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Privacy policy

Responsible for data processing:

Christine Maria Metz

Gärtnerstr., 31

10245 Berlin

Germany

info@afora.world

Thank you for your interest in our online shop. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

1 Access data and hosting

You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. Whenever you call up a website, the web server merely automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains e.g. the name of the requested file, your IP address, date and time of the call, transferred data volume and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call.

This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring the trouble-free operation of the site and improving our offer. In accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in a correct presentation of our offer in the context of a weighing of interests. All access data is deleted at the latest seven days after the end of your visit to our website.

2 Data collection and use for contract processing, contacting and opening a customer account

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide us with this information as part of your order or when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such, because in these cases we need the data for the processing of the contract or for the processing of your contact and you cannot send the order or contact without their indication. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data you provide us with in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO for contract processing and processing your enquiries.

Insofar as you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO by deciding to open a customer account, we will use your data for the purpose of opening a customer account.

After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the tax and commercial law retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this which is legally permitted and about which we inform you in this declaration. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or by using a function in the customer account intended for this purpose.

3 Data transfer

In order to fulfil the contract in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b DSGVO, we pass on your data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the ordering process, we will pass on the payment data collected for this purpose to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or to the selected payment service for the processing of payments. In some cases, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves if you open an account there. In this case you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. In this respect the data protection declaration of the respective payment service provider applies.

4 E-mail newsletter

E-mail advertising with newsletter subscription

If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data required for this purpose or data provided separately by you to send you our e-mail newsletter regularly on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and can either be done by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

E-mail advertising without registering for the newsletter and your right of objection

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right, on the basis of § 7 para. 3 UWG, to send you regular offers on similar products from our range of products by e-mail. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in addressing our customers in advertising, which outweigh the interests of the customer.

You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided for this purpose in the advertising mail, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

5 Cookies and web analysis

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Cookies are small text files which are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (persistent cookies). You can see the duration of storage in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for each browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer™

Safari™

Chrome™

Firefox™

Opera™

If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.

Essential Cookies                                                              Essential cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, the website cannot function properly.

Statistics and Marketing Cookies                                      Statistical cookies help shop owners understand how customers interact with websites by collecting and reporting information anonymously. Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. The goal is to serve advertisements that are relevant and appealing to the individual user and are therefore more valuable to third-party advertisers.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis            Insofar as you have given your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics for the purpose of website analysis. The web analysis service is an offer of Google Ireland Limited, a company registered and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable an analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address is shortened before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. The data collected in this context will be deleted after the end of the purpose and use of Google Analytics by us.

As far as information is transferred to and stored on Google servers in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. On the basis of this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. This prevents the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google.

6 Online marketing

Google Ads Remarketing

Through Google Ads, we promote this site in Google search results and on third-party websites. To this end, when you visit our website, the so-called remarketing cookie is set by Google, which automatically enables interest-based advertising by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID and based on the pages you visit. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. After the discontinuation of the purpose and the end of the use of Google Ads Remarketing by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Any further processing of data will only take place if you have consented to Google linking your web and app browsing history to your Google Account and using information from your Google Account to personalize ads you see on the web. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google will use your information along with Google Analytics data to create and define target audience lists for cross-device remarketing. For this purpose, your personal data is temporarily linked by Google with Google Analytics data to form target groups.

Google Ads is an offer by Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland, with registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (www.google.de).

As far as information is transferred to and stored on Google servers in the USA, the American company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. On the basis of this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can deactivate the remarketing cookie via this link. In addition, you can obtain information from the Digital Advertising Alliance about the setting of cookies and make settings for this.

7 Social media

Use of social plugins from Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, using the Shariff solution

Social buttons from social networks are used on our website. This serves to protect our legitimate interests, which predominate in a balancing of interests, in the optimal marketing of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins, but only by using an HTML link. This integration ensures that when a page of our website containing such buttons is called up, no connection is yet established with the servers of the provider of the respective social network.

If you click on one of the buttons, a new window of your browser will open and call up the page of the respective service provider, where you can (if necessary after entering your login data) press the Like or Share button, for example.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by the providers on their sites as well as a contact option and your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the providers' data protection information:

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388

https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy

https://policies.google.com/privacy

Our online presence on Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Pinterest

Our presence on social networks and platforms serves to improve active communication with our customers and interested parties. There we inform about our products and current special offers.

When you visit our online presence in social media, your data may be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called user profiles are created from this data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. For this purpose, cookies are usually used on your end device. The visitor behaviour and interests of the users are stored in these cookies. This serves according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, this serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of weighing up interests, in an optimised presentation of our offer and effective communication with customers and interested parties. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for consent (permission) to data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

As far as the aforementioned social media platforms have their headquarters in the USA, the following applies: The European Commission has issued an adequacy finding for the USA. This goes back to the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate for the respective company can be viewed here.

For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the providers on their websites, as well as a contact option and your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy, in particular the option to object (opt-out), please refer to the providers' data protection notices linked below. Should you nevertheless require assistance in this regard, you can contact us.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/

The data processing is based on an agreement between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO, which you can view here.

Further information on data processing in the context of visiting a Facebook fan page (information on Insights data) can be found here.

Google/ YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

Possibility of appeal (opt-out):

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Google/ YouTube: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated?hl=de

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.de/settings

8 Sending evaluation reminders by e-mail

If you have given us your express consent to do so during or after your order in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address as a reminder to submit an evaluation of your order via the evaluation system we use. This consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below.

9 Contact options and your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

- in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent described therein;

- in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

- in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing of the data is impossible.

- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

- to fulfil a legal obligation;

- for reasons of public interest; or

- is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

- in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as

- the correctness of the data is disputed by you;

- the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it;

- we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or

- you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO

- pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party;

- pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you may contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our registered office for this purpose.

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction or deletion of data as well as revocation of consents granted or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly via the contact data in our imprint.

Right of objection

Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to safeguard our interests, which are predominantly legitimate in the context of weighing up interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is carried out for other purposes, you only have the right to object if there are reasons arising from your particular situation. After exercising your right of objection, we will not further process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. In this case we will not process your personal data further for this purpose.



Privacy policy created with the Trusted Shops legal texter in cooperation with Wilde Beuger Solmecke lawyers.