Wellness Hotel Rössli Weggis
+41 41 392 27 27
Responsible for content: Sabine Steiger
CEO: Jan Molderings
Terms and conditions
FOR SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE ROOMS AND HOTEL ROOMS
1 SUBJECT OF THE GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Subject of these terms and conditions (GTC) is the provision of seminar and
Conference facilities and hotel rooms as well as the provision of further services agreed in connection with the performance of events by Wellness Hotel Rössli, hereinafter referred to as “Hotel”.
2 OBLIGATIONS OF THE CLIENT
2.1.1 SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE ROOMS
The client and the hotel agree in the order confirmation the anticipated number of event participants. The client must inform the hotel of the final number of participants (agreed number of participants) as early as possible.
The client will provide the hotel with the detailed program of its event no later than 20 days before the event (information on the set-up of meeting rooms and technical aids, as well as all the information required by the hotel for the smooth running of the event).
The hotel reserves the right to allocate hotel rooms in case of bottlenecks in neighboring hotels. This also applies to overbooking of the agreed contingent by the client.
The cost of reducing the number of participants is calculated as follows:
- Up to 30 days before the event: free reduction of the number of participants
- Between 10 and 30 days before the event: Free reduction of the number of participants of a maximum of 20% of the originally agreed number of participants.
- Between 3 to 9 days before the event: free reduction of the number of participants of a maximum of 10% of the
originally agreed number of participants.
If the effective number of participants is smaller in the sequence, the agreed number of participants is the basis for the billing; if the effective number of participants is higher, the actual costs incurred will be charged. If the effective number of participants is higher than the stated agreed number of participants, the hotel does not guarantee the consideration of all guests.
In case of cancellation of the event, the hotel reserves the billing as described in point 2.5.1. Any external costs incurred (eg rent technical material) shall be borne by the client.
2.1.2 HOTEL ROOMS (groups of 10 rooms or more)
The client and the hotel agree in the contract the intended number of required hotel rooms (agreed number of rooms).
The client shall notify the hotel at the latest seven (7) days before the beginning of the event of the fixed number of required hotel rooms (definite number of rooms).
If the final number of rooms is less than the agreed number of rooms, the hotel reserves the right to charge 80% of the rooms not required.
If the final number of rooms is higher than the agreed number of rooms, the compensation is still calculated on the basis of the definite number of rooms.
The cancellation conditions are described in point 2.5.3.
2.1.3 If no timely announcement of the fixed number of participants or the definitive number of rooms, the order confirmation is considered to be definitive.
2.2 PAYMENT TERMS
The fee will be payable within 10 (ten) days after invoicing without any deductions. The hotel is entitled to demand from the client upon signing of the order confirmation or by agreement, an amount of 100% of the anticipated payment as a prepayment. The pre-payment amount will be credited to the invoice in full, but without interest.
The hotel does not send invoices abroad. For clients domiciled or domiciled abroad, up to 100% of the expected turnover will be invoiced in advance. The final settlement takes place at the check-out. In case of default, the resulting processing costs will be charged additionally.
Invoicing is exclusively in Swiss Francs (CHF). Invoices of the hotel without a due date are considered due and payable within 10 calendar days of the date of invoice without deduction. The hotel is also entitled to demand immediate payment.
According to the Swiss Federal Tax Administration, the subsequent change of the invoice is not permitted after payment of an invoice.
2.4 LIABILITY FOR PAYMENT
If the client is not the organizer at the same time, the organizer has to sign the order confirmation and is therefore also the client of the Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich. In particular, the organizer is jointly and severally liable with the client for the entire remuneration. This liability extends to additional services provided by the event participants, unless expressly agreed direct payment.
2.5 CANCELLATION BY THE CLIENT
If the event is canceled for reasons that lie with the client, the client undertakes to reimburse the following costs:
2.5.1 ON BOOKING OF SEMINAR AND CONFERENCE ROOMS (as per order confirmation)
BUSINESS ROOM WITHOUT FOOD (48 m2):
Cancellation up to 7 days before the event is free of charge.
