Privacy Declaration

Privacy declaration

▲ Table of Contents

  1. Responsible Authority
  2. General Information
    1. Inventory Data
    2. Usage Data
  3. Hoster
    1. DomainFactory
  4. Advertisements
  5. First Contact through Electronic Request
  6. Consent
  7. Storage Period
  8. Cookies
    1. More then essential Cookies
      1. consentmanager
  9. Transfer of data
    1. Transfer to other countries, particularly USA
  10. Users‘ Rights
    1. Deletion, Correction, Limitation
    2. Objection
    3. Data Transfer
    4. Complaint
  11. Changes to the Privacy Policy
  12. Data Entry
    1. Encryption of Data Entry
    2. Contact Forms
      1. General contact form
    3. Registration
      1. Membership Area
      2. Membership Area
  13. Blog / Comments
    1. Comments
    2. Gravatar
  14. Social Media
    1. Social Media Links
      1. General Information
      2. Facebook
      3. Instagram
      4. Twitter
      5. YouTube
    2. Social Media Videos
      1. Youtube (Two Click)
  15. Google
    1. Google AdSense
  16. Website Analysis
    1. WP Statistics
  17. Our Social Media Fan Page(s) - General Information
    1. Facebook
    2. Instagram
    3. Twitch
    4. Twitter
    5. YouTube

1 Responsible Authority

We are happy about you visiting our website. We would like to introduce you to the responsible authority in terms of data protection law as applicable:

casual-ben - Benjamin Pahl
Agnes-Miegel-Str. 5
24782 Büdelsdorf
Phone: +494331 6646462
E-mail: info@casual-ben.com

2 General Information

Pursuant to our statutory obligations, we would like to inform you about the collection and use of your personal data.

When you use our website, personal data about you will be collected. This may happen by you entering the data yourself, for example your e-mail address. But our system also collects your data automatically, for example whenever you visit our website. This happens irrespective of the device or the software that you use to visit our website.

All data that you enter in our app is provided voluntarily; there are no disadvantages to you if you do not provide data. But without certain data, we are unable to provide services or to conclude contracts. Whenever such information is necessary, we will point it out to you.

On this website, the user’s personal data is only collected within the framework of the existing data-protection law, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The legal terms used in the text are defined in Art. 4 of the GDPR.

The GDPR allows data processing in three cases in particular:

  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (a) and 7 GDPR, when you have consented to us processing your data; in this Privacy Policy and in the cases of consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, we will inform you in detail and each time for what purposes and under what circumstances your data will be processed by us;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR, when processing your personal data is necessary for negotiating, concluding or performing a contract;
  • in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, if the balancing of interests leads to the conclusion that the processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests; this means in particular our interests to analyse, optimise and secure the offers on our website – meaning primarily the analysis of user behaviour, setting up profiles for advertisement purposes and storage of access data as well as the use of third-party providers.

2.1 Inventory Data

We collect inventory data as far as it is necessary to establish, negotiate or amend a contract (including one without remuneration) between us and the user. This can be: customer data (for example name, address), contact data (for example e-mail address, phone number), service data (for example services ordered, duration, payment). Upon establishing the user relationship, we will ask you for this data (for example name, address and e-mail address) and will also tell you which of the information is required to establish the user relationship.

2.2 Usage Data

We also collect usage data to allow users to use the services on our website. These may consist of: usage information (for example visited websites or parts, duration of visit, interest in services), content data (for example data, text, images, sounds, videos entered or uploaded by you), meta data (for example identity of your device, location, IP address).

We will only combine usage data if and insofar as it is necessary for billing purposes. Otherwise, we will only put together usage data pseudonymously and only insofar as you have not objected. You may send this objection to the address indicated in the “About Us” section or the responsible authority indicated in this Privacy Policy at any time.

