1. DATA PROTECTION AT A GLANCE

GENERAL INFORMATION
The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit this website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you. For detailed information about the subject matter of data protection, please consult our Data Protection Declaration, which we have included beneath this copy.

DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON THIS WEBSITE?
The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available under section “Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)” in this Privacy Policy.

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR DATA?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This can be, for. E.g. data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is recorded automatically or with your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the page was viewed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

WHAT DO WE USE YOUR DATA FOR?

A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user patterns.

WHAT RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE WITH REGARD TO YOUR DATA?

You have the right to receive information about the source, recipients, and purposes of your archived personal data at any time without having to pay a fee for such disclosures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rectified or eradicated. If you have consented to data processing, you have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future data processing. Moreover, you have the right to demand that the processing of your data be restricted under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to log a complaint with the competent supervising agency.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or any other data protection related issues.

ANALYSIS TOOLS AND THIRD PARTY TOOLS

When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This happens primarily with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information on these analysis programs can be found in the following data protection declaration.

2. HOSTING

EXTERNAL HOSTING

This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This can primarily be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access and other data generated via a website.

The use of the hoster is for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to follow our instructions with respect to such data.

We use the following hoster:

Host Europe GmbH
c/o WeWork
Frienplatz 4
50672 Cologne

Tel: +49 221 99999 301
E-mail: info@hosteurope.de

ORDER PROCESSING

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. 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.

3. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION

DATA PROTECTION

The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.

Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

NOTICE ON THE RESPONSIBLE BODY

The data processing controller on this website is:

Balzwerk the
Magirusstrasse 22
D-89250 Send

Tel: +49 7307 - 9554017
E-mail: info@balzwerk.de

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

STORAGE DURATION

Unless a specific storage period is specified in this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for which it was processed no longer applies. If you make a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have any other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. tax or commercial retention periods); in the latter case, the deletion takes place after these reasons no longer apply.

NOTICE ON DATA TRANSFER TO THE USA AND OTHER THIRD COUNTRIES

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure in terms of data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data can be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no data protection level comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to surrender personal data to security authorities without you as the person concerned being able to take legal action against this. It cannot therefore be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. secret services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

REFUSAL OF YOUR AGREEMENT FOR DATA PROCESSING

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

RIGHT TO OBJECT AGAINST DATA COLLECTION IN SPECIAL CASES AND AGAINST DIRECT ADVERTISING (ART. 21 GDPR)

If the data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. E or F GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for reasons that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims ( Objection according to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR).

If your personal data is processed in order to operate direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection according to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR).

RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE RELEVANT REGULATORY AUTHORITY

In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

RIGHT TO DATA PORTABILITY

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

SSL resp. TLS ENCRYPTION

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser's address bar changing from "http: //" to "https: //" and the lock icon in your browser bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

ENCRYPTED PAYMENT ON THIS SITE

If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, this data is required for payment processing.

Payment transactions using common modes of paying (Visa/MasterCard, debit to your bank account) are processed exclusively via encrypted SSL or TLS connections. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the communication with us is encrypted, third parties will not be able to read the payment information you share with us.

INFORMATION, DELETION AND CORRECTION

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data at any time. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

RIGHT TO RESTRICTION OF PROCESSING

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time. The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

  • If you deny the accuracy of your personal information stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the audit you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
  • If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data instead of demanding the eradication of this data.
  • If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may be - except for their storage - only with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest the European Union or a Member State.

4. DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE

COOKIES

Our Internet pages use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them yourself or your web browser automatically deletes them.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies can also be stored on your device when you enter our website (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain third-party services (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have different functions. Numerous cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or to display advertising.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions you want (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is given. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the relevant cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR); the consent can be withdrawn at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete-function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.

Insofar as cookies from third-party companies or for analysis purposes are used, we will inform you of this separately in the context of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, ask for consent.

COOKIE CONSENT WITH BORLABS COOKIE

Our website uses the cookie consent technology from Borlabs Cookie to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document them in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs - Benjamin A. Bornschein, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consent you have given or the revocation of this consent is stored. This data will not be passed on to the Borlabs Cookie provider.

The data collected will be stored until you ask us to delete it or delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. You can find details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.

Borlabs cookie consent technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) c GDPR.

CONTACT FORM

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is required to carry out pre-contractual action. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), if these was queried.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

INQUIRIES BY EMAIL, TELEPHONE OR FAX

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is required to carry out pre-contractual action. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO), if these was queried.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

COMMUNICATION VIA WHATSAPP

We use the WhatsApp instant messaging service to communicate with our customers and other third parties. The provider is WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Communication takes place via end-to-end encryption (peer-to-peer), which prevents WhatsApp or other third parties from gaining access to the communication content. However, WhatsApp receives access to metadata that is created in the course of the communication process (e.g. sender, recipient and time). We would also like to point out that WhatsApp, according to its own statements, shares personal data of its users with its US-based parent company Facebook. Further details on data processing can be found in WhatsApp's privacy policy at: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#privacy-policy.

WhatsApp is used on the basis of our legitimate interest in communicating with customers, prospects and other business and contractual partners as quickly and effectively as possible (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If a corresponding consent was requested, the data processing takes place exclusively on the basis of the consent; this can be revoked at any time with effect for the future.

The communication content exchanged between and on WhatsApp remains with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

We use WhatsApp in the “WhatsApp Business” variant.

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/business-data-transfer-addendum.

We have set up our WhatsApp accounts in such a way that there is no automatic data synchronization with the address book on the smartphones in use.

REGISTRATION ON THIS SITE

You can register on this website to use additional functions on the site. We only use the data entered for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.

To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration.

The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by the registration and, if necessary, for initiating further contracts (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

The data collected during registration will be stored by us as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS

FONT AWESOME (LOCAL HOSTING)

This site uses Font Awesome for the uniform representation of fonts. Font Awesome is installed locally. There is no connection to the servers of Fonticons, Inc.

Further information about Font Awesome can be found in the data protection declaration for Font Awesome at: https://fontawesome.com/privacy.

6. ECOMMERCE AND PAYMENT PROVIDERS

PROCESSING OF DATA (CUSTOMER AND CONTRACT DATA)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or precontractual measures. Personal data on the use of this website (usage data), we collect, process and use only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill.

Collected customer data shall be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

DATA TRANSMISSION WHEN CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT FOR ONLINE SHOPS, DEALERS AND GOODS DISPATCH

We transmit personally identifiable data to third parties only to the extent required to fulfill the terms of your contract, for example, to companies entrusted to deliver goods to your location or banks entrusted to process your payments. Your data will not be transmitted for any other purpose unless you have given your express permission to do so. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties for advertising purposes without your express consent.

The basis for the processing of data is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or for pre-contractual actions.

Trusted Shops

Trusted Shops widgets are integrated on this website to display Trusted Shops services (e.g. seal of approval, collected reviews) and to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order. This serves to maintain our framework legitimate interests overriding a weighing of interests in optimal marketing by enabling secure shopping in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised with it are an offer from Trusted Shops AG, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne ("Trusted Shops"), with whom we are jointly responsible under Art. 26 GDPR. In the context of this data protection notice, we will inform you below about the essential contents of the contract in accordance with Art. 26 (2) GDPR.

As part of the shared responsibility between us and Trusted Shops, if you have questions about data protection and to assert your rights, please contact Trusted Shops using the Privacy information specified contact options. Irrespective of this, you can always contact the responsible person of your choice. If necessary, your request will then be forwarded to the other person responsible for an answer.

The Trustbadge is provided by a US CDN provider (Content Delivery Network). An appropriate level of data protection is ensured by standard data protection clauses and other contractual measures.

When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which also contains your IP address, date and time of the call, 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 you personally. The anonymized data is used in particular for statistical purposes and for error analysis.

