As of June 10th, 2021
We, minimals GmbH, (hereinafter jointly: " the company ", " we " or " us ") take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like to inform you about data protection in our company at this point.
As part of our data protection responsibility, additional obligations have been imposed on us by the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679; hereinafter: "DS-GVO" ) in order to protect personal data of the person affected by processing ( we address you as the data subject in the following as "customer", "user" , " you" or " data subject ").
Based on the model of Art. 4 GDPR, this data protection notice is based on the following definitions:
– "Personal data" (Art. 4 No. 1 DS-GVO) is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). A person can be identified if they can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of an assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, an online identifier, location data or using information about their physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity characteristics can be identified. The identifiability can also be provided by linking such information or other additional knowledge. The origin, form or embodiment of the information is irrelevant (photos, video or sound recordings can also contain personal data).
– "Processing" (Art. 4 No. 2 DS-GVO) is any process in which personal data is handled, whether with or without the help of automated (i.e. technology-supported) processes. In particular, this includes collecting (ie acquiring), recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosing through transmission, distribution or other provision, comparison , the linking, the restriction, the deletion or the destruction of personal data as well as the change of an objective or purpose on which data processing was originally based.
– "Responsible person" (Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO) is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.
– "Third party" (Art. 4 No. 10 DS-GVO) is any natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or processor are authorized to process the personal data; this also includes other corporate legal entities.
– "Processor" (Art. 4 No. 8 DS-GVO) is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible, in particular in accordance with his instructions (e.g. IT Service provider). In terms of data protection law, a processor is in particular not a third party.
- "Consent" (Art. 4 No. 11 DS-GVO) of the data subject means any voluntary, informed and unambiguous expression of will in the specific case in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory action with which the data subject agrees indicates that she consents to the processing of her personal data.
Name and address of the person responsible for processing
We are responsible for the processing of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DS-GVO:
For more information about our company, please refer to the imprint information on our website.
Legal bases of data processing
In principle, any processing of personal data is prohibited by law and is only permitted if the data processing falls under one of the following justifications:
- Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit agrees to the processing of personal data concerning him for one or more specific purposes;
– Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR: If the processing is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party or to carry out pre-contractual measures that are carried out at the request of the data subject;
– Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. c GDPR: If the processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the person responsible is subject (e.g. a statutory retention obligation);
- Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. d GDPR: If the processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person;
- Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. e GDPR: If the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible or
- Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR ("legitimate interests"): If the processing is necessary to protect legitimate (in particular legal or economic) interests of the person responsible or a third party, provided that there are no conflicting interests or The rights of the person concerned prevail (especially if the person concerned is a minor).
For the processing operations we carry out, we indicate below the applicable legal basis in each case. Processing can also be based on several legal bases.
Data Erasure and Storage Duration
The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods). After the period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted if they are no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.
We use appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties (e.g. TSL encryption for our website), taking into account the state of the art and the implementation costs and the nature, scope, context and purpose of the processing and the existing risks of a data breach (including its likelihood and impact) for the data subject. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Cooperation with processors
If necessary, we use external domestic and foreign service providers to process our business transactions (e.g. for the areas of IT, logistics, telecommunications, sales and marketing). They only act according to our instructions and have been contractually obliged to comply with the data protection regulations in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO.
Requirements for the transfer of personal data to third countries
As part of our business relationships, your personal information may be shared or disclosed with third party companies. These may also be located outside the European Economic Area (EEA), i.e. in third countries. Such processing is carried out solely to fulfill contractual and business obligations and to maintain your business relationship with us. We will inform you about the respective details of the transfer below at the relevant points.
The European Commission has certified some third countries through so-called adequacy decisions that they have data protection that is comparable to the EEA standard (a list of these countries and a copy of the adequacy decisions can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/ international-transfers/adequacy/index_en.html). In other third countries, to which personal data may be transferred, there may not be a consistently high level of data protection due to a lack of legal provisions. If this is the case, we make sure that data protection is adequately guaranteed. This can be done via binding company regulations, standard contractual clauses from the European Commission for the protection of personal data, certificates or recognized codes of conduct. Please contact us if you would like more information on this.
Legal obligation to transmit certain data
Under certain circumstances, we may be subject to a special statutory or legal obligation to make lawfully processed personal data available to third parties, in particular public bodies (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c DS-GVO).
You can assert your rights as a data subject with regard to your processed personal data at any time using the contact details given above. As a data subject, you have the right:
- to request information about your data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DS-GVO. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of data, the categories of recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal , the origin of their data, if they were not collected from us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details;
- in accordance with Art. 16 DS-GVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect data or the completion of your data stored by us;
- according to Art. 17 DS-GVO to demand the deletion of your data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend required by legal claims;
- according to Art. 18 DS-GVO to demand the restriction of the processing of your data, insofar as the correctness of the data is disputed by you or the processing is unlawful;
– in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible ("data portability");
– to object to the processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR if the processing is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter e or Letter f GDPR. This is particularly the case if the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you. Unless it is an objection to direct advertising, we ask that you explain the reasons why we should not process your data as we have done when exercising such an objection. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either stop or adjust the data processing or show you our compelling legitimate reasons for continuing the processing;
- according to Art. 7 Para. 3 DS-GVO your consent once (even before the validity of the DS-GVO, i.e. before May 25th, 2018) given - i.e. your voluntary, in an informed manner and unequivocally by a declaration or another clear confirming Action made understandable that you consent to the processing of the personal data concerned for one or more specific purposes - to revoke this at any time to us if you have given such consent. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and
- according to Art. 77 DS-GVO to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data in our company.
Processed personal data
1. Visiting our website
When using our website for informational purposes, we collect, store and process the following categories of personal data:
"Log data": When you visit our website, a so-called log data record (so-called server log files) is stored temporarily and anonymously on our web server. This consists of:
– the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL)
– the name and URL of the requested page
– the date and time of the call
– the description of the type, language and version of the web browser used
- the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be established
– the amount of data transferred
– the operating system
– the message whether the call was successful (access status/Http status code)
– the GMT time zone difference
The processing of the log data serves statistical purposes and to improve the quality of our website, in particular the stability and security of the connection (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DS-GVO).
2. Inquiries by email or contact form
When using contact forms or contacting us by e-mail, the data transmitted will be processed (e.g. gender, surname and first name, address, company, e-mail address and the time of transmission).
The processing of contact form data takes place to process customer inquiries (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b or lit. f DS-GVO). Your data will be deleted after your request has been finally processed. This is the case 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.
3. Opening a customer account
In accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. 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.
If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. Providing further data is voluntary and is used to be able to address you personally. We use the double opt-in procedure to send the newsletter. This means that we will only send you a newsletter if you have expressly confirmed to us that you consent to the sending of the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation email asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive newsletters in the future.
By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, 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 collected by us when registering for the newsletter is used exclusively for advertising purposes by way of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose 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 immediately from our newsletter distribution list, 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 inform you in this declaration inform.
5. Online store
Additionally, when you make a purchase or attempt to make a purchase through our website, we collect certain information from you, including your name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers, email address, and phone number). The data is collected, stored and, if necessary, passed on by us, insofar as this is necessary to provide the contractual services. In particular, we use the data to identify you as a customer, to process the order, to correspond with you, for invoicing and, if necessary, to process contractual and non-contractual claims. The data is collected, stored and passed on for the purpose of fulfilling the contract, based on Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Failure to provide this data may result in the contract not being able to be concluded.
In particular, we are entitled to transfer your data to third parties if and to the extent that this is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures and fulfill a contract in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b) GDPR, to fulfill a legal obligation within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c) GDPR or to enforce our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR. A transmission can be made in particular to
- a) Shipping service providers for the purpose of delivery;
- b) payment institutions;
- c) payment service providers;
- d) Debt collection companies for the purpose of enforcing claims if you are in default. Here lies our legitimate interest in enforcing our legitimate claim. Due to our advance performance and your delay, our legitimate interests prevail.
Your other data is collected on a voluntary basis and in accordance with your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
6. Payment service provider (payment service provider)
For payments you can use the PayPal service, among others. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also offers the possibility to process virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.
PayPal's European operating company is PayPal (Europe) S.à.rl & Cie. SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the person concerned selects "PayPal" as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned agrees to the transmission of the personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, cell phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. Personal data relating to the respective order is also required to process the purchase contract.
The purpose of transmitting the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for processing will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the person responsible for processing can be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify your identity and creditworthiness.
PayPal may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the option to withdraw their consent to the processing of personal data at any time by contacting PayPal. A revocation has no influence on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
- Instant bank transfer
For payments, you can use the Sofortüberweisung service, among other things. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung is a technical procedure through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables the merchant to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after the order is placed.
The operator of the Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
If the person concerned selects "Sofortüberweisung" as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned are automatically transmitted to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned agrees to the transmission of the personal data required for payment processing.
When making a purchase via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a transfer to the online retailer after a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account funds. The online trader is then automatically informed that the financial transaction has been carried out.
The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, cell phone number or other data required for payment processing. The purpose of transmitting the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The person responsible for processing will transmit further personal data to Sofortüberweisung if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the person responsible for processing can be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify your identity and creditworthiness.
Sofortüberweisung may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed in the order.
The data subject has the option of revoking their consent to the processing of personal data at any time. A revocation has no influence on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
The applicable data protection regulations of Sofortüberweisung can be accessed at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.
For payments you can use the Klarna service, among others. Klarna is an online payment service provider that enables purchases on account or flexible installment payments. Klarna also offers other services, such as B. Buyer protection or an identity and credit check.
Klarna is operated by Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.
If the person concerned selects either "purchase on account" or "installment purchase" as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned is automatically transmitted to Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the person concerned agrees to the transmission of personal data that is required to process the invoice or installment purchase or to check identity and creditworthiness.
The personal data transmitted to Klarna is usually first name, last name, address, date of birth, gender, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number and other data required to process an invoice or hire purchase are. Personal data relating to the respective order is also required to process the purchase contract. In particular, there may be a mutual exchange of payment information, such as bank details, card number, expiry date and CVC code, number of items, item number, data on goods and services, prices and taxes, information on previous purchasing behavior or other information on the financial situation of the affected person.
The transmission of the data is used in particular for identity verification, payment management and fraud prevention. The person responsible for processing transmits personal data to Klarna in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Klarna and the person responsible for processing are transmitted by Klarna to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify your identity and creditworthiness.
Klarna also passes on the personal data to affiliated companies (Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf of the company.
To decide on the establishment, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship, Klarna collects and uses data and information about the previous payment behavior of the person concerned as well as probability values for their behavior in the future (so-called scoring). The scoring is calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical and statistical methods.
The data subject has the option of revoking their consent to the processing of personal data by Klarna at any time. A revocation has no influence on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
Klarna's current data protection regulations can be found at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_de/data_protection.pdf.
- a) Cookies
Cookies can contain data that make it possible to recognize the device used. In some cases, however, cookies only contain information on certain settings that cannot be related to individuals. However, cookies cannot directly identify a user.
A distinction is made between session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser, and permanent cookies, which are stored beyond the individual session. With regard to their function, a distinction is made between cookies:
– Technical cookies: These are mandatory to move around the website, use basic functions and ensure the security of the website; they do not collect information about you for marketing purposes, nor do they remember which websites you have visited. The legal basis for the associated data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR;
– Performance cookies: These collect information about how you use our website, which pages you visit and e.g. B. whether errors occur when using the website; they do not collect any information that could identify you - all information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve our website and find out what interests our users;
– Advertising cookies, targeting cookies: These serve to offer the website user needs-based advertising on the website or offers from third parties and to measure the effectiveness of these offers; Advertising and targeting cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months;
– Sharing cookies: These are used to improve the interactivity of our website with other services (e.g. social networks); Sharing cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months.
For more information about cookies and how to disable cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org .
- b) "Log files"
We also collect information using "log files". "Log files" track actions on the websites and collect data such as your IP address, browser type, internet service provider, referring and exit pages, and date and time stamps.
- c) "Web Beacons", "Tags" and "Pixels"
We also collect information using web beacons, tags and pixels, which are electronic files used to record information about how you browse the websites.
We use so-called social plugins from the social networks Facebook and Instagram on our website.
In this context, we are only responsible for collecting the IP address, which – if necessary together with other data – is transmitted to the provider of the respective plugin. We have no knowledge of the further processing of the data by the respective provider and cannot influence it.
The IP address will only be transmitted with your prior consent. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR.
- a) Facebook plugin
When you visit a website that contains the Facebook plugin, your browser automatically connects to Facebook, even if you do not have a Facebook account. Your IP address and the information that you have visited our website can be transmitted to Facebook Inc., USA. If you have a Facebook account, this information can be linked to your account. We do not know the details of the processing of personal data by Facebook and we have no influence on it. Information on data processing by Facebook can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
- b) Instagram plug-ins
We have integrated plugins from the social network Instagram on our website. If you have an Instagram account and use the plugin, information about your visit to our website can be transmitted to Instagram Inc., USA, and linked to your account. The details of the processing of personal data by Instagram are not known to us and we have no influence on them. Information on data processing by Instagram can be found in the Instagram data protection declaration: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875
social media sites
When you visit our profiles on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn, your personal data will be collected, used and stored by the operators of the respective social network. This also happens if you do not have a profile in the respective social network yourself. The individual data processing operations and their scope differ depending on the operator of the respective social network and they are not necessarily comprehensible for us. Details about the collection and storage of your personal data as well as the type, scope and purpose of their use by the operator of the respective social network can be found in the data protection declarations of the respective operator:
- You can view the data protection declaration for LinkedIn, which is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, at https://de.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .
If you use our profiles in social networks to contact us (e.g. by creating your own posts, responding to one of our posts or by sending us private messages), we will use the data you have given us exclusively for this purpose processed to be able to contact you. The legal basis for data collection is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a) and b)12 GDPR.
Google Analytics (with anonymization function)
We use Google Analytics (with anonymization function) on our website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.
The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The person responsible for processing uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for the web analysis via Google Analytics. With this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if our website is accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.
Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission statements.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
You can find more information and Google's applicable data protection regulations at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.
(5) transfer of personal data to third parties; basis of justification
The following categories of recipients, which are usually processors, may have access to your personal data:
– Service providers for the operation of our website and the processing of the data stored or transmitted by the systems (e.g. for data center services, payment processing, IT security). The legal basis for the transfer is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b or lit. f GDPR, insofar as it is not a processor;
– State bodies/authorities, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation. The legal basis for the transfer is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter c GDPR;
– Persons used to conduct our business operations (e.g. auditors, banks, insurance companies, legal advisors, supervisory authorities, those involved in company acquisitions or the establishment of joint ventures). The legal basis for the transfer is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter b or Letter f GDPR.
In addition, we only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent to this in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit.