PRIVACY

Data protection at a glance

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the responsible person

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we would like to inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The responsible person for data processing on this website in terms of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) is Monika Verse, Weindorfstrasse 25a, 45884 Gelsenkirchen, Tel.: 0209 / 209 1208592 (no telephone support), Fax: 0209 / 136561, E-Mail: info@gcmail.de. Responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 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 responsible person). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

When using our website for purely informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for the presentation of the website:

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

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

To make visiting 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 end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time, which can vary depending on the cookie. The duration of each cookie’s storage can be seen in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

Sometimes cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. to remember the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b DSGVO either for the purpose of fulfilling the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b DSGVO 1 Letter a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or in accordance with Art. 1 Para. 1 Letter a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b 1 Letter f DSGVO in order to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as in a customer-friendly and effective design of the on-site visit.

Please note that you can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set and to allow you to decide individually whether to accept them or to refuse cookies in certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. These can be found for each browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

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

4) Contact

Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be found in the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your inquiry or contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your inquiry in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, a further legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if the circumstances indicate that the matter has been conclusively clarified and if there are no other legal obligations to retain data.

5)Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide us with this information for the purpose of executing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above mentioned address of the responsible person. We store and use the data you provide us with for the purpose of contract processing. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by us.

6) Use of customer data for direct advertising

Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for sending the newsletter. The provision of further data is voluntary and serves to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive newsletters. You will then receive a confirmation e-mail from us in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future by clicking on a link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. If you register for the newsletter, we will save your IP address provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter is used by us exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person mentioned at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other legally permissible purposes, about which we inform you in this declaration.

 

7) Data processing for order processing

7.1 For the processing of your order we cooperate with the following service providers who support us in whole or in part in the execution of the contracts concluded. Certain personal data is transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the framework of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. Your payment data will be passed on to the credit institute commissioned with the delivery within the scope of the payment processing, as far as this is necessary for the payment processing. As far as payment service providers are used, we expressly point this out to you in the following. The legal basis for the transmission of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

7.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)

– Klarna
If a Klarna payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ) [https://www.klarna.com/de], Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter “Klarna”). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (name, surname, street, house number, postal code, city, gender, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data related to the order (e.g. invoice amount, item, delivery method) will be passed on to Klarna for the purpose of identity and credit assessment, provided that you have expressly agreed to this in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO during the ordering process. Here you can see to which credit agencies your data can be forwarded:
https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/credit_rating_agencies
The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. Among other things, but not exclusively, address data is included in the calculation of the score values. Klarna uses the information obtained on the statistical probability of payment default to make a balanced decision on the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending a message to the data controller or to Klarna. However, Klarna may still process your personal data, if necessary, if this is necessary for the contractual payment processing.
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna’s data protection regulations for data subjects based in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy
or for persons concerned with a registered office in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy
is treated.

– Paypal
When paying by PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” or “payment by instalments” via PayPal, we will pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”) within the scope of the payment processing. The data will be passed on in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only to the extent necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to perform a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” or “payment by instalments” via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be disclosed to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to PayPal’s legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal will use the result of the credit assessment with regard to the statistical probability of payment default to decide on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). If the result of the credit report contains score values, these are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values also includes address data. Further information on data protection, including the credit agencies used, can be found in PayPal’s privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process your payment in accordance with the contract.

-Digistore24

On our website we also offer you the purchase via the service of Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany (“Digistore”). As soon as you click on one of our product buttons, you will leave our website and be redirected to Digistore. Digistore becomes the contractual partner of the buyers of services or products and is responsible for the processing of the buyers’ data. For the acquisition and the accompanying processing of data the regulations of Digistore 1. terms and conditions: https://www.digistore24.com/info/terms?language=en, and 2. privacy policy: https://www.digistore24.com/info/privacy?language=en

8) Tools

8.1)Borlabs
This website uses the Cookie-Consent-Tool Borlabs of the provider Mr. Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (“Borlabs”), which sets two technically necessary cookies (“borlabsCookie” and “borlabsCookieUnblockConten “t) to store your cookie preference. The above-mentioned processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO due to our legitimate interest in providing a cookie preference management system for website visitors.
The “Borlabs cookie” does not process personal data. The “borlabsCookie” cookie stores the preference you selected when you entered the website. The “borlabsCookieUnblockContent” cookie stores which (external) media/content you would like to have automatically unblocked at any time. If you wish to revoke these settings, simply delete the cookies in your browser. When you re-visit/reload the website, you will be asked again for your cookie settings.