The legal basis for this data processing are our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR in analysing the website and your use, possibly also the statutory permission to store data as part of the negotiation of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

3 Hoster

3.1 DomainFactory

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we have designed this website with the modular design system provided by DomainFactory GmbH, Oskar-Messter-Str. 33, 85737 Ismaning, Germany. In addition, our website is hosted on the servers of DomainFactory based on Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
Like any other hoster, DomainFactory collects usage data. These are identifiable and non-identifiable data based on your visit of our website. Non-identifiable data are the so-called server log files, which are automatically transmitted by your browser. Among others, these are contractual data, content data, usage data, meta and communication data, like type and version of your browser, the page from which you have come to our website, time and duration of your visit to our website as well as the amount of data transmitted. The hosting services are provided for the purpose of operating this online presence. DomainFactory will not connect your data with other information to identify you. Your IP address will usually be deleted within 7 days. Longer storage as well as checking your log data later may be necessary to investigate possible cases of abuse.
As a modular design system for building websites, DomainFactory also collects personal data which you enter when using the website. This can be contact data (for example e-mail address or phone number), invoice data (name, mailing address, payment method and bank information), data on connected third-party accounts (for example e-mail address or user name for a connected account with PayPal, Google or Facebook), data about a browser or user session (IP address, geographic location and/or unique identification of the device and any other personal data.
You can find more information about the data-protection policy of DomainFactory at: https://www.df.eu/de/datenschutz/
The basis for passing on your data to DomainFactory is our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.
DomainFactory places cookies to offer you an optimal online presence, tailored to your needs. If you do not want your data to be sent to the services of DomainFactory, you can prevent DomainFactory from placing cookies. For more details, we refer you to the chapter about cookies in this privacy policy.

4 Advertisements

Before sending you advertisements, we will ask for your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 4 no. 11 GDPR, except in cases of advertisements for similar products to the one you already acquired. This will happen in particular when you grant us consent to mail our newsletter or when you fill out a contact form. You may withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with the subsequent section “Consent”.
INSOFAR AS WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING, YOU MAY ALSO OBJECT TO THE USE OF YOUR DATA FOR THAT PURPOSE AT ANY TIME. THIS MAY BE DONE THROUGH ANY OF OUR MEANS OF CONTACT, PARTICULARLY BY E-MAIL TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS LISTED IN THE “LEGAL NOTICE” SECTION WITHOUT ANY FORMAL REQUIREMENTS. WE WILL THEN NO LONGER USE YOUR DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING.

5 First Contact through Electronic Request

If you contact us in electronic form (for example by mail, fax, phone, messenger, etc.), we store and process the data which you have given us (for example name, contact information, content of the request). This is based on our legitimate interest in an effective communication with customers in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR and, as far as it concerns a request to enter into or to perform a contract, also with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.
We will only pass on this data to third parties as far as required for the performance of the contract (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR), by the overwhelming interest in effective services (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) or based on your consent (in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) or if there is another legal permission or obligation.
You may ask us at any time and without any cost to provide information about the purpose of the processing, the origin and the recipient, if any, of your data. You may also request that we correct, delete or limit the processing of your personal data. You may object against the (further) processing of your data at any time and you have a right for the data to be made transferable as well as the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory agency.
In general, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. A longer storage is an option, in particular when required in order to pursue our rights, for other legitimate interests of ours or when there is a statutory duty to keep the data longer (for example record-keeping under tax law, statute of limitations).

6 Consent

Whenever we ask you for your consent for the processing of your data, we will inform you in clear language and in an easily accessible way about the cases for which you will be granting your consent. Any consent that we ask you for is voluntary. Any advantage that you wish to gain by granting consent is also available without consent; simply ask us.

Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

7 Storage Period

Generally, your data will only remain stored as long as required by the purpose of the respective data processing. Storage beyond that is possible in particular if it is still required for pursuing our rights or for other legitimate interests of ours.
For your inventory data which were necessary to perform a contract (including one without remuneration), this means that we store this data until the complete performance or termination of the contractual relationship plus the limitation period (which is generally 2 or 3 years) plus an adequate extra time for potential interruptions of the limitation period.
For your usage data which was collected in the course of your use of the website, this means that we will store it only for the time still required for the proper functionality of our website and as long as we still have a legitimate interest. Statistical information will be primarily stored by us in pseudonymous form.
Beyond that, we still store your data for as long as we are required to do so by law. This concerns in particular the tax-law requirements to keep records, usually for 6 or even 10 years.

Upon opening the website, we have asked you to consent to the storing of certain cookies which will be placed while you visit our website. Based on your consent pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, our website thus uses cookies, so that our offer can be used in a better, more effective and more secure way.
A cookie is a record of information that is stored on your terminal device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.). These can be “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your computer permanently until you delete them. That allows us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again and to provide you with features or offers according to your previous usage.

