Person in charge:
Name of person in charge: Matthias Beuger
Address of the person in charge: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 27-29 , 50672 Cologne
Address of the data protection officer: Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring 27-29, 50672 Cologne
Processing of personal data
Within the framework of the website, we process personal data from you as follows (for further data processing within the framework of the website, please refer to the following paragraphs of this data protection declaration):
Visiting the website
When using our website, our hosting provider logs so-called “log file” data each time the servers are accessed, such as the name of the website accessed, previously visited page (“referrer” URL), product and version information of the browser and operating system used, requesting provider, date and time of access, search engines used, country of access, volume of data transferred, names of downloaded files and IP address.
The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest in the storage of log file data lies in the guarantee of system security including the clarification of misuse. The IP addresses are deleted after a maximum of 7 days, unless they are needed for a longer period of time due to a security-relevant incident, e.g. for clarification or evidence purposes.
You have no right of objection to our above-mentioned processing of your personal data, as the above-mentioned compelling reasons for our processing worthy of protection outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, and our processing also serves to assert, exercise or defend any legal claims.
For contact inquiries we process your personal data such as name, address, e-mail address etc., which we need to answer your inquiry.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of contact enquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 b) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation.
In the context of contact enquiries, we store your personal data for as long as is necessary to process your enquiry, plus an appropriate retention period for further enquiries.
The provision of this personal data is not required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of a contract. If you do not provide us with this data, however, we will not be able to answer your contact request or – in the case of limited contact information – not be able to answer it through all the communication channels requested.
When you register or place an order, we process your personal data such as name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, user name chosen by you, payment data or similar, which we require to fulfil the contractual relationship with you or to carry out pre-contractual measures which are carried out at your request.
Your personal data collected during registration or orders will be stored by us for as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of the contractual relationship (including the provision of the customer account, if applicable) and/or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures taken at your request and/or with regard to warranty, guarantee or comparable obligations and/or or with regard to statutory retention periods.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data collected in the course of registration or orders is Art. 6 para. 1 b) and Art. 6 para. 1 c) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation.
The provision of this personal data is not required by law or contract. However, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, i.e. the execution of the registration or order, insofar as the information concerned is mandatory (instead of merely voluntary) in our registration/order process.
When publishing user comments, we process your personal data such as user name, your contribution, etc., which we require for the fulfilment of the contractual relationship with you regarding the use of the platform in the context of the comment function. This may also include notification by e-mail in the event of new comments, e.g. an answer to a comment from you.
Your personal data collected in this context will be stored for as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of the contractual relationship with you regarding the use of the platform and for as long as the respective article is published and commented.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data collected in the context of the publication of user comments is Art. 6 para. 1 b) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation.
The provision of this personal data is not required by law or contract. However, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, i.e. the publication of the user comment.
If you register for our newsletter, we process the data collected in the process, such as your e-mail address, salutation, etc., for the purposes of sending the newsletter.
You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time, e.g. by sending an e-mail to our contact data mentioned above. This does not affect the legality of the processing that has taken place on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of the sending of our newsletters is Art. 6 para. 1 a) of the Basic Data Protection Regulation.
We store the personal data we need for sending the newsletter until you revoke your consent to receive the newsletter.
If information is mandatory (instead of voluntary) in the context of newsletter registration, we cannot accept your newsletter registration without this information.
Description and functionality
Cookies are small text files that are stored on the user’s computer and enable an analysis of the user’s use of the website.
When using cookies, we store your personal data for as long as necessary to make the use of our website easier and more convenient.
The provision of this personal data is not required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of a contract. If you do not provide us with this data, we cannot make the use of our website easier and more convenient.
Third party cookies
The provision of this personal data is not required by law or contract or necessary for the conclusion of a contract. If you do not provide these data to third parties, they will not be able to achieve the above-mentioned purposes.
objection and elimination possibility
With respect to ad cookies, you can block and/or manage many of them through the following services:
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The legal basis for data processing within the framework of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.
In accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, you have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data within the framework of the use of Google Analytics.
You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
By certifying under the Privacy-Shield Agreement, Google guarantees to comply with European data protection law.
This website uses the tool of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, to personalize our online offerings. If you use your email address to post or comment on our site, your profile picture may be displayed next to the post or comment. Your email address will be sent to Gravatar to determine if there is a profile for that person. By displaying your profile picture, Gravatar will also collect your IP address. For more information about Gravatar’s data processing, please visit https://automattic.com/privacy/.
You can prevent your email address from being sent to Gravatar by not using an email address registered with Gravatar when you post or comment.
Your email address will be deleted after comparison with the profiles available at Gravatar.
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in the context of Gravatar’s application is Article 6(1)(f) of the basic data protection regulation. Our legitimate interest is to make our offer more attractive by personalising the comments.
Rights of data subjects
According to Article 15 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request information about the processing of your personal data (“right of access of the data subject”).
According to Article 16 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request the rectification and deletion of inaccurate personal data concerning you (“right of rectification”).
According to Art. 17 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request the deletion of personal data concerning you if one of the reasons listed therein applies (“right to be forgotten”).
Likewise, according to Art. 18 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you if one of the conditions listed therein applies (“right to restriction of processing”).
According to Art. 20 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to have personal data relating to you made available to you and to have these data transferred to another person responsible (“right to data transferability”).
Your rights of objection, which arise from Art. 21 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, are listed in this data protection declaration at the time of the respective processing.
You have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestraße 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Tel.: 0211/38424-0, Fax: 0211/38424-10, [email protected]
Passing on of your data
– For the execution of the dispatch our dispatch service provider veganbasics GmbH, Am Kiel-Kanal 2, 24106 Kiel
– To carry out the transport services, depending on the type of shipping you require, the shipping service providers: DHL Paket GmbH, Sträßchensweg 10; 53113 Bonn or UPS United Parcel Service Deutschland S.à r.l. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss
Credit check and scoring when choosing BillSAFE (PayPal invoice purchase)
If you choose the payment method “invoice purchase” of the PayPal service “BillSAFE” (www.billsafe.de), you will be asked during the ordering process to agree to the transmission of the data required for the processing of the payment and an identity and credit check to PayPal in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO. If you give your consent, this data will be transmitted to PayPal. For the purpose of its own identity and credit checks, PayPal or partner companies commissioned by PayPal will transmit data to credit agencies and receive information from them as well as, if applicable, credit information based on mathematical-statistical methods, in the calculation of which address data, among other things, are included. Detailed information on this and the credit agencies used can be found in PayPal’s data protection information.
Paypal uses the information received about the statistical probability of a payment default for a balanced decision about the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship.
You can revoke your consent to PayPal at any time. However, PayPal may continue to process, use and transfer your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual handling of payments or is required by law or ordered by a court or authority.
Data Processing Newsletter
The newsletter is sent by a service provider (Mailchimp of The Rocket Science Group, LLC) on our behalf, to whom we pass on your e-mail address for this purpose. This service provider is located in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed at https://www.privacyshield.gov/list. As a result of this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has determined an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.