Data Protection

Data privacy statement

We look forward to your visit on our website www.piazzablu.com and appreciate your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Personal data is information about personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. These include, for example, civil name, address, telephone number and date of birth, but also all other data that can be related to an identifiable person.

Since personal data is subject to special legal protection, it is only collected by us insofar as is necessary to provide our website and our services. Below we describe what personal information we collect during your visit to our website and how we use it.

Our data protection practice complies with the statutory regulations, in particular those of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will only collect, process and store your personal data insofar as is necessary for the functional provision of this website and our content and services, as well as for the processing of inquiries and, if necessary, for the processing of orders / contracts, but only insofar as this is required due to legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 paragraph 1 page 1 letter f of the GDPR or any other legal permission. Only if you have previously given your consent separately, your data will also be used for additional purposes that are expressly specified in the consent, e.g. for the sending of advertising information by newsletter.

1) Data controller within the meaning of Art. 4 paragraph 7 of the GDPR

The data controller within the meaning of the GDPR and other national data privacy laws of the Member States as well as other data privacy provisions is:

piazza blu² GmbH
Ettore-Bugatti-Strasse 6-14
51149 Köln

E-mail: info@piazzablu.com

Telephone: +49 (0) 2203 20305 -0
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 20305-11

You can reach our data protection officer at:

piazza blu² GmbH, Ettore-Bugatti-Str. 6-14, 51149 Köln or via e-mail: datenschutz@piazzablu.com

2) Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer. The following data is collected here:

Scope of processing of the data

(1) Information about the browser type and the version used
(2) The operating system of the retrieving device
(3) The IP address of the retrieving device
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites and resources (pictures, files, further page content), which were called up on our website.
(6) Websites from which the system of the user reached our website (referrer tracking)

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with personal data of a specific user, therefore identification of individual site visitors does not take place.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to guarantee the achievement of the purpose described below.
  • Purpose of the data processing Logging takes place to maintain the compatibility of our website for as many visitors as possible, as well as to combat abuse and facilitate troubleshooting. For this purpose, it is necessary to log the technical data of the retrieving computer to be able to react as early as possible to misrepresentations, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in the functionality of our website. In addition, the data is used to optimize the website and generally guarantee the security of our information technology systems.
  • Duration of storage Deletion of the aforementioned technical data takes place as soon as it is no longer needed to guarantee the compatibility of the website for all visitors, but no later than 3 months after accessing our website
  • Objection and elimination options Objection and elimination options are based on the general provisions on legal data privacy objection rights and deletion claims described below in this data privacy statement.

3) Special features of our website

Our website offers you various functions, during the use of which your personal data is collected, processed and stored by us. Below we explain what happens to your data:

  • Contact form(s):
  • Scope of personal data processing
    The data entered by you into our contact forms.
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data
    6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR (implicit consent)
  • Purpose of the data processing
    We will use the data registered via our contact form or contact forms only for the processing of the specific contact inquiry received through the contact form.
  • Duration of storage
    After we process your request, the collected data will be deleted immediately, as long as no legal storage periods exist.
  • Objection and elimination options
    Objection and elimination options are based on the general provisions on legal data privacy objection rights and deletion claims described below in this data privacy statement.
  • Form for newsletter subscription:
  • Scope of personal data processing
    The data entered by you when subscribing to a newsletter.
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data
    6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR (implicit consent)
  • Purpose of data processing
    The data registered in the subscription form of our newsletter is used by us exclusively for the dispatch of the newsletter, in which we provide information about our services and the latest news. After you subscribe, we will send you a confirmation e-mail containing a link which you must click to finish the newsletter subscription process (double opt-in).
  • Duration of storage
    You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking on the Unsubscribe link, which is also included in every newsletter. Your data will be deleted immediately after you unsubscribe. Likewise, your data will be deleted immediately in the case of an incomplete subscription registration. We reserve the right to delete the data without giving any reasons and without providing prior or subsequent information.
  • Objection and elimination options
    Objection and elimination options are based on the general provisions on legal data privacy objection rights and deletion claims described below in this data privacy statement.

4) Statistical evaluation of visits to this website – Webtracker

We collect, process and save the following data when you access this website or individual files on the website: IP address, web page from which the file was retrieved, name of the file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred and message about the success of the retrieval (so-called web log). We use this access data in non-personalized form exclusively to continuously improve our internet offer and for statistical purposes.

Google Analytics

  • Scope of processing of personal data
    On our site, we use the webtracking service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Park, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (further referred to as: Google Analytics). Within the scope of webtracking, Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of the use of our website and your surfing behavior (so-called tracking). We conduct this analysis on the basis of the Google Analytics tracking service to constantly optimize our online offer and make it more accessible. Therefore, when you use our website, data, in particular your IP address and your user activities, is transmitted to Google LLC servers and subsequently processed and stored outside the European Union, e.g. in the USA.
    The EU Commission has determined that an adequate level of data protection can exist in the US if the data processing company is subject to the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement; thus data export to the US has been made permissible in this way. By activating IP anonymization within the Google Analytics tracking code of this website, your IP address will be anonymized by Google Analytics prior to transmission. This website uses a Google Analytics tracking code which has been supplemented by the gat._anonymizeIp (); operator to allow for only an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data
    Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter a of the GDPR (consent), either as part of the registration process with Google (opening a Google Account and accepting the data privacy notices implemented there) or, if you have not registered with Google, by granting explicit consent when opening our site.
  • Purpose of data processing
    On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your visit to this website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google LLC.
  • Duration of storage
    Google will store the data relevant to the provision of web tracking as long as necessary to fulfill the web service booked. Data collection and storage is done anonymously. Insofar as personal identification should exist, the data will be deleted immediately, as far as it is not subject to legal storage obligations. In any case, deletion takes place after expiration of the storage obligation.
  • Objection and elimination options
    You can prevent the collection and transfer of personal information to Google (including your IP address) as well as the processing of such data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser, installing a script blocker in your browser (you can for example find this at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com ) or activating the “Do Not Track” setting of your browser. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data generated by the Google cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in at this link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en ). You can find Google Analytics security and privacy policies at http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html

5) Integration of external web services and processing of data outside the EU

On our website, we use active Java Script content from external providers, so-called web services. When you access our website, these external providers may receive personal information as needed about your visit to our website. This may involve the processing of data outside the EU. You can prevent this by installing a Java Script blocker such as the ‘NoScript’ browser plug-in (www.noscript.net ) or by disabling Java Script in your browser. This may result in functional restrictions on websites that you visit.

We use the following external web services:

  • Google
    Our website uses a web service by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (further referred to as: Google). We use this data to guarantee the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal information to Google. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest here is faultless functioning of the website. Google has gone through self-certification in the scope of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (ref. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). Deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (this for example can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com ).
  • Google APIs
    Our website uses a web service by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (further referred to as: Google APIs). We use this data to guarantee the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal information to Google APIs. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest here is faultless functioning of the website. Google APIs has gone through self-certification in the scope of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (ref. https://www.privacyshield.gov/list ). Deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the Google APIs Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (this for example can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).
  • website-check.de
    Our website uses a web service by Website Check GmbH, Beethovenstrasse 24, 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany (further referred to as: website-check.de). We use this data to guarantee the full functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal information to website-check.de. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest here is faultless functioning of the website. Deletion of the data takes place as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For more information on the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the data privacy policy of website-check.de at https://www.website-check.de/datenschutzerklaerung/. You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by website-check.de by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or installing a script blocker in your browser (this for example can be found at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

6) Information about the use of cookies

  • Scope of processing of personal data
    On our various pages, we use cookies to enable the use of certain functions of our website. These so-called, ‘cookies’ are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a characteristic string that allows for a clear identification of the browser when revisiting our website. The process of storing a cookie file is also called ‘setting a cookie’.
  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data
     Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to maintain the full functionality of our website, increase usability and to enable a more personalized approach to our customers. Identification of individual site visitors is only possible with the help of cookie technology, given that the site visitor has previously provided us with personal data based on a separate consent.
  • Purpose of data processing
    The cookies are set by our website in order to maintain the full functionality of our website and to improve its usability. In addition, cookie technology allows us to recognize individual visitors by using pseudonyms, such as an individual, arbitrary ID, so that we can offer more personalized services.
  • Duration of storage
    The storage of our cookies takes place until they are deleted in your browser or, in the case of a session cookie, until the session has expired.
  • Objection and elimination options
    You can set your browser according to your wishes in such a way that you prevent the setting of cookies in general, be only informed about their setting, decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept cookies or not, or generally accept the setting of cookies as a rule. Cookies can be used for different purposes, for example to recognize that your PC has ever had a connection to our website (permanent cookies) or to save recently viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to provide you with an enhanced user experience. To use our convenience features, we recommend that you accept cookies for our website.
    Incidentally, the objection and elimination options are based on the general provisions on legal data privacy objection rights and deletion claims described below in this data privacy statement.

7) Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail

Your personal data will be protected by technical and organizational measures during collection, storage and processing in such a way to guarantee that it will not be accessible to third parties. In the case of unencrypted email communication, we cannot guarantee complete data security along the transmission path to our IT systems; therefore, we recommend encrypted communication or postal mail for information requiring a high degree of confidentiality.

8) Revocation of Consent – Data and Change Requests – Deletion and Blocking of Data

Once a year, you have the right to free information about your stored data as well as the right to correct, block or delete your data at any time. Your data will be deleted by us upon your first request, if doing so does not conflict with legal regulations. You can revoke a permission granted to us to use your personal data at any time. Information, deletion and correction requests for your data and any suggestions may be sent at any time to the following address:

piazza blu² GmbH
Ettore-Bugatti-Strasse 6-14
51149 Köln

E-mail: info@piazzablu.com

Telephone: +49 (0) 2203 20305-0
Fax: +49 (0) 2203 20305-11

9) Right of appeal to the supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 I of the GDPR

If you suspect that your data is being processed unlawfully on our site, you can of course always seek a legal clarification of the issue at any time. Irrespective of this, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. The right of appeal is open to you in the EU Member State of your place of residence, place of work and/or the place of the alleged infringement, i.e. you can select the supervisory authority you will contact from the above mentioned places. The supervisory authority to which the appeal has been submitted will then inform you of the status and results of your application, including the possibility of a judicial remedy in accordance with Art. 78 of  the GDPR.