Terms and Conditions / Privacy.
Terms and Conditions
You are encouraged to read these Terms carefully before using ArtistConnect. By using ArtistConnect, you agree to be bound by these terms.
1. General information & definitions
The General Terms and Conditions (hereinafter: 'T&C') govern the use of the website of ArtistConnect (artistconnect.de). The T&C are the fundamental agreement between ArtistConnect (hereinafter also: 'us') and you (hereinafter also: 'you', 'user', 'buyer', 'seller'), which is the basis for the contracts to be agreed upon by us. ArtistConnect provides a marketplace for legal entities and individuals to sell and buy the rights to commercially use and process music recordings ('Beats/Kits'). At ArtistConnect, the sale or purchase of a Beat/Kit means the sale or purchase of the rights to use and process the Beat/Kit, which are transferred to you after the purchase of the Beat/Kit. The rights differ with respect to the license selected by the seller (Unlimited, Limited, Exclusive). Under the circumstances that ArtistConnect makes changes or improvements to the marketplace, there may be restrictions in the use of our website.
2. Conditions for the use of ArtistConnect
3. Data of our users
4. Specifications for publications on ArtistConnect
ArtistConnect explicitly excludes certain content from the marketplace. These are prohibited. If you still publish prohibited content on ArtistConnect, we reserve the right to delete this content and remove your user account. You have no claim for damages. With us, prohibited content includes:
- Copies of legally protected content
- misleading content
- fraudulent and illegal content
- violent and drug glorifying content
- discriminatory and racist content.
- content that infringes copyright and/or trademark law
- Content that violates the agreements with a third party
- content with low quality (especially in the sound quality of the beats/kits)
- Disproportionate spam
- pornographic, offensive content
- promotional content that is not in the interest of ArtistConnect
Our marketplace is intended solely for the sale and purchase of self-made beats/kits and may not be used for any other purpose (e.g. cyberattack on our marketplace or falsification of information and content) by you.
5. Website maintenance & upkeep
ArtistConnect does not guarantee that the marketplace will be available at all times. Apart from purchased licenses, you have no claim that we will provide the marketplace to you. Interruptions in the provision of our marketplace may occur in particular when we carry out maintenance or changes to the marketplace. We reserve the right to remove your data and your user account if we consider your uploaded files to be disproportionately large. Likewise, we reserve the right to completely abandon the marketplace and delete all associated data from you.
6. Duplication & website loads
As a user of our marketplace, you are strictly prohibited (unless authorized by ArtistConnect) from interfering with the features we offer, from making a (different) copy of our website and the content published on it, or from making any load on our platform that deviates from normal.
7. Formation of the contract
ArtistConnect does not publish its own Beats/Kits, but only provides the marketplace where the Beats/Kits can be sold by users. For the provision of the marketplace, which brings the seller and the buyer of the Beats/Kits together, we collect a commission. Under section '14. Costs' we go into more detail about our fees. The prices displayed on our website, are shown exclusively in the currency of the European Economic and Monetary Union (€). At ArtistConnect, all prices are displayed as gross prices (including VAT). We have no influence on the pricing. The price for a beat/kit is chosen by the user who wants to sell the beat/kit. Our liability for the stated amounts is explicitly excluded. With the selection of the usage license (Unlimited, Limited, Exclusive) and the placing of the order, the corresponding contract is concluded, which depends on the selection of the usage license. Subsequently, the concluded contract as well as the purchased beat/kit can be downloaded. The link to the purchased beat/kit is activated immediately after the purchase and can be found afterwards in the order confirmation e-mail or, if the user has registered, additionally in the 'Purchases' area. The payment to the seller is made immediately after the payment to the payment account with our payment service provider 'Stripe'.
8. Financial infrastructure
The following payment methods are available: Credit card (directly or via Apple/Google Pay) When submitting the order, you simultaneously transmit your credit card details to us. If you use Apple Pay or Google Pay, a corresponding window will open to confirm the payment transaction. The credit card data will then be processed by our payment service provider 'Stripe' and after your legitimation as a legitimate cardholder, 'Stripe' will request your credit card company to initiate the payment transaction immediately after the order. The payment transaction is automatically carried out by the credit card company and your card is charged. PayPal During the order process, you will be redirected to the website of the online provider PayPal. To pay the invoice amount via PayPal, you must be registered there or register first, legitimize with your access data and confirm the payment transaction to us. PayPal will execute this immediately thereafter.
