We are very pleased with your interest in our business. Data protection is one of the highest priorities of Amazonios management. The use of Amazonios websites is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services of the company via our website, processing of personal data may become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will seek 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, should always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), as well as the specific national data protection regulations applicable to Amazonios. Through this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the general public about the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use, and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of their rights.

As the data controller, Amazonios has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most comprehensive protection of personal data processed through the website. However, when data is transmitted over the Internet, there is always the possibility of security gaps, so it may not be possible to guarantee absolute protection. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us using alternative means, such as by phone.

Definitions
Amazonios' data protection statement is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection statement should be readable and understandable by the general public, as well as by our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would first like to explain the terminology used.
In this data protection statement, we use, among others, the following terms:

α) Personal Data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'). An identifiable natural person is one whose identity can be established, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

(b) Data subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller in question.

c) Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed, whether or not by automated means, on personal data or on sets of personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, search, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

(d) Limitation of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with a view to restricting their processing in the future.

ε) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects of a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the job performance, financial situation, health, personal preferences, interests, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of supplementary information, provided that such supplementary information is kept separately and subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that it cannot be attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) Controller
A controller is 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 his or her appointment may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

η) Processor of the processing
A processor is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

(i) Recipient
The recipient is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by those public authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

ι) Third
A third party is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body, with the exception of the data subject, the controller, the processor and persons who, under the direct supervision of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

i) Consent
Consent of the data subject shall mean any freely given, specific, explicit and informed indication of his or her free will, by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

Name and address of the Data Controller
The controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in the EU Member States and data protection provisions is:

Legal form of Amazonios:

S. Karastamatis

Aquariums - Tropical fish - Pet shop
VAT Number: 046452114
Tax Office: Tax Office of Thessaloniki (Δ’ ΘΕΣΣΑΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ)
Phone: +30 2310 272 217

Email: info@amazonios.gr

Website: https://amazonios.gr

Cookies
The Amazonios websites use cookies. Cookies are text files stored on a computer system through an internet browser.
Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. The cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be associated with a specific web browser in which the cookie is stored. This allows the websites and servers you have visited to distinguish the data subject's browser from other browsers containing other cookies. The specific browser can be identified and identified using the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, Amazonios provides the users of the website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without the cookie settings.

By using the cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as mentioned above, to identify the users of our website. The purpose of identification is to make it easier for users to use the website. A website user who uses cookies, for example, does not have to enter his/her access data each time he/she enters the website, as these are retrieved by the website and, in this way, the cookie is stored on the user's computer. The online shop remembers the data that the customer entered in the digital shopping cart with the help of a cookie.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the use of the cookie of our website by means of the relevant selection of the internet browser used, as well as refuse the use of cookies permanently. In addition, the cookie already used may be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other program. This possibility exists in all known internet browsers. If the data subject disables the cookie in the browser he or she uses, the full functionality of our website may not be fully usable.

Collection of general data and information
The Amazonios website collects a series of data and information of a general nature when the data subject or automated system enters the website. This data and information of a general nature is stored in the log files of the server. The data that are likely to be collected are (1) the type and versions of the internet browser, (2) the operating system used by the access system, (3) the website from which the system accesses our website (the so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites, (5) the day and time the website is accessed, (6) the Internet Protocol (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the access system, and (8) similar data and information that may be used in the event of an attack on our information system.
By making use of this data and information of a general nature, Amazonios does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. On the contrary, this information is used to (1) ensure the correct performance of our website content, (2) optimize our website content and advertising, (3) ensure the long-term sustainability of our information systems and web technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber-attack. Out of this, Amazonios analyzes statistical data and information collected anonymously in order to increase the level of protection and security of our business data, as well as to ensure the optimal level of protection of the personal data we process. The anonymous data from the server logs are stored separately from all personal data provided by the data subject.

Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller by entering personal data. Which personal data are transferred to the controller is determined by the relevant registration form used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller for the same purposes. The controller may request the transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel delivery service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose attributable to the controller.
Upon registration on the website of the data controller, the IP address - as assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject - the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place in the context of what is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, the investigation of the offences committed. To this extent, the storage of these data is necessary to safeguard the data controller. This data is not disclosed to third parties, subject to the existence of a legal obligation to provide the data or if the transfer of the data serves the purpose of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, by the voluntary recording of personal data, is intended to facilitate the controller in offering to the data subject content or services that are provided only to registered users by their nature. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data entered during registration at any time or to delete them completely from the controller's records.

The data controller shall at all times provide information to any data subject upon request on the type of personal data held about the data subject. In addition, the data controller should correct or delete personal data at the request or suggestion of the data subject, to the extent that there is no legal obligation to keep them. In this respect, all employees of the controller are available to the data subject as contact points.

Subscribe to our newsletters
On the Amazonios website, users have the possibility to subscribe to the company's newsletter. The registration form used for this purpose specifies which personal data are transferred, as well as when the newsletter is ordered to be sent by the controller.
Amazonios informs its customers and partner businesses regularly through a newsletter about the company's offers. The data subject may only receive the newsletter of the company if (1) he or she has a valid e-mail address and (2) he or she subscribes to the newsletter. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by the data subject for the first time when sending the newsletter, for statutory purposes, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used in order to prove whether the holder of the e-mail address is authorised as a data subject to receive the newsletter.

During the subscription to the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the information system as defined by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of subscription, as well as the date and time of subscription. The collection of this data is necessary in order to detect (possible) misuse of the data subject's e-mail address at a later date, it therefore serves the purpose of legitimate protection of the data controller.

The personal data collected when subscribing to the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of sending the newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter delivery service or for a specific subscription, such as in the case of modifications to the newsletter delivery offer or in the case of changes in technical parameters. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter sending service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data given by the data subject for the newsletter mailing may be withdrawn at any time. For the purpose of withdrawing consent, there is a link in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time directly from the controller's website or by informing the controller in another way.

Newsletter - Localisation
The Amazonios newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a tiny graphic element embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable logging and analysis of logs. This allows statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Amazonios is able to see if and when an e-mail has been opened by the data subject and which links from those contained in the e-mail have been used by the data subject.
Personal data collected through the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analysed by the controller to optimise the sending of the newsletters, as well as to better tailor the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be transferred to third parties. Data subjects have the right to withdraw their consent at any time during the dual registration acceptance procedure. Following revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. Amazonios will automatically consider the withdrawal of consent from receiving newsletters as a revocation.

Ability to contact via the website
The website of the Amazonios contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, it also contains a general e-mail address. If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via the contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Personal data of this kind which are voluntarily transmitted by the data subject to the data controller shall be stored for the purpose of processing them or contacting the data subject. No transfer of such personal data is made to third parties.
Commenting function on the blog of the website
Amazonios offers users the possibility to comment on individual posts on the blog which is located on the website of the controller. A blog is a public web portal through which one or more persons called bloggers or web-bloggers can post articles or record thoughts called blog-posts. These posts are usually commented on by third parties.
When a data subject comments on a post published on the website, the comment is stored and published, as well as information about the date of the comment and the user name chosen by the data subject. In addition, the Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the data subject shall be recorded. The storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons in the event that the data subject infringes the rights of third parties or publishes illegal content through his/her comments. The storage of this personal data is therefore for the benefit of the data controller, so that he/she can be exempted from liability in the event of a breach. The personal data collected shall not be transferred to third parties, unless such transfer is required by law or is for the purpose of the data controller's defence.

Subscribe to the blog commentary of the website
The comments posted on the Amazonios blog may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, it is possible for a commenter to subscribe to the comments that follow their own on a particular blog post.
If a data subject decides to subscribe to this option, the controller sends him or her an automatic confirmation e-mail in order to check through the double opt-in procedure whether the owner of the website in question is the one who decided to subscribe. Registration in the comments may be terminated at any time.

Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller must process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or for as long as permitted by the European legislator or other laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.
If the purpose of the storage is not achieved or if the storage period provided for by the European legislator or other competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be excluded from processing or deleted in accordance with all legal requirements.

Rights of the data subject
α) Right of confirmation
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If the data subject wishes to exercise the right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right of access
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to be freely informed at any time by the controller of the personal data stored concerning him or her and to obtain a copy of that information. In addition, the European Directives and Regulations give the data subject the right of access to the following information:

the purposes of the processing,
the relevant categories of personal data,
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations,
where possible, the period for which the personal data will be stored or, where this is not possible, the criteria determining that period,
the existence of a right to request the controller to rectify or erase personal data or to restrict the processing of personal data concerning the data subject or a right 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 on their origin,
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, as provided for in Article 22(1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information on the logic followed and the significance and envisaged consequences of that processing for the data subject.
In addition, the data subject has the right to obtain information on whether personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards taken during the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to benefit from the right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to require the controller to rectify without undue delay inaccurate personal data relating to him or her. Having regard to the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to require the completion of incomplete personal data, including by providing a supplementary declaration.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right of rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

(d) Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten")
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to request the controller to erase personal data relating to him or her without undue delay and the controller shall be obliged to erase personal data without undue delay if one of the following grounds applies, in so far as the processing is not necessary:

The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
The data subject shall withdraw the consent on which the processing is based in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation or Article 9(2)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation and where there is no other legal basis for the processing.
The data subject objects to processing in accordance with Article 21(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation and there are no compelling legitimate grounds for processing or the data subject objects to processing in accordance with Article 21(2) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
The personal data were unlawfully processed.
The personal data must be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
The personal data have been collected in connection with the provision of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation.
If one of the above-mentioned cases applies and the data subject expresses the wish to delete the personal data held by Amazonios, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. Each employee of Amazonios shall ensure prompt compliance with the erasure request.

Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged in accordance with paragraph 1 of Article 17 to erase the personal data, the controller shall, taking into account available technology and the cost of implementation, take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform the controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by those controllers of any links to An employee of Amazonios will ensure that suitable measures are taken in each individual case.

(e) Right to restriction of processing
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

The accuracy of the personal data shall be contested by the data subject for a period of time that allows the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use.
The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to the processing in accordance with Article 21(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, pending verification of whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
If one of the above mentioned cases applies and the data subject expresses the wish to restrict the processing of personal data held by Amazonios, he or she may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. Each employee of Amazonios shall ensure prompt compliance with the request for restriction of processing.

f) Right to data portability
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to receive personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall also have the right to transmit those data to another controller without objection from the controller to whom the personal data were provided, provided that the processing is based on consent given in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation or a contract in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation and the processing is carried out by automated means, on

In addition, when exercising the right to data portability in accordance with Article 20(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, the data subject shall have the right to request the transfer of such personal data directly from one controller to another, where this is technically feasible and does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact an employee of Amazonios.

g) Right to object
Every data subject shall have the right conferred by the European legislator to object, at any time and on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. The same applies to profiling based on those provisions.

Amazonios must no longer process personal data in the event of objection, unless it can demonstrate 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.

If Amazonios processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to him or her in connection with such marketing. The same shall apply in the case of profiling to the extent that it relates to that direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing of data by Amazonios for direct marketing, Amazonios may no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject, for reasons relating to his/her particular situation, has the right to object to the processing by Amazonios of personal data concerning him/her for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may at any time contact Amazonios employees. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services and without prejudice to Directive 2002/58/EC to exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

η) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision taken solely on the basis of an automated procedure, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar way, where that decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is not permitted by Union law or the law of a Member State in which the data subject is subject to the processing of personal data.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Amazonios must take appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject's rights, freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her opinion and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decision-making, he or she has the possibility to contact an employee of Amazonios.

i) Right to withdraw consent
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European legislator to withdraw at any time his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her.

If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact an employee of Amazonios.

