Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our website and our company. We take our responsibility to protect the personal information that is collected, processed and used during your visit to our website seriously.

Below is an explanation of what information is collected during your visit to this site and how it is used. This information about our Privacy Policy applies to our websites:

www.eQ-3.de

www.eq-3.com

www.homematic-ip.com

We accept no responsibility for third-party content made available via links and clearly marked as such, nor do we endorse said content as our own. Please see the privacy policies of the linked pages. The provider of the linked website will be solely liable for any illegal, erroneous or incomplete content and for any damages arising from the use or non-use of the information provided. We will only be liable for third-party content if we are aware of it, including in the case of potentially illegal and/or criminal content, and where it is technically possible and reasonable for us to prevent the use thereof.

I. Contact Details and your Rights

1. Controller’s name and address

The controller, as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws within the member states and other provisions of data protection legislation, is:

eQ-3 AG

Maiburger Straße 29

26789 Leer

Germany

Further information

2. Data Protection Officer's name and address

The controller’s Data Protection Officer is:

Heiko Janssen, lawyer

Janssen & Enninga, notary and lawyers

Julianenburger Str. 19

26603 Aurich / Germany

Tel.: +49 4941/97440

Email: datenschutz@eq-3.de

3. Your rights

As a data subject, you are entitled to assert your rights against us at any time. Where the statutory requirements are met, your rights will include the following:

3.1. Right to access pursuant to Art. 15 of the GDPR

You have the right to information, free of charge and at any time, about the data we hold about you. You also have the right to have the data you have provided us with transferred to yourself or a third party at any time.

You are entitled to request information about whether or not your personal data will be transferred to a third country or an international organisation. In this respect, you may ask to be informed about appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in connection with the transfer.

To request information, please write to datenschutz@eq-3.de or use the form below.

Please note that we can only transfer data collected on the basis of consent or a contract.

Right to rectification of inaccurate data or to have incomplete data completed pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR[HS2] [BC3]

We will correct the data we hold about you upon your request in case no other legal stipulations preclude it (for example, retention obligations from the German Commercial Code).

If you wish to rectify your data, please write to datenschutz@eq-3.de or use the form below.

3.2. Right to erasure pursuant to Art. 17 of the GDPR

We will erase the data we hold about you upon your request in case nor other legal stipulations preclude it (for example, retention obligations from the German Commercial Code).

If you wish to have your data erased, please write to datenschutz@eq-3.de or use the form below.

3.3. Right to restrict the processing pursuant to Art. 18 of the GDPR

You may ask to restrict the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

a) Where you contest the accuracy of your personal data, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data

b) The processing is unlawful and you are opposed to having your personal data erased and request the restriction of its use instead

c) The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but it is required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or

d) Where you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the GDPR pending verification of whether the controller's legitimate grounds override yours.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, said data may only be processed – apart from its storage – with your consent or for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for the sake of an important public interest of the Union or of a Member State.

3.4. Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 of the GDPR

You have the right to have the data you have provided us with transferred to a third party at any time.

To request information, please write to datenschutz@eq-3.de or use the form provided.

Please note that we can only transfer data collected on the basis of consent or a contract.

3.5. Right to object/revoke consent pursuant to Art. 21 of the GDPR

You may revoke any previously granted consent to the processing of your personal data at any time by means of a brief written statement to that effect. To do so, please write to datenschutz@eq-3.de.

3.6. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 13(2)(d) of the GDPR

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where you reside or work, or where the alleged infringement took place, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority with which the complaint is lodged will inform the complainant about the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 of the GDPR.

II. General Data Processing Information

1. Extent of the processing of personal data

You may visit our website without providing any personal information.

Automatic analysis tools are used on our website through which data is collected. See section IV et. seq. of this Privacy Policy for further information on this.

2. Processing and use of personal and other data

We only ever process our users’ personal data where necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. Our users' personal data will normally only be processed with the user's consent. An exception will apply in cases where, for practical reasons, it was not possible to obtain prior consent and where statutory provisions permit the processing of said data.

3. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Where we obtain consent from the data subject for personal data processing operations, Art. 6(1)(a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be the legal basis.

Where the processing of personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a contract to which the data subject is a contracting party, Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR will be the legal basis. This will likewise apply to processing operations which are required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Where the processing of personal data is necessary in order to fulfil a legal obligation incumbent upon our company, Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR will be the legal basis.

In the event that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) of the GDPR will be the legal basis.

Where the processing is necessary in order to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, and where the data subject’s interests or fundamental rights or freedoms do not override the former interest, Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR will be the legal basis for the processing.

4. Data erasure and retention period

The data subject’s personal data will be erased or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage ceases to apply. Data may also be stored when required by European or national legislators under union regulations, laws or other stipulations to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or erased when a retention period required under the aforementioned standards expires, except where there is a need to store the data further for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

5. Data security

5.1. General

When transferring data, for example when inputting your data into the contact form or during the application process, we provide you with so-called SSL (Secure Socket Layer) security procedures together with 128-bit encryption. You can see this in your browser from the closed padlock or key icon in the bottom status bar.

Our sites are fully encrypted.

We take the utmost care and employ the highest security standards to protect your personal data from unauthorised access and to safeguard data protection.

We wish to point out that the transmission of data on the internet can pose security risks (e.g. during email communication). It is unfortunately impossible to guarantee complete data protection against third-party access.

5.2. Contact form security

The contact form contains required fields and some optional fields. Required fields are necessary to process your inquiry. We will only use the information provided to respond to your inquiry.

Where a retention period is stipulated under commercial or tax law (usually ten years), the data will be stored for that period so the data can be verified by the tax authorities for audit and tax audit purposes and to investigate potential criminal offences. Where your inquiry is not subject to any statutory retention period, your data will be erased upon expiry of the purpose of the processing.

5.3. Data disclosure

eQ-3 AG will refrain from any commercial disclosure of your data to third parties.

Within the framework of contract data processing we choose our partners carefully and oblige our service providers to treat your data as confidential pursuant to Art. 28 of the GDPR. Our partners are prohibited from disclosing customer data to third parties for advertising or other purposes and service providers are prohibited from any commercial use of our customers' data for their own purposes.

If your data is passed on to contracting partners or collaborators as part of the contractual fulfilment of your order, a competition or within the framework of marketing initiatives, you will be notified of this separately. The data forwarded to our collaboration partners may only be used by them for the purposes of fulfilling their task.

5.4. Data transfers to third countries

Where it is necessary to disclose your data to third parties for fulfilment of the data processing purpose (e.g. to supply goods), we will always ensure that your data remains within the European Union or the European Economic Area.

Where this is not possible in exceptional cases and it is necessary to transfer data to a third country, all necessary measures will be taken to ensure that eQ-3 provides an adequate level of data protection.

III. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is visited, our system automatically records data and information about the requesting computer system.

The following data is collected in this process:

(1) Information about the browser type and the version used

(2) The user's operating system

(3) The user's internet service provider

(4) The user's IP address

(5) The date and time of the access

(6) Websites via which the user arrived at our website

(7) Websites visited by the user's system via our website

Data will also be saved in our system’s log files. This data will not be stored together with other personal data about the user.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and log files is Art. 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this reason, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use this data to optimise the website and to safeguard the security of our information technology systems. No analysis of the data for marketing purposes takes place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in the data processing also lies in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

4. Storage period

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose of its collection. Where data is recorded for delivery of the website, this will be the case once the session in question ends.

For data stored in log files, this will be the case after seven days at the latest. Storage for longer is possible. In such cases, the user's IP addresses will be erased or distorted so that it is no longer possible to link them to the requesting client.

5. Ability to object and request removal

Recording data in order to provide the website and storing data in log files is absolutely necessary for operation of the site. The user therefore has no ability to object.

IV. Use of Cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which can be saved in the internet browser or can be saved by the internet browser to the user’s computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored in the user’s operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive character string which enables the unique identification of that browser next time the user visits the website.

We use cookies to make our website more user friendly. Some features of our website require recognition of the requesting browser after changing pages.

The following data will be stored and transmitted in cookies:

(1) Language settings

(2) Login information

We also use cookies on our website which enable analysis of the user's surfing behaviour.

This means that the following information may be transmitted:

(1) Search terms entered

(2) Frequency of page visits

(3) Use of website functions

Technical precautions will be taken to pseudonymise the user's data collected in this way. It will therefore no longer be possible to link the data to the requesting user. The data will not be stored together with the user's other personal data.

When visiting our website, users are informed about the use of cookies and are referred to this Privacy Policy by means of an info banner. In connection with this, information is also provided about how to prevent cookies from being placed in the browser settings.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

The purpose behind using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of the website for users. Some features of our website may not be available without the use of cookies. Such features require recognition of the browser after changing pages.

We require cookies for the following purposes:

(1) To apply language settings

(2) To remember search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies will not be used to build user profiles.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is being used and can therefore continually optimise the content we provide.

Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data also lies in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

4. Storage period, ability to object and request removal

Cookies are saved to the user’s computer and are transferred to us from there. You, as the user, therefore have complete control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Previously saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our site, it may not be possible to make full use of all of the website's functions.


5. Tracking pixels / details about cookies

In multiple places we use so-called "session cookies" which are deleted automatically at the end of your visit and are used to make our offering more user friendly, more effective and more secure. Our cookies are protected from third party access by your browser's security settings.

We use so-called tracking pixels (tiny graphics) on our digital sites. Tracking pixels fulfil similar functions to cookies.

When a site is opened, the tracking pixel is loaded from a server on the internet and processed. This enables us to see which content is accessed by our customers, how often and from which region and shows us how the user interacts with our website. This data will be processed under a pseudonym. Your IP address will only be processed in truncated form meaning it will not be possible to identify the specific terminal.

You may of course object or revoke your consent to the pseudonymised analysis of your data for the purposes of improving our website at any time by means of a brief written message sent to datenschutz@eq-3.de.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically but offer the ability to reject cookies or to show a warning before cookies are placed. The Help function in the menu bar of most web browsers will tell you how you can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how you can get your browser to tell you when you receive a new cookie, or how you can disable all cookies.

We recommend you leave the cookies functions fully enabled however in order to take advantage of all of the features of our website.

Important: Cookies are disabled by storing a cookie in the browser in which the objection was submitted on your end device (computer, smartphone or tablet). This preference is not linked to your user account. Cookies must therefore be disabled separately for every browser and every end device.

If you have configured your browser to delete cookies automatically upon exit, the opt-out cookies (disabling cookies) will also be deleted.

To stop tracking pixels on our websites, you can use tools such as Ghostery, web-washer, ADBlock or blugnosys.

V. Google Analytics

eQ-3 uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics processes so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will usually be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

1. IP anonymisation

We have enabled the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or other parties to 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 truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this site to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity as well as to provide the website operator with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data held by Google.

2. Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies with an appropriate setting in your browser software however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to make full use of all of the features of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following Download and install browser plug-in link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

3. Objection to data collection

You can block the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future: Disable Google Analytics

You can find more information about how user data is handled with Google Analytics in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

4. Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google and implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities fully when using Google Analytics.

You can find further information about terms of use and privacy at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ and https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

VI. Cision

Cision Germany GmbH, Westhafenplatz 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, collects and processes data on our websites and their subpages for marketing and optimisation purposes. Usage profiles can be created from this data under a pseudonym. During this process, cookies enable recognition of the internet browser. The data collected using the Cision technologies will not be used to identify you personally and will not be combined with personal data about the holder of the pseudonym.

The legal basis for this processing is our interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR in commercially optimising our site for direct marketing purposes.

This processing will take place until such time as consent is revoked or an objection is submitted to the processing.

VII. Social bookmarks / plug-ins

1. General

Please note that we regularly check social media profiles and forums and blogs in order to compile reports about eQ-3. Your posts will be analysed by us internally and will be processed for reporting purposes. In so doing, they will not be linked to your identity or your customer account. Your name and your image will be concealed. Our interest pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the EU GDPR lies in shaping opinions and analysing the influence of social media and, as such, is regarded as legitimate for the purposes of the foregoing provision.

We use social bookmarks and social plug-ins. We use these in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to achieve greater recognition for our company. This promotional purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest under the GDPR. Responsibility for operation in compliance with data protection legislation lies with the respective providers.

Social bookmarks are internet bookmarks that enable you to access the respective providers on our website:

- Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA),

- YouTube (YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA)

These social bookmarks are incorporated as links (buttons). Clicking the buttons will take you from the homepage on our website to the respective provider. Thus the information is only transmitted to the respective provider when you first click and submit.

For information on how your personal data is handled when you use the services of these providers, please see the respective provider's privacy information.

2. Social plug-ins

We also use social plug-in functions for the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ networks. The so-called "social plug-ins" are technologies that enable you, as user, to share certain content with members of social networks via a direct link.

To protect your privacy, we provide these social plug-ins as so-called 2-click buttons (2-click method). To incorporate the social plug-ins, we use a technical solution which prevents data (e.g. IP addresses) from being transmitted to social networks, e.g. Facebook, as soon as our website is accessed. This means that the

• Facebook (operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA),

• Twitter (Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) and

• Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)

buttons are disabled by default.

They are only enabled when the user first clicks on the social plug-ins. The plug-in content will be sent to your browser directly by Facebook, Twitter and Google and will be incorporated by them into our website. By clicking the social plug-ins again, you will be able to make full use of the features, e.g. the "Recommend" button.

Please note the following points for the respective plug-ins:

2.1. Facebook social plug-ins

eQ-3 has no influence over the extent of the data Facebook collects using this plug-in. Further information can be found on the Facebook website. In short, this means: By enabling the plug-in, Facebook receives information that a user has accessed the corresponding page on the website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to his or her Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plug-in, for example by pressing the Like button or submitting a comment, the corresponding information will be submitted to Facebook directly by your browser and will be stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still a chance that Facebook will receive and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address will be saved in Germany. Further information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the user's rights in this respect and the available settings to protect their privacy, can be found in Facebook's Data Policy:

https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

You can also block Facebook social plug-ins with various add-ons for your browser. You can also prevent the Facebook plug-in from loading completely with add-ons for your browser, e.g. using the Facebook Blocker. Otherwise you can only prevent data from being linked to your account by logging out of Facebook before you visit our website and before you enable the social plug-ins for your browser.

2.2. YouTube social plug-ins

eQ-3 has no influence over the extent of the data YouTube collects using this plug-in.

Further information can be found on the YouTube website.

Our websites contain at least one YouTube plug-in, belonging to Google Inc., operating in San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit pages of our website featuring a YouTube plug-in, a connection will be established with YouTube’s servers. At the same time, the YouTube server is told which specific page of our website you visited. If you are also logged into your YouTube account, you would be enabling YouTube to link your surfing behaviour to your personal profile directly. You can prevent this ability to link by logging out of your account beforehand.

You can find more information about data collection and use by YouTube in the privacy notices found at:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

VIII. Google Maps

Our sites use the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

eQ-3 has no influence over the extent of the data that Google Maps collects using this plug-in.

To use the Google Maps function, your IP address must be saved. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our website and to make it easy to find the locations we refer to on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. You can find more information about how user data is handled in Google’s privacy policy:

https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

IX. Web analysis by Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

1. Extent of the processing of personal data

We use the open source software tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK) on our website to analyse the surfing habits of our users. The software places a cookie on the user's computer (for more on cookies, see above). The following data is then saved when individual pages of our website are visited:

(1) Two bytes of the IP address of the user's requesting system

(2) The web page visited

(3) The website from which the user accessed the requested page (referrer)

(4) The subpages accessed from the requested page

(5) Time spent on the web page

(6) How often the page has been visited

To do this, the software only runs on our website's servers. The user's personal data is only stored there. The data is not disclosed to third parties.

