CARAT GmbH Legal statement

Data protection declaration  
of the company
CARAT Gesellschaft für Organisation und Softwareentwicklung mbH
hereinafter known as the Website operator

1. Data protection at a glance

General notices

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified. If you request further information from the website operator, the website operator needs your personal data and must store this data. Personal data is e.g. name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.
Before saving your data, you are always asked to agree to this data protection declaration. The website operator will not store your personal data without your consent and therefore cannot accept your request. In this case, you will still have access to the information section of the website.

Your personal data will be passed on to a specialist shop/business near you for the purpose of qualified advice. If requested by you, this specialist shop also looks after the transmission of product information and the submission of service offers. We explicitly point out that consulting services are not provided by the portal operator, but by a specialist shop/business in your area. This makes it necessary to pass on your personal data.

You will receive comprehensive information about the stored data if you request the website operator to do so in writing. The website operator will delete the data stored, with effect for the future, if you so request.

If you only want to use the free information section of the website operator's website, no personal data will be stored.
For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to the other notes listed under this text.

Content of own pages

Liability for topicality, completeness or quality is excluded. All free information offers are non-binding. The editors reserve the right to change, supplement, delete or stop publication at any time without prior notice.
All information and data contained in the website operator's Internet pages have been carefully researched and checked. However, neither the website operator nor third party suppliers can guarantee that the information is correct, complete and up-to-date. Furthermore, the website operator reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information provided.

Links to third-party websites

The published links are researched and compiled with the greatest possible care. The provider has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design and on the content of the linked pages. The website operator is not responsible for the content of the linked pages and does not adopt their content as his own. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete content as well as for damages arising from the use or non-use of the information, the provider of the website to which reference is made is solely liable. The liability of the person who merely refers to the publication through a link is excluded.

Copyright

The content and structure of the website operator's Internet pages are protected by copyright. The reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts, parts of texts or images requires the prior consent of the website operator. This does not affect the rights of third parties.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is done by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for (purpose)?

Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
Data collected via contact forms is required to process your inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any questions about any other topic relating to personal data. You also have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Third-party analysis and tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programmes. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in this data protection declaration.

2. General notices and mandatory information

Data protection

Protection of your personal data is a top priority for the operators of these sites. We treat your personal information confidentially and in accordance with the legal data security regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would draw your attention to the fact that the transmission of data on the Internet (e.g. in the course of communication per e-mail) can be subject to loopholes in respect of security. 100 % protection of data from access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible body

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

CARAT
Gesellschaft für Organisation und Softwareentwicklung mbH
Frankfurter Straße 155
D-63303 Dreieich

Telephone: +49 06103 9308-0
Fax: +49 06103 9308-319
E-Mail: info@carat.de

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Withdrawal of your consent to data processing

Many data processing processes are only possible with your explicit consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

You also have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority in the event of a breach of data protection. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at: www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data transferability.

You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment 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 person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise 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.

Information, blocking, deletion

You have under current regulations the right to access information, free of charge, regarding your personal data which is stored, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to amend, block or delete this data. You can contact us at any time at the address provided in the legal notice if you have any questions about this or any other topic relating to personal data.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
You can contact him at any time at info@carat.de

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

In some cases, the Internet sites use so-called Cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure Cookies are small text files stored on your computer and that your browser stores.

Most of the Cookies we use are so-called "Session Cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other Cookies remain on your device until you delete them. These Cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You may also set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so that you can accept cookies on an individual basis only, prevent cookies in specific cases or in general and activate automatic deletion of cookies when your browser is closed. Deactivating Cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

Cookies, which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server-log files

The provider of the sites automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information is:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP-address

This data is not merged with data from other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provided there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is therefore processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal e-mail. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete, you revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Social media

Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share-Button)

Our pages use plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA). The Facebook plug-ins are identifiable by the Facebook logo or the "Like Button" on our site You will find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

If you visit our pages, the plug-in will create a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information that you have accessed our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like-Button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. Facebook can the assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use them by Facebook. Further information is available in the Facebook Data Protection Declaration under de-de.facebook.com/policy.php .

