Data protection declaration
Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance to the management of Siems GmbH & Co. KG. The use of our website is generally possible without the disclosure of any personal data. However, if you wish to make use of a special service provided by our company via our website, such as registration for the newsletter or use of the contact form, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is required, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, email address or telephone number of the data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Ordinance (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to us.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can have security gaps so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, each data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.
Our data protection declaration is based on the terms used by the European directive and regulatory authority when adopting the GDPR. Our data protection declaration should be comprehensible and understandable. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); 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.
b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.
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.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
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.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Controller means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
i) Third party
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.
1. Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. 2. 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; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
Consent of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and address of the controller
The controller, in line with the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection character, is:
Siems GmbH & Co. KG
represented by its managing director Dr. Michael Beck
Kirchvordener Str. 54-56, 31228 Peine
Telephone: +49 5171 252 55
This automatically provides us with certain data, such as IP addresses, browsers, operating system via your access device and your connection to the internet.
The data subject can prevent the placement of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in his or her internet browser and thus permanently refute the placement of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been placed can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. Cookies enable, for example, the content of the shopping basket, the login status and also CSRF protection. If the data subject deactivates the placement of cookies in the internet browser, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
4. Collecting general data and information
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG collects a range of general data and information each time a data subject or an automated system accesses the website. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data can be collected:
- browser types and versions used
- the operating system used by the accessing system
- the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer)
- the subwebsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website
- the date and time of access to the website
- an internet protocol address (IP address)
- the internet service provider of the accessing system
- other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using this general data and information Siems GmbH & Co. KG does not draw conclusions about the data subject. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG uses the data for statistical evaluations with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company. In addition, the data are used to ensure the operation, security and optimisation of the offer and to provide law enforcement agencies with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyberattack.
5. Contact via the website
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG enables quick electronic contact to be made via a contact form or email. If you take advantage of these offers, your transmitted personal data will be stored automatically. The personal data transmitted by you to Siems GmbH & Co. KG on a voluntary basis will be stored for the purpose of processing or establishing contact. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.
6. Subscription to our newsletter
The website of Siems GmbH & Co. KG gives users the opportunity to subscribe to our company's newsletter. Siems GmbH & Co. KG informs its customers and business partners about company offers at regular intervals by means of a newsletter. Subscribers to the newsletter may also be contacted by email if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as could be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or technical changes.
Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when the newsletter is ordered is determined by the input mask used for this purpose. Our company newsletter can only be received by the data subject if the data subject has a valid email address and the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation email using the double opt-in procedure is sent to the email address entered by the data subject the first time in order to the newsletter to be sent. This confirmation email serves to verify whether the owner of the email address has authorised the receipt of the newsletter as the data subject.
When registering for the newsletter, we also save the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves as legal safeguard for the data controller.
For the handling of the newsletters we use newsletter service providers, which are described below.
This website uses CleverReach for the sending of newsletters. The provider is the CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Schafjückenweg 2, 26180 Rastede, Germany (hereinafter „CleverReach“). CleverReach is a service that can be used to organize and analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you have entered for the purpose of subscribing to our newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) are stored on servers of CleverReach in Germany or in Ireland.
Newsletters we send out via CleverReach allow us to analyze the user patterns of our newsletter recipients. Among other things, in conjunction with this, it is possible how many recipients actually opened the newsletter e-mail and how often which link inside the newsletter has been clicked. With the assistance of a tool called Conversion Tracking, we can also determine whether an action that has been predefined in the newsletter actually occurred after the link was clicked (e.g., purchase of a product on this website). For more information on the data analysis services by CleverReach newsletters, please go to: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/features/reporting-tracking/.
The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have given at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place prior to your revocation.
If you do not want to permit an analysis by CleverReach, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message.
The data deposited with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the newsletter service provider and deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored for other purposes with us remain unaffected.
After you unsubscribe from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist, if such action is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is indefinite. You may object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
For more details, please consult the Data Protection Provisions of CleverReach at: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy-policy/..
a) Data processing
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
b) Newsletter tracking
The newsletters of Siems GmbH & Co. KG contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded emails that are sent in HTML format to enable the log file to be recorded and analysed. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Siems GmbH & Co. KG can recognise if and when an email was opened by a data subject and which links in the email were accessed by the data subject.
Personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimise the delivery of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Data subjects are entitled to withdraw the declaration of consent given separately via the double-opt-in procedure at any time. After revoking consent, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. Siems GmbH & Co. KG automatically interprets the cancellation of the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
c) Google reCAPTCHA
We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a human or a computer makes a certain entry in our newsletter form. Google uses the following data to check whether you are a human or a computer: IP address of the terminal device used, the website that you visit with us and on which the captcha is embedded, the date and duration of the visit, the recognition data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks that require you to identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the GDPR. There is a legitimate interest on our side in this data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect us from automated entries (attacks).
8. Rights of the data subject
The introduction of GDPR gives the data subject extensive rights, which we would like to clarify in the following.
If you, as the data subject, claim this right, you can contact an employee of Siems GmbH & Co. KG at any time.
a) Right to confirmation
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
b) Right of access to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right to receive information from Siems GmbH & Co. KG free of charge at any time about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the data subject has extensive information rights over:
- the purposes of the processing;
- the categories of personal data being processed;
- the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
- where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
- the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
- where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
;the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.
In addition, the data subject has a right of access as to whether or not personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organisation. If that is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.
c) Right to rectification
1. The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. 2. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
d) Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
- the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
- the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
- the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) GDPR;
- the personal data have been unlawfully processed;
- the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
- the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in GDPR Article 8(1).
Insofar as one of the above reasons applies and a data subject has initiated the deletion of personal data stored at Siems GmbH & Co. KG and has contacted an employee of the controller, the employees of Siems GmbH & Co. KG will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.
If the personal data has been made public by Siems GmbH & Co. KG and if our company is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, Siems GmbH & Co. KG, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures to inform other data controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Siems GmbH & Co. KG will do what is necessary to arrange this in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
- the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
- the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
- the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
- the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above conditions is met and a data subject has requested the restriction of personal data stored by Siems GmbH & Co. KG and has contacted an employee of the controller, the employee will arrange to restrict the processing.
f) Right to data portability
The data subject shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:
(a) the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR and
(b) the processing is carried out by automated means.
In exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.
The exercise of the right referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
g) Right to object
The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions. Siems GmbH & Co. KG shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Where Siems GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject objects to processing by Siems GmbH & Co. KG for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.
In the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
The data subject shall have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her.
In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c) in paragraph 2 of this Article, Siems GmbH & Co. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
i) Right to revoke a data protection consent
Any data subject affected by the processing of personal data is entitled to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
The controller has integrated components from Youtube on this website. The operator is YouTube LLC with headquarters in 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
We use among others the provider YouTube for the integration of videos.
The plugins are marked with a Youtube logo. When you access the pages on our website that are provided with such a plugin - for example, from our media library (adh-fishing TV) - a connection to the YouTube servers is established and the plugin is displayed. This transmits which of our web pages you have visited to the YouTube server.
If you are logged in as a YouTube member, YouTube assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. clicking the start button of a video, this information is also assigned to your user account.
You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your YouTube account and other user accounts of YouTube LLC and Google Inc. and deleting the corresponding cookies of the companies before using our website.
Further information on data processing and privacy protection by YouTube (Google) can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.
Our website includes plugins of the video portal Vimeo of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Vimeo's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration informs Vimeo that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Vimeo account. If you interact with the plugins (such as pressing the start button of a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
The data processing operations described are carried out in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the service.
If you do not want Vimeo to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
This processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6, paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR on the basis of Vimeo's legitimate interest in statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.
11. Web tracking with Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior patterns of website visitors. To that end, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the utilized operating system and the user’s origin. This data is summarized in a user-ID and assigned to the respective end device of the website visitor.
Furthermore, Google Analytics allows us to record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to augment the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that make the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing the user behavior patterns (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The website use information recorded by Google is, as a rule transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.
The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG. You may revoke your consent at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
You can prevent the recording and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.
Google Analytics E-Commerce-Tracking
This website uses the “E-Commerce Tracking” function of Google Analytics. With the assistance of E-Commerce Tracking, the website operator is in a position to analyze the purchasing patterns of website visitors with the aim of improving the operator’s online marketing campaigns. In this context, information, such as the orders placed, the average order values, shipping costs and the time from viewing the product to making the purchasing decision are tracked. These data may be consolidated by Google under a transaction ID, which is allocated to the respective user or the user’s device.
12. Google Ads
The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online promotional program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Ads enables us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites, if the user enters certain search terms into Google (keyword targeting). It is also possible to place targeted ads based on the user data Google has in its possession (e.g., location data and interests; target group targeting). As the website operator, we can analyze these data quantitatively, for instance by analyzing which search terms resulted in the display of our ads and how many ads led to respective clicks.
