The data controller for the data processing on this website is:
Kloth & Köhnken Teehandel GmbH
Management: Axel Köhnken and Jens Schneider
2. Gathering and storing of personal data and kind and purpose of use
a) Visit to the website
During a visit to our website, the internet browser that you use on your end device (PC, laptop, smartphone, tablet or similar) sends information automatically to the server that hosts our website. The following access data are gathered in the process without any action by you and stored until their automatic deletion:
- IP address of the requesting computer,
- date and time of the access,
- name/URL of the retrieved website,
- referrer URL (previously website visited from which the access was made)
- transferred data volume,
- browser that is used, including version and the operating system of your computer, and the name of the requesting access provider.
This information is stored temporarily by us or our web hosting provider in a so-called server logfile. The mentioned access data are gathered and stored for the following purposes:
- facilitating that the connection is established without problems,
- sensible and convenient usability of our website,
- maintaining system security and stability, and
- further administrative purposes.
This data processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests for reason of the listed purposes according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR (legal basis). The gathered data will never be used to identify you personally.
You can also use our website on principle without a further input of personal data being required of you. Our website serves the purpose of providing information to you about our company, the location and the possibilities for contact.
Various possibilities for contacting us are given on our website. However, contact is not initiated directly via the website but separately from it. There is no direct contact form.
When contacting us (e.g. by email, telephone or fax), your voluntarily provided data will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR in order to handle and complete the contact request.
We will delete the requests and the data received through them, respectively, as soon as they are no longer needed – subject to statutory archiving and retention obligations. We review the necessity on a regular basis.
3. Cooperation with third parties in the context of this online offer
Insofar as it is necessary to involve third parties in the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “data processing contract”, this is done in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR.
We will transfer your personal data to third parties only if this is legally permissible (e.g. pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sent. 1, lit. b) GDPR, required for the processing of contractual relationships with you), or you have expressly consented thereto (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1, lit. a) GDPR), or a legal obligation so requires (Art. 6 (1) sent. 1, lit. c) GDPR) or on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR).
The same applies if particular data are processed in the USA as described in more detail under Sec. 5. The USA are a third country outside of the European Union and the European Economic Area, so that the processing in these cases will only take place if the special requirements of Art. 44 seqq. GDPR are fulfilled by the “Privacy Shield”.
There are different types of cookies. Cookies can remain stored temporarily or permanently and there are our “first party cookies” and “third party cookies” from providers other than ourselves. Regarding the other providers, please note in particular Section 5 hereinbelow.
Temporary cookies, so-called “session cookies” serve to recognise that you have visited individual pages of our website previously already. These will be automatically deleted when you leave our website.
In addition and also in order to optimise user-friendliness, we use temporary cookies that are stored on your end device for a certain period of time. If you return to our page to use our services, it will be automatically detected, if applicable, that you have visited us before, and which entries and settings you have made, so that you will not have repeat these entries.
The data processed by cookies is required for the purposes of protecting our and third parties’ legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sent. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
Most browsers are configured to automatically accept cookies. If you do not want that cookies are stored on your computer, you have to make the corresponding adjustment in the system settings of your browser. Cookies already stored can also be deleted in the browser system settings.
Please note that the limitation or complete deactivation of the possibilities for using cookies can entail that our website will not be displayed completely or not be usable to the full extent.
5. Plug-ins and tools
The tools used on this website as well as the possibility for deactivation and opt-out choices, respectively, are explained in further detail below.
Should you ever delete all cookies from your computer, you will have to reset all of the relevant opt-out cookies. If you deactivate cookies in general, the functionality of our website might be limited.
a) Google Web Fonts
For a consistent display of fonts, this page uses so-called web fonts. When retrieving a page, your browser loads the needed web fonts in your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser used by you has to establish a connection with the servers of Google. This way, Google will be informed that our website has been retrieved via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest in definition of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font of your computer will be used. The same applies when you deactivate the plug-in via your browser settings as described above. Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
b) Google Maps
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and for a simple possibility to find our offices. This constitutes a legitimate interest in definition of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.
6. Your rights as a user
Subject to opposing legal requirements, e.g. regulations of commercial law or tax law, you as the data subject have the following rights in relation to us:
- according to Art. 15 GDPR to request information about the personal data relating to you that are processed by us, in particular about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients, the planned storage duration, the existence of a right to correction, erasure, restriction of the processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge complaint, about the origin of your data if they have not been gathered by us, and about the existence of automated decision-making;
- according to Art. 16 GDPR to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate data or the completion of incomplete personal data about you that is stored by us;
- according to Art. 17 GDPR to request the erasure of the personal data relating to you that is stored by us;
- according to Art. 18 GDPR to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data;
- according to Art. 20 GDPR to request being provided with your personal data that you have made available to us or demand the transmission of the data to another data controller;
- according to Art. 77 GDPR to lodge complaint with a supervisory authority: you can contact the supervisory authority at the place of your residence or work, or at the registered office of our company.
7. Right of revocation
You have additionally the right to revoke any consents granted with effect for the future according to Art. 7 (3) GDPR.
8. Right to object
You can also object at any time to the future processing of the data relating to you pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, in particular to the processing for the purposes of direct marketing.
If you would like to exercise your right of revocation or objection, it is sufficient to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
9. Data security
In line with technological progress, we use current and continually updated, technical as well as suitable organisational security measures to protect your data from manipulations, loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties.