Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Responsible for data processing is:
Harald Wester
Uracherstr. 3
50739 Cologne
Germany
Shop@steelmonks.com

Thank you for your interest in our online store. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

1. ACCESS DATA AND HOSTING
You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. Each time you access a web page, the web server automatically saves only a so-called server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the access. This access data is evaluated solely for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our services. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in the correct presentation of our offer, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. All access data is deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the site.

2. DATA PROCESSING FOR CONTRACT PROCESSING, CONTACTING AND OPENING A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT
We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of your order, when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. Mandatory fields are marked as such, because in these cases we need the data to process the contract, to process your contact or to open the customer account and without their information you can not complete the order and / or the account opening, or send the contact. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms.
We use the data you provide to process the contract and handle your inquiries in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. For more information on the processing of your data, in particular on the transfer to our service providers for the purpose of order, payment and shipping processing, please refer to the following sections of this privacy policy. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c DSGVO, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a function provided for this purpose in the customer account.

3. DATA PROCESSING FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHIPMENT PROCESSING
For the purpose of fulfilling the contract in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO, we will pass on your data to the shipping service provider commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods.

DISCLOSURE OF DATA TO SHIPPING SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHIPPING NOTIFICATION
If you have given us your express consent to do so during or after your order, we will pass on your telephone number to the selected shipping service provider on the basis of this consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, so that the shipping service provider can contact you before delivery for the purpose of delivery notification or coordination.
The consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or directly to the shipping service provider at the contact address listed below. After revocation, we will delete your data provided for this purpose, 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.

United Parcel Service Germany S.à r.l. & Co. OHG
Görlitzer Strasse 1
41460 Neuss
Germany

DHL Parcel GmbH
Sträßchensweg 10
53113 Bonn
Germany

4. DATA PROCESSING FOR PAYMENT PROCESSING
When processing payments in our online store, we work with these partners: technical service providers, credit institutions, payment service providers.

4.1 DATA PROCESSING FOR TRANSACTION PROCESSING
Depending on the selected payment method, we pass on the data necessary for processing the payment transaction to our technical service providers, who work for us within the framework of order processing, or to the commissioned credit institutions or to the selected payment service provider, insofar as this is necessary for processing the payment. This serves the fulfillment of the contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO. In some cases, the payment service providers collect the data required for processing the payment themselves, e.g. on their own website or via a technical integration in the ordering process. In this respect, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.
If you have any questions about our payment processing partners and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

4.2 DATA PROCESSING FOR THE PURPOSE OF FRAUD PREVENTION AND THE OPTIMIZATION OF OUR PAYMENT PROCESSES
Where applicable, we provide our service providers with additional data, which they use together with the data necessary for the processing of the payment as our processors for the purpose of fraud prevention and optimization of our payment processes (e.g. invoicing, processing of contested payments, accounting support). Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, this serves to protect our legitimate interests in our protection against fraud or in efficient payment management, which outweigh our interests in the context of a balancing of interests.

5. ADVERTISING BY E-MAIL
5.1 E-MAIL NEWSLETTER WITH REGISTRATION
If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data required for this purpose or separately provided by you to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO.
Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter.

After unsubscribing, we will delete your email address from the list of recipients, 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.

5.2 E-MAIL NEWSLETTERS WITHOUT REGISTRATION AND YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT
If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right, on the basis of Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), to regularly send you e-mail offers for similar products to those you have already purchased from our range. This serves to protect our legitimate interests in addressing our customers in an advertising manner, which are outweighed in the context of a balancing of interests.
You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a link provided for this purpose in the advertising e-mail, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates.

5.3 NEWSLETTER DISPATCH
The newsletter may also be sent by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

5.4 SENDING OF EVALUATION REQUESTS BY E-MAIL
Provided that you have given us your express consent for this during or after your order in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we will use your e-mail address for the request to submit a rating of your order via the rating system we use. This consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this privacy policy or via a link provided for this purpose in the rating request.

The rating requests may also be sent by our service provider Trusted Shops as part of processing on our behalf. Trusted Shops also uses service providers from the USA. An appropriate level of data protection is ensured. Further information on the data protection of Trusted Shops can be found here [https://www.trustedshops.de/impressum/#datenschutz]. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

6. COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
GENERAL INFORMATION
In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use technologies including so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your terminal device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).
We use such technologies that are absolutely necessary for the use of certain functions of our website (e.g. shopping cart function). Through these technologies, IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information about your use of our website (e.g. information about the contents of the shopping cart) are collected and processed. In the context of a balancing of interests, this serves overriding legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

In addition, we use technologies to fulfill the legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g. to be able to prove consent to the processing of your personal data) as well as for web analysis and online marketing. For more information on this, including the respective legal basis for data processing, please refer to the following sections of this privacy policy.

You can find the cookie settings for your browser at the following links: Microsoft Edge™ [https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/4027947/microsoft-edge-delete-cookies] / Safari™ [https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/12.0/mac/10.14] / Chrome™ [https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en] / Firefox™ [https://support.mozilla.org/de/products/firefox/protect-your-privacy/cookies] / Opera™ [https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies]

Insofar as you have consented to the use of the technologies pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, you may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in the privacy policy.

