Here you will find all information on the collection and processing of your personal data:
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 how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data in this context is all data with which you can be personally identified.
1.2 The responsible party for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is SophiaMatrix UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Am Kaisergraben 21, 87600 Kaufbeuren, Germany, Tel.: 08341 – 9664100, e-mail: email@example.com. The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
2.1 During the mere informational use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect such data that your browser transmits to the page server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:
The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data is not 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.
2.2 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or requests to the responsible party). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
3.1 We host the content of our website with the following providers:
The provider is Host Europe GmbH, Hansestraße 111, 51149, Cologne (hereinafter referred to as Host Europe) When you visit our website, Host Europe collects various log files including your IP addresses.
The use of Host Europe is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). We have a legitimate interest in the most reliable presentation of our website. If a corresponding consent has been requested, processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) and Section 25 (1) of the German Teleservices Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. for device fingerprinting) as defined by the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
3.2 Order processing
We have concluded an order processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3.3 External hosting
This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the hoster(s). 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.
External hosting is carried out for the purpose of contract fulfillment vis-à-vis our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the German Data Protection Act (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 of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO)). Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) and Section 25 para. 1 of the German Teleservices Data Protection Act (TTDSG), insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s terminal device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Our hoster(s) will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill their service obligations and follow our instructions regarding this data.
We use the following hoster(s):
Allgäu IT GmbH
3.3 Order processing
We have concluded an order processing agreement (DPA) for the use of the above-mentioned service. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that this processes the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
If personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) either for the performance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in the case of consent given, or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as 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 can decide individually about their acceptance or 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.
4.2 Consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses the Borlabs Cookie consent technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in accordance with data protection law. The provider of this technology is Borlabs GmbH, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter referred to as Borlabs).
When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider.
The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.
In the context of contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is processed – exclusively for the purpose of processing and responding to your request and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.
The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). If your contact is aimed at a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). Your data will be deleted when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.
6.1 Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO).
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 data (name, address, e-mail address) provided by you when placing the order in order to inform you personally about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period within the framework of our legal information obligations pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. c of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) by suitable means of communication (e.g. by post or e-mail). Your contact data will be used strictly for the purpose of informing you about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent necessary for the respective information.
For the processing of your order, we also cooperate with the following service provider(s), which support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.
6.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)
One or more online payment methods of the following provider are available on this website: PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg.
If you select a payment method of the provider where you make advance payments, your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). In this case, your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of payment processing with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.
If you select a payment method for which we make advance payments, you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, if applicable, data on an alternative means of payment) during the order process.
In order to protect our legitimate interest in determining your ability to pay in such cases, we will forward this data to the provider for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). The provider checks on the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as other data (such as shopping cart, invoice amount, order history, payment experience) whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.
The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). If 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.
You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary to process payments in accordance with the contract.
6.3 Forwarding and transfer of data to SproutVideo
The operator of the video platform is SproutVideo, LLC, 190 N 10th St, Ste 313, Brooklyn, NY 11211
We would like to inform you that some of our services require the use of the SproutVideo platform for video distribution. In this context, it may be necessary to forward certain information to SproutVideo to enable the provision of these services. The information transferred may include information about your video viewing history and related interactions with videos hosted on the SproutVideo Platform.
The transfer of your data to SproutVideo is solely for the purpose of providing and improving our services and ensuring the quality and security of the video content. SproutVideo is subject to its own privacy policies and security measures that protect your data.
We want to emphasize that we will treat your personal data confidentially and will only share it to the extent necessary and in compliance with applicable data protection laws. Your data protection and privacy are our top priority.
If you have any questions or concerns about the sharing of your information with SproutVideo or would like more information about SproutVideo’s privacy practices, please feel free to contact us. Please contact us at the email address provided in Section 1.2.
Our onward transfer of your data to SproutVideo is in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), based on our legitimate interest in providing high quality video content and services to our users.
If you have any concerns about this onward transfer or wish to withdraw your consent, please contact us via the email address provided in section 1.2.
We appreciate your trust in our services and are committed to addressing any questions or concerns you may have to the best of our ability.
This website uses the web analytics service provided by the following provider: Automattic Inc, 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.
With the help of cookies and/or comparable technologies (tracking pixels, web beacons, algorithms for reading terminal device and browser information), the service collects and stores pseudonymized visitor data, including information about the terminal device used, such as the IP address and browser information, in order to evaluate it for statistical analyses of usage behavior on our website and to create pseudonymized usage profiles. Among other things, this enables the evaluation of movement patterns (so-called heat maps), which show the duration of page visits as well as interactions with page content (e.g. text entries, scrolling, clicks and mouse-overs). Pseudonymization fundamentally excludes the possibility of direct personal reference. A combination with clear data about your person collected in any other way does not take place.
All processing described above, in particular the reading or saving of information on the end device used, is only carried out if you have given us your express consent to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO). 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.
We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of our site visitors’ data and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.
For data transfers to the USA, the provider has joined the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.
This website uses a so-called “cookie consent tool” to obtain effective user consent for cookies and cookie-based applications that require consent. The “Cookie Consent Tool” is displayed to users in the form of an interactive user interface when they call up the page, on which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the appropriate box. By using the tool, all cookies/services requiring consent are only loaded if the respective user grants the corresponding consent by setting a check mark. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the respective user’s end device if consent has been granted.
The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cookie preferences. Personal user data is generally not processed in this context.
If, in individual cases, personal data (such as the IP address) is processed for the purpose of storing, assigning or logging cookie settings, this is done in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) on the basis of our legitimate interest in legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.
Further legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). As the responsible party, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user consent.
To the extent necessary, we have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, which ensures the protection of the data of our site visitors and prohibits unauthorized disclosure to third parties.
Further information on the operator and the setting options of the cookie consent tool can be found directly in the corresponding user interface on our website.
he applicable data protection law grants you the following data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, whereby reference is made to the stated legal basis for the respective exercise prerequisites:
9.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS ON THE BASIS OF OUR OVERRIDING LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CONTINUE PROCESSING IF WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ASSERTING, EXERCISING OR DEFENDING LEGAL CLAIMS.
IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.
The duration of the storage of personal data is measured on the basis of the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally on the basis of the respective statutory retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).
When processing personal data on the basis of explicit consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO), the data concerned will be stored until you revoke your consent.
If there are legal retention periods for data that is processed within the scope of legal or quasi-legal obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, this data will be routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of a contract and/or there is no legitimate interest on our part to continue storing it.
When personal data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), this data is stored until you exercise your right to object pursuant to Art. 21(1) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
When processing personal data for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), this data will be stored until you exercise your right to object in accordance with Article 21 (2) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this statement about specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.