Privacy Policy

Data Protection

Our data protection policy (version dated 27 September 2022 – 221102896) explains in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and the DSG [“Datenschutzgesetz”: Austrian Data Protection Act] which information we collect, how we use data and which options are available to you as a visitor to this website. Although it is hard to provide such explanations without using technical language, we have tried to keep our explanations as plain and simple as possible.

Automatic Data Storage

Whenever you visit a website, certain information is created and stored automatically. Our website is no different. When you visit our website, as you are now doing, our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically stores data such as: ‍ i) the address (URL) of the website you visit ii) browser and browser version iii) the operating system you use iv) the address (URL) of the last site you visited (referrer URL) v) the host name and IP address of the device you are using to access the website vi) date and time in files (web server log files). Web server log files are usually stored for two weeks and are then automatically deleted. We do not share these data, but we cannot guarantee that they will not be accessed illegally.

Storage Of Personal Data

We only use any personal data which you provide to us electronically on this website, such as your name, email address, address or other personal particulars provided on a form or when commenting on a blog together with the time and IP address for the stated purpose. We will store your data securely and will not share it with third parties. This means we only use your personal data to communicate with visitors who expressly consent to being contacted and to process the services and products offered on this website. We do not share these data without your consent, but we cannot guarantee that they will not be accessed illegally. We are unable to guarantee the secure transfer and protection of any personal data you send us by email, i.e., outside of this website. We recommend that you encrypt all confidential data you send by email.

Your Rights Under The General Data Protection Regulation

You are entitled to the following rights under the GDPR and the Austria Data Protection Act (DSG): ‍ i) Right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR)Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) (Article 17 GDPR) ii) Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR) iii) Right to notification – notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (Article 19 GDPR) iv) Right to data portability (Article 20 GDPR) v) Right to object (Article 21 GDPR) vi) Right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling (Article 22 GDPR) If you believe that the processing of your data breaches data protection legislation or otherwise violates your data protection rights, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the Data Protection Authority at

Analysis Of Website Traffic

In the data protection policy below we explain whether and how we analyze data collected during your visit to this website. Such data are generally analyzed anonymously and we are unable to determine your identity on the basis of your behavior on this website. You can find out more about how to object to an analysis of traffic data in the following data protection policy.

Tls Encrypton With Https

We use https to transfer data privately over the internet (data protection by design Article 25 (1) GDPR). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol to securely transfer data over the internet, we can guarantee the protection of confidential data. The small lock symbol in the top left corner of the browser and the use of the https prefix (instead of http) in our internet address show you that your data have been transferred securely.


Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data. Below we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection policy. What are cookies? To surf the internet you have to use a browser, such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser, called cookies. There is no question about it, cookies are useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. To be precise, they use HTTP cookies. There are also other kinds of cookies for different kinds of applications. HTTP cookies are tiny files which our website stores on your computer. These cookie files are automatically saved in the cookie folder, which you can imagine as your browser’s “brain.” A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes have to be specified in addition. Cookies store certain pieces of information about you, such as your preferred language or personal page settings. The next time you visit our website, your browser sends this user information back to us. By placing cookies, our website knows who you are and can apply your standard settings. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, while in others, such as Firefox, all cookies are stored in a single file. There are two types of cookie: first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are the cookies created directly by our website, whereas third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g., Google Analytics). Every cookie is different as it stores a different amount of information. The lifetime of a cookie can range from a few minutes to several years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other type of malware, nor can they access any information on your PC. Here is an example of the data contained in a cookie: Name: _ga Value: GA1.2.1326744211.152221102896 Purpose: to identify visitors to a website Expiry date: after two years A browser should be able to support these minimum key sizes: i) At least 4096 bytes per cookie ii) At least 50 cookies per domain iii) At least 3,000 cookies in total What kinds of cookies are there? The specific type of cookie we deploy depends on the services used and is explained in the following sections of the data protection policy. Below we briefly describe the different kinds of HTTP cookies. There are four different types: ‍ Strictly necessary cookiesThese are cookies that are vital to ensure the basic functionality of the website. For example, these cookies are needed when a user places a product in the shopping cart and then visits other websites before returning to the checkout. These cookies prevent the products in the shopping cart from being deleted even when the user closes their browser window. Performance cookies These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. They can also measure the page load time and performance of the website in different browsers. Functionality cookies These cookies help to improve the user experience by storing locations, font sizes or data in forms, for example. Advertising cookies These cookies are also known as targeting cookies and help to show advertisements that are relevant to the user. This can be very useful, but also very annoying. The first time you visit a website you will usually be asked which types of cookies you wish to allow. And of course, your choice is also stored in a cookie. How can I delete cookies? You, and you alone, decide how and whether you use cookies. No matter which service or which website cookies come from, you can always choose to either delete cookies, allow only some cookies or disable them. For example, you could opt out of third-party cookies, but allow all others. If you want to find out which cookies have been stored in your browser or if you want to change or delete your cookie settings, you can go to your browser settings: ‍Chrome: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome ‍Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari ‍Firefox: Clear cookies and site data in Firefox ‍Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies ‍Microsoft Edge: Delete and manage cookies ‍ ‍If you do not want to have any cookies at all, you can set up your browser to notify you each time a website wants to place a cookie. Then you can decide whether or not you want to allow that cookie. The procedure will depend on your browser. We recommend that you search for instructions in Google by entering the search term “delete cookies Chrome” or “disable cookies Chrome” if you have a Chrome browser, replacing “Chrome” with the name of your browser, e.g., Edge, Firefox, Safari, instead you use a different browser. How is my data privacy ensured? The EU Cookie Directive was issued in 2009. It specifies that the visitor to a website (you, that is) has to give their consent before cookies can be stored. However, this Directive has met with very different responses in the various EU member states. In Austria, it is implemented in Sec. 96 (3) TKG [“Telekommunikationsgesetz”: Austrian Telecommunications Act]. If you want to learn more about cookies and are not put off by technical documentation, we recommend you read the request for comments by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) called “HTTP State Management Mechanism” at


