Datenschutz

As of November 2022

I. Identity and contact details of the data controller

The data controller responsible in accordance with the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union and other data protection regulations is:

Palark GmbH
Hafenbad, 33
89073, Ulm
Germany
+49 731 1461 3240
info@palark.com
palark.de

II. Contact details of the data protection officer

The designated data protection officer is:

DataCo GmbH
Dachauer Str. 65
80335 Munich
Germany
+49 89 7400 45840
www.dataguard.de

III. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing personal data

In general, we only process the personal data of our users to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website with our content and services. The regular processing of personal data only takes place with the consent of the user. Exceptions include cases where prior consent cannot be technically obtained and where the processing of the data is permitted by law.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Where consent is appropriate for processing personal data, Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR serves as the legal basis to obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of their data.

As for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract of which the data subject is party, Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual activities.

When it is necessary to process personal data in order to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing of data is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or that of a third party, and the fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the interest of the former, Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR will serve as the legal basis for the processing of data.

3. Data removal and storage duration

The personal data of the data subject will be erased or restricted as soon as the purpose of its storage has been accomplished. Additional storage may occur if this is provided for by the European or national legislator within the EU regulations, law, or other relevant regulations to which the data controller is subject. Restriction or erasure of the data also takes place when the storage period stipulated by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to prolong the storage of the data for the purpose of concluding or fulfiling the respective contract.

IV. Rights of the data subject

When your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and have the following rights:

1. Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)

You may request the data controller to confirm whether your personal data is processed by them.

If such processing occurs, you can request the following information from the data controller:

  • Purposes of processing
  • Categories of personal data being processed.
  • Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed.
  • Planned storage period or the criteria for determining this period
  • The existence of the rights of rectification, erasure or restriction or opposition.
  • The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
  • If applicable, origin of the data (if collected from a third party).
  • If applicable, existence of automated decision-making including profiling with meaningful information about the logic involved, the scope and the effects to be expected.
  • If applicable, transfer of personal data to a third country or international organization.

2. Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have a right to rectification and/or modification of the data, if your processed personal data is incorrect or incomplete. The data controller must correct the data without delay

3. Right to the restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

You may request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:

  • If you challenge the accuracy of your personal data for a period that enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of your personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and instead request the restriction of their use instead.
  • The data controller or its representative no longer need the personal data for the purpose of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
  • If you have objected to the processing pursuant and it is not yet certain whether the legitimate interests of the data controller override your interests.

4. Right to erasure („Right to be forgotten“) (Art. 17 GDPR)

If you request from the data controller to delete your personal data without undue delay, they are required to do so immediately if one of the following applies:

  • Personal data concerning you is no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or processed.
  • You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based pursuant to and where there is no other legal basis for processing the data.
  • You object to the processing of the data and there are no longer overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or you object pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
  • Your personal data has been processed unlawfully.
  • The personal data must be deleted to comply with a legal obligation in Union law or Member State law to which the data controller is subject.
  • Your personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8(1) GDPR.

The right to deletion does not exist if the processing is necessary

  • to exercise the right to freedom of speech and information;
  • to fulfil a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or Member States to which the data controller is subject, or to perform a task of public interest or in the exercise of public authority delegated to the representative.
  • for reasons of public interest in the field of public health.
  • for archival purposes of public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes.
  • to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.

6. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data given to the data controller in a structured and machine-readable format. In addition, you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance by the data controller who was initially given the data, if:

7. Right to object

For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have, at any time, the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6(1)(e) or 6(1)(f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

If the personal data relating to you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data in regard to such advertising; this also applies to profiling associated with direct marketing.

10. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR. The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR. A list, of the locally competent supervisory authorities in Germany can be found on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Service/Anschriften/Laender/Laender-node.html

V. Provision of website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and relevant information from the computer system of the calling device.

The following data is collected:

  • Browser type and version used
  • The user’s operating system
  • The user’s internet service provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Web pages from which the user’s system accessed our website
  • Web pages accessed by the user’s system through our website
  • Name, Surname, Company name, E-mail, Phone number, Card name, Card number, Card expiry date

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

2. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary for the delivery of the website to the computer of the user. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.

The storage in logfiles is done to ensure the functionality of the website. The data is also used to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our IT systems. An analysis of the data for marketing purposes does not take place.

