Producto AG (hereinafter referred to as “Producto” or “we”) operates “polkowskiknives.com”, an Internet offer through which, among other things, digital content can be purchased (hereinafter referred to as “Offer”). The operation of the Offer, as well as the processing of orders for digital content, requires the collection, processing and use of certain personal data of the users. Producto informs about the type and scope of the collection and use of such data as follows:
I. Responsible party and contact details of the data protection officer
Our data protection officer can be reached at:
II. collection and storage of personal data
Producto collects, stores and processes personal data when you register to use the Offer and when you use the Offer as intended, e.g. order digital content or submit comments. In addition, Producto stores certain data that accrues when you use the website of the Offer (polkowskiknives.com).
1. inventory and content data
Inventory and content data are collected and processed by Producto as follows:
1. registration, orders
Registration is required to use all functions of the offer. During registration, your e-mail address and a password specified by you are collected and stored as inventory data. You can view and, if necessary, change the data in the password-protected user area of the offer. We process this data in order to provide you with the user account and the functions contained therein. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DS-GVO. We store your data until you cancel your account. After that, the data will be deleted immediately.
If you order digital content on demand, your first name and last name will also be collected and stored as part of the order process as inventory data necessary for order processing. In addition, further data may be requested that is required for payment processing via the selected payment service provider. Such additional data will be used solely for the purpose of immediate payment processing and will not be stored permanently by Producto. In the case of payment via PayPal, you will be redirected directly to a PayPal website at the end of the order process, through which you can initiate the payment process. In this case, Producto itself does not collect any additional data. For payment processing via PayPal or other payment service providers, the data protection provisions of the respective provider apply in each case. The legal basis for these processing operations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) and c) DS-GVO in conjunction with. § 147 AO and § 257 HGB. Apart from the additional data for payment processing, we store this data as long as you do not cancel your account, but at least for 11 years from the end of the year in which you make the purchase.
2. posting of content
As a registered user, you may post comments and other expressions of opinion within the offer. When you post a comment using the function provided for this purpose, the information requested in the respective mask is collected and stored. Posted comments will be published under a pseudonym, which you can specify yourself when creating a comment for the first time, as well as the date and time and thus made accessible to any third party. The legal basis for our data processing carried out for this purpose is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DS-GVO. When your account is deleted, any comments you have made will remain. However, your username will be removed and the comments will be anonymized.
3. use of e-mail addresses for advertising purposes.
- Producto will also otherwise only use your e-mail address for advertising purposes with your consent. However, Producto reserves the right to send you advertising for products by e-mail even without your express consent if you have already purchased a similar product from Producto, Producto has received your e-mail address from you in connection with this purchase, you have not objected to a corresponding use of your e-mail address and you were informed of your objection possibility when the data was collected.
- Newsletter and test alert tracking: We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behavior when sending newsletters and test alerts. We record which newsletters and test alerts are opened and which links are clicked within these mails. With this information, we want to adapt the future dispatch of newsletters and test alerts, as well as the experience on our website even more precisely to your needs. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1f DSGVO. Our interest here is in the needs-based adaptation of the newsletters and test alerts that you have requested from us. The links in newsletters and test alerts contain so-called UTM parameters for analysis purposes. These UTM parameters allow us to add trackable extensions to your URLs. The parameters are:
- – medium: This parameter describes the medium in which the link is embedded. Examples: Email, social media or website
- – source: with this UTM parameter we define the source of the link. This can be newsletters, websites, apps or social media channels
- – campaign: this type of UTM parameter is used to identify the actual campaigns. For example, if we send a newsletter to you every month, the individual newsletters can be evaluated separately.
The UTM data is collected exclusively pseudonymously
2. usage data
When using the offer, the following usage data is collected and stored:
When web pages of the offer are accessed, certain data is stored in so-called log files. This includes the date and time of the server request, the URL of the page accessed, if applicable the URL of the website from which the user accessed the website, the browser type and version, the operating system of the accessing end device and the IP address. The data is collected and stored in order to be able to track cases of misuse of the platform. The data also provides insights into how the offer is used, such as which pages are particularly popular, at which times usage is particularly intensive, how navigation within the offers proceeds, etc. The results of these analyses are ultimately available in the form of a report. The results of these analyses are finally available in statistical form and are anonymized. They are used exclusively for the technical and content-related improvement of the offer. Your IP address is not stored in this process. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest is to ensure the security and integrity of our website.
