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Privacy Policy

1. Data Protection at a glance


General notes

The following notices provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data collection on this website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find the contact details of the website operator in the section "Information about the responsible party" in this data protection declaration.


How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically or after your consent when visiting the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter this website.


What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.


What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances.

Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

You can contact us at any time with regard to this and other questions on the subject of data protection.


Third-party analytics and tools

When visiting this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is done mainly with so-called analysis programs.

Detailed information about these analysis programs can be found in the following privacy policy.


2. Hosting


We host the content of our website with the following provider:


External hosting

This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hoster(s). This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contractual data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

External hosting is carried out for the purpose of contract fulfillment vis-à-vis our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

Our hoster(s) will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and follow our instructions with respect to such data.

We use the following hoster(s):

Framer B.V.

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands


Job processing

We have concluded a contract on order processing (AVV) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.


3. General Notes and mandatory Information


Privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected.

Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.


Note on the responsible entity

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

Thomas Halbritter

Rathausstraße 41, 84082 Laberweinting

Phone: +49 174 7322853

E-mail: info@usevisuals.com

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).


Storage duration

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this privacy policy, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.

General information on the legal basis for data processing on this website

If you have consented to data processing, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO or Art. 9 (2) a DSGVO, if special categories of data are processed according to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO. In the case of explicit consent to the transfer of personal data to third countries, the data processing is also based on Art. 49 (1) a DSGVO. If you have consented to the storage of cookies or to the access to information in your terminal device (e.g. via device fingerprinting), the data processing is additionally carried out on the basis of Section 25 (1) TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. If your data is required for the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, we process your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Furthermore, if your data is required for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, we process it on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

Furthermore, the data processing may be carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Information about the relevant legal basis in each individual case is provided in the following paragraphs of this privacy policy.


Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries

Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries.

For example, U.S. companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g. intelligence services) process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on US servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO)

IF THE DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 ABS. 1 LIT. E OR F DSGVO, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA CONCERNED UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION UNDER ARTICLE 21(1) DSGVO). IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) DSGVO).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.


Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

Information, correction and deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of erasure.

If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.

If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may - apart from being stored - only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense 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 European Union or a Member State.


SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.


4. Data collection on this Website


Cookies

Our Internet pages use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small data packets and do not cause any damage to your end device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.

Cookies can originate from us (first-party cookies) or from third-party companies (third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable the integration of certain services of third-party companies within websites (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies can be used to evaluate user behavior or for advertising purposes.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process, to provide certain functions that you have requested (e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) (necessary cookies) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified.

The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and comparable recognition technologies has been requested, the processing is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Which cookies and services are used on this website can be found in this privacy policy.


Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

Browser type and version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website - for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.


Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form including the contact data you provided there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.


Request by e-mail, phone or fax

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO) if this has been requested; the consent can be revoked at any time.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular legal retention periods - remain unaffected.


Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimize our website and advertising measures.

Google Analytics is provided to us by Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Google processes the website usage data on our behalf and is contractually committed to measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of the processed data.

During your visit to the website, the following data, among others, is recorded:

Pages called

Orders incl. the turnover and the ordered products

The achievement of "website goals" (e.g., contact inquiries and newsletter sign-ups).

Your behavior on the pages (for example, dwell time, clicks, scrolling behavior)

Your approximate location (country and city)

Your IP address (in shortened form, so that no clear assignment is possible)

Technical information such as browser, Internet provider, terminal device and screen resolution

Source of origin of your visit (i.e. via which website or via which advertising medium you came to us)

No personal data such as name, address or contact details are ever transferred to Google Analytics.

This data is transferred to Google servers in the USA. We would like to point out that the same level of data protection cannot be guaranteed in the USA as within the EU.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID, with which you can be recognized on future website visits.

The recorded data is stored together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables the evaluation of pseudonymous user profiles. This user-related data is automatically deleted after 14 months. Other data remains stored in aggregated form indefinitely.

If you do not agree with the collection, you can prevent it with the one-time installation of the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics or by rejecting cookies via our cookie settings dialog.