For the aforementioned purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the processing of data in compliance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and logfiles is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. The session is complete when the collection of data for the provision of the website is accomplished.

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Storage beyond this is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated so that an assignment of the calling client is not possible.

5. Objection and removal

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. The user can object to this. Whether the objection is successful is to be determined within the framework of a balancing of interests.

VI. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

Cookies are set when you visit our website. Cookies are files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user’s computer system. This storage of information on the user’s terminal device can be done using unique identifiers (UID), which allows us to identify or associate it with a natural person.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require the calling browser to be identified even after a page break.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Language settings
  • Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website, which enable us to analyse the browsing behaviour of our users.

As a result, the following data will be transmitted:

  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functionalities

The user data collected in this manner is pseudonymised by technical measures. It is therefore not possible to assign the data to the user accessing the site. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

2. Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technical cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These require that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following purposes:

  • Applying language settings

The user data collected by technical cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and thus can constantly optimize our offer.

We collect profiling and advertising cookies, used to create user profiles based on personal choices and preferences, in order to send adverts in line with the profile created.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The regulations of the Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) are relevant for the storage of information in the end user’s terminal equipment and/or access to information already stored in the end user’s terminal equipment. If the setting and reading of cookies is technically necessary, this is done to ensure the functionality of our website. In this case, the storage of and access to cookies on your terminal equipment is carried out on the basis of § 25(2) TTDSG. This storage of and access to the information in your terminal equipment serves to facilitate your use of our website and to be able to offer you our services as you have requested. Some functions of our website also do not work without the use of these cookies and could therefore not be offered. The cookies are generally deleted after the session ends (e.g. logging out or closing the browser) or after the expiry of a specified duration. Information on different storage periods for cookies can be found in the following sections of this data protection declaration.

As far as cookies are set that are not technically necessary, this is done on the basis of your expressed consent, which you can provide via the cookie banner. The basis for storing and accessing information in this case is § 25(1) TTDSG in conjunction with. Art. 6(1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future or subsequently grant it again by configuring your settings for cookies accordingly. Alternatively, you can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software. Please note that the browser settings you make only affect the browser you are using. If personal data is processed following the storage of and access to the information on your terminal equipment, the provisions of the GDPR are relevant. Information on this can be found in the following sections of this privacy policy.

4. Possibility of objection and removal

The user has the possibility to withdraw his consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

VII. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can subscribe to a newsletter on our website free of charge. When subscribing for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us.

  • Email address
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Telephone / mobile phone number
  • Address
  • IP address of the user’s device
  • Date and time of registration

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with data processing for the dispatch of newsletters. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

2. Purpose of data processing

The user’s email address is collected to deliver the newsletter to the recipient.

Additional personal data as part of the registration process is collected to prevent misuse of the services or email address.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data provided by the user after registration for the newsletter is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR if the user has given his consent.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user’s email address will therefore be stored as long as the newsletter subscription is active.

The other personal data collected during the registration process is generally deleted after a period of seven days.

5. Withdrawal and removal 

The subscription for the newsletter can be cancelled by the data subject at any time. For this purpose, every newsletter contains an opt-out link.

Through this, it is also possible to withdraw the consent to the storage of personal data collected during the registration process.

VIII. Contact via Email

1. Description and scope of data processing

You can contact us via the email address provided on our website. In this case the personal data of the user transmitted with the email will be stored.

The data will be used exclusively for the processing of the conversation.

2. Purpose of data processing

If you contact us via email, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to optimally answer your request that you send by e-mail.

If the purpose of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively resolved.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Withdrawal and removal

The user has the possibility to withdraw consent to the processing of their personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time.

To revoke consent or to object with your personal data being stored, please contact support through Intercom or e-mail message.

In this case, all personal data stored while establishing contact will be deleted.

XI. Contact form

1. Description and scope of data processing

A Contact form is available on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

When sending the message the following data will also be stored:

  • Email address
  • IP address of the user’s device
  • Date and time of contact
  • message contents

2. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask as well as if you contact us by mail serves us exclusively for the purpose of establishing contact.

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the Contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted while sending an email is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide you with the best possible response to the request you send to us via the contact form. If the purpose of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the Contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been conclusively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

5. Objection and removal

If the user contacts us via the input mask in the contact form or via email, the user can object to the storage of his or her personal data at any time.

