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Data Protection Policy

1. General information
We appreciate your interest in our company. Data protection is a very high priority for the management of Universum Managementges. mbH. It is generally possible to use the internet pages of Universum Managementges. mbH without having to provide personal data. If a data subject would like to avail of special services of our company via our website, the processing of personal data may be necessary, however. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations that apply to Universum Managementges. mbH. Through this data protection policy, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Further, this data protection policy will explain to data subjects the rights available to them.

As the controller and operator of the internet site, Universum Managementges. mbH has implemented various technical and organisational measures in order to ensure the best possible protection of the personal data processed via this internet site. However, internet-based data transfer may in general be subject to security gaps, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject has the alternative option of transmitting their personal data to us in another way, for example by telephone.

2. Definition of terms
The data privacy policy of Universum Managementges. mbH is based on the terms used by the European directive and regulatory bodies for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data privacy policy is designed to be easy for both the public and our customers and business partners to read and understand. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terms used.

In this privacy policy, we use the following terms, for example:

2.1 Personal data
Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as “data subject”). A natural person is considered identifiable when he/she can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, a location, an online ID (IP address) or one or more particular characteristics which are an expression of the physical, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

2.2 Data subject
A data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed for Universum Managementges. mbH.

2.3 Processing
Processing is every procedure carried out with or without the help of automated processes or every such operational sequence in connection with personal data, such as the collection, the capturing, the organisation, the allocation, the saving, the adaption or changing, the selection, the querying, the use, the disclosure through transmission, the dissemination or other form of provision, the comparison or the linking, the limitation, the deletion or the destruction of the data.

2.4 Limitation of processing
Limitation of processing is the marking of saved personal data with the goal of limiting its future processing during the statutory retention periods. This means that the data will still be saved but may be used only for certain processing, such as checking by financial authorities.

2.5 Profiling
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data involving the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects related to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects regarding work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, place of residence or change of location of this natural person.

2.6 Pseudonymisation
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in a way which makes the association of the personal data with a specific data subject no longer possible without using additional information, as long as this additional information is stored separately and subject to technical and organisational measures that guarantee that the personal data cannot be associated with an identified or identifiable natural person.

2.7 Controller
The controller or processor 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, Universum Managementges. mbH or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

2.8 Joint controllers
If several companies process personal data together and determine the purpose and means of the processing in the context of joint tasks or projects, these companies can agree common data protection regulations in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR and may also jointly implement the rights of the data subjects.

2.9 Processor
A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of Universum Managementges. mbH.

2.10 Recipient
A 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. 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.

2.11 Third parties
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, Universum Managementges. mbH, the processor and persons who, under the direct authority of Universum Managementges. mbH or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

2.12 Consent
Consent by 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.

3. Contact partner
Controller within the meaning of the GDPR, other data protection legislation applicable within the European Union member states and other provisions with a data protection character is:

Universum Managementges. mbH
Dr Herbert Münder
Wiener Strasse 1a
28359 Bremen
Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)421-3346-0
Email: datenschutz@universum-bremen.de

3.1 Name and address of the data protection officers
The data protection officer for Universum Managementges. mbH is:

Martin Mielke
3G Business Datenschutz GmbH
Michaelkirchplatz 5
10179 Berlin
Tel.: +49 (0)162 1007910
Email: mielke@3G-business.de

All affected persons can contact our data protection officer directly on questions of and suggestions for data protection.

4. Privacy information according to Art. 13 and Art. 14 GDPR
As the controller, we have implemented suitable measures in order to provide the data subject with all information pursuant to Articles 13 and 14 and all notifications pursuant to Articles 15 to 22 and Article 34 related to processing in a precise, transparent, comprehensive and easily accessible form in clear and simple language.

You can request this information directly from the contact partner at our company or otherwise view these, request them from datenschutz@universum-bremen.de or download them here.

5. Cookies
When you visit the Universum® website and have accepted the use of cookies in your browser settings, this means for us that you want to use the services and offers of Universum Managementges. mbH.

5.1 What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer or other device when you visit a website. Cookies are sent then back at each future visit to the website, from which they originated. Cookies have the advantage of allowing us to facilitate your use of our website. With the help of cookies, we can recognise movements on the website and evaluate the use of the website service. In the long term, this enables us to improve the web service and the user friendliness of the website.

5.2 Cookies and how they are used by Universum Managementges. mbH
When you use the website of Universum Managementges. mbH, you agree to the use and saving of cookies. Most browsers save cookies automatically.
Of course you can look at the website without accepting the use of cookies.

Universum Managementges. mbH generally does not analyse any of your activities if you:
– do not allow cookies
– have activated the “Do not track” option in your browser
– have activated the opt-out function (see “manage cookies”)

How the acceptance of cookies is deactivated or the Do Not Track function is activated differs from browser to browser. A guide is usually available in the Help section of the internet browser.

