We take protecting your privacy and your personal data serious. We collect, process, and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this data protection declaration as well as the applicable German data protection laws, particularly the Telemedia Act and the Federal Data Protection Law.
Under the rules of data protection hereafter, we regulate which personal data about you we collect, process, and use. For this reason, we ask you to read the subsequent explanations thoroughly.
Collection of personal data
You are free to use our homepage without providing any personal data. We only save data concerning access to the homepage without any hint as to the identity of the user e.g. name of the internet provider, homepages from which the homepage has been accessed et cetera. We use such data only to improve the services we provide to our users and customers. Personal date is only collected if explicitly provided by the user for the purpose of collection of said data.
Personal data in terms of this data protection declaration are individual items of data about your private or factual circumstances.
In order to set up a user account with we will ask you to provide us with certain personal data which will help us to identify and recognize you.
Purpose of use
We use your personal data for the purposes of providing you with the following services:
Information about your device
With every access to our homepage via a mobile device, we collect the following information about your device: the device identifier, user settings, operation system of your device. Besides that, the status and the data volume transferred in the course of the aforementioned use are captured as well as other information about your use of the homepage.
All information that you transmit to us, are saved on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely safe, wherefore we cannot guarantee the security of the data that is transmitted to our homepage via the internet.
However, we secure our homepage and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, damage, access, alteration, or distribution of your data caused by unauthorized access. In particular, your private data is transmitted encrypted.
All the personal data you provide will be used for the purposes it has been provided for only and will be blocked from further use once this purposed has been achieved and will be deleted once the statutory limits for keeping your personal data in our possession have expired unless you have explicitly authorized us to use your personal data any further.
For each visitor to our homepage, our homepage may automatically attempt to identify the user through a cookie set within your browser. This is done to provide access to the homepage.
From time to time we may also track information, in aggregate, on pages and features that users access or view. The activity is collected and stored in our server’s log files. We may log Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, or the location of your computer on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. We use this information in an aggregate fashion to track access to the homepage.
We may also set cookies to your computer to allow subscribers and users to store login information, set personalization and navigate easily through the homepage. Using additional cookies or technology, we will have the ability to track users by their behaviour profile and geographic location for the purpose of pushing advertising that matches their interests and/or specific location. We may enable our advertisers to collect your location via certain services we provide through digital applications, wireless access protocol services or mobile phone service. We, or the service provider, will inform you of such collection at the time you use the service. By using such service, you hereby consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your location information as described.
You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our homepage.
Like, Follow, Share & Retweet
Accessing out homepage while being connected to Facebook, Facebook may use information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. In particular, whenever you click on a “Like“- Button or enter a comment, aforementioned information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.
If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of your data by Facebook and the way you interact with our homepage, we would advise you to log out before visiting our homepage. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the data protection and privacy policies of Facebook, your rights as well as the options available to you. Please go to https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/ to learn more.
Google Analytics may employ cookies, text files that are stored unto your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by the aforementioned cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google Analytics location in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics may abbreviate and anonymize your IP address before transferring it from your location to the USA.
Google Analytics may use the aforementioned information to analyse your use of our homepage, to compile reports for us on your internet activities and to provide other services relating to your homepage and the connected internet use.
Google Analytics offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data is collected on websites you access. The add-on tells Google Analytics not to transmit any information about your homepage visits to Google Analytics. However, this browser deactivation add-on will not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to third parties connected to us.
Facebook Ad Pixel helps us to target our users with custom-made advertisement. Facebook Ad Pixel is a piece of code that we may place on our homepage to report conversions, build audiences and get insights about how people are using our homepage.
For further information about the service of Facebook Ad Pixel please go to https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616
Content Delivery Network
Our homepage may make use of Cloudflare Inc., San Francisco, USA.
Transfer of personal data
We do not transmit your personal data to third parties, unless you agreed to the data transfer or we are entitled or obligated to a data transfer due to legal regulations and/or regulatory or legal orders. This can particularly involve the exchange of information for the purpose of prosecution, averting a danger, or enforcement of intellectual property rights.
All personal data collected by us are regarded as assets of our company. In the event of a merger, take-over sale or insolvency some or all of the personal data collected can either be disclosed or transferred to third parties.
In such a case you will be notified beforehand about the use of your personal data and you will be given the opportunity to object to the disclosure or transfer of your personal data to a third party within a period of 30 days.
Right to access to personal data
With regards to the disclosure of your personal data it is within your discretion to decide on the level of personal data give to us. It should be said however that some of the services we offer rely on personal data and will not be available to you if you fail to disclose the personal data necessary to run the aforementioned service.
Under the Federal Data Protection Law, you are entitled to full disclosure as to kind of what personal data we store at no additional cost. You are furthermore entitled to correction and deletion of said personal data at no additional cost.
You are entitled to object to any further collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data. If you have agreed to the collection, processing or disclosure of your personal data but wish to amend or withdraw this agreement, please get in touch with us using XXX@YYY.com and inform us as to the extent of the amendment or withdrawal. Once notified we will disenable your access to any services provided by tradeciety and bare any third party from accessing your personal data.
Our homepage makes chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
Homepages of third parties and data protection
The homepage might contain hyperlinks to and from homepages of third parties. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these homepages, please note that we do not assume responsibility or guarantee for external content or data protection regulations. Please make sure of the respectively current data protection regulations, before you transmit personal data to these homepages.
Modification of data protection rules
We reserve the right to modify these data protection regulations at any time with future effect. A recent version is always available on the homepage. Please visit the homepage regularly and inform yourself about the current data protection regulations.
We use mailchimp to deliver the e-mails you receive if you have subscribed to e-mail newsletters, or have chosen to receive information about our products, services and offers. Mailchimp usually uses unique identifiers and invisible images (often called “pixel tags” or “clear GIFs”) to perform message open sensing, message format sensing, and click-through sensing in order to bring you more relevant information.
To find out more about the technologies used in these e-mails sent on our behalf, please visit http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.
As a user of our homepage you are free to sign-up for our newsletter. If you decide to do so, we or mailchimp will send you e-mails and newsletters keeping you informed about upcoming changes and the services we provide in general at additional no cost.
With each e-mail or newsletter, we will provide you with the opportunity to stop using this service by either unsubscribing through your account or by following the introductions as stated in each other e-mail or issue of the newsletter
In case any dispute arises from our use of your data or in case there are any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your private date, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Under the German Federal Data Protection Law you are entitled to have access to all the your data in our possession
Last updated: February 2017