Data protection

DATA PROTECTION

1) Introduction and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. Below we will inform you about how your personal data is handled when you use our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Melanie Braun, Cosmic Contact, Mühlenstr. 8 a, 14167 Berlin, Germany, Tel.: 030-24173330, Email: support@cosmic-contact.de. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

2) Data collection when you visit our website

2.1 If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to the site server (so-called “server log files”). When you access our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if necessary: ​​in anonymized form)

Processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

2.2 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser bar.

3) Hosting & Content Delivery Network

Shopify

To host our website and display the page content, we use the system of the following provider: Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd Floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland (“Shopify”)

Data will also be transferred to: Shopify Inc., 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada

All data collected on our website is processed on the provider’s servers. We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

When data is transferred to Canada, an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed by an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

4) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted after you close the browser (so-called “session cookies”), while some of these cookies remain on your device for a longer period of time and enable you to save page settings (so-called “persistent cookies”). In the latter case, you can find out the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings in your web browser.

If personal data is also processed through individual cookies we use, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either to implement the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

5) Contact us

5.1 SimplyBook

To provide an online appointment booking function, we use the services of the following provider: simplybook.me, 36 Aigyptou Avenue, 6030 Larnaca, Cyprus

For the purpose of making an appointment, your first and last name as well as your email address (and, if applicable, the telephone number if a telephone appointment is desired) are collected in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR and stored in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit Based on our legitimate interest in effective customer management and efficient appointment management, it is transmitted to the provider and stored there for appointment organization.

After the appointment has been held or after the agreed appointment period has expired, your data will be deleted by the provider.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

5.2 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email), personal data is processed - exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your request and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted if the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no legal retention obligations to the contrary.

6) Data processing when opening a customer account

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b of the GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent necessary if you provide it to us when opening a customer account. You can find out which data is required to open an account in the input mask of the corresponding form on our website.

Your customer account can be deleted at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. After your customer account has been deleted, your data will be deleted provided that all contracts concluded regarding it have been completely processed, there are no statutory retention periods to the contrary and we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

7) Use of customer data for direct advertising

Sign up for our email newsletter

If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. Providing further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. To send the newsletter, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure, which ensures that you only receive the newsletter once you have expressly confirmed your consent to receive the newsletter by clicking on a verification link sent to the email address provided

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to use your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. We store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your email address at a later date. The data we collect when registering for the newsletter is used strictly for a specific purpose.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. Once you have unsubscribed, your email address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8) Data processing for order processing

8.1 To the extent necessary for contract processing for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data we collect will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we will process the contact details you provided when ordering (name, address, email address) in order to provide you with our legal information obligations in accordance with Art. 6 Para 1 lit. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of communicating updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent that this is necessary for the respective information.

To process your order, we also work with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the implementation of concluded contracts. Certain personal data will be transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

8.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)

-Apple Pay

If you choose the “Apple Pay” payment method from Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment will be processed using the “Apple Pay” function of your device running iOS, watchOS or macOS by debiting a payment card stored with “Apple Pay”. Apple Pay uses security features built into your device's hardware and software to protect your transactions. In order to approve a payment, you must enter a code previously specified by you and verify it using the “Face ID” or “Touch ID” function of your device.

For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provided during the ordering process, along with the information about your order, will be passed on to Apple in encrypted form. Apple then encrypts this data again with a developer-specific key before the data is transmitted to the payment service provider of the payment card stored in Apple Pay to carry out the payment. Encryption ensures that only the website through which the purchase was made can access the payment details. After the payment is made, Apple sends your device account number and a transaction-specific, dynamic security code to the originating website to confirm the payment success.

If personal data is processed during the transfers described, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Apple retains anonymized transaction information, including the approximate purchase amount, the approximate date and time, and whether the transaction was successfully completed. Anonymization completely excludes any personal reference. Apple uses the anonymized data to improve Apple Pay and other Apple products and services.

When you use Apple Pay on iPhone or Apple Watch to complete a purchase made through Safari on Mac, the Mac and the authorization device communicate over an encrypted channel on Apple's servers. Apple does not process or store any of this information in a format that can be used to identify you. You can turn off the ability to use Apple Pay on your Mac in your iPhone's settings. Go to Wallet & Apple Pay and turn off Allow Payments on Mac.

Further information on data protection with Apple Pay can be found at the following internet address: https://support.apple.com /de-de /HT203027
-Google Pay

If you choose the “Google Pay” payment method from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”), the payment will be processed via the “Google Pay” application on your device with at least Android 4.4 (“KitKat”) operated mobile device with an NFC function by charging a payment card stored with Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g. PayPal). In order to approve a payment via Google Pay in the amount of more than €25, you must first unlock your mobile device using the verification measure that has been set up (e.g. facial recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern).

For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provided during the ordering process, along with the information about your order, will be passed on to Google. Google then transmits your payment information stored in Google Pay in the form of a unique transaction number to the originating website, which is used to verify a payment made. This transaction number does not contain any information about the real payment details of your payment methods stored with Google Pay, but is created and transmitted as a one-time valid numerical token. For all transactions via Google Pay, Google only acts as an intermediary to process the payment process. The transaction is carried out exclusively between the user and the source website by debiting the payment method stored with Google Pay.

If personal data is processed during the transfers described, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain transaction-specific information for every transaction made via Google Pay. This includes the date, time and amount of the transaction, merchant location and description, a description of the goods or services purchased provided by the merchant, photographs that you included with the transaction, the name and email address of the seller and buyer, respectively. the sender and recipient, the payment method used, your description of the reason for the transaction and, if applicable, the offer associated with the transaction.

According to Google, this processing is carried out exclusively in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR based on the legitimate interest in proper accounting, verification of transaction data and the optimization and functionality of the Google Pay service.

Google also reserves the right to combine the processed process data with other information that is collected and stored by Google when you use other Google services.

The Google Pay terms of use can be found here:

https://payments.google.com /payments /apis-secure /u /0 /get_legal_document ?ldo=0 &ldt=googlepaytos &ldl=de
Further information on data protection with Google Pay can be found at the following internet address:
https://payments.google.com /payments /apis-secure /get_legal_document ?ldo=0 &ldt=privacynotice &ldl=de
-Paypal

One or more online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: PayPal (Europe) Sarl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg

If you choose a payment method from the provider with which you pay in advance, the payment data you provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR passed on. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing payments with the provider and only to the extent that it is necessary for this purpose.

If you choose a payment method in which we pay in advance, you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, date of birth, email address, telephone number, if applicable) during the ordering process an alternative means of payment).

In order to protect our legitimate interest in determining your ability to pay in such cases, we will forward this data to the provider for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR. Based on the personal data you provide and other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment history), the provider checks whether the payment option you have selected can be granted with regard to payment and/or default risks.

The credit report can contain probability values ​​(so-called score values). To the extent that score values ​​are included in the results of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values ​​includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.
- Shopify Payments

One or more online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

If you choose a payment method from the provider with which you pay in advance (e.g. credit card payment), the payment details you provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be sent to them passed on in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing payments with the provider and only to the extent that it is necessary for this purpose.

9) Page functionalities

Youtube

This website uses plugins to display and play videos from the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland

Data can also be transmitted to: Google LLC., USA

If you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the provider's servers in order to load the plugin. Certain information, including your IP address, is transmitted to the provider.

If the playback of embedded videos is started via the plugin, the provider also uses cookies to collect information about user behavior, create playback statistics and prevent abusive behavior.

If you are logged into a user account with the provider during your site visit, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want it to be associated with your account, you must log out before clicking the play button.

All of the aforementioned processing, in particular the setting of cookies to read information on the device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent to this in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a of the GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect by deactivating this service using the “cookie consent tool” provided on the website.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider has joined the EU-US data protection framework (EU-US Data Privacy Framework), which ensures compliance with European data protection levels on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

10) Rights of the person concerned

10.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) towards the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the legal basis listed for the respective exercise requirements:

  • Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR;
  • Right to complain in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR.

10.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA AS PART OF A BALANCE OF INTERESTS BASED ON OUR OVERWHELMING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU USE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE AFFECTED DATA. HOWEVER, FURTHER PROCESSING IS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPLEX REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT ARE DESIGNED TO BE PROTECTED, WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES THE ASSERTMENT, EXERCISE OR DEFENSE OF LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY EXERCISE YOUR OPT-OUT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU USE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE AFFECTED DATA FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

11) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of storage of personal data is determined based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally based on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, the data concerned will be stored until you revoke your consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed within the framework of legal or transaction-like obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR, unless we can provide compelling legitimate reasons for this demonstrate that the processing outweighs your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 2 of the GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

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