1. Data Protection at a Glance
Data Collection on this Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Your data is collected when you provide it to us. This may include, for example, data you enter into a contact form.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems or with your consent when you visit the website. This is primarily technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. You also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For these purposes and for any questions related to data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools
When you visit this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically evaluated. This is primarily done with so-called analysis programs.
- General Information and Mandatory Information
We point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., communication by e-mail) can have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
Responsible Party Information
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
Thomas Munns, Herderstr. 18, 50931 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 152 23661232
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
General Information on Data Processing Legal Basis on this Website
If you have given your consent for the processing of your data, we will process your data on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
If the processing of your personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.
In some cases, it may be necessary to process your personal data to comply with a legal obligation, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
Processing may also be carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases, where processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest pursued by us or by a third party, provided that your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of personal data do not override that legitimate interest.
Information on Data Transfer to the USA and Other Non-EU Countries
We may use tools from companies based in the USA or other countries that do not provide an adequate level of data protection according to EU standards. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these non-EU countries and processed there. We must point out that, in these countries, data protection may not reach the same level of protection as in the EU. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as the data subject being able to take legal action against this. It can therefore not be ruled out that US authorities (e.g., intelligence agencies) may process, evaluate, and permanently store your data on US servers for surveillance purposes. We have no influence over these processing activities.
Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out before the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and Direct Marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct marketing (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 2 GDPR).
Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where they normally reside, work, or where the alleged violation occurred. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
Information, Deletion, and Correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, you have a right to correct or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can demand the restriction of data processing instead of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defence, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion. If you have filed an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data - apart from their storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
SSL or TLS Encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the website operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
- Data Collection on This Website
Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies are small data packets that do not harm your device. They are either temporarily stored for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain on your device until you delete them yourself or until your web browser automatically deletes them.
Cookies may be our own (first-party cookies) or come from third-party companies (third-party cookies). Third-party cookies enable certain services from third-party companies to be used within websites (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies serve different purposes. Numerous cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies may be used to analyze user behavior or for advertising purposes.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process, the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g., shopping cart function), or the optimization of the website (e.g., cookies for measuring the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of this consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
- Plugins and Tools
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display text and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This will enable Google to know that your IP address has been used to access this website. The use of Google Fonts is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on his website. If corresponding consent has been requested (e.g., consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 Para. 1 TTDSG; consent can be revoked at any time.
If your browser does not support Google Fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.