The software has been configured such that IP addresses are not saved in full, instead 2 bytes of the IP address will be masked (e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx). This means it is no longer possible to link the truncated IP address to the requesting computer.

2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

The legal basis for processing the user's personal data is Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Processing users' personal data enables us to analyse the surfing habits of our users. Analysing the data obtained allows us to compile information about the use of individual components of our website. This helps us to continually improve our website and make it more user friendly. Our legitimate interest in the data processing also lies in these purposes pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. By anonymising the IP address, due consideration has been given to the user's interest in protecting their personal data.

4. Storage period

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer needed for our record-keeping purposes.

5. Ability to object and request removal

Cookies are saved to the user’s computer and are transferred to us from there. You, as the user, therefore have complete control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your browser, you can disable or restrict the transfer of cookies. Previously saved cookies can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are disabled for our site, it may not be possible to make full use of all of the website's functions.

On our website, we provide our users with the option to opt out of the analysis procedure. To do so, you must go to the relevant link. This will place an additional cookie on your system which tells our system not to save the user's data. If the user deletes the cookie in question from their system in the meantime, the opt-out cookie will need to be placed again.

Further information about the privacy settings for the Matomo software can be found here: https://matomo.org/docs/privacy/.

X. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website there is the option to subscribe to a free newsletter. When subscribing to the newsletter, the data from the input form will be transmitted to us.

This applies to the user's email address.

The following information is also collected upon subscription:

(1) IP address of the requesting computer

(2) Date and time of the subscription

During the subscription process, your consent to data processing will be obtained and reference will be made to this Privacy Policy.

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with the data processing for the purposes of sending out our newsletters. The data will only be used to send the newsletter.

2. Legal basis for the data processing

Newsletters are sent out based on the user's subscription on this website:

homematic-ip.com

The legal basis for the processing of data following subscription for the newsletter by the user is the presence of consent from the user pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

The user’s email address will be collected in order to deliver the newsletter.

4. Storage period

The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose behind its collection. The user’s email address will be stored for as long as the newsletter subscription remains active.

5. Ability to object and request removal

Subscription to the newsletter may be cancelled by the user in question at any time. There is a corresponding link for this purpose contained in every newsletter.

This also enables revocation of the consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the subscription process.

XI. Competitions

We require your data to enter you into competitions, implement said competitions, notify you if you are a winner and send prizes. This includes, for example:

First name, last name
Email address
Telephone number, where applicable
Street, postcode, town/city, country

The legal basis for this is Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR, in other words you provide us with the data on the basis of a contractual relationship (entry terms and conditions) between you and eQ-3. Please see the respective entry terms and conditions for further details. Your data will always be deleted once the competition has ended. We save the prizewinners' details required for the purposes of performance of the contract until the statutory, and any contractual, warranty and guarantee rights expire. Following expiry of this period we will retain any information about the contractual relationship required under commercial or tax law for the legally stipulated periods. For this period (usually ten years from the competition), the data will be processed again solely so the data can be verified by the tax authorities, for audit and tax audit purposes, and to investigate potential criminal offences.

If you have consented to use of your data for advertising purposes, we will continue to process your data until you revoke said consent. This consent is provided voluntarily and may be revoked with eQ-3 at any time by sending a short message to datenschutz@eq-3.de.

Data disclosure (competition administration)

We will forward your data to service providers

so competition prizes can be sent out
for the administration of competitions
only where the partner has been obliged to comply with our data protection standards.
Where we organise competitions on social media platforms (e.g. Facebook), please also note the respective platform's privacy policy. With some competitions, for administration purposes, it is necessary to transmit your data to our partners who help us to run competitions or to have said data processed by them. We will inform you about our partners in the respective entry terms and conditions. If you do not wish your data to be transmitted for competition administration purposes, you may not be able to enter the competition. The legal basis for transmitting the data is Art. 6(1)(b) and Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR.

XIIV. Security notice

We secure our website and other systems by technical and organisational means to ensure that your data cannot be accessed, modified or circulated by unauthorised persons. However, despite regular checks, it is not possible to provide complete protection against all risks.