www.powr.io/privacy.: https://www.powr.io/privacy.
These cookies register anonymous statistical data about the behavior of visitors to this website and are responsible for ensuring the functionality of certain widgets used on this website. They are used exclusively for internal analysis by the website operator e.g. for the visitor counter. The use of POWr.io is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If a corresponding consent was requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
6. Social Media Plugins
We have integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network. The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Responsible for personal data, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Facebook receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.
If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific subpage of our website you have visited each time you visit our website and for the entire duration of your respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned. If you click one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the "Like" button, Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.
Via the Facebook component, Facebook always receives information about which users have visited our website if the users are simultaneously logged into Facebook at the time of calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether they click on the Facebook component or not. If you do not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, you can prevent this transmission by logging out of your Facebook account before accessing our website.
The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of data subjects. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.
We have integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Each time you call up one of the individual pages of this website that is operated by us and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on your information technology system is automatically prompted by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Twitter receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by you. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.
If you are logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website you have visited each time you call up our website and for the entire duration of your respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account. If you click on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to your personal Twitter user account and stored and processed by Twitter.
Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de abrufbar.
Stand: Mai 2021
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