Privacy Policy

This privacy statement informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider AD-SYSTEMS GmbH & Co. KG on this website.

The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. As far as we’re concerned, personal data is always given on a voluntary basis. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible. The use of contact data published in the context of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly excluded.

We use the data provided by you to fulfill and process your order. For the fulfillment of the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping or forwarding company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods.

Access data / server log files

Personal information is data that helps a person to be identified, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. Also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are part of personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection.

Handling of personal data

Personal information is data that helps a person to be identified, ie information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the name, email address or phone number. Also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone are part of personal data.
Personal data are only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or if the users consent to the data collection.

Contact

When contacting the provider (for example, by contact form or e-mail), the user’s information is stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as for the possibility that follow-up questions arise.

Newsletter

The following information pertains to the contents of our newsletter, the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures, and your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information only with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users.

Double opt-in and logging

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that noone can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and confirmation times, as well as the IP address. Similarly, the changes to your data stored with CleverReach are logged.

Use of the service provider “CleverReach”

The newsletter is sent via “CleverReach”, a newsletter distribution platform. The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients as well as their other data described in these notes, are stored on the servers of CleverReach. CleverReach uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, CleverReach may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of delivery and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, CleverReach does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass them on to third parties. We count on the reliability, IT and data security of CleverReach. CleverReach is certified under “Privacy Shield” and is committed to complying with EU privacy regulations. Furthermore, we have secured a data processing agreement with CleverReach. This is a contract in which CleverReach is committed to protecting the privacy of our users, processing it in accordance with its privacy policy, and in particular, not disclosing it to third parties. You can view the privacy policy of CleverReach here.

Credentials

To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only for the personalization of the newsletter. We also ask you optionally to include your date of birth, gender and your industry. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.

Statistical survey and analyzes

The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the CleverReach server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our goal nor that of CleverReach to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online call and data management

There are cases when we direct newsletters to CleverReach websites. For example, Our newsletters contain a link that allows newsletter recipients to retrieve newsletters online (for example, in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can store their data, such as correcting the e-mail address later. Similarly, the privacy policy of CleverReach is only available on their page. In this context, we pointed out that CleverReach websites use cookies to process personal data through CleverReach, its partners and service providers (such as Matamo, Piwik). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the CleverReach Privacy Policy. Please also refer to the possibility of objecting to the data collection for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).

Termination / Revocation

You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time by revoking your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via CleverReach and the statistical analyzes will lapse. A separate revocation of the dispatch via CleverReach or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

Legal basis Data protection regulation

In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that consent to sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG. The use of the delivery service provider CleverReach, carrying out the statistical surveys and analyzes as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users.

We further point out that you are the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory requirements. Art. 21 DSGVO can contradict at any time. An objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

We further point out that you are the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory requirements. Art. 21 DSGVO can contradict at any time. An objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Integration of services and contents of third parties

Cookies

Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). They serve for the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (for example storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to record the statistical data of the website usage and to be able to analyze it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.

Stored cookies can be viewed and managed for each website:

  •  Chrome: Click the lock next to the address bar (for SSL-certified pages) or the information icon (i). Select [Number] will be used.
  • Firefox: Click the icon next to the web address in the top left corner. Follow the click box to the right and select “More Information”. Cookie management is under “Privacy & History”
  • Internet Explorer: Select the Tools> Internet Options button behind the gear icon. Click the “Privacy” tab. Under Settings you will find the item “Advanced” with the management options for cookies.

By storing cookies, you enable this website content and structural adaptation to the individual visitor needs. Website settings are temporarily stored for a limited time and retrieved when visiting again. With the application of the DSGVO 2018, webmasters are obliged to follow the basic regulation published under https://eu-datenschutz.org/ and to inform their users accordingly about the collection and evaluation of data. The lawfulness of the processing is justified in Chapter 2, Article 6 of the GDPR.

Matamo

This offer uses Matamo (formerly Piwik), an open-source software for statistical analysis of user access. Matamo uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on users ‘computers and that allow an analysis of users’ use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this offer is stored on the server of the provider in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after processing and prior to its storage. Users can prevent the installation of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; However, the provider notifies the users that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.
Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins

Privacy Policy for the use of Facebook plugins

Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition “Social Plug-in of Facebook” or “Facebook Social Plugin”. An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example, press the “Like” button or leave a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to directly assign the data collected via our website to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins even with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, upon request, to receive free information about the personal data that has been stored about him. In addition, the user has the right to correction of incorrect data, blocking and deletion of his personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is contrary.