Privacy Policy

Personal data (usu­al­ly referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent nec­es­sary and for the pur­pose of pro­vid­ing a func­tion­al and user-friend­ly web­site, includ­ing its con­tents, and the ser­vices offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (here­inafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “pro­cess­ing” refers to any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions such as col­lec­tion, record­ing, orga­ni­za­tion, struc­tur­ing, stor­age, adap­ta­tion, alter­ation, retrieval, con­sul­ta­tion, use, dis­clo­sure by trans­mis­sion, dis­sem­i­na­tion, or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able, align­ment, or com­bi­na­tion, restric­tion, era­sure, or destruc­tion per­formed on per­son­al data, whether by auto­mat­ed means or not.

The fol­low­ing pri­va­cy pol­i­cy is intend­ed to inform you in par­tic­u­lar about the type, scope, pur­pose, dura­tion, and legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of such data either under our own con­trol or in con­junc­tion with oth­ers. We also inform you below about the third-par­ty com­po­nents we use to opti­mize our web­site and improve the user expe­ri­ence which may result in said third par­ties also pro­cess­ing data they col­lect and control.

 

Our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy is struc­tured as follows:

I. Information about us as con­trollers of your data
II. The rights of users and data sub­jects
III. Information about the data processing

I. Information about us as controllers of your data

The par­ty respon­si­ble for this web­site (the “con­troller”) for pur­pos­es of data pro­tec­tion law is:

Alfredo Zinola
Wichheimerstr. 36
51067 Köln
Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0) 152 02755844
E‑Mail: info@alfredozinola.com

 

II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data pro­cess­ing to be described in more detail below, users and data sub­jects have the right

  • to con­fir­ma­tion of whether data con­cern­ing them is being processed, infor­ma­tion about the data being processed, fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the nature of the data pro­cess­ing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
  • to cor­rect or com­plete incor­rect or incom­plete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
  • to the imme­di­ate dele­tion of data con­cern­ing them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alter­na­tive­ly, if fur­ther pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary as stip­u­lat­ed in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said pro­cess­ing per Art. 18 GDPR;
  • to receive copies of the data con­cern­ing them and/or pro­vid­ed by them and to have the same trans­mit­ted to oth­er providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
  • to file com­plaints with the super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty if they believe that data con­cern­ing them is being processed by the con­troller in breach of data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addi­tion, the con­troller is oblig­ed to inform all recip­i­ents to whom it dis­clos­es data of any such cor­rec­tions, dele­tions, or restric­tions placed on pro­cess­ing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this oblig­a­tion does not apply if such noti­fi­ca­tion is impos­si­ble or involves a dis­pro­por­tion­ate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to infor­ma­tion about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data sub­jects have the right to object to the con­troller’s future pro­cess­ing of their data pur­suant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In par­tic­u­lar, an objec­tion to data pro­cess­ing for the pur­pose of direct adver­tis­ing is permissible.

 

III. Information about the data processing

Your data processed when using our web­site will be delet­ed or blocked as soon as the pur­pose for its stor­age ceas­es to apply, pro­vid­ed the dele­tion of the same is not in breach of any statu­to­ry stor­age oblig­a­tions or unless oth­er­wise stip­u­lat­ed below.

 

Server data

For tech­ni­cal rea­sons, the fol­low­ing data sent by your inter­net brows­er to us or to our serv­er provider will be col­lect­ed, espe­cial­ly to ensure a secure and sta­ble web­site: These serv­er log files record the type and ver­sion of your brows­er, oper­at­ing sys­tem, the web­site from which you came (refer­rer URL), the web­pages on our site vis­it­ed, the date and time of your vis­it, as well as the par­tial­ly anonymized IP address from which you vis­it­ed our site.

The data thus col­lect­ed will be tem­porar­i­ly stored, but not in asso­ci­a­tion with any oth­er of your data.

The basis for this stor­age is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the improve­ment, sta­bil­i­ty, func­tion­al­i­ty, and secu­ri­ty of our website.

The data will be delet­ed with­in no more than 60 days, unless con­tin­ued stor­age is required for evi­den­tiary pur­pos­es. In which case, all or part of the data will be exclud­ed from dele­tion until the inves­ti­ga­tion of the rel­e­vant inci­dent is final­ly resolved.

 

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use cook­ies on our web­site. Cookies are small text files or oth­er stor­age tech­nolo­gies stored on your com­put­er by your brows­er. These cook­ies process cer­tain spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion about you, such as your brows­er, loca­tion data, or IP address.

This pro­cess­ing makes our web­site more user-friend­ly, effi­cient, and secure, allow­ing us, for exam­ple, to dis­play our web­site in dif­fer­ent lan­guages or to offer a shop­ping cart function.

The legal basis for such pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, inso­far as these cook­ies are used to col­lect data to ini­ti­ate or process con­trac­tu­al relationships.

If the pro­cess­ing does not serve to ini­ti­ate or process a con­tract, our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the func­tion­al­i­ty of our web­site. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your brows­er, these ses­sion cook­ies are deleted.

b) Third-party cookies

If nec­es­sary, our web­site may also use cook­ies from com­pa­nies with whom we coop­er­ate for the pur­pose of adver­tis­ing, ana­lyz­ing, or improv­ing the fea­tures of our website.

Please refer to the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion for details, in par­tic­u­lar for the legal basis and pur­pose of such third-par­ty col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing of data col­lect­ed through cookies.

c) Disabling cookies

You can refuse the use of cook­ies by chang­ing the set­tings on your brows­er. Likewise, you can use the brows­er to delete cook­ies that have already been stored. However, the steps and mea­sures required vary, depend­ing on the brows­er you use. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your brows­er or con­tact its mak­er for sup­port. Browser set­tings can­not pre­vent so-called flash cook­ies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the set­ting of your Flash play­er. The steps and mea­sures required for this also depend on the Flash play­er you are using. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your Flash play­er or con­tact its mak­er for support.

If you pre­vent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions on our site may be ful­ly usable.

 

Contact

If you con­tact us via email or the con­tact form, the data you pro­vide will be used for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; oth­er­wise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be delet­ed once we have ful­ly answered your inquiry and there is no fur­ther legal oblig­a­tion to store your data, such as if an order or con­tract result­ed therefrom.

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on our web­site. This is a web ana­lyt­ics ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (here­inafter: Google).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the United States.

The Google Analytics ser­vice is used to ana­lyze how our web­site is used. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the analy­sis, opti­miza­tion, and eco­nom­ic oper­a­tion of our site.

Usage and user-relat­ed infor­ma­tion, such as IP address, place, time, or fre­quen­cy of your vis­its to our web­site will be trans­mit­ted to a Google serv­er in the United States and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymiza­tion func­tion, where­by Google trun­cates the IP address with­in the EU or the EEA before it is trans­mit­ted to the US.

The data col­lect­ed in this way is in turn used by Google to pro­vide us with an eval­u­a­tion of vis­its to our web­site and what vis­i­tors do once there. This data can also be used to pro­vide oth­er ser­vices relat­ed to the use of our web­site and of the inter­net in general.

Google states that it will not con­nect your IP address to oth­er data. In addi­tion, Google pro­vides fur­ther infor­ma­tion with regard to its data pro­tec­tion prac­tices at

https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners,

includ­ing options you can exer­cise to pre­vent such use of your data.

In addi­tion, Google offers an opt-out add-on at

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

in addi­tion with fur­ther infor­ma­tion. This add-on can be installed on the most pop­u­lar browsers and offers you fur­ther con­trol over the data that Google col­lects when you vis­it our web­site. The add-on informs Google Analytics’ JavaScript (ga.js) that no infor­ma­tion about the web­site vis­it should be trans­mit­ted to Google Analytics. However, this does not pre­vent infor­ma­tion from being trans­mit­ted to us or to oth­er web ana­lyt­ics ser­vices we may use as detailed herein.

 

Google Fonts

Our web­site uses Google Fonts to dis­play exter­nal fonts. This is a ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (here­inafter: Google).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the United States.

To enable the dis­play of cer­tain fonts on our web­site, a con­nec­tion to the Google serv­er in the USA is estab­lished when­ev­er our web­site is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the opti­miza­tion and eco­nom­ic oper­a­tion of our site.

When you access our site, a con­nec­tion to Google is estab­lished from which Google can iden­ti­fy the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being trans­mit­ted for display.

Google offers detailed infor­ma­tion at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

in par­tic­u­lar on options for pre­vent­ing the use of data.

 

YouTube

We use YouTube on our web­site. This is a video por­tal oper­at­ed by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, here­inafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a sub­sidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, here­inafter referred to as “Google”.

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google and its sub­sidiary YouTube guar­an­tee that they will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the United States.

We use YouTube in its advanced pri­va­cy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our web­site. According to YouTube, the advanced pri­va­cy mode means that the data spec­i­fied below will only be trans­mit­ted to the YouTube serv­er if you actu­al­ly start a video.

Without this mode, a con­nec­tion to the YouTube serv­er in the USA will be estab­lished as soon as you access any of our web­pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This con­nec­tion is required in order to be able to dis­play the respec­tive video on our web­site with­in your brows­er. YouTube will record and process at a min­i­mum your IP address, the date and time the video was dis­played, as well as the web­site you vis­it­ed. In addi­tion, a con­nec­tion to the DoubleClick adver­tis­ing net­work of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the con­nec­tion infor­ma­tion to your YouTube account. To pre­vent this, you must either log out of YouTube before vis­it­ing our site or make the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your YouTube account.

For the pur­pose of func­tion­al­i­ty and analy­sis of usage behav­ior, YouTube per­ma­nent­ly stores cook­ies on your device via your brows­er. If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Further details can be found in the sec­tion about cook­ies above.

Further infor­ma­tion about the col­lec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and pro­tec­tion options in Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy