Data Privacy Notice

 


Data Protection at a glance

General information

In the following pages we outline what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data that can personally identify you. You can find more detailed information about data protection in the data privacy notice below this text.

Collection of data on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website provider. Its contact information can be found in the Legal Details of this website.

How do we collect your data?

On the one hand, we obtain data because you communicate them to us, for example data you enter into a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you are visiting our website. These are mostly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system, or time of day of the website visit). Collection of these data starts automatically when you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

Which rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients, and the purpose of your stored data at any time and free of charge. You also have the right to demand that your data are corrected, blocked or deleted. For any questions regarding this or data protection in general,
you may contact us anytime through the address given in the Legal Details. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authorities.

Moreover, under certain circumstances, you have the right to request restrictions on the processing of your personal data. Details can be found in the privacy notice under “Right to restriction of processing”.


Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically analyzed, primarily through cookies and analytical tools. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, and we cannot identify you from these data.
You can object to this analysis, or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the privacy notice below

You can object to this analysis. This privacy notice outlines your options to appeal.

2. General information and mandatory information

 

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy notice.

If you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can used to identify you. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we use them for. The notice also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data internet data transfers (e.g. email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

 

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

VOIGTLÄNDER, trademark of

RINGFOTO GmbH & Co. ALFO Marketing KG

Benno-Strauß-Straße 39

90763 Fürth

Represented by general manager Michael Gleich

Phone: +49 (0)911 / 65 85 -0

The responsible party is the natural or legal person, who alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revoking your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing procedures are only possible with your clear consent. You may revoke a consent at any time. For this, an informal request by email is sufficient. The data processed prior to the request remains unaffected by the revocation.

 

Right to object to data collection in special cases and direct mailing (Article 21 GDPR)


If the data are processed based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for reasons that arise from your particular situation. This right also applies to profiling based on these regulations.  

The respective legal basis for data processing can be found in this privacy notice. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims (objection according to Art. 21 Abs. 1 GDPR).


If your personal data are processed related to direct mailing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This right also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If you object, your personal data will then no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection under Art. 21 (2) GDPR).

 

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

 

In the case of violations of the GDPR, the persons concerned have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work, or the place of the alleged infringement. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

Right to data portability


You have the right to obtain data that we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, handed to one-self or a third party in a standardized, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent 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 requests that you send to us. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from “http: //” to “https: //” and the presence of a lock symbol in your browser address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is enabled, data submitted to us cannot be read by third parties.

Encrypted payments on this website

If, after the conclusion of a fee-based contract, there is an obligation to send us your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization), these data are required for payment processing.

Payment transactions via common means of payment (Visa / MasterCard, direct debit) are made exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the address line of the browser changing from “http: //” to “https: //” and the presence of a lock symbol in your browser address bar.

With encrypted communication, your payment details submitted to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion and correction

 

You have the legal right to obtain information about the origin, recipients, and the purpose of your stored data at any time and free of charge, and also the right to demand that your data are corrected, blocked or deleted. For any questions regarding this or data protection in general,
you may contact us anytime through the address given in the Legal Details.

 

Right to restriction of processing


You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time via the address given in the Legal Details. The right to restrict processing applies in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your stored personal information, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the audit, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted. If the processing of your personal data is or was unlawful, you can request a data processing restriction instead of a deletion.

If we no longer need your personal information, but you need it for the exercise, defense or assertion of legal rights, you have the right to demand a personal data processing restriction instead of a deletion. If you have an objection under Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR, your interests and our interests must be considered.

As long as it is unclear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that your personal data are restricted. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may – apart from their storage – only be used with your consent or assertion, or to exercise or defend legal claims, protect the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State


3. Data Protection Officer
Statutory Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Hermann Keck
Keck-DSB GmbH, Datenschutz & Sicherheit Albrecht-Dürer-Weg 6, 91320 Ebermannstadt
Phone:  +49-(0)911.65 85 -0
E-Mail: datenschutz@ringfoto.de

  1. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies assist in making our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies used are so-called “session cookies.” They are deleted automatically after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device’s memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you re-visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies, and accept cookies only in certain cases, reject the use of cookies in certain instances, disable cookies completely, or enable automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies that are required for electronic communications or for providing certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service free of technical errors. If additional cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are stored, they are treated separately in this privacy notice.


Server log files


The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information contains:
– Browser type and browser version; operating system used; referrer URL;
– Host name of the accessing computer; time of the server request;
– IP address.

No merging of these data with other data sources occurs. The collection of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in a technically error-free presentation and an optimization of their website – in order to do so, the server log files have to be recorded.


Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the form, including the contact details you provide, are stored in order to process the request and respond to follow-up questions. We do not share these data without your consent.

The processing of data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing up to the time of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you have entered in the contact form remains with us until you ask us for deletion, revoke your consent to the storage, or until there is no longer a purpose for the data storage (e.g. after the completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

 

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use additional features on the site. The data entered we only use for purposes related to the service you have registered for. All mandatory information must be entered during registration. Otherwise, we decline the registration.

To inform you about important changes, such as changes in offers or technical changes, we use the e-mail address specified during registration.

The processing of data entered during the registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the already processed data remains unaffected by the revocation.

We store the data collected during the registration as long as you are registered on our website and will subsequently be deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only if they are required as base for the legal relationship (inventory data), its content or modification. This is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our website (usage data) only insofar as necessary for the website visitor to use our services, or for billing purposes.

The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order, or after the termination of the business relation. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transfer at the conclusion of the contract for services and digital content

We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary in the context of a contract execution. There are no further data transfers, except if you explicitly give consented to the transfer. A transfer of your data to third parties without explicit consent, such as for advertising purposes, does not occur.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

  1. Social Media

Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)

Our pages use plug-ins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.

When you visit our pages, the plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook receives information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile. Consequently, Facebook can associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, receive no information about the content of the data transmitted and their subsequent use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook Privacy Policy at: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not wish Facebook to associate your visit of our pages with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

The use of Facebook plug-ins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in reaching the widest social media audience possible.

Twitter plug-in

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our pages. 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, websites you are visiting are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. These data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, receive no information about the content of the transmitted data and their subsequent use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter Privacy Policy at https://twitter.com/privacy

The use of the Twitter plug-in is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in reaching the widest social media audience possible. You can change your Twitter privacy settings in Account Settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings

Instagram plug-in

Functions of the service Instagram are integrated into our pages. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, receive no information about the content of the transmitted data and their subsequent use by Instagram.

The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in reaching the widest social media audience possible. For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/

 

Pinterest plug-in

Our pages use plug-ins from the Pinterest social network, operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (“Pinterest”).

When you visit a page that contains such a plug-in, your browser connects directly to the servers of Pinterest. The plug-in transmits protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the USA. These data may include your IP address, the address of websites visited that also contain Pinterest features, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, as well as cookies.

The use of the Instagram plug-in is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in reaching the widest social media audience possible. For more information about the purpose, scope, and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and how to protect your privacy, see the Pinterest Privacy Policy: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

6. Analytics and advertising

 

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files stored on your computer. They allow an analysis of how you use this website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

 

IP anonymization

The function IP anonymization is activated on this website. Consequently, within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is truncated by Google prior to transmission to the United States.

Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to a Google server in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

 

Browser plug-in

You can prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the full extent.

In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

 

Objection to data collection


You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This implements an opt-out cookie, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: disable Google  Analytics.

For more information about the handling of user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Contract regarding the processing of orders


We have concluded a contract regarding processing of orders with Google and are fully implementing the strict regulations of the German Data Protection Authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

  1. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on our website, we require an e-mail address. We also need information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected, or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

The processing of data entered into the newsletter registration form is based explicitly on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR). The consent given to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation. The data stored for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter are saved until you cancel the newsletter, and are deleted after the cancellation. Data stored for other purposes remain unaffected.

CleverReach


This website uses CleverReach for sending newsletters. Provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany. CleverReach organizes and analyses newsletter deliveries. Data that you entered for the purpose of receiving a newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) will be stored on the servers of CleverReach in Germany or Ireland.

Newsletters sent with CleverReach enable us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. For example, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter and how often which link in the newsletter has been clicked. Using conversion tracking, we can also analyze which predefined action (e.g. purchase of a product on our website) took place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. For more information on data analysis through CleverReach newsletters, please visit: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/functions/reporting-and-tracking/

Data processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want an analysis by CleverReach, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provided a link offering an un-subscription in every newsletter message. Furthermore, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

The data stored for the purpose of subscripting to the newsletter are saved until you cancel the newsletter, and are deleted from both our servers and the servers of CleverReach after the cancellation. Data stored for other purposes remain unaffected.

For more information, see the CleverReach Privacy Policy at: https://www.cleverreach.com/en/privacy

 

Contract regarding the processing of orders


We have concluded a contract regarding processing of orders with CleverReach and are fully implementing the strict regulations of the German Data Protection Authorities when using CleverReach.

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, part of Google. The site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our sites where the YouTube plug-in is enabled, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube, and the YouTube server receives information about which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, Youtube can store various cookies on your device. With these cookies, Youtube can obtain information about our website visitors. This information is used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Using YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information about the handling of user data, please read the YouTube Privacy Policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy.com

Vimeo

Our website uses plug-ins from the video portal Vimeo, provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, NY, New York 10011, USA.

When you visit one of our sites where the YouTube plug-in is enabled, you will be connected to Vimeo`s servers and the Vimeo servers receive information about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo 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 United States.

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

The use of Vimeo takes place in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information about the handling of user data, see the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.


Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

In order to do this, your browser has to connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google is notified that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

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

You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

Google Maps

This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

Integration of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy way of locating places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
For more information about the handling of user data, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

 

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

reCAPTCHA is designed to establish whether the data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. During the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the visitor on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis are forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses are running completely in the background. Website visitors are not made aware that an analysis is taking place.

The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web sites from abusive automated spying and SPAM. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy, please visit the following links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html