Data Protection Declaration

This data protection declaration explains the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences. (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). We refer to the definitions in art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "responsible person".

Responsible person

RIEPE GmbH & Co KG Theodor-Rosenbaum-Str. 28-30 32257 Bünde DEUTSCHLAND Personally liable Partner: Riepe Verwaltungs GmbH Managing Directors authorised to represent: Bernd Riepe, René Riepe, Angelika Riepe

Data Protection Officer

Kersten Rafoth
Data processing and a bit more!
Kapellenstr. 5
94169 Thurmansbang
dsb@dsgvo24.de

Types of data processed:

- Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).
- Contact information (e.g. email, phone numbers).
- Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Purpose of the processing

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Response to contact requests and communication with users.
- Security measures
- Coverage assessment/marketing

Terms used

“Personal data” are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); a natural person is regarded as identifiable, if he/she can be directly or indirectly identified, especially by means of association with an identifier such as a name, with an identification number, with location data, with an online ID or with one or several special features reflecting the physical, physiological, genetic, psychic, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person;

"Processing" means any operation carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such series of operations in connection with personal data. The term goes a long way and covers practically every aspect of handling of data.

A "responsible person" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data;

Applicable legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the privacy policy, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the fulfilment of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as for replying to enquiries is art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is art. 6 para. para. 1 lit. f, GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR applies as the legal basis.

Safety measures

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the contents of our general data protection policy. We will adapt the privacy policy as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit the data to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is required for contract fulfilment), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it occurs for the fulfilment of our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or leave the data in a third country only in the presence of the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR. This means, for example, processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA by the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of the data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

According to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other persons responsible.

According to Art. 77 GDPR you have the further right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Cancellation right

You have the right to revoke your consent according Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.

Objection right

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his/her visit to an online offering. Temporary cookies, "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offering and closes his/her browser. For example, the content of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login jam can be stored in a cookie of this nature. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" if they remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days have passed. Likewise, the interests of users may be stored in a cookie of this nature and used for coverage assessments or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the responsible person who operates the online offering (otherwise, when speaking about these cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the framework of our data protection declaration.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Cookies already saved can be deleted in the system settings of the browser at any time. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ .

Furthermore, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, the processing of the data will be restricted. This means that the data are blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

In particular, pursuant to legal requirements in Germany, storage lasts for 10 years pursuant to § 147 para. 1 AO (German Fiscal Code), 257 para. 1 no. and no. 4, para. 4 HGB (German Commercial Code) (books, records, management reports, accounting records, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 No. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB.

In particular, pursuant to legal requirements in Austria, storage lasts for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (Austrian Federal Fiscal Code) (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenditure, etc.), for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU Member States and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business-related processing

In addition, we process contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, duration, customer category). Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history) of our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Hosting

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offering. In so doing, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, potential customers and visitors to this online offering on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offering pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect data on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR regarding each access to the server on which this service is located (known as server log files). Access data includes the name of the requested website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type along with version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (previously visited), IP address, and the requesting provider. Log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days for security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Administration, financial accounting, office organisation, contact management

We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our company, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, e.g. archiving. In this regard we process the same data that we process as part of the performance of our contractual services. The bases of processing are art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Customers, prospective customers, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose of and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organisation, archiving of data, namely, tasks which serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the tasks specified in these processing activities. In this regard, we disclose or transmit data to the tax authorities, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers. Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of making contact at a later date. We store this data, which is mainly company-related, permanently.

Business analyses and market research

In order to operate our business economically and to identify market trends, customer and user requirements, we analyse the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, enquiries, etc., in order to ensure that we are able to offer our customers the best possible service. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, whereby the persons concerned include customers, interested parties, business partners, visitors and users of the online offer. The analyses are carried out for the purpose of economic evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can consider the profiles of registered users with information e.g. about their purchase processes. The analyses serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimisation of our offer and the economic efficiency. The analyses serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with aggregated values. If these analyses or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or made anonymous upon termination of the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. For the rest, macroeconomic analyses and general trend determinations are prepared anonymously wherever possible.

Newsletter - Dispatch service provider

The newsletter is sent by the shipping service Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany You can view the shipping service provider's privacy policy here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/. The shipping service provider will be charged on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 GDPR. The shipping service provider can use the recipient's data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to record it itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Google Analytics

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the user's use of the website's online offerings is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google has become subject to the Privacy Shield agreement, thereby offering a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active) On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of our online offering by the user, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offering and the internet. Pseudonymous usage profiles of users may be created from the processed data in this respect. We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. Further information on data use by Google, setting and objection options, can be found in Google's data protection policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated). Users' personal data will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.

Youtube

We integrate the videos of the platform "YouTube" of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data Protection Declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.