7. USE OF COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES FOR WEB ANALYSIS AND ADVERTISING PURPOSES
Insofar as you have given your consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, we use the following cookies and other technologies from third-party providers on our website. After the end of the purpose and the end of the use of the respective technology by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Further information on your revocation options can be found in the section "Cookies and other technologies". For more information including the basis of our cooperation with the individual providers, please refer to the individual technologies. If you have any questions about the providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this privacy policy.

7.1 USE OF GOOGLE SERVICES
We use the technologies presented below from Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. If your IP address is collected via Google technologies, it will be shortened before being stored on Google's servers by activating IP anonymization. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server and shortened there. Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, the data processing is based on an agreement concluded for the respective technology between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information on data processing by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy [https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de].

GOOGLE ANALYTICS
For the purpose of website analysis, Google Analytics automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, and information about your use of our website), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies may be used for this purpose. As a matter of principle, your IP address will not be merged with other data from Google. Data processing is carried out on the basis of an order processing agreement by Google.

For the purpose of optimized marketing of our website, we have activated the data release settings for "Google products and services". This allows Google to access the data collected and processed by Google Analytics and subsequently use it to improve Google services. Data sharing with Google under these data sharing settings is based on an additional agreement between responsible parties. We have no influence on the subsequent data processing by Google.

GOOGLE ADS
For advertising purposes in Google search results as well as on third-party websites, the so-called Google Remarketing Cookie is set when you visit our website, which automatically enables interest-based advertising by collecting and processing data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information about your use of our website) and by means of a pseudonymous CookieID and on the basis of the pages you visit. Data processing beyond this only takes place if you have activated the "personalized advertising" setting in your Google account. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google uses your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing.

For website analysis and event tracking, we measure your subsequent usage behavior via Google Ads Conversion Tracking if you have reached our website via an advertisement from Google Ads. For this purpose, cookies may be used and data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, and information about your use of our website based on events specified by us, such as visiting a website or subscribing to a newsletter) may be collected, from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms.

7.2 USE OF FACEBOOK SERVICES
USE OF FACEBOOK PIXEL
We use the Facebook Pixel as part of the Facebook Ireland Ltd [https://de-de.facebook.com/facebookdublin/]., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook") technologies outlined below. The Facebook Pixel automatically collects and stores data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information, and information about your use of our website based on events specified by us, such as visiting a website or subscribing to a newsletter), from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. In addition, as part of the so-called extended data matching, information is collected and stored hashed for matching purposes, with which individuals can be identified (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers). For this purpose, when you visit our website, a cookie is automatically set by the Facebook Pixel, which automatically enables recognition of your browser when you visit other websites by means of a pseudonymous CookieID. Facebook will combine this information with other data from your Facebook account and use it to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website use, in particular personalized and group-based advertising.
The information automatically collected by Facebook technologies about your use of our website is generally transmitted to a server of Facebook, Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. There is no adequacy decision of the European Commission for the USA. Insofar as the transfer of data to the USA falls within our responsibility, our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Further information about data processing by Facebook can be found in Facebook's privacy policy [https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php].

FACEBOOK ANALYTICS
As part of Facebook Analytics, statistics on visitor activity on our website are created from the data collected with the Facebook Pixel about your use of our website. Data processing is carried out on the basis of an agreement on commissioned processing by Facebook. Their analysis is used for the optimal presentation and marketing of our website.

FACEBOOK ADS
Via Facebook Ads, we advertise this website on Facebook as well as on other platforms. We determine the parameters of the respective advertising campaign. Facebook is responsible for the exact implementation, in particular the decision on the placement of the ads with individual users. Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, the data processing is based on an agreement between joint controllers pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO. The joint responsibility is limited to the collection of the data and its transmission to Facebook Ireland. The subsequent data processing by Facebook Ireland is not covered by this.

Based on the statistics on visitor activity on our website generated via Facebook Pixel, we operate group-based advertising on Facebook via Facebook Custom Audience by determining the characteristics of the respective target group. In the context of the extended data matching that takes place to determine the respective target group (see above), Facebook acts as our processor.

Based on the pseudonymous cookie ID set by the Facebook Pixel and the data collected about your usage behavior on our website, we operate personalized advertising via Facebook Pixel remarketing.

Through Facebook Pixel Conversions, we measure for web analytics and event tracking your subsequent usage behavior when you have reached our website through an ad from Facebook Ads. The data processing takes place on the basis of an order processing agreement by Facebook.

8. INTEGRATION OF THE TRUSTED STORES TRUSTBADGE
In order to display our Trusted Shops seal of approval and the reviews collected, if any, as well as to offer Trusted Shops products to buyers after an order, the Trusted Shops Trustbadge is integrated on this website.

This serves to protect our legitimate interests in an optimal marketing by enabling a safe purchase in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests. The trust badge and the services advertised with it are an offer of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne. The Trustbadge is provided by a CDN provider (Content-Delivery-Network) as part of an order processing. Trusted Shops GmbH also uses service providers from the USA. An appropriate level of data protection is ensured. You can find more information about the data protection of Trusted Shops GmbH here [https://www.trustedshops.de/impressum/#datenschutz].

When the Trustbadge is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which also contains your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. Individual access data are stored in a security database for the analysis of security anomalies. The log files are automatically deleted no later than 90 days after creation.

Further personal data is transferred to Trