Privacy policy

The person responsible for data processing pursuant to Art. 27 Para. 1 DSGVO is:

Valdemar Krog GmbH
Georgswerder Bogen 8
21109 Hamburg, Germany
info@krog.de

Thank you for your interest in our online store. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about how we handle your data.

 

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Each time you access a website, the web server only automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the access. This access data is evaluated solely for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our services. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our offer, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. All access data is deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site.

Hosting

The services for hosting and displaying the website are partly provided by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. Unless otherwise explained in this privacy policy, all access data as well as all data collected in forms provided for this purpose on this website are processed on their servers. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this Privacy Policy.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in countries outside the EU and the EEA. For these countries, there is no adequacy decision by the European Commission. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

 

2. Data processing for contract execution and for contacting us

2.1 Data processing for contract execution

For the purpose of contract processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO, we collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of your order. Mandatory fields are marked as such, because in these cases we need the data to process the contract and we cannot send the order without their information. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms.

Further information on the processing of your data, in particular on the transfer to our service providers for the purpose of order, payment and shipping processing, can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy. After complete processing of the contract, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

2.2 Customer account

Insofar as you have given your consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO by deciding to open a customer account, we will use your data for the purpose of opening a customer account as well as for storing your data for further future orders on our website. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or by using a function provided for this purpose in the customer account. After deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

2.3 Contacting

In the context of customer communication, we collect personal data to process your inquiries in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b DSGVO if you voluntarily provide us with this data when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we absolutely need the data to process your contact. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. After complete processing of your request, your data will be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

Live chat tool Userlike

If you use the live chat tool Userlike to contact us, the data you voluntarily enter there (name, email address, message) will be processed by us in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of responding to the inquiry within the scope of contract processing. In addition, the use of this tool serves to protect our legitimate interests in effective and improved customer communication, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data will subsequently be deleted. The live chat tool is provided by Userlike UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne, Germany, which acts on our behalf.

 

3. Data processing for the purpose of shipment processing

For the purpose of fulfilling the contract in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO, we pass on your data to the shipping service provider commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods.

Data transfer to shipping service providers for the purpose of shipping notification

If you have given us your express consent to do so during or after your order, we will pass on your telephone number to the selected shipping service provider on the basis of this consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, so that the shipping service provider can contact you before delivery for the purpose of delivery notification or coordination.

The consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or directly to the shipping service provider at the contact address listed below. After revocation, we will delete your data provided for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

United Parcel Service Deutschland S.à r.l. & Co. OHG
Görlitzer Straße 14
1460 Neuss, Germany

Dachser GmbH & Co. KG
Wilhelm-Iwan-Ring 21
21035 Hamburg, Germany
 

4. Data processing for payment processing

When processing payments in our online store, we work with these partners: technical service providers, credit institutions, payment service providers.

4.1 Data processing for transaction processing

Depending on the selected payment method, we pass on the data necessary for processing the payment transaction to our technical service providers, who work for us within the framework of order processing, or to the commissioned credit institutions or to the selected payment service provider, insofar as this is necessary for processing the payment. This serves the fulfillment of the contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In some cases, the payment service providers collect the data required for processing the payment themselves, e.g. on their own website or via a technical integration in the ordering process. In this respect, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

If you have any questions about our payment processing partners and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

4.2 Data processing for the purpose of fraud prevention and optimization of our payment processes.

Where applicable, we provide our service providers with additional data, which they use together with the data necessary for the processing of the payment as our processors for the purpose of fraud prevention and optimization of our payment processes (e.g. invoicing, processing of contested payments, accounting support). Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this serves to protect our legitimate interests in our protection against fraud or in efficient payment management, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests.

4.3 Credit assessment

Insofar as we make advance payments (in the case of purchase on account), we obtain identity and creditworthiness information from service companies specializing in this area (credit agencies). For this purpose, we transmit your personal data required for a credit check to:

Deutsche Bank Privat- und Geschäftskunden AG
Sachsenstrasse 11
20097 Hamburg, Deutschland

Creditreform Boniversum GmbH
Hammfelddamm 13
41460 Neuss, Germany

 

This serves to protect our legitimate interests, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, in assessing the creditworthiness and willingness to pay of our potential customers in the run-up to the conclusion of the contract and thus to avoid purchase price defaults, and is necessary for the conclusion of the contract pursuant to Art. 22 (2) lit. a DSGVO. Reasonable measures to protect your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests will be taken into account here. You have the opportunity to express your point of view and contest the decision by contacting the contact option described in this privacy policy. After complete processing of the contract, your data processed for this purpose will be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

 

5. Advertising by e-mail

5.1 E-mail newsletter with registration

If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data required for this purpose or separately provided by you to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

5.2 E-mail newsletter without registration and your right to object

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right, on the basis of Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), to regularly send you e-mail offers for similar products to those you have already purchased from our range. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in addressing our customers in an advertising manner, which are outweighed in the context of a balancing of interests.

You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this data protection declaration or via a link provided for this purpose in the advertising e-mail, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

5.3 Newsletter dispatch

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in countries for which the European Commission has established an adequate level of data protection by decision.

5.4 Sending rating requests by e-mail

If you have given us your express consent to this during or after your order in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address for the request to submit a rating of your order via the rating system used by us. This consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a link provided for this purpose in the rating request.

The evaluation requests may also be sent by our service provider Trusted Shops GmbH Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne (Trusted Shops).

In the process, we receive information on the respective status through Trusted Shops (e.g. whether the evaluation request has been sent and whether it has arrived) as part of the sending of evaluation requests. This is done in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO to fulfill our legitimate interest in receiving information about the rating invitations in order to make optimizations based on this, if necessary, as well as to fulfill the legitimate interest of Trusted Shops in being able to offer this service.

We are jointly responsible with Trusted Shops for sending rating invitations and for collecting and displaying rating or status information.

Within the framework of the joint responsibility between us and Trusted Shops GmbH, please contact Trusted Shops GmbH if you have any data protection questions or wish to assert your rights. You can find their contact details here. Further information on data protection can be found in the following link here. Independently of this, you can also always contact us using the contact option described in this privacy policy. Your inquiry will then be passed on to the further responsible party for answering, if necessary.

 

6. Cookies and other technologies

General information

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use technologies including so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).

We use such technologies that are absolutely necessary for the use of certain functions of our website (e.g. shopping cart function). Through these technologies, IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information about your use of our website (e.g. information about the contents of the shopping cart) are collected and processed. This serves, within the framework of a balancing of interests, overriding legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

In addition, we use technologies to fulfill the legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g. to be able to prove consent to the processing of your personal data) as well as for web analysis and online marketing. For more information on this, including the respective legal basis for data processing, please see the following sections of this Privacy Policy.

You can find the cookie settings for your browser under the following links: Microsoft Edge™ / Safari™ / Chrome™ / Firefox™ / Opera™.

Insofar as you have consented to the use of the technologies in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, you can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in the privacy policy.

 

7. Use of cookies and other technologies for web analysis and advertising purposes.

Insofar as you have given your consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we use the following cookies and other technologies from third-party providers on our website. After the end of the purpose and the end of the use of the respective technology by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on your revocation options can be found in the section "Cookies and other technologies". For more information including the basis of our cooperation with the individual providers, please refer to the individual technologies. If you have any questions about the providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

Use of Google services for web analysis and advertising purposes

We use the technologies of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"), as described below. The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.  If your IP address is collected via Google technologies, it is shortened by activating IP anonymization before being stored on Google's servers. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server and shortened there. Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, the data processing is based on an agreement concluded for the respective technology between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy.

Google Analytics

For the purpose of website analysis, Google Analytics automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, and information about your use of our website), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies may be used for this purpose. As a matter of principle, your IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. Data processing is carried out on the basis of an order processing agreement by Google.