We host our website with Typedream. The provider is Govest, Inc. (hereinafter: Typedream). When you visit our website, Typedream collects various log files including your IP addresses. Typedream is a tool for creating and hosting websites. Typedream stores cookies or other recognition technologies that are necessary for the presentation of the page, to provide certain website functions and to ensure security (necessary cookies). For details, please refer to Typedream privacy policy:

EU & Swiss Privacy Policy | Webflow 43. ‍ The use of Typedream is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in ensuring that our website is presented as reliably as possible. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user's terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time. Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: EU & Swiss Privacy Policy | Typedream 43. Order processing We have concluded a contract on order processing (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the DSGVO. We do not use Typedream, nor have we instructed Typedream, to collect, analyse or process user data. If Typedream transfers data to companies outside Europe (e.g. to the USA), Typedream has taken contractual and technical precautions to ensure compliance with the European data protection principles. However, when personal data is processed outside Europe, it may in individual cases be the case that the rights of EU citizens cannot or cannot fully be enforced.


Privacy policy extended

Status: June 18, 2023

Table of the following content


RemoveLabs Ltd. Am Heumarkt 4, 1030 Vienna

Authorized representatives:

Roland Götz

E-mail address:

[email protected]

Processing overview

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed

Categories of affected persons

Processing purposes

Relevant legal bases

The following is an overview of the legal basis of the GDPR on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that in addition to the provisions of the GDPR, national data protection regulations may apply in your or our country of residence or domicile. If, in addition, more specific legal bases are relevant in individual cases, we will inform you of these in the data protection declaration.

In addition to the data protection regulations of the GDPR, national regulations on data protection apply in Austria. These include, in particular, the Federal Act on the Protection of Individuals with regard to the Processing of Personal Data (Data Protection Act - DSG). In particular, the Data Protection Act contains special regulations on the right to information, the right to rectification or erasure, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission, as well as automated decision-making in individual cases.

Transmission of personal data

In the course of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transferred to or disclosed to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons. Recipients of this data may include, for example, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such cases, we comply with the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude appropriate contracts or agreements that serve to protect your data with the recipients of your data.

International data transfers

If we process data in a third country (i.e., outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing takes place in the context of the use of third-party services or the disclosure or transfer of data to other persons, entities or companies, this is only done in accordance with the legal requirements.

Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transfer, we only process or have data processed in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, in the presence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 DSGVO, information page of the EU Commission:

Data deletion

The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as their consents permitted for processing are revoked or other permissions cease to apply (e.g. if the purpose of processing this data has ceased to apply or it is not required for the purpose). If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be limited to these purposes. That is, the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law or whose storage is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person.

Our privacy notices may also contain further information on the retention and deletion of data, which will take precedence for the respective processing operations.

Cookies use

Cookies are small text files or other memory tags that store information on end devices and read information from the end devices. For example, to store the login status in a user account, a shopping cart content in an e-shop, the content accessed or functions used of an online offer. Cookies can also be used for various purposes, e.g. for purposes of functionality, security and convenience of online offers as well as the creation of analyses of visitor flows.

