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 we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data is all data that can be used to identify you personally.

1.2 The controller 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 controller 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 visiting our website

2.1 If you use our website for information 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 website server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit 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 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 applicable: in anonymized form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of 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 character string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2.3 We take the protection of your data and the security of our online store very seriously. We implement industry-leading security measures to ensure that your shopping experience is safe and secure. We regularly update and review our security systems to adapt to the latest security standards and provide you with a safe environment for all your transactions.

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 a data processing agreement with the provider that ensures the protection of our website visitors' data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.

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

4) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your device. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser (so-called "session cookies"), while others remain on your device for longer and enable you to save page settings (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find out how long they are stored in the overview of your web browser's cookie settings.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either for the execution of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and 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 to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general.

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

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 your telephone number if you would like to make an appointment by telephone) are collected in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and transmitted to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in effective customer management and efficient appointment management and stored there for appointment organization.

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

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

5.2 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email), personal data will be 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 Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention periods to the contrary.

6) Data processing when opening a customer account

In accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) 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 from the input mask of the corresponding form on our website.

You can delete your customer account at any time by sending a message to the above-mentioned address of the person responsible. After your customer account has been deleted, your data will be deleted provided that all contracts concluded through it have been fully processed, there are no statutory retention periods to the contrary and we have no legitimate interest in continuing to store the data.

7) Use of customer data for direct marketing

Subscribe to our email newsletter

If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information required to send the newsletter is your email address. Providing additional data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to send the newsletter, 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 Paragraph 1 Letter a of GDPR. We store your IP address entered by your 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 you register for the newsletter is used strictly for the intended 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 above. After unsubscribing, your email address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter mailing list unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use the data in any other way that is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration.

8) Data processing for order processing

8.1 To the extent necessary for the execution of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b of 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 inform you personally about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period by suitable communication channels (e.g. by post or email) within the scope of our statutory information obligations in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter c GDPR. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of notifying you about 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 is 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 payment method “Apple Pay” from Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment will be processed using the “Apple Pay” function on your iOS, watchOS or macOS device by charging a payment card stored with “Apple Pay”. Apple Pay uses security features that are integrated into the hardware and software of your device to protect your transactions. To authorize a payment, you must enter a code that you have previously specified and verify it using the “Face ID” or “Touch ID” function on your device.

For the purpose of processing the payment, the information you provided during the ordering process, along with 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 process the payment. The encryption ensures that only the website through which the purchase was made can access the payment data. After the payment has been made, Apple sends your device account number and a transaction-specific, dynamic security code to the source website to confirm the payment was successful.

If personal data is processed during the transmissions described, the processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Apple stores anonymized transaction data, including the approximate purchase amount, the approximate date and time, and whether the transaction was completed successfully. 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 you made through Safari on Mac, the Mac and the authorization device communicate over an encrypted channel on Apple servers. Apple does not process or store any of this information in a format that can 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 at Apple Pay can be found at the following Internet address: https://support.apple.com /de-de /HT203027
- Google Pay

If you choose the payment method “Google Pay” 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 mobile device running at least Android 4.4 (“KitKat”) and with an NFC function by charging a payment card stored with Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g. PayPal). To authorize a payment via Google Pay of more than €25, your mobile device must first be unlocked using the verification measure set up in each case (e.g. facial recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern).

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

If personal data is processed during the transmissions described, the processing is carried out exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain transaction-specific information for each transaction made through Google Pay. This includes the date, time and amount of the transaction, the merchant location and description, a description of the goods or services purchased provided by the merchant, photos that you have attached to the transaction, the name and email address of the seller and buyer or 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 Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, the verification of transaction data and the optimization and maintenance of the functionality of the Google Pay service.

Google also reserves the right to merge the processed transaction data with other information that is collected and stored by Google when using 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 at 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 select a payment method from the provider that requires you to pay in advance, 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 the provider in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. 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.

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

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 Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of GDPR. The provider will check on the basis of the personal data you provide and other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment experience) whether the payment option you have selected can be granted with regard to payment and/or default risks.

The credit report may contain probability values ​​(so-called score values). If score values ​​are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values ​​includes, among other things, but not exclusively, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the 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 select a payment method from the provider that requires you to pay in advance (such as 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 passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing the payment 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 may also be transmitted to: Google LLC., USA

When you visit 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 when you visit the site, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click on a video. If you do not want the video to be assigned to your account, you must log out before pressing the play button.

All of the aforementioned processing, in particular the setting of cookies for reading information on the device used, will only take place if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a of GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future 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 Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European data protection level on the basis of an adequacy decision of the European Commission.

10) Rights of the data subject

10.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights to information and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the legal basis stated for the respective conditions for exercising them:

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

10.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

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

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA IN QUESTION. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING WHICH OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

11) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration for which personal data is stored is determined based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if applicable – also on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When processing personal data on the basis of an express consent in accordance with Art. 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 quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, these data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that they are no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract and/or we no longer have a legitimate interest in continuing to store them.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, these data will be stored until you exercise your right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh 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 Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR, these data will be stored until you exercise your right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on 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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