DATA PROTECTION

Privacy policy:

§ 1 General information

Your personal data (e.g. title, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act and the Data Protection Act of the European Union (EU). In addition to the processing purposes, legal basis, recipients, storage periods, the following regulations also inform you about your rights and the persons responsible for your data processing. This data protection declaration only refers to our websites. If you are forwarded to other sites via links on our pages, please inform yourself there about the respective handling of your data.

§ 2 How to contact us

(1) Purpose of processing

We process any personal data that you make available to us by e-mail, contact form, etc., in order to answer and respond to your enquiries. You are not obliged to provide us with your personal data. However, we will not be able to reply to you by e-mail without your e-mail address.

(2) Legal basis

a) If you have given us express permission to process your data, Art. 6 Para. 1a) DSGVO is the legal basis for this processing. b) If we process your data to carry out pre-contractual measures, Art. 6 Para. 1b) DSGVO is the legal basis. c) In all other cases (especially when using a contact form), Art. 6 para. 1f) DSGVO is the legal basis.

RIGHT OF OBJECTION: You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO that does not serve direct marketing purposes. In the case of direct marketing, however, you can object to the processing at any time without stating any reasons.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest in the processing consists in communicating with you quickly and answering your enquiries cost-effectively. If you provide us with your address, we reserve the right to use it for direct postal advertising. You can protect your interest in data protection by passing on data sparingly (e.g. using a pseudonym).

(4) Recipient categories

Hosting provider, shipping service provider for direct advertising

(5) Storage period

Your data will be deleted if it can be inferred from the circumstances that your enquiry or the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified. If, however, a contract is concluded, the data required under commercial and tax law will be kept by us for the legally specified periods, i.e. regularly ten years (cf. § 257 HGB, § 147 AO).

(6) Right of revocation

In the event of processing, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time on the basis of your consent.

§ 3 Comments

(1) Purpose of processing

It is possible to write a comment. Your data (e.g. name/pseudonym, e-mail address, website) will then only be processed for the purpose of publishing your comment.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest is the public exchange of user opinions on certain topics and products. The publication serves, among other things, transparency and opinion forming. Your interest in data protection is safeguarded because you can publish your comment under a pseudonym.

(4) Storage period

A specific storage period is not planned. You can request that your comment be deleted at any time.

(5) RIGHT OF OBJECTION

You have the right to object at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation to data processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO that does not serve direct marketing purposes. In the case of direct marketing, however, you can object to the processing at any time without stating reasons.

§ 4 Further information

Power4brands collects personal data (name, e-mail address, website, if applicable) for the purpose of conducting sweepstakes. The data will be deleted three months after the end of the sweepstakes. A transfer to third parties, with the exception of the cooperation partner and the delivering transport company, is excluded.

§ 5 Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser pluginavailable under the following link:Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics [TS1]

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymiseIP()”, so that the IP addresses are processed only in shortened form to exclude a direct personal reference.

§ 6 Information about cookies

(1) Purpose of processing

Cookies that are necessary for technical reasons are used on this website. These cookies are small text files that are stored in or by your Internet browser on your computer system.

(2) Legal basis

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO.

(3) Legitimate interest

Our legitimate interest is the functionality of our website. The user data collected by cookies necessary for technical reasons are not used to create user profiles. This safeguards your interest in data protection.

(4) Storage period

Cookies necessary for technical reasons are usually deleted when the browser is closed. Permanently stored cookies have a varying lifespan from a few minutes to several years.

(5) RIGHT OF OBJECTION

If you do not wish these cookies to be stored, please deactivate the acceptance of these cookies in your Internet browser. However, this can result in a functional limitation of our website. You can also delete permanently stored cookies at any time via your browser.

§ 7 Social plugins

(1) We use social plugins from facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plugins can be recognised by the Facebook logo or the suffix “Facebook Social Plugin”. If, for example, you click on the “Like” button or make a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your preferences for your Facebook friends public. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the call to our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or do not have a Facebook account at all, your browser transmits information (e.g. which website you have visited, your IP address) that is stored by Facebook. For details on how Facebook handles your personal information and your rights in this regard, please refer to Facebook’s Privacy Policy. If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected about you through our websites with your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our websites. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker” (Facebook).

