Privacy Policy

I. Name and address of the data controller

The legally obliged entity within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and other National Data Protection Acts of the Member States and other data protection regulations of the website(s) stated below is:

Medien Koch UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Goethestr. 5

73666 Baltmannsweiler

Tel.: +49 7153 5575-19

Fax: +49 7153 5575-21

info@gebrauchte-veranstaltungstechnik.de

www.gebrauchte-veranstaltungstechnik.de

II. General information concerning data processing

1. The extent of processing of personal data

In principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website, content and services. The collection and use of the personal data of our users take place regularly but only with the user’s consent. An exception shall apply in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for reasons beyond our control and where the processing of data is permitted by legal regulations.

2. The lawful basis for processing personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent for the processing of personal data from the data subject, Art. 6 §1 lit. a of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

Article 6 §1 lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the person concerned is a party. This shall also apply to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 §1 lit. c of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as a legal basis.

In the event that the interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitates the processing of personal data, Art. 6 §1 lit. d of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the party concerned do not outweigh the first mentioned interest, Art. 6 §1 lit. f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. Data deletion and storage duration

The personal data of the party in question will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage is no longer required. In addition, data storage may take place if provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other regulations to which the entity legally responsible for data protection is subject to. Blocking or deletion of data also takes place when a storage period prescribed by the previously mentioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion of a contract or the fulfillment of the contract.

III. Provision of the Website and Creation of Log Files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Every time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.

The following data is hereby collected:

  • Information about the type of browser and the version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s internet service provider
  • The user’s IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user's system accesses our website
  • Websites accessed by the user's system through our website

The data is also stored in our system’s log files. Storage of this data does not take place jointly with other personal data of the user.

2. The legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the user’s IP address by the website’s system is necessary to allow delivery of the website to the user’s computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

Storage in log files is there to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place.

For these purposes, we have legitimate interests in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

4. Duration of storage

Data will be deleted as soon as the reason for its collection is no longer needed. In the case of any data collected to allow website service, this provision is met when the respective online session is completed.

In the case of storing the data in log files are no longer stored than seven days. An additional storage time is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an identification of the calling client is no longer possible.

5. The right of rebuttal and removal of data

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no right of rebuttal from the user’s side.

IV. Handling of Cookies

  1. a) Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the internet browser or the Internet browser on the user's computer system. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a distinctive string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened

We only use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser is identified even after changing to another page.

The following data is stored and transmitted via cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-In Information or user´s ID as part of the registration

We also use cookies on our website, which allow an analysis of the surfing behavior of the users.

By this means the following data can be transmitted:

  • Entered search terms
  • frequency of page views
  • Utilization of Website Features

The user data collected in this way is given a pseudonym by technical means. Therefore, an assignment of the data to the user is not possible. Therefore the data will not be stored together with other personal data of the user.

Upon visiting our website, users will be informed by an info banner about the use of cookies for analysis purposes, and refer to this Privacy Policy. There will also be an indication of how the storage of cookies can be disabled in the browser´s settings.

  1. b) The legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data by using cookies is Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

  1. c) Purpose of data processing

Cookies are technically necessary in order to facilitate the use of websites for users. Some features of our website cannot function without cookies. For this purpose it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Acquisition of language settings
  • User´s ID as part of the registration / Registration in the customer account

The user data collected through technically necessary cookies will not be used to create user profiles.

The use of the analysis cookies is for improving the quality of our website and its contents. We learn how the website is used and so we can constantly optimize our offer by using the analysis cookies.

It is for these purposes that the processing of personal data takes place according to Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

  1. e) Duration of storage, the right of objection and removal of data

Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and are transmitted from there to our webpage. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. Changing certain settings in your internet browser allows you to disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies already saved on your computer can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If our cookies are disabled, certain website functions might not be fully functional.

The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be controlled via the settings of the browser. However, they may be prevented by changes to the Flash players setting.

V. Google Analytics / Google Conversion Tracking/ Google AdSense

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; („Google“). 

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website

  • Browser type/version,
  • used operating system,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • Time of the server request,

is usually sent to and stored at a Google server in the U.S.A. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. The website also uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp ()" so that data is processed only anonymously. The IP address is shortened by the last three digits, and therefore a clear assignment of the IP address is no longer possible.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports about website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

As an AdWords customer we also use Google Conversion Tracking, an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). Google Adwords stores a cookie on your computer (“conversion cookie”) if you have reached our website via a Google ad. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and are not used for purposes of personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie is still valid, we and Google can see that someone has clicked the ad and was forwarded to our website. Every AdWords customer receives their own cookie. It is impossible to track cookies via the websites of AdWords customers. Cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of advertisers. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to create conversion statistics for AdWords clients who have chosen conversion tracking. These AdWords clients find out the overall number of users who have clicked their ad and were forwarded to a page that carries a conversion tracking tag. They do not receive any information that would allow them to identify any user. If you do not wish to participate in the tracking process, you may also refuse the required setting of a cookie – by way of a browser setting, which generally disables the automatic setting of cookies. You may also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by blocking cookies set by the domain "googleadservices.com" in your browser.

We also use Google AdSense, a web advertisement service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google”) to control advertising (text advertisements, banners, etc.) Therefore, your browser may save a cookie sent by Google or a third party. The information saved in the cookie can be recorded, collected and analyzed by Google or a third party. In addition, Google AdSense also uses small, invisible graphics to collect information, and the use of these allows simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website being recorded, collected and analyzed. The information generated by the cookie and/or graphics concerning your use of this website will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google uses the information obtained in this way to perform an evaluation of your usage patterns with regard to the AdSense ads. Google may also transmit this information to third parties where required by law, or for third parties to process the information on behalf of Google. Google does not associate your IP address with other saved data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your hard drive as well as the use of the aforementioned graphics. The same applies to these cookies as to the others mentioned above: To do so you need to deactivate the acceptance of cookies in your browser settings.

Data processing is performed on the basis of Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

The exclusion of the data takes place automatically after statistical evaluation of the data.

You can prevent the installation of the cookies by a corresponding setting in your browser software. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of the website.

You can also prevent the sending of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, the referral of your use of the website to Google, and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively, by using the browser add-on, especially in browsers on mobile devices, you can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. When you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. Information on how to integrate this cookie can be found at https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/user-opt-out

Through the use of this website, you express your consent to the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned. More information about Google Analytics can be found on the Internet at the following link of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).

VI. Social Media PlugIns

This website also uses so-called plug-ins of the provider’s facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can find an overview of Facebook's plug-ins here:

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Learn more about Google+ plug-ins here:

https://developers.google.com/+/web/

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. For more information about the Twitter plug-ins, click here:

https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

When you access a sub-page of our internet presence provided with one of the plug-ins listed above, a connection is established to the servers of the associated provider, and the plug-in is displayed by notifying your browser on the website. Thus, it will be transmitted to the server of each of the above network providers of our websites you have visited. If you are logged in as a member of one of the providers, the provider assigns this information to your personal user account. When using the plug-in features (for example, clicking the "Like" button, posting a comment on Facebook), this information shall also be associated with your account, which you may only prevent by logging out before using the plug-in.

The plugins are only activated when you click on the corresponding buttons. If they appear grayed out, the plugins are inactive. You have the option to activate the plugin once, or permanently.

The plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the plug-in provider. This is done only after the activation of the plugin. As a website operator, we have no influence whatsoever on the nature and extent of the data that the plugin sends to the server plug-in provider.

For more information on the collection and use of data through the network provide on your rights and options to protect your privacy, please refer to the respective privacy policy of the provider:

Privacy notices:

Facebook, reachable at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Google+, reachable at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy

Twitter, reachable at https://twitter.com/privacy

The data processing on our website is based on Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO.

You must log out of your network account before visiting our website if you do not want the network providers to directly associate the data collected through our website with your user profile. The loading of plugins can also be prevented with specially designed add-ons for your browser.

