DATA PROTECTION

DATA PROTECTION

Data protection declaration, general information and mandatory information:

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our products. Protecting your privacy when using our websites is particularly important to us. This data protection declaration applies to the portals, online shops and websites operated by Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH (“Weingarten”). We therefore ask you to take note of the following information:

1. Responsible body for data processing
Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Wohldstr. 18, 23669 Timmendorfer Strand, Germany.
The responsible body decides alone or jointly with others on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, contact details, etc.).

2. Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. An informal notification via email is sufficient to revoke your consent. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

3. Right to complain to the responsible supervisory authority
As a data subject, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority in the event of a data protection violation. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. The following link provides a list of data protection officers and their contact details: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschrift_links-node.html.

4. Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to third parties. It is provided in a machine-readable format. If you request the data to be transferred directly to another person responsible, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.

5. Right to information, correction, blocking and deletion
At any time, within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correct, block or delete this data. In this regard and also if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time using the contact options listed in the legal notice.

6. SSL or TLS encryption
We have taken technical and administrative security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. All our employees and service providers who work for us are obliged to maintain confidentiality. For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content that you send to us as the site operator, our systems use SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data that you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the “https://” address line in your browser and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

7. Data Protection Officer
Wir haben einen Datenschutzbeauftragten bestellt: Bert Weingarten c/o Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Wohldstr. 18, 23669 Timmendorfer Strand, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 (0) 4503-7947-11, eMail: info (at) weingarten.de.

8. Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
– Visited page on our domain
– Date and time of the server request
– Browser type and browser version
– Operating system used
– Referrer URL
– Host name of the accessing computer
- IP address
This data will not be merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

9. Data transmission when concluding a contract for the purchase and shipping of goods
In principle, you can visit our websites without us collecting any personal data from you. Personal data is only collected if you provide it to us to carry out a service, a contract, when opening a customer account or when contacting us. The following data is requested: name, email address, delivery address and billing address. Without your express consent, this data will only be used to process the contract and process your inquiries and the purchase contract in which you are involved. After the contract has been fully processed, your data will be stored in consideration of tax and commercial law retention periods, but will be deleted after these periods have expired. In addition, personal data is collected when you register for our email newsletter or create a customer user account. Telephone numbers and dates of birth are also stored here if you provide them voluntarily. We use this data for our own advertising purposes in the form of our email newsletter or for our service offerings, provided you have expressly consented to this. Subject to your consent, by analyzing your personal purchases (e.g. day of purchase, items purchased, shopping carts), we can evaluate information about your interests and preferences in relation to our products and services and use it to address you individually. Personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if necessary in the context of contract processing. Third parties can be, for example, payment service providers or logistics companies. No further transmission of data will take place or only if you have expressly agreed to this. The basis for data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

10. Registration on this website
To use certain functions, you can register on our website. The data transmitted is used exclusively for the purpose of using the respective offer or service. Mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration. In the event of important changes, for example for technical reasons, we will inform you by email. The email will be sent to the address provided during registration. The data entered during registration is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. An informal notification via email is sufficient to revoke your consent. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation. We store the data collected during registration for the period that you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted if you cancel your registration. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

11. Contact form
Data transmitted via the contact form, including your contact details, will be stored in order to be able to process your request or to be available to answer follow-up questions. This data will not be passed on without your consent. The data entered into the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. An informal notification via email is sufficient to revoke your consent. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. Data transmitted via the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or there is no longer any need to store the data. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

12. Storage period for posts and comments
Posts and comments as well as related data, such as IP addresses, are stored. The content remains on our website until it has been completely deleted or required to be deleted for legal reasons. The storage of posts and comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. An informal notification via email is sufficient to revoke your consent. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.

13. Subscribe to comments
As a user of our website, you can subscribe to comments after registering. We will use a confirmation email to check whether you are the owner of the email address provided. You can unsubscribe from the comment subscription function at any time via a link contained in a subscription email. Data entered to set up the subscription will be deleted if you unsubscribe. If this data has been transmitted to us for other purposes and elsewhere, it will remain with us.

