DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

THE RESPONSIBLE BODY UNDER DATA PROTECTION LAWS IS:

LPLUS GmbH
Hillmannstraße 2A
28195 Bremen

REPRESENTED BY:

Susanne Ramsthal

Telephone: +49 421 16 03 96-0
Fax: +49 421 16 03 96-28
E-Mail: info@LPLUS.de

REGISTRATION:

Entry into the commercial registry.
Register court: Bremen Local Court (Amtsgericht Bremen)
Register number: HRB 32961

VALUE ADDED TAX

German VAT ID number according to Section 27 a of the VAT Act: DE315053189

RECORDING OF GENERAL INFORMATION

Should you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes, among others things, the type of browser used, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, and similar data. This relates exclusively to information which does not permit any reference back to you as an individual. This information arises inevitably during use of the internet and is necessary for technical reasons, as it is needed to display the requested web content correctly. Anonymous information of this kind can be statistically analysed in order to improve the website and the accompanying technology.

COOKIES

As with many websites, we also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. By means of these, we automatically receive certain data, such as IP address, browser used, your computer’s operating system and your Internet connection.
Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transfer viruses onto a computer. On the basis of the information contained in the cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our websites.
Under no circumstances will the data recorded by us be transferred to third parties or will a connection be made with personal data without your consent. Of course, you can also generally view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly configured to accept cookies. You can deactivate the use of cookies at any time by adjusting your browser settings. Please use the assistance function of your Internet browser in order to find out how you can alter these settings. Please bear in mind that individual functions of our website may not work if you have de-activated the use of cookies.

REGISTERING ON OUR WEBSITE

When registering for the use of our personalised services, some personal data will be gathered, such as name, address and contact and communication data such as telephone number and email address. Should you be registered with us, you can access content and services which we only provide to registered users. Registered users also have the option of altering or deleting the data provided at the time of registration where necessary. It goes without saying that we will also issue you with information at any time concerning the personal data relating to you which is saved by us. We are also happy to correct or delete this at your request, unless this is prevented by statutory retention obligations. In order to get in touch in this respect, please use the contact information at the end of this data protection declaration.

CHARGEABLE SERVICES

In order to provide chargeable services, we request further data, for example payment information.

SSL ENCRYPTION

In order to ensure the security of your data during transfer, we use encryption procedures which correspond to the current state of technology via HTTPS (for example SSL).

COMMENTARY FUNCTION

When users place commentaries in the blog, the time of the post and the username selected by the website visitor in advance are saved in addition to this information. This serves the purpose of our security, as we are responsible for unlawful content on our website, even if this was created by the user.

NEWSLETTER

When registering to receive our newsletter, the data provided by you will only be used for this purpose. Subscribers can also be informed by email of circumstances which are relevant to the service or registration (for example changes to the newsletter service or technical matters).
We require a valid email address for the registration to be carried out effectively. In order to check that a registration is actually being carried out by the owner of an email address, we use the double opt in procedure. For this purpose, we record the ordering of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the required response for this. Further data is not collected. The data is only used for the sending of the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.
You can revoke your consent to the saving of your personal data and its use for the sending of the newsletter at any time. You can find a corresponding link for this in each newsletter. In addition, you can also de-register directly on this website at any time or notify us of a corresponding request via the contact information provided at the end of this data protection notice.

CONTACT FORM

If you contact us via email or the contact form, the information provided by you will be saved for the purpose of processing your request and for possible follow-up questions.

DELETION AND BLOCKING OF THE DATA

We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only save your personal data for as long as is necessary to attain the purposes stated here or for the numerous retention periods prescribed by the legislator. Once the respective purpose no longer applies or once these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory regulations.

USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (hereinafter Google). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you. Cookie-generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the USA. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be stored by Google in shortened form first within member states of the European Union or in other countries that are members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of our website to evaluate how you use our website, in order to compile reports concerning the website activities and to provide other services connected to the use of the website and the use of the Internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please be advised that if you opt out of using cookies, you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data on your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, and also prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics
In addition to or as an alternative to the browser add on, you can prevent the tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. In such a case, an opt out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

WEB FONTS

In order to set out our content correctly on all browsers and in an attractive graphical form, we use script libraries and text libraries on this website, for example Google Webfonts Open Sans. (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google Webfonts is transferred to the cache of your browser in order to prevent it being loaded multiple times. Should the browser not support Google Webfonts or prevent access, content is shown in a standard font.
The access of script libraries or text libraries automatically leads to a connection to the operator of the library. In such a case, it is theoretically possible, but currently unclear whether and for what purposes operators of such libraries gather data. You can find the data protection guidelines of the library operator Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ By using this website you consent to the processing of the data collected by Google about you in the manner described above and for the purposes previously mentioned.