For the purpose of optimized marketing of our website, we have activated the data release settings for "Google products and services". This allows Google to access the data collected and processed by Google Analytics and subsequently use it to improve Google services. Data sharing with Google under these data sharing settings is based on an additional agreement between responsible parties. We have no influence on the subsequent data processing by Google.

YouTube video plugin

To integrate third-party content, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information) is collected via the YouTube video plugin in the extended data protection mode used by us, transmitted to Google and subsequently processed by Google only when you play a video.

 

8. Integration of the Trusted Shops trustbadge

Trusted Shops widgets (e.g. Trusted Shops Trustbadge) are integrated on this website to display Trusted Shops services (e.g. seal of approval, collected ratings) as well as to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order.

This serves to protect our legitimate interests in optimal marketing by enabling secure shopping, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The trust badge and the services advertised with it are an offer of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne (Trusted Shops), with which we are jointly responsible for data protection pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO. In the following, we inform you about the essential contractual contents according to Art. 26 (2) DSGVO within the scope of this data protection notice.

The trust badge is provided as part of a joint responsibility by a US CDN provider (content delivery network). An appropriate level of data protection is ensured by standard data protection clauses and other contractual measures. Further information on the data protection of Trusted Shops GmbH can be found here.

When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which also contains your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. The IP address is anonymized immediately after collection, so that the stored data cannot be assigned to your person. The server log file is stored in a security database for the analysis of security anomalies and automatically deleted or anonymized no later than 90 days after creation. According to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this serves the legitimate interest of us and Trusted Shops for abuse and fraud prevention, for offer and website optimization and to ensure trouble-free operation of the website or the Trustbadge or other widgets of Trusted Shops.

Further personal data is transferred to Trusted Shops GmbH if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or if you have already registered to use them. For this purpose, personal data is automatically collected from the order data. Whether you as a buyer is already registered for product use is automatically checked using a neutral parameter, the e-mail address hashed by cryptological one-way function. The e-mail address is converted into this hash value, which cannot be decrypted by Trusted Shops, before it is transmitted. After checking for a match, the parameter is automatically deleted.

This serves to check whether you are already registered for services with Trusted Shops GmbH and is therefore necessary for the fulfillment of our and Trusted Shops overriding legitimate interests in the provision of the buyer protection linked to the specific order in each case and the transactional evaluation services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If this is the case, further processing will be carried out in accordance with the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops. If you have not yet registered for the services, you will be given the opportunity to do so for the first time. Further processing after registration also depends on the contractual agreement with Trusted Shops. If you do not register, all transmitted data is automatically deleted by Trusted Shops and a personal reference is then no longer possible.

Within the framework of the joint responsibility between us and Trusted Shops GmbH, please contact Trusted Shops GmbH if you have any data protection questions or wish to assert your rights. You can find their contact details here. Further information on data protection can be found in the following link here. Independently of this, you can also always contact us using the contact option described in this privacy policy. Your inquiry will then, if necessary, be passed on to the further responsible party for answering.

 

9. Social media

Our online presence on LinkedIn

Insofar as you have given your consent to the respective social media operator in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, when you visit our online presences on the social media mentioned above, your data will be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes, from which usage profiles will be created using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are generally used for this purpose. For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the respective social media operator, as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy notices of the providers linked below. If you still require assistance in this regard, you can contact us.

LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn"). The information automatically collected by LinkedIn about your use of our online presence on LinkedIn is usually sent to a server of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

 

10. Contact options and your rights

10.1 Your rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

Pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified therein;

pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to request without undue delay the correction of inaccurate or completion of your personal data stored by us;

in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is necessary

for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;

for the fulfillment of a legal obligation;

for reasons of public interest; or

is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;

in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as

the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;

the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure;

we no longer need the data, but you require it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims; or

you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;

pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;

pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

Right of objection

Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to protect our legitimate interests, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, you may object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is carried out for other purposes, you will only have the right to object if there are grounds arising from your particular situation.

After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not further process your personal data for this purpose.

10.2 Contact options

If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consent given or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.