5.3 Cookies at Universum Managementges. mbH
The cookies are exclusively for the purposes of analysing website use so that we can constantly improve their performance. In order to analyse the surfing behaviour of users, Universum Managementges. mbH uses the Google Analytics analysis tool (see below).

5.4 Manage cookies (opt out)
If you do not want Universum Managementges. mbH to save and analyse any information about your surfing habits, you can always object to this (opt out). If you do not consent to having a cookie saved on your device, an opt-out cookie will be saved on your browser. This cookie contains no information whatsoever and serves only to assign your objection. You can decide here whether a unique web-analysis cookie may be saved in your browser to allow the operator of the website to collect and analyse various statistical data. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection of data associated with your use of the website via cookies (including your IP address) and the use of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB Click here to deactivate Google Analytics.

Alternatively, you can disable the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp. For further information on the provisions of Google, see www.google.com/intl/de/privacy.

5.5. Information on the opt-out cookie
When you delete your cookies, you also delete the opt-out cookie. The opt-out process must then be completed again. If you use different browsers or other devices, then the opt-out process must also be completed for every individual browser and every device on which you access the website of Universum Managementges. mbH. We are unable to recognise if it is the same person or the same end device or browser.

6. Collection of general data and information
The Universum Managementges. mbH website collects a range of general data and information with every access of the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is saved in the log files of the server. The information collected may include (1) the browser type and version, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the internet site referring the accessing system to our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-pages accessed on our site via an accessing system, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to defend against risk in the case of attacks on our IT systems.

In using this general data and information, Universum Managementges. mbH does not make any associations with the data subject. This information is rather required to (1) properly deliver the content of our internet site, (2) optimise the content of our website as well as the advertisements for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our internet site, and (4) to provide law enforcement with the necessary information in the event of a cyber attack for the purposes of law enforcement. This anonymously collected data and information is thus evaluated by Universum Managementges. mbH statistically and moreover for the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, ultimately to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data from the server log files is stored separately from the personal data provided by a data subject.

6.1 Registration in our web-shop
The data subject has the option of registering on the website of Universum Managementges. mbH by entering personal data. The personal data transmitted to Universum Managementges. mbH will depend on the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data provided by the data subject will be collected and saved exclusively for the internal use of Universum Managementges. mbH and for their own purposes. Universum Managementges. mbH can allow disclosure to one or more processors, for example a parcel delivery service provider, who uses the personal data also exclusively for internal purposes attributable to Universum Managementges. mbH.

By registering on the Universum Managementges. mbH website, the IP address provided by the internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and the time of the registration will also by saved. This data is saved because the misuse of our services can only be prevented this way and, when needed, this data helps clear up any offences committed. In this respect, the saving of this data is necessary to protect Universum Managementges. mbH. Generally, this data is not passed on to third parties as long as there is no legal obligation to do so and provided that disclosure is not required for law enforcement.

Registration of the data subject under voluntary provision of personal data serves Universum Managementges. mbH to offer the data subject content or services that, due to their nature, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons always have the option to amend the personal data provided by them or to have it deleted completely from the database of Universum Managementges. mbH.

Universum Managementges. mbH provides every data subject at any time on request with information on which personal data is saved about that data subject. In addition, Universum Managementges. mbH will correct or delete the personal data on request or instruction by the data subject as long as there is no legal obligation to retain the data. A data protection officer named in this data privacy policy as well as the entire staff of Universum Managementges. mbH are available as contact partners for the data subject in this regard.

6.2 Subscription to our newsletter
On the Universum Managementges. mbH website, users are provided with the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The personal data transmitted to Universum Managementges. mbH for subscription to the newsletter will depend on the respective input mask used for this purpose.

In the newsletter, Universum Managementges. mbH informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals about the company’s services and offers. In principle, our company newsletter can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) if the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation mail will be sent once to the email address provided by the data subject for subscription to the newsletter in a double opt-out process. The purpose of this confirmation email is to check that the owner of the email address has authorised receipt of the newsletters as the data subject.

In the registration process for the newsletter we also save the IP address provided by the internet provider for the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration as well as the time and date of the registration. The collection of this data is required in order to track any possible misuse of the email address of a data subject at a later stage, and thus serves the legal protection of Universum Managementges. mbH.

The personal data collected in the context of an application for the newsletter will be used only for sending our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter can be informed by email as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in this regard, as in the event of changes to the newsletter service or of changes in the technical conditions. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties in the context of the newsletter service. Subscription to our newsletter can be cancelled at any time by the data subject. Consent to the saving of personal data granted to us by the data subject for receipt of the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a link in every newsletter for the purposes of revocation of this consent. In addition, the data subject has the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter at any time directly on the Universum Managementges. mbH website or to communicate this to Universum Managementges. mbH by other means.

6.3 Newsletter tracking
The Universum Managementges. mbH newsletter contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image that is embedded in such emails sent in HTML format to allow a record of the log file and log file analysis. Statistical evaluation of the success or lack of success of online marketing campaigns can thus be carried out. Using the embedded tracking pixel, Universum Managementges. mbH can recognise if and when an email was opened by the data subject and which links in the email the data subject clicked on.

Such tracking pixels contained in the newsletter collect personal data, which is saved and evaluated by Universum Managementges. mbH in order to optimise the newsletter and adjust it in the future better to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at all times to revoke the declaration of consent provided via the specific double opt-in process in this regard. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by Universum Managementges. mbH. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is automatically considered by Universum Managementges. mbH to be a revocation.

6.4 Saving of media contacts, sending out and tracking of press releases
In order to inform the media and thus the public about our corporate activities, we regularly send out press releases. For the creation, maintenance and saving of the corresponding media distribution systems as well as for sending and tracking press releases, we use the “CisionPoint” PR software from Cision Germany GmbH. The information of journalists stored as default includes: Name, media, function, department, business email and telephone number and company address. The personal data saved by us will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the saving and use of their data. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the data controller. Unsubscribing from the receipt of the press releases is automatically interpreted as revocation. The press releases sent out contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a thumbnail image that is embedded in such emails sent in HTML format to allow a record of the log file and log file analysis. Based on these embedded tracking pixels, Universum® can detect if and when a mail has been opened by the addressee.

6.5 Contact possibilities via the website
The Universum Managementges. mbH website contains information based on the statutory regulations that enables fast electronic contact to our company as well as direct communication with us, including a general electronic post address (email address). If a data subject contacts Universum Managementges. mbH by email or via a contact form, the personal data provided by the data subject will be saved automatically. Such data as provided voluntarily by a data subject to Universum Managementges. mbH will be saved for the purposes of processing or to contact the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.

6.6 Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
Universum Managementges. mbH processes and saves personal data of the data subject only for the period which is required for the fulfilment of the purposes of saving, or insofar as this is provided for by European regulations or legislature or by another legislator in laws or provisions to which Universum Managementges. mbH is subject.

Once the purpose of saving the data is eliminated or if a retention period set by the European regulations or legislature or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted, routinely and in accordance with the statutory regulations.

7. Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 I (a) of the GDPR is used by our company as a legal basis for processing for which we have obtained consent for a certain processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a contract, for which the data subject is a contractual partner, (as is the case in processing operations for example which are required for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or performance) processing is based on Art. 6 I (b) GDPR. The same applies for processing that is necessary for the implementation of contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. if our company has a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data could be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his/her name, age, health insurance details and other vital information had to be given to a doctor, a hospital or another third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I (d) GDPR. Finally, processing may be based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR. Processing that is not included in any of the above-mentioned legal bases is based on this when the processing is necessary for the maintenance of the legitimate interests of our company or of a third party, as long as this is not outweighed by the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject. We are permitted to undertake such processing because it has been mentioned specifically by the European legislature. It is of the opinion that a legitimate interest may be assumed if the data subject is a customer of Universum Managementges. mbH ( Recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

7.1 Legitimate interests in processing which is carried out by Universum Managementges. mbH or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR, our legitimate interests lie in the implementation of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

7.2 Duration for which the personal data is saved
The criterion for the duration of the saving of the personal data is the respective legal retention period. After expiry of the retention period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract.

7.3 Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for conclusion of the contract; duties of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We hereby inform you that the provision of personal data is to an extent required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may arise out of contractual arrangements (e.g. information on the contractual partner). It may be necessary for the conclusion of a contract that a data subject provides us with personal data that must then be processed by us. The data subject is obligated, for example, to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data means that the contract with the data subject cannot be concluded. Before the data subject provides personal data, he/she must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will explain to the data subject if the provision of the personal data is legally or contractually required or necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether the obligation to provide the personal data exists, and which consequences the non-provision of the personal data could have.

8. Existence of automated decision making
As a responsible company, we do not make use of an automated decision-making process or profiling.

9. Rights of the data subject
9.1 Right to confirmation
Every data subject has the right conferred by the European directives and regulatory bodies to ask for confirmation from Universum Managementges. mbH as to whether their personal data will be processed. If a data subject wants to exercise this right to confirmation, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time.

9.2 Right to information
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory bodies to receive information from Universum Managementges. mbH, free of charge, on the personal data saved about his/her person and to receive a copy of this information. In addition, the European directives and regulatory bodies have granted the data subject information to the following information:

the purposes of the processing
the categories of personal data processed
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data was disclosed or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or in international organisations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be saved or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period
the existence of a right to correct or delete the personal data pertaining to them or to limitation of processing by Universum Managementges. mbH or the right of objection to this processing
the existence of a right to complain to the supervisory authority
when the personal data is not collected from the data subject: all information on the origin of the data
the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling pursuant to Art. 22 paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved as well as the scope and the desired effects of this sort of processing for the data subject
In addition, the data subject has a right to information as to whether or not personal data has been transmitted to a third country or an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to receive information on the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission.

If a data subject wants to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time.

9.3 Right to correction
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to demand the rectification of any inaccurate personal data. In addition, the data subject has the right, taking the purposes of the processing into consideration, to demand the completion of any incomplete data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to correction, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller at any time.

9.4 Right to deletion (right to be forgotten)
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to demand of Universum Managementges. mbH that the personal data pertaining to them is immediately deleted, provided that one of the following conditions applies and as long as the processing is not necessary:

The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for such purposes as are no longer required.
The data subject revokes his/her consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 paragraph 2 (a) GDPR and there are no other legal grounds for the processing.
The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no compelling, legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 paragraph 2 GDPR.
The personal data was processed unlawfully.
The deletion of the personal data is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation in accordance with EU law or the laws of the member states to which Universum Managementges. mbH is subject.
The personal data was collected in relation to services offered by the information society in accordance with Art. 8 paragraph 1 GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request deletion of personal data saved by Universum Managementges. mbH, the data subject can contact our data protection officer in this regard at any time. The data protection officer of Universum Managementges. mbH or another employee will ensure that the deletion is carried out without delay.

If the personal data have been made public by Universum Managementges. mbH and our company, as controller, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 paragraph 1 GDPR, Universum Managementges. mbH shall take reasonable measures (also technological), taking the available technology and costs of implementation into consideration, to inform other parties responsible for the processing of the personal data that the data subject has requested of these other parties and for Universum Managementges. mbH the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data, provided the processing is not necessary. The data protection officer of Universum Managementges. mbH or another employee will ensure that the necessary procedures are carried out in each case.

9.5 Right to the restriction of processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to demand of Universum Managementges. mbH that the processing is restricted, provided that one of the following conditions applies:

The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period which allows Universum Managementges. mbH to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the data subject rejects the deletion of the personal data and instead requires the restriction of the use of the personal data.
Universum Managementges. mbH no longer requires the personal data for the purposes of processing but the data subject requires it for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and it is not yet clear if the legitimate grounds of Universum Managementges. mbH take priority over those of the data subject.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request restriction of the personal data saved by Universum Managementges. mbH, the data subject can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time. The data protection officer of Universum Managementges. mbH or another employee will ensure that processing is restricted.

9.6 Right to data portability
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory bodies to receive the personal data pertaining to them in a structured, commonplace and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance by the controller to whom the data was transmitted, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para9 paragraph 2 (a) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 (b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by means of automated processes, provided that the processing is not required for the fulfilment of a task that lies in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority which has been transferred to the controller.

In addition, in the exercise of their right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 paragraph 1 GDPR, the data subject must effect the right that the personal data is transferred directly from one controller to the other, provided this is technically feasible and no rights or freedoms of a third person are hereby affected.

If a data subject wants to exercise this right to data portability, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time.

9.7 Right to objection
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to object, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to the processing (based on Art.  6 paragraph 1 (e) or (f) GDPR) of the personal data pertaining to them at any time. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of objection, Universum Managementges. mbH no longer processes the personal data, unless we can prove compelling, protection-worthy reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If Universum Managementges. mbH processes personal data in order to undertake direct marketing, the data subject always has the right to object to the processing of personal data for the purposes of this sort of advertising. The same applies to profiling, provided it is also connected to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Universum Managementges. mbH’s processing for the purposes of direct marketing, Universum Managementges. mbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

The data subject also has the right, for reasons arising from their particular circumstances, to object to the processing of their personal data by Universum Managementges. mbH for scientific or historical research purposes or statistic purposes pursuant to Art. 89 paragraph 1 GDPR, unless such processing is required for the fulfilment of a task that lies in the public interest.

If a data subject wants to exercise this right to objection, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time. In connection with the use of services of the information society and notwithstanding Regulation 2002/58/EC, the data subject is also free to exercise their right to objection by means of automated procedure in which technical specifications are used.

The state representative for data protection and freedom of information
Dr Imke Sommer
Arndtstrasse 1
27570 Bremerhaven
Tel.: +49 421 3612010 or +49 471 5962010
Fax: +49 421 49618495
Email: office@datenschutz.bremen.de

9.8 Automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to not be subject to decision-making based exclusively on automated processing (including profiling) which has legal effects for the data subject or similarly effects him or her considerably, provided that the decision (1) is not required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permissible based on the regulations of the EU or its member states to which the controller is subject and these regulations contain reasonable measures for the protection of the rights and freedoms of the legitimate interests of the data subject, or (3) is undertaken with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision is (1) required for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is carried out with the express consent of the data subject, Universum Managementges. mbH shall take reasonable measures to protect the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, to which at least the right to the intervention of a person on the part of the controller, to the presentation of one’s own standpoint and to appealing the decision belong.