VII. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website there is the option to subscribe for a free newsletter. During registration for the newsletter, the data from the input mask (email address) will be sent to us.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • IP address of the visiting computer
  • Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

There is no disclosure of the data to third parties with regard to the processing of data for the sending of newsletters. The data will be used exclusively to send the newsletter.

2. The legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data after registration for the newsletter is Art. 6 §1 lit. a GDPR if the user has given his consent.

3. Purpose of data processing

The collection of the user's e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter.

Other personal data collected in the context of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

4. Duration of data storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user’s e-mail address will be saved as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process will normally be deleted after a period of seven days.

5. The right of rebuttal and removal of data

The subscription to the newsletter may be terminated by the user concerned at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter.

This also allows you to revoke the consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

VIII. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, we offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

The following data is collected during the registration process:

  • User´s IP Address
  • Date and time of registration

As part of the registration process the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2. The legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is in the presence of the consent of the user is Art. 6 §1 lit. a DSGVO.

If the registration serves the fulfillment of a contract to which the user is the contracting party or the execution of pre-contractual measures, then an additional legal basis for the processing of the data Art. 6 §1 lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

User´s registration is required to keep the content and services available on our website. As a registered user, you only have the option of using our Marketplace to adjust products or to switch advertisements.

Upon successful registration or opening of a customer account, the master data you provide (name, address, e-mail address, telephone and/or fax number) will be stored in a customer database. In this way, you can sign up for future sales offers with email and password and edit or reset your advertisements, without having to enter your data again separately.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process, if the registration on our website is canceled or modified.

5. The right of rebuttal and removal of data

As a user, you have the option to remove the registration within your customer account by deleting it at any time. You can also change the data stored in the user account within the account at any time.

IX. Contact Form and E-mail

1. Description and scope of data processing

A contact form is made available on our website which can be used to contact us electronically. If a user chooses this option to contact us, all data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

At the time of sending the message, the following data is also stored:

  • User´s IP Address
  • Date and time of registration

For the data processing in the context of the sending process, your consent is obtained and referred to this privacy statement.

Alternatively, the user may opt to contact us via our e-mail address. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by the e-mail will be stored.

In this context, no personal data will be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the channel of communication.

2. The legal basis for data processing

By consent of the user, the legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 §1 lit. a GDPR.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted via e-mail is Art. 6 §1 lit. f DSGVO. If the e-mail aims to conclude a contract, then additionally the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 §1 lit. b DSGVO.

3. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask only serves the purpose of processing the contact. In the case of contacting us by e-mail, this also is only for the legitimate purpose of processing the data.

Other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form, and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of data storage

Data will be deleted as soon as the reason for its collection is no longer given. Personal data contained in the input mask of the contact form, and those sent via e-mail, are deleted when the respective communication with the user has ended. The communication is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

Any additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of no longer than seven days.

5. The right of rebuttal and removal of data

The user has the option to revoke his consent for the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he or she may object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time. In such a case, the communication cannot continue.

All personal data that has been stored in the course of the contact are in this case deleted.

X. Rights of the persons concerned

If your personal data is processed, you have the following rights under the conditions of the GDPR with respect to the responsible party:

1. Disclosure rights

You may ask the responsible party for confirmation if your personal data is being processed by us.

If such processing is being conducted you can request information from the responsible party about the following information:

(1) the purposes for which the personal data are being processed;

(2) the categories of personal data that are being processed;

(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

(4) the planned duration of the storage of personal data concerning you or, if specific information is not possible, criteria for determining the storage duration;

(5) the existence of a right to correct or delete personal data concerning you, a right to restrict the processing by the person responsible or a right of objection to such processing;

(6) the right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) all available information on the source of the data if the personal data is not collected from the party in question;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling under Article 22 §1 and §4 GDPR and meaningful information about the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.

You have the right to request information on whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees pursuant to Art. 46 GDPR, in connection with the transmission.

2. Right of amendment

You have the right to correct and/or complete your personal data with regard to the responsible party if the personal data processed concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The responsible party must make the correction without delay.

