Privacy Policy and Consents

Table of contents
1. Objective and responsible body
2. General information on data processing
3. Processing of personal data
4. Collection of access data
5. Cookies & Reach Measurement
6. Google Analytics
7. Google Re/Marketing Services
8. Facebook Social Plugins
9. Facebook Remarketing
10. Newsletter
11. Integration of services and contents of third parties
12. User rights and deletion
13. Changes to the data protection declaration

 

1. Objective and responsible body

This privacy policy explains the nature, scope, and purpose of the processing (including collection, processing, and use as well as obtaining consent) of personal data within our online offering and the associated web pages, functions and content (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Online Offer” or “Website”). The data protection declaration applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms and devices used (e.g. desktop or mobile) on which the online offer is running.

The provider of the online offer and the data protection authority responsible is VentureSax GmbH, Markt 5, D- 09111 Chemnitz (hereinafter referred to as “provider”, “we” or “us”). For contact possibilities please see our imprint.

The term “user” includes all customers and visitors of our online offer. The terms used, such as “user”, are to be understood as gender-neutral.

 

2. General information on data processing

We process users’ personal data only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations in accordance with the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that the user’s data will only be processed if legal permission has been obtained, in particular, if the data is required for the provision of our contractual services and online services, or is prescribed by law, or if consent has been obtained.

We employ organisational, contractual and technical security measures in line with the state of the art in order to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are complied with and to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

If content, tools or other means from other providers (hereinafter jointly referred to as “Third-Party Providers”) are used within the scope of this data protection declaration and their registered office is abroad, it is to be assumed that a data transfer to the registered office states of the Third-Party Providers takes place. The transfer of data to third countries is carried out either on the basis of a legal permit, user consent or special contractual clauses which guarantee the security of the data required by law.

 

3. Processing of personal data

In addition to the use expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the personal data will be processed for the following purposes on the basis of legal permissions or user consents:

– The provision, execution, maintenance, optimisation and safeguarding of our services, support and user services;

– Ensuring effective customer service and technical support.

We only transmit user data to third parties if this is necessary for billing purposes (e.g. to a payment service provider) or for other purposes if these are necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations towards the users (e.g. a communication of addresses to suppliers).

When contacting us (via contact form or email), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

Personal data will be deleted as long as they have fulfilled their intended use and there are no storage obligations to prevent deletion.

 

4. Collection of access data

We collect data about each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

We use the protocol data without allocation to the person of the user or other profile creation according to the legal regulations only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, the security and the optimisation of our online offer. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the log data if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use on the basis of concrete indications.

 

5. Cookies & Reach Measurement

Cookies are pieces of information that are transmitted from our web server or third party web servers to the user’s web browser and stored there for later retrieval. Users are informed about the use of cookies within the scope of pseudonymous range measurement within the scope of this data protection declaration.

The viewing of this online offer is also possible under exclusion of cookies. If users do not wish cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

It is possible to manage many online ad cookies from companies via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

6. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. “(“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our website by users, to compile reports on activities within this website and to provide us with other services associated with the use of this website and the Internet. Pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.

We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, they may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, they may refuse the processing of personal data by Google, and they may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, and they may refuse the processing of such data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, setting and objection options can be found on the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Use of data by Google for your use of websites or apps of our partners”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Use of data for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising”) and http://www.google.com/ads/preferences (“Determine which advertising Google shows you”).

 

7. Google Re/Marketing Services

We use the marketing and remarketing services (“Google Marketing Services”) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Google’s marketing services allow us to display advertisements for and on our website in a more targeted manner to show users only ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, users are shown ads for products they are interested in on other websites, this is referred to as “remarketing”. For these purposes, when you visit our and other websites on which Google marketing services are active, Google executes a Google code directly and incorporates (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons”) into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user’s device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). Cookies can be set by various domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com, and googleadservices.com. In this file it is noted which websites the user visits, which contents he is interested in and which offers he has clicked, furthermore technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time as well as further information about the use of the online offer. The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby we inform within the scope of Google Analytics that the IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened and only in exceptional cases completely transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other Google offers. The above information may also be linked to such information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, the ads tailored to the user’s interests may be displayed.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of Google marketing services. I.e. Google does not store and process, for example, the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that, from Google’s point of view, the ads are not administered and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by “DoubleClick” about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.

