Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.

1. Responsible Party

erdbär GmbH

Represented by the Managing Directors Natacha Neumann, Alexander Neumann

Schönhauser Allee 148

10435 Berlin

Deutschland

Phone: +49 (0)30 58 58 27 80

Fax: +49 (0)30 690 88 776

E-Mail: [email protected]

As the provider of this website, and therefore the responsible party under data protection law, we are obligated to inform you of the purpose, scope and type of collection and use of your personal data. Personal data are individual details about the personal and factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person.

During each visit to our website, data is collected, processed and used, and in the process the possibility of connection to an individual person cannot always be ruled out.

In order for the site to be displayed in your browser, the IP address must be collected and saved. As a rule, an IP address is assigned dynamically by your provider. This address tends to change regularly which means we cannot establish a reference to a person with an IP address. In isolated cases (i.e. with so-called static IP addresses), the establishment of a personal reference might however theoretically be possible.

However, as the site provider, we have no interest in establishing a personal reference and would as a rule not pursue this. Specifically, each time the website is accessed through your device (PC, mobile phone, etc.), the following sets of data are stored:

  • IP address of the accessing device,
  • The operating system of the accessing device,
  • The browser version of the accessing device,
  • The name of the accessed data,
  • The date and time of the access,
  • The amount of data transferred,
  • The referencing URL.

The stored data is evaluated only for statistical purposes and not for establishing a concrete personal reference. The data will also be used for the purposes of troubleshooting and debugging. The access statistics are calculated daily by our provider each night retroactively for the current month and are stored for a maximum of 6 months. For data privacy purposes, these IP addresses are anonymized with a mathematical algorithm and marked with the prefix “anon.”* This makes it possible to draw conclusions about the geographical origin of visitors via the first two or three numbers, but no single visitor can be identified.

 

Third-party hosting services

Data are also processed by a third-party provider that we have engaged to render hosting and website presentation services on our behalf. This provider processes on its servers all data that are collected in the manner specified below when you visit our website or fill in forms made available for this purpose in our website. Data are processed on other servers only in the scope described herein.

This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.

2. Cookies and web-analysis

To improve the user experience on our website and enable you to use its certain features in order to show suitable products or conduct market research, some pages of this website use the so-called cookies. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimised presentation of our offer according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit a GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. A cookie is a small text file which is stored automatically on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after you close the browser session, i.e. when you close the browser (that’s the so-called session cookies). Other cookies are stored in your end-user device and enable us to recognise your browser when you visit us again (persistent cookies). To check the cookie storage period, you can use the Overview function in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can configure your browser for it to inform you whenever a page uses cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject the cookies on a given website or generally. Every browser has a different policy for managing the cookie settings. The browser’s policy is described in the Help menu of every browser and explains how you can change your cookie settings. To find out how to change the settings in your browser, see the links below:
Internet Explorer™: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411?locale=de_DE&viewlocale=en_US
Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

Please note that disabling cookies may limit your access to some features of our website.

Using of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analytics
For the purpose of website analytics, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (www.google.com). This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimised presentation of our offer according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods, like e.g. cookies, that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information collected automatically by cookies about your use of this website are as a rule transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. At the same time, as IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, the IP address will be shortened before being transmitted within the area of member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Generally, Google does not associate the anonymised IP address, transmitted from your browser through Google Analytics, with any other data held by Google.

Google LLC is headquartered in the USA and is certified to the EU-US-Privacy Shield. You will see the up-to-date certificate here. Based on this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has recognised entities certified to the Privacy Shield as those ensuring an adequate level of data protection.

You may prevent the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Alternatively to the browser plugin, you may click this link, to prevent Google Analytics from recording your data on this website in the future. In this process, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end-user device. If you clear your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

 

3. Social media plugins

Using of social plugins of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest using the Shariff solution.

Our website uses social network buttons.

This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.
To increase the level of protection of your data during your visit to our website, those buttons are not wholly embedded in the website as plugins, but are integrated on the website using HTML links. This ensures that when you call a page of our website, which contains such buttons, no link to the servers of a social network provider is established yet.

If you click on a social network button, a new window will open in your browser which will call the page of the relevant service provider where you can use e.g. the ‘Like’ or ‘Share’ button (where applicable, after entering your login data).

To find out more about the purpose and scope of collection, further processing and use of the data by the providers on their websites, and to learn about the available contact options and your rights in this respect and how you can customise your browser to better protect your privacy, please see the data privacy policies of the providers.
https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php
https://twitter.com/en/privacy
https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

Youtube video plugins
We have embedded third-party content on our website. This content is made available by Google LLC (“Provider”).
Youtube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (”Google”).

In respect of Youtube videos which are embedded in our website, we have enabled the privacy enhanced mode. This means that Youtube does not collect or store information about visitors unless they play the video.

Embedding the video serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website according to art. 6 (1) 1 lit f GDPR that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests

To find out more about the purpose and scope of collection, further processing and use of the data by the Providers, and to learn about your rights in this respect and how you can customise your browser to better protect your privacy, please see the data privacy policies of Google.

 

4. Important notice about all links on this website

 

The pages on this website contain links to other sites on the internet. For all of these links, we want to emphasize that we have no influence whatsoever on compliance with data protection regulations on these linked sites. Therefore please inform yourself when visiting or using these sites of the data protection notifications posted there. This statement applies to all links found on this website.

 

5. Contact via Email

 

If you send us an email, we save it until your inquiry has been addressed or until expiration of any legal obligations to retain records.  We take care to securely store data to prevent unauthorized access by third parties. Nevertheless, please note that unencrypted emails sent over the internet are not sufficiently protected from unauthorized access by third parties.

 

6. Use of Webfonts

 

This website uses external fonts and Google Fonts. Google Fonts is a service from Google Inc. (“Google”). The integration of these web fonts is accomplished through server access, as a rule a Google server in the US. In the process this will share with the server which of our websites you have visited. The IP address of the browser on the device used by visitors to access this website will also be saved by Google. You can find more information on Google’s data privacy policy here:

 

www.google.com/fonts#AboutPlace:about

www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

7. The use of data for a specific purpose

We observe the guidelines for the use of data for specific purposes, and collect, process and save your personal data only for the purposes you have indicated. The disclosure of your personal data to third parties does not take place without your explicit permission, as long as this isn’t necessary for the delivery of services or performance of a contract. Likewise the transmission to authorized governmental institutions and administrative bodies will occur only within the framework of legal obligations to provide information or if we are obliged to disclose information following a court decision.

 

8. Erasure and blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data reduction and data economy. We therefore save your personal data only as long as necessary to serve the aforementioned purposes or as stipulated by the various retention periods determined by lawmakers. Following the discontinuation of the respective purpose or lapsing of this retention period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted or disabled according to legal requirements.

 

9. Rights of persons affected

As an affected person, according to Article 15-21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to disclosure, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to processing, and data portability.

 

10. Right to appeal

We hereby inform you that in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR you can register a complaint with a supervisory authority if you think that your personal data is being unlawfully processed.

 

11. Data protection supervisor

PRODATENSCHUTZ CTS UG

Tegelorter Ufer 10

13505 Berlin

Represented by:

Ralf Steinke

Geschäftsführer (Managing Director)

Tel: +49 (0)1761 499 1136

Email: [email protected]

 

If you have questions about data protection, feel free to contact the responsible party or our appointed data protection supervisor.