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Data protection

1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. Below we will inform you about how your personal data is handled when you use our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the company Schmuckzeit Europe GmbH (limited liability) datenschutz@schmuckzeiteurope.com.

The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 The person responsible has appointed a data protection officer, who can be reached as follows: "CMD GmbH & Co. KG, Industriestraße 6, 91126 Schwabach, datenschutz@schmuckzeiteurope.com"

1.4 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser bar.

2) Data collection when you visit our website

If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you access our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

- Our visited website

- Date and time at the time of access

- Amount of data sent in bytes

- Source/reference from which you came to the page

- Browser used

- Operating system used

- IP address used (if necessary: ​​in anonymized form)

Processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to subsequently check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable you to recognize your browser the next time you visit (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values ​​on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can find out how long each cookie is stored in the overview of the cookie settings in your web browser.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by storing settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). If personal data is also processed through individual cookies we use, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either to implement the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to protect our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-mana ge-cookies

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehne

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en

Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac

Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4) Contact us

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or email), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case if it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and if there are no legal retention obligations to the contrary.

5) Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b of the GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us to execute a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. Your customer account can be deleted at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. We store and use the data you provide to process the contract. After the contract has been fully processed or your customer account has been deleted, your data will be blocked in consideration of tax and commercial law retention periods and deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or reserve the right to further use of data on our part as permitted by law became.

6) Use of customer data for direct advertising

6.1 Registration for our email newsletter

If you sign up for our email newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your email address. Providing further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to send the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an email newsletter if you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to receive the newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation email in which you will be asked to confirm that you want to receive the newsletter in the future by clicking on a corresponding link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to use your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your email address at a later date. The data we collect when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for advertising purposes via the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. Once you have unsubscribed, your email address will be immediately deleted from our newsletter distribution list unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

6.2 Sending the email newsletter to existing customers

If you have provided us with your email address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers by email for goods or services similar to those you have already purchased from our range. In accordance with Section 7 Paragraph 3 UWG, we do not need to obtain your separate consent for this. In this respect, data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your email address for this purpose, we will not send emails. You are entitled to object to the use of your email address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with future effect by notifying the person responsible named at the beginning. For this you will only incur transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Once your objection has been received, the use of your email address for advertising purposes will be stopped immediately.

6.3 Newsletter dispatch via MailChimp

Our email newsletters are sent via the technical service provider The Rocket Science Group, LLC d/b/a MailChimp, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA (http://www.mailchimp .com/), to whom we pass on the data you provided when registering for the newsletter. This transfer is carried out in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in using an advertising-effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. Please note that your data is usually transferred to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there. MailChimp uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the emails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent single-pixel image files that are stored on our website. This makes it possible to determine whether a newsletter message was opened and which links, if any, were clicked on. Using web beacons, Mailchimp automatically creates general, non-personal statistics about response behavior to newsletter campaigns. Based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of the newsletter campaigns to optimize advertising communication and better alignment with recipient interests, the web beacons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR also collect data from the respective newsletter recipient (email address, Time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system) and used. This data allows an individual conclusion to be drawn about the newsletter recipient and is processed by Mailchimp to automatically create statistics that show whether a specific recipient has opened a newsletter message. If you would like to deactivate data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. MailChimp can also use this data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR based on its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimization of the service as well as for market research purposes, for example to determine which countries the recipients come from. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them ourselves or to pass them on to third parties. To protect your data in the USA, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp based on the European Commission's standard contractual clauses to enable the transfer of your personal data to MailChimp. If you are interested, this data processing contract can be viewed at the following internet address: https://mailchimp.com/legal/data-processing-addendum/ You can view MailChimp's data protection regulations here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

6.4 Advertising by post

Based on our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising, we reserve the right to use your first and last name, your postal address and - if we have received this additional information from you as part of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and professional, Industry or business name in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR and used to send interesting offers and information about our products by post.

You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a corresponding message to the person responsible.

7) Data processing for order processing

7.1 To process your order, we work with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the implementation of concluded contracts. Certain personal data will be transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information. The personal data we collect will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as part of the contract processing, to the extent that this is necessary to deliver the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution as part of payment processing, provided this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will inform you explicitly about this below. The legal basis for passing on the data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR

7.2 Use of payment service providers (payment services)


When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment in installments" via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) Sarl et Cie, SCA, 22- as part of the payment processing. 24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”), further. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR and only to the extent that this is necessary for payment processing. PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment in installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR based on PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your ability to pay. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding whether to provide the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values ​​(so-called score values). To the extent that score values ​​are included in the results of the credit report, they are based on a scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values ​​includes, but is not limited to, address data. Further data protection information, including information about the credit agencies used, can be found in PayPal's data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message object to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.