Tally.so

You can send us an inquiry at any time using the contact form on our website or apply for things using forms. For some enquiries we use the Tally.so service to collect and transmit data using forms. Tally does not, according to its own statements, have any interest in collection non-anonymized data from anyone who isn't a registered user of Tally. They only collect your data with your consent or in order to:

  • Deliver their service to you

  • To improve their user experience

  • To email you with essential product updates

  • To troubleshoot product functionality and fix bugs

  • To respond to legal requests or prevent fraud



For more information on how we handle user data, please see Tally's Privacy Policy: https://tally.so/help/privacy-policy.


Please note that Tally is only one of various ways to contact us. The use is accordingly voluntary and is based on your consent within the scope of Article 6 paragraph 1(a) DSGVO. You can send us an inquiry at any time using the contact or Tally form. The following information, among others, is requested:

  • Name

  • E-mail address

  • X (Twitter) Username

The information is marked as mandatory fields. All other data that you send us in the context of the inquiry, also via the free text field, is voluntary. We use this data exclusively for the purpose of answering your enquiry and the associated communication.

The legal basis of this processing of your data depends on the content of your inquiry. Basically, your consent to data processing in the context of your inquiry applies here when you use this type of contact functionality. If your request is directed towards the conclusion of a contract with us, the processing takes place within the framework of this pre-contractual obligation. Your data will be deleted as soon as your inquiry has been conclusively processed. In the event of a contract being concluded, we may process the data further in order to fulfill the contract. If you apply for our redesign service, be aware that we may store your data for a longer period of time so we can assist your or showcase said redesign on our website, newsletter, social media account, or to potential clients in the form of a portfolio.


Typeform

We use Typeform by TYPEFORM SL, C/Bac de Roda, 163 (Local), 08018 Barcelona Spain (Typeform) for our contact form[s]. This allows us to provide you with an easy way to contact us.

For this purpose, we share the following personal data with Typeform:

 

E-mail address

[first name]

[last name]

[Phone number]

 

Mandatory fields are marked with *.

Typeform is a recipient of your personal data and acts as a processor for us. The processing of the data provided under this section is not required by law or contract. Without your consent and the transmission of your personal data, we cannot provide you with a contact form. However, you have the possibility to contact us at the [above / following] e-mail address. The data will be stored solely for the purpose of transmitting inquiries and responding to them. The mandatory data are used for the assignment and the response to your request.

In addition, Typeform collects the following personal data using cookies: Information about your terminal device (IP address, device information, operating system, browser settings). Furthermore, usage data is collected such as the date and time when you used the contact form. Typeform needs this data to ensure the display of the contact form and its functionality. This corresponds to Typeform's legitimate interest (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) and serves the execution of the contract (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO). For more information, please visit: https://help.typeform.com/hc/en-us/articles/360029581691-What-happens-to-my-data

 

For more information on objection and removal options vis-à-vis Typeform, please visit: https://admin.typeform.com/to/dwk6gt

The legal basis for this processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. The revocation can be made via the specified contact options. Your data will be processed as long as a corresponding consent exists. By declaring the revocation, the legality of the processing carried out so far is not affected.

Your data will be deleted after [completion of processing / one month / at the end of the year]. [A statutory retention period of [X] years applies to us in accordance with [§ 147 AO / § 257] for the following documents: [ ]] apart from this, these will be deleted after termination of the contract between us and Typeform, unless legal requirements make further storage necessary.


Appointment via calendly

We use the tool calendly for simple, fast and uncomplicated appointment scheduling. The use of calendly is to improve our service for existing and new clients. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

When using the tool, you will be asked for personal data such as name, e-mail address and telephone number. You also have the opportunity to present your request and provide us with further information. If you use the tool, your data from the inquiry form, including the information you provide there, will be stored and, of course, transmitted on the Internet. The processing of the data entered is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

This privacy policy and the provider's privacy policy apply to the handling of data collected through the use of calendly. You can find the privacy policy of calendly at:

https://calendly.com/pages/privacy


Appointment via cal.com
We also use the tool cal.com for simple, fast and uncomplicated appointment scheduling. The use of calendly is to improve our service for existing and new clients. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

When using the tool, you will be asked for personal data such as name, e-mail address and telephone number. You also have the opportunity to present your request and provide us with further information. If you use the tool, your data from the inquiry form, including the information you provide there, will be stored and, of course, transmitted on the Internet. The processing of the data entered is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO).

This privacy policy and the provider's privacy policy apply to the handling of data collected through the use of cal.com. You can find the privacy policy of cal.com at:

https://cal.com/de/privacy



5. Social Media


Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02AX07, Ireland.

When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the Twitter server. Twitter thereby receives information about your visit to this website.

By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter's privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

Insofar as consent has been obtained, the above-mentioned service is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Insofar as no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in social media.

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.

Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.


Instagram

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on this website. These functions are offered by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

When the social media element is active, a direct connection is established between your end device and the Instagram server. Instagram thereby receives information about your visit to this website.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of this website to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Insofar as consent has been obtained, the above-mentioned service is used on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Insofar as no consent has been obtained, the use of the service is based on our legitimate interest in achieving the greatest possible visibility in social media.

Insofar as personal data is collected on our website with the help of the tool described here and forwarded to Facebook or Instagram, we and Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland are jointly responsible for this data processing (Art. 26 DSGVO). The joint responsibility is limited exclusively to the collection of the data and its forwarding to Facebook or Instagram. The processing by Facebook or Instagram that takes place after the forwarding is not part of the joint responsibility.

The obligations incumbent upon us jointly have been set forth in a Joint Processing Agreement. You can find the text of the agreement at: https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. According to this agreement, we are responsible for providing the privacy information when using the Facebook or Instagram tool and for the privacy-secure implementation of the tool on our website. Facebook is responsible for the data security of the Facebook or Instagram products.

You can assert data subject rights (e.g. requests for information) regarding the data processed by Facebook or Instagram directly with Facebook. If you assert the data subject rights with us, we are obliged to forward them to Facebook. The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission.

Details can be found here:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum,

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 and

https://de-de.facebook.com/help/566994660333381.

For more information, please see Instagram's privacy policy:

https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.


6. Newsletter


Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of the data entered in the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after you unsubscribe from the newsletter or after the purpose has ceased to exist. We reserve the right to delete or block e-mail addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our own discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.

After you have unsubscribed from the newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address will be stored by us or the newsletter service provider in a blacklist if necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist will only be used for this purpose and will not be merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.


Services used and service providers:

* beehiiv: Online newsletter platform; Service provider: beehiiv Inc., USA; Website: www.beehiiv.com; Privacy policy: https://www.beehiiv.com/privacy

The use of the beehiiv newsletter platform is voluntary and on your own responsibility.
We point out that personal data may then be collected or processed by the operator of the external third-party platform (e.g. IP address, setting of cookies, etc.).
We also point out that we have no influence on the processing of personal data by the external providers of the social media and newsletter platforms and are not responsible for this. Your use of social media and newsletter platforms or related functionalities is therefore your own responsibility. The platform operators may transfer data to countries outside the European Union. For information on data protection, please contact the respective external social media provider.


7. Tools and Other


Google Meet

We use the "Google Meet " service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (hereinafter "Google Meet") to conduct online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars. In the case of the use of Google Meet, different data are processed. Here, the scope of the processed data depends on which data you provide before or during participation in an online meeting or a video conference or a webinar. As part of the use of Google Meet, data of the communication participants is processed and stored on Google servers. This data may include, in particular, your login data (name, email address, phone (optional) and password) and meeting data (topic, participant IP address, device information, description (optional)). In addition, visual and auditory contributions of the participants, as well as voice inputs in chats can be processed. This may also involve transmission to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. When processing personal data that is required to fulfill a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations that are required to carry out pre-contractual measures), Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Otherwise, the legal basis for data processing when conducting online meetings, videoconferences or webinars is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO in the effective conduct of the online meeting, webinar or videoconference. For more information on data usage by Google Meet, please refer to Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ - Zoom We use the "Zoom" service of Zoom Video Communications Inc, 55 Almaden Blvd, Suite 600, San Jose, CA 95113, USA (hereinafter "Zoom") to conduct online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars. In the case of the use of Zoom, different data are processed. Here, the scope of the processed data depends on the data you provide before or during participation in an online meeting or video conference or webinar. In the course of using Zoom, data of the communication participants is processed and stored on Zoom servers. This data may include, in particular, your login data (name, email address, phone (optional) and password) and meeting data (topic, participant IP address, device information, description (optional)). In addition, visual and auditory contributions of the participants, as well as voice input in chats may be processed. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you (this also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures), Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If you have given us your consent for the processing of your data, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO. Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Otherwise, the legal basis for data processing when conducting online meetings, videoconferences or webinars is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO in the effective conduct of the online meeting, webinar or videoconference. For more information on Zoom's use of data, please see Zoom's privacy policy at https://zoom.us/docs/de-de/privacy-and-legal.html.


