Data Protection Notification
Data protection notification serves to inform the users of our website about the type, scope and purpose of personal data gathering and using by us.
We take protection the data seriously. We only use your personal data always in strict confidence, within the scope of the laws and if you allow us to use them.
However, we also consider the possibility of the security risks related to the data transfer on the internet. It is not possible to protect your data from the access of the third parties on the internet. Therefore, if you are worried about using our website, you can contact with us with an alternative way such as mail or phone.
A. Responsible institution: Contact person
Responsible institution in accordance with the data protection law:
Ali Atak Özek
When you have problems related to us processing your personal data and have demands related to your right indicated below, please contact with the following people:
Ali Atak Özek
Tel.: +49 (0)2203 - 61642
Fax: +49 (0)2203 - 9095522
B. Processing personal data; Purposes; Deleting
Personal data is every kind of undefined or definable information related to a real person (hereinafter called as “data owner”). A defined real person is a person who can be defined directly or indirectly by referring his/her especially name, ID number, location data, online definitive data or physical, physiological, genetical, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity or other several factors about him/her.
Processing indicates the processes or sequence of processes performed on the personal data or personal datasets such as addition, saving, organizing, structuring, storing, adaptation or change, obtaining, consulting, using, explaining through conveying, spreading or putting into use, uyumlaştırma or combining, restricting, deleting or destroying with automatic or non-automatic methods.
It is fundamentally possible to use our website anonymously, i.e. without letting us process your personal data. There can be exceptional cases when you do not release your personal data if your browser allows you to. Our legal base to process your personal data is the 1b subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of the Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter called only as DS-GVO) unless it is indicated differently below, since we need to process your data in our website to enable the functions required by you.
When you access our website, we gather the anonymous data listed below for a short period, we save them and use them normally:
- webpage you visit,
- access time,
- URL of the relevan webpage where the user is on before visiting our website,
- size of the data sent to us in byte,
- users’ browser and the version of it,
- operating system of the user,
- IP address of the user.
We never use your data to identify you or making inferences about your personality. Those data are saved in the daily files of our servers. Those data are only used to enable our website to appear on your computers accurately, carry out statistical evaluations anonimuously, enhance our website, explore the technical errors and sources for those errors when necessary, follow the personal data in case of unauthorized accesses or access trials to our servers. We based our reasons to the 1f) paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO for the abovementioned conditions. After we reach our purpose to store the data, those data are deleted regularly or they are saved if legal conditions or legal benefits do not allow them to be deleted.
We only process your online personal data to form a relation as a result of an agreement between us, administration, termination or calculation of it or to answer your several information demands when necessary. In such cases, we process the following data:
- Name and surname,
- Address, e-mail, fax number or phone number,
- Reason to communicate,
- Agreement data when necessary,
- Documents you sent when necessary,
- Information you provide verbally when necessary.
Please do not share your personal data with third parties. However; people helping us for our contractual relation such as delivery company assigned for deliveries or banks or PayPal assigned for payments are the some exceptional third parties for it. Similarly, compulsory tax transfers to the tax consultants and tax offices are the other exceptional third parties. Besides, the relevant data are restricted when transferring them to those exceptional third parties.
In accordance with the 1 c) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO; if we are not obliged to store the data for longer period due to the obligations related to taxes and/or commercial storing and documentation; or in accordance with the 1 a) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO; if you do not allow us to store them for longer periods or if we need them to protect the legal benefits of us or the third parties; and if the fundamental rigts or freedom are not over our benefits, we delete after we reach the purpose to process them.
Cookies serve to remind the shopping cart of a user for a specific of time or recognise the user to show relevant advertisements depending on the behaviours on the webpages. For this purpose, data contained by the cookies can be read in case the user re-visits the webpage or visits another webpage. Those data can contain statistical data or personal data of user such as IP address.
If personal data are processed by the cookies we use, this operation is carried out to perform the agreement in accordance with the 1b) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO; or to secure our legal benefits eith best and user friendly functions of our website in accordance with the 1f) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO
Internet browsers such as the ones listed below can provide you an option not to allow cookies in their settings:
MS Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Info: If you block the cookies, it is not guaranteed for you to reach all of the functions of our website.
D. Comments and posts
If you leave a comment or a post on our blog of our website, for example; several data you provide (name, e-mail address etc.) and your IP address are saved and revealed when necessary. Saving your IP address serves for our security as the admin of the website. If your texts violate legal rules, those data allow us to track you later. All of other data you shared with us when you leave a comment are completely optional. You accept us to process your personal data by filling the relevant spaces.
E. Communication form
We provide you an opportunity to contact with us through a form on our website. If you use it, we only use your personal data to process your information demands. Therefore, we process the data you provide for us with the communication for based on your approval (1a) paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO).
F. Bulletin subscription
We provide you an informative bulletin related to our developments and current offers. If you want to subscribe the bulletin, you need to share a valid e-mail address. You can always give up subscribing it. Please use the link provided in the bulletin or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for it.
G. Users’ rigts
1. Keeping informed (15th Article of DS-GVO)
We can inform you about which personal data we process, why we do this, which receivers we release or we aim to release your personal data, storage period if possible or at least determination criteria for this period or source of the data if they are not provided by you free of charge upon your demand.
2. Correction (16th Article of DS-GVO)
You have the right to demand us to correct or complete your uncorrect or missing personal data.
3. Deleting and “being forgotten” (17th Article of DS-GVO)
You have a right to demand us to delete your personal data immediately if your demand is against the legal obligations related to data storage, if it does not contrast with our right to freedom of speech or get informed or if we do not need those data to claim our legal rights, perform those rights or defend them.
4. Restricting processing (18th Article of DS-GVO)
You have a right to restrict our data processing if one of the following conditions is applicable:
- If we resctrict processing for a period to make us to verify the correction of your personal data after you object to the correction of your personal data processed by us,
- If you reject your personal data to be deleted when processing is illegal and you demand your personal data to be restricted instead,
- If we do not need your personal data to process anymore, however if you need the relevant personal data to assert a legal claim, perform those claims or defend them,
- If you object to processing in accordance with the 1st paragraph of the 21st article of DS-GVO until it is determined whether our legitimate reasons dominate your legitimate reasons.
5.. Data portability (20th Article of DS-GVO)
You have the right to obtain the personal data you provided for us as structured format which is used widely and can be read by a machine, and right to transfer those data to another authorized person without being prevented by us for the following conditions:
- If the processing is based on a consent in accordance with the a) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO or based on an agreement in accordance with the b) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO,
- If the processing is performed automatically,
- If processing is not affected by the others rights and freedoms adversely.
You also have a right to transfer your personal data to another authorized person aside from us in case it is technically applicable when you perform the data transferability right mentioned above.
6. Right of objection (21st Article of DS-GVO)
You have a right to object your personal data to be processed as long as you have reasons caused by your personal condition in case we process them based on our rightful benefits in accordance with the f) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO. You have a right to object your personal data to be processed if your data are used in an advertisement directly.
7. Right of withdrawal
You have a right to cancel your consent when we process your personal data based on your consent in accordance with the a) subparagraph of the 1st paragraph of the 6th article of DS-GVO. Cancelling operation does not affect the validity of the data processed until the cancellation.
8. Right to complain (77th Article of DS-GVO)
If you consider that we process your personal data in contradiction with DS-GVO, you have a right to complain to an audit authority. The competent authority related to our operations is:
Nordrhein-Westfalen State Official for Data Protection and Freedom of Getting Informed
9. Exercise of rights
Please direct your questions related to the performance of your abovementioned rights to the official indicated below.
H. Updating Data Protection Notification
We preserve the right to harmonize the data protection notification in case the decisions/requirements/conditions of the audit authorities or laws change. Changed data protection notification will be validitated after we publish it on our website. Therefore, we suggest you to visit our website regularly to get informed about the updates when necessary.
I. Special services
Data transfer at the immediate transfer payment
We provide “immediate transfer” payment opportunity for you on our website. This is a service of SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
If you use this option, the money you send is transferred to SOFORT GmbH automatically. This transfer allows you to make the payment. By choosing this payment option, you allow us to transfer your personal data to them.
We also suggest you to see the details under the confidentiality policy of Klarna on https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/
Data transfer to PayPal
We transfer the data for payments on PayPal to PayPal (Europe), S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg. PayPal transfer them to the credit institutions for control of your creditworthiness and those institutions get the creditworthiness based on the mathematical-statistical processes containing also address data when necessary. You can obtain detailed information related to them and credit institutions under confidentialiy policy of PayPal on https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full?locale.x=de_DE
Data transfer to the Third Countries
Your personal data are transferred to the third countries (countries which are not members of EU) in case of a transfer to the Google related to the use of Google services and as explained in detail below. Transferring the personal data to Google is performed within the scope of EU-USA Confidentiality Shield based on the conformity decision of European Commission. Thus, it is guaranteed to be in conformity with the data protection levels applicable in EU. You can display the relevant document on https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI
a) Google Analytics
We use the service of “Google Analytics” provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA for our website to analyse how users use the website. This service uses the cookies with little taxt files saved in your data terminal device. Data gathered through the cookies are sent to a Google server in USA and stored there.
IP anonymization is active on our website. The IP addresses of the users are shortened in the EU member countries and within the scope of European Economy Area. Personal reference of your IP address is removed for this kind of shortening. This service, within the scope of data notification of the orders performed by website admin and Google Inc., creates an evaluation for website usage and website activities and provide services related to internet usage with the help of the gathered data.
You have an option to prevent your computer to save cookies with the relevant settings. If you block the cookies, it is not guaranteed for you to reach all of the functions of our website.
You can also prevent the data (including your IP address) gathered with the cookies to be sent to Google Inc. and to be used by Google Inc. with a browser add-in. The link of the abovementioned add-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Click on the link provided below to install an Opt-Out cookie preventing future data gathering operation from our website by Google Analytics in addition to the browser add-ons or from the browsers of the mobile devices (this cookie is only work in the current browser and within the current domain name, if you delete the cookiesi you need to click on this link again): Inactivate the Google Anlytics
You can find more information about the data processing by Google Inc. on https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de
b) Tracking Google Adwords Transformations
We also use online advertisement program named “Google Adwords” and Transformation Tracking service within the scope of Google AdWords. Google Transformation Trackins is an analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, ABD, (“Google”). If you click on an advertisement displayed by Google, a Transformation Tracking cookie is placed in your computer. Those cookies are invalid after 30 days and they do not contain personal data, therefore, they are not used for personal identification. When you vision the specific pages of our website and if the cookie is still valid, we and Google can learn that you clicked on the abovementioned advertisement and you are directed to the relevant page. Each of the Google AdWords customers gets a different cookie. Therefore, it is not possible to be tracked by the AdWords customers on websites.
Data gathered by using transformation cookie are useful to create transformation statistics for AdWords customers who preferred to track the transformations. Customers learn the total number of the users click on the advertisements and directed to the page equipped with transformation tracking tags. However, they do not obtain the information defining the users personally.
If you do not want to be in the tracking operation, you can inactivate it by preventing the cookies to be installed with the relevant settings of your browser (inactivation option). Thus, you are not included by the transformation-tracking statistics. You can find the detailed information and confidentiality principles of Google on: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ve https://www.google.de/policies/privacy
We use the add-ons of Youtube operated by Google for our website. The operator of the page is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of the pages equipped with a Youtube add-on, you allow establishing a connection with Youtube servers. The information about which page you visit is conveyed to the Youtube server.
If you log in to Youtube, you enable them to save your tour behaviour directly on your profile. You can prevent it by logging out from Youtube.
You can find the detailed information about data processing under the confidentiality policy of Youtube: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
E-mail advertising with registration for the newsletter
If you register for our newsletter, we use the data required for this or separately provided by you in order to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address, 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 will inform you in this declaration.