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1. General

1.1 What is personal data
Personal data is information that discloses or can disclose the identity of the user. We adhere to the principle of data avoidance. As far as possible, we refrain from collecting personal data.

1.2 Handling of personal data
Personal data is used exclusively for the purpose of establishing the contract, defining its content, implementing or processing the contractual relationship (Art. 6 I 1 b GDPR).
Beyond that, personal data will only be processed if we have received your consent (Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR) or if the processing is necessary for our legitimate interests and insofar the weighing of interests shows that there are no overriding interests, basic rights or fundamental freedoms on your part that conflict with this (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR).
We may use contract processors to process your personal data, but will not pass on your personal data to third parties.
Only for the fulfillment of the contract, the data will be passed on to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. For the processing of payments, the payment data required for this will be passed on to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the commissioned and selected payment service provider.
Your personal data will be processed exclusively within the EU unless otherwise stated below.

1.3 Usage data
When visiting the website, general technical information is collected. This is the IP address used, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if applicable, the page of origin. This usage data is registered in a log file for technical reasons and can be used and stored for the purpose of statistical evaluation of this website. This usage data is not linked to your other personal data.

1.4 Registration data
Registration is required for the comprehensive use of the functions of our website. The registration data is collected through your corresponding entries and used for the specifically stated purpose in accordance with your consent (Art. 6 I S. 1 a DSGVO).

1.5 Duration of storage
We store your personal data after the termination of the purpose for which the data was collected, only as long as this is required by law (especially tax law).

2. Your rights

2.1 Information
You can request information from us as to whether we are processing personal data about you and, if this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the further information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

2.2 Right to rectification
You have the right to have inaccurate personal data concerning you corrected and, in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you may request that incomplete personal data be completed.

2.3 Right to deletion
You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data concerning you without delay. We are obliged to delete them without delay, in particular if one of the following reasons applies:
- Your personal data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
- You revoke your consent on which the processing of your data was based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- Your data has been processed unlawfully.
The right to erasure does not exist insofar as your personal data is required for the assertion, exercise or defense of our legal claims.

2.4 Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if
- you dispute the accuracy of the data and we therefore verify the accuracy,
- the processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion and demand the restriction of use instead
- we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
- you have objected to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

2.5 Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on consent or a contract and the processing is carried out by us with the help of automated processes.

2.6 Right of revocation
Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.

2.7 General and right of appeal
The exercise of your above rights is generally free of charge for you. In the event of complaints, you have the right to contact the supervisory authority responsible for us, the State Data Protection Officer, directly.

3. Data security

3. Data security
All data on our website is secured by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification and distribution.

3.2 Sessions and cookies
For the operation of our website, we use cookies or server-side sessions in which data can be stored. We ensure that no personal data is taken over from sessions or through cookies without your express consent and that cookies are only used if this is technically necessary for the website (e.g., spam protection for contact form, shopping basket function) and thus the weighing shows that no predominant interests on your part are opposed (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR) or express consent on your part is present.
With your express consent, we use cookies to personalize content and advertisements, to offer social media functions and to analyze the access to our website. With your consent, we can pass on the information on your use of our website to our partners for social media, advertising and analysis. Our partners may be able to merge this information with other data that the partners already have about you.
Below you will find the domain, name and duration of the cookies used only with your consent, in case there are:
None at this time.

4. Newsletter

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 I 1 a GDPR. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending us a message via the contact options provided in the legal notice or via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter.
After unsubscribing, we will delete your email address 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. Comments

Insofar as you use the comment function on our website, the time of creation, your chosen pseudonym and temporarily also your IP address will be stored in addition to these comments. This is done so that we can protect our rights in the event of illegal content.

6. Presence on social media platforms

We use the following social media platforms for corporate presentation and communication (explicit reference is made to the privacy statements and opt-out options linked below).

Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland)
Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads alternatively http://www.youronlinechoices.com

Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA)
Privacy Policy and Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland)
Privacy Policy: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

These social media platforms may process personal data outside the EU, we refer in this respect to the above privacy statements of the social media platforms. The respective social media platforms may create usage profiles from your usage behavior and the resulting interests and actions on your part and store cookies on your computer in which your usage behavior is stored. If you have an account on the respective social media platform and are logged in, your usage behavior may even be stored independently of the device. Your usage profile can be used, for example, to place advertisements that presumably correspond to your interests. We process the personal data exclusively for communicating with you via the social media platform you have chosen and for optimizing our online presence and ensure that no interests on your part are affected here that outweigh this legitimate interest on our part (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR). Insofar as you have already given the respective operator of the social media platform effective consent to the corresponding data processing, the processing of your personal data will also be based on this consent (Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR).

7. Third party services

7.1 Social media links
website. By using the links, you will reach the respective websites of the third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). To avoid unnecessary data transfer, we recommend logging out of the respective third-party provider before using a corresponding link, so that usage profiles cannot be created by the third-party provider simply by using the link.

7.2 Use of Matomo
This website uses Matomo, which is a web analysis service. Your IP address is immediately anonymized during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. Thus, the balance shows that there are no overriding interests on your part (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR). The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. If you do not agree with the storage and analysis of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie will be placed in your browser, which means that Matomo will not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, this has the consequence that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and may have to be reactivated by you.
Here you can deactivate Matomo:

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.



7.3 Google Web Fonts
We use so-called web fonts from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"), in order to be able to display a uniform font on our website. These are automatically stored in your browser cache when you call up one of our pages in order to enable the desired display. If your browser does not support the web fonts used, a standard font of your computer may be used. In this case, no interests of the user are affected which outweigh this technical necessity (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR). You can view Google's privacy policy here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/
You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq

7.4 Use of Vimeo
This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embeddings of videos on Vimeo. These enable the connection to Vimeo and the videos stored there. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo, Inc. 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Vimeo is only used with your consent (Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR). The purpose and scope of data collection and data use by Vimeo, as well as your rights and settings options for protection as a customer of Vimeo, please refer to the privacy policy of Vimeo. These can be found at: https://vimeo.com/privacy. https://vimeo.com/privacy.

7.5 Use of MailChimp
Our email communication is handled using "MailChimp", a platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Here, your email address and also your other data described in the context of these notes are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the emails on our behalf. Furthermore, according to its own information, MailChimp may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletters or for economic purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. MailChimp does not use the data of our mail recipients to write to them itself or to pass them on to third parties. We have concluded a "data processing agreement" with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our users, to process it on our behalf in accordance with its data protection provisions and, in particular, not to pass it on to third parties. MailChimp is only used with your consent (Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR). You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp at https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ .

7.6 Use of YouTube
This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embeddings of videos on YouTube. These enable the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there. YouTube is an offer of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Here, no interests of the users are affected, which outweigh this technical necessity of the integration of the videos (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR). For the purpose and scope of data collection and data use by Google, as well as your rights and settings options for protection as a customer of YouTube, please refer to the privacy notices of YouTube. These can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

8. Contacting

To contact us regarding data protection, you are welcome to use the following contact options.

Responsible person in the sense of the DSGVO:
Lao Mari Mälzer
Jägerndorfer Zeile 47
12205 Berlin
E-Mail: lao.marin@somaquatics.com
Phone: (+49) 0176 301 629 34

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