8. payment service provider


Stripe

We offer the option to process the payment transaction via the payment service provider Stripe, ℅ Legal Process, 510,Townsend St., San Francisco, CA 94103 (Stripe). This is in line with our legitimate interest in offering an efficient and secure payment method (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). In this context, we share the following data with Stripe to the extent necessary for the performance of the contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO).

 

Cardholder name

E-mail address

Customer number

Order number

Bank details

Credit card data

Credit card validity period

Credit card verification number (CVC)

Date and time of the transaction

Transaction amount

Provider name

Location

 

The processing of the data provided under this section is not required by law or contract. We cannot process a payment via Stripe without the submission of your personal data. [You have the option to choose another payment method].

Stripe has a dual role in data processing activities as a controller and processor. As a controller, Stripe uses your submitted data to fulfill regulatory obligations. This is in accordance with Stripe's legitimate interest (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO) and serves the performance of the contract (pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO). We have no influence on this process.

Stripe acts as an order processor in order to be able to complete transactions within the payment networks. Within the scope of the order processing relationship, Stripe acts exclusively according to our instructions and has been contractually obligated within the meaning of Art. 28 DSGVO to comply with the provisions of data protection law.

Stripe has implemented compliance measures for international data transfers. These apply to all global activities where Stripe processes personal data of individuals in the EU. These measures are based on the EU Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs).

For more information on opt-out and removal options with respect to Stripe, please visit: https://stripe.com/privacy-center/legal

 

Your data will be stored by us until the completion of the payment processing. This also includes the period required for processing refunds, receivables management and fraud prevention.


Lemon Squeezy
Purchases made through the Website are processed by a third party payment processor, Lemon Squeezy (https://www.lemonsqueezy.com/). Lemon Squeezy may ask you for personal and/or non-personal information, such as your name, address, email address, credit card information, or other Personal Information. Lemon Squeezy has a privacy policy (https://www.lemonsqueezy.com/privacy) that describes their collection and use of personal information. We do not control Lemon Squeezy or its collection or use of information. Any questions or concerns about Lemon Squeezy's practices should be directed to Lemon Squeezy.

Lemon Squeezy provides us with certain non-personal information relating to purchases made by visitors to the Website. The non-personal information may include details of the purchase such as the date, amount paid, and product purchased. The non-personal purchase information may be linked to the Personal Information you provide to us (typically limited to your email address, as stated above). Lemon Squeezy does not supply us with any of your other Personal Information such as your name, street address, or credit card information.

PayPal
We offer the option of processing the payment transaction via the payment service provider PayPal (PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg). This corresponds to our legitimate interest in offering an efficient and secure payment method (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). In this context, we pass on the following data to PayPal insofar as it is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR).

First name
Last name
Address
E-mail address
Telephone number

The processing of the data specified in this section is neither legally nor contractually required. Without the transmission of your personal data, we cannot process a payment via PayPal. [You have the option of choosing a different payment method.]

PayPal carries out a credit check for various services such as payment by direct debit to ensure your willingness and ability to pay. This corresponds to PayPal's legitimate interest (pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) and serves the execution of the contract (pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). For this purpose, your data (name, address and date of birth, bank account details) will be passed on to credit agencies. We have no influence on this process and only receive the result as to whether the payment has been made or rejected or whether a review is pending.

Further information on objection and removal options vis-à-vis PayPal can be found at: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

Your data will be stored until the payment process has been completed. This also includes the period required for processing refunds, claims management and fraud prevention.

 

Sources:

https://www.e-recht24.de

https://traffic3.net/

https://opr.vc/

 

The privacy policy is based on German law and has been machine-translated into English.