One of the Google marketing services we use is the online advertising program “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different “conversion cookie”. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected by the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers will know the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive any information that personally identifies users.

We use Google’s “DoubleClick” marketing service to serve advertisements to third parties. DoubleClick uses cookies to enable Google and its partner sites to serve ads based on users’ visits to this site and other sites on the Internet.

We also use the Google marketing service “AdSense” to include third-party advertisements. AdSense uses cookies to enable Google and its partner sites to serve ads based on users’ visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

Another Google marketing service we use is the “Google Tag Manager”, which can be used to integrate further Google analysis and marketing services into our website (e.g. “AdWords”, “DoubleClick” or “Google Analytics”).

Further information on the use of data by Google for marketing purposes can be found on the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google’s data protection declaration can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

If you wish to object to the collection of data by Google marketing services, you can use the setting and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

 

8. Facebook Social Plugins

Our online offer uses social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or by the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user requests a function of this online service that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user’s device and integrated into the online service. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We, therefore, have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the user according to our state of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online service. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plug-ins, for example, by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook can find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the relevant rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online service and link it to the member data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online service. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

 

9. Facebook Remarketing

Within our online offer, so-called “Facebook pixels” of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are resident in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”), are used. With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our offer as a target group for the presentation of ads, so-called “Facebook ads”. Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to Facebook users who have shown interest in our Internet offering. This means that with the help of the Facebook pixel we want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not appear annoying. The Facebook pixel also enables us to track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing if users were directed to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad.

The Facebook pixel is directly integrated by Facebook when our web pages are accessed and can store a so-called cookie, i.e. a small file, on your device. If you then log in to Facebook or visit Facebook when logged in, the visit to our offer is noted in your profile. The data collected about you are anonymous to us and does not provide us with any information about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible. Facebook processes the data in accordance with Facebook’s data usage guidelines. Accordingly, you will receive further information on how the remarketing pixel works and on the presentation of Facebook ads in general in Facebook’s data usage policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

You may opt out of Facebook pixel collection and use of your information to display Facebook ads. To do this, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or object via the US page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

 

10. Newsletter

With the following information, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, mailing, and statistical evaluation procedures and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you declare your agreement with the receipt and the described procedures.

The content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described as part of the registration process, they are decisive for the consent of the user. In addition, our newsletters contain the following information: our products, offers, promotions, and our company.

Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration to our newsletter takes place in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. I.e. after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with unknown e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, the changes in your data stored with the mailing service provider are logged.

Mailing service provider: The delivery of the newsletter takes place by means of “” (hereinafter referred to as “mailing service provider”). The data protection regulations of the mailing service provider can be viewed here:

The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further data described in the context of these references, are stored on the servers of the mailing service provider. The mailing service provider uses this information to deliver and evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, the mailing service provider may use this data to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of the mailing and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes in order to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the mailing service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.

Registration data: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient for you to enter your e-mail address.

Statistical survey and analyses – The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a file the size of a pixel, which is retrieved from the server of the mailing service provider when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include the assessment of whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our nor the mailing service provider’s intention to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

Opt-out/revoke – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consents to its delivery by the mailing service provider and the statistical analyses expire. A separate revocation of the delivery by the mailing service provider or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.

 

11. Integration of third-party services and content

It may happen that the content or services of third-party providers, such as city maps or fonts from other websites, are integrated into our online services. The integration of content from third-party providers always requires that the third-party providers perceive the IP address of the users since they would not be able to send the content to the user’s browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. Furthermore, the providers of the third-party content can set their own cookies and process the user data for their own purposes. The processed data can be used to create user profiles. We will use these contents as economically and minimally as possible and choose reliable third-party providers with regard to data security.

The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, possible objections (so-called opt-out):

– External fonts from Google, Inc., https://www.google.com/fonts (“Google Fonts”). The integration of Google Fonts takes place through a server request at Google (usually in the USA). Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

– Maps of the “Google Maps” service of the third-party provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

– Videos from the “YouTube” platform of third-party provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.

 

12. User rights and deletion of data

Users have the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information about the personal data we have stored about them.

In addition, users have the right to correct incorrect data, revoke consent, block and delete their personal data and the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority if unlawful data processing is assumed.

The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

 

13. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If user consent is required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the consent of the users.

 

 

Users are requested to inform themselves regularly about the content of the data protection declaration.

Status: 15.10.2018 14:00