Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy clarifies the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “Data”) within our online offering and the related websites, features and content, as well as external online presence, e.g. our social media profiles on. (collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. “Personal data” or their “processing”, we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Styla GmbH
Schwedter Str. 36A
10435 Berlin, Germany
Commercial Register / No. : HRB 142689 B
Managing Director: Philipp Rogge, Franz Riedl
Telephone number: +49 30 91578751
E-mail address: dpo@styla.com

 

1. Types of processed data

  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
  • Contact information (e.g., e-mail, phone numbers).
  • Usage data (e.g., visited web pages, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

 

2. Processing of special categories of data (Article 9 (1) GDPR)

No special categories of data are processed.

 

3. Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer.

 

In the following, we also refer to the concerned person as “users”.

 

4. Purpose of processing

  • Providing the online offer, its contents and functions.
  • Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
  • Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
  • Marketing, advertising and market research.

 

5. Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our privacy policy. We will adjust the privacy policy as soon as the changes to the data processing we make requires it. We will notify you as soon as the changes requires your participation (eg consent) or other individual notifications.

 

6. Safety measures

We take appropriate technical measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk; Measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as their access, input, disclosure, availability and separation.

Furthermore, we take into account the protection of personal data already during development, in accordance with the principle of data protection by means of privacy-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).
One of the security measure is the encrypted transfer of data between your browser and our server.

 

7. Collaboration with processors and third parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), forward them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of the data to third parties, as required by payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “contract processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

 

8. Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR. That the processing is e.g. on the basis of specific guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the US through the Privacy Shield) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

 

9. Rights of data subjects

You have the right to ask for confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and for information about this data as well as for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

You have according to. Art. 16 GDPR the right to demand the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR.

You have the right to demand that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and request their transmission to other persons responsible.

You have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

 

10. Withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw previously given consent in accordance with. Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR.

 

11. Contradictory Legal

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection may be made against the process to direct marketing purposes.

 

12. Cookies and right to object in direct mail

We set temporary and persistent cookies, i. small files that are stored on users’ devices (Explanation of the term and function, see Cookie Policy). This may be for security purposes or to operate our online offer (for example, for the presentation of the website) or to save the user’s decision when confirming the cookie banner. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies for measuring reach and for marketing purposes, which users are informed about in our Cookie Policy.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be found in a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking. via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the settings of the browser. Please note that it may not be possible to use all the features of this online offer.

 

13. Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its process will be restricted. That means the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example for data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

 

14. Contact forms

When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail) the information of the user’s data from the contact request and its processing, can be stored in our Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM System”) or comparable request organization: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR

We use the CRM system “Close.io”, the provider Elastic Inc., PO Box 1145, Jackson, WY 83001 USA, + 1-855-256-7346) based on our legitimate interests (efficient and fast processing of user requests) on. For this purpose, we have concluded a contract with Close.io with so-called standard contractual clauses, in which Close.io commits itself to processing user data only in accordance with our instructions and compliance with the EU data protection standard.

By filling out and submitting one of the contact forms on this website, the user authorizes this application. The following data are collected: first and last name, e-mail address, company name and telephone number.

 

15. Comments and contributions

Content comment services allow users to create and publish comments about the content of this site (for example, on our blog). Depending on the selected settings, users may also leave anonymous comments. If there is an e-mail address below the personal information provided by the user, it may be used to send notifications of comments about the same content. Users are responsible for the content of their comments. We reserve the right not to publish inappropriate comments. When a third-party-provided such service is installed, it may continue to collect data about web traffic for the pages that include the commenting service, even if users do not use the content commenting service.

Disqus

Disqus is a content commenting service provided by Big Heads Labs Inc. Personal information collected: cookies, usage of data and various types of data in accordance with the privacy policy of the service. Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt-out.

 

16. Collection of access data and log files

Based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Logfile information is stored for security purposes (for example, to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidence purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

 

17. Online presence in social media

Based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the active customers, prospects and users and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users’ data as long as they communicate with us on social networks and platforms, e.g. Write posts on our online presence or send us messages.

Facebook

Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR) we use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can represent interaction elements or content (eg videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

When a user invokes a feature of this online offering that includes such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the device of the user and incorporated by him into the online offer. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We, therefore, have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, press the Like button or leave a comment, the information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US-American site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform independent, i. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Within our online offer functions of the service, or the platform Twitter may be involved (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, United States. Features include displaying our posts within Twitter within our online offering, linking to our profile on Twitter, as well as the ability to interact with Twitter’s posts and features, as well as measuring whether users are using the ads we’ve posted on Twitter access our online offer (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active).
Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

LinkedIn

Within our online offer will use the marketing functions (so-called “LinkedIn Insight Tag”) of the network LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it will connect to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. In particular, the LinkedIn Insight Tag allows us to analyze the success of our campaigns within LinkedIn, or to target audiences based on how users interact with our online offering. If you are registered with LinkedIn, LinkedIn will be able to associate your interaction with our online offering with your user account. Even if you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active).
Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Google+

Our online offer includes features of the Google+ service. These features are offered through third party Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you’re logged in to your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Google+ profile by clicking the Google+ button. This allows Google to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We point out that we as the provider of the pages are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Google+. Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

XING

We use functions of the network XING. The provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our sites that includes Xing features, it connects to Xing servers. A storage of personal data is not done to our knowledge. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the user behavior is evaluated. Privacy Policy: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

18. Cookies & reach measurement

Cookies are information transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to users’ web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage.

