Privacy & Security
Person responsible under § 5 of
Germany’s Telemedia Act (TMG) for www.wasserwerk.de is
MB Bad & Küche GmbH
Data security officer
To the data security officer
Franz Joseph Schütte GmbH
Please contact the mentioned data security officer for questions, suggestions and complaint. Any kind of communication will be treated confidentially.
Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.
1. Access data and hosting
You can visit our website without providing any personal information. With every visit of the website, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file which, for example, contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, date and time of the call, the amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call.
These access data are evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our services. This serves according to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit f GDPR the protection of our legitimate interests in the proper presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.
Third-party hosting services
Within the framework of processing on our behalf, third party providers provide us with hosting and presentation services for our websites. This serves to protect our legitimate interest of a correct presentation of our offer, which overrides any other interests. All data collected in the context of the use of these web pages or in forms provided for the purposes as described below are processed on the servers of the respective service provider. Processing on other servers only takes place as described within this privacy statement. This service provider is located in a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
2. Data collection and use performing the contract, contacting
We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we require the data for processing your contact or opening of the customer account in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR and you cannot send the contact without this information. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data provided by you to process your inquiries. After giving your consent in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by deciding to open a customer account, we will use your data for the purpose of opening a customer account. After complete processing of the inquiry, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the storage periods under tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration. You can deactivate your customer account at any time. For this purpose, you can either send a message using contact details specified below or use the relevant function available in the customer account.
3. Data transfer
If you have ordered goods which we will send to you by post, we will pass on the data required for the fulfilment of the contract in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery if this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the order process, we pass on the payment data collected for the processing of payments to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to payment service providers commissioned by us or to the selected payment service. In some cases, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves if you create an account there. In this case, you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. The data protection declaration of the respective payment service provider applies in this respect.
4. Data use for payment processing
If you make us provide services in advance, e.g. by purchasing on account, we transmit your address data to credit agencies for the purpose of assessing the liability risk and for credit assessment if necessary. This serves to settle the contractual relationship pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. We transfer the personal data required for a credit assessment to the following company(s):
SCHUFA Holding AG
Appropriate measures to protect your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests will be taken into account. You have the opportunity to make your views known and to challenge the decision by contacting the contact person described above. After complete processing of the inquiry, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the storage periods under tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.
5. Cookies and web analysis
Please note that disabling cookies may limit your access to some features of our website.
Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis
For website analysis, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Limited, a company incorporated and operated under Irish law with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that enable an analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is shortened prior to transmission within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party 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 USA and shortened there. The anonymous IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. After the end of the use of Google Analytics by us the data collected in this context will be deleted.
Where information is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers located in the United States, the U.S. company Google LLC is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. Pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit f GDPR, this serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. A current certificate can be viewed here. As a result of this agreement between the US and the European Commission, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.
You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your mobile device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.
Alternativ zum Browser-Plugin können Sie diesen Link klicken, um die Erfassung durch Google Analytics auf dieser Website zukünftig zu verhindern. Dabei wird ein Opt-Out-Cookie auf Ihrem Endgerät abgelegt. Löschen Sie Ihre Cookies, werden Sie erneut um Erteilung Ihrer Einwilligung gebeten.
Advertising via the pixel of the social network Facebook
To measure the conversion rate, our website uses the visitor action pixel from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”).
This makes it possible to track the behavior of the visitors to the website after they have been forwarded to the website of the provider by clicking on a Facebook advertisement. This enables us to evaluate the effectiveness of the Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising measures.
For us as the operator of this website, the collected data are anonymous; we are not able to draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. However, the data are stored and processed by Facebook, meaning that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and that Facebook may use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook policy of data use. This means that Facebook may enable the displaying of advertisements on Facebook pages as well as outside of Facebook. We as the website operator are not able to influence this use of the data.
The use of Facebook pixels is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures, including social media.
You will find more information on the protection of your privacy in Facebook’s data protection notice: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
In addition, you may also deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” in the advertisement settings area athttps https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. To do so, you need to be logged in to Facebook.
If you do not have a Facebook account, you may deactivate usage-based advertisement by Facebook on the website of the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
This website uses the Pinterest Tag conversion tracking technology of Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Pinterest").
If the user reaches pages on this website after being redirected by a pin on Pinterest and the cookie has not expired, the tag can record certain user actions predefined by us and track these actions (e.g. completed transactions, leads, search queries on the website, visits to product pages). When such action is performed, your browser uses the Pinterest tag to send an HTTP request from the cookie to Pinterest's server, providing certain information about the action (including type of action, time, browser type of terminal device).
This transmission allows Pinterest to generate statistics on the usage behavior on our website after being forwarded by a Pinterest pin, which we use to optimize our offer.
If personal user information is being processed in this process, this is done in accordance with art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the statistical evaluation of the success of product advertisements on Pinterest and the purchasing behavior of users and thus serves to optimize our online offer.
However, we do not receive any information which allow us to personally identify users.
If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this by deactivating the Pinterest tag conversion tracking cookie via user settings on your Internet browser. You will then not be included in conversion tracking statistics. Alternatively, you can check whether advertising cookies from Microsoft are set in your browser and disable them by using the EU consumer deactivation page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.
If legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.
Information about Firstlead GmbH / ADCELL Partner Program
Alternatively, you have the option to refuse tracking by ADCELL under the following link: https://www.adcell.de/datenschutz .
As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please follow the option described above to make an objection.
6. Contact possibilities and your rights
As a data subject, you have the following rights:
in accordance with art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent described therein;
in accordance with art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to demand the immediate correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored by us;
in accordance with art. 17 GDPR, the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored with us, unless further processing
- zur Ausübung des Rechts auf freie Meinungsäußerung und Information;
- to exercise freedom of expression and information;
- for the fulfilment of a legal obligation;
- for reasons of public interest; or
- for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims
in accordance with art. 18 GDPR, the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as
- the correctness of the data is denied by you;
- the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it;
- we no longer need the data, but you do need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
- you have lodged an objection to the processing pursuant to art. 21 GDPR;
In accordance with art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
the right to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to art. 77 GDPR. You can also contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.
If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, restriction of the processing or deletion of data or revocation of any consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact our company via the contact data which can be found at the beginning of this imprint.
Right of objection
Insofar as we process personal data as described above in order to protect our legitimate interests that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing takes place for other purposes, you are only entitled to a right of objection if there are reasons arising from your particular situation.
After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personal data further for these purposes, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not process your personal data for this purpose.