If you do not wish Facebook to assign the visit to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook account.

Twitter plug-in

Our pages include functions of the Twitter service. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter We would point out that we as providers of the sites have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. Further information is available in the Twitter Data Protection Declaration under twitter.com/privacy .

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings

Google+ plug-in

Our pages use functions of Google+. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Collection and disclosure of information: Use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button gives you and other users personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for content and information about the page that you viewed when you clicked +1. Your +1 can appear in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads, along with your profile name and photo.

Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button, you need a public Google profile that is visible worldwide and must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you used when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

Use of Information Collected: In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users' +1 activity or share them with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or related websites.

6. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyse how you use the website. The information generated by the cookie about how users use this website is usually transmitted to, and stored on, a Google server in the USA.

Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

IP anonymisation

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will users' full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating how users use the site, compiling reports on website activities and providing the operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage.

Browser plug-in

You may select a corresponding setting in your browser software to prevent cookies from being saved; please note, however, that, if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by cookies relating to your use of this website (including your IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in that is available from the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. Deactivating Google Analytics.

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for contract data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Remarketing

Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This feature allows you to link the advertising target groups generated with Google Analytics Remarketing, to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-based, personalised advertising messages that have been customised based on your previous usage and browsing behaviour on one end device (e.g. mobile phone) may also be displayed on another of your end devices (e.g. tablet or PC).

Once you have accordingly granted your consent, Google will for this purpose link your web and app browsing history with your Google Account.  This way, the same personalised advertising messages can appear on any device you sign on to with your Google Account.

To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated IDs of users, who are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data, for the purposes of defining and generating target groups for the cross-device ad promotion.

You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing / targeting by deactivating the personalised advertising in your Google Account; follow this link for this purpose: www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ .
The summary of the data collected in your Google Account is based solely on your consent, which you can submit or revoke to Google (Art. 6 par. 1 lit. a DSGVO). For data collection operations that are not merged into your Google Account (for example, because you do not have a Google Account or have opposed the merging), the collection of data is based on Article 6(1)(f) of the DSGVO. The legitimate interest arises from the fact that the website operator has an interest in anonymous analysis of website visitors for advertising purposes.

Further information and the data protection regulations can be found in Google's data protection declaration under: www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/ .

Facebook Re-targeting

With your consent, we use the re-targeting tool "Website Custom Audiences" of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. If you have a Facebook account and this account is identifiable by the tool from existing Facebook cookies, this tool generates a non-personal check-sum that is sent to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. In addition, we encrypt your email address and send it to Facebook in encrypted form. Through cookie recognition and the transmission of encrypted information, Facebook is able to display targeted product recommendations as personalised advertising banners on Facebook on our behalf. You can object to the use of Facebook Website Custom Audiences at www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audiences/.

Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the site YouTube operated by Google. The operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you select internet pages with a plug-in of this type on our web pages, a connection to the YouTube servers is created. The YouTube server is informed of which of our web pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our on-line offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

You will find further information on how user data is used in the YouTube data protection declaration under  www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy .

Vimeo

Our website uses plug-ins of the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When you select internet pages with a Vimeo plug-in on our web pages, a connection to the Vimeo servers is created. The Vimeo server is informed of which of our web pages you have visited. Vimeo also obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, you allow Vimeo to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

You will find further information on how user data is used in the Vimeo data protection declaration under: vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our on-line offers and the easy locatability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

You will find further information on how user data is used in the Google data protection declaration: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to uniformly display fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required Web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This gives Google knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our on-line offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font is used by your computer.

Further information about Google Web Fonts can be found at developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Fonts.com

This website uses "fonts.com", a font service of Monotype GmbH ("fonts.com"), Werner-Reimers-Straße 2-4, 61352 Bad Homburg ("fonts.com"). Each time you visit this website, files are loaded from a fonts.com server to display the texts in a specific font. Your IP address can be transferred to a "fonts.com" server and stored in the usual web-log. fonts.com" is responsible for the further processing of this information. Please refer to the "fonts.com" privacy policy for the corresponding conditions and setting options.

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