Consent notices: We use cookies in accordance with the law. Therefore, we obtain prior consent from users, except when it is not required by law. In particular, consent is not required if the storage and reading of information, including cookies, are absolutely necessary to provide the telemedia service (i.e., our online offering) expressly requested by users. The strictly necessary cookies usually include cookies with functions related to the display and operability of the online offer , load balancing, security, storage of users' preferences and choices or similar purposes related to the provision of the main and secondary functions of the online offer requested by the users. The revocable consent will be clearly communicated to the users and will contain the information regarding the respective cookie use.

Notes on legal bases under data protection law: The legal basis under data protection law on which we process users' personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask users for consent. If users consent, the legal basis for processing their data is their declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in a business operation of our online offer and improvement of its usability) or, if this is done in the context of the fulfillment of our contractual obligations, if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations. We explain the purposes for which we process the cookies in the course of this privacy policy or as part of our consent and processing procedures.

Storage duration: In terms of storage duration, the following types of cookies are distinguished:

General information on revocation and objection (so-called "opt-out"): Users can revoke the consents they have given at any time and object to processing in accordance with the legal requirements. For this purpose, users can, among other things, restrict the use of cookies in the settings of their browser (whereby this may also restrict the functionality of our online offer). An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be made via the websites and can be declared.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Business services

We process data of our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as "contractual partners") in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g. to answer inquiries.

We process this data in order to fulfill our contractual obligations. These include, in particular, the obligations to provide the agreed services, any update obligations and remedies in the event of warranty and other service disruptions. In addition, we process the data to safeguard our rights and for the purpose of administrative tasks associated with these obligations and company organization. Furthermore, we process the data on the basis of our legitimate interests in proper and business management as well as security measures to protect our contractual partners and our business operations from misuse, endangerment of their data, secrets, information and rights (e.g. for the involvement of telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors, banks, tax and legal advisors, payment service providers or tax authorities). Within the framework of applicable law, we only disclose the data of contractual partners to third parties to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations. Contractual partners will be informed about further forms of processing, e.g. for marketing purposes, within the framework of this data protection declaration.

We inform the contractual partners which data are required for the aforementioned purposes before or in the course of data collection, e.g. in online forms, by special marking (e.g. colors) or symbols (e.g. asterisks or similar), or in person.

We delete the data after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, i.e., in principle after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, e.g., as long as it must be retained for legal archiving reasons. The statutory retention period is ten years for documents relevant under tax law as well as for commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual financial statements, the work instructions required to understand these documents and other organizational documents and accounting records, and six years for received commercial and business letters and reproductions of sent commercial and business letters. The period begins at the end of the calendar year in which the last entry was made in the book, the inventory, the opening balance sheet, the annual financial statements or the management report was prepared, the commercial or business letter was received or sent, or the accounting document was created, furthermore the recording was made or the other documents were created.

Insofar as we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms shall apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Providers and services used in the course of business

As part of our business activities, we use additional services, platforms, interfaces or plug-ins from third-party providers (in short, "services") in compliance with legal requirements. Their use is based on our interests in a proper, lawful and -

Payment method

In the context of contractual and other legal relationships, due to legal obligations or otherwise on the basis of our legitimate interests, we offer data subjects efficient and secure payment options and use other service providers in addition to banks and credit institutions for this purpose (collectively, "payment service providers").

The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data, such as the name and address, bank data, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as the contract, total and recipient-related information. The information is required in order to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered is only processed by the payment service providers and stored with them. I.e., we do not receive any account or credit card related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information of the payment. Under certain circumstances, the payment service providers transmit the data to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. In this regard, we refer to the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of the payment service providers.

The terms and conditions and the data protection notices of the respective payment service providers apply to the payment transactions, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to these for the purpose of further information and assertion of revocation, information and other data subject rights.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Provision of the online offer and web hosting

We process the users' data in order to provide them with our online services. For this purpose, we process the user's IP address, which is necessary to transmit the content and functions of our online services to the user's browser or terminal device.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Registration, login and user account

Users can create a user account. In the course of registration, users are provided with the required mandatory data and processed for the purpose of providing the user account on the basis of contractual obligation fulfillment. The processed data includes in particular the login information (username, password and an e-mail address).

Within the scope of the use of our registration and login functions as well as the use of the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests as well as those of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so.

Users may be informed by e-mail about events relevant to their user account, such as technical changes.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Single sign-on login

Single sign-on" or "single sign-on logon or authentication" refers to procedures that allow users to log on to a provider of single sign-on procedures (e.g., a social network), including our online offering, with the aid of a user account. The prerequisite for single sign-on authentication is that users are registered with the respective single sign-on provider and enter the required access data in the online form provided for this purpose, or are already registered with the single sign-on provider and confirm the single sign-on registration via button.

