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–––––––––––––––––––– Privacy Policy –––––––––––––––––––– 1) Information about the collection of personal data and Contact details of the person responsible 1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are 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 AS Worldwide Distribution GmbH & Co. KG, Eimterstraße 125, 32049 Herford, Germany, phone: 05221-8719997, e-mail: aswdgmbh@gmail.com. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. 1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g Orders or inquiries to the person responsible) an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line. 2) Data collection when you visit our website. "Server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that 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 accessed the page - Browser used - Operating system used - IP address used (if necessary: ​​in anonymous form) Processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f 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 check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use. 3) Hosting & content delivery network hosting by Shopify We use the shop system of the service provider Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2. Floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland (“Shopify”), for the purpose of hosting and displaying the online shop on the basis of processing on our behalf. All data collected on our website is processed on Shopify's servers. As part of the aforementioned Shopify services, data can also be processed further on behalf of Shopify Inc., 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada, Shopify Data Processing (USA) Inc., Shopify Payments (USA) Inc . or Shopify (USA) Inc. be transmitted. In the event that data is transmitted to Shopify Inc. In Canada, an adequacy decision by the European Commission guarantees the appropriate level of data protection. Further information on Shopify's data protection can be found on the following website: https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz Further processing on servers other than the aforementioned Shopify only takes place within the framework communicated below. 4) Cookies In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of these cookies are automatically deleted after closing the browser (so-called. "Session cookies"), some of these cookies remain on your end device for a longer period of time and enable you to save page settings (so-called cookies). “persistent cookies”). In the latter case, you can find the storage period in the overview of the cookie settings in your web browser. If personal data is also processed by individual cookies we use, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR either for the execution of the contract, according to 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 individually decide whether to accept them or to 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 limited. 5) Contact 5.1 Zendesk We use the Zendesk e-mail ticket system, a customer service platform of Zendesk International Ltd., 55 Charlemont Place, Saint Kevin's, Dublin D02 F985, Ireland ("Zendesk"), to process customer inquiries. If users of our website send contact requests by email, these are stored and organized in the ticket system to enable chronological processing and to improve the service experience. Users can always see the current status of the processing of their request via the individually assigned ticket number. Exclusively for the organization of the inquiries and their processing, personal data as provided in the inquiry, but in any case surname, first name and email address, is collected, transmitted to Zendesk, stored and read out there. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in the efficient design of our customer service, in answering your request as quickly as possible and in optimizing our range of services in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO We have concluded an order processing contract with Zendesk, with which we oblige Zendesk to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third parties. Personal data may be transmitted to servers of Zendesk Inc. be sent in the USA. For such data transfers, Zendesk follows Binding Corporate Rules (BCRs) which have been recognized by the Irish Data Protection Authority as appropriate safeguards for compliance with European data protection standards. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. Further information on data protection from Zendesk is available at https://www.zendesk.de/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/. 5.2 When contacting us (e.g via contact form or e-mail) personal data will be processed - exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your request and only to the extent required for this. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified and provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent required in each case if you provide it to us when opening a customer account. The data required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the relevant form on our website. A deletion of your customer account is possible 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 have been completed, there are no legal retention periods to the contrary and we have no legitimate interest in further storage. 7) Use of customer data for direct advertising Registration for our e-mail newsletter If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you information about our offers on a regular basis. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used in order to be able to address you personally. For sending the newsletter we use the so-called Double opt-in procedure that ensures that you only receive the newsletter if 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 it 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 possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later point in time. The data we collect when registering 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 you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration. 8) Data processing for order processing 8.1 If necessary for contract processing for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution. 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 meet our statutory information obligations in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR personally using a suitable communication channel (e.g. by post or email) about upcoming updates in the legally stipulated period. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of notifications about updates we owe and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent necessary for the respective information. In order to process your order, we also work together 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 "Apple Pay" payment method from Apple Distribution International (Apple), Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland, the payment will be processed via the "Apple Pay" Function of your end device operated with 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 release a payment, it is therefore necessary to enter a code previously defined by you and to verify it using the "Face ID" or "Touch ID" function of your device. For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process, along with the information about your order, will be sent 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. The encryption ensures that only the website from which the purchase was made can access the payment details. After payment is made, Apple will send your device account number and a transaction-specific dynamic security code to the originating website to confirm payment success. If personal data is processed in the transmissions described, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Apple retains anonymized transaction information, including approximate purchase amount, date and time, and whether the transaction was successfully completed. The anonymization completely rules out 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 personally. 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 opt for 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 of your mobile device with at least Android 4.4 ("KitKat") and an NFC function Debiting a payment card stored with Google Pay or a payment system verified there (e.g PayPal). To release a payment via Google Pay of more than €25, you must first unlock your mobile device using the verification measure set up (e.g. face recognition, password, fingerprint or pattern). For the purpose of payment processing, the information you provide during the ordering process together 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 source website, which is used to verify that the payment has been made. This transaction number does not contain any information about the real payment data of your means of payment stored with Google Pay, but is created and transmitted as a uniquely valid numeric token. For all transactions via Google Pay, Google only acts 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 debiting the means of payment stored with Google Pay. If personal data is processed in the transmissions described, the processing takes place exclusively for the purpose of payment processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Google reserves the right to collect, store and evaluate certain process-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 provided by the merchant of the goods or services purchased, photographs you included with the transaction, the name and email addresses of the seller and buyer, or of 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 takes place exclusively in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of the legitimate interest in proper accounting, the verification of transaction data and the optimization and functional maintenance of the Google Pay service. Google also reserves the right to combine the processed process data with other information that is collected and stored when Google uses other Google services. The terms of use of Google Pay 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 below Internet address: https://payments.google.com/payments/apis-secure/get_legal_document?ldo=0&ldt=privacynotice&ldl=de - Klarna If you select a Klarna payment service, the payment will be processed by Klarna Bank AB (publ), https:/ /www.klarna.com/de/, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter "Klarna"). In order to enable the processing of the payment, your personal data (first and last name, street, house number, zip code, city, gender, email address, telephone number and IP address) as well as data related to the order are stored (e.g. B. Invoice amount, article, type of delivery) for the purpose of the identity and credit check, provided that you are here in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have expressly consented in the course of the ordering process. You can see here which credit agencies your data can be forwarded to: https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/credit_rating_agencies The credit report may contain probability values ​​(so-called Score values). As far as 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, but is not limited to, address data. The received information about the statistical probability of a payment default uses Klarna for a balanced decision on the creation, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the person responsible for data processing or to Klarna. However, Klarna may remain continues to be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing. Your personal information will be processed in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna's data protection regulations for data subjects based in Germany https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_de/privacy or for data subjects based in Austria https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/de_at/privacy. - PayPal When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment in installments" via PayPal, we give your payment details to PayPal (Europe) Sarl as part of the payment process et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and only to the extent that this is necessary for payment processing. PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment in installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR passed on to credit agencies on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of default for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values ​​(so-called. Score values). As far as 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, but is not limited to, address data. For more information on data protection law, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message object to PayPal. However, PayPal may remain continues to be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing. - Shopify Payments We use the payment service provider "Shopify Payments", 3rd Floor, Europa House, Harcourt Building, Harcourt Street, Dublin 2. If you choose a payment method offered by the payment service provider Shopify Payments, the payment will be processed by the technical service provider Stripe Payments Europe Ltd., 1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland, to whom we communicated your during the ordering process Information as well as information about your order (name, address, account number, bank code, possibly Credit card number, invoice amount, currency and transaction number) in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payments with Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. and only insofar as it is necessary for this. For more information about Shopify Payments' privacy policy, visit the following web address: https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy. Data protection information on Stripe Payments Europe Ltd. can be found here: https://stripe.com/de/privacy 9) Online marketing 9.1 Facebook pixels for the creation of custom audiences (with cookie consent tool) Within our online offer, the so-called "Facebook Pixel" of the social network Facebook is used, which is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us, which is played on Facebook, the URL of our linked page is added by Facebook Pixel. If our site allows data to be shared with Facebook via pixels, this URL parameter is written to the user's browser via a cookie, which our linked site sets itself. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and enables the data to be forwarded to Facebook. With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is on the one hand able to use the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called. "Facebook Ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain features (e.g. interests in certain topics or products, which are determined based on the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called. "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interests of users and are not annoying. In this way, we can further evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by understanding whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called. "Conversion"). The data collected is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data can enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook. The data processing associated with the use of the Facebook pixel will only take place if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website. 9.2 - Google AdSense This website uses Google AdSense, a web advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google AdSense uses so-called Cookies, i.e. text files, which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. In addition, Google AdSense also uses so-called "Web beacons" (small invisible graphics), through the use of which simple actions such as visitor traffic on the website can be recorded, collected and evaluated. The information generated by the cookie and/or web beacon (including your IP address) about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there. This can also lead to a transmission to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US. Google uses the information obtained in this way to evaluate your usage behavior with regard to the AdSense ads. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google AdSense will not be merged with other Google data. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is required by law and/or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. All of the processing described above, in particular the reading of information on the end device used via cookies and/or web beacons, will only be carried out if you have given us permission in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. Without this consent, Google AdSense will not be used during your visit to the site. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by deactivating this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website. Google's data protection regulations can be viewed here: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ 10) Page functionalities Use of YouTube videos This website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider "Youtube", which belongs to the Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). The extended data protection mode is used here, which, according to the provider, only initiates the storage of user information when the video(s) is/are played. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider "Youtube" uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to information from "Youtube", these are used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive practices. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be assigned to your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. You have a right to object to the creation of these User Profiles, and you must be directed to YouTube to use them. When using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US. Regardless of any playback of the embedded video, every time you visit this website, you will be connected to the Google Network, which may trigger further data processing without our having any influence. All of the processing described above, in particular the reading of information on the end device used via the tracking pixel, will only be carried out if you inform us in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO have given your express consent to this. Without this consent, YouTube videos will not be used during your visit to the site. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the "Cookie Consent Tool" provided on the website via alternative options communicated to you on the website. You can find more information on data protection at "Youtube" in the YouTube terms of use at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms and in Google's data protection declaration at https://www.google.de/intl/ de/policies/privacy 11) Tools and other cookie consent tool This website uses a so-called cookie consent tool to obtain effective user consent for cookies that require consent and cookie-based applications. “Cookie Consent Tool”. The "Cookie-Consent-Tool" is displayed to users when the page is accessed in the form of an interactive user interface, on which consent can be given for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications by ticking the box. By using the tool, all cookies/services that require consent are only loaded if the respective user gives their consent by ticking the box. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective end device of the user if consent has been given. The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed here. If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and therefore in a legally compliant design of our website. Another legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. As the person responsible, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent. Further information on the operator and the setting options for the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website. 12) Rights of the data subject 12.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights to information and intervention rights) vis-à-vis the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the stated legal basis for the respective exercise requirements: - Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR; - Right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR; - Right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR; - Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR; - Right to information according to Art. 19 GDPR; - Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR; - Right to revoke granted consent in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR; - Right to complain according to Art. 77 DSGVO. 12.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING REASONABLE INTERESTS, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE. IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA INVOLVED. FURTHER PROCESSING IS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPULSORY REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING, THAT OUTSIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING OR EXPRESSION APPLIES. IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY OBJECTIVE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE. MAKE USE OF YOUR CONTINGENCY RIGHT, WE FINISH THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ACCEPTANCE. 13) Duration of storage of personal data The duration of storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and - if relevant - additionally on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law). When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his consent. Are there statutory retention periods for data that are used in the context of legal transactions or obligations similar to legal transactions on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR are processed, this data is routinely deleted after the retention period has expired, provided that it is no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation and / or we have no legitimate interest in further storage. When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, 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 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.