Privacy Policy

Information About the Data Controller
The Plantaflor Humus Verkaufs-GmbH attaches particular importance to protecting your personal data. Your personal data are stored and processed in accordance with the data protection regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The following information provides an overview of the nature, extent and purpose of collecting, processing and transferring personal data as well as the safety measures deployed to protect these data.

Personal data are individual information on personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person such as e.g. your name, address, telephone number, your date of birth as well your email and IP address.

Usage, Transfer and Deletion of Personal Data

Server Log Files
When you visit our website or use our services the device used for accessing the site automatically transmits log data (connection data) to our servers. The relevant information consists of the name of the website, the file, the current date, the amount of data transmitted, the browser and its version number, the domain names of your internet provider, the referrer URL, which is the website you visited before switching to our website, and the corresponding IP address. This collection is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest under Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR.

The data collected are used exclusively for evaluating the data statistically to ensure operation and safety and to optimise processing of the offer. For security reasons, however, we reserve the right to inspect log files retroactively if we have sufficient grounds to suspect illegal usage. These data are deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Cookies
In several areas of the website we use so-called “cookies”, for example to identify the preferences of the users and thus to optimally design the website. This allows for easier navigation and a high degree of user-friendliness of the website. 

Cookies are small files which are stored on the visitor’ s hard disk drive. Most cookies used on the website are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies stay on your devices until you delete them. The cookies make it possible for your browser to be recognized the next time you visit.

You can change the properties of your browser so that it informs you of the placement of cookies. In this way, the use of cookies is made transparent. If you fully oppose the use of cookies you may not be able to use individual functions of this website. The use of cookies presents a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR.

Contact Form
When sending us an enquiry using the contact form, your personal details are saved for processing the enquiry and any related follow-up questions in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR. This data is not passed on to third parties without your consent.

The data entered into the contact form remain with us until you request that they be deleted, you withdraw your consent to the storage of your data, or the purpose of the data storage is no longer given (i.e. after the successful processing of your request).

Security of Your Data
We deploy technical and organisational security measures to adequately protect the data that you have made available to us from being unintentionally or intentionally manipulated, lost, destroyed or accessed by unauthorised persons. Therefore, we are using SSL encryption for the transmission of confidential content e.g. enquires which you send to us as the site operator. An encrypted connection can be recognised when the web address changes from "http://" to "https://" and a padlock symbol is shown in your browser bar. When SSL encryption is activated, the data which you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties. Our security measures are kept up-to-date.

Contents and Services of Third Parties
Based on the legitimate interest of the provider, a situation can arise where contents, services and benefits of third parties are integrated which complement our service offerings. Examples of this are maps from Google Maps, embedded YouTube videos and links to external websites. When using these services, the respective provider may recognise and store your user IP address. We are committed to integrating only third-party services which use IP addresses solely to provide their contents. However, we have no control as to whether a third party logs IP addresses for example for statistical purposes. With respect to the starting of websites which are accessed through this website, this Privacy Statement does not regulate the collection, the transfer or the use of personal data by third parties. In this regard, please also pay attention to the individual privacy statements of the respective third-party providers and service providers to which we link on our website.

Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Within the framework of the services, information on the use of our website are transferred to Google servers. Detailed information can be found in the Data Privacy Centre under google.com: Transparency and choice http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/ and data privacy provisions http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html Google has been certified under the Privacy Shield programme, thereby guaranteeing compliance with the European data protection regulations (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Objection to Advertising Email
In the context of the legal obligation to provide imprint information, we must publish our contact details. This is partially used by third parties for the sending of unwanted advertisements and information. We object to the sending of advertising material of any kind not expressly authorized by us. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action against unwanted and unrequested sending of advertising material. This applies especially for so-called spam mails, spam letters and spam faxes. We point out that the unauthorised transmission of advertising material can have competitive-juridical, civil and criminal rights consequences. Especially spam mails and spam faxes can lead to high claims for damages when they disrupt the smooth business operation by overfilling email inboxes or blocking fax lines.

Your Rights
When requested in writing, we are legally obliged (Art. 12 GDPR) to inform you of any personal data which are stored with us. In addition, you have the right of rectification of incorrect data, the right of data portability, the right to block and delete your personal data, to the extent that no legal data retention requirements exist, and the right to restrict data processing as well as the right of objection. In addition, you have the right to complain to the authorities according to Art. 13 Sec. 2 (d) GDPR.

You may withdraw your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal data by us at any time with future effect. To do this, please refer to the contact address below.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer, who is ready to assist with any enquiries, suggestions and complaints that you may have.

Data controller of
Plantaflor Humus Verkaufs-GmbH
Oldenburger Straße 4
49377 Vechta
E-Mail: privacy@plantaflor.com

Changes to our Privacy Statement
We reserve the right to make changes to our privacy statement to ensure that our privacy statement is always up to date with the current legal regulations- This applies also when the privacy statement needs to be adjusted due to new or redesigned services. The new privacy statement will then take effect the next time you use our services.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize both, the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities. If a corresponding agreement has been requested (e.g. an agreement to the storage of cookies), the processing takes place exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agreement can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. Moreover, you have the option prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing 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.

Objection to the recording of data

You have the option to prevent the recording of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website: Google Analytics deactivation.

For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

Demographic parameters provided by Google Analytics

This website uses the function „demographic parameters“ provided by Google Analytics. It makes it possible to generate reports providing information on the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are interest-related advertising by Google as well as visitor data obtained from third party providers. This data cannot be allocated to a specific individual. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making pertinent settings changes for advertising in your Google account or you can generally prohibit the recording of your data by Google Analytics as explained in section „Objection to the recording of data.“

Archiving period

Data on the user or incident level stored by Google linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en

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