Data protection on the trebbau.com website

(Website and contents of Trebbau direct media GmbH, hereinafter referred to as Trebbau).

Data protection at Trebbau

On this website, the data is processed by Trebbau direct media GmbH. Our contact information can be found in the imprint of this website. It can also be found at the end of this privacy policy.

Data protection is a matter of trust, and your trust is important to us. Trebbau attaches particular importance to the protection of your personal data. All web activities of Trebbau are based on the standards imposed by the European Union and the recommendations of GBDe (Global Business Dialogue on Electronic Commerce) as of September 2001. Furthermore, Trebbau adheres to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany regarding data privacy and data security.
This privacy policy provides information on how Trebbau uses information collected when you visit this website.

Our aim is to welcome you as a new customer, to maintain a relationship to you as a customer, and to provide you with information and offers of interest to you. Therefore, we process your data in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 lit (a), (b) or (f) of the European General Data Protection Regulation and based on marketing criteria that satisfy your legitimate interests, to be able to provide services, and submit offers and information to you.

1. Data collection and use of personal data

a) Personal data are all information that identify you, such as your name, your e-mail or postal address. For a start, we only collect and save data, if your are willing to provide them to us. This may include information that you enter into a contact form, for example. The data is used for the intended purpose (mailing information materials, offers, etc.), and occasionally for our own promotional advertising. If a business relation is established, the data will be used for the provision and processing of contractually agreed services. Within the framework of order processing, we will exclusively disclose data to service providers deployed by us (forwarding agencies, logistics providers, financing banks) that are necessary to fulfil their tasks. Apart from that, Trebbau will not disclose your personal data to any third parties, nor will we use it for any other purposes. The employees of Trebbau are obligated to maintain confidentiality.

b) Login: Certain offers are not available in the public domain, but only via a password-protected direct access specifically set up for you. You undertake to treat your access details as confidential, and not disclose these to unauthorised third parties. We do not assume liability for passwords that were improperly used, unless the fault for the misuse is on our part.

c) Children and youth: Offers by Trebbau are aimed solely to entrepreneurs within the meaning of Article 14 of the German Civil Code. Trebbau advises all parents and guardians to instruct their children on secure and responsible use of personal data on the Internet. Minors should not transmit any personal data to the Trebbau website without the permission of their parents or guardians! Trebbau undertakes to not knowingly collect personal data from minors, or disclose it to third parties without permission.

d) Amendments: If your personal information changes (e.g. zip code, e-mail, postal address), please email the changes to Trebbau in order to correct or update your personal data.

2. Other data

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system, or time the web page is accessed). These data are collected automatically, as soon as the website is opened. Part of the data is collected in order to ensure the provision of a website free of errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour. When you visit our website, even through a link in our newsletter, for example, the domain name or IP address of the computer making the inquiry will be recorded from time to time for the purpose of system security. The same applies to the data input, date of access, http-response code and the website from which the computer accessed our web pages, as well as finally, to the data volume (bytes) that is transmitted. In addition, we save information in form of so-called “Cookies” on your computer to be able to optimise our information displayed on the Internet according to your preferences, and to save you from having to repeat your entries every time (see section 4.).

3. Newsletters, sweepstakes and promotions

a) If you are interested in subscribing to the newsletter offered on the website, we need you to provide a valid email address and information that allows us to check that you are the owner of the email address provided, and that you consent to the receipt of the newsletter. Additional data are not collected, or collected on a voluntary basis only. We use your data exclusively to send out the requested information, and we will not disclose it to any third parties. The data entered into the newsletter registration form are exclusively processed based on your prior consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. (a) of the GDPR). Your are entitled to revoke your granted consent to save the data and the email address for the purpose of mailing the newsletter via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The fundamental conditions for the lawfulness of the already performed data processing will remain unaffected, if the authorisation is revoked. The information submitted by you for the sole purpose of subscribing to the newsletter are saved by us, until you cancel the subscription to our newsletter. The data will then be deleted. Data stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the membership section) remain unaffected.

b) For potential sweepstakes we use the data for the purpose of notification of the winner.

c) Important: You are obviously entitled to revoke your consent at any time for us to use your personal data for promotional purposes, as well as to unsubscribe from further newsletters. You will find an unsubscribe link in every newsletter. Please send your request to revoke your consent by email to: info@trebbau.com

4. Revoking your consent to the data processing

Many data processing operations can only be carried out upon your explicit prior consent. You are entitled to revoke an already granted consent at any time. To do this, you can send an informal email to info@trebbau.com. The fundamental conditions for the lawfulness of the data processing performed until the revocation will remain unaffected.

5. Cookies

Some of these web pages use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are what are known as “session cookies”. They are deleted automatically after you leave the site. Other cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit the site. You can adjust your browser settings to have your browser inform you whenever cookies are saved and to only allow cookies on an individual basis, to accept cookies in certain cases or to generally exclude them, as well as to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may potentially limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored according to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. (f) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of Cookies to ensure an optimised service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyse your surfing behaviour) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

The usage processes are only evaluated in an anonymous form (e.g.: message xy was called up by 45% of the readers of the newsletter). This allows us to gear the content of our information provided to the special interests and preferences of the readers. Also in this case, no data is disclosed or used for any other purposes.

6. Links to other websites

This privacy policy applies to the websites of Trebbau. The web pages on this website may contain links of third parties to which this privacy policy does not apply. When you leave the Trebbau website, we recommend to read the privacy policies of each web page that collects personal data.

