We take the protection of your data seriously.
The following explanation is intended to give you an overview of the kind and purpose of data that is being collected by us / the provider.
Thomas Gardener GmbH & Co.KG
Managing director: Thomas Eckholdt
Am Kaiserkai 30
Telephone: +49 (0)40 800 80 88-0
Telefax: +49 (0)40 800 80 88-66
You may visit our site without entering any details to your person. We do collect information that has no bearing to your immediate person, such as information on your ISP, the site from which you were referred and the name of the requested page. This data is exclusively for the purpose of improving our website and provide no further private information. Personal data will only be collected if you agree to this in the course of your registration in conjunction with an order. We use your personal information gathered in the order process for this process exclusively. When the purchasing contract has been fulfilled, all personal data will be deleted, unless this data is to be kept for future orders, as expressly agreed to by the customer. If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter, your e-mail address will be used for our own advertising purposes, until such time that you choose to cancel this service.
Visit of Website
When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The information includes the following and will be collected without your intervention until an automated deletion occurs:
- Provider data
- Description of what kind of operating system is used
- Status message if the retrieval was successful
- Date and time of data rerieval
- Name of the retrieved file
- Transferred amount of data
- Description of what kind of web browser is used
- The previously visited website
- Your IP address
The data mentioned above are processed by us for the following purposes:
- Ensuring comfortable use of our website
- Ensuring a smooth connection to the website
- Evaluation of system security and stability
The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. We do not, in any case, use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you.
Using our contact form
We offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on our website or via our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org for questions of any kind. It is necessary to enter a valid e-mail address to process your message correctly. Further information about you and your person is not required but can be provided voluntarily.
The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily granted consent.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after processing this contact or request.
3. Data Security
Your personal data will be encrypted via a 128-Bit SSL connection and transferred via the internet. We protect our website and other systems through technical and organisational means against data loss, destruction, access to, and alterations of your data by unauthorised parties. Access to your personal account is only possible by entering a valid username and password. You should keep your access information secure at all times and remember to log off and close your browser when you have finished using our website, especially if you share a computer with other users.
4. Disclosure of data, Third Party Use of Personal Data, Credit Assessment
A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.
We only share your personal information with third parties
- In the event that there is a legal obligation to disclose the data pursuant to Art.6(1)(c) GDPR, or
- If you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR,
- If the disclosure according to Art.6(1) lit.f GDPR is required and there is no reason to assume that you have a predominantly legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
- If this is legally permissible and required under Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the settlement of contractual relationships with you.
- Third party use of your personal data will occur with the transfer of this information to the assigned delivery company, should delivery be required. To resolve payments, your payment data will be provided to the relevant credit institute tasked with the transaction. If wares are to be delivered before payment, in order to protect our interests, we reserve the right to undertake a credit assessment through the SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden. Your right to privacy will be respected to the full extent of the law. A transfer of information to other third parties will not occur.
We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Such file elements may identify your computer as a technical entity during your visit on our website. This helps improve the performance of the website while repeatedly visiting the website.
However, you usually have the option to change the cookie-behavior in your browser settings, so that you are informed about the occurrence of cookies and that you can allow, exclude or delete existing cookies.
Please use the help function of your internet browser to get information about changing these settings. We point out, that some features of your website may not work if you disable the usage of cookies.
Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or the data stored on your computer or data stored by another server. You do not damage your computer and cookies do not contain viruses.
We recommend the usage of cookies, also see: Art. (6)(1)(f) GDPR: the processing is carried out in order to improve the functions on the website. It is therefore necessary for the protection of our legitimate interests
6. Google Analytics
Google will use this information on our behalf to analyze the use of our online offer by the users, to compile reports about the activities within this online offer, and to perform further services for us that are related to this online offer and the internet use. In the process, pseudonymized user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We use Google Analytics only with activated IP anonymization. This means, the users’ IP addresses will be truncated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Zone. The complete IP address will only be transmitted in exceptional cases to a server of Google in the USA and it will be truncated there. The IP address transmitted from the user’s browser will not be combined with other data of Google.
Furthermore, the users can prevent the storing of cookies by a corresponding setting of their browser software; the users can moreover prevent the gathering of the data generated by the cookie that is to be forwarded to Google and relates to their use of the online offer, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
More information about data use by Google for advertising purposes, options for settings and objections can be found on Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners/ (“Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners),
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads “Use of data for advertising purposes”), http://www.google.de/settings/ads (“Managing information that is used by Google to display advertising to you”) and
http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ (“You decide which advertising Google shows you”).
7. Affected rights
You have the following data subject rights:
- The right to information
You have the right to ask for a confirmation about the status of your processed personal data
- Correction/Erasure/Restriction of processing
- Furthermore, you have the right to ask us to
- Correct personal data concerning you (right to rectification)
- Immediately delete your personal data (right to erasure)
- Restrict the amount of data that is being processed (right to limit processing)
- Right to data transferability
You have the right to receive personally identifiable information you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit that information to another person in charge
- Right of Withdrawal
You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.
- Right of objection
is the right to object against the processing of personal data for the performance of a task in the public interest ( Article 6(1)(e) GDPR ) or for the protection of our legitimate interests, see Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR.
- Right of appeal
If you believe that the processing of personal data is contrary to the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority without prejudice to other legal remedies.
For Thomas Gardener GmbH & Co.KG, the following data protection authority is responsible:
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data protection and Freedom of Information
Klosterwall 6 (Block C)
Source: © W&V; - RA Dr. Carsten Ulbricht