Privacy policy

1. Data protection at a glance

General notes

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. You can find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our privacy policy below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website? The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the imprint of this website. How do we collect your data? On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be data that you enter into a contact form, for example. Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system or time the page was accessed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. What do we use your data for? Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour. What rights do you have regarding your data? You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time about this and other questions on the subject of data protection at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, your browsing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This happens mainly with cookies and with so-called analytics programs. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually anonymous; the browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this privacy policy.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these web pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy. When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose. We would like to point out that data transmission on the internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. The complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the data controller

The data controller for this website is: Rafael Luge Kopf & Stift – Rafael Luge Südhang 3, 01723 Mohorn phone: 015730300402 Email: info@kopfundstift.de. The data controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.)

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your previously-granted consent at any time. For this purpose an informal communication by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the State Data Protection Commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the Data Protection Commissioners and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transfer

You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only take place as far as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in the address line. If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of the web pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that advertising material is sent, for example through spam emails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The web pages use ‘cookies’ in parts. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our site more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are ‘session cookies’. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit. You can set your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and to allow cookies only in specific cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited. Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions you require (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The provider of the web pages automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • browser type and version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • hostname of the accessing computer
  • time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent. The processing of the data entered in the contact form is thus exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose an informal communication by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data-processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation. The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request that we delete it, revoke your consent for storage, or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Comment function on this website

For the comment function on this website, in addition to your comment, information about the time the comment was created and, if you are not posting anonymously, the user name you have chosen, are saved. Storage of IP address: Our comment function stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. Since we do not check comments on our site before they are posted, we need this data to be able to take action against the author in case of violations of rights such as insults or propaganda. Duration of storage of comments: The comments and related data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content is completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. insulting comments). Legal basis: The storage of the comments is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke any consent you have given at any time. For this purpose an informal communication by email to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out shall not be affected by the revocation.

4. Social media

Facebook plugins (like & share buttons)

Our web pages integrate plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the ‘like’ button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook ‘like’ button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign visits to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find more information on this in the Facebook Data Policy at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our website. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the ‘retweet’ function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the website, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, please see the Twitter privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google+ plugin

Our web pages use Google+ functions. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: The Google+ button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button allows you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave for the +1 content and information about the page you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be displayed as a link along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or in other locations on websites and online ads. Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google’s services to you and others. In order to use the Google+ button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you’ve used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you. Use of the information collected: In addition to the purposes explained above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity and may share these statistics with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliated websites.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both their website and their advertising. IP anonymisation: We have activated the IP anonymisation feature on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. Browser plugin: You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Objection to data collection: You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information during future visits to this site:

Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de. Contract data processing: We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use ‘Google reCAPTCHA’ (hereinafter ‘reCAPTCHA’) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website by the website visitor or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting their web presence from abusive automated spying and from spam. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy, please see the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

6. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of this website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. For more information on how we handle user data, please see the YouTube privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Vimeo

Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. When you visit one of our web pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. This tells the Vimeo server which of our web pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transferred to the Vimeo server in the USA. If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account. For more information on how we handle user data, please see the Vimeo privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

This site uses ‘web fonts’, provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a web page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. This informs Google that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer. For more information about Google Fonts, please see: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. You can find more information on how we handle user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.