1. Privacy at a glance
The following references give a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data with which you can be personally identified. You will find comprehensive information on the topic of privacy in our Privacy Statement provided below this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is done by the operator of the site, whose contact data can be found in the site’s legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
One way we collect your data is when you disclose them to us. These could be the data you enter into a contact form, for instance.
Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our site. These are primarily technical data (for example, Internet browser, operating system or the time the site was viewed). These data are automatically collected as soon as you enter our website.
For what purposes do we utilise your data?
A portion of the data is collected in order to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyse user behaviour.
What rights do you have with respect to your data?
You can demand access to information on the origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data at any time free of charge. What is more, you are entitled to demand that these data be rectified, blocked or erased. To do so, as well as for further inquiries on the topic of privacy, you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the legal notice. In addition, you have the right to appeal to the relevant regulatory authorities.
You also have the right to demand restriction of processing for your personal data under certain circumstances. You will find details on this in the Privacy Statement under the heading “Right to restriction of processing”.
Analysis tools and tools from third-party suppliers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programmes. Your surfing behaviour is usually analysed anonymously; it cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this point in the following Privacy Statement.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of the ways in which you can raise objections in this Privacy Statement.
2. General and required information
The operators of this site take your privacy very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with data protection legislation as well as this Privacy Statement.
When you use this website, personal data are collected. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. This Privacy Statement explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.
We would like to point out that any data transmission on the internet can exhibit security vulnerability (for example, e-mail communication). It is impossible to protect data completely from access by third parties.
Information on the responsible party
The party responsible for data processing on this website is:
Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH
Oderwitzer Straße 8
D - 02747 Herrnhut
Telephone: +49 (0) 35873 3640
The responsible party is the natural or legal person which decides, either alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of processing personal data (for example, names, e-mail addresses or the like).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can withdraw any consent you may have given to us at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you merely need to send us an informal note by e-mail. This withdrawal has no effect on the legality of the data processing already undertaken up to the time of the withdrawal.
Right to object to the collection of data in specific cases, as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 of the German General Data Protection Regulation)
When data processing is done on the basis of par. 1 (e) or (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation, you are entitled to enter an objection to the processing of your data at any time for reasons arising from your specific situation; this also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. You will find the respective legal basis for processing in this Privacy Statement. If you enter an objection, we shall no longer process the personal data affected by your objection unless we can provide evidence of compelling legitimate grounds for such processing which outweigh your interests, rights and liberties, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims (objection pursuant to Art. 21 par. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation).
If your personal data are processed in order to engage in direct marketing, you are entitled to object at any time to the processing of personal data affecting yourself for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for purposes of direct marketing (objection pursuant to par. 2 of the General Data Protection Regulation).
Right of appeal to the relevant regulatory authorities
In the event of violations of the General Data Protection Regulation, those affected are allowed a right of appeal to regulatory authorities, in particular in the member state of their usual place of residence, place of work or place of the presumed violation. The right of appeal is not affected by other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we have automatically processed based on your consent or to fulfil a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a conventional, machine-readable form. Should you request direct transmission of the data to another responsible person, this shall only be done if technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for reasons of security and to protect the communication of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries you send to us as site operators. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the “https://” instead of “http://” in the address bar of the browser and the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you submit to us cannot be seen by third parties.
Access, blocking, erasure and rectification
Within the scope of currently effective statutory provisions, you have the right to access, at any time and free of charge, information on your recorded personal data, their origin and recipient, and the purposes of data processing, as well as the right to rectify, block or erase these data. In this context, it is possible that we may store your personal data despite your request for erasure, rectification or withdrawal in accordance with Articles 15, 17 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation for such time as claims can be asserted against our company (for instance, warranty or legal periods of limitation of up to thirty years) or if we are obligated to store and document them for up to ten years owing to legislation (retention periods in accordance with fiscal and commercial law, tax deadlines, periods set by the Credit Services Act and the Money Laundering Act). If you have any further questions in this regard or concerning the topic of personal data, you can contact the person mentioned in “3. Data Protection Officer”.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand a restriction of processing for your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address indicated in the Legal Notice. The right to restriction of processing obtains in the following cases:
If you claim that the personal data which we have recorded is incorrect, we generally require time to review this claim. As long as the review is in progress, you have the right to demand a restriction of processing for your personal data.