To revoke consent or to object with your personal data being stored, please contact support through Intercom or email message.

In this case, all personal data stored while establishing contact will be deleted.

X. Application via Email

You can send us your application via email. We process your email address and the information you provide in the email.

In addition, we offer an applicant/talent pool.

The processing of personal data from the application form serves us solely to process your application.

The applicant has the possibility to object to the processing of personal data at any time. In such a case, your application will no longer be considered.

XI. Corporate web profiles on social networks

Use of corporate profiles on social networks

Instagram:

Instagram, Part of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland

1. Description and Scope of data processing

On our company profile we provide information and offer Instagram users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our Instagram company profile (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Instagram, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

2. Purpose of data processing 

Our corporate profile in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. We use the company’s profile for:

Publications on the company profile can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Advertisement
  • Customer contact

Every user is free to publish personal data.

3. Legal basis of data processing 

As far as we process your personal data in order to evaluate your online behavior, to offer you sweepstakes or to conduct lead campaigns, this is done on the basis of your express declaration of consent, Art. 6(1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR. The legal basis for processing personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers and interested parties is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Thereby, our legitimate interest is to answer your request optimally or to be able to provide the requested information. If the aim of contacting you is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

The data generated on the company profile are not stored in our own systems.

4. Third country transfer of data 

For the processing of your personal data in third countries, we have provided appropriate guarantees in form of standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 46(2)(c) GDPR. We have concluded these standard data protection clauses with the above-mentioned social network providers. A copy of the standard data protection clauses can be requested from us.

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our Instagram corporate web profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to gdpr@palark.com. For further information on the processing of your personal data by Instagram and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

Twitter:

1. Description and Scope of data processing

Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. 

On our company website, we provide information and offer Twitter users the opportunity to communicate. If you carry out an action on our Twitter company website (e.g. comments, posts, likes, etc.), it may be that you make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, since we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Twitter, which is jointly responsible for our company corporate presence, we cannot provide any binding information on the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

2. Purpose of data processing 

Our corporate presence in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. In particular, we use the company presence for: 

  • Information about products and services 
  • Sweepstakes 
  • Advertising 
  • Customer contact

Each user is free to publish personal data through activities. 

3. Legal basis of data processing 

Insofar as we process your personal data in order to evaluate your online behavior, offer you sweepstakes or conduct lead campaigns, this is done on the basis of your express declaration of consent, Art. 6(1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR. 

The legal basis for processing personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers and interested parties is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. Thereby, our legitimate interest is to answer your request optimally or to be able to provide the requested information.  

If the aim of contacting you is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR. 

The data generated by the company website is not stored in our own systems.

4. Third country transfer of data 

For the processing of your personal data in third countries, we have provided suitable guarantees in the form of standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 46 (2)(c) GDPR. We have concluded these standard data protection clauses with the above-mentioned social network providers. A copy of the standard data protection clauses can be requested from us. 

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect in the course of your use of our Twitter – company presence and exercise your data subject rights mentioned under IV. of this data protection declaration. To do so, send us an informal email to gdpr@palark.com. You can find more information on the processing of your personal data by Twitter and the corresponding objection options here: https://twitter.com/de/privacy 

YouTube:

YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, United States

1. Description and Scope of data processing

On our company profile we provide information and offer Instagram users the possibility of communication. If you carry out an action on our Instagram company profile (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public. However, as we generally or to a large extent have no influence on the processing of your personal data by Instagram, we cannot make any binding statements regarding the purpose and scope of the processing of your data.

2. Purpose of data processing 

Our corporate profile in social networks is used for communication and information exchange with (potential) customers. We use the company’s profile for:

Publications on the company profile can contain the following content:

  • Information about products
  • Information about services
  • Advertisement
  • Customer contact

Every user is free to publish personal data.

3. Legal basis of data processing 

As far as we process your personal data in order to evaluate your online behavior, to offer you sweepstakes or to conduct lead campaigns, this is done on the basis of your express declaration of consent, Art. 6(1)(a), Art. 7 GDPR. The legal basis for processing personal data for the purpose of communicating with customers and interested parties is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Thereby, our legitimate interest is to answer your request optimally or to be able to provide the requested information. If the aim of contacting you is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

The data generated on the company profile are not stored in our own systems.