7. SSL and TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

8. Server log files

The web hosting provider automatically collects and saves information in what are known as “server log files”, which your browser automatically sends to us. This information is:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of the accessing computer
  • time of server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with other data sources. The basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. (f) of the GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfil a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

9. Contact form

If you use the contact form to submit inquiries to us, the details you supply on the form, including the contact information you provide, will be saved by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up quotations. We will not disclose this information without your consent. We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. (a) of the GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email is sufficient for this matter. The fundamental conditions for the lawfulness of the data processing performed until the revocation will remain unaffected. The data entered by you in the contact form remain with us until your request for deletion, the revocation of your consent, or if the purpose for saving the data has become irrelevant (e.g. upon completion of the processing of your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

10. LinkedIn Plugin

Our website uses functions of the Linkedln network. The service provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. Every time you access one of our pages that includes LinkedIn functions, the page creates a connection to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend button” and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to note that we, as the page provider, are not aware of the content of data transferred, nor of how it is used by LinkedIn. Further information is provided in the LinkedIn data privacy policy under: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

11. XING Plugin

Our website uses functions of the XING network. The service provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time you access one of our pages that includes XING functions, the page creates a connection to XING servers. To our knowledge, no personal information is saved in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are saved, and user behaviour is not evaluated. Further information on data privacy and the XING share button is available in the XING data privacy policy under: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

12. Analytical tools and tools of third party companies

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you in this privacy policy about how to exercise your opt-out options in this regard.

13. Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), a company registered and operated under Irish law (registration number: 368047) headquartered in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow the use of the website by you to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transferred to Google computers and stored there. Data may potentially be processed outside the scope of EU law. Google is party to the Privacy Shield, under which Google guarantees compliance with EU data protection standards. The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 Sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. The site operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both their website and their advertising.

IP anonymization: We have enabled the IP anonymization function on this website. As a result, before your IP address is transmitted to the US, it is first abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and first abbreviated there. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide the website operator with other services related to the website usage and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not compiled together with other Google data.

Browser Plugin: You may restrict the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we point out that consequently in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can restrict the capture by Google of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Opting out of data collection: Your can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on your computer which will prevent your data from being collected during future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.
For more information on the way Google Analytics handles user data, refer to Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Order data processing: We have an order data processing contract with Google and consistently implement the strict guidelines of the German data protection authorities on the use of Google Analytics.

Demographics and Interests at Google Analytics: This website uses Google Analytics’ Demographics and Interests function which allows to create reports providing information on age, gender and interests of visitors to our website. Data for these reports originate from personalised advertising by Google as well as third-party web activity data. These data cannot be attributed to a particular person. You can deactivate this function in the display settings of your Google account or generally object to the collection of your data using Google Analytics as described under “Objection to data collection” at any time.

14. WordPress Stats

This website uses the WordPress tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor traffic. Provider is Automatic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, US. WordPress Stats uses Cookies, which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the Cookies about the use of our website is stored on servers in the US. Your IP address will be anonymised after processing and before storage. “WordPress-Stats” Cookies remain saved on your device until you delete them. The “WordPress Stats”-Cookies are stored according to Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. (f ) of the GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of the user behaviour to optimise the websites and marketing methods. You can adjust your browser settings to have your browser inform you whenever cookies are saved and to only allow cookies on an individual basis, to accept cookies in certain cases or to generally exclude them, as well as to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling Cookies may potentially limit the functionality of our website. You can object to the collection and use of your data for the future by clicking on this link to set an opt-out Cookie in your browser: https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/. If you delete Cookies on your computer, the opt-out Cookie must be saved again.

15. Google AdWords and Google Conversion-Tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program from Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), a company registered and operated under Irish law (registration number: 368047) headquartered in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking Cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days, and are not used for personal identification of the user. Should the user visit certain pages of the website, and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can tell that the user clicked on the ad and proceeded to that page. Each Google AdWords advertiser has a different Cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords advertiser. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt-out of this by easily deactivating the Google Conversion Tracking Cookie via your browser settings. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Conversion Cookies are stored based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of the user behaviour to optimise the websites and marketing methods. For more information about Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking, see the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
You can adjust your browser settings to have your browser inform you whenever cookies are saved and to only allow cookies on an individual basis, to accept cookies in certain cases or to generally exclude them, as well as to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may potentially limit the functionality of this website.

16. Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The service provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), a company registered and operated under Irish law (registration number: 368047) headquartered in Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to determine whether data entered on our websites (e.g. information entered into a contact form) is being provided by a human user or by an automated program. To determine this, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitors based on a variety of parameters. This analysis is triggered automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the site. For this analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates a variety of data (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor spent on the site or cursor movements initiated by the user). The data tracked during such analyses are forwarded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not alerted that an analysis is underway.

The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. It is in the website operators legitimate interest, to protect the operator’s web content against misuse by automated industrial espionage systems and against SPAM.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and to review the Data Privacy Declaration of Google, please follow these links: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

17. Right to be informed

At all times you have the right to request free information about your stored personal data, as well as the origin, recipient and purposes of processing. Furthermore, you have a right to correction, blocking or deletion of the data stored in your file. In addition, you are entitled to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
In case of infringement of any statutory data protection provisions, the data subject is entitled to file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the state representative for data protection and freedom of information in North-Rhine Westphalia.

18. Statutory prescribed data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding the processing and storing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer:

Helsper & Helsper – Attorneys
Rudolf Helsper
Am Kielshof 18
51105 Cologne

If you, as the data subject, have any questions or requests regarding your personal data stored with Trebbau that have been submitted in relation to our job as service provider to be able to process the order data, please do not hesitate to contact us directly, or our data protection officer. We will be at your disposal to clarify questions concerning spam, in so far as we are involved in the specific cases, and have influence on the situation.

19. Controller information

Controller means a natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, email address or similar). The company responsible for data processing on this website is:

Trebbau direct media GmbH
Schönhauser Str. 21
50968 Cologne
Telephone: +49(0)221/3 76 46-0
email: info@trebbau.com