3. Right to restriction of processing

Under the following conditions you may request that the processing of your personal data be restricted:

(1) if you contest the accuracy of your personal information for a period of time that enables the responsible party to verify the accuracy of your personal information;

(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to have your personal data deleted, and instead request the restriction of use of the such data;

(3) the responsible party no longer requires your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or

(4) if you objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 §1 GDPR and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate reasons of the responsible party prevail over your reasons.

If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data may only be used with your consent or for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or an EU member state.

If in accordance with the reasons mentioned above the processing has been restricted, you will be informed by the responsible party before the restriction is lifted.

4. Right of deletion

a) Obligation for deletion

You may request the responsible party to delete your personal information without delay, and the responsible party is required to delete that information immediately if one of the following reasons is valid:

(1) Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

(2) You revoke your consent to the processing according to Art. 6 §1 lit. a or Art. 9 §2 lit. DSGVO and no other the legal basis for processing exists.

(3) You object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 §1 DSGVO and there are no overriding justifiable reasons for the processing, or you oppose processing in accordance with Art. 21 §2 DSGVO.

(4) The personal data concerning you has been processed illegally.

(5) The deletion of your personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation under European Union law or the law of the member states to which the responsible party is subject.

(6) Your personal data was collected from offers by information services in accordance with Art. 8 §1 GDPR.

b) Information to third parties

If the responsible party has made your personal data public and is obligated to delete it, in accordance with Article 17 §1 of the GDPR the responsible party shall take appropriate measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data controllers who process the personal data that you have been identified as being affected, requesting deletion of any links to such personal data, or of copies or replications of such personal data.

c) Exceptions

The right of deletion of personal data does not exist if the processing is necessary

(1) to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;

(2) to fulfill a legal obligation required by laws of the European Union or of its member states to which the responsible party is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority conferred on the responsible party;

(3) for reasons of public interest on the grounds of public health in accordance with Art. 9 §2 lit. h and i and Art. 9 §3 GDPR;

(4) for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 §1 GDPR, to the extent that the law referred to in subparagraph (a) is likely to render impossible or seriously affect the achievement of the objectives of that processing, or

(5) to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

5. Right to information

If you have exercised your right of amendment, deletion or restriction of processing to the responsible party, he/she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom your personal data has been disclosed, of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

You have a right to be informed by the responsible party regarding these recipients.

6. Right to transfer data

You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to the responsible party in a structured, established and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another responsible person without hindrance by the current responsible party who is processing your personal data, providing that

(1) the processing of a consent in accordance with Art. 6 §1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 §2 lit. a DSGVO or based on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 § 1 lit. b DSGVO, and

(2) the processing is done using automated procedures.

In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one responsible party to another responsible party, as far as is technically feasible. Thus the freedoms and rights of other persons may not be affected.

The right of data transferability does not apply to the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest, or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the responsible party.

7. Right of appeal

You have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your personal data which ensued in accordance with Art. 6 §1 lit. e or f DSGVO; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

The responsible party will no longer process your personal data unless he/she can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Notwithstanding of Directive 2002/58/EC, you have the option, in the context of the use of information services, of exercising your right to object through automated procedures that use technical specifications.

8. Disclaimer rights to revoke data protection consent declaration

You have the right to revoke your consent to data protection declaration at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

9. Automated decision-making on a case-by-case basis, including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has a legal effect on you, or which significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:

(1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between you and the responsible party,

(2) is permissible on the basis of legislation of the European Union or its member states to which the responsible party is subject, and that legislation contains appropriate measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, or

(3) is taken with your express consent.

However, these decisions may not be based on special categories of personal data under Art. 9 §1 GDPR, unless Art. 9 §2 lit. a or g applies, and reasonable measures have been taken to protect the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests.

In reference to the cases referred to in §1 and §3, the responsible party shall take reasonable steps to uphold the rights and freedoms and your legitimate interests, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the responsible party, to express his/her own position which bear on the challenge of the decision.

10. Right to appeal to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are resident, at your workplace or at the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of the personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the state of play and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of an appeal in accordance with Article 78 GDPR.

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