The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG. You may revoke your consent at any time.
Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
The use of these services occurs on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR and § 25(1) TTDSG. You may revoke your consent at any time.
For more information about Google Conversion Tracking, please review Google’s data protection policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
13. Use of CCM19
We use the cookie consent technology CCM19 on our website.
The provider of this technology is Papoo Software & Media GmbH - Dr. Carsten Euwens. Bornschein, Auguststr. 4, 53229 Bonn, Germany.
The tool is used to obtain your consent for data processing for the placement of cookies requiring consent in particular, and to give you the opportunity to exercise your right of revocation and to document this.
Cookies may be used for this purpose in which a random ID and the respective consent status are collected among other things. This data will not be passed on to the provider of CCM19.
The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 15. 1 lit. c DSGVO.
14. Use of the Google Calendar service
This website uses the calendar service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy. Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Google) via an API. The purpose of our use of the tool is to display the available appointments of our day tickets.
The plugins are marked with a Google Calendar logo. If you call up the internet pages of our website provided with this plugin - the registration for Mörrum day tickets, for example - a connection to the Google servers is established and the plugin is displayed in the process. This transmits the internet pages you have visited to the Google server.
If you are logged in as a member of Google, Google assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plugin, e.g. by clicking the Add to Google Calendar button, this information is also assigned to your user account.
You can prevent this assignment by logging out of your Google user account as well as other user accounts of Google Inc. and deleting the corresponding cookies of the company before using our website.
Further information on data processing and notes on data protection by Google Calendar is available at: https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/10366125?hl=en.
15. Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge / other widgets
The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is integrated on this website to display the Trusted Shops services (e.g. Trustbadge and collected reviews) as well as to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order.
This is necessary to safeguard our legitimate prevailing interests in an optimal marketing by ensuring the safety of your purchase according to Article 6 (1) f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are an offer of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany with whom we are jointly responsible for data protection pursuant to Art. 26 GDPR. In the following, we inform you about the essential contractual contents pursuant to Art. 26 (2) DSGVO within the scope of this data protection notice.
When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a server log file which contains, for example, your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. The IP address is anonymized immediately after collection so that the stored data cannot be assigned to your person. The anonymized data is used in particular for statistical purposes and for error analysis. After order completion, your email address, which is hashed by cryptological one-way function, is transmitted to Trusted Shops GmbH. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. This serves to check whether you are already registered for services with Trusted Shops GmbH and is therefore necessary for the fulfillment of our and Trusted Shops' overriding legitimate interests in the provision of the Buyer Protection linked to the specific order in each case and the transactional evaluation services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If this is the case, further processing will be carried out in accordance with the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops. If you have not yet registered for the services, you will be given the opportunity to do so for the first time. Further processing after registration also depends on the contractual agreement with Trusted Shops GmbH. If you do not register, all transmitted data will be automatically deleted by Trusted Shops GmbH and a personal reference is then no longer possible.
Trusted Shops uses service providers in the areas of hosting, monitoring and logging. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation. Processing may take place in third countries (USA and Israel). An adequate level of data protection is ensured in the case of the USA by standard data protection clauses and further contractual measures, and in the case of Israel by an adequacy decision.
Within the framework of the joint responsibility existing between us and Trusted Shops GmbH, if you have any data protection questions and wish to assert your rights, please prefer to contact Trusted Shops GmbH using the contact options provided in the data protection information linked above. Irrespective of this, however, you can always contact the responsible person of your choice. Your inquiry will then, if necessary, be forwarded to the other responsible party for a response.
16. Legal basis of processing
Article 6 I point (a) GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations for 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 the data subject is a party, as is the case for example with processing operations necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of any other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I point (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. Where our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example, to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 I point (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, processing would be based on Article 6 I point (d) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6 I point (f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (Recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).
17. Legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6, paragraph 1, point (f) GDPR, it is in our legitimate interest to conduct our business activities for the well-being of our employees and shareholders.
18. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the time necessary to achieve the purpose of the data storage or to the extent provided for by the European regulator or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulatory authority or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
19. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After the expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.
20. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide them
We inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him/her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contractually necessary or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
21. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.
22. Changes to our data protection declaration
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration to comply with the respective legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration. Your visit to our website is subject to our current data protection declaration.
Siems GmbH & Co. KG