(2) With Twitter and the Re-Tweet functions we use so-called social plugins from twitter.com, operated by Twitter Inc. 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo such as the blue “Twitter bird”. If you use the Re-Tweet functions, the websites you visit will be made known to third parties and linked to your Twitter account. Details on how Twitter handles your data and on your rights andthe settings that protect your personal data can be found inTwitter’s privacy policy. [TS2] If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker (NoScript).

(3) Social plugins from Google+ Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plugins can be recognised, for example, by buttons with the character “+1” on a white or coloured background. An overview of the Google pluginsand their appearance can be found here. [TS3] If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through the integration, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile on Google+ or are not currently logged on to Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in at Google+, Google can assign the visit to our website directly to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts on Google+.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and settingoptions to protect your privacy can be found inGoogle’s data protection information. [TS4]

If you do not want Google to assign the data collected via our website directly to your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also use add-ons for your browser to completely prevent Google Plugins from loading.

§ 8 Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are the data subject in accordance with the DSGVO and you have the following rights vis-à-vis us:

1. Right to information

You may request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you will be processed by us.

In the event of such processing, you may request the following information from us:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data will be processed;

(2) the categories of personal data processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you has been or will be disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the retention of the personal data relating to you or, if it is not possible to provide specific information in this regard, criteria for determining the retention period;

(5) the existence of a right to rectify or delete the personal data relating to you, a right to limit our processing or a right to object to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) all available information about the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) DSGVO and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you will be transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 DSGVO in connection with the transfer.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right of rectification and/or completion if the personal data processed by us concerning you is inaccurate or incomplete. We must rectify the data immediately.

3. Right to limit the processing

Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time which allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data;

(2) if the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;

(3) if we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4) if you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons to which we are entitled outweigh your reasons.

If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data – apart from its storage – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

If the processing restriction has been limited in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by us before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right to cancellation

(a) Duty to delete

You may request that we delete your personal information immediately and we are required to delete it immediately for any of the following reasons:

(1) The personal data relating to you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.

(3) You object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing or you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.

(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.

(5) The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject.

(6) The personal data relating to you have been collected in relation to services provided by the relevant business organisation pursuant to Art. 8 para. 1 DSGVO.

(b) Information to third parties

If we have made the personal data concerning you public and if we are obliged to delete them in accordance with Art. 17 (1) DSGVO, we shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process personal data that you as the data subject have requested them to delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.

(c) Exceptions

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

(1) for the exercise of freedom of expression and information;

(2) to fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which we are subject or to perform a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the field of public health pursuant to Art. 9 para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 para. 3 DSGVO;

(4) for archival purposes, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes that are in the public interest pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 DSGVO, to the extent that the right referred to in Section a) is likely to make it impossible or seriously impair the attainment of the objectives of such processing, or

(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised the right to correction, deletion or limitation of processing against us, we are obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction, deletion or limitation of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.

You have the right to be informed of such recipients.

6. Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer these data to another responsible person without hindrance, provided that

(1) the processing is based on consent given pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and

(2) the processing is carried out by automated means.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to request that the personal data relating to you be transferred directly by us to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons must not be affected by this.

The right to data transfer does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in us.

7. Right of objection

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will then no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we can prove compelling, protection-worthy reasons for processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.

You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection through automated procedures using technical specifications in connection with the use of services provided by the business organisation, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you revoke it.

9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to any decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, that has any legal effect on you or similarly significantly affects you. This does not apply if the decision

(1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and us,

(2) is lawful under the laws of the Union or the Member States to which we are subject and those laws contain reasonable measures to protect your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests; or

(3) with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data pursuant to Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO unless Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a or g applies and appropriate measures have been taken to protect the relevant rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

With regard to the cases mentioned in (1) and (3), we shall take appropriate measures to protect your rights and freedoms as well as your legitimate interests.

10. Right to appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority – in particular in the Member State where you reside, where you work or where the alleged infringement has taken place – if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of the DSGVO.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted will inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 DSGVO.

This privacy policy is a translation of the German original, which is solely legally binding.

Person responsible for data processing:

René Rautenberg GmbH

Lademannbogen 21-23

22339 Hamburg

Contact details for our data protection officer:

René Rautenberg GmbH

Lademannbogen 21-23

22339 Hamburg

datenschutzbeauftragter@er-secure.de