With the following information we inform you about the contents of our
newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation
procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter you
agree to the receipt and the described procedures.
Contents of the newsletter
We will only send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications
containing advertising information (hereinafter "newsletters") with the consent
of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are
specifically described within the scope of a registration, they are decisive
for the consent of the users.
Double-Opt-In and logging
The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in
procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail
asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so
that no one can log in with other e-mail addresses.
Subscriptions to the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the
registration process in accordance with legal requirements. This includes the
storage of the login and confirmation time, as well as the IP address.
Also the changes of your data stored with MailChimp are logged.
Use of the "MailChimp" shipping service
The newsletter is sent via "MailChimp", a newsletter distribution platform
of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000,
Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
The e-mail addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as their further
data described in the context of these notes, are stored on the servers of
MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate
the newsletter on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp can use this data
according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services,
e.g. to technically optimize the sending and presentation of the newsletter
or for economic purposes, in order to determine from which countries the
recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter
recipients to write them down or pass them on to third parties.
We trust in the reliability and IT and data security of MailChimp.
MailChimp is certified under the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield"
and thus commits itself to comply with EU data protection regulations.
Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp.
This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of
our users, to process them on our behalf in accordance with their data
protection regulations and in particular not to pass them on to third parties.
The data protection regulations of MailChimp can be viewed here.
To subscribe to the newsletter, simply enter your e-mail address.
Optionally, we ask you to enter your first and last name. This information
is only used to personalize the newsletter. Furthermore, we also ask you
to optionally indicate your date of birth, gender and industry. We only use
this information to adapt the contents of the newsletter to the interests of
Statistical surveys and analyses
The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file
that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened.
Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information
about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of
retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to technically
improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and
their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be
determined using the IP address) or access times.
The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters
are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical
reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients.
However, it is neither our endeavor, nor that of MailChimp, to observe
individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the
reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them or to send
different contents according to the interests of our users.
Online access and data management
There are cases, in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the
web pages of MailChimp. For example, our newsletters contain a link with
which the newsletter recipients can call up the newsletters online
(e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore,
newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, e.g. the e-mail
on their site.
In this context we pointed out that cookies are used on the websites
of MailChimp and thus personal data are processed by MailChimp,
its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no
influence on this data collection. Further information can be found in
attention to the possibilities of objecting to the collection of data for
advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).
You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke
your consent. At the same time your consents to its dispatch via MailChimp
and the statistical analyses expire. A separate cancellation of the dispatch
via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible.
You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.
Legal basis in the General Data Protection Regulation
In accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)
valid from 25 May 2018, we inform you that your consents to the sending of
e-mail addresses are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO and § 7 para. 2 no. 3
and para. 3 UWG. The use of the shipping service provider MailChimp, carrying
out statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration
procedure, are based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f
DSGVO. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system
that serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users.
We would also like to point out that you can object to the future
processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with the
statutory provisions of Art. 21 DSGVO. The objection may be lodged in
particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.