If a data subject wants to exercise this right with regards to automated decision-making, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH in this regard at any time.

9.9 Right to revocation of data protection-related consent
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulatory body to revoke consent for the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to exercise their right to revoke consent, he or she can contact our data protection officer or another employee of Universum Managementges. mbH at any time.

10. Data protection when making applications and in the application process
Universum Managementges. mbH collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purposes of carrying out the application process. This processing may also be undertaken by electronic means. This is particularly the case when an applicant sends the corresponding application documents to Universum Managementges. mbH by electronic means, e.g. by email or via a web form on the internet site. If Universum Managementges. mbH concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data submitted will be saved for the purposes of settling the employment relationship under observance of the statutory provisions. If no employment contract is concluded between the applicant and Universum Managementges. mbH, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided no other legitimate interest of Universum Managementges. mbH opposes this deletion. Other legitimate interest in this case is burden of proof in proceedings in accordance with the German Anti-Discrimination Act (AGG), for example.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the harvesting, collection and evaluating of data on the behaviour of visitors on websites. A web analysis service also includes data about the website from which a data subject was directed to another website (so-called referred), which pages of the website were visited or how often and for how long were the pages accessed. Web analysis is primarily used for the optimisation of a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of internet advertising.

Operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Universum Managementges. mbH uses the “gat._anonymizelp” add-on for the web analysis by Google Analytics. By means of this add-on, the IP address of the data subject is truncated and anonymised by Google if the access on our website comes from a member state of the European Union or from another member state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is the analysis of the stream of visitors to our website. Google uses the extracted data and information, for example, to evaluate the use of our website, compile reports for us which show the activity on our website, and to provide other services associated with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject’s IT system. What cookies are has already been explained above. By placing a cookie, Google can undertake analysis of the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by Universum Managementges. mbH and on which a Google Analytics component is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data for the purposes of online analysis. In the context of this technical process, Google will receive information on personal data, such as the IP of the data subject, which Google uses for example to determine the origin of the visitor and clicks and subsequently to enable commission invoicing.

Personal information such as the time of the visit, the location from which the visit was made and the frequency of the visits to our website from the data subject is saved by means of cookies. This personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject is transferred to Google in the USA for every visit to our website. This personal data will be stored in the USA. In certain circumstances, Google will pass this personal data collected by technical means to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the placing of cookies at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser used, as already explained above, thus permanently objecting to the placing of cookies. Setting the internet browser in this way will also prevent a cookie from being placed by Google on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already placed by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software program.

In addition, the data subject has the option to object to and thus prevent the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics through use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google. To this end, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information on the visits to websites may be passed on to Google Analytics. The installation of browser add-ons is considered by Google to be an objection. If the IT system of the data subject is deleted, formatted or re-installed at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is deactivated or uninstalled by the data subject or another authorised person, the browser add-on can be reinstalled or reactivated.

Further information and the applicable data protection policy of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link:  https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google AdWords
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated Google Analytics into this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service which allows advertisers to place advertisements in both the search engine results of Google as well as the Google Display Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to set certain keywords in advance, by means of which an advertisement appears in the Google search engine results only when the user searches for something with the relevant keywords using the search engine. In the Google Display Network, the ads are distributed by means of an automatic algorithm and in accordance with the predetermined keywords on theme-relevant websites.

Operator of the Google AdWords services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purposes of Google AdWords is the evaluation of our website through the insertion of interest-related advertisements on the internet sites of third-party companies and in search engine results of the Google search engine, and the insertion of third-party ads on our website.

If a data subject lands on our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie will be placed on the IT system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie expires after thirty days and is not intended for the identification of the data subject. Provided it has not expired, it can be traced via the conversion cookie as to whether or not certain sub-pages, for example the shopping basket of an online shop, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to see if a data subject who arrived on our site via an AdWords advertisement generated turnover, i.e. if they completed a purchase from their shopping basket or cancelled it.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie will be used by Google to provide visitor statistics for our internet site. These visit statistics are used by us in turn to determine the total number of users directed to us by AdWords advertisements in order to determine the success or lack of success of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertising clients of Google AdWords receive information from Google which can be used to identify the data subject.

Personal information such as the pages visited by the data subject is saved by means of this conversion cookie. This personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject is transferred to Google in the USA for every visit to our website. This personal data will be stored in the USA. In certain circumstances, Google will pass this personal data collected by technical means to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the placing of cookies at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser used, as already explained above, thus permanently objecting to the placing of cookies. Setting the internet browser in this way will also prevent a conversion cookie being placed by Google on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already placed by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software program.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each browser he or she uses and make the appropriate settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection policy of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Google Remarketing
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated the services of Google Remarketing into this website. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords that allows a company to display advertising to internet users who have previously visited the website of the company. The integration of Google Remarketing allows a company to create user-based advertisements and thus display interest-relevant advertisements to the internet user.

