Data Protection Policy
Data Protection Policy
This Data Protection Policy is intended to inform the users of this website about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the website operator ViaBlue GmbH, Dieselstr. 6, 76316 Malsch, Tel. 07246/943 112, .
The website operator takes your privacy very seriously and will treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the law. Since changes to this Data Protection Policy may be made due to technological advancements and the continued evolution of this website, we encourage you to review this Data Protection Policy periodically.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in Art. 4 of the GDPR.
We, the website operator or website provider, collect data on website access on the basis of our legitimate interest (see Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR) and save these as “server log files” on the server of the website. The following data will be logged:
- Website visited
- Time at the time of access
- Amount of data sent in bytes
- Source/reference from which you came to the page
- Browser used
- Operating system used
- IP address used
The server log files are stored for a maximum of 9 weeks and then deleted. The storage of the data is done for security reasons, for example, to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be stored for reasons of proof, said data will not be deleted until the incident has been finally clarified.
Range measurement & cookies
If you do not want to save range-measuring cookies on your device, you may object to the use of these files here:
- Cookie opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative
- Cookie deactivation page on the US website
- Cookie deactivation page of the European website
Popular browsers offer the preference option of not allowing cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all features of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data / Contact Form
The website operator collects, uses and transfers your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you consent to the collection of data.
Personal information means all information that is used to identify your person and which can be traced back to you – such as your name, e-mail address and telephone number.
You can also visit this website without giving any personal information. To improve our online offer, however, we (without personal reference) store your access data to this website. This access data includes, for example, the file you requested or the name of your Internet service provider. Due to the anonymization of the data, conclusions about your person are not possible.
We process personal data such as first name, last name, IP address, e-mail address, place of residence, postal code and content information from the contact form or email or Facebook link, insofar as you provide us with such information. We process personal data only with the express permission of the users concerned and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
The processing of personal data is based on our legitimate interest to fulfil our contractually agreed-upon services, to provide our free services and to optimize our online services.
Handling of Contact Information
If you contact us, as website operator, through the offered contact options, your details will be stored so that they can be used to process and answer your request. Without your consent, this data will not be disclosed to third parties.
Handling of Comments and Contributions
If you leave a post or comment on this website, your IP address will be saved. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. of the GDPR and helps with our security as website operator: If your comment violates applicable law, we can be prosecuted, which is why we have an interest in the identity of the author of the comment or contribution.
Use of Social Media Plugins from Facebook
Due to our legitimate interest in the analysis, optimization and operation of our online offer (within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR), this website uses the Facebook social media plug-in, which is provided and operated by Facebook Inc. (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA). The integration of the Facebook logo or the terms “Like” or “Share” in the colours of Facebook (blue and white) are recognizable. Information about all Facebook plugins can be found via the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Facebook Inc. complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
The plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook servers. The website operator has no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data transmitted by the plugin to the Facebook Inc. servers. Information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
The plugin informs Facebook Inc. that you, as a user, have visited this website. There is the possibility that your IP address will be saved. If you are logged into your Facebook account while visiting this website, the information will be linked to it.
If you use the functions of the plugin – for example by sharing or “liking” a post – the corresponding information will also be transmitted to Facebook Inc.
If you want to prevent Facebook Inc. from linking this data to your Facebook account, please log out of Facebook before visiting this website and delete the stored cookies. Through your Facebook profile, you can make additional data processing settings for advertising purposes or object to the use of your data for promotional purposes. You can find the settings here:
- Facebook profile settings
- Cookie deactivation page of the US website
- Cookie deactivation page of the European website
Use of Social Media: Videos/YouTube
This site uses a Youtube embedding feature to display and play videos from “Youtube”, which is owned by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
If you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click a video. If you do not wish to have your data assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out of Google before clicking the play button. Google stores your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, such an evaluation is based on the legitimate interests of Google for displaying personalized advertising, market research and/or the tailor-made design of its website.
You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and to exercise such right you must contact YouTube.
Regardless of any playback of the embedded video, every time you visit this website, it will connect to the Google Network “DoubleClick”, which may trigger further data processing over which we have no influence.
US-based Google LLC is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.
The website operator offers you a newsletter in which you can be informed about current events and offers. If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter, you must enter a valid e-mail address. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree to receiving the newsletter and the procedures outlined.
Withdrawal and termination: You can withdraw your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and thus cancel the newsletter subscription. After the cancellation of your subscription, your personal data will be deleted. Your consent to the delivery of the newsletter expires at the same time. At the end of each newsletter, you will find a link to cancel your subscription.
On our website we offer payment via PayPal, among others. Provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”).
If you choose to pay via PayPal, the payment details you enter will be sent to PayPal.
The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR (processing to fulfil a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. Revocation does not affect the effectiveness of previous data processing operations.
Data Protection Policy for Google reCAPTCHA
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, www.google.com (“Google Analytics” or “Google”). Google Analytics employs cookies that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there.
In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension “anonymizeIp”. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from EU/EEA member states. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to our website.
Google Analytics also uses electronic images known as web beacons (sometimes called single pixel gifs) and are used along with cookies to compile aggregated statistics to analyze how our site is used.
You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on referenced above at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For the cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has self-certified pursuant to the EU-US Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework).
Rights of the User
As a user, you have the right to receive free information, upon request, concerning which personal data has been stored about you. You also have the right to correct incorrect data and to restrict or delete your personal data. If applicable, you can also claim your right to data portability. If you believe your data has been processed unlawfully, you can file a complaint with the appropriate regulatory agency.
Deletion of Data
If your request does not conflict with a legal duty to store data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us, if it is no longer necessary for its purpose and there are no legal retention periods, will be deleted. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for legitimate legal purposes, data processing is restricted. In this case, the data is locked and not processed for other purposes.
Right to Object
Users of this website may exercise their right to object and object to the processing of their personal data at any time.
If you would like a correction, blocking, deletion or information about the personal data stored about you, or if you have questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data or if you would like to revoke your consent, please contact the following e-mail address: [insert e-mail address]
Disclosure of Data to Third Parties and Third-party Providers
There is no disclosure of data to third parties and third-party providers.