4. Third country transfer of data 

For the processing of your personal data in third countries, we have provided appropriate guarantees in form of standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 46(2)(c) GDPR. We have concluded these standard data protection clauses with the above-mentioned social network providers. A copy of the standard data protection clauses can be requested from us.

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data that we collect within the framework of your use of our YouTube corporate web profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to gdpr@palark.com. For further information on the processing of your personal data by YouTube and the corresponding objection options, please click here:

YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=en

XII. Use of corporate profiles in professionally oriented networks

1. Scope of data processing

We use corporate profiles on professionally oriented networks. We maintain a corporate presence on the following professionally oriented networks:

  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn, Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland
  • XING: XING SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany

On our site we provide information and offer users the possibility of communication.

The corporate profile is used for job applications, information, public relations, and active sourcing.

We do not have any information on the processing of your personal data by the companies jointly responsible for the corporate profile. Further information can be found in the privacy policy of:

If you carry out an action on our company profile (e.g. comments, contributions, likes etc.), you may make personal data (e.g. clear name or photo of your user profile) public.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data for the purpose of communication with customers and interested parties is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to answer your request optimally or to be able to provide the requested information. If the aim of contacting you is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

3. Purpose of the data processing

Our corporate web profile serves to inform users about our services. Every user is free to publish personal data.

4. Duration of storage

We store your activities and personal data published via our corporate web profile until you withdraw your consent. In addition, we comply with the statutory retention periods.

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data which we collect within the scope of your use of our corporate web profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to the email address stated in this privacy policy.

For the processing of your personal data in third countries, we have provided appropriate guarantees in form of standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 46(2)(c) GDPR. We have concluded these standard data protection clauses with the above-mentioned social network providers. A copy of the standard data protection clauses can be requested from us.

You can find further information on objection and removal options here:

XIII. Hosting

The website is hosted on servers of a service provider commissioned by us.

Our service provider is: OVH, Hetzner

The servers automatically collect and store information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits when you visit the website. The stored information is:

  • Browser type and version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time and date of the server request
  • IP address of the user’s device

This data will not be merged with other data sources. The data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website – and server log files are therefore recorded.

The server of the website is geographically located in the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA).

XIV. Geotargeting

We use the IP address and other information provided by the user (e.g. the postal code used for registration or ordering) to approach regional target groups (so-called „geotargeting“).

The regional target group approach is used, for example, to automatically display regional offers or advertisements that often are more relevant to users. The legal basis for the use of the IP address and any other information provided by the user (e.g. postal code) is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in ensuring a more precise target group approach and thus providing offers and advertising with greater relevance for our users.

Part of the IP address and the additional information provided by the user (e.g. postal code) are merely processed and not stored separately.

You can prevent geotargeting by, for example, using a VPN or proxy server that prevents accurate localisation. In addition, depending on the browser you are using, you can also deactivate a location localisation in the corresponding browser settings (as far as this is supported by the respective browser).

We use geotargeting on our website for the following purposes:

  • Customer approach
  • Advertising purposes

XV. Registration

1. Description and scope of data processing

We offer users the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data will not be passed on to third parties. The following data is collected as part of the registration process:

  • Email address
  • Last name
  • First name
  • Address
  • Telephone / mobile phone number
  • IP address of the user’s device
  • Date and time of registration

As part of the registration process, the user’s consent to the processing of this data is obtained.

2. Purpose of data processing

A registration of the user is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with the user or for the execution of pre-contractual measures.

We may use information about you to: Enable you to have full access to the Products and Services, provide, maintain, and improve the Products and Services, including by processing transactions and sending you related information, including confirmations and invoices; Send you technical notices, updates, security alerts, important changes (including changes or updates to this Privacy Policy), and support and administrative messages, respond to your comments, questions, and requests, and provide customer support; Create your account and identify you when you sign-in to your account; Communicate with you about Products and Services, offers, promotions, rewards, and events offered by Palark, and provide news and information Analyze usage and activities in connection with the Products and Services; Detect, investigate, and prevent illegal activities and protect the rights and property of Palark; Personalize and improve the Products and Services and provide advertisements, content or features that match user profiles or interests; Carry out any other purpose described to you at the time the information was collected.

3. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR if the user has given his consent.

If the registration serves the fulfilment of a contract to which the user is a party or the execution of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

This is the case for the data collected during the registration process for the execution of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures if the data is no longer required for the execution of the contract. Even after the conclusion of the contract, it may be necessary to store personal data of the contractual partner in order to comply with contractual or legal obligations.

5. Objection and removal

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time. You can request a change to the data stored about you at any time.

To delete your personal data or make changes to your personal data, please contact support through Intercom or e-mail message.

If the data is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, a premature deletion of the data is only possible insofar as contractual or legal obligations do not stand in the way of a deletion.

XVI. Content delivery networks

We also use the following Content Delivery Networks: Akamai, CloudFlare

XVII. Usage of Plugins

We use plugins for various purposes. The plugins used are listed below:

Service Anbieter Third country transfer (country) 
*(no third country transfer)
**(own hosting)
***(adequacy decision)
 
Purpose of data processing Legal basis of data processing Information on data protection and appropriate safeguards for third country transfers 
Bootstrap BootstrapCDN USA UsabilityArt. 6(1)(a) GDPRhttps://www.bootstrapcdn.com/privacy-policy/
CookiebotCybot A/SDenmark*Cookie-ConsentArt. 6(1)(f) GDPRhttps://www.cookiebot.com/en/privacy-policy/
Facebook-PixelMeta Platforms Ireland Ltd.Ireland (USA)TrackingArt. 6(1)(a) GDPRhttps://www.facebook.com/about/privacy 
https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum/update
Google Ads Remarketing Google Ireland Ltd.Ireland (USA)Marketing/TrackingArt. 6(1)(a) GDPR https://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de
https://business.safety.google/gdpr/ 
Google Analytics Google Ireland Ltd.Ireland (USA)TrackingArt. 6(1)(a) GDPRhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?gl=DE&hl=de
https://business.safety.google/gdpr/ 
IntercomIntercom Inc.USAEmail, Push-Nachrichten, Live Chat Art. 6(1)(a) GDPRhttps://www.intercom.com/legal/privacy 

Third country transfer of data

Your personal data will also be transferred to the USA. There is no adequacy decision for the USA according to Art. 45(3) GDPR. We would like to point out that data transfer without an adequacy decision entails certain risks, which we would like to inform you about below:

Intelligence services in the USA use certain online identifiers (such as the IP address or unique identification numbers) as a starting point for monitoring individuals. In particular, it cannot be ruled out that these intelligence services have already collected information about you, with the help of which the data transmitted here can be traced back to you.

Providers of electronic communications services headquartered in the U.S. are subject to monitoring by U.S. intelligence services pursuant to 50 U.S. Code § 1881a („FISA 702“). Accordingly, providers of electronic communications services headquartered in the U.S. have an obligation to provide personally identifiable information to U.S. authorities pursuant to 50 U.S. Code § 1881a, with no possible recourse available to you. Even encryption of data at the electronic communications service provider’s data centers may not provide adequate protection because, with respect to imported data in its possession or custody or under its control, an electronic communications service provider has a direct obligation to provide access to or surrender such data. This obligation may explicitly extend to the cryptographic keys without which the data cannot be read.

The fact that this is not merely a „theoretical risk“ is demonstrated by the ECJ ruling of July 16, 2020 (Case C 311/18, ,,Schrems-II“).

With Google, we have concluded guarantees in the form of standard data protection clauses pursuant to Art. 4 (2)(c) DSGVO. A copy of the standard data protection clauses can be requested from us.

XVIII. Integration of plugins via external service providers

1. Description and scope of data processing

We integrate certain plugins on our website via external service providers in the form of content delivery networks. When you access our website, a connection is established to the servers of the providers used by us to retrieve content and store it in the cache of the user’s browser. This allows personal data to be stored and evaluated in server log files, in particular device and browser information (e.g. IP address and operating system). We use the following services:

2. Purpose of data processing

The use of the functions of these services serves the delivery and acceleration of online applications and content.

3. Legal basis for data processing

This data is collected on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a justified interest in the technically correct presentation and optimization of the website.

4. Duration of storage

Your personal information will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this Privacy Policy or as required by law.

5. Objection and removal

You can object at any time to the processing of your personal data which we collect within the scope of your use of our corporate web profile and assert your rights as a data subject mentioned under IV. of this privacy policy. Please send us an informal email to the email address stated in this privacy policy.