Operator of the Google Remarketing services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the display of interest-relevant advertising. Google Remarketing enables us to show advertisements via the Google Display Network or have them displayed on other internet sites, which are tailored to the individual requirements and interests of internet users.

Google Remarketing places a cookie on the IT system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By placing the cookie, Google enables recognition of the visitor to our website when this person subsequently visits internet sites that are also members of the Google Display Network. With every visit to a page with has the services from Google Remarketing integrated into it, the internet browser of the data subject automatically identifies itself at Google. In the context of this technical process, Google will receive information on personal data such as the IP address or surfing habits of the user, which Google uses to display interest-related advertisements, for example.

Personal information such as the pages visited by the data subject is saved by means of this cookie. This personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject is transferred to Google in the USA for every visit to our website. This personal data will be stored in the USA. In certain circumstances, Google will pass this personal data collected by technical means to third parties.

The data subject can prevent the placing of cookies at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser used, as already explained above, thus permanently objecting to the placing of cookies. Setting the internet browser in this way will also prevent a cookie from being placed by Google on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already placed by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software program.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility to object to interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must access the www.google.de/settings/ads link from each browser he or she uses and make the appropriate settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection policy of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Facebook
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of the Facebook company into this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place in the internet, an online community which generally enables its users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences or makes it possible to provide the internet community with personal or business-related information. Facebook enables the users of the social network to create private profiles, for example, upload photos and build a network through friend requests.

The operator of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If the data subject lives outside the USA and Canada, the controller responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective Facebook component to download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. In the context of this technical process, Facebook receives information on which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook will recognise which specific sub-pages of our internet site were visited by the data subject each time the data subject accesses our website and for the duration of the entire visit to our website. This information will be collected by the Facebook component and attributed by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, for example the “like” button, or if the data subject leaves a comment, Facebook will associate this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and save this personal data.

Facebook then always receives information via the Facebook components that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place irrespective of whether or not the data subject clicked on the Facebook component or not.
If the data subject does not want this sort of transmission of information to Facebook, this transmission can be prevented by logging out of Facebook before visiting our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there which setting options Facebook offers for the protection of the privacy of the data subject. Also, there are various applications available that enable suppression of the transfer of data to Facebook, for example the Facebook Blocker from the providers Webgraph which can be acquired here: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/  Such applications can be used by the data subject to prevent data being sent to Facebook.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Instagram
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of the Instagram services into this website. Instagram is a service that can be described as an audiovisual platform and which allows users to share photos and videos as well as the dissemination of such files in other social networks.

Operating company for the services of Instagram is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by Universum Managementges. mbH and on which an Instagram component (Insta-Button) is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective Instagram component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. In the context of this technical process, Instagram receives information on which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognise which specific sub-pages of our internet site were visited by the data subject each time the data subject accesses it and for the duration of the entire visit to our website. This information will be collected by the Instagram component and attributed by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated into our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be associated with the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and be saved and processed by Instagram.

Instagram then always receives information via the Instagram components that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place irrespective of whether or not the data subject clicked on the Instagram component or not.
If the data subject does not want this sort of transmission of information to Instagram, this transmission can be prevented by logging out of Instagram before visiting our website.

Further information and the application data protection policy of Instagram can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Twitter
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of Twitter into this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and disseminate so-called tweets – short messages limited to 140 characters. These tweets can be read by anyone and not just those persons registered with Twitter. The tweets are also shown to the so-called followers of the respective user, however. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. In addition, Twitter allows a wide audience to be addressed using hashtags, links or retweets.

Operator of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by Universum Managementges. mbH and on which a Twitter component (Twitter Button) is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. In the context of this technical process, Twitter receives information on which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of Twitter components is to allow our users to disseminate the contents of these webpages, to make the website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter will recognise which specific sub-pages of our internet site were visited by the data subject each time the data subject accesses our website and for the duration of the entire visit to our website. This information will be collected by the Twitter component and attributed by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated into our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be associated with the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and be saved and processed by Twitter.

Twitter then always receives information via the Twitter components that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place irrespective of whether or not the data subject clicked on the Twitter component or not.
If the data subject does not want this sort of transmission of information to Twitter, this transmission can be prevented by logging out of Twitter before visiting our website.

The applicable Twitter privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of Xing
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of Xing into this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that enables the connection of users with existing business contacts or new ones. Individual users of Xing can create a personal profile. Companies can create corporate profiles or publish job vacancies on Xing, for example.

