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Privacy Policy

The most important thing first: We do not pass on any personal data of our users to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media website. We do not use social plugins. Data to Google will only be forwarded by us in anonymous form, as required by German law.

Thank you very much for your interest in our company. Data protection is high priority for the management of Aquatuning GmbH. Using the Aquatuning GmbH website is possible without sharing any personal data. However, if a user wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will usually obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a person concerned, always takes place in accordance with the basic data protection regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Aquatuning GmbH. By means of this privacy policy, our company wishes to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

Aquatuning GmbH, as the data controller, has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can in principle have security flaws, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, such as telephone.

 

1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of Aquatuning GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation Giver in the enactment of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. In order to guarantee this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms in this privacy statement, among others:

Personal Data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). A natural person shall be considered identifiable if he can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Data Subject
Data Subject any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

Processing
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organising and sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or association, qualification, erasure or destruction.

Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

Profiling
Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Controller or controller responsible for the processing
Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law. processors Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

Recipient
The recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be considered as recipients.

Third Party
Third party is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor.

Consent
Consent is any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression by the data subject of his or her will in the particular case, in the form of a statement or other unequivocal confirmatory act, indicating that he or she allows the processing of his or her personal data.

 

2. General Information and Mandatory Information

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. *

The Name and Address of the Controller

The person responsible in terms of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is the Data Protection Commissioner:

Aquatuning GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Straße 2
33758 Holte-Stukenbrock Castle
GERMANY

Phone: +49 5207 95846 140
Email:  info@aquatuning.de
Website: https://www.aquatuning.de

Name and Address of Data Protection Officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Stefan Draht
Aquatuning GmbH
Carl-Zeiss-Strasse 2
33758 Holte Stukenbrock Castle
GERMANY

Phone: +49 5207 95846 140
E-Mail:  datenschutz@aquatuning.de
Website: https://www.aquatuning.de

Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

 

3. Rights of the Data Subject

Right to Confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

Right of Access
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to obtain at any time, free of charge, from the controller, information on the personal data relating to him which have been stored and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator has provided the data subject with the following information:

  • The processing purposes
  • The categories of personal data processed
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations
  • Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
  • The existence of a right to the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her or to the limitation of the processing carried out by the controller or of a right to object to such processing • The existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Article 22(1) and (4) of the DS Block Exemption Regulation and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved, the scope and the intended effects of such processing on the data subject

The data subject also has the right to know whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

Right to Rectification
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, in regard to the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

Right to Deletion (Right to be Forgotten)
Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary.

  • The personal data that has been collected for such purposes or processed in any other way for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The data subject withdraws his consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR there is no other legal basis for the processing.
  • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
  • Personal data have been processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
  • The personal data has been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the reasons mentioned above applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at Aquatuning GmbH deleted, he can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer of Aquatuning GmbH or another employee will arrange for the request for deletion to be complied with immediately.

If the personal data has been made public by Aquatuning GmbH and if our company is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Article 17(1) of GDPR, Aquatuning GmbH will take the appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data from these other persons responsible for data processing, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of Aquatuning GmbH or another employee will take the necessary steps in individual cases.

Right to Limitation of Processing
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to request the controller to limit the processing if one of the following conditions is met:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time which allows the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
  • The data subject has lodged an objection against the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at Aquatuning GmbH, they can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time. The data protection officer of Aquatuning GmbH or another employee will initiate the restriction of the processing.

Right to Data Transferability
Any data subject involved in the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation, to obtain personal data concerning him or her which has been provided by the data subject to a controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It shall also have the right to communicate such data to another controller without interference from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent referred to in Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR or on a contract referred to in Article 6(1)(b) GDPR and that the processing is carried out by automated means, provided that the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

Furthermore, when exercising the right to data transferability pursuant to Article 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one responsible person to another responsible person, insofar as this is technically feasible and insofar as this does not impair the rights and freedoms of other persons.

In order to assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned may at any time contact the data protection officer appointed by Aquatuning GmbH or another employee.

Right to Object
Any data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to object at any time, for reasons related to his/her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him/her on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Aquatuning GmbH will no longer process personal data in the event of objection, unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If Aquatuning GmbH processes personal data in order to conduct direct advertising, the person concerned has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling in so far as it is related to such direct marketing. If the person concerned objects to Aquatuning GmbH processing the data for purposes of direct marketing, Aquatuning GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right to object to the processing of personal data relating to him by Aquatuning GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) GDPR for reasons arising from his particular situation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

To exercise the right to object, the person concerned can contact the data protection officer of Aquatuning GmbH or another employee directly. The data subject shall also be free to exercise his right of objection in relation to the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

SSL or TLS encryption*
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests you send to us as a site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties according to the current status.

Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Any data subject has the right under the European Directive and Regulation not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects upon him or her or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or national law or by the Member States to which the data controller is subject and which provides for adequate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is taken with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or the fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the responsible person or (2) is made with the explicit consent of the data subject, Aquatuning GmbH takes appropriate measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the responsible person, to present one's own position and to contest the decision.

If the data subject wishes to exercise rights relating to automated decisions, he or she may at any time contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller for this purpose.

Right to Revoke Consent Under Data Protection Law
Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation maker, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise his/her right to revoke his/her consent, he/she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the data controller at any time.

Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period of time necessary to achieve its purpose or where provided for by the European directive and regulation maker or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulation giver or another competent legislator expires, the personal data shall be blocked or deleted routinely and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

 

4. Data Collection on our Website

External Hosting *
This website is hosted by an external service provider. Personal information collected on this website is stored on the host's servers. This may include IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication information, contract information, contact information, names, web page views, and other information generated by a website.

The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfil its performance obligations and follow our instructions with regard to this data.

In order to guarantee processing in compliance with data protection regulations, we have concluded an order processing contract with our host.

Cookie
The Aquatuning GmbH website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, Aquatuning GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services, which would not be possible without the setting of cookies.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised to the interests of the user. Cookies enable us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter their login data each time they visit the website because this is taken over by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping basket in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping basket via a cookie.

Any person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser, it is possible that not all functions of our website will be fully usable.

Collection of General Data and Information
The Aquatuning GmbH website collects with each visit of the website by an affected person or an automated system a set of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used can be recorded, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-sites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used to avert dangers in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information Aquatuning GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. This information is needed (1) to correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) to optimize the content and advertising of our website, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated by Aquatuning GmbH both statistically and with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimum level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by the person concerned.

Ability to Contact us Via the Website
The Aquatuning GmbH website contains, due to legal regulations, information which allows a quick electronic contact to our company as well as a direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject shall be automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purposes of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

Request by E-mail, Telephone or Fax *
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request including all personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is processed based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. If your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on your consent Article 6 (1) GDPR and / or on our legitimate interests Article 6 (1) GDPR, since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us.

The data sent to us by you via contact requests will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - shall remain unaffected.

Registration on our Website
The data subject shall have the ability to register on the website of the controller by providing personal data. The personal data transmitted to the data controller is determined by the respective input mask used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the data controller and for its own purposes. The controller may arrange for the data to be disclosed to one or more processors, such as a parcel service provider, who will also use the personal data solely for internal purposes attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the data controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the Internet service provider (ISP), the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of these data takes place against the background that only so the abuse of our services can be prevented, and these data make if necessary possible to clear up committed crimes. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to safeguard the data controller. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or unless the data is used for criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject by voluntarily providing personal data serves the purpose of the data controller to offer the data subject contents or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the data controller.

The data controller shall provide any data subject at any time upon request with information as to which personal data relating to the data subject are stored. Furthermore, the data controller shall correct or delete personal data at the request or notice of the data subject, provided that this does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. A data protection officer named in this privacy statement and the entire staff of the controller shall be available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

Information about order status via SMS *
In your customer account you have the possibility to activate the order status of your transacted orders via SMS via checkbox. This is not necessary to complete an order. If you would like to use our service to receive information about your order status via SMS, you will need to consent to the checkbox provided and to the collection, storage and processing of your mobile number. We do not pass on this data without your consent. By agreeing to the checkbox provided, you confirm that you are also over 16 years of age. The legal basis for the collection, storage and processing of data is Article 6 (1) GDPR if the user has given his consent. You can revoke the storage of your data at any time. For this purpose, an informal notification by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data provided by you will remain with us until you request deletion or revoke storage. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Legal Basis for Processing
Article 6 (1) GDPR serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, such as in cases of inquiries caused by our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our business was injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations are based on Article 6 (1) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not predominate. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

Legitimate Interests in the Processing Pursued by the Controller or by a Third Party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) GDPR, our legitimate interest is the conduct of our business for the benefit of all our employees and shareholders.

Duration for Which the Personal Data Will be Stored
The criteria for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of this period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted unless they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract.

