Privacy

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible provider, the

YOUCAT Foundation gGmbH

Bischof-Kindermann-Str. 23
61462 Königstein im Taunus

Phone: +49 (0)821 410 108-10
on this website (hereinafter named as “YOUCAT Foundation”).

See also → Impressum.

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person, i.e. information that can be traced back to a person. This includes, among other things, the name, e-mail address or telephone number. But also data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which websites were viewed by someone counts as personal data.

You are not required to disclose any personal data in order to use this website. In certain cases, however, the YOUCAT Foundation needs your name and other information such as your postal address, your e-mail address or other information so that I can provide the requested services.

The YOUCAT Foundation will collect, process and use the personal data you provide online only for the purposes disclosed to you. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The collection and transfer of personal data to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision. The YOUCAT Foundation and any service companies commissioned by it are contractually bound to secrecy and compliance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act.

1.1 Access Data/Server Logfiles

The YOUCAT Foundation (or its web space provider) collects data (so-called server log files) about every access to the offer for organizational and technical reasons. The access data includes, among other things:
Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The YOUCAT Foundation uses the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer. However, the YOUCAT Foundation reserves the right to check the log data subsequently if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete evidence.
The server log files are stored separately from other personal information on secure systems. No conclusions are drawn about individual persons.

1.2 Contacting us

When contacting the YOUCAT Foundation (for example via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are stored for the purpose of processing the request and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

1.3 Comments and contributions

When users leave comments on the blog or other posts, their IP addresses are stored. This is done for the safety of the YOUCAT Foundation if someone writes illegal content in comments or contributions (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the YOUCAT Foundation itself can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and is therefore interested in the identity of the author.

1.4 Newsletter

With the newsletter we inform you about us and our offers.
If you would like to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address or that the owner agrees to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected. These data will only be used for sending the newsletter and will not be passed on to third parties.
When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address and the date of registration. This storage serves solely as proof in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers for receiving the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party.
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time. The revocation can take place via a link in the newsletters themselves, in your profile area or by notification to the above contact possibilities.

1.5 Cookies

Cookies are small files that enable the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.) to store specific information relating to the device. They serve on the one hand the user-friendliness of web pages and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on the use of the website and to be able to analyse them in order to improve the offer.
Of course, you can also view the website without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognized again, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard disk by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer’s instructions to find out how this works in detail.

However, it is pointed out that the use and especially the comfort of use are limited without cookies.
The YOUCAT Foundation only stores a session ID in a cookie, which is then used, for example, to assign the shopping basket and to complete the order.

1.6 Opening or creating an account

If you wish us to provide a service or to send you products, we will only collect and store your personal data to the extent necessary for the provision of the service or the performance of the contract. To this end, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies that we use to provide the service or to process the contract. These are, for example, transport companies or other service providers.

Persons under the age of 18 should not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or legal guardians. The YOUCAT Foundation does not request personal data from children and young people, does not collect them and does not pass them on to third parties.

a) For the execution of purchase contracts (initiation, conclusion, processing, guarantees and reversal), for our services, technical administration, our own marketing purposes and to ensure the correspondence existing between you and us, we collect personal data for the order process as well as for the opening of a customer account, which include in detail: Name, contact details, payment details, e-mail, phone number.
For business customers, the company name, department and VAT ID are also stored. This VAT ID is checked by the YOUCAT Foundation at the Federal Central Tax Office (Bundeszentralamt für Steuern) first without permanent storage for correctness and only saved when registration is completed.

In principle, your data may be passed on to several companies if this is necessary to process our contractual relationship, in particular in the following cases:

b) A passing on always takes place for the purpose of the delivery to the dispatch enterprise assigned by us for this. The transfer only includes such data as are necessary for sending the goods.

c) If payment services are used for the payment transaction (e.g. Paypal, Visa, Mastercard etc.), your data will be passed on to the payment intermediaries used. The same applies with regard to the credit institutions charged with the payment.

d) In the event of payment disruptions, a claim may be assigned to a collection agency. Information can also be sent to credit agencies. The transfer of the personal data required for this will take place if you have not provided a service owed despite the due date, have received two written reminders after the due date of the claim, lie four weeks between the first reminder and the transfer and you have not disputed the legality of the claim. We will inform you in good time before sending it to the credit agency.

The data passed on may be used by the service providers exclusively for the purpose of their passing on.

1.7.2 “+1” button of Google+

This offer uses the “+1″ button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button can be recognized by the sign “+1″ on a white or colored background.
When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a button, the browser establishes a direct connection to Google’s servers. The content of the “+1″ button is transmitted by Google directly to its browser and integrated into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects with the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without a click on the button. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for members who are logged in.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as their relevant rights and setting options for the protection of their privacy can be seen by the users of Google’s data protection information on the “+1″ button: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.

1.7.3 Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. In case of activation of IP anonymization on this website, Google will, however, truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may stop the use of your data with this button  google analytics at the start of this website. We inform you that google analytics is using IP anonymization in this website.

1.7.4 Twitter

This site uses the buttons of the Twitter service. These buttons are provided by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable by terms such as “Twitter” or “sequence”, combined with a stylized blue bird. With the help of the buttons it is possible to share a post or page of this offer on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter.
When a user accesses a website on this website that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter’s servers. The content of the Twitter buttons is transmitted directly from Twitter to the user’s browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to their level of knowledge. After this only the IP address of the user the URL of the respective web page with the purchase of the Button is transmitted, but not used for other purposes than the representation of the Button.
Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

2. Opt-out, changes, corrections and updates

Furthermore, your personal data will not be passed on to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have given us your permission to do so.
The YOUCAT Foundation will not use the customer’s data for advertising, market or opinion research purposes without the customer’s consent.

Personal data that you provide to us for the processing of order transactions may be stored for up to 10 years for commercial and tax reasons.

Our websites are protected against damage, destruction and unauthorized access by state-of-the-art technical measures.
Unfortunately, we must finally point out that data transmission on the Internet has security gaps and cannot be completely protected against access by third parties. The use of our website and all other internet communication with us is therefore at your own risk.

The YOUCAT Foundation reserves the right to change security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, the notes on data protection will also be adapted accordingly. Please therefore note the current version of the YOUCAT Foundation gGmbH data protection declaration.

You will receive information about your data stored by us free of charge at any time without stating any reasons. You can block, correct or delete your data collected from us at any time. You can revoke your consent to the collection and use of data given to us at any time without stating any reasons, unless there is a legal obligation to store such data. Please contact us:
The data protection officer Dr. Karsten Kinast and send an e-mail to privacy@youcat.org.