After completing the order, the Trustbadge accesses the order information stored in your end device (order total, order number, product purchased if applicable) as well as e-mail address. This is necessary in order to be able to offer you the Trusted Shops services and, if necessary, to have your order automatically secured.For this purpose, your email address, which has been hashed using a one-way cryptographic function, is sent to Trusted Shops. legal basis is Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR

This serves to check whether you are already registered for services with Trusted Shops 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 and the transactional evaluation services in accordance with Art. Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR necessary. If this is the case, further processing takes place in accordance with the contractual agreement made between you and Trusted Shops. If you are not yet registered for the services, you will then be given the opportunity to do so for the first time. Further processing after registration is also based on the contractual agreement with Trusted Shops. If you do not register, all transmitted data will be automatically deleted by Trusted Shops and personal reference is then no longer possible.

Trusted Shops uses service providers in the areas of hosting, monitoring and Logging a. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 bed. f GDPR for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation. Processing can take place in third countries (USA and Israel). An appropriate level of data protection is ensured in the case of the USA by standard data protection clauses and other contractual measures, and in the case of Israel by an adequacy decision. More information is available here.

CREDIT CHECKS

In the case of a purchase on account or another payment method for which we pay in advance, we can carry out a credit check (scoring). For this purpose, we transmit the data you have entered (e.g. name, address, age or bank details) to a credit agency. The probability of a payment default is determined on the basis of this data. If there is an excessive risk of non-payment, we can refuse the relevant payment method.

The credit check is carried out on the basis of contract fulfillment (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and to avoid payment defaults (legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If consent has been obtained, the credit check is carried out on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. DSGVO); the consent can be revoked at any time.

PAYMENT SERVICES

We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) will be processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. The respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective provider apply to these transactions. The use of payment service providers is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR is the legal basis for data processing; Consents can be revoked at any time for the future.

We use the following payment services / payment service providers within the scope of this website:

PAYPAL

The 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”).

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.

Details can be found in PayPal’s privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

STRIPE

The provider for customers within the EU is Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd,1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter “Stripe”).

The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://stripe.com/de/privacy and https://stripe.com/de/guides/general-data-protection-regulation.

Details can be found in Stripe’s Privacy Policy at the following link: https://stripe.com/de/privacy.

KLARNA (purchase on account)

The provider is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). Klarna offers various payment options (e.g. installment purchase). If you decide to pay with Klarna (Klarna checkout solution), Klarna will collect various personal data from you. Klarna uses cookies to optimize the use of the Klarna checkout solution. Details on the use of Klarna cookies can be found in the following link: https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/cookie/de_de/checkout.pdf.

You can read details about this in Klarna's data protection declaration under the following link: https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/.

INSTANT BANK TRANSFER

The provider of this payment service is Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter “Sofort GmbH”). With the help of the "Sofortüberweisung" procedure, we receive a payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH in real time and can immediately start fulfilling our obligations. If you have decided to use the "Sofortüberweisung" payment method, send the PIN and a valid TAN to Sofort GmbH, which they can use to log into your online banking account. Sofort GmbH automatically checks your account balance after logging in and carries out the transfer to us using the TAN you sent. It then immediately sends us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, your sales, the credit limit of the overdraft facility and the existence of other accounts and their balances are automatically checked. In addition to the PIN and the TAN, the payment data you enter as well as personal data are transmitted to Sofort GmbH. Your personal data includes first and last name, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, IP address and any other data required for payment processing. The transmission of this data is necessary to establish your identity beyond doubt and to prevent attempts at fraud. Details on paying with Sofortüberweisung can be found in the following links: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.

GIROPAY

The provider of this payment service is the paydirekt GmbH, Stephanstraße 14 – 16, 60313 Frankfurt am Main (hereinafter referred to as “giropay”).

For details, please consult giropay’s Data Privacy Policy at: https://www.paydirekt.de/agb/index.html.