We use “session cookies” and permanent cookies. Session cookies are only stored for the duration of the current visit on our online presence (for example, to enable the storage of your login and thus the use of our online offer at all). In a session cookie, a randomly generated unique identification number is stored, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the retention period. These cookies can not save any other data. Session cookies will be deleted if you have finished using our online offer and you have e.g. log out or close the browser. Persistent cookies are stored for a certain period of time. More information about this in our cookie policy.

If users do not want cookies stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the option in their browser’s system settings or update the settings in our cookie policy. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

You may opt for the use of cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes through the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out page (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/). Some opt-outs may fail due to your browser’s cookie settings.

 

19. Google Analytics

Based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR), Google Analytics uses a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
We use Google Analytics to display advertisements displayed within Google and its affiliate advertising services, only those users who have shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (eg interests in specific topics or products visited by them) Web pages) that we submit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics audiences”). With Remarketing Audiences, we also want to make sure that our ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

For more information about Google’s data usage, hiring and opt-out options, please visit Google’s websites: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners (“Google’s use of your data when you use websites or apps Our Partners”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads (“Advertising Use of Data”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (“Managing information Google uses to show you advertising”).

The personal data will be anonymized or deleted after a lapse of 26 months.

 

20. Google Re/marketing services

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. GDPR) we use the marketing and remarketing services (“Google Marketing Services”), LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Google Marketing Services allows us to better target advertisements for and on our website so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. If a user e.g. Showing ads for products he’s been interested in on other websites is called remarketing. For these purposes, when Google and our other websites accessing Google Marketing Services are directly accessed by Google, a code will be executed by Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also called “Web Beacons”) incorporated into the website. With their help, the user is provided with an individual cookie, i. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). The cookies can be set by different domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. In this file is noted which web pages the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby in the context of Google Analytics we announce that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases to one Google server in the US is transmitted and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other offers from Google. The above information may also be linked by Google with such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, they can be displayed according to his interests, the ads are tailored to him.

The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google marketing services. That Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the users, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. From the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the United States.

We can engage third-party ads based on Google’s DoubleClick marketing service. DoubleClick uses cookies that enable Google and its affiliate websites to serve ads based on users’ visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.
In addition, we may use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage the Google Analytics and Marketing Services on our website.

For more information about Google’s data usage for marketing purposes, please visit the overview page: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads, Google’s Privacy Policy is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

If you wish to opt-out of interest-based advertising through Google Marketing Services, you can take advantage of Google’s recruitment and opt-out options: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

21. Vimeo

Vimeo is a video content visualization service provided by Vimeo, LLC that allows this site to incorporate such content. With this type of service, you can view and interact with content hosted on external platforms directly from this site. This type of service may continue to collect site usage data for the pages on which the service is installed, even if users are not using it. More in Vimeo’s Privacy Policy.

 

22. WordPress

These services are used to host and run key components of this Web site, which enables deployment within a unified platform. Such platforms provide the owner with a wide range of tools – e.g. Analyzes, user registration, commenting, database management, e-commerce etc. – this includes the collection and processing of personal data. Some of these services work across geographically distributed servers, making it difficult to determine the actual location of your personal information. WordPress.com is a platform provided by Automattic Inc. that allows the owner to create, run and host this site. More in WordPress’ Privacy Policy.

 

23. Postmark

All data of our contact forms are stored for 45 days before they are finally deleted. More info: https://postmarkapp.com/support/article/838-how-long-are-inbound-and-outbound-messages-stored-in-activity.

 

24. Newsletter

With the following information, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about our products, offers, promotions, our company and our partners.

Double opt-in and logging

Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.

Shipping Service Provider

The newsletter is distributed via “MailChimp”, a mailing list platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The privacy policy of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).

Furthermore, the shipping service provider may, according to its own information, transmit these data in a pseudonymous form, i. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties.

Credentials

To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for a personal address.

Measuring success

The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the shipping service provider’s server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our endeavor nor that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the success measurement are made on the basis of a consent of the recipients acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in connection with § 7 Abs. 2 Nr. 3 UWG or on the basis of the legal permission according to Art. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and serves as proof of consent to the receipt of the newsletter.

Termination/Revocation

Newsletter recipients may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. At the same time, their consent to success measurement expires. A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be terminated. By unsubscribing from the newsletter, the personal data will be deleted, unless their retention is legally required or justified, in which case their processing will be restricted to these exceptional purposes only. In particular, we may save the e-mail addresses sent for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them for purposes of sending out the newsletter in order to provide evidence of prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.

 

Last update: 25.05.2018

 

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