Data protection concerning applications and the application process
The data controller must collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. In particular, this is the case where one of the applicants submits documents relating to the application by means of an e-mail or an online form on the controller's website. If the controller enters into an employment contract with one of the applicants, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of performing the employment relationship in accordance with the legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded between an applicant and the controller, the application documents should be automatically deleted within two months after notification of the rejection decision, since deletion is not contrary to legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests that may arise from this relationship are, for example, the burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Regulation (AGG).
Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of Facebook
On this website, the data controller has incorporated data from the Facebook company. Facebook is a social network.
A social network is an online social gathering place, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a digital environment. A social network can act as a platform for the exchange of views and experiences or allow the online community to provide promotional or business information. Facebook allows users of the social network to create personal profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

The company that operates Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person resides outside the United States or Canada, the controller is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Upon entering individual pages of this website managed by the data controller on which a Facebook plug-in is integrated, the internet browser in the data subject's information system is automatically prompted to download the display of the Facebook element via the Facebook plug-in. A summary of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During this technical process, Facebook identifies which subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook tracks every time the data subject enters our website - and throughout his or her stay on our website - which specific subpage of our website the data subject visited. This information is collected via the Facebook component and is associated with the corresponding Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook elements embedded in our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if he/she submits a comment, then Facebook associates this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

Facebook always receives, via the Facebook component, information about a visit of the data subject to our website, whenever the data subject is logged in to Facebook during his or her visit to our website. This is regardless of whether the data subject selects the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this transmission of information to Facebook, he or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her Facebook account before visiting our website.

Facebook's data protection guidelines, available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provide information about Facebook's collection, processing and use of personal data. In addition, they explain what options Facebook provides to protect the privacy of the data subject. Configuration options are also available that allow for the termination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications can be used by the data subject in order to terminate data transmission to Facebook.

Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
On this website, the data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics means the collection, aggregation and analysis of data concerning the behaviour of visitors to websites. The web analytics service collects, among other things, data showing through which website a certain person reached another website (the so-called referrer page), which sub-page of the website was visited or how often and for how long the sub-page was viewed. Web analytics is mainly used to optimize a website for cost-benefit analysis of online advertising.
The company that manages the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

For the online analysis via Google Analytics the data controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". Through this application, the IP address of the internet connection of the data subject is indicated in abbreviated form by Google and anonymised when our website is visited by a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting Party to the Treaty on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse traffic on our website. Google uses the data and information collected, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website and to create web reports showing the activities of our website, as well as to provide other services to us regarding the use of our website.

Google Analytics places cookies on the information system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is given above. By using cookies, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. With each entry to individual pages of this website managed by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component is integrated, the web browser in the information system of the data subject automatically transmits data via the Google AdSense component for the purpose of online advertising and the calculation of the commission for Google. In this technical process, the Google company collects personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, helping Google, among other things, to identify the origin of visitors and clicks and to calculate the commission.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as the time of access, the location from which the access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. With each visit to the website, personal data including the IP address of the website used by the data subject is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

The data subject may, as mentioned above, prevent the application of cookies via our website at any time by adjusting his or her internet browser accordingly and, in this way, permanently refuse the application of cookies. This adjustment in the browser will prevent Google Analytics from applying cookies to the data subject's information system. In addition, cookies already used by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via a browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and related to the use of the website, as well as to the processing of this data by Google and the possibility to prohibit it. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on via the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. The add-on declares to Google Analytics via a JavaScript that any data and information about visits to the web pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of this add-on is considered an objection by Google. If the data subject's information system is later deleted, modified or reinstalled, the data subject will have to reinstall the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or by another person within their authority, it may be reinstalled or reactivated.

For further information and the data protection provisions applied by Google at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Further explanation of Google Analytics at the following link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

Data protection provisions regarding the implementation and use of Google Remarketing
On this website, the data controller has integrated Google Remarketing services. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords that allows a business to display advertisements to internet users who have previously visited the business's website. The integration of Google Remarketing, therefore, allows the business to create user-tailored ads and display relevant ads to internet users.
The company that manages the Google Remarketing services is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is to introduce ads tailored to interests. Google Remarketing allows us to show ads on the Google network or other websites, based on the desires of each individual and the interests of internet users.

Google Remarketing places cookies on the information system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is given above. With the cookie, Google allows the visitor of our website to be identified if he or she visits successive websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. With each entry to a website on which the service is integrated by Google Remarketing, the browser of the data subject is automatically recognized by Google. During this technical process, Google receives personal information, such as the data subject's IP address or browsing behaviour, which Google uses, among other things, to place advertisements tailored to the user's interests.

Cookies are used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. With each visit to our website, personal data including the IP address used by the data subject when accessing our website is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

The data subject may, as mentioned above, prevent the application of cookies via our website at any time by adjusting his or her internet browser accordingly and, in this way, refuse the application of cookies. This adjustment in the browser will prevent Google from applying cookies to the data subject's information system. In addition, cookies already used by Google may be deleted at any time via a browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility to object to Google's interest-based advertising. For this purpose, the data subject may use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and make the desired settings in each internet browser he or she uses.

For further information and the data protection provisions applied by Google at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Privacy provisions regarding the application and use of Google-AdWords
On this website the data controller has integrated Google AdWords. Google AdWords is an online advertising service that allows the advertiser to place advertisements in the results of the Google search engine and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows the advertiser to pre-define keywords by means of which an advertisement is presented in Google's search results only when the user uses the search engine to search for results related to the keyword. In Google's advertising network, advertisements are distributed to relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm taking into account predefined keywords.
The company that operates Google AdWords is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website through relevant advertisements on third-party websites and in its search engine results, as well as to place third-party advertisements on our website.

If the data subject enters our website via a Google advertisement, a conversion cookie is placed by Google in his/her information system. The definition of cookies is given above. The conversion cookie expires after 30 days and is not used to identify the data subject. As long as the cookie is valid, it is used to check whether specific sub-pages, e.g. the shopping cart of an online shopping system, have been accessed via our website. Through the conversion cookie, both Google and the data controller can know whether a person who visited an AdWords advertisement on our shopping page proceeded with or cancelled the purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to generate statistics on visits to our website. These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number of users served through AdWords ads to confirm the success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimise AdWords ads in the future. Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives information from Google through which it could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the websites visited by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address used by the data subject when accessing the internet, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

The data subject may, as mentioned above, prevent the application of cookies via our website at any time by adjusting his or her internet browser accordingly and, in this way, refuse the application of cookies. This adjustment in the browser will prevent Google from applying conversion cookies to the data subject's information system. In addition, cookies already used by Google AdWords may be deleted at any time via a browser or other software programs.

The data subject has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. In order for this to happen, the data subject will have to make use of the link www.google.de/settings/ads through each web browser he or she uses and make the choices he or she wishes.

Further information and the data protection provisions applied by Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of Instagram
On this website, the data controller has integrated data from Instagram. Instagram can be characterized as an audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, but also to share such data on other social networks.
The company that manages the services provided by Instagram is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

With each entry to the individual pages of this website managed by the controller and which has an Instagram element (the "Insta" button), the internet browser in the data subject's information system automatically displays the Instagram element. During this technical process, Instagram identifies the specific sub-pages of our website visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is at the same time logged in to Instagram, Instagram recognises with each entry to our website by the data subject - and throughout his or her stay on our website - which specific sub-page of our website was visited. This information is collected via the Instagram component and is associated with the relevant information from the data subject's Instagram account. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons embedded on our website, then Instagram matches this information with the data subject's personal Instagram user account and stores personal data.

Instagram receives information via the Instagram component about the data subject's visit to our website, provided that the data subject is logged in to Instagram at the time of entering our website. This occurs regardless of whether or not he or she clicks on the Instagram icon. If the data subject does not want information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent this by logging out of their Instagram account before entering our website.

Further information and the data protection provisions applied by Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of LinkedIn
The data controller has embedded on this website elements of LinkedIn Corporation. LinkedIn is an online social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and create new business contacts. Over 400 million registered individuals in over 200 countries use LinkedIn. This makes LinkedIn now the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
The company that operates LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy issues outside the United States, LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is responsible.

With each visit to each individual page of this website managed by the data controller on which a LinkedIn element (LinkedIn plugin) is embedded, the internet browser on the data subject's information system automatically downloads the presentation of the LinkedIn element. More information about the LinkedIn plug-in at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of the specific websites visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is also logged in to LinkedIn, LinkedIn determines with each entry of the data subject on our website - and throughout his or her stay on our website - which specific sub-page of our website the data subject visited. This information is collected via the LinkedIn component and is associated with the corresponding LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn icons embedded on our website, LinkedIn attributes the information to the data subject's personal LinkedIn user account and stores the personal data.

LinkedIn receives via the LinkedIn component the information that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in to LinkedIn at the time of visiting our website. This happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn icon or not. If the data subject does not want information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, then he or she can prevent this if he or she logs out of the LinkedIn account before logging on to our website.

LinkedIn provides the ability to unsubscribe from emails, text messages and targeted ads via the link https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, as well as the ability to manage ad options. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The placement of these cookies can be disabled through https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. LinkedIn's applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. LinkedIn's Cookie Policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of Twitter
On this website, the data controller has integrated Twitter data. Twitter is a multilingual publicly available short message blog service on which users can post and disseminate so-called 'tweets', i.e. short messages limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to anyone, including those not connected to Twitter. The tweets are also shown to the so-called followers of the user in question. Followers are Twitter users who follow other users' tweets. In addition, Twitter allows users to address a wider audience by using hashtags, links or retweets.
The company that operates Twitter is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

With each entry to individual pages of this website managed by the controller and which have a Twitter element (Twitter icon) embedded, the browser of the data subject's information system automatically proceeds to the presentation of the Twitter element. Learn more about the available Twitter icons at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During this technical process, Twitter gains knowledge of the specific sub-pages of our website visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter element is to retransmit the contents of the website in order to enable our users to recommend this website to the digital world, as well as to increase the number of our visitors.

If the data subject is connected to Twitter, Twitter tracks with each entry to our website - and throughout his or her stay on our website - which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject. This information is collected via the Twitter component and associated with the relevant Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the Twitter icon embedded in our website, Twitter attributes this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

Twitter receives via the Twitter element the information that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the time of entering our website. This happens regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter icon or not. If the data subject does not want this transmission of information to Twitter, he or she can prevent this by logging out of the Twitter account before entering our website.

Twitter's data protection provisions are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Data protection provisions regarding the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the data protection officer has integrated YouTube data. YouTube is an online video portal that allows video publishers to publish videos and free use by other persons, including free viewing, rating and commenting on them. YouTube also allows all kinds of videos to be published, enabling the viewing of entire films and TV shows as well as music videos, trailers and user-produced videos through the portal.
YouTube is managed by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

With each entry to individual pages of this website managed by the data controller on which a YouTube element (a YouTube video) is embedded, the internet browser on the data subject's information system is automatically prompted to download an icon of the YouTube element. Further information on YouTube is available at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During this technical process, YouTube and Google take note of the individual sub-pages of our website visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously connected to YouTube, YouTube determines with each entry to a sub-page containing YouTube videos which specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google receive via the YouTube component the information that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is at the same time logged in to YouTube. This happens regardless of whether the person clicks on YouTube videos or not. If the data subject does not want this transfer of information to YouTube and Google, the transfer can be prevented if the data subject logs out of his or her YouTube account before logging on to our website.

YouTube's data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Payment method: Data protection provisions for using PayPal to process payments
On this website, the processor has integrated PayPal data. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are made through so-called PayPal accounts, which correspond to digital private or corporate accounts. PayPal can also process online payments by credit card if the user does not have a PayPal account. The PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, so there are no traditional account numbers that you are familiar with. PayPal makes it possible to accept payments or make online payments to third parties. PayPal also acts as an administrator and provides buyer protection services.
The European company that operates PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal L-2449, Luxembourg.

If the data subject chooses "PayPal" as a payment method in our online shop during the ordering process, we automatically transfer the data subject's data to PayPal. By selecting this payment method, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for the processing and execution of the payment.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually the first name, surname, address, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, but also other data necessary for the processing of the payment. The processing of the payment agreement also requires personal data about the order.

The transfer of data is aimed at processing the payment and preventing fraudulent actions. The controller transmits personal data to PayPal if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller for the purpose of processing are transmitted by PayPal to economic operators. The purpose of the transfer of information is to check identity and creditworthiness.

If necessary, PayPal will transfer personal data to trading partners and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or to process order data.

The data subject has the possibility to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of personal data by PayPal at any time. The revocation does not affect personal data whose processing, use or transmission is related to the (contractual) processing of payments.

PayPal's data protection provisions are available at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Payment method: Data protection provisions regarding the use of Skrill for payment processing
On this website the data controller has embedded Skrill data. Skrill is an online payment service provider. Payments are made via the so-called Skrill wallet, which is a digital e-wallet. Skrill also offers the possibility to make online payments via credit card. The Skrill wallet is managed through an e-mail address. Skrill additionally makes it possible to accept payments or make online payments to third parties.
The company that operates Skrill is Skrill Limited, 25 Canada Square, London E14 5LQ, United Kingdom.

If the data subject selects "Skrill" as a payment method during the ordering process in our online shop, the data is automatically transmitted to Skrill. By choosing this processing method, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for the processing and execution of the payment.

The personal data transmitted to Skrill is the payment total and the e-mail address necessary to process the payment. The transmission of the data is for the purpose of processing payments and preventing fraud. The data controller also provides Skrill with other personal data where there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Skrill and the data subject is transmitted by Skrill to economic operators. This transfer is for the purpose of identity and credit checks.

If necessary, Skrill will transfer personal data to trading partners and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or to process order data.

The data subject has the possibility to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of personal data by Skrill at any time. The revocation does not affect personal data whose processing, use or transmission is related to the (contractual) processing of payments.

Skrill's data protection provisions are available at https://www.skrill.com/en/footer/privacypolicy/.

Legal basis for processing
Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation is the legal basis for the processing for which we obtain consent for a specific purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of an agreement to which the data subject is a party, such as where the processing is necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of a service, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a certain obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This is the case, for example, when a visitor is injured in our company and his or her name, age, insurance data or other vital information is disclosed to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In this case, the processing is based on Article 6(1)(d) of the General Data Processing Regulation. Finally, processing operations may be based on Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This legal basis is used for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned cases, provided that the processing is necessary to serve the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless such interests are overridden by the interest or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject that require the protection of personal data. Such processing operations are permitted as they are explicitly mentioned by the European legislator. Such a legitimate interest is deemed to exist where the data subject is a customer of the controller (paragraph 47, sentence 2 of the preamble to the General Data Protection Regulation).
The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation, our legitimate interest is the pursuit of our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.
Retention period of personal data
The criteria used to determine the retention period of personal data is the legal storage period. After this period has elapsed, the relevant data shall be deleted to the extent that they are no longer necessary for the performance or conclusion of the contract.
Provision of personal data as a legal or contractual requirement - Condition necessary for the conclusion of a contract - Obligation of the data subject to provide personal data - Possible consequences of failure to provide such data
We make it clear that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. by tax provisions) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. providing information to the counterparty). Sometimes it may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract for the data subject to provide us with personal data, which we will then process. The data subject is obliged, for example, to provide us with personal data when entering into contracts with our company. Failure to provide such personal data may result in the inability to conclude the contract with the data subject. Before the data subject provides the personal data, the data subject should contact an employee. The official will inform the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is a legal or contractual obligation or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the data and the consequences of not providing the personal data.
Automated decision-making process
As a responsible company, we do not use automated decision-making or profiling processes.