Legal or Contractual Provisions Governing the Provision of Personal Data; Necessity for the Conclusion of the Contract; Obligation of the Data Subject to Provide the Personal Data; Possible Consequences of Not Providing the Data
We will inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that a person concerned makes personal data available to us which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the data subject. Before the data subject provides personal data, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer informs the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of a contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the non-availability of the personal data would have.

Existence of an Automated Decision-Making Process
As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

Data transmission at contract conclusion for online shops, dealers and goods dispatch *
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary within the framework of contract processing, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution commissioned with the handling of payments. A further transmission of the data will not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.

The basis for data processing is Article 6(1) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

5. Analysis Tools and Advertising

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Analytics (With Anonymization Function)
The data controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behaviour of visitors to Internet sites. A web analysis service collects data on, among other things, from which website a person concerned has accessed a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for the web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition is used by Google to shorten and anonymise the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned if access to our Internet pages is from a Member State of the European Union or from another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us showing the activities on our website and to provide other services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed which is operated by the data controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, it is possible for the person concerned to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout . This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to Internet pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject's information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the person concerned or by another person within his/her sphere of control, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and Google's applicable privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_en/analytics/.

Order Processing*
We have concluded an order processing contract with Google and fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Demographic Features of Google Analytics *
This website uses the "demographic features" feature of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain statements about the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. This data comes from interest-related advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described under "Objection to data collection".

Deactivate Google Analytics.

 

Google Remarketing Privacy Policy on the Use and Usage of Google Remarketing
The data controller has integrated Google Remarketing services into this website. Google Remarketing is a Google AdWords feature that enables a company to display advertisements to Internet users who have previously been on the company's website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-related advertisements and consequently to display advertisements of interest to the Internet user.

Google Remarketing services are operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is to display advertisements that are relevant to your interests. Google Remarketing allows us to display advertisements through the Google advertising network or on other websites that are tailored to the individual needs and interests of Internet users.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The setting of cookies enables Google to recognize visitors to our website who subsequently visit websites that are also members of the Google advertising network. Each time a website is accessed on which the Google Remarketing service has been integrated, the Internet browser of the person concerned automatically identifies itself to Google. As part of this technical process, Google obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, among other things, to display advertisements relevant to the interests of the user.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned can object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the link https://adssettings.google.com/  from any of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

For more information and to review Google's current privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=us

The data collected in your Google Account is only collected on the basis of your consent, which you can give or revoke at Google (Article 6 (1) lit. A. GDPR) In the case of data collection processes that are not merged into your Google Account (e.g. because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to the merging), the data collection is based on Article 6 (1) lit.F GDPR. The justified interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymous analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes. *

Privacy Policy for the Use of Google Adwords
The person responsible for the processing has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to serve ads both in Google's search engine results and on the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google's search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword relevant search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to relevant Internet sites using an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the keywords defined beforehand. The company operating the Google AdWords services is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying advertisements of interest on the websites of third parties and in the search results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google advertisement, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and does not serve to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, such as the shopping cart of an online shop system, has been accessed on our website. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated a turnover, i.e. completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the individual concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the Internet pages visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may share this personal information collected through the technical process with third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time, as described above, by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the person concerned has the opportunity to object to the interest-related advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the link www.google.com/settings/ads  from any of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

For more information and to review Google's current privacy policy, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=us

 

6. Newsletter

Subscribing to our Newsletter
On the of Aquatuning GmbH website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. Personal data is transferred to the person responsible for processing when subscribing to the newsletter from the input mask used for this purpose.

The Aquatuning GmbH informs its customers and business partners in regular intervals by means of a newsletter about offers from the company. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail in the double opt-in procedure will be sent to the e-mail address entered for the first time by a person concerned for the purpose of sending the newsletter. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address of the person concerned has authorised receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) to the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date and therefore serves to legally safeguard the data controller.

The personal data collected as part of a newsletter registration will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail, if necessary, to outline any changes to the operation of the newsletter, changes in offers, or changes to the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the person concerned has given us for the newsletter dispatch, can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking your consent, you will find a corresponding link in every newsletter. It is also possible at any time to unsubscribe from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the data controller or to inform the data controller of this in any other way.

Newsletter Tracking
The newsletters of Aquatuning GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded pixel, Aquatuning GmbH can recognize if and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail were accessed by the affected person.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the data controller in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent submitted via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. The Aquatuning GmbH automatically interprets a deregistration from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

 

7. Plugins and Tools *

Google Customer Reviews
Google reviews are used to display the customer rating that the website provider received through Google. When Google customer reviews are viewed, the web server automatically saves data in a server log. These include, for example, the type of use and duration of the Google service, the IP address, data on device events, browser type and language, etc., as well as the type and duration of the service. Further personal data will be transferred to Google if you decide to use Google products (e.g. evaluation via Google customer reviews) after completing an order or if you have already registered for the use. In this case, Google's privacy policy applies: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=us

Integration of the Trusted Shop Trustbadge
The Trusted Shops Trustbadge is integrated on this website to display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and the possibly collected evaluations as well as to offer the Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order.

This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in an optimal marketing of our offer within the framework of a weighing of interests. The Trustbadge and the services applied for thereby are an offer of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne.

When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file which contains, for example, your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. These access data are not evaluated and are automatically overwritten at the latest seven days after the end of your page visit.

Further personal data will only be transferred to Trusted Shops if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after placing an order or if you have already registered for use. In this case, the contractual agreement made between you and Trusted Shops applies.

Billiger.de Intergration
For the purpose of tracking orders and billing purposes for customers, we store information in the server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to billiger.de . This information includes: Browser type and browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, host name of the accessing computer, time of server request and IP address. The server log files are automatically deleted after 30 days.

A graphic pixel generates a referrer URL. From this billiger.de collects and stores  the shop ID, order numbers and the total shopping cart value for billing purposes with the partner shop

The storage and analysis of the data takes place on the basis of Article. 6 (1) Ff of theGDPR. The shop operator has a justified interest to analyze information about transacted orders and to optimize the offer of goods on the basis of the data and to account for it with the used services.

 

8. Payment Providers and Resellers

Payment method: PayPal
The data controller has integrated PayPal components into this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the person concerned selects "PayPal" as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transmission of personal data necessary for the processing of the payment.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. Personal data related to the respective order are also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract.

The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for the processing will transfer personal data to PayPal if there is a justified interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the data controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may share the personal information with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfil its contractual obligations or to process the information on behalf of PayPal.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke their consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal's current privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Method of Payment: Klarna *
On our website we offer payment with Klarna's services. The supplier is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter 'Klarna').

Klarna offers various payment options (e.g. hire purchase). If you decide to pay with Klarna (Klarna checkout solution), Klarna will collect various personal data from you. Details can be found in Klarna's privacy policy under the following link: h https://www.klarna.com/us/privacy-notice/

Klarna uses cookies to optimise the use of the Klarna checkout solution. The optimisation of the checkout solution constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) lit. F GDPR. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device and do not cause any damage. They remain on your device until you delete them. Details on the use of Klarna cookies can be found at the following link: https://www.klarna.com/uk/cookie-policy/.

The transfer of your data to Klarna is based on Article 6 (1) lit. A GDPR (consent) and Article 6 (1) lit. B GDPR (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). You have the possibility to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the effectiveness of past data processing operations.

Payment Method: Sofortüberweisung
The data controller has integrated Sofortüberweisung components on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure through which the online merchant immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order has been placed. The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the person concerned selects "Sofortüberweisung" as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data necessary for the processing of the payment.

In the case of purchase processing via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. After a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data, Sofortüberweisung then makes a transfer to the online merchant to check the account coverage. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatically notified to the online merchant.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is first name, surname, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The purpose of data transmission is to process payments and prevent fraud. The data controller will transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred to credit agencies by Sofortüberweisung. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or if the data are to be processed on behalf of the customer.

The person concerned has the possibility to revoke his/her consent to the handling of personal data at any time against Sofortüberweisung. A revocation does not affect personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing. The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.sofort.com/gerDE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/ .

Payment method: SEPA Direct Debit*
On our website we offer payment by SEPA Direct Debit. The bank data provided by you will be stored and processed internally based on Article 6 (1) lit. B GDPR (processing for the fulfilment of a contract). Your data will not be passed on to third parties as long as outstanding claims are settled regularly and are used exclusively for billing contractual services. Only in the case of outstanding claims do we reserve the right, after prior notification, to involve a debt collection service provider or legal remedy, in which case first name, surname, full address as well as e-mail and telephone number and outstanding claim amount will also be transmitted to the aforementioned office.

You have the option of withdrawing your consent to the SEPA Direct Debit Mandate at any time. Please note, however, that this has no effect on the contractual obligations, i.e. services of the contract must continue to be paid.

 

 

 


This data protection declaration was created on 18.05.2018 with the help of the data protection declaration generator of the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft for Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as an external data protection officer for Munich, in cooperation with the Cologne IT and data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.

The sections marked with a * were created in cooperation with Webcellent GmbH.