Privacy Policy

Overview and Your Agreement to Privacy

It is very important that you read these terms because they concern the collection and use of information you may consider private or personal. shoping-now.com (“Company” “We”, or “Us”) values your privacy. We have therefore implemented this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) with transparency, consumer choice, and data security in mind. This Privacy Policy addresses concerns about how we collect, use and share personal information through this website, related websites and any sub domains thereof (collectively, the “Site), as well as other plug-ins exchanging information with Us (“Applications”). (Collectively, the Site and Applications may be referred to herein as “Online Services.”)

Please note that the Company may advertise, offer and sell its goods and services through websites of related companies or third party affiliates, as well as advertise, offer and sell third party goods and services as an affiliate. This Privacy Policy governs those relationships.

The Privacy Policy, which is incorporated into into the Terms of Use and Terms of Sale, governs your use of the Online Services, including your visit to or browsing of the Site and any actions taken with respect to the Online Services, including the purchase of products or services offered by the Company. Therefore, by using the Online Services in any manner, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions or concerns about the Privacy Policy, you may email Us at support@shoping-now.com.

Purpose of Privacy Policy

We have a right to condition your use of the Online Services and the sale of goods and services on properly disclosed terms. You have the right to be informed of those material terms. Because we may collect, use or disseminate your information, including Personal Information, this Privacy Policy describes the information collection, use, and dissemination practices of shoping-now.com and any of its parent, subsidiary or registered d/b/a companies subsidiaries (collectively, the “Company”) as they relate to the Online Services. Be advised, this Privacy Policy governs the Company’s right to collect, use, store and disclose information provided by you on the following: (a) this website, (b) Company’s other websites, and, (c) third party websites.

Pleas note, this Privacy Policy also governs the Company’s other information and collection and distribution practices, including the acquisition of your information from and the dissemination of your information to Third Parties for commercial use. As set forth below, however, the Company is not in any way responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of third party websites or applications over which the Company has no control.

Information Collection Practices

Visitor Data. The Company automatically tracks certain information based upon your visit to and behavior on the Site. If you visit the Site or use the Online Services (even if you do not engage in a sales transaction), we may collect a variety of data from visitors, including IP addresses, URL, browser settings and plug-ins, screen resolutions, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, JavaScript enablement, internet service (ISP) information, referring/exit pages, computer profiles and operating systems, date/time stamps, clickstream data, traffic data, and all other “visitor” data that the Company may collect from visitors under applicable law (collectively, “Visitor Data”). Visitor Data may include the URL you just came from (whether on the Site or not), and the URL you next go to (whether on the Site or not). We may collect the IP addresses of the websites and pages you visit.

Visitor Data. The Company automatically tracks certain information based upon your visit to and behavior on the Site. If you visit the Site or use the Online Services (even if you do not engage in a sales transaction), we may collect a variety of data from visitors, including IP addresses, URL, browser settings and plug-ins, screen resolutions, cookie preferences, search engine keywords, JavaScript enablement, internet service (ISP) information, referring/exit pages, computer profiles and operating systems, date/time stamps, clickstream data, traffic data, and all other “visitor” data that the Company may collect from visitors under applicable law (collectively, “Visitor Data”). Visitor Data may include the URL you just came from (whether on the Site or not), and the URL you next go to (whether on the Site or not). We may collect the IP addresses of the websites and pages you visit.

Please note, while an ISP does not identify a user by his or her name, it may, with the cooperation of an ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Web. Moreover, your IP address can reveal what geographic area from which you are connecting or which ISP you are using.

Visitor Data may include other anonymous data which will help Us understand and analyze the Internet experience and behavior of our visitors. For example, the Company may collect visitor data relating to referring domain names,

The Company uses servers and software that allows it to automatically recognize and capture Visitor Data. The Company may use Visitor Data for several reasons, including but not limited to: compiling traffic data about the types of visitors who use the Site at specific intervals (“Traffic Data”); using Traffic Data to analyze Site traffic; administer and optimize the Online Services; and, display or particularize content according to your preferences. When you provide Personal Information, We are able to use Visitor Data to identify you.

