PRIVACY POLICY

1) Introduction and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use 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 b2plus Consulting GmbH, Implerstrasse 38, 81371 München, Deutschland, Tel.: +491778899754, E-Mail: [email protected]. The controller responsible for 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 visiting our website

2.1 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 that your browser transmits to the site server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

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

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of unlawful 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 visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted after you close your browser (so-called “session cookies”), while others remain on your device for longer and enable page settings to be saved (so-called “persistent cookies”). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the cookie settings overview of your web browser.

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

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

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

3.1 List of cookies used

Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make the user experience more efficient, to provide website functions and to enable the collection of data for analysis.

In accordance with GDPR Art. 6 (1) (f), we may store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this website. Your consent is required for all other types of cookies.

Cookies related to measurement and marketing are used on the basis of GDPR Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and require your consent for storage and use.

You can change or withdraw your consent at any time by visiting the Cookie Declaration page on our website.

Our contact details and information on how we process your personal data can be found in our legal notice.

3.1.1 Necessary Cookies

Necessary cookies support core website functions such as website display, security, page navigation and accessibility. You can disable these cookies by changing your browser settings; however, this may affect the functionality of the website.

3.1.2 Measurement Cookies

The website uses measurement cookies to analyze and improve your website experience. Measurement cookies collect information about how visitors interact with the website, which pages have been visited and which error messages have occurred.

3.1.3 Marketing Cookies

This website uses marketing cookies to track how visitors navigate through the pages of the website and to track their responses to marketing campaigns on our website. This website uses marketing cookies to personalize and enhance your experience by delivering content more relevant to your interests.

To use our website to we use analytics to collect data for website analysis. By using Google Analytics JavaScript on your device, we are able to collect information about your interaction with our website. It is important to note that this data is anonymized and does not allow personal identification, we would like to use Google Asen.

4) Contact Us

Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email). Which data is collected when using 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 contacting you and the associated technical administration.

The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

5) Web analysis services

5.1 Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), which enables your use of our website to be analyzed.

By default, Google (Universal) Analytics sets cookies when you visit the website, which are stored as small text modules on your end device and collect certain information. The scope of this information also includes your IP address, which, however, is shortened by Google by the last digits in order to exclude a direct personal reference.

The information is transferred to Google servers and processed there. Transmission to Google LLC, based in the USA, is also possible.

Google uses the information collected on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The abbreviated IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The data collected as part of the use of Google (Universal) Analytics is stored for a period of two months and then deleted.

All processing described above, in particular the setting of cookies on the terminal device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
Without your consent, Google (Universal) Analytics will not be used during your visit to our website. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal, please deactivate this service using the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

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

Further legal information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de and under https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Demographic characteristics
Google (Universal) Analytics uses the special function “demographic characteristics” and can use it to create statistics that make statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This is done by analyzing advertising and information from third-party providers. This allows target groups to be identified for marketing activities. However, the data collected cannot be assigned to a specific person and is deleted after being stored for a period of two months.

Google Signals
As an extension to Google (Universal) Analytics, Google Signals can be used on this website to generate cross-device reports. If you have activated personalized ads and linked your devices to your Google account, Google may, subject to your consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, analyze your usage behavior across devices and create database models, including cross-device conversions. We do not receive any personal data from Google, only statistics. If you want to stop the cross-device analysis, you can deactivate the “Personalized advertising” function in the settings of your Google account. Please follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de You can find more information about Google Signals at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=de

UserIDs
As an extension to Google (Universal) Analytics, the “UserIDs” function can be used on this website. If you have consented to the use of Google (Universal) Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, have set up an account on this website and log in with this account on different devices, your activities, including conversions, can be analyzed across devices.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider has signed up to 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.

5.2 Google Analytics 4

This website uses Google Analytics 4, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), which enables your use of our website to be analyzed.