If your personal data were or are processed wrongfully, you can demand restriction of processing instead of erasure.
If we no longer need your personal data, yet you require them for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to demand restriction of processing instead of erasure of your personal data.
If you have entered an objection in accordance with Art. 21 par. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation, an assessment of your interests as opposed to our own must be undertaken. As long as it has not been decided whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of processing of your personal data.
If you have imposed a restriction of processing for your personal data, these data may only be processed – aside from being recorded – with your consent or for the assertion, exercise of defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
Objection to promotional e-mails
We hereby object to anyone using the contact data published within the scope of the statutory obligations regarding the legal notice to send advertising and information material not expressly requested. The operators of this site expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam e-mails.
3. Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer prescribed by law
We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.
Herrnhuter Sterne GmbH
Oderwitzer Str. 8
Telephone: +49 (0) 35873/364-0
4. Data collection practices on our website
Some websites make use of so-called cookies. Cookies do no harm to your computer and contain no viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically erased after your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the website.
You can set your browser so that it notifies you of cookies and enables them to be generally refused or only accepted in specific cases, or you can activate a feature that automatically erases cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies can impair the functionality of this website.
Pursuant to Art. 6 par. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation, we store cookies which are required to execute electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions you desire (for example, the shopping cart feature). Website operators have a legitimate interest in storing cookies in order to provide services which are optimised and free of technical defects. If other cookies are stored (for example, cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour), these are treated separately in this Privacy Statement.
Server log files
The provider of this website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits to us. There are:
Browser type and browser version
Operating system in use
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of server inquiry
These data are not merged with other data sources.
The data are collected in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Website operators have a legitimate interest in having their website optimised and displayed without errors – server log files must be recorded for this purpose.
When you make inquiries using our contact form, we store the data you have provided, including any contact data, for the purpose of processing the inquiry and any subsequent inquiries. We do not forward these data without your consent.
Hence the data in the contact form are processed only with your consent (Art. 6 par. 1 (a) of the General Data Protection Regulation). You can withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future. To do so, you need merely send us an informal note by e-mail. This will not affect the legality of the data processing operations performed up to the time you withdraw your consent.
The data you have entered in the contact form remain with us until you demand their erasure, withdraw your consent or the purpose for storing the data no longer obtains (for example, after your inquiry has been fully processed). This does not affect mandatory statutory provisions.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses the functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files placed on your computer to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information produced by the cookie on your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.
Google Analytics cookies are saved and this analysis tool used in accordance with Art. 6 par. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation. Website operators have a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their online offer as well as their advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that Google abbreviates your IP address in member states of the European Union or in other countries which are contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting it to the U.S. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and then abbreviated. At the behest of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to render other services for the website operator related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the placement of cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the features on this website. You can also prevent the transmission of the data produced by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and Google’s processing of these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This places an opt-out cookie that prevents your data being collected during future visits to this website: deactivate Google Analytics.
You will find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy statement: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.
We have signed an order processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics function of Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This makes it possible to compile reports on the age, sex and interests of the visitors to the website. These data come from Google’s interest-based advertising and from third-party providers’ visitor data. These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. You can deactivate this function at any time using the display settings in your Google account or generally forbid Google Analytics to collect your data as described in the section on “Objection to data collection”.
6. Plug-ins und tools
Google Web Fonts
This website makes use of so-called web fonts provided by Google to ensure a uniform image. Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.
This website uses Google Maps through an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
In order to use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence over this data transmission.
Google Maps are used in the interest of displaying our online offers attractively and to make it easier to find the places we mention on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 par. 1 (f) of the General Data Protection Regulation.