Your browser allows you to prevent the use of cookies in general or in specific cases. Please check the instructions for your browser to find out more about this. You can also delete cookies following these instructions which we have listed for you:

for Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en
for Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
for Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/clear-cookies-and-site-data-firefox
for Edge: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
for Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer

Blocking cookies may limit the functionality of our website and of other websites visited by you.
More information on this topic, in particular how you can administer, limit or completely disable third-party cookies and technologies with a similar purpose, can be found at:
https://www.aboutads.info/choices
https://www.youronlinechoices.eu
https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices

In order to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your device and to document this in line with data protection law, and in line with our legal obligations under Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR and our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use the product consentmanager of Jaohawi AB
Hu00e5ltegelvu00e4gen 1b
72348 Vu00e4steru00e5s, Sweden.
Upon opening our website, the following data will be sent to consentmanager: your consent or the withdrawal of your consent for placing cookies, a cookie placed in your browser by consentmanager, type and version of your browser, information about your device, the time of your visit to our website as well as your IP address in an anonymized form. Because it is anonymous, collecting the IP address does not link to any person and only serves the purpose of having evidence for the consent granted.
You can find detailed information about the purpose of the collected data and about the privacy policy of consentmanager at: https://www.consentmanager.net/datenschutz/
If you want to withdraw your consent, simply delete the cookie in your browser. For information on deleting cookies, we refer you to the chapter "cookies" in this privacy policy. If you re-enter/reload our website, you will be asked for your consent to place cookies again.

9 Transfer of data

9.1 Transfer to other countries, particularly USA

Our website uses external providers located outside of the EU for different features. In particular, the use of cookies, active Java scripts and other technology can lead to processing and storage of your data outside of the EU. But we will not transfer your data to a third country, unless the EU Commission has determined that there is a similar level of data protection as in the EU or unless you have provided us with your informed consent or we have agreed on the standard contractual clauses for the protection of your data with the provider.

10 Users‘ Rights

You may request us anytime to provide information about the personal data stored about you free of charge. To avoid misuse, this will require personal identification.

10.1 Deletion, Correction, Limitation

You may at any time demand from us that we correct (or complete) incorrect data as well as a limitation of the processing of data or deletion of your data. This applies in particular if the reason for processing the data is no longer valid, if a required consent has been revoked and there is no other legal basis or if our data processing is unlawful. We will then correct, block or even delete your personal data without delay as far as permitted by law.

10.2 Objection

The right to object to advertisement is governed by our text regarding consent:
Regarding any consent, you have the right to revoke any consent given to us for the processing of your personal data at any time. You just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement, for example through our contact form, an e-mail to the e-mail address indicated in the “About Us” section or a link to unsubscribe (if offered by us). Your withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing carried out up to that point.

10.3 Data Transfer

You may request us to transfer the data stored about you in machine-readable form.

10.4 Complaint

If you feel that our data processing has violated any of your rights, you may file a complaint with the competent regulatory agency (here you find a list of the agencies).

11 Changes to the Privacy Policy

If and when factual or legal reasons will compel us to amend the Privacy Policy, we will update this page accordingly. This will not change the consent provided by the user.

12 Data Entry

12.1 Encryption of Data Entry

When you enter data on our website, whether in a contact form, during the registration process, when you log in or for payment purposes, the website, where you enter the data, is encrypted. Thus, third parties can not read what you enter. You will recognise the encryption by the lock symbol in your browser and by the URL beginning with “https“ instead of “http“.

12.2 Contact Forms

12.2.1 General contact form

When you fill out a contact form or when you send us an e-mail or another electronic message, your information will be stored for the processing of the request, for possible follow-up questions or for other related questions and will only be used to follow up with the request.

Your data will be transferred in an encrypted manner, preventing third parties from reading your data while it is being entered.

Basis for this storage is the safeguarding of our legitimate interests in regard to communication with interested users pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and in the case of inquiries prior to entering into a contract also the performance of a contract pursuant to Art. 6 para (b) GDPR.

Your data remains stored for as long as the processing of the request requires, in particular as long as the storage is still necessary to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or we are compelled by law to keep your data stored (for example based on tax-law requirements to maintain files).