Authentication takes place directly with the respective single sign-on provider. In the course of such authentication, we receive a user ID with the information that the user is logged in under this user ID at the respective single sign-on provider and an ID that cannot be used by us for other purposes (so-called "user handle"). Whether additional data is transmitted to us depends solely on the single sign-on procedure used, on the data releases selected as part of authentication and also on which data users have released in the privacy or other settings of the user account with the single sign-on provider. Depending on the single sign-on provider and the user's choice, this can be different data, usually the e-mail address and the user name. The password entered as part of the single sign-on procedure with the single sign-on provider is neither visible to us nor is it stored by us.

Users are asked to note that their details stored with us may be automatically matched with their user account with the single sign-on provider, but that this is not always possible or actually occurs. If, for example, the users' e-mail addresses change, they must change them manually in their user account with us.

We may use single sign-on login, if agreed with users, as part of or prior to contract performance, where users have been asked to do so, process it as part of consent, and otherwise use it based on the legitimate interests of us and the interests of users in an effective and secure login system.

Should users ever decide that they no longer wish to use the link of their user account with the single sign-on provider for the single sign-on procedure, they must remove this link within their user account with the single sign-on provider. If users wish to delete their data from us, they must cancel their registration with us.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Contact and request management

When contacting us (e.g. by mail, contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media) as well as in the context of existing user and business relationships, the information of the inquiring persons is processed to the extent necessary to respond to the contact requests and any requested measures.

Communication via messenger

We use messengers for communication purposes and therefore ask you to observe the following information on the functionality of the messengers, on encryption, on the use of the metadata of the communication and on your objection options.

You can also contact us by alternative means, e.g. via telephone or e-mail. Please use the contact options provided to you or the contact options specified within our online offer.

In the case of end-to-end encryption of content (i.e., the content of your message and attachments), please note that the communication content (i.e., the content of the message and attached images) is encrypted from end to end. This means that the content of the messages cannot be viewed, not even by the messenger providers themselves. You should always use an up-to-date version of Messenger with encryption enabled to ensure that message content is encrypted.

However, we also point out to our communication partners that the providers of the messengers cannot view the content, but they can find out that and when communication partners communicate with us and that technical information about the device used by the communication partners and, depending on the settings of their device, also location information (so-called metadata) is processed.

Notes on legal basis: If we ask communication partners for permission before communicating with them via Messenger, the legal basis for our processing of their data is their consent. Otherwise, if we do not ask for consent and they contact us on their own initiative, for example, we use Messenger in relation to our contractual partners and in the context of contract initiation as a contractual measure and, in the case of other interested parties and communication partners, on the basis of our legitimate interests in fast and efficient communication and meeting the needs of our communication partners in communication via Messenger. Furthermore, we would like to point out that we do not transmit the contact data provided to us to the messenger for the first time without your consent.

Revocation, objection and deletion: You can revoke a granted consent at any time.

Chatbots and chat functions

We offer online chats and chatbot functions (collectively referred to as "chat services") as a communication option. A chat is an online conversation conducted with some timeliness. A chatbot is software that answers users' questions or notifies them of messages. When you use our chat features, we may process your personal data.

If you use our chat services within an online platform, your identification number will also be stored within the respective platform. We may also collect information about which users interact with our chat services and when. Furthermore, we store the content of your conversations via the chat services and log registration and consent processes in order to be able to prove them according to legal requirements.

We would like to point out to users that the respective platform provider can find out that and when users communicate with our chat services as well as collect technical information about the device used by the users and, depending on the settings of their device, also location information (so-called metadata) for the purpose of optimizing the respective services and for security purposes. Likewise, the metadata of communication via chat services (i.e., e.g., information about who communicated with whom) may be used by the respective platform providers for marketing purposes or to display advertisements tailored to users in accordance with their terms and conditions, to which we refer for further information.

If users agree with a chatbot to activate information with regular messages, they have the option to unsubscribe from the information at any time in the future. The chatbot instructs users how and with which terms they can unsubscribe from the messages. Unsubscribing from chatbot messages deletes users' data from the list of message recipients.

We use the aforementioned information to operate our chat services, e.g., to address users personally, to respond to their inquiries, to deliver any requested content, and also to improve our chat services (e.g., to "teach" chatbots answers to frequently asked questions -

Newsletter and electronic notifications

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

To subscribe to our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to provide your e-mail address. However, we may ask you to provide a name, for the purpose of personal address in the newsletter, or further information, if this is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter.

Double opt-in procedure: Registration for our newsletter is always carried out in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider are logged.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We may store unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them in order to be able to prove consent formerly given. The processing of this data will be limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time. In the event of obligations to permanently observe objections, we reserve the right to store the e-mail address in a block list (so-called "block list") for this purpose alone.

The logging of the registration process takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of proving its proper course. If we commission a service provider to send e-mails, this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure sending system.


Information about us, our services, promotions and offers.

Web analysis, monitoring and optimization

Web analytics (also referred to as "reach measurement") is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to our online offering and may include behavior, interests or demographic information about visitors, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of reach analysis, we can see, for example, at what time our online offer or its functions or content are most frequently used or invite re-use. Likewise, we can understand which areas require optimization.

In addition to web analytics, we may also use testing procedures, for example, to test and optimize different versions of our online offering or its components.

Unless otherwise stated below, profiles, i.e. data summarized for a usage process, can be created for these purposes and information can be stored in a browser or in a terminal device and read from it. The information collected includes, in particular, websites visited and elements used there as well as technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have agreed to the collection of their location data from us or from the providers of the services we use, location data may also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also stored. However, we use an IP masking procedure (i.e., pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. Generally, in the context of web analysis, A/B testing and optimization, no clear data of the users (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the software used, do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective procedures.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Online marketing

We process personal data for online marketing purposes, which may include, in particular, marketing advertising space or displaying promotional and other content (collectively, "Content") based on users' potential interests and measuring its effectiveness.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar procedures are used, by means of which the information about the user relevant for the presentation of the aforementioned content is stored. This information may include, for example, content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information, such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times and functions used. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this may also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also stored. However, we use available IP masking procedures (i.e., pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear data of the users (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored in the context of the online marketing process, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the online marketing procedures, do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually stored in the cookies or by means of similar procedures. These cookies can later generally also be read on other websites that use the same online marketing procedure and analyzed for the purpose of displaying content as well as supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing procedure provider.

Exceptionally, clear data may be associated with the profiles. This is the case if, for example, the users are members of a social network whose online marketing procedures we use and the network links the users' profiles with the aforementioned data. We ask that you note that users can make additional agreements with the providers, e.g., by giving their consent as part of the registration process.

In principle, we only receive access to summarized information about the success of our advertisements. However, in the context of so-called conversion measurements, we can check which of our online marketing methods have led to a so-called conversion, i.e., for example, to a contract being concluded with us. The conversion measurement is used solely to analyze the success of our marketing measures.

Unless otherwise stated, we ask you to assume that cookies used will be stored for a period of two years.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Affiliate program offer

We offer an affiliate program, i.e., commissions or other benefits (collectively referred to as "commission") to users (referred to as "affiliates") who refer to our offers and services. The referral is made by means of a link or other method (e.g., discount codes) associated with the particular Affiliate that allows us to recognize that the use of our services was based on the referral (collectively, "Affiliate Links").

In order to be able to track whether the users have used our services due to the affiliate links used by the affiliates, it is necessary for us to know that the users have followed an affiliate link. The assignment of the affiliate links to the respective business transactions or other use of our services is solely for the purpose of commission accounting and will be cancelled as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose.

For the purposes of the aforementioned assignment of the affiliate links, the affiliate links can be supplemented by certain values that are a component of the link or can be stored elsewhere, e.g. in a cookie. The values can include in particular the source website (referrer), the time, an online identifier of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier

Customer reviews and evaluation process

We participate in review and rating procedures in order to evaluate, optimize and promote our services. If users rate us or otherwise provide feedback via the participating rating platforms or procedures, the General Terms and Conditions of Business or Use and the privacy notices of the providers also apply. As a rule, the evaluation also requires registration with the respective providers.

In order to ensure that the persons rating have actually used our services, we transmit, with the consent of the customers, the data required for this purpose with regard to the customer and the service used to the respective rating platform (including name, e-mail address and order number or item number). This data is used solely to verify the authenticity of the user.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Presence in social networks (social media)

We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context in order to communicate with users active there or to offer information about us.

We would like to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This may result in risks for the users because, for example, the enforcement of the users' rights could be made more difficult.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on the usage behavior and resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers, in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data independent of the devices used by the users may also be stored in the usage profiles (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed presentation of the respective forms of processing and the options to object (opt-out), we refer to the privacy statements and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we would also like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the users' data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Plugins and embedded functions and content

We integrate functional and content elements into our online offer that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers"). These can be, for example, graphics, videos or city maps (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").

The integration always requires that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is thus required for the presentation of this content or function. We strive to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to analyze information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

Further guidance on processing operations, procedures and services:

Modification and update of the privacy policy

We ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our privacy policy. We adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Where we provide addresses and contact information of companies and organizations in this privacy statement, please note that the addresses may change over time and please check the information before contacting us.