Cookies are used on the web pages of the offer. These are small text files that are automatically stored on the terminal device you use and are read when you access the offer. If you wish to change your cookie preferences, you can do so here via your settings. Some of the cookies used by Producto are deleted again when you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable Producto to recognize your browser the next time you visit (permanent cookies). Session cookies are primarily used and stored on your end device in order to be able to technically realize certain functions of the website. Without these cookies we cannot offer you some functions of our site, they are necessary for proper viewing. We therefore do not offer you a separate opt-out mechanism for this. Should you nevertheless prevent the setting of these cookies, for example by making the appropriate browser settings, it is possible that our site will not function properly until you reverse this setting. Some of the persistent cookies are also used to help us analyze your use of our site. Cookies from third-party providers are also played on our site in order to offer you target group-specific advertising or to be able to make individual product recommendations to you. The legal basis for the data processing carried out for this purpose is in each case Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DS-GVO. The legitimate interest lies in the aforementioned purpose. You can object to the use of our set permanent cookies by clicking here. The resulting opt-out cookie and your objection will remain valid as long as you do not delete your browser cookies. In addition, if you use a different browser or terminal device, you will have to object again. More information about the cookies set by third-party providers and how you can object to their setting can be found in the following paragraphs.
Integration of advertising
1. third party advertising cookies
Yieldlove allows other companies to collect data from its users using advertising cookies. This allows third parties to display interest-based advertising to users of its online offering based on an analysis of their usage behavior (e.g., banner ads clicked, subpages visited, search queries made) in aggregate and not limited to its online offering.
For the cookies that Yieldlove’s third-party vendors place for advertising purposes, Yieldlove refers to the disclaimer they have provided on the subject on their own websites. Note that Yieldlove can only refer to these disclaimers as they change regularly and Yieldlove has no control over them.
2. third party providers and opt-out
A central opt-out option for various third-party providers, especially US-based providers, is also available at the following link: https://optout.networkadvertising.org However, you can also opt-out separately for each individual company Yieldlove works with.
The following companies are responsible for data collection for the delivery of usage-based online advertising on behalf of Yieldlove GmbH:
4w Marketplace (www.4wmarketplace.com) uses technology to present you with ads that are relevant to you. The provider of 4w Marketplace is 4w 4w Marketplace, located in Fisciano (Salerno) – 84084 at Via Giovanni Paolo II n.100. If you do not want 4w Marketplace to continue collecting anonymized data, please click on the opt-out link below. This OptOut cookie deletes the information previously stored and prevents further collection of information.
IV. Rights of the user
The General Data Protection Regulation guarantees you certain rights that you can assert against us – insofar as the legal requirements are met.
Art. 15 DS-GVO – Right to information of the data subject: you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you are being processed and, if so, what these are and the more detailed circumstances of the data processing.
Art. 16 DS-GVO – Right to rectification: You have the right to demand that we rectify any inaccurate personal data relating to you without undue delay. In this context, taking into account the purposes of the processing, you also have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
Art. 17 DS-GVO – Right to erasure: You have the right to demand that we delete personal data concerning you without delay.
Art. 18 DS-GVO – Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to demand that we restrict processing.
Art. 20 DS-GVO – Right to data portability: you have the right, in the case of processing based on consent or for the performance of a contract, to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, or to have the data transferred directly to the other controller, insofar as this is technically feasible.
Art. 21 DS-GVO – Right to object: You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is necessary for legitimate interests on our part or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest, or which is carried out in the exercise of official authority.
If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
Insofar as we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to the processing at any time. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
Art. 77 DSGVO in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you violates applicable law.
If you have given us consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The revocation can be sent by e-mail to the address [firstname.lastname@example.org] or in writing to Producto AG, Kreuzbergstraße 30, 10965 Berlin. The effects of the revocation are limited to the storage and use of personal data that may not already be stored and used without your consent due to legal permissions.
V. Legal and contractual obligation to provide data
We are legally obliged to collect income tax card, social security card with pension insurance number, membership certificate of the health insurance company and, if necessary, a work permit. Otherwise, the collection of data is voluntary. If you do not provide us with the data, we cannot establish an employment relationship with you. This does not apply to information about any severe disabilities. If you do not provide any information here, this will not result in any disadvantages for you.
VI. Automated decision-making including profiling
We do not use any automated decision-making processes that have legal effects on you or affect you.