Please note, moreover, we may use Visitor Data by sharing it or selling it to business partners, affiliates, or advertisers on an aggregated or anonymous basis.

Personally Identifiable Information. Each time you provide or transmit information via the Site or speak with a customer service representative on the phone, We may obtain personal information from you, including: “Contact Data” (e.g., email address, name, address, telephone number(s), and carrier); “Financial Data” (e.g., credit or debit card number, expiration date, verification code, and bank account information); and “Demographic and Legal Data”(e.g., sex, age, zip code, other survey data, and social security number) (collectively, “Personal Information”).

This disclosure may occur when a visitor registers, engages in transactions, contacts customer service, or participates in contests, promotions, surveys (online or offline), forums, content submissions, requests for suggestions, or other aspects of the Online Services. In surveys, in addition to other Personal Information, the Company or a third party may ask you to provide birth date, gender, salary range, education and marital status, occupation, employment information, personal and online interests, and such other information as may be requested from time to time (“Survey Information”). The Company may also collect such Survey Information from another source and use that information in combination with information provided from the Site and other surveys. Provision of Personal Information through surveys is completely voluntary and you are not required to respond to surveys as a term or condition of purchasing a good or service from the Company.

Cookies. The Company currently uses cookie technology to associate Internet-related information about you with information about you in its database. The Company may use the standard cookie feature of major browser applications and third-party providers, including but not limited to Google Analytics features (Remarketing, Google Display Network Impression Reporting, the DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting). The Company may employ internally developed cookies and tracking codes, which allow the Company to store a small piece of data on a visitor’s computer (or any other device a visitor uses to access Online Services) about the visit to the Site or use of the Applications. Further, the Company may use other new and evolving sources of information in the future. We may use cookies to: keep track of the number of return visits to the Site; accumulate and report aggregate, statistical information on Site usage; deliver specific content to you based on your interests or past viewing history; and, save your password for ease of access to the Site.

You can disable cookies. If you disable cookies, you may use the Site, but your ability to use all of the features and functionality of the Site, such as order forms, may be limited or impacted. Your browser settings can be modified to accept or reject all cookies, or request a notification when a cookie is set. You may read more about cookies at http://www.cookiecentral.com.

Web Beacons. We employ a software technology called clear gifs or web beacons, which is a programming code that can be used to display an image on a web page. Web beacons also can be used by Us to transfer your unique user identification to a database and associate you with previously acquired information (which could include Personal Information) about an individual in the database. This helps us track certain websites you visit, behavioral habits for marketing purposes, and referrals from partners and affiliates. Pleas note, in addition to using web beacons on web pages, the Company also uses web beacons in email messages sent to individuals in its database. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user’s computer hard drive, web beacons are imbedded invisibly on web pages or email.

Third Party Tracking. The use of tracking technologies by service providers, technology partners or other third parties (such as social media links) on the Site is not covered by our Privacy Policy. These third parties may use cookies, clear gifs, images, and scripts to help them better manage their content on the Site. We do not have access or control over these technologies.

Testimonials and Reviews. We may display personal testimonials of satisfied customers received through surveys or otherwise. We do not pay for or provide any consideration in exchange for testimonials, unless otherwise indicated on our Site. We ask for your specific consent as part of a survey. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact the company at support@shoping-now.com. We may also display customer reviews.

Calls and Electronic Communications. In the regular course of business, We (or our customer service vendor) may monitor and record phone conversations or email communications with you for training and quality assurance purposes. We may receive confirmation when you open or click on content in an email from Us, which helps Us improve our communications with you. If you do not wish to receive email from Us, you may unsubscribe from the mailing list on any of the emails We send to you.

No Information from Children. We do not target or market to children. The Company will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about or from a child under the age of 13. If the Company obtains actual knowledge that it has collected Personal Information about a child under the age of 13, that information will immediately be deleted from its database. The Company, moreover, employs all reasonable measures to ensure that it markets and sells its products to consumers that are of legal age under the laws of the jurisdictions in which they reside, and Company will never knowingly collect any Personal Information about or from a consumer that is not of legal age.

Use of Information

We use information We collect from you for a host of reasons. For example, We may use your information to communicate with you, process orders, facilitate your transactions with Us or our third party affiliates and marketing partners, and inform you of offers and discounts in the future. We may also, for example, monetize and share your information, or use your information to analyze and optimize Our marketing efforts. To provide you clarity, this section sets forth how the Company currently uses or has a right to use information it collects from you.

Email and Unsubscribe Policy. The Company uses Personal Information to provide first and third party promotional offers and newsletters by email. The Company may maintain separate email lists for different purposes. If you wish to end an email subscription from a particular list, you must follow the instructions at the end of each email message in order to unsubscribe to from a particular list. You may also unsubscribe from all Company email lists by sending an email to support@shoping-now.com.

The Company does not send unsolicited emails. The Company only sends email to recipients who have agreed on the Site to receive email from the Company or to recipients who have agreed on a third party website to receive emails from third parties.

The Company may share your Personal Information with companies that provide support services to Us (e.g., printer, email service and customer service providers) or help Us market or fulfill Our services and products. Third parties are authorized only to use your Personal Information for the purposes authorized in this Privacy Policy.

Please note, the unsubscribe process for the Company’s electronic mailings will not automatically unsubscribe your information from any third party users of the data. You may still receive electronic mailings sent on behalf of third parties and your Personal Information may be shared with third parties for use in offline marketing and data appends, including email appends unless you unsubscribe as provided above. Because third parties maintain separate databases, you will need to unsubscribe from each source individually, if desired. This allows you to pick and choose which subscriptions to maintain and which to discontinue.

Generally, you may not opt out of service-related or transactional communications, which are not promotional, unless your account with Us is terminated and obligations satisfied.

Content of Email Communications. You may receive commercial email messages sent by third parties for products or services which may be of interest to you. In such case, the advertiser’s name will appear in the “From” and the email will have a method at the bottom of the email to unsubscribe from that advertiser. The Company, however, is not responsible for the content of third party emails or the conduct of the advertisers.

Visitor Demographics and Targeted Advertising. Contact Data and Traffic Data are used to gather statistics about customers and visitors. We may use data collected from you, including Demographic Data, to generate collective information about our users or to identify users specifically. The Company may use collected data to target advertising to an individual, including using technology to associate an individual with that person’s Personal Information in order to show advertising for products and services in which the person has expressed an interest in surveys or otherwise indicated an interest based on the technological information. In its discretion, the Company may target advertising by using email, direct mail, telephones, cell phones, and other means of communication to provide promotional offers.

Telemarketing. The Company may use your Personal Information to advertise, directly or indirectly, to individuals using direct mail marketing or telemarketing using telephones. You may have your telephone number listed on a state or federal do-not-call registry. By registering and using the Online Services, you provide consent to the Company and its agents or vendors to contact you by telephone, including the use of automated, predictive, programmable, or similar dialers or dialing software, as allowed under applicable law. Further, if you reside outside of the United States, by registering and using the Online Services, you acknowledge that the processing of your Personal Information may involve the transfer of such Personal Information within or outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to countries within or outside the EEA whose data protection regulation may not be as stringent as that within the European Union. We may use Personal Information to provide goods and services you have requested, including services that display customized content and advertising.

Wireless Addresses. If the e-mail address you provide to Company is a wireless e-mail address, you agree to receive messages at such address from Company or its business associates (unless and until you have elected not to receive such messages by following the instructions in the unsubscribe portion of this policy). You understand that your wireless carrier’s standard rates apply to these messages. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges.

Short Message Service. Company may make available a service through which you can receive messages on your wireless device via short message service (“SMS Service”). Data obtained from you in connection with this SMS service may include your name, address, cell phone number, your provider’s name, and the date, time, and content of your messages. You represent that you are 18 years of age and the owner or authorized user of the wireless device on which messages will be received, and that you are authorized to approve the applicable charges. In addition to any fee of which you are notified your provider’s standard messaging rates apply to our confirmation and all subsequent SMS correspondence. All charges are billed by and payable to your mobile service provider. Company will not be liable for any delays in the receipt of any SMS messages, as delivery is subject to effective transmission from your network operator. SMS message services are provided on an AS IS basis. Company may also obtain the date, time and content of your messages in the course of your use of the SMS Service. We will use the information we obtain in connection with our SMS Service in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If fees are charged to your wireless account invoice, we may provide your carrier with your applicable information in connection therewith. Your wireless carrier and other service providers may also collect data about your wireless device usage, and their practices are governed by their own policies.

