1. Name and address of the person responsible.

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is

Pedlar UG (Haftungsbeschränkt)
Jakob-Funke-Platz 2
45127 Essen
datenschutz@pedlar.de

2. General information about data processing

2.1 Scope of processing of personal data

In principle, we only process our users' personal data to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users is regularly carried out only with the user's consent. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2.2 Legal basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain consent from the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

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 GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

2.3 Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Storage may also take place if this has been provided for by European or national legislators in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted when a storage period prescribed by the above standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

3. Provision of the website and creation of log files

3.1 Description and scope of data processing

Each time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected here:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) The user's operating system
(3) The user's Internet service provider
(4) The user's IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
(7) Websites that are accessed by the user's system via our website

The data is also stored in our system's log files. This does not affect the user's IP addresses or other data that makes it possible to assign the data to a user. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

3.2 Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3.3 Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

They are stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimize the website and ensure the security of our information technology systems. There is no evaluation of the data for marketing purposes in this context. For these purposes, there is also our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

3.4 Storage period

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. If the data is collected to provide the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.
If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or distorted so that it is no longer possible to assign the calling client.

3.5 Opposition and removal option

The collection of data to provide the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. There is therefore no option for the user to object.

4. Use of cookies

a) Description and scope of data processing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user calls up a website, a cookie can be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is accessed again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

When visiting our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and consent is obtained to process the personal data used in this context. In this context, reference is also made to this privacy policy.

b) Legal basis for data processing
The legal basis for processing personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, if the user has given his consent to this effect.

c) Purpose of data processing
The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to make it easier for users to use websites. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.
Analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is being used and can thus constantly optimize our offering.
These purposes also include our legitimate interest in processing personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

d) Duration of storage, right of objection and removal
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted from it to our site. As a user, you therefore also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses features of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The use includes the “Universal Analytics” operating mode. This makes it possible to assign data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices to a pseudonymous user ID and thus analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies.” These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

5.1 IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. As a result, your IP address is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Our legitimate interest in data processing also lies in these purposes. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data whose storage period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. You can find more information about terms of use and data protection at Google Analytics terms or at Google policies.

5.2 Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website in full. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available at the following link and install.

5.3 Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find more information about how Google Analytics handles user data in the Google's privacy policy.

5.4 Order data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for order data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics. Google, Inc. is committed to handling all personal data received from the EU in accordance with the principles of the Privacy Shield Framework between the EU and the USA (Article 45 (3) GDPR). For more information about Privacy Shield, click here.

6th newsletter

6.1 Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. When you register for the newsletter, the data from the input form is sent to us.
(1) Email address
(2) First name (optional)
(3) Last name (optional)
(4) Company

In addition, the following data is collected upon registration:
(1) IP address of the calling computer
(2) Date and time of registration

As part of the registration process, your consent is obtained to process the data and reference is made to this privacy policy.

There is no transfer of data to third parties in connection with data processing for sending newsletters. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

6.2 Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, if the user has given his consent.

6.3 Purpose of data processing

The purpose of collecting the user's email address is to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

6.4 Storage period

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user's email address is therefore stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected as part of the registration process is usually deleted after a period of seven days.

6.5 Opposition and removal option

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by the affected user at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in every newsletter.

This also makes it possible to withdraw consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

7. Contact form and email contact

7.1 Description and scope of data processing

There is a contact form on our website, which can be used to contact us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. Alternatively, you can contact us via the email address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the email will be stored.

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively to process the conversation.

7.2 Legal basis for data processing

If the user has given consent, the legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for processing data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If the email contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

7.3 Purpose of data processing

The processing of personal data from the input form is for us solely to process the contact. If you contact us by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data.

The other personal data processed during the sending process is used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

7.4 Duration of storage

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input screen of the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has finally been clarified. The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

7.5 Objection and removal option

The user has the option to withdraw his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If users contact us by email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

In this case, all personal data that was stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted.

8 Rights of the person concerned

8.1 Right to information, correction, deletion, restriction and transfer

If the legal requirements are met, you have the right to request information from us about personal data or data processing concerning you (Article 15 GDPR), correction, deletion and restriction of personal data or data processing concerning you (Articles 16 to 18 GDPR) and transfer of personal data concerning you (Article 20 GDPR).

8.2 Right of withdrawal

In addition, if the legal requirements under Article 21 GDPR are met, you have the right to object to data processing based on a “legitimate interest” of the person responsible in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

You have the right to withdraw your data protection consent at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the withdrawal.
To exercise all of these rights, please contact us at the email address datenschutz@pedlar.de or the postal address Jakob-Funke-Platz 2, 45127 Essen.

8.3 Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Pursuant to Article 77 (1) GDPR, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, in particular in violation of the GDPR.

The address of the supervisory authorities responsible for us is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
North Rhine Westphalia
P.O. Box 20 04 44
40102 Dusseldorf

Phone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-999
email: poststelle@ldi.nrw.de