12.3 Registration

If you register on our website, we will ask for compulsory and potentially also non-compulsory data in accordance with our registration form for the purposes listed hereinafter.
Your data will be entered in an encrypted manner, so that third parties cannot read your data while being entered.
The legal basis for this storage is our legitimate interest in communication with interested users in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and also the storage of contractual data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR in case of contracts, including non-remunerated ones.
Your data will remain stored for as long as you remain registered, particularly as long as the storage is still required to perform the contract, to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or for as long as we are required by law to store your data (for example pursuant to tax-law requirements to store documents).

12.3.1 Membership Area

If you register for our membership area, we will ask for data in accordance with our registration form, because we do not permit the anonymous use of our services. We will only use your data to provide you with the information necessary for using the membership area (news, news in the membership area and technical information).

12.3.2 Membership Area

If you register for our membership area, we will ask for data in accordance with our registration form, because we do not permit the anonymous use of our services. We will only use your data to provide you with the information necessary for using the membership area (news, news in the membership area and technical information).

When you registered, we informed you that you can object to the use of your e-mail address for future advertisement at any time and without any fees by clicking the unsubscribe link included in every e-mail or by sending us an e-mail to the e-mail address listed in the “Legal Notice” section without any further formal requirement. We retain the right to send you ads for similar products, unless you object.

13 Blog / Comments

13.1 Comments

If you comment something on our page, we will save your IP address to make sure that only lawful comments will be published. After reviewing and allowing the comment by us, this data will be deleted. We will also save your comment as well as the information entered together with it (for example user name or e-mail address).

Basis for this storage is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR, which you provide to us by filling in the comment field. You may revoke this consent at any time, you just need to contact us without any particular formal requirement (for example by unsubscribing, contact form or e-mail). This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing that has occurred up to that point.

Your data remains stored for as long as the comment is saved, for as long as required for us to pursue our rights or for our other legitimate interests or for as long as we are required by law to keep your data.

13.2 Gravatar

With the standard settings, WordPress also uses Gravatar to attribute an avatar to you. In that process, your IP address is transmitted. For reasons of data protection, we have deactivated the Gravatar feature.

14 Social Media

We refer with links to our social media presences. When you follow any such link to the social media site, your data will be broadcasted to that site. The social media site will normally store a cookie in your browser and to your account information there, especially, if you are logged into your social media account on the site. The social media site can analyse your use of the platform and your browsing habits and will use these for targeting advertisements based on your interests. That can lead to ads being shown to you when browsing in- and outside of the social media site. Please inform yourself about the use of your data on these sites and use them only, when you agree to that use of your data, that happens on that social media site, in particular, when you are not using that social media site for the first time. We have added links to all the privacy policies of the social media site for your information.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Facebook by Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Facebook will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Facebook, allowing Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Facebook’s privacy policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of Instagram by Instagram LLC, now Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland.

It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, Instagram will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to Instagram, allowing Instagram / Facebook to learn that you have visited out site.
Your data will be forwarded by Meta Platforms Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Meta Platforms USA. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

The collection and use of your data which is possibly carried out by Instagram/Facebook after clicking on the link is beyond our knowledge or control. You may find further information in Instagram’s privacy policy at
https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy.

Our page uses links to our presence on the social network Twitter, provided by Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRELAND
It is just a normal link, which means that upon opening our page, Twitter won't learn anything of your visit to our website. But when you click on the link, you will be taken to Twitter, and then Twitter will also learn that you visited our page.

Thus, your data may be forwarded to the USA.

However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. According to the GDPR and the EuGH, this is a legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA. This applies in particular since the US Presidential Decree of 07.10.2022.

We have concluded an data processing agreement with this provider, according to which this provider will only process your data on our behalf within the scope of the GDPR and according to our instructions. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Our website uses links to our presence in the social network of YouTube by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland. It is just a normal link. Thus, when you open our site, YouTube will not learn of your visit to our website. But once you click on the link, you will be led to YouTube, allowing YouTube to learn that you have visited out site.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.


You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

14.2 Social Media Videos

14.2.1 Youtube (Two Click)

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR we use YouTube, a service provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, represented by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland in order to embed videos.
To protect your data, we have installed a two-click solution. That way, Google won't learn about your visit once you access our website, but only once you actually click the button. If you confirm the plugin while being logged in at YouTube, Google may attribute your use to your user account.

The data collected by Google may be transferred by Google to countries outside of the EU, in particular to the USA.

However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

We have concluded an data processing agreement with this provider, according to which this provider will only process your data on our behalf within the scope of the GDPR and according to our instructions.
You may find further information in YouTube’s privacy policy at
https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Regarding the general approach to cookies and their deactivation, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

15 Google

15.1 Google AdSense

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we also use Google AdSense. This is a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

The analysis is enabled through so-called cookies and web beacons. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer and allow the website's usage to be analysed. Web beacons are invisible graphic files, allowing information about the user traffic on the website to be compiled. All information about the use of the website as well as regarding advertisement formats that include your IP address will be sent to Google Inc. and stored there. Contracting partners of Google Inc. may obtain access to this information. The IP address ascertained by Google AdSense will not be combined with other data of Google.

The anonymized data may be forwarded to the USA and stored by Google. We have concluded an agreement with Google, according to which Google only processes your data according to our instructions. This agreement ensures, that your data will be transferred to the US solely on the base of the standard contractual clauses, see the Google Ads Controller-Controller Data Protection Terms for further information. The Google Ads Controller-Controller Data Protection Terms are available here: https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms/

Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

If you do not want any cookies to be stored on your computer, you can change the relevant preferences in your browser (on cookies, see the general part of this declaration). This may however limit the functionality of our pages. By using the website, you consent to the collection of the aforementioned information in the described manner. By using the website, you further agree to the transfer of the information to Google Inc. for the purpose described above.

For the general approach to cookies and their deactivation as well as regarding the passing of data to third parties, particularly to the USA, we refer you to our general information in this Privacy Policy.

16 Website Analysis

16.1 WP Statistics

Based on our legitimate interest in a technologically perfect online offering and its design and optimisation in an economically efficient manner pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR, we use WP Statistics, a web analysis tool provided by Veronalabs, 5460 West Main Street, Verona, NY 13478, USA.

We have hosted WP Statistics internally, hence no data will be passed on to third parties. Nor does the WP Statistics Plugin use any cookies, so that we are not collecting more data than is produced anyway when you access a website on the internet. This information will be collected in an anonymised form, so that we cannot attribute it to you personally. In that way, we collect for example your usage data, i.e. IP address, referring site, your search engine, browser version or your country and your city.

17 Our Social Media Fan Page(s) - General Information

Beside our website, we also use fan page(s) on social media platforms. Above, we have already informed you about the data processing on our website and we have in particular made sure that the fact alone that you access our website is not yet forwarded to the social media platform. Following the ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018 about social media presences, we want to inform you about the data processing during your visit to our social media fan page(s):

On the basis of our legitimate interest in a timely customer communication pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR as well as for advertising and public relations purposes, we present ourselves and our offers on social media fan page(s).

Our social media fan page(s) usually can be accessed online independently of you having a user account with the relevant platform or not. But in either case, your data will be processed by the social media platform.

Each time the social media platform is accessed, your IP address will be collected and stored. Usually, a cookie will also be placed on your page, which will save your visit and further data about your visit to the social media platform.

If you are logged in with the social media platform, your visit will also be spotted by a cookie or through other technological means and will be attributed to your user account. Thus, the social media platform is usually able to analyse your user behaviour. In this process, a user profile with your interests is generated, which the social media platform will use to provide you with a user experience tailored to your interests, in particular advertisement tailored to your interests within and outside of the social media platform – even across different devices, if applicable. Your data may also be used for market research. For the details, we refer you to the following privacy policies of the social media platform(s) used by us.

We can usually also use the data of the social media platform in order to allow you to use our fan page in accordance with your interests or to approach you with advertising.

When you interact with our fan page and if you are logged in with the relevant social media platform, according to the social media page's terms of use, we can usually also recognise your user profile and see your content.
If you do not want this, we point you to our explanations about cookies above, with general information about cookies and their deactivation. There, we have laid out in general terms how you can prevent or limit cookies being stored on your devices. Further information about the respective social media platform can be found hereinafter.

According to the aforementioned ECJ ruling dated 5 June 2018, we are always jointly responsible for our social media fan page(s) together with the relevant social media platform. This means that you may also exercise your general rights, which we have listed in detail above under the heading “Users' Rights”, against us. To that purpose, we refer you to our contact details at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Please keep in mind, though, that we have no conclusive knowledge of the exact scope of the processing of your data by the social media platform and have even less influence on it. Therefore, we kindly ask you to contact the relevant social media platform in the first place regarding your rights.

We generally leave your data on the social media platform and do not import it onto our server. But if that should occur, our general information regarding the storage period will apply.