By default, Google Analytics 4 does not use cookies when you visit the website unless you expressly consent to cookies. Instead, information about your usage behavior is collected and processed by so-called pings (small data packets that are sent to the host of an end device). The scope of this information also includes your IP address, which, however, is shortened by Google by the last digits in order to exclude any direct personal reference.

The information is transferred to Google servers and processed there. Transmission to Google LLC, based in the USA, is also possible.

Google uses the information collected on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The abbreviated IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. The data collected as part of the use of Google Analytics 4 is stored for a period of two months and then deleted.

All of the processing described above, including the transmission of data through “pings” and the possible setting of Google Analytics cookies, will only take place if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Without your consent, Google Analytics 4 will not be used during your visit to our website. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your right of withdrawal, please deactivate this service using the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

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

Further legal information on Google Analytics 4 can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en und under https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites

Demographic characteristics
Google Analytics 4 uses the special function “demographic characteristics” and can use it to create statistics that make statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors. This is done by analyzing advertising and information from third-party providers. This allows target groups to be identified for marketing activities. However, the data collected cannot be assigned to a specific person and is deleted after being stored for a period of two months.

Google Signals
As an extension to Google Analytics 4, Google Signals can be used on this website to generate cross-device reports. If you have activated personalized ads and linked your devices to your Google account, Google may, subject to your consent to the use of Google Analytics in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, analyze your usage behavior across devices and create database models, including cross-device conversions. We do not receive any personal data from Google, only statistics. If you want to stop the cross-device analysis, you can deactivate the “Personalized advertising” function in the settings of your Google account. To do this, follow the instructions on this page: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de You can find more information about Google Signals at the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7532985?hl=de

UserIDs
As an extension to Google Analytics 4, the “UserIDs” function can be used on this website. If you have consented to the use of Google Analytics 4 in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, have set up an account on this website and log in with this account on different devices, your activities, including conversions, can be analyzed across devices.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider has signed up to 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.

5.3 Google Tag Manager

This website uses the “Google Tag Manager”, a service of the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter: “Google”).

Google Tag Manager provides a technical basis for bundling various web applications, including tracking and analysis services, and for calibrating, controlling and linking them to conditions via a standardized user interface. Google Tag Manager itself does not store or read any information on user devices. The service also does not carry out any independent data analyses. However, Google Tag Manager transmits your IP address to Google when you access a page and may store it there. Transmission to servers of Google LLC. in the USA is possible.

This processing will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Without this consent, Google Tag Manager will not be used during your visit to our website. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate 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 unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider has signed up to 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.

6) Retargeting/ Remarketing und Conversion-Tracking

LinkedIn Insight

This website uses retargeting technology from the following provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

This makes it possible to target visitors to our website with personalized, interest-based advertising who have already shown an interest in our store and our products. The advertising material is displayed on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of previous and current usage behavior, but no personal data is stored. In the cases of retargeting technology, a cookie is stored on your computer or mobile device in order to collect pseudonymized data about your interests and thus adapt the advertising individually to the stored information. These cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device. They are used to display advertising that is highly likely to match your product and information interests.

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. Without this consent, retargeting technology will not be used during your visit to our website.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

7) Tools und Miscellaneous

Cookie-Consent-Tool

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 when they access the website in the form of an interactive user interface, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking a box. By using the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user gives their consent by ticking the appropriate box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the user’s end device if consent has been granted.

The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is not processed in this process.

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 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of 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.

Another legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. As the controller, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.

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

Further information about the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.

8) Rights of the data subject

8.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the legal basis stated for the respective exercise requirements:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO;
  • Right to rectification according to Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 DSGVO;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DSGVO;
  • Right to information pursuant to Art. 19 DSGVO;
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO;
  • Right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO.

8.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA AS PART OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON GROUNDS RELATING TO YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

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

9) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally by the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, the data concerned will be stored until you withdraw your consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation and/or we no longer have a legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.

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

PLEASE NOTE: THE ENGLISH VERSION IS PUBLISHED HERE FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY: JUST THE GERMAN TEXT IS LEGALLY BINDING.

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