If you select the payment method “SOFORT”, payment is processed via the payment service provider SOFORT GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich, Germany (hereinafter “SOFORT”), to whom we will send the information you provided during the ordering process, along with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR. Sofort GmbH is part of the Klarna Group (Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 11134 Stockholm, Sweden). Your data will be passed on exclusively for the purpose of processing payments with the payment service provider SOFORT and only to the extent that it is necessary for this purpose. You can find further information about SOFORT's data protection regulations at the following internet address: https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz.

8) Web analytics services

Google (Universal) Analytics without cookies This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively without the use of cookies, which means that the service never sets cookies on your device. Instead, your browser's local storage is used to store an individual ID assigned by Google (Universal) Analytics, which enables your use of the website to be analyzed. For this purpose, certain user information is processed via the ID. The information generated by the ID about your use of this website (including the shortened IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server and stored there; this may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come to the USA. This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the “_anonymizeIp()” extension, which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes any direct reference to a person. Through the extension, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google LLC server. broadcast in the USA and shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google (Universal) Analytics is combined with other data from Google. Google Analytics also enables the creation of statistics with statements about the age, gender and interests of site visitors based on an evaluation of interest-based advertising and with the use of third-party information via a special function, the so-called “demographic characteristics”. This allows the definition and differentiation of user groups of the website for the purpose of target group-optimized targeting of marketing measures. However, records collected using “demographic characteristics” cannot be assigned to a specific person. All processing described above will only be carried out if you have given us your express consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR. Without this consent, Google Analytics will not be used during your visit to the site. You can revoke your consent at any time with future effect. To exercise your revocation, you can download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices You can revoke your consent by clicking on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent future collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this one Domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again): Deactivate Google Analytics We have concluded a data processing agreement with Google for the use of Google Analytics, which obliges Google to protect the data of our site visitors and them not to be passed on to third parties. For the transfer of data from the EU to the USA, Google relies on so-called standard data protection clauses of the European Commission, which are intended to ensure compliance with the European data protection level in the USA. Further information about Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

9) Tools and miscellaneous

Shopsync for Shopify

This website uses the Shopify app “Shopsync” from ShopSync LLC, PO Box 252, Jefferson City, TN 37760, USA. With the help of ShopSync, the newsletter service “Mailchimp” is synchronized with our Shopify account in such a way that, on the one hand, updates to Mailchimp email lists (e.g. an opt-out of a newsletter recipient) are also automatically stored on Shopify and, on the other hand New contact data generated through contract conclusions on Shopify are automatically transferred to Mailchimp's email lists.

In the former case, data processing takes place in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective and cross-system maintenance of the profiles of advertising recipients and the efficient consideration of legally significant status changes.

In the second case, exclusively on the basis of the user's express consent in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 lit (purchase amount, time and date of purchase) transferred to Mailchimp by ShopSync.

Data transferred in this way will not be saved or retained by ShopSync after synchronization. All information synced between Shopify and Mailchimp is transferred using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, and all transferred information remains encrypted during the sync process.

The synchronization process requires the transfer of information over a secure connection to servers hosted by Amazon Web Services in the United States. Further data protection information about ShopSync can be found here: https://shopsync.io/privacy-policy

10) Rights of the person concerned

10.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and rights of intervention) vis-à-vis the person responsible regarding the processing of your personal data, about which we will inform you below:

- Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR: In particular, you have the right to information about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it was not collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing affecting you, as well as your right to be informed about what guarantees exist in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR when your data is forwarded to third countries;

- Right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and/or completion of incomplete data stored by us;

- Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR are met. However, this right does not apply in particular if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;

- Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data as long as the accuracy of your data that you dispute is verified, if you reject deletion of your data due to unlawful data processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved or if you have lodged an objection for reasons relating to your particular situation as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh;

- Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, this rectification or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

- Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible, if this is technically feasible ;

- Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke consent to the processing of data once given at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent before its revocation;

- Right to complain in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR: If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR, you have - without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy

- the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.



11) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of storage of personal data is determined based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant - additionally based on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax law retention periods).

When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, this data will be stored until the person concerned revokes their consent.

If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed within the framework of legal or transaction-like obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit and/or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 Para provide evidence for the processing that outweighs the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, this data will be stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Article 21 Paragraph 2 of the GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration about specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.