Privacy policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person in charge
1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) is FTC - Functional Training Company GmbH, Pelkovenstr. 148, 80992 Munich, Germany, Tel.: +49 89 444 4679-250, E-Mail: info@perform-better.de. 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 processing personal data.
1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the responsible person), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website
When using our website for informational purposes only, i.e. when you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:
Our visited website
Date and time of access
Amount of sent data in bytes
Source/reference from which you reached the page
Used Browser
Operating system used
IP address used (if necessary: in anonymized form)
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO 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 check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies
To make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on 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 terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be seen in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.
In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DSGVO either for the execution of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.
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 to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for each browser under the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies
Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contact us
Personal data is collected when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you 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 Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be deduced from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal obligations to retain data.

5) Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide us with this information for the purpose of executing a contract or opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above mentioned address of the responsible person. We store and use the data you provide us with for the purpose of contract processing. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by us.

6) Comment function
As part of the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information on the time of the comment's creation and the commentator's name you selected will be saved and published on this website. Furthermore, your IP address will be logged and stored. This storage of the IP address is done for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content through a comment submitted. We need your e-mail address in order to contact you in case a third party objects to your published content as illegal. The legal basis for the storage of your data is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b and f DSGVO. We reserve the right to delete comments if they are objected to as illegal by third parties.
The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by you as user. You will receive a confirmation e-mail to ensure that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided (double opt-in procedure). The legal basis for data processing in the case of subscribing to comments is Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO. You can unsubscribe current commentary subscriptions at any time with effect for the future. For further information on the unsubscription option, please refer to the confirmation e-mail.

7) Use of customer data for direct advertising
7.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for sending the newsletter. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. After you have cancelled your subscription, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.
7.2 Sending the e-mail newsletter to existing customers
If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to send you regular offers on similar goods or services from our product range by e-mail. In accordance with § 7 paragraph 3 UWG we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you an e-mail. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the above-mentioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by notifying the person responsible named at the beginning of this document. For this you will only incur transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will be immediately discontinued.
7.3 Newsletter dispatch via CleverReach
Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede ("CleverReach"), to whom we pass on your data provided during the newsletter registration. This transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in using an effective advertising, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for the purpose of receiving newsletters (e.g. email address) is stored on CleverReach's servers in Germany or Ireland.
CleverReach uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. For the evaluation, the newsletters sent by e-mail contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which are single-pixel image files stored on our website. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links, if any, have been clicked on. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it can also be analyzed whether a predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) has taken place after clicking on such links. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is collected exclusively pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses 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.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with CleverReach, with which we oblige CleverReach to protect our customers' data and not to pass it on to third parties.
You can read more information about CleverReach's data analysis here:
https://www.cleverreach.com/de/funktionen/reporting-und-tracking/
You can view CleverReach's privacy policy here:
https://www.cleverreach.com/de/datenschutz/.
7.4 Goods availability notification by e-mail
Where we offer the option in our online store for selected items that are temporarily unavailable to inform you by e-mail about the time of availability, you can subscribe to our goods availability e-mail notification service. If you subscribe to our availability notification e-mail service, we will send you a one-time e-mail message about the availability of the item you have selected. Mandatory information for sending this notification is only your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and may be used to address you personally. For sending this notification we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that we will only send you a corresponding notification once you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving such a message. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive such notification by clicking on an appropriate link.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. When registering for our email notification service for the availability of goods, we store your IP address entered by the Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace a possible misuse of your email address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for our goods availability e-mail notification service is used solely for the purpose of informing you of the availability of a particular item in our online store. You can unsubscribe from the goods availability e-mail notification service at any time by sending a message to the responsible person mentioned at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our distribution list set up for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

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7.4 Advertising by letter post
On the basis of our justified interest in personalized direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and - insofar as we have received this additional information from you within the scope of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business designation in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO and to use this information to send you interesting offers and information on our products by post.
You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a corresponding message to the person responsible.
7.5 Notification of availability of goods by e-mail
If our online store offers the possibility to inform you by e-mail about the time of availability for selected, temporarily unavailable items, you can register for our e-mail notification service about the availability of goods. If you register for our e-mail notification service for the availability of goods, we will send you a one-time e-mail message about the availability of the item you have selected. Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for sending this notification. The provision of further data is voluntary and may be used to contact you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending this notification. This means that we will only send you a corresponding notification if you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to receive such a message. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive such notification.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for our e-mail notification service for the availability of goods, we store your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for our e-mail notification service for product availability is used exclusively for the purpose of informing you about the availability of a particular item in our online store. You can unsubscribe from the e-mail notification service for product availability at any time by sending a message to the responsible person named at the beginning of this page. After cancellation your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our mailing list set up for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8) Data processing for order processing
8.1 In order to process your order, we work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data will be transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the scope of contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. Your payment data will be passed on to the assigned credit institute within the scope of the payment processing, as far as this is necessary for the payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
8.2 To fulfill our contractual obligations to our customers, we work together with external shipping partners. We will pass on your name and delivery address and, if necessary for the delivery, your telephone number to a shipping partner selected by us exclusively for the purpose of delivering the goods in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.
8.3 Use of special service providers for order processing and handling
- SendIT
For the dispatch we use the service "SendIT" of ProLogis Automatisierung und Identifikation GmbH, Hagsdorfer Straße 3, D-85368 Sixthaselbach. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, we pass on your data to SendIT exclusively for the purpose of processing your online order. SendIT is responsible on our behalf for printing shipping labels and transmitting shipment data to the commissioned transport company. The data will only be passed on to the extent that this is actually necessary for processing the order. In our name, SendIT continues to send shipment notifications and status updates regarding the delivery. For this purpose, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO, we pass on certain customer data (e-mail address, first and last name and address) together with the shipment number to SendIT on the basis of our justified interest in effective and informative customer communication and in transparent and reliable shipment processing after the parcel has been posted, which is also in the customer's interest.
The data will not be passed on to third parties by SendIT and will be processed exclusively for the above-mentioned purpose. After completion of the shipment, the data will be deleted by SendIT.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with ProLogis Automatisierung und Identifikation GmbH as the developer of the "SendIT" service, by which we oblige them to protect the data of our customers in accordance with legal requirements.
8.4 Transfer of Personal Data to Shipping Service Providers
- DHL
If the goods are delivered by the transport service provider DHL (DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10, 53113 Bonn, Germany), we will pass on your e-mail address to DHL in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DSGVO before the goods are delivered for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or to announce delivery, provided that you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. This information will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with DHL or the delivery announcement is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with future effect vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider DHL.
- GLS
If the delivery of the goods is carried out by the transport service provider GLS (General Logistics Systems Germany GmbH & Co. OHG, GLS Germany-Straße 1 - 7, 36286 Neuenstein), we will pass on your e-mail address to GLS in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO before the delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for the announcement of delivery, provided that you have given your express consent in the ordering process.- Otherwise we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to GLS for the purpose of delivery according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. The passing on is only carried out as far as this is necessary for the delivery of goods. In this case a prior coordination of the delivery date with GLS or the transmission of status information of the delivery of the shipment is not possible.
The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future against the above-mentioned responsible person or against the transport service provider GLS.
- Donor
If the goods are delivered by Schenker (Schenker Deutschland AG, Lyoner Straße 15, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany), we will pass on your e-mail address to Schenker in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO prior to delivery of the goods for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for the purpose of announcing delivery, provided that you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to Schenker for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. We will only pass this information on as far as it is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with Schenker or the delivery announcement is not possible. Consent can be revoked at any time with future effect vis-à-vis the person responsible as described above or vis-à-vis Schenker.
- UPS
If the goods are delivered by the transport service provider UPS (United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss, Germany), we will pass on your e-mail address to UPS prior to delivery of the goods in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or to announce delivery, provided that you have given your express consent in the ordering process. Otherwise, we will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to UPS for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. This information will only be passed on to the extent necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior coordination of the delivery date with UPS or the transmission of status information on the delivery of the consignment is not possible.
Consent can be revoked at any time with future effect vis-à-vis the person responsible as described above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider UPS.
8.5 Use of payment service providers (payment services)
- Klarna
If a Klarna payment service is selected, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ) [https://www.klarna.com/de], Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (name, surname, street, house number, postal code, city, gender, e-mail address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data related to the order (e.g. invoice amount, item, delivery method) will be passed on to Klarna for the purpose of identity and credit assessment, provided that you have expressly agreed to this in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO during the ordering process. Here you can see to which credit agencies your data can be forwarded:
https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/credit_rating_agencies
The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. Among other things, but not exclusively, address data is included in the calculation of the score values. Klarna uses the information obtained on the statistical probability of payment default to make a balanced decision on the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship.
You may withdraw your consent at any time by sending a message to the data controller or to Klarna. However, Klarna may still process your personal data, if necessary, if this is necessary for the contractual payment processing.
Your personal data will be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna's data protection regulations for data subjects based in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy
or for persons concerned with a registered office in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy
is treated.
- Paypal
In case of payment via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we will pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal") within the scope of the payment processing. The data will be passed on in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only to the extent necessary for payment processing.
PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment with regard to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's privacy policy: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process your payment in accordance with the contract.
- IMMEDIATELY
If you select the payment method "IMMEDIATELY", the payment processing is carried out by the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter "IMMEDIATELY"), to whom we pass on your information provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Sofort GmbH is part of the Klarna Group (Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 11134 Stockholm, Sweden). The transfer of your data is only for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider IMMEDIATELY and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose. You can find more information about the data protection regulations of SOFORT at the following internet address: https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz.
- Stripe
If you choose a payment method of the payment service provider Stripe, the payment processing is carried out by the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd, 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we pass on your information provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, possibly credit card number, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose. Further information about the data protection of Stripe can be found under the URL https://stripe.com/de/privacy#translation.

9) Use of rating and test seal graphics
Trusted Shops Trustbadge
To display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and to offer the Trusted Shops membership to buyers after an order, the Trusted Shops trust badge is integrated on this website.
This serves the protection of our in the context of a balancing of interests predominant entitled interests in an optimal marketing of our offer, art. 6 exp. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The Trustbadge and the services advertised thereby are an offer of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne.
When the trust badge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains e.g. your IP address, date and time of the call, transferred data volume and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. This access data is not evaluated and is automatically overwritten no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site.
Other personal data is only transmitted to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or if you have already registered for use. In this case the contractual agreement met between you and Trusted Shops applies.

10) Use of social media: videos

10.1 Using Vimeo videos
Our website includes plugins from the Vimeo video portal of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you call up a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Vimeo servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Vimeo directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Vimeo receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page on our website, even if you do not have a Vimeo account or are not currently logged in to Vimeo. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a Vimeo server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged in to Vimeo, Vimeo can immediately assign your visit to our website to your Vimeo account. When you interact with the plug-ins (such as when you press the start button on a video), this information is also transmitted directly to a Vimeo server and stored there.
The data processing procedures described above are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO based on Vimeo's legitimate interest in market research and the needs-based design of the Vimeo service.
If you do not want Vimeo to assign the data collected through our website directly to your Vimeo account, you must log out of Vimeo before visiting our website.
The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Vimeo, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the Vimeo privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy
For videos from Vimeo that are embedded on our site, the tracking tool Google Analytics from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland, is automatically integrated. This is Vimeo's own tracking, which we do not have access to and which cannot be influenced by our site. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" for tracking purposes. 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 cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there, and may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this processing is based on Vimeo's legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.
To the extent legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website.
10.2 Use of Youtube videos
This website uses the Youtube embedding feature to display and play videos from the provider "Youtube", which is part of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").
The extended data protection mode is used here, which according to the provider's specifications, only starts to store user information when the video(s) is/are played. If playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider "YouTube" uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to information from "Youtube", these serve, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive behaviour. If you are logged in to Google, your information is associated directly with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for users who are not logged in) as user profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of Google's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. In the course of using YouTube, personal data may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
Regardless of any playback of the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network is established each time this website is accessed, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence.
For more information on data protection at "YouTube", please refer to the provider's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website.

11) Online marketing
11.1 Facebook pixels for creating custom audiences (without Cookie Consent Tool)
Within our online offer the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook is used, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us, which is played on Facebook, an addition is added to the URL of our linked page by Facebook pixels. To the extent that our site allows sharing of data with Facebook via pixels, this URL parameter is written to the user's browser via a cookie that our linked site sets itself. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and enables the data to be forwarded to Facebook.
On the one hand, the Facebook pixel enables Facebook to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of ads (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel in order to display the Facebook Ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who exhibit certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "custom audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook Ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and are not annoying. This allows us to further evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by tracking whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").
The data collected is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data may enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook.
The data processing associated with the use of the Facebook pixel is based on our predominantly legitimate interest in the evaluation, optimization and economic operation of our online offering and our advertising measures in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The information generated by Facebook is usually transferred to a Facebook server and stored there. This may also involve a transfer to the servers of Facebook Inc. in the USA. In order to object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data for the display of Facebook ads in general, you can set an opt-out cookie by clicking on the link below, which deactivates Facebook pixel tracking:
Disable Facebook pixel
This opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click the above link again.
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.
11.2 Use of Google Ads Conversion Tracking
This website uses the online advertising program "Google Ads" and, as part of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use the Google Ads service to advertise our attractive offers on external websites with the help of advertising material (so-called Google Adwords). In relation to the data of the advertising campaigns we can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are. In this way, we pursue the goal of showing you advertising that is of interest to you, making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred.
The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad ad display placed by Google. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device. These cookies usually expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. As a result, cookies cannot be tracked across the websites of Google Ads customers. The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for Google Ads customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this usage by disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie from your web browser under the keyword "User Preferences. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads because of our legitimate interest in targeted advertising in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the course of using Google Ads, personal data may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
You can obtain further information about Google's data protection regulations at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
You can permanently opt-out of the use of cookies by Google Ads Conversion Tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at the following link
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de
Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may only be used to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies.
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website or alternatively follow the above-mentioned procedure for making an objection.
11.3 Use of affiliate programs
- Webgains (ad pepper media GmbH)
We participate in the "Webgains" partner program of ad pepper media GmbH, FrankenStraße 150C, 90461 Nuremberg, Germany (hereinafter "Webgains").
Webgains is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of distribution that enables commercial operators of websites, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising, which is usually paid for by click or sale commissions, on the websites of third parties, such as distribution partners also known as affiliates or publishers. The Merchant provides an advertising medium via the Affiliate Network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an Affiliate on its own Internet pages. In this context, we have placed advertisements as links on our website.
We use cookies from Webgains for this purpose. These are small text files that are stored on your end device in order to be able to trace the origin of orders generated via such links. This enables Webgains to recognize, among other things, that you have clicked on the partner link on our website. This information is required for the processing of payments between us and Webgains. If the information also contains personal data, the processing described is based on our legitimate financial interest in processing commission payments with Webgains in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f of the Data Protection Act.
Further information on the use of data by Webgains can be found in the Webgains Privacy Policy at https://www.webgains.com/public/de/datenschutzerklaerung/.
If you wish to block the evaluation of user behavior via cookies, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the above-mentioned processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

12) Web analysis services
Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google (Universal) Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including the abbreviated IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there, and may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a server of Google LLC.in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide us with further services related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google (Universal) Analytics is not combined with other Google data.
Google Analytics also enables the compilation of statistics with statements about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the site using a special function, the so-called "demographic characteristics", on the basis of an evaluation of interest-related advertising and by using information from third parties. This allows the definition and differentiation of user groups of the website for the purpose of target-group-optimized marketing measures. However, data sets collected via "demographic characteristics" cannot be assigned to a specific person.
All processing described above, in particular the setting of Google Analytics cookies for reading information on the terminal equipment used, will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter a DSGVO. Without this consent, the use of Google Analytics during your visit to our website will not take place.
You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website. We have concluded a contract with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and not to pass it on to third parties.
For the transmission of data from the EU to the USA, Google relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European data protection level in the USA.
Further information about Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

13) Retargeting/ remarketing/ recommendation advertising
Google Ads Remarketing
Our website uses the functions of Google Ads Remarketing, hereby we advertise this website in Google search results, as well as on third party websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising using a pseudonymous cookie ID and based on the pages you visit. The processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Any further data processing will only take place if you have agreed with Google that your internet and app browsing history will be linked by Google to your Google Account and that information from your Google Account will be used to personalize ads you view on the web. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your information together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, your personal data is temporarily linked by Google with Google Analytics data to form target groups. As part of the use of Google Ads Remarketing, personal data may also be transferred to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.
You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads Remarketing by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from Google available at the following link
https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Further information and the privacy policy regarding advertising and Google can be found here:
https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/
Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the "Cookie-Consent-Tool" provided on the website or alternatively follow the above-mentioned procedure for making an objection.

14) Tools and Miscellaneous
14.1 Applications for job advertisements by e-mail
On our website, we advertise currently vacant positions in a separate section, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.
In order to be included in the application process, applicants must provide us with all personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection together with their application by e-mail.
The required data includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific proof of the qualifications required for a position. Where appropriate, health-related information may also be required, which in the interests of social protection must be given special consideration in the person of the applicant under labor and social law.
Which components an application must contain in each individual case for it to be considered and in what form these components are to be sent by e-mail can be found in the respective job advertisement.
After receipt of the application sent using the e-mail contact address provided, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application. For any queries arising in the course of processing the application, we will use either the e-mail address provided by the applicant with his or her application or a telephone number.
The legal basis for these processing operations, including contact for queries, is generally Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (for processing operations in Germany in conjunction with § 26 Para. 1 BDSG), according to which the completion of the application procedure is considered to be the initiation of an employment contract.
Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO (e.g. health data such as information on the status of severely disabled persons) are requested from applicants during the application procedure, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. b. DSGVO so that we can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and fulfil our obligations in this regard.
Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on art. 9 para. 1 letter h. DPA if it is carried out for the purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant's ability to work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social field or for the management of systems and services in the health or social field.
If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws his or her application prematurely, his or her data transmitted by e-mail and all electronic correspondence, including the original application e-mail, will be deleted after 6 months at the latest following notification. This period is based on our legitimate interest in being able to answer any follow-up questions regarding the application and, if necessary, to comply with our obligation to provide evidence in accordance with the regulations on the equal treatment of applicants.
In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be further processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (in the case of processing in Germany in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG) for the purposes of carrying out the employment relationship.
14.2 Online applications using a form
On our website, we offer job applicants the opportunity to apply online using an appropriate form. In order to be included in the application process, applicants must provide us with all personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection.
The required data includes general personal information (name, address, telephone or electronic contact details) as well as performance-specific proof of the qualifications required for a position. Where appropriate, health-related information may also be required which, in the interests of social protection, must be given special consideration in the applicant's person under labor and social law.
In the course of sending the form, the applicant's data will be encrypted according to the state of the art and transmitted to us, stored by us and evaluated exclusively for the purpose of processing the application.
The legal basis for this processing is basically Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (for processing in Germany in conjunction with § 26 Para. 1 BDSG), according to which the completion of the application procedure is considered to be the initiation of an employment contract.
Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO (e.g. health data such as information on the status of severely disabled persons) are requested from applicants in the course of the application procedure, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b. DSGVO so that we can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and fulfil our obligations in this regard.
Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of the special categories of data may also be based on art. 9, paragraph 1, letter h. DPA, if it is carried out for purposes of preventive health care or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the applicant's ability to work, for medical diagnosis, care or treatment in the health or social field or for the management of systems and services in the health or social field.
If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws his or her application prematurely, his or her data submitted on the form will be deleted after 6 months at the latest following notification. This period is calculated on the basis of our legitimate interest in answering any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, in meeting our obligation to provide evidence in accordance with the regulations on the equal treatment of applicants.
In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be further processed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (in the case of processing in Germany in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG) for the purposes of carrying out the employment relationship.
14.3 Microsoft Power BI
For internal visualization of business processes and for user-defined analysis of business processes we use the service "Microsoft Power BI" from Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. If necessary, personal customer data can be the subject of visualization and analysis processes and can be prepared for this purpose by Microsoft BI. In this case, Microsoft processes personal data as a processor bound by instructions in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO and has contractually committed itself to us to protect this data in accordance with legal requirements. For this purpose, Microsoft uses the most modern encryption methods and guarantees the exclusive use of data processing procedures in invoice centers within the EU.
You can find more information about the data protection measures for Power BI at https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/trustcenter/security/powerbi-security.

15) Rights of the data subject
15.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:
Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO: In particular, you have a right to information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, cancellation, restriction of processing, opposition to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees provided under Art. 46 DPA when your data is transferred to third countries;
Right of rectification under art. 16 DPA: You have the right to have incorrect data concerning you corrected and/or incomplete data held by us completed without delay;
Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
Right to limit processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO: You have the right to demand the limitation of the processing of your personal data for as long as the accuracy of your data which you dispute is checked, if you refuse to delete your data because of unauthorized data processing and instead demand the limitation of the processing of your data, if you require your data for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims, after we no longer require this data after the purpose has been achieved, or if you have lodged an objection for reasons relating to your particular situation, as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh the objection;
Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible;
Right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with future effect any consent you have given to the processing of data. In the event of revocation, we will immediately delete the data concerned, unless further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;
right to appeal pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data relating to you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right - without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy - to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurs.
15.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS DUE TO OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL TERMINATE THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

16) Duration of storage of personal data
The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally by the respective legal retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).
When personal data is processed on the basis of an explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter a DSGVO, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his or her consent.
If there are legal retention periods for data which are processed within the scope of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter b DSGVO, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that they are no longer required for the performance of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or we have no justified interest in their further storage.
When personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
In the case of processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.
Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration concerning 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.

 
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