9. Liability of ArtistConnect
Our liability is unlimited for damages based on a grossly negligent or intentional breach of duty by us, our vicarious agents and legal representatives. We shall also be liable if we violate essential obligations through slight negligence. By essential obligations we understand such obligations which are decisive for the fulfillment and execution of the contract as well as the achievement of the purpose of the contract. This also includes obligations on which you may rely. If we violate these obligations by slight negligence, our liability is limited to the foreseeable, contract-typical damage. ArtistConnect's liability is, however, expressly excluded for obligations not mentioned in this paragraph, should we breach them with slight negligence. ArtistConnect's liability is unlimited if we should injure life/body/health of another person. Furthermore ArtistConnect is liable in case of a defect in the quality of the product, if we have given a guarantee for it. We are also liable in case of fraudulent concealment of defects. In case of defects the legal rights of liability for defects will be applied and taken into account. If a seller uploads and sells a defective beat/kit, he must either remove the defect or fulfill his obligation. The seller is initially entitled to choose from these two options. If, on the other hand, the purchaser is a consumer, the seller cannot choose. In this case, the consumer may choose between the alternatives. Our liability is explicitly excluded for actions, data, content, graphics, files or the like uploaded and made available by the sellers of our website. We explicitly reserve the right to remove and delete the beats/kits, information, data, graphics, files, their account and other related things uploaded by you from our marketplace without notice, should you violate our TOS. You have explicitly no claim for compensation in this regard. Our liability is explicitly excluded for any losses caused by the removal and deletion. In addition, our liability for unreasonable prices is explicitly excluded. We expressly exclude our liability in the absence of anything to the contrary described by us. ArtistConnect's limited or excluded liability also applies to our representatives, agents and employees. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
10. Availability of the beat/kit after purchase
All files are in WAV format after purchase. Once you have purchased a beat/kit, we will provide you with a 30-day period during which you can download the beat/kit. Once this period has expired, the beat/kit is no longer available from us and can no longer be downloaded. Our liability for purchased beats/kits is explicitly excluded. On our marketplace, the seller of a beat/kit is responsible for uploading error-free beats/kits and enabling its download to the purchaser.
11. Use of the publications of our users
ArtistConnect reserves the right to use the uploaded beats/kits, data, pictures and info of its users. By this we mean that beats/kits, data and info may be stored, edited, reproduced, evaluated and sent by ArtistConnect. This also includes the use of finished songs produced with Beats/Kits sold on our website. In addition, we reserve the right to use them for our own communication and marketing measures. In doing so, you are not entitled to make any financial claims, but expressly waive any such claims. However, we always respect your copyrights and provide your necessary information if we use beats/kits, data, pictures or info from you for communication or marketing purposes.
12. Deletion of unsold beats/kits after three months
ArtistConnect reserves the right to remove beats/kits from the marketplace. We differentiate according to the license agreement chosen by the seller.
Beats/kits that are to be sold under an 'Exclusive' license agreement will be removed by us from ArtisConnect if they are not sold within a three-month period starting after the beat/kit is uploaded to ArtistConnect.
Beats/kits to be sold under a 'Limited' or 'Unlimited' license agreement will be removed by us from ArtisConnect if they are not sold within a three-month period starting after the beat/kit was uploaded to ArtistConnect or not sold within a three-month period starting from the day the beat/kit was sold for the last time.
You have explicitly no claim for compensation if we delete your beats/Kits. A re-upload of an already deleted beat/kit is prohibited.