Further information about the processing of your data and the storage period on the social media platform can be found in the respective privacy policy of the social media platform, which we have listed hereinafter.

17.1 Facebook

We present ourselves on the social media platform Facebook.

Joint Responsibility
Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland
Contact
Contact Data Protection Officer

If you open our fan page on Facebook, your data will be forwarded to the USA.

Facebook has concluded an agreement with us https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum about our shared responsibility for processing the data, in which it recognises its primary responsibility and guarantees in particular that you can exercise your right to information, as described in the general part.

You may obtain more information from Facebook's privacy policy at: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA.
Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

Facebook also provides us with statistics as part of "Facebook Insights" for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Facebook considerably and in different ways.

Here you can make changes to your timeline, i.e. what can be seen about you and your page (while being logged in to facebook).

And you can change your advertisement preferences here.

17.2 Instagram

We have a presence on the social media platform Instagram. Instagram is now owned by Facebook.

Jointly Responsible
Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd.
4 Grand Canal Square
Grand Canal Harbour
Dublin 2 Ireland.
Contact Data Protection Officer
Your data will be forwarded by Facebook Ireland on the base of the standard contractual clauses to Facebook USA. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

We have neither knowledge of, nor any influence on the possible collection and processing of your data by Facebook and Instagram. Further information can be found in Instagram's privacy policy at https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy.
Instagram and Facebook also provide us with statistics as part of "Facebook Insights" for the purpose of targeted advertising. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data include information like interaction with our page, such as likes, page activities, video views, reach of our posts, comments, sharing of content, clicks on offers or further information on our fan page as well as statistical data about those interacting, such as gender, origin by country, city and language. The same applies to groups which we may manage.
When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Instagram considerably and in different ways.
Your content, i.e. what is visible of you and your profile, can be changed here: https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/privacy_and_security/.

17.3 Twitch

We present ourselves on the social media platform Twitch. Together with us, this is the jointly responsible party for your data:
Twitch Interactive Inc.
350 Bush Street, San Francisco CA 94104, USA

When using this provider, it may happen that your data is transferred to the USA. However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. According to the GDPR and the EuGH, this is a legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA. This applies in particular since the US Presidential Decree of 07.10.2022. 

You can find more information in Twitch's privacy policy at https://www.twitch.tv/p/de- en/legal/privacy-notice/.
Twitch also provides us with statistics. These are generated without our intervention and made available to us. The data includes, for example, interactions as well as statistical data.
You can strongly influence the processing of your data on Twitch in various respects if you are logged in. You can find more information about this here: https://www.twitch.tv/p/de-de/legal/privacy-choices/.

17.4 Twitter

We have a presence on the social media platform Twitter.

Jointly Responsible
Twitter International Company
Attn: Data Protection Officer
One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street
Dublin 2, D02 AX07 Ireland
Contact


When using this provider, it may happen that your data is transferred to the USA. However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. According to the GDPR and the EuGH, this is a legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA. This applies in particular since the US Presidential Decree of 07.10.2022.

We have concluded an data processing agreement with this provider, according to which this provider will only process your data on our behalf within the scope of the GDPR and according to our instructions. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

Twitter also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by Twitter considerably and in different ways.

Here you can change your privacy settings on Twitter.

17.5 YouTube

We have a presence on the social media platform YouTube.
Together with us, this is the entity responsible for your data:

YouTube LLC ,
901 Cherry Avenue,
San Bruno,
CA 94066
United States,
represented by
Google Ireland Limited
Gordon House
Barrow Street
Dublin 4
Irland
Contact

When using this provider, it may happen that your data is transferred to the USA. However, we have ensured that your data is only transferred to the USA on the basis of a contract in accordance with the standard contractual clauses. According to the GDPR and the EuGH, this is a legal basis for the transfer of data to the USA. Furthermore this provider is certified according to the EU-US Data Privacy Framework. This means that the transfer of data to the USA is possible in a legally secure manner on the basis of the adequacy decision concluded on 10.07.2023.

Further information can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy .

YouTube also provides us with statistics. These are created without our participation and then provided to us. The data will include interactions, for example, as well as statistical data.

When you are logged in, you can influence the processing of your data by YouTube considerably and in different ways.

You can change your general privacy settings here.
And you can change your advertisement preferences here.


This is our current valid privacy policy from 21.04.2024