8.2 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). The main purpose of this function is to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. The service includes the transmission of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO due to our legitimate interest in establishing personal responsibility on the Internet and avoiding misuse and spam. In the course of using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

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

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to process your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the objection procedure described above.

9)Rights of the data subject

9.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the person responsible for the processing of your personal data, about whom we inform you in the following:

  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have a right of access to your personal data processed by us, the purpose of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of correction, deletion, restriction of processing, Objection to the processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data, if not collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision making including the creation of profiles and, if applicable, meaningful information on the logic of the processing and the scope and intended impact of such processing on you, as well as your right to be informed about the rights referred to in Art. 46 FADP, if your data is transferred to third countries.
  • Right to correction according to art. 16 DSGVO: You have a right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of your incomplete data stored with us.
  • Right to deletion according to art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are fulfilled. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • Right to limit processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data for as long as the accuracy of your data which you dispute is verified, if you refuse to delete your data due to unauthorized data processing and instead demand the restriction of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims after we no longer require this data after the purpose has been achieved, or if you have lodged an objection for reasons related to your particular situation, as long as it is not yet clear whether our justified reasons outweigh the objection;
  • The right to information according to Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right of rectification, cancellation or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the latter is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, cancellation or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
  • Right to data transmission in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive the personal data provided by you in a structured, generally customary and machine-readable form or to request its transmission to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically possible;
  • Right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with future effect any consent to data processing once granted. In the event of a revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing cannot be carried out on a legal basis for processing without consent. Until revocation, the revocation of consent has no influence on the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent;
  • Right of appeal according to Art. 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right – without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies – to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you live, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged breach takes place.

9.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

WENN WIR IHRE PERSÖNLICHEN DATEN IM RAHMEN EINER INTERESSENABWÄGUNG AUF DER GRUNDLAGE UNSERES ÜBERWIEGENDEN BERECHTIGTEN INTERESSES VERARBEITEN, HABEN SIE DAS RECHT, DIESE VERARBEITUNG JEDERZEIT AUS GRÜNDEN, DIE SICH AUS IHRER BESONDEREN SITUATION ERGEBEN, MIT WIRKUNG FÜR DIE ZUKUNFT ZU WIDERSPRECHEN.
WENN SIE VON IHREM WIDERSPRUCHSRECHT GEBRAUCH MACHEN, WERDEN WIR DIE VERARBEITUNG DER BETREFFENDEN DATEN EINSTELLEN. WIR BEHALTEN UNS JEDOCH DAS RECHT ZUR WEITERVERARBEITUNG VOR, WENN WIR NACHWEISEN KÖNNEN, DASS ZWINGENDENDE SCHUTZWÜRDIGE GRÜNDE FÜR DIE VERARBEITUNG VORLIEGEN, DIE IHRE INTERESSEN, GRUNDRECHTE UND GRUNDFREIHEITEN ÜBERWIEGEN, ODER WENN DIE VERARBEITUNG DER GELTENDMACHUNG, AUSÜBUNG ODER VERTEIDIGUNG VON RECHTSANSPRÜCHEN DIENT.

WENN IHRE PERSONENBEZOGENEN DATEN VON UNS ZUM ZWECK DES DIREKTMARKETINGS VERARBEITET WERDEN, HABEN SIE DAS RECHT, JEDERZEIT DER VERARBEITUNG IHRER PERSONENBEZOGENEN DATEN ZUM ZWECK DIESES MARKETINGS ZU WIDERSPRECHEN. KÖNNEN SIE DAS WIDERSPRUCHSRECHT WIE OBEN BESCHRIEBEN AUSÜBEN.

WENN SIE VON IHREM WIDERSPRUCHSRECHT GEBRAUCH MACHEN, WERDEN WIR DIE VERARBEITUNG DER BETREFFENDEN DATEN FÜR ZWECKE DES DIREKTMARKETINGS EINSTELLEN.

 

10)Duration of storage of personal data

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

If personal data are processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned withdraws his or her consent.

Are there legal retention periods for data processed within the scope of legal or similar obligations based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a DSGVO. If data are processed in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter 1 Letter b DSGVO, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods if they are no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or we have no legitimate interest in their further storage.

If personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. 21 para. 1 letter f DSGVO is exercised. 1 DSGVO is stored unless compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection can be demonstrated which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In the case of processing of personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right of objection under Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.

The stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer required for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations.

 

 

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