Operator of Xing is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by Universum Managementges. mbH and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective Xing component to download a representation of the corresponding component from Xing. Further information on the Xing plug-ins is available at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. In the context of this technical process, Xing receives information on which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time, Xing will recognise which specific sub-pages of our internet site were visited by the data subject each time the data subject accesses our website and for the duration of the entire visit to our website. This information will be collected by the Xing component and attributed by Xing to the respective Xing account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Xing buttons integrated into our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing will associate this information with the personal Xing user account of the data subject and save this personal data.

Xing then always receives information via the Xing components that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is logged into Xing at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place irrespective of whether or not the data subject clicked on the Xing component or not.
If the data subject does not want this sort of transmission of information to Xing, this transmission can be prevented by logging out of Xing before visiting our website.

The data policy published by Xing, which is available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. In addition, Xing has published data protection information for the XING Share button at  https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

Data protection provisions on the use and application of YouTube
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of YouTube into this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers the free creation of video clips and other users to watch, rate and comment on these videos, also free of charge. YouTube permits the publication of all sorts of videos, meaning that complete films and TV programmes, music videos, trailers and videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the internet portal.

Operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Every time one of the individual pages of this website operated by Universum Managementges. mbH and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) is integrated is visited, the internet browser on the IT system of the data subject will be made automatically by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. In the context of this technical process, YouTube and Google receives information on which specific sub-pages of our website were visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, upon access of the subpage containing a YouTube video, YouTube will recognise which specific subpages of our website the data subject visited. This information will be collected by YouTube and Google and attributed to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google then always receive information via the YouTube components that the data subject has visited our website, if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as visiting our website; this takes place irrespective of whether or not the data subject clicked on a YouTube video or not.
If the data subject does not want this sort of transmission of information to YouTube and Google, this transmission can be prevented by logging out of YouTube before visiting our website.

The data policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

Payment options
Method of payment: Data privacy provisions on Klarna as a method of payment
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of Klarna into this website. Klarna is an online payment service provider which enables purchase on invoice or a flexible instalment payment. In addition, Klarna offers further services such as buyer protection or an identity and credit check.

Operating company of Klarna is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

If the data subject selects “Purchase on invoice” or “Purchase in instalments” during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be transmitted automatically to Klarna. With selection of one of these payment options, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data which is required for the completion of the invoiced or instalment purchase or for the identity and creditworthiness check.

The personal data transferred to Klarna generally involves first name, family name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile number and other data that is required for the processing of an invoiced or instalment purchase. Personal data associated with the respective order are also required for the processing of the purchase contract. In particular, the mutual exchange of payment information such as bank details, credit card number, expiry date and CVC code, quantity of articles, articles numbers, data on the goods and services, prices and tax-related information, information on prior purchasing activity or other information on the financial situation of the data subject may be required.

The transfer of data is in particular for the purposes of checking identity, for payment administration and for preventing fraud. Universum Managementges. mbH will in particular transfer personal data to Klarna when there is a legitimate interest to do so. The information exchanged by Klarna and Universum Managementges. mbH will be transmitted by Klarna to credit agencies. This transmission is for the purposes of checking identity and creditworthiness.

Klarna also passes the personal data on to affiliated companies (Klarna Group) and service providers or sub-contractors, provided that this is required for the fulfilment of contractual duties or the data is to be processed on their behalf.

For decision-making on the grounds, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship, Klarna collects and uses data and information about the prior payment behaviour of the data subject as well as probability values for their behaviour in the future (so-called scoring). Scorings are calculated on the basis of scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical processes.

The data subject has the option to revoke consent to the handling of personal data by Klarna at any time. Revocation does not affect personal data that must imperatively be processed, used or transferred for the (contractual) processing of payment.

The applicable data privacy policy of Klarna can be accessed at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_de/data_protection.pdf.

Method of payment: Data privacy provisions on PayPal as a method of payment
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of PayPal into this website. PayPal is an online payment service. Payments are handled through so-called PayPal accounts, representing virtual private or business accounts. It is also possible to carry out virtual payments at PayPal using credit cards, if a user has no PayPal account. A PayPal account is organised on an email address so there is no classic account number. PayPal enables the initiation of online payments to third parties or the receipt of payments. In addition, PayPal also fulfils trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.

The European operator of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

If the data subject selects “PayPal” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be transmitted automatically to PayPal. With selection of this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data which is required for the completion of the payment process.

The personal data transferred to PayPal generally involves first name, family name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile number or other data that is required for the processing of the payment. Personal data associated with the respective order are also required for the processing of the purchase contract.

