Privacy policy


1 Information on the collection of personal data

In the following, we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

The person responsible pursuant to Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) is:
Data Protection Officer
RA Dr. Nils Helmke
Waldring 43-47
44789 Bochum
helmke@agad.de

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The provision of further information is voluntary and only makes it easier for us to contact you in order to answer your query. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal obligations to retain data.

If we use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the defined criteria for the storage period.


2 Your rights

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:
-Right to information,
-right to rectification or deletion,
-right to restriction of processing,
-right to object to processing,
-right to data portability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When you use our website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO):
-IP address
-date and time of the request
-time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
-content of the request (specific page)
-Access status/HTTP status code
-amount of data transferred
-Website from which the request came
-Browser
-Operating system and its interface
-language and version of the browser software.

This data is deleted after 7 days at the latest.

In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive in relation to the browser you are using and which provide the party setting the cookie (in this case, us) with certain information. Cookies cannot execute programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are used to make the website as a whole more user-friendly and effective. Use of cookies:
a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:
-Transient cookies (for this purpose b)
-Persistent cookies (see c).

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include, in particular, session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the joint session. This enables your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings according to your preferences and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website.

e) [We use cookies to identify you for subsequent visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise you would have to log in again for each visit].

Further functions and offers of our website
In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will usually have to provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

Furthermore, we may pass on your personal data to third parties if we offer promotions, competitions, contracts or similar services together with partners. You will receive more detailed information on this when you provide your personal data or below in the description of the offer.

If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this in the description of the offer.


5 Objection to or revocation of the processing of your data

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. Such a revocation will affect the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

Where we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which will be described by us in each case in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can inform us of your objection to advertising at the following contact details: service@king4pets.com.


6 Newsletter

With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent. Only your e-mail address is required for sending the newsletter. The provision of further, separately marked data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we store your e-mail address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. A DS-GVO.

You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can revoke your consent by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail, by sending an e-mail to info@king4pets.com or by sending a message to the contact details provided in the imprint.


7 Analysis tools

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states 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. 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 other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.


The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you is related to a person, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is deleted immediately.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. To object to the collection and storage of your visitor data in the future, you can obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker using the following link. This ensures that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future: https://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb This sets an opt-out cookie with the name "cntcookie" from etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you wish to maintain your objection. For more information, please see the etracker privacy policy: https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html

Use of etracker
Our website uses the etracker analysis service. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstra├če 1, 20459 Hamburg Germany. The data can be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym. Cookies can be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your internet browser. The cookies make it possible to recognise your browser. The data collected with the etracker technologies are not used to personally identify visitors to our website without the separately granted consent of the person concerned and are not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.


Cookies
Cookies are small files that enable specific information related to the device to be stored on the user's access device (PC, smartphone or similar). On the one hand, they serve the user-friendliness of websites and thus the users (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they serve to collect statistical data on website use and to be able to analyse it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent the storage of cookies. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the user comfort will be restricted without cookies.


You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website:

Disable Google Analytics:
You can disable many online ad cookies from companies via the US site https://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU sitehttps://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by the users, to compile reports about the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and the use of the Internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation activated. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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 IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

. Users may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, or refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on their browser, or prevent the collection of data about their use of the website by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
For more information on Google's use of data for advertising purposes, settings and opt-out options, please visit Google's website:
https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/ ("How Google uses data when you use our partners' websites or apps"),
https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ("How Google uses data for advertising purposes"),
https://www.google.de/settings/ads ("How Google manages the information it uses to serve ads to you") and
https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/ ("Determine what advertising Google shows you").

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link, Deactivate Google Analytics, to prevent the collection by Google Analytics within this website in the future. This will place an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.


Facebook Pixel / Facebook Custom Audiences

We use the Custom Audiences service of Meta Platforms, Inc. as part of our usage-based online advertising. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). For this purpose, we define target groups of users in the Facebook ad manager on the basis of certain characteristics, who are subsequently shown ads within the Facebook network. The users are selected by Facebook on the basis of the profile information provided by them and other data provided by the use of Facebook. If a user clicks on an advertisement and subsequently arrives on our website, Facebook receives the information that the user has clicked on the advertising banner via the Facebook pixel integrated on our website. In principle, a non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) is generated from your usage data, which is transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes. A Facebook cookie is set in the process. This collects information about your activities on our website (e.g. surfing behaviour, sub-pages visited, etc.). Your IP address is also stored and used for the geographical targeting of advertising. Facebook Custom Audiences via the customer list is not used by us, nor is the "extended matching" function. The data is deleted after 720 days at the latest. You can find Facebook's privacy policy here: https://www.facebook.com/privacy/policy/?entry_point=data_policy_redirect&entry =0. You can object to the collection and use of your data by the Facebook pixel here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with Art.6 Para.1 S.1 lit. a) DSGVO.


Use of social plugins Facebook plugins (Like button & Share button)
This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile or a "thumbs up" sign) or are labelled with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser, which then integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to its state of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from their browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and settings options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

Twitter (Re-Tweet Button)
This offer uses the buttons of the Twitter service.These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognisable by terms such as "Twitter" or "Follow", combined with a stylised 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 calls up a web page of this website that contains such a button, his browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of Twitter. The content of the Twitter button is transmitted by Twitter directly to the user's browser. The provider therefore has no influence on the scope of the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plugin and informs users according to its state of knowledge. According to this, only the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website are transmitted when the button is used, but not for purposes other than the display of the button.

Further information on this can be found in Twitter's privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.

Instagram
Plugins and API interfaces of the social network Instagram are included on our website. The Instagram plugin can be recognised by the "Instagram button" on our homepage. If you click the Instagram button while logged into your Instagram account, content from our page can be linked on your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We expressly point out that we, as the operator of this site, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. Further information on Instagram's privacy policy can be found here: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.


External links
Our homepage (www.king4pets.com) contains links to other websites over whose content we have no influence. Therefore, no guarantee can be given for the external websites with regard to data protection. The respective providers or operators of the sites are responsible for the content of the linked sites. Please note this before clicking on a link from our homepage to another site that we have listed and marked.


Furthermore, our homepage (www.king4pets.com) may have been linked by another homepage via hyperlinks without your knowledge. We accept no responsibility for the presentation, content or any connection to external sites.


8 Plugins and tools

YouTube with enhanced data protection Our website uses plugins from the website YouTube. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cher-ry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the disclosure of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. For example, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network - regardless of whether you watch a video - as soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection is established to YouTube's servers. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

Furthermore, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device after starting a video. With the help of these cookies, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent fraud attempts. The cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. If necessary, further data processing processes may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

For further information on data protection at YouTube, please refer to their data protection statement at: https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube.

Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. This informs Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.
For more information on Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and read Google's privacy policy:
https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.


9 Payment providers

On our website, we offer payment via "VR pay Quickcommerce". The provider of this payment service is VR Payment GmbH, Saonestra├če 3a, 60528 Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
If you select payment via VR pay Quickcommerce, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to VR pay Quickcommerce.

The transmission of your data to VR pay Quickcommerce is based on Art. 6 (1) a DSGVO (consent) and Art. 6 (1) b DSGVO (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.

You can view the provider's privacy policy here: https://www.vr-payment.de/datenschutz-haftung