13. Protected rights: sampling, copyright, GEMA
If you want to sell a beat/kit with samples to us, you must own the rights to this sample. The rights are to be clarified already before uploading the beat/kit, on our marketplace. We regularly check the beats/kits uploaded to us to see if there is a violation of the sample right. If we assume that you violate this agreement with an uploaded beat/kit, ArtistConnect reserves the right to remove the beat/kit from the marketplace. You will not be entitled to any compensation. We explicitly remind our users that they are responsible for checking the rights, of the stuff they use in their beats/kits to be sold through our marketplace. In the event of copyright infringement on our marketplace, we reserve the right to remove the user responsible for the infringement and their copyright infringing material. The user has no claim for compensation. The offered download products are protected by copyright. You receive a simple license to use each download product purchased from us, unless otherwise stated in the respective item description on the website. You may not publish any info or files, especially beats/kits, on ArtistConnect that are detrimental to ArtistConnect. This explicitly excludes the uploading of info, files or beats/kits protected by companies in the music industry (including Gema). You are not allowed to publish data and information on our website that misses the actual purpose of our marketplace.
ArtistConnect charges a commission of 20% on the gross amount of each sold beat/kit. Thus, 80% of the gross amount goes to the seller of a beat/kit. In case of a placement (a loop that is sold via our platform to a producer who uses the placement to produce a song for an artist) ArtistConnect receives 20% of the revenue generated by the loop maker from the placement.
15. Payment via external service provider Stripe
The payments of the revenues are carried out by the external payment service provider 'Stripe'. Therefore, the user is required to create an account with the service 'Stripe Connect' via ArtistConnect. This can be set up in the settings via the item 'Payouts'. The payout cycle here is daily, with the money going into the balance at the payment service provider 7 days after the purchase. The balance is then automatically transferred to the user's bank account.
16. Final provisions
The content and presentation of these pages have been compiled to the best of our knowledge and belief in accordance with applicable law. Should you nevertheless see your rights, property rights or other legal provisions violated, we ask in the sense of the duty to mitigate damages for a message without cost note. We guarantee that the infringement will be remedied by immediately removing or changing the rightly objected passages. The involvement of a chargeable legal counsel on your part ('warning') is not necessary for this. If, however, you or a third party commissioned by you should trigger or cause costs to be triggered without prior contact and attempted mediation, these must be rejected in full. In addition, in such a case, you may receive a counterclaim for failure to comply with the aforementioned guarantee of recovery. Our General Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed by the laws of Germany. If you are a consumer, please contact this e-mail address in the event of a dispute: email@example.com. In case of any disputes arising from the contractual relationship, if the Buyer is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law, the action shall be brought before the court having jurisdiction for the registered office of ArtistConnect. ArtistConnect is also entitled to sue at the headquarters of the purchaser.
1. data protection at a glance
Data collection on this website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the section "Note on the responsible party" in this data protection declaration.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected by you providing it to us. This can be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or after your consent when you visit the website by our IT systems. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent at any time for the future. You also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When visiting this website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done primarily with so-called analysis programs.
2. hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster's servers. This may include, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.
We use the following hoster:
Firebase - Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Cloud CDN
We use the content delivery network Google Cloud CDN. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google offers a globally distributed content delivery network. This technically routes the transfer of information between your browser and our website via Google's network. This allows us to increase the worldwide accessibility and performance of our website.
The use of Google Cloud CDN is based on our legitimate interest in providing our website as error-free and secure as possible (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://cloud.google.com/terms/eu-model-contract-clause.
Further information on Google Cloud CDN can be found here: https://cloud.google.com/cdn/docs/overview?hl=de.
3. general notes and mandatory information
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Note on the responsible party
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
ArtistConnect UG (haftungsbeschränkt).
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The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).
Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your personal data will remain with us until the purpose for the data processing no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke your consent to data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your personal data (e.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law); in the latter case, the data will be deleted once these reasons no longer apply.
Note on data transfer to the USA and other third countries
Among other things, we use tools from companies based in the USA or other third countries that are not secure under data protection law. If these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to these third countries and processed there. We would like to point out that no level of data protection comparable to that in the EU can be guaranteed in these countries. For example, US companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you as a data subject being able to take legal action against this. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g. intelligence agencies) may process, evaluate and permanently store your data located on U.S. servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct marketing (Art. 21 DSGVO).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED 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 MARKETING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT MARKETING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 21 (2) OF THE GERMAN DATA PROTECTION ACT).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on this website
If there is an obligation to transmit your payment data (e.g. account number in the case of direct debit authorization) to us after the conclusion of a contract with costs, this data is required for payment processing.
Payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
With encrypted communication, your payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, deletion and correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:
If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 (1) DSGVO, a balancing of your and our interests must be carried out. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
4. data collection on this website
Our internet pages use so-called "cookies". Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your terminal device. Session cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or until they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behavior or display advertising.
Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (necessary cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimize the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO); consent can be revoked at any time.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the scope of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
browser type and browser version
Operating system used
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website - for this purpose, the server log files must be collected.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) if this has been requested.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests sent to us (Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO) if this has been requested.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular legal retention periods - remain unaffected.
Registration on this website
You can register on this website in order to use additional functions on the site. We use the data entered for this purpose only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise we will reject the registration.
For important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or for technically necessary changes, we use the e-mail address provided during registration to inform you in this way.
The data entered during registration is processed for the purpose of implementing the user relationship established by registration and, if necessary, for initiating further contracts (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).
The data collected during registration will be stored by us for as long as you are registered on this website and will then be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Registration with Google
Instead of registering directly on this website, you can register with Google. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
To register with Google, you only need to enter your Google name and password. Google will identify you and confirm your identity to our website.
When you register with Google, we may be able to use certain information on your account to complete your profile with us. You decide whether and what information this is as part of your Google security settings, which can be found here: https://myaccount.google.com/security and https://myaccount.google.com/permissions.
The data processing involved in Google registration is based on our legitimate interest in providing our users with the simplest possible registration process (Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO). Since the use of the registration function is voluntary and the users themselves can decide on the respective access options, no conflicting overriding rights of the data subjects are apparent.
5. analysis tools and advertising
Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to embed tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, does not store cookies and does not perform any independent analyses. It only serves to manage and play out the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager records your IP address, which may also be transferred to Google's parent company in the United States.
The use of the Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a quick and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on his website. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. In doing so, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, length of stay, operating systems used and the origin of the user. This data may be summarized by Google in a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their end device.
Furthermore, Google Analytics may record your mouse and scroll movements and clicks, among other things. Furthermore, Google Analytics uses various modeling approaches to supplement the collected data sets and uses machine learning technologies in the data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Demographic characteristics with Google Analytics
This website uses the "demographic characteristics" function of Google Analytics to display suitable advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows reports to be generated that include statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as from visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item "Objection to data collection".
Google Analytics e-commerce tracking
This website uses the "e-commerce tracking" function of Google Analytics. With the help of e-commerce tracking, the website operator can analyze the purchasing behavior of website visitors in order to improve its online marketing campaigns. This involves recording information such as orders placed, average order values, shipping costs and the time from viewing to purchasing a product. This data can be summarized by Google under a transaction ID, which is assigned to the respective user or his device.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that is linked to cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymized or deleted after 2 months. For details, please see the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
6. plugins and tools
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that this website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google WebFonts is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the uniform presentation of the typeface on his website. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. a consent to store cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
7. eCommerce and payment providers
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are necessary for the establishment, content or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of this website (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer upon conclusion of a contract for online stores, dealers and shipment of goods
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the contract, such as to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution entrusted with the payment processing. A further transmission of the data does not take place or only if you have expressly agreed to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
Data transfer upon conclusion of a contract for services and digital content
We transmit personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of contract processing, for example to the credit institution commissioned with payment processing.
Further transmission of data does not take place or only if you have expressly consented to the transmission. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
We integrate payment services from third-party companies on our website. When you make a purchase from us, your payment data (e.g. name, payment amount, account details, credit card number) are processed by the payment service provider for the purpose of payment processing. For these transactions, the respective contract and data protection provisions of the respective providers apply. The use of the payment service providers is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (contract processing) and in the interest of a smooth, convenient and secure payment process (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Insofar as your consent is requested for certain actions, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO is the legal basis for data processing; consents can be revoked at any time for the future.
We use the following payment services / payment service providers within the scope of this website:
The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal").
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/pocpsa-full.
Provider for customers within the EU is Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd,1 Grand Canal Street Lower, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin, Ireland (hereinafter "Stripe").
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://stripe.com/de/privacy and https://stripe.com/de/guides/general-data-protection-regulation.