WORDPRESS.COMSTATS

This website uses WordPress.com-Stats, a tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor accesses. The tool is operated by Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francesco, 3rd-94110-4929, USA, and uses tracking technology from Ouantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. WordPress.com-Stats uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of how you use our website. The information collected by the cookie about your use of our internet service is stored on a server located in the USA. The IP address is anonymised immediately after it is processed and before it is saved. You can prevent the installation of cookies by using the appropriate setting in your browser software, however we would like to point out to you that if you do this, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can object to the future collection and use of data by Ouantcast with effect for the future by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser. To do this please click on the link “click here to opt out” to set an opt out cookie in your browser: http://www.quantcast.com/opt-out. If you delete all of the cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

USE OF GOOGLE MAPS

This website uses Google Maps API, in order to set out geographical information visually. When using Google Maps, data concerning the use of the map functions by user is also gathered, processed and used by Google. Further information concerning the data processing by Google can be found in the Google data protection notices. Here, you can also alter your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre.
Detailed instructions concerning the administration of your data in connection with Google products can be found here.

BUILT IN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

We incorporate YouTube videos into some of our websites. The operator of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages with the YouTube plugin, you will be connected to YouTube’s servers. In such a case, YouTube will be notified which pages you are visiting. When you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account first.
Should a YouTube video be started, the provider uses cookies, which collect information concerning the user behaviour. Should you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad Program, no cookies will be generated when watching YouTube videos either. However, YouTube deposits non-personal usage information in other cookies. Should you wish to prevent this, you need to block the saving of cookies in the browser.
For further information on data protection at YouTube, please view the data protection declaration of the provider at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/

SOCIAL PLUGINS

Social plugins are used on our websites. You can recognise the plugins by the corresponding logo.
Under certain circumstances information which may include personal data is sent to the service operator and may be used by it. We prevent the unknown and unwanted recording and transfer of data to the service operator by means of a 2 click solution. In order to activate a requested social plugin, this needs to be activated first by means of a click on the corresponding button. Only when the plugin is activated will the information be recorded and transferred to the service provider. We ourselves do not record any personal data by means of the social plugin or concerning its use.
We have no control over what data an activated plugin records and how this is used by the provider. It must currently be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider is established and that the IP address and device-related information as a minimum are recorded and used. It is also possible that the service providers will attempt to save cookies on the computer which is being used. Please read the data protection notices of the respective service provider in order to find out what concrete data is recorded in such a case and how it is used. Note: Should you be logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook can identify you as the visitor of a specific page.

SOCIAL-MEDIA BUTTONS

Should you have accessed our website via an advert placed via Google, a cookie will be set on your computer by Google Adwords. The cookie for conversion tracking is set if a user clicks on an advert placed via Google. These cookies cease to be valid after 30 days and are not used to identify you personally. Should the user visit certain pages of our website and should the cookie not yet have expired, we and Google can recognise that the user clicked on the advert and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore cookies cannot be traced via the websites of AdWords customers. The information which is obtained with the assistance of the conversion cookie serves the purpose of creating conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have selected conversion tracking. The customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked on their advert and who were redirected to a page which has a conversion tracking tag. However they do not receive any information which can identify users personally.
Should you not wish to participate in tracking, you can reject the setting of a cookie which is necessary for this, for example by means of a browser setting which generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or by setting your browser in such a way that cookies are blocked from the domain googleleadservices.com
Please bear in mind that you may not delete the opt out cookies should you not wish for measurement data to be recorded. Should you have deleted all of your cookies in the browser, you need to set the respective opt out cookie again.
Your right to information ,correction, blocking and objection. You have the right to obtain information at any time relating to your personal data saved by us. You also have the right to correction, blocking or (regardless of the required data saving for the carrying out of business transactions), deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer in this respect. You can find the contact information below.
So that a blocking of data can be carried out at any time, this data must be held in a blocking file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless a statutory archiving obligation exists. Should such an obligation exist, we will block your data on request.
You can request changes or revoke consent with effect for the future by means of sending us a corresponding notification.
We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions from time to time so that they always comply with current legal requirements, or to implement changes to our services within the data protection declaration, for example when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply when you revisit our website.

QUESTIONS FOR THE DATA PROTECTION OFFICER

Should you have any questions relating to data protection, please send us an email or get in touch with our data protection officer directly:

Anna RAMSTHAL, LPLUS GmbH, Hillmannstr. 2a, 28195 Bremen, anna.ramsthal@lplus.de