In case of cancellation less than 7 days before the event: settlement of the defined room rent.
BUSINESS ROOM WITH FOOD:
Cancellation up to 7 days before the event is free of charge.
For a cancellation from the 7th to the 2nd day before the event: settlement of the defined room rent.
In case of cancellation less than 2 days before the event: settlement of the room rent and 100% of the lost food turnover.
GREAT SPACE WITH FOOD (113 m2):
Cancellation up to 21 days before the event is free of charge.
In case of a cancellation from the 21st to the 14th day before the event: settlement of the room rent.
In case of a cancellation from the 14th to the 7th day before the event: Charging of the room rent and 50% of the lost food turnover.
In case of cancellation less than 7 days before the event: settlement of the room rent and 100% of the lost food turnover.
2.5.2 FOR BOOKINGS OF HOTEL ROOMS FOR INDIVIDUAL GUESTS AND GROUPS LESS THAN 10 ROOMS
For bookings of less than 10 rooms, the client can cancel up to 1 day before arrival (latest 16.00 clock) free of charge. If the cancellation occurs after this time, 100% of the lost room turnover will be charged.
2.5.3 FOR BOOKINGS OF HOTEL ROOMS FOR GROUPS FROM 10 ROOMS (as per order confirmation and direct booking)
Cancellation up to 31 days before the arrival date is free of charge.
In case of cancellation from the 30th to the 8th day before the arrival date: 50% of the lost total turnover.
For cancellations less than 7 days before the arrival date: 100% of lost total revenue.
3 START AND END OF THE EVENT
Beginning and end of the event are agreed in the order confirmation. Subsequent changes to the agreed times require the approval of the hotel.
4 OPTION DATA
Option data is binding for both parties. The hotel is entitled to dispose of the reserved seminar and conference rooms as well as hotel rooms after the expiry of the option periods.
5 CHECK-IN & CHECK-OUT
The check-in time on the day of arrival is guaranteed from 14:00. The hotel rooms must be vacated by 11:00 am on the day of departure. A possible late check-out must be arranged with the hotel no later than one day before departure.
In case of late check-out between 12:00 and 18:00, the hotel room will be charged 50% of the booked room price for this period. In case of check-out after 18:00, the full room rate of the following night will be charged.
6 LIABILITY FOR DAMAGES
6.1 LOSSES AND DAMAGES
The client is liable to the hotel for losses and damages caused by its employees and / or event participants.
6.2 USING DECORATIVE MATERIAL
No additional decoration material may be used without the express consent of the hotel. The client is responsible for the fact that the decoration material used by him with the consent of the hotel complies with the fire regulations. The liability towards the fire police lies with the client. Decoration material brought by the client must be picked up immediately after the end of the event. Unclaimed decoration material will be disposed of by the hotel at the expense of the client.
6.3 DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY FOR PURCHASED OBJECTS
The hotel declines any liability for loss of or damage to objects brought in by the client or by the event participants.
7 COST REPLACEMENT
Insofar as the hotel procures the customer technical equipment or other services from third parties, it acts on behalf of and for the account of the client. The client undertakes to reimburse Wellness Hotel Rössli Weggis all expenses and uses that the hotel has made in the correct manner and to exempt the hotel from the liabilities entered into. The client is liable for the careful handling and proper return of the technical equipment rented on his behalf.
Disruptions to the technical facilities provided by the hotel are remedied by the hotel’s technical service and do not entitle to a reduction of the remuneration. If a fault can not be rectified, the fee is reduced by the amount of the rent for the technical equipment. Further claims are expressly excluded.
9 FOOD & BEVERAGES
Food and drinks are always available from the hotel. By way of exception and with the consent of the hotel, the client can transfer the catering to a third party. In this case, the hotel is entitled to a service charge as well as corkage and the lost margin. Service fee, corkage and margin are the subject of a separate agreement.
10 RESIGNATION BY THE WELLNESS HOTEL RÖSSLI WEGGIS
10.1 If a right of withdrawal of the customer within a certain period has been agreed in writing, the hotel in this period in turn entitled to withdraw from the contract, if inquiries from other customers to the contracted rooms and the customer on request of the hotel on his right to resign waived.
10.2 If the advance payment is also received after the expiry of a reasonable grace period set by the hotel
Refusal of refusal, the hotel is entitled to withdraw from the contract.
10.3 Furthermore, the hotel is entitled to withdraw from the contract for a materially justified reason, for example if:
- Force majeure or other circumstances for which the hotel is not responsible make performance of the contract impossible;
- Events or hotel rooms with misleading or false statements of material facts, e.g. the organizer or purpose, be booked;
- The hotel has reason to believe that the use of the hotel services can jeopardize the smooth running of the business, the security or the reputation of the hotel in public, without this being attributable to the domain or organization of the hotel.
10.4 The hotel must notify the organizer of the exercise of the right of withdrawal without delay.
10.5 There is no claim of the organizer for damages against the hotel, except in case of intentional or grossly negligent behavior of the hotel.
11 APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISDICTION
The present contractual relationship is subject exclusively to Swiss law.
As place of jurisdiction, the parties agree Weggis / LU.
Conditions 05. May 2019 / JMM
Wellness Hotel Rössli Weggis
+41 41 392 27 27
Responsible for the content of the website: Sabine Steiger
Managing Director: Jan Molderings
Types of processed data
- Inventory data (e.g., person master data, name or address).
- contact information (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers).
- content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
- usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Categories of affected persons
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter we refer to the affected persons as “users”).
Purpose of processing
- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Audience measurement / Marketing
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”); a natural person is considered as identifiable, which can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier (eg cookie) or to one or more special features, are the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
“Processing” means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures, or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.
“Pseudonymisation” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without additional information being provided, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” means any kind of automated processing of personal data which involves the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts, or relocation of that natural person.
‘Responsible person’ means the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body which, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. For users within the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), i. the EU and the EEC, if the legal basis in the data protection declaration is not mentioned, the following applies:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1) lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;
The legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 (1) lit. c DSGVO;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to carry out a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority which has been delegated to the controller is Article 6 (1) lit. e DSGVO.
The legal basis for processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is governed by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (pursuant to Art. 9 (1) GDPR) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 (2) GDPR.
We will take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing and the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of individuals to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and disconnection. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the enjoyment of data subject rights, the erasure of data and the response to data compromise. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development, or selection of hardware, software and procedures, according to the principle of data protection through technology design and privacy-friendly default settings.
Collaboration with contract processors, joint controllers and third parties
If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if the data has been transmitted to third parties, such as payment service providers, to fulfill the contract), users have consented to a legal obligation to do so or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.).
Insofar as we disclose data to other companies in our group, convey it or otherwise grant access to it, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that complies with the legal requirements.
Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure, or transmission of data to other persons or companies This will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to express consent or contractually required transmission, we process or disclose the data only in third countries with a recognized level of privacy, including those certified under the Privacy Shield, or on the basis of specific warranties, such as limited liability. contractual obligation by so-called standard protection clauses of the European Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the European Commission).
Rights of data subjects
You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether such data is being processed and for information about this data, as well as for further information and copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.
You have accordingly. the legal requirements to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with the legal requirements, they have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately, or alternatively to demand a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the statutory provisions.
You have the right to request that the data relating to you provided to us be obtained in accordance with the statutory requirements and to request their transmission to other persons responsible.
They also have the right, in accordance with the statutory provisions, to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.
You have the right to revoke granted consent with effect for the future.
You may object to the future processing of your data in accordance with legal requirements at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
Cookies and right to object to direct mail
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie serves primarily to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, e.g. the contents of a shopping cart are stored in an online shop or a login status. “Persistent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. Thus, e.g. the login status will be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third-party cookie” refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for providing the online offer (otherwise, if only their cookies are called “first-party cookies”).
If users do not want cookies stored on their machine, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser’s system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
Deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with legal requirements. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.
Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legally permitted purposes, its processing will be restricted. That the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.
In addition, we process
- contract data (e.g., subject, term, customer category).
- Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
by our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
Order processing in the online shop and customer account
We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to allow them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and those affected by the processing belong to our customers, prospects and other business partners. Processing is for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer service. Here we use session cookies for the storage of the shopping cart contents and permanent cookies for the storage of the login status.
Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and can not be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons. Information in the customer’s account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the case of a legal obligation or our legitimate interests (for example, in the case of litigation). It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination prior to the end of the contract.
As part of the registration and re-registration and use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our legal claims as a legitimate interest or there is a legal obligation to do so.
The deletion takes place after expiration of legal warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (for example, payment entitlements or performance obligations from contracts with customers), whereby the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of storage due to legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration.
We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as “contractual partners”) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed, the nature, scope and purpose and necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.
The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (eg, names and addresses), contact data (eg e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (eg, services used, contract contents, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (eg, Bank details, payment history).
In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless they are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.
We process data that are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their information, if this is not evident for the contractual partners. Disclosure to external persons or companies will only be made if required by a contract. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.
As part of the use of our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the user in the protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of this data to third parties is not, unless it is to pursue our claims acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO required or there is a legal obligation gem. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO.
The data is deleted if the data is no longer required for the fulfillment of contractual or legal duties of care and for handling any warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; otherwise the statutory storage obligations apply.
External payment service providers
As part of the fulfillment of contracts, we set the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO. Incidentally, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.
For the payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the privacy notices of the respective payment service providers, which are available within the respective websites, or transactional applications apply. We also refer to these for further information and assertion of rights of revocation, information and other data subjects.
Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data in the context of administrative tasks and organization of our business, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the course of rendering our contractual services. The processing principles are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The processing affects customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors. The purpose and interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, data archiving, that is, tasks that serve to maintain our business, perform our duties and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities.
We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax accountants or auditors, and other fee agents and payment service providers.
Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, promoters and other business partners, e.g. for later contact. We generally store this majority of company-related data permanently.
Business analysis and market research
In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market tendencies, wishes of the contractors and users, we analyze the data available to us for business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process stock data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.
The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can provide the profiles of the registered users with information, e.g. take into account their services. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economy. The analyzes are for us alone and will not be disclosed externally unless they are anonymous, aggregated value analyzes.
If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the users, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Incidentally, the overall business analyzes and general trend provisions are created anonymously if possible.
Microsoft cloud services
We use Microsoft’s cloud and cloud software services (called software as a service, such as Microsoft Office) for the following purposes: document storage and management, calendar management, e-mailing, spreadsheets and presentations, document exchange, content and information with particular recipients or publication of web pages, forms or other content and information as well as chats and participation in audio and video conferencing.
Here, the personal data of the users are processed, as far as they become part of the documents and contents processed within the described services or are part of communication processes. For this, e.g. Master data and contact data of users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their contents belong. Microsoft also processes usage data and metadata used by Microsoft for security and service optimization purposes.
When using publicly available documents, web pages or other content, Microsoft may save cookies on users ‘computers for the purposes of web analysis or to remember users’ settings.
We use Microsoft cloud services based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on efficient and secure administrative and cooperation processes. Further, processing is based on a contract processing contract with Microsoft.
The Microsoft Cloud Services are offered by Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399 USA. As far as processing of data into the US takes place, we refer to Microsoft’s certification under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzNaAAK&status=Active).
Booking.com Partner Program
Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users and based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO processed for purposes of providing the user account. The processed data include in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose.
Users may have access to information relevant to their user account, e.g. technical changes, be informed by e-mail. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to a statutory retention requirement. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination prior to the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
In the context of the use of our registration and registration functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of this data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.
Comments and posts
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO be stored for 7 days. This is for our own safety, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we may be sued for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.
Furthermore, we reserve the right, in accordance with our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO to process the information of users for the purpose of spam detection.
The information provided in the comments and contributions to the person, any contact and website information as well as the content information, are stored by us until the opposition of the users permanently.
Akismet anti-spam check
Our online offering uses the “Akismet” service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.
For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/.
Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to refrain from entering the name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we see no other alternatives that work equally effectively.
Retrieval of emojis and smilies
Within our WordPress blog, graphic emojis (or smilies), i. small graphical files expressing feelings used by external servers. Here, the providers of the server, the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emojie files can be transmitted to the users’ browsers. The Emojie service is offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/. The server domains used are sworg and twemoji.maxcdn.com, which to our knowledge are so-called content delivery networks, that is, servers that only provide fast and secure transmission of the files and users’ personal data be deleted after transmission.
The use of emojis is based on our legitimate interests, i. Interest in an attractive design of our online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.
When contacting us (for example, by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information of the user to process the contact request and their processing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. (in the context of contractual / pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) DSGVO processed. User information can be stored in a Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM System”) or comparable request organization.
We delete the requests, if they are no longer required. We check the requirement every two years; Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.
With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is concretely described in the context of an application for the newsletter, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the logon and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.
Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address.
The dispatch of the newsletter and the related performance measurement are based on the consent of the recipient acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO i.V.m § 7 Abs. 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required, based on our legitimate interests in the direct marketing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lt. F. DSGVO i.V.m. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG.
The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meeting the expectations of users and allows us to provide consent.
Termination / Withdrawal – You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.
Newsletter – Mail Chimp
The shipping service provider may retrieve the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to address them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.
Hosting and e-mailing
The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, e-mail delivery, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.
Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract).
Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called web site tags through one interface (including integrating Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users’ personal data. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, reference is made to the following information about the Google services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/tagmanager/use-policy.html.
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offering and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous user profiles of the processed data can be created.
We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en.
If we ask users for consent (for example, in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis of this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a. DSGVO. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO).
As far as data is processed in the US, we point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby ensuring compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active) ,
The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
Google Universal Analytics
We use Google Analytics as “universal analytics”. “Universal Analytics” means a process by Google Analytics, in which the user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user is created with information from the use of different devices (so-called “cross-device tracking”) ,
Targeting with Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics to display the advertisements displayed within Google and its affiliate advertising services, only those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (eg, interest in specific topics or products that they use) Web pages) that we submit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics audiences”). With Remarketing Audiences, we also want to make sure that our ads meet the potential interest of users.
Jetpack (WordPress Stats)
We use the Plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”), which incorporates a tool for the statistical analysis of visitor access and Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you.
If we ask users for consent (for example, in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis of this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a. DSGVO. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) of the DSGVO).
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users active there and to inform them about our services.
We point out that data of the users outside the area of the European Union can be processed. This may result in risks to users because, e.g. the enforcement of user rights could be made more difficult. With respect to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we point out that they are committed to respecting EU privacy standards.
Furthermore, the data of the users are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. Thus, e.g. user profiles are created from the user behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles may in turn be used to e.g. Place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that are allegedly in line with users’ interests. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the computers of the users, in which the user behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, in the usage profiles, data can also be stored independently of the devices used by the users (in particular if the users are members of the respective platforms and logged in to them).
The processing of personal data of users is based on our legitimate interests in an effective information of users and communication with users in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for a consent to the above-described data processing, the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.
For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of contradiction (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information of the provider.
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be claimed most effectively from the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, then you can contact us.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Services, such as Include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as “content”).
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic, on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, time of visit, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.
To the best of our knowledge, OpenStreetMap uses users’ data solely for the purpose of displaying map features and caching the selected settings. These data may include, but are not limited to, users’ IP addresses and location data, but they are not collected without their consent (usually as part of their mobile device settings).
Use of Facebook social plugins
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) we use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
For this, e.g. Content such as pictures, videos or text and buttons belong, with which users can share contents of this on-line offer within Facebook. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, providing a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by him into the online offer. In the process, user profiles of the processed data can be created. Therefore, we have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our knowledge.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and disagreements on the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform independent, i. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.