Privacy Statement

This data protection declaration informs you about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content connected to it. With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Scope

This data protection declaration informs users about the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider Garamantis GmbH, EUREF-Campus 7 in 10829 Berlin, Germany, info@garamantis.com, Phone: +49 30 55 14 46 69 on this website.
The legal basis for data protection can be found in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
  • Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
  • Usage data (e.g., web pages visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
  • Purpose of processing
  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
  • Responding to contact requests and communicating with users.
  • Security measures.
  • Reach measurement/marketing.

Liability for contents

The contents of our pages have been created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with the general laws pursuant to § 7 para. 1 TMG. However, according to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the point in time at which a concrete infringement of the law becomes known. If we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove the relevant content immediately.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognisable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a legal violation. If we become aware of any infringements of the law, we will remove such links immediately.

Access data/ Server log files

The provider (or his web space provider) collects data on every access to the offer (so-called server log files). The access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use on the basis of concrete indications.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information with the help of which a person can be determined, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes the IP address, name, email address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone count as personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is permitted by law or the user consents to the collection of data.

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. by contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user’s details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) DSGVO. The user’s details may be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable enquiry organisation. We delete the enquiries if they are no longer necessary. We review the necessity every two years; Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.

Integration of third-party services and content

Within our online offer, we use content or service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) to integrate content or services offered by third-party providers, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online services, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Tawk.to

The online offer provides the option of using Tawk.to. This is a live chat software. The chat is integrated into the source code. This is made possible by a script. By using the chat, you automatically use the services of Tawk.to. The data collected includes: Chat history, IP address at the time of the chat and country of origin. This data is not passed on to third parties and is only used for protection and internal statistics. The data is not used to identify you personally. They are not stored. It will be deleted after the chat. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Tawk.to, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of Tawk.to: https://www.tawk.to/privacy-policy

Twitter

Within our online offer, functions and contents of the service Twitter may be integrated, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can announce their liking of the content, the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the call-up of the above-mentioned content and functions to the user’s profile there. Privacy policy of Instgram: https://twitter.com/de/privacy. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

YouTube

We integrate the videos of the platform “YouTube” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the service “Google Maps” of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Analytics

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation activated. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. For more information on Google’s use of data, settings and opt-out options, please visit the Google websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Data use by Google when you use our partners’ websites or apps”), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads (“Data use for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Manage the information Google uses to serve you ads”).

Revocation, changes, corrections and updates

The user has the right, upon request and free of charge, to obtain information about the personal data stored about him or her. In addition, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete his or her personal data, provided that there is no legal obligation to retain such data.