14. Cookies
Unsere Website verwendet Cookies. Das sind kleine Textdateien, die Ihr Webbrowser auf Ihrem Endgerät speichert. Cookies helfen uns dabei, unser Angebot benutzerfreundlicher, effektiver und sicherer zu machen. Einige Cookies sind „Session-Cookies“. Solche Cookies werden nach Ende Ihrer Browser-Sitzung von selbst gelöscht. Bleiben andere Cookies auf Ihrem Endgerät bestehen, bis Sie diese selbst löschen. Solche Cookies helfen uns, Sie bei Rückkehr auf unsere Website wiederzuerkennen. Mit einem modernen Webbrowser können Sie das Setzen von Cookies überwachen, einschränken oder unterbinden. Viele Webbrowser lassen sich so konfigurieren, dass Cookies mit dem Schließen des Programms von selbst gelöscht werden. Die Deaktivierung von Cookies kann eine eingeschränkte Funktionalität unserer Website zur Folge haben. Das Setzen von Cookies, die zur Ausübung elektronischer Kommunikationsvorgänge oder der Bereitstellung bestimmter, von Ihnen erwünschter Funktionen (z.B. Warenkorb) notwendig sind, erfolgt auf Grundlage von Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Als Betreiber dieser Website haben wir ein berechtigtes Interesse an der Speicherung von Cookies zur technischen fehlerfreien und reibungslosen Bereitstellung unserer Dienste. Sofern die Setzung anderer Cookies (z.B. für Analyse-Funktionen) erfolgt, werden diese in dieser Datenschutzerklärung gesondert behandelt.

15. PayPal and carriers
Our website allows payment via PayPal. The payment service provider is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. If you pay with PayPal, the payment details you entered will be transmitted to PayPal. The personal data we collect will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery (e.g. DHL) as part of the contract processing, to the extent that this is necessary to deliver the goods. Bank details or credit card details must be provided to pay for orders. Your data will be transmitted to PayPal on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (processing to fulfill a contract). You can revoke the consent you have already given at any time. Past data processing operations remain effective if revoked.

16. Font Awesome
To properly provide the content of our website, we use Font Awesome from the provider Fonticons, Inc.. The use of Font Awesome is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a. GDPR and Section 25 Paragraph 1 TTDSG. We intend to transfer personal data to third countries outside the European Economic Area, in particular the USA. In cases where there is no adequacy decision from the European Commission (e.g. in the USA), we have agreed other suitable guarantees with the recipients of the data within the meaning of Art. 44 ff. GDPR. Unless otherwise stated, these are standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission in accordance with Implementing Decision (EU) 2021/914 of June 4, 2021. You can find a copy of these standard contractual clauses at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ DE/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32021D0914&from=DE view. In addition, before such a third country transfer, we obtain your consent in accordance with Article 49 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter a. GDPR, which you give via consent in the Consent Manager (or other forms, registrations, etc.). We would like to point out that there are unknown risks in third country transfers (e.g. data processing by security authorities in the third country, the exact extent of which and the consequences for you we do not know, over which we have no influence and of which you may not become aware) can exist. The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by Fonticons, Inc. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for Font Awesome CDN: https://cdn.fontawesome.com/privacy.

17. hCaptcha
We use hCaptcha (hereinafter “hCaptcha”) on this website. The provider is Intuition Machines Inc 2211 Selig Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90026, United States (hereinafter “IMI”). hCaptcha is intended to check whether data entry on this website (e.g. in our contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters a website with hCaptcha activated. For analysis purposes, hCaptcha evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the website visitor spends on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to IMI. If hCaptcha is used in invisible mode, the analyzes run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place. The storage and analysis of the data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offerings from abusive automated spying and SPAM. If appropriate consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit . B. Device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time. Data processing is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) contained in the Data Processing Addendum to the IMI General Terms and Conditions or the Data Processing Agreements. Further information about hCaptcha can be found in the data protection regulations and terms of use at the following links: https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy and https://hcaptcha.com/terms.

18. Amazon Partnerprogramm
We use the Amazon affiliate program of the company Amazon.com, Inc. on our website. The responsible parties within the meaning of the data protection declaration are Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l., Amazon EU S.à.r.l, Amazon Services Europe S. a.r.l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r.l., all four located at 5, Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg and Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH, Domagkstr. 28, 80807 Munich. The data processor is Amazon Deutschland Services GmbH, Marcel-Breuer-Str. 12, 80807 Munich. By using this Amazon affiliate program, data from you may be transferred, stored and processed to Amazon. The Amazon partner program is an affiliate marketing program of the online shipping company Amazon.de. The Amazon affiliate program is based on the principle of commission. We place product recommendations, advertising or partner links on our website and if you click on these and buy a product via Amazon, we receive a reimbursement of advertising costs (commission). Our goal is to provide you with lots of helpful content and information. We put a lot of work and energy into developing our website. With the help of the Amazon affiliate program we have a way to receive commissions. Of course, every partner link to Amazon has to do with our project topics and shows offers that might interest you. What data is stored by the Amazon affiliate program? As soon as you interact with Amazon products and services, Amazon collects data from you. Amazon distinguishes between information that you actively give to the company and information that is automatically collected and stored. Examples of active information include name, email address, telephone number, age, payment information or location information. So-called automatic information is primarily stored via cookies. This includes information about user behavior, IP address, device information (browser type, location, operating systems) or the URL. Amazon also saves the clickstream. This refers to the path (order of pages) that you as a user take to get to a product. Amazon also stores cookies in your browser so that you can trace the origin of an order. This is how the company recognizes that you have clicked on an Amazon advertisement or partner link via our website. If you have an Amazon account and are logged in while using our website, the data collected may be assigned to your account. You can prevent this by logging out of Amazon before using our website. Amazon uses the information received to tailor advertisements more precisely to the interests of users. How long and where is the data stored? Personal information is retained by Amazon for as long as necessary for Amazon's business services or as necessary for legal reasons. Since Amazon is headquartered in the USA, the data collected is also stored on American servers. How can I delete my data or prevent data storage? You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. If you have an Amazon account, you can manage or delete much of the data collected in your account. Your browser offers another option to manage data processing and storage by Amazon according to your preferences. There you can manage, deactivate or delete cookies. This works a little differently for each browser. Under the “Cookies” section you will find the corresponding links to the relevant instructions for the most popular browsers. Legal basis: If you have consented to the Amazon partner program being used, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Article 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), this consent represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as may occur when it is collected by the Amazon partner program. We also have a legitimate interest in To use the Amazon affiliate program to optimize our online service and marketing efforts. The corresponding legal basis for this is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the Amazon partner program if you have given your consent. Amazon also processes your data in the USA, among other places. Amazon is an active participant in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which regulates the correct and secure transfer of personal data from EU citizens to the USA. More information can be found at https://commission.europa.eu/document/fa09cbad-dd7d-4684-ae60-be03fcb0fddf_en. Amazon also uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 Paragraphs 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data complies with European data protection standards even if it is transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through the EU-US Data Privacy Framework and the Standard Contractual Clauses, Amazon undertakes to comply with European data protection levels when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementing decision of the EU Commission. You can find the resolution and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eurlex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de. The Amazon data processing conditions (AWS GDPR DATA PROCESSING), which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://d1.awsstatic.com/legal/aws-gdpr/AWS_GDPR_DPA.pdf. Further information about data transfer through the use of the Amazon partner program can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010.

19. Liability
The information has been compiled with the greatest possible care and is continually updated. Despite careful control, total accuracy can not be guaranteed. Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH therefore excludes any liability or guarantee with regard to the accuracy, correctness, completeness and topicality of the information provided in online offers. This applies in particular to websites that are referred to via hyperlinks. Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH therefore expressly excludes liability for the content of such pages. Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH is also not responsible for the data protection precautions of the operators of such websites. Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information or data provided at any time without notice. To the extent that our online offerings contain forward-looking statements, these statements are based on management's beliefs and assessments and are therefore subject to risks and uncertainties. Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH is not obliged to update such forward-looking statements. Liability for such statements is expressly excluded.

20. Changes to the privacy policy
We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration in the future. You should therefore regularly consult the data protection declaration when you visit our websites.

As of February 8, 2024. © Copyright Weingarten Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH

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