The transfer of data is for the purposes of payment administration and for preventing fraud. Universum Managementges. mbH will in particular transfer personal data to PayPal when there is a legitimate interest to do so. The information exchanged by PayPal and Universum Managementges. mbH will be transmitted by PayPal under certain circumstances to credit agencies. This transmission is for the purposes of checking identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may also pass the personal data on to affiliated companies and service providers or sub-contractors, provided that this is required for the fulfilment of contractual duties or the data is to be processed on their behalf.

The data subject has the option to revoke consent to the handling of personal data by PayPal at any time. Revocation does not affect personal data that must imperatively be processed, used or transferred for the (contractual) processing of payment.

PayPal’s applicable data privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Method of payment: Data privacy provisions on Sofortüberweisung as a method of payment
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung into this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payments service that allows non-cash payments of products and services online. Sofortüberweisung consists of a technical process through which the online retailer immediately receives confirmation of payment. This means that the retailer is in a position to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after ordering.

Operator of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fussbergstrasse 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the data subject selects “Sofortüberweisung” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be transmitted automatically to Sofortüberweisung. With selection of this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data which is required for the completion of the payment process.

In the event of a purchase using Sofortüberweisung, the purchaser transmits the PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. Then, after a technical check of the account status and call-up of other data to verify sufficient fund capacity, Sofortüberweisung carried out a transfer to the online retailer. The implementation of the financial transaction is then automatically communicated to the online retailer.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung involves first name, family name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile number or other data that is required for the processing of the payment. The transfer of data is for the purposes of payment administration and for preventing fraud. Universum Managementges. mbH will also transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung when there is a legitimate interest to do so. The information exchanged by Sofortüberweisung and Universum Managementges. mbH will be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung under certain circumstances to credit agencies. This transmission is for the purposes of checking identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may also pass the personal data on to affiliated companies and service providers or sub-contractors, provided that this is required for the fulfilment of contractual duties or the data is to be processed on their behalf.

The data subject has the option to revoke consent to the handling of personal data by Sofortüberweisung at any time. Revocation does not affect personal data that must imperatively be processed, used or transferred for the (contractual) processing of payment.

Sofortüberweisung’s applicable data privacy policy can be accessed at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

External payment service providers

We use external payment service providers; we and the users can carry out payment transactions via the platforms of these payment service providers. Giropay https://www.giropay.de/rechtliches/datenschutz-agb/, Visa https://www.visa.co.uk/privacy/, Mastercard https://www.mastercard.co.uk/en-gb/about-mastercard/what-we-do/privacy.html, American Express https://www.americanexpress.com/uk/legal/online-privacy-statement.html.

In the context of fulfilling contracts, we use the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 paragraph 1b GDPR. In addition, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1f GDPR, in order to provide our users with effective and secure payment options.

The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data such as name, address, bank data such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contractual, amount-related and recipient-related information. This information is essential for processing the transactions. The provided data will be processed only by the payment service provider, however, and saved by it. This means that we receive no account or credit card-related information but only information with confirmation or negative information on the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data will be disclosed by the payment service provider to credit agencies. This disclosure is for the purposes of checking identity and creditworthiness. We refer in this regard to the General Terms and Conditions and the Data Privacy Policy of the payment service provider.

The Terms and Conditions and the Data Privacy Policy of the respective payment service provider (which are available within the respective websites or transaction applications) apply to the payment transaction. We also refer to these for the purposes of further information and the exercise of revocation, information and other rights of the data subject.

Other plugins
Data protection provisions on the use and application of LiveZilla
Universum Managementges. mbH has integrated the components of LiveZilla into this website. LiveZilla is a live support helpdesk software that enables direct communication with visitors in real time (so-called live chat) on out website.

Developer of the LiveZilla component is LiveZilla GmbH, Byk-Gulden-Strasse 18, 78224 Singen, Germany.

This component collects data for every individual visit to our website, which is equipped with a LiveZilla component, with the purpose of operating the live chat system and to analyse the operation of the system. Further information on LiveZilla can be found at http://www.livezilla.net/home/de/.

The LiveZilla component places a cookie on the IT system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. Pseudonymised user profiles can be created using the LiveZilla cookie. Such pseudonymised user profiles can be used by Universum Managementges. mbH to carry out an analysis of user behaviour as well as to analyse and maintain the proper operation of the live chat system. Analysis helps us to improve our services. The data collected by the LiveZilla component are not used to identify the data subject without the separate, prior, express consent of the data subject. This data will not be associated with personal data or other data containing the same pseudonym.

The data subject can prevent the placing of cookies at any time by adjusting the settings of the internet browser used, as already explained above, thus permanently objecting to the placing of cookies. Setting the internet browser in this way will also prevent a cookie from being placed by LiveZilla on the IT system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already placed by the LiveZilla component can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software program.

LiveZilla’s applicable data privacy policy can be found at https://www.livezilla.net/disclaimer/de/.

This data protection policy was compiled on the basis of the information provided via the data privacy policy generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH.