Art. 1 Information on the processing of personal data and contact details of the person responsible
(1) We are pleased that you are visiting out website and showing us your interest. Below you will find information about how your personal data are processed when you use our website. ‘Personal data’ is any information which can be traced back to you personally.
(2) The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Mrs Kathrin Woo, Kathrin Woo Design, Arnold-Zweig-Strasse 45, 13189 Berlin, Germany, tel. (+49) 15908498528, e. firstname.lastname@example.org (cf. Legal Notice). The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
(3) For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses an SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
Art. 2 How your data are processed when you visit our website
If you use the website purely for information purposes – i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information – then we shall only process the personal data transmitted to our server by your browser (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we shall process the following data which we require for technical purposes to display our website to you:
- Content of the request (actual page)
- Date and time of day of the inquiry
- Quantity of data transmitted
- Website from which the request originated
- Operating system and its interface
- IP address (if necessary: in anonymous form)
The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
Art. 3 Cookies
In order to make our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive of your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values to an individual extent. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which can vary depending on the cookie.
If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR either to execute the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.
We may work with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). If we work together with the aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browsers under the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/delete-and-manage-cookies-168dab11-0753-043d-7c16-ede5947fc64d
Please note that if cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.
Art. 4 Establishing contact
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected when using a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted once your request has been processed. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.
Art. 5 Use of Customer Data for Direct Marketing
Newsletter delivery via Sendinblue
Our e-mail newsletter is sent via the technical service provider Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer takes place in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter to receive the newsletter (e.g. email address) will be stored on Sendinblue’s servers in the EU. Sendinblue uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent one-pixel image files that are stored on our website. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is only collected in pseudonymised form and is not linked to your other personal data; direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. Furthermore, Sendinblue can use this data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR itself based on its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service and for market research purposes, for example to determine which countries the recipients come from. However, Sendinblue does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass them on to third parties. We have entered into an order processing agreement with Sendinblue, with which we oblige Sendinblue to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.
Art. 6 Your rights
(1) The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights to information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the stated legal basis for the respective exercise requirements:
- The right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR,
- The right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR,
- The right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR,
- The right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR,
- The right to information according to Art. 19 GDPR,
- The right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR,
- The right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR,
- The right to complain according to Art. 77 GDPR.
(2) RIGHT TO OBJECT
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS IN OUR PREVIOUS LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA INVOLVED. FURTHER PROCESSING REMAINS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPREHENSIVE REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS. IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA INVOLVED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.
Art. 7 Duration of storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and – if relevant – also based on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).
If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject revokes his consent.
If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed as part of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention period has expired, provided that it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.
When personal data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Article 21 (1) GDPR, unless we have compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection under Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.