Privacy

Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high
priority for the management of the RKB Media Ltd. The use of the Internet pages of the RKB Media Ltd is
possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise
services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal
data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the
data subject.
The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data
subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the
country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the RKB Media Ltd. By means of this data protection
declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the
personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data
protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, the RKB Media Ltd has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to
ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed.
For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by
telephone.
1. Definitions
The data protection declaration of the RKB Media Ltd is based on the terms used by the European legislator for
the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be
legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To en sure
this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.
In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:
• a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data
subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in
particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an
online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental,
economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
• b) Data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the
controller responsible for the processing.
• c) Processing
Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of
personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation,
structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission,
dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or
destruction.
• d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their
processing in the future.
• e) Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal
data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or
predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health,
personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.
• f) Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no
longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided
that such additional information is kept separately and is su bject to technical and organisational
measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural
person.
• g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority,
agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the
processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by
Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided
for by Union or Member State law.
• h) Processor
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes
personal data on behalf of the controller.
• i) Recipient
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal
data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive
personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law
shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in
compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
• j) Third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject,
controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are
authorised to process personal data.
• k) Consent
Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the
data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies
agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
2. Name and Address of the controller
Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws
applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:
RKB Media Ltd
The Loose Box
NG23 5JJ Newark
Great Britain
Phone: 01949 851555
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk
3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer
The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:
Mrs Zoe Bateson
RKB Media Ltd
The Loose Box
NG23 5JJ Newark
Great Britain
Phone: 01949 851555
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.equestrianlifemagazine.co.uk
Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and
suggestions concerning data protection.
4. Cookies
The Internet pages of the RKB Media Ltd use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer
system via an Internet browser.
Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a
unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can
be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites
and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that
contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.
Through the use of cookies, the RKB Media Ltd can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly
services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind.
Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is
to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to
enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie
is thus stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online
shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a
cookie.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a
corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.
Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software
programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies
in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.
5. Collection of general data and information
The website of the RKB Media Ltd collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or
automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files.
Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing
system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so -called referrers), (4) the subwebsites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7)
the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may
be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the RKB Media Ltd does not draw any conclusions about the
data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize
the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long -term viability of our information
technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information
necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the RKB Media Ltd analyzes
anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and
data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process.
The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data
subject.
6. Registration on our website
The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal
data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used
for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for
internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more
processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to
the controller.
By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP)
and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes
place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary,
to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure
the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the
data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the
controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the
nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the
registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.
The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what
personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal
data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The
entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.
7. Subscription to our newsletters
On the website of the RKB Media Ltd, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s
newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as
when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.
The RKB Media Ltd informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about
enterprise offers. The enterprise’s newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject
has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail
will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for
legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of
the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.
During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the
Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date
and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible)
misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal
protection of the controller.
The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our
newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary
for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in questi on, as this could be the case in the event
of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be
no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our
newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data,
which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of
revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from
the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in
a different way.
8. Newsletter-Tracking
The newsletter of the RKB Media Ltd contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic
embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows
a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking
pixel, the RKB Media Ltd may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the email were called up by data subjects.
Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the
controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future
newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third
parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued
by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the
controller. The RKB Media Ltd automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a
revocation.
9. Contact possibility via the website
The website of the RKB Media Ltd contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our
enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called
electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the
personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a
voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting
the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.
10. Comments function in the blog on the website
The RKB Media Ltd offers users the possibility to leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on
a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based, publicly-accessible portal, through
which one or more people called bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in socalled blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented by third parties.
If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, the comments made by the data
subject are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on the user’s
(pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider
(ISP) to the data subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in
case the data subject violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment. The
storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the data controller, so that he can exculpate
in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a
transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of the data controller.
11. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data
The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary
to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in
laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.
If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another
competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal
requirements.
12. Rights of the data subject
• a) Right of confirmation
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller
the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a
data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact
any employee of the controller.
• b) Right of access
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller
free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information.
Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following
information:
o the purposes of the processing;
o the categories of personal data concerned;
o the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be
disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
o where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not
possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
o the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal
data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to
such processing;
o the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
o where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information
as to their source;
o the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1)
and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic
involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the
data subject.
Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data
are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data
subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at an y time, contact any
employee of the controller.
• c) Right to rectification
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller
without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into
account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete
personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any
employee of the controller.
• d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller
the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have
the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds
applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:
o The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were
collected or otherwise processed.
o The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a)
of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no
other legal ground for the processing.
o The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there
are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the
processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
o The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
o The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member
State law to which the controller is subject.
o The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services
referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of
personal data stored by the RKB Media Ltd, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the
controller. An employee of RKB Media Ltd shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied
with immediately.
Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase
the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of
implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers
processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any
links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An
employees of the RKB Media Ltd will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.
• e) Right of restriction of processing
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller
restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
o The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the
controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
o The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and
requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
o The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they
are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
o The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending
the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data
subject.
If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of
the processing of personal data stored by the RKB Media Ltd, he or she may at any time contact any
employee of the controller. The employee of the RKB Media Ltd will arrange the restriction of the
processing.
• f) Right to data portability
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data
concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and
machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller
without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the
processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article
9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the
processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the
performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in
the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR,
the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to
another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and
freedoms of others.
In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee
of the RKB Media Ltd.
• g) Right to object
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds
relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him
or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based
on these provisions.
The RKB Media Ltd shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we
can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights
and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If the RKB Media Ltd processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall
have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such
marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data
subject objects to the RKB Media Ltd to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the RKB Media
Ltd will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to
object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the RKB Media Ltd for scientific or
historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless
the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the RKB Media
Ltd. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and
notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using
technical specifications.
• h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a
decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects
concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is
necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data
controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject
and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and
legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data
subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the RKB Media
Ltd shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and
legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to
express his or her point of view and contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decisio n-making, he
or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the RKB Media Ltd.
• i) Right to withdraw data protection consent
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her
consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
f the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time,
contact any employee of the RKB Media Ltd.
13. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social
network.
A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows
users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform
for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or
business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles,
upload photos, and network through friend requests.
The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a
person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal
Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller
and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the
information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the
corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the
Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course
of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the
data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our
website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-
site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook
component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks
on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject
submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the
data subject and stores the personal data.
Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the
data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the callup to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or
not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may
prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.
The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at
https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of
personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect
the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the
elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate
a data transmission to Facebook.
14. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Getty Images Photos
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Getty Images. Getty Images is an
American picture agency. A picture agency is an enterprise which provides images and other image material on
the market. Generally, picture agencies market photographs, illustrations and footage. A picture agency
licenses different customers, in particular Internet website operators, editors of print and television media and
advertising agencies, the images used by them.
The operating company of the Getty Images components is Getty Images International, 1st floor, The Herbert
Building, The Park, Carrickmines, Dublin 18, Ireland.
Getty Images allows the embedding of stock images (where possibly free of charge). Embedding is the
inclusion or integration of any specific foreign content, e.g. text, video or image data provided by a foreign
website, and then appears on the own website. A so-called embedded code is used to embed. An embedded
code is an HTML code that is integrated into a website from a website owner. When an embedded code is
integrated by a website owner, the external content of the other website is displayed by default immediately,
as long as a website is visited. To display third-party content, the external content is loaded directly from the
other Internet site. Getty Images provides further information about the embedded of content under
http://www.gettyimages.de/resources/embed.
Through the technical implementation of the embedded code, which allows the image display of the images of
Getty Images, the IP address of the Internet connection, through which the data subject accesses our website,
is transmitted to Getty Images. Further, Getty Images collects our website, browser type, browser lang uage,
and time and length of access. In addition, Getty Images may collect navigation information, which is
information about which of our subpages have been visited by the data subject and which links have been
clicked on, as well as other interactions that the data subject has carried out when visiting our website. This
data may be stored and analyzed by Getty Images.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Getty Images may be retrieved under
http://www.gettyimages.de/enterprise/privacy-policy.
15. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization
function)
On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer
function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of
data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the
website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often
and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website
and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.
The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA
94043-1351, United States.
For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By
means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google
and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another
Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the
collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports,
which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site
for us.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of
cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and
into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology
system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the
purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical
procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data
subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create
commission settlements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access
was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site,
such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted
to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of
America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.
The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by
means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of
cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a
cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google
Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by
Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google
and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on
under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google
Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be
transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google.
If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then
the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was
uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is
disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following
Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.
16. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Instagram
On this website, the controller has integrated components of the service Instagram. Instagram is a service that
may be qualified as an audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as well as
disseminate such data in other social networks.
The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First
Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on
which an Instagram component (Insta button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information
technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the
corresponding Instagram component of Instagram. During the course of this technical procedure, Instagram
becomes aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Instagram, Instagram detects with every call -up to our
website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific subpage of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Instagram
component and is associated with the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject
clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, then Instagram matches this information
with the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our we bsite
provided that the data subject is logged in at Instagram at the time of the call to our website. This occurs
regardless of whether the person clicks on the Instagram button or not. If such a transmission of information
to Instagram is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their
Instagram account before a call-up to our website is made.
Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Instagram may be retrieved under
https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
17. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress
On this website, the controller has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in, which provides
additional features to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the Internet site operator,
inter alia, an overview of the visitors of the site. By displaying related posts and publications, or the ability to
share content on the page, it is also possible to increase visitor numbers. In addition, security features are
integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also
optimizes and accelerates the loading of images on the website.
The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is the Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San
Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by
Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.
Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system used by the data subject. The definition of cookies
is explained above. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by
the controller and on which a Jetpack component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information
technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to submit data through the Jetpack
component for analysis purposes to Automattic. During the course of this technical procedure Automattic
receives data that is used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way serves the
analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, which has access to the Internet page of the controller and is
analyzed with the aim to optimize the website. The data collected through the Jetpack component is not used
to identify the data subject without a prior obtaining of a separate express consent of the data subject. The
data comes also to the notice of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.
The data subject can, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by
means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of
cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from
setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In add ition, cookies already in use
by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.
In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this
Internet site that are generated by the Jetpack cookie as well as the processing of these data by
Automattic/Quantcast and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the
‘opt-out’ button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The optout cookie set with this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If
the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up the link again and
set a new opt-out cookie.
With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are
not fully usable anymore by the data subject.
The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic may be accessed under
https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast can be accessed
under https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.
18. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn
The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is a web -based
social network that enables users with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business
contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is
currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.
The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043,
UNITED STATES. For privacy matters outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues,
Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on
which a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information
technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the download of a display of the
corresponding LinkedIn component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in may be
accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the course of this technical procedure,
LinkedIn gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn detects with every call -up to our website
by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of
our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the LinkedIn
component and associated with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks
on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website, then LinkedIn assigns this information to the
personal LinkedIn user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data subject has visited our website,
provided that the data subject is logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs
regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or not. If such a transmission of information to
LinkedIn is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their
LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.
LinkedIn provides under https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to unsubscribe
from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn
also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and
Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The
applicable privacy policy for LinkedIn is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The
LinkedIn Cookie Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.
19. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter
On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publiclyaccessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short
messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including
those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective
user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address
a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.
The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103,
UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on
which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information
technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding
Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under
https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains
knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the
integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to
introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor nu mbers.
If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call -up to our website by
the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub -page of our
Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and
associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the
Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user
account of the data subject and stores the personal data.
Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided
that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of
whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is
not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account
before a call-up to our website is made.
The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under
https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.
20. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube
On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube. YouTube is an Internet video portal
that enables video publishers to set video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free
viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish all kinds of videos, so you can access
both full movies and TV broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users via the Internet
portal.
The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES.
The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351,
UNITED STATES.
With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on
which a YouTube component (YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information
technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding
YouTube component. Further information about YouTube may be obtained under
https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google
gain knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with each call-up to a sub-page that contains a
YouTube video, which specific sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This information is
collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has
visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTub e; this
occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such a transmission of this
information to YouTube and Google is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if the
data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a call-up to our website is made.
YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide
information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and G oogle.
21. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of PayPal as a payment processor
On this website, the controller has integrated components of PayPal. PayPal is an online payment service
provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business
accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit cards when a user does not have a
PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account
numbers. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal
also accepts trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal,
2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the data subject chooses “PayPal” as the payment option in the online shop during the ordering process, we
automatically transmit the data of the data subject to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data
subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address,
telephone number, mobile phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The processing of
the purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in connection with the respective order.
The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer
personal data to PayPal, in particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The personal data
exchanged between PayPal and the controller for the processing of the data will be transmitted by PayPal to
economic credit agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.
PayPal will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors to the
extent that this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke consent for the handling of personal data at any time from
PayPal. A revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted
in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal may be retrieved under
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
22. Legal basis for the processing
Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a
specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a co ntract
to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for
the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The
same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for
example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal
obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the
processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to
protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for
example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital
information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would
be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This
legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal
grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a
third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of
the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly
permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a
legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2
GDPR).
23. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party
Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out
our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.
24. Period for which the personal data will be stored
The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention
period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer
necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.
25. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into
a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to
provide such data
We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result
from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Somet imes it may be necessary to
conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be
processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company
signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the
contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject,
the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision
of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether
there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non -provision of the personal
data.
26. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.
This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers
that was developed in cooperation with RC GmbH, which sells used notebooks and the Media Law Lawyers
from WBS-LAW.

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