In the case of mere informational use of the website, e.g. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security:
IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred in each case, website from which the request came, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the data mentioned above (section 4.), cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive with respect to the browser you are using and which provide certain information to the party setting the cookies (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the overall internet offer more user-friendly and effective.
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. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
- a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
- Transient cookies (b)
- Persistent cookies (see c)
- b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
- c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
- d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and e.g. refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.
4.2 Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called « cookies ». These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
4.2.1 IP anonymisation
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
4.2.2 Browser Plugin
4.3. Further functions and offers of our website
In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested, such as registering as a collection point or obtaining collection containers or information material via our webshop. For this purpose, you usually have to provide further personal data which we use to provide the respective service and for which the above mentioned data processing principles apply.
In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected by us, checked and commissioned with regard to the data protection standards which are applicable to the external providers. They are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.
Furthermore, we may transmit your personal data to third parties if services are offered by us together with partners. You will receive further information while you are providing your personal data in the order process and in the confirmation of the collection point registration.
4.4. Market research and satisfaction analysis
We may transmit your personal data to an external market research institute for satisfaction analysis. The market research institute will pseudonymise your data and transmit it to us anonymously. The personal data obtained from the market research will not be used for advertising and marketing purposes. The satisfaction analysis serves to enable us to make our service and our offer more customer-friendly.
4.5. Use of our webshop
If you would like to order in our webshop, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract that you provide your personal data, which we need for the processing of your order. Mandatory information required for the processing of contracts has been marked separately, further information (not mandatory) is voluntary. We process the data you provide to process your order. We may also process the data you provide to inform you of relevant changes to our services. We are obliged by commercial and tax law to store your address, payment and order data for a period of ten years. To prevent unauthorised access to your personal data by third parties, the ordering process is encrypted using SSL technology.
4.6. Use of social media plug-ins
We currently use Facebook and Twitter social media plug-ins. We use the so-called two-click solution. This means that when you visit our site, no personal data is transmitted to the providers of the plug-ins. You can recognise the provider of the plug-in via the « Share function » listed in our news articles with the name « Facebook » or « Twitter ». We give you the opportunity to communicate directly with the provider of the plug-in through the link. Only when you click on the link and thereby activate it, does the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the corresponding website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 4.1 (Cookies) of this declaration are transmitted.
By activating the plug-in, your personal data is transmitted to the respective plug-in provider and stored there (in the case of US providers, in the USA). Since the plug-in provider collects the data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies from your browser’s security settings before clicking on the link. We have no influence on the data collected and data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider. The plug-in provider stores the data collected about you as a usage profile and uses this for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular for the display of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact the respective plug-in provider to exercise this right. Via the plug-ins, we offer you the opportunity to interact with the social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The data transfer takes place regardless of whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in to the plug-in provider, the data we collect is directly assigned to your account with the plug-in provider. If you click the activated button and, for example, link to the page, the plug-in provider also saves this information in your user account and shares it publicly with your contacts. We recommend that you log out regularly after using a social network, but especially before activating the button, as this will help you to avoid an assignment to your profile with the plug-in provider. Futher information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its
Facebook Inc, 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA; http://www.facebook.com/policy.php; further information on data collection: http://www.facebook.com/help/186325668085084
Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
Twitter, Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; https://twitter.com/privacy. Twitter has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
4.7. Integration of YouTube videos
We have integrated YouTube videos into our online offer, which are stored on http://www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed on the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 4.1 of this declaration is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want your data to be associated with your YouTube profile, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
4.8. Integration of Google Maps
On this website we use the offering of Google Maps. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data mentioned under section 4.1 of this declaration will be transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account by which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want your data to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
4.9. Google reCAPTCHA
With the aim of ensuring that our website is protected and secure, we use « Google reCAPTCHA » on our website. The provider of the service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (« Google »).
The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether data entries on our website, for example in a contact form, are made by a human or by an automated program.
For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on our website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.