You acknowledge and agree that the SMS Service is provided via wireless systems which use radios (and other means) to transmit communications over complex networks. We do not guarantee that your use of the SMS Service will be private or secure, and we are not liable to you for any lack of privacy or security you may experience. You are fully responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the SMS Service. We may also access the content of your account and wireless account with your carrier for the purpose of identifying and resolving technical problems and service-related complaints.

You may remove your information from Company’s database. If you remove your information from Company’s database it will no longer be used by Company for secondary purposes, disclosed to third parties, or used by Company or third parties to send promotional correspondence to you. You may remove your information by sending your request in writing via email to support@shoping-now.com or by sending “STOP”, “END”, “QUIT” to the SMS text message you have received.

Use of Technology Information and Storage of Personal Information. Company may use Technology Information (1) to match a person’s Personal Information and Third Party List Information to other categories of Personal Information to make and improve profiles of individuals, (2) to track a person’s online browsing habits on the Internet, (3) to determine which areas of Company’s websites are most frequently visited. This information helps Company to better understand the online habits of individuals so that Company can target advertising and promotions to them.

Company may use Personal Information to make a profile of an individual. A profile can be created by combining Survey Information and Third Party List Information with other sources of Personal Information such as information obtained from public databases.

Company stores the Personal Information in a database on its’ computers. Company computers have security measures (such as a firewall and password protections) in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under Company’s control. Notwithstanding such measures, Company cannot guarantee that its security measures will prevent its computers from being illegally accessed, and the Personal Information on them stolen or altered.

Required by Law. We may also disclose your Personal Information as required by law, including in response to a subpoena or similar legal process, as well as when We believe in good faith that disclosure is needed to to protect Our rights (or those of our Owners), the rights of other customers or your safety, as well as to investigate or prevent fraud or violations of the Company’s Terms of Use, or as otherwise needed to respond to a legal request.

Public Forums. When you contribute to a public area or feature of our Website, such as a chat room, bulletin board, list serve, blog, wiki or other open forum that we may make available on or through our Website, the information that you submit will be made available to the general public and will not be considered “Personal Information” for purposes of this Privacy Policy. For this reason, we recommend that you do not submit any sensitive information, including your full name, home address, phone number, other information that would enable other users to locate you or your financial information on these areas of our Website. Instead, make up a username that does not disclose your personal identity.

Third Party Offers. Company may provide your Personal Information to third parties with whom they have a business relationship for the purposes of securing the services and products you have requested or provide you with additional marketing materials from which you may choose additional products or services. Company may make your Personal Information available to companies or other entities not affiliated with the Company that have goods, services and offers that might be of interest to you so that they may send you these offers.

Marketing. Company will use your Personal Information for any marketing and survey purpose on behalf of Company and its affiliates and subsidiaries to send information to you about additional goods or services that may be of interest to you. In addition, Company will disclose your Personal Information to third party agents and independent contractors to help us conduct our marketing and survey efforts including but not limited to direct marketing. You may have no relationship with these other companies.

Co-sponsored Contests, Sweepstakes and Offerings. Company may provide a contest; sweepstake and other offering may be co-sponsored by another company. In those situations, the information we obtain from you in connection with such contest, sweepstake or offering may be shared with our co-sponsor. In those situations, our co-sponsors will have the right to use your information for their own purposes, in accordance with their own policies. If you do not wish for the information we obtain from you to be shared with our co-sponsor, then do not enter such contest, sweepstake or other offering or otherwise provide to us any Personal Information in connection with such contest, sweepstake or other offering. We are not responsible for how our co-sponsors may use your information.

Service Providers. Company may use third parties to help operate our Website and deliver products and services, and may share your Personal Information with our affiliates, service providers and other third parties that provide products or services for or through this Website or for our business (such as Website or database hosting companies, address list hosting companies, e-mail service providers, analytics companies, distribution companies, fulfillment companies, and other similar service providers that use such information on our behalf). Unless otherwise stated, these companies do not have any right to use the Personal Information we provide to them beyond what is necessary for them to assist us. When you conduct e-commerce with one of the e-commerce affiliates or service providers to which the Website may be linked, certain Personal Information such as your e-mail and home address may be collected by the service provider’s server and made available to us.

Aggregate Statistics. Company may disclose aggregate statistics regarding user behavior as a measure of interest in, and use of, our Website and e-mails to third parties in the form of aggregate data, such as overall patterns or demographic reports that do not describe or identify any individual user.

Order Fulfillment. Company will transfer your Personal Information to third parties when necessary to provide a product or service that you order from such third party while using Company’s websites or when responding to offers provided by Company.

Data Summary. Company may sell or transfer non-individualized information, such as summary or aggregated anonymous information about all persons or sub-groups of persons.

Advertiser cookies and web beacons. Advertising agencies, advertising networks, and other companies who place advertisements on the websites and on the internet generally may use their own cookies, web beacons, and other technology to collect information about individuals. Company does not control the use of such technology and Company has no responsibility for the use of such technology to gather information about you.

Links. The websites and email messages sometimes contain hypertext links to the websites of third parties. Company is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other websites. Linked websites may contain links to websites maintained by third parties. Such links are provided for your convenience and reference only. Company does not operate or control in any respect any information, software, products or services available on such third party websites. The inclusion of a link to a website does not imply any endorsement of the services or the site, its contents, or its sponsoring organization.

Affiliations/Merger/Sale. Company further reserves the right to disclose, transfer or sell your Personal Information to companies who are affiliated with Company in Company’s sole discretion. If Company changes ownership through an acquisition, merger, sale or other change of business status, it reserves the right to transfer or assign the right to use your Personal Information collected from the Website.

Foreign use of the Website. To the extent that you are accessing the Website while domiciled outside of the United States, you acknowledge that the Personal Information you are providing Company is collected and stored in the United States and therefore consent to the transfer of information to and storage of the information outside of your domiciled country and in the United States.

Data Security

Commitment to Data Security. We strive to make certain that Our servers and connections incorporate proper encryption and security devices. The Company stores the Person Information in a database and its computers have security measures (such as firewall and password protections) in place to safeguard and secure the information We collect. We have also implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to further safeguard the information. Credit card and related information are transmitted by secure servers (SSL).

Unfortunately, no data transmission is guaranteed to be 100% secure and We therefore cannot guarantee the security of your information you transmit to or from the Site, Applications, or through the use of the Online Services. You therefore provide your information, including Personal Information, at your own risk. ACCORDINGLY, WE DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR THE THEFT, LOSS, OR INTERCEPTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS OR DAMAGE TO, YOUR DATA OR COMMUNICATIONS BY USING THE SITE, APPLICATIONS, AND THE ONLINE SERVICES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME THESE RISKS.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the shoping-now. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

As the controller, the shoping-now has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

1. Definitions

  • The data protection declaration of the shoping-now is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

  • a)    Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

  • c)    Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d)    Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

  • e)    Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  • f)     Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g)    Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h)    Processor

    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

  • i)      Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

  • j)      Third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

  • k)    Consent

    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

shoping-now

Email: info@shoping-now.com

Website: https://shoping-now.com

3. Collection of general data and information

The website of the shoping-now collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the shoping-now does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the shoping-now analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

4. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

5. Rights of the data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • b) Right of access

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    • the purposes of the processing;
    • the categories of personal data concerned;
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    • where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
    • the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    • where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

  • d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by the shoping-now, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of shoping-now shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

    Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of the shoping-now will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

  • e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by the shoping-now, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of the shoping-now will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of the shoping-now.

  • g) Right to object

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    The shoping-now shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If the shoping-now processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the shoping-now to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the shoping-now will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by the shoping-now for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of the shoping-now. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the shoping-now shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the shoping-now.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the shoping-now.

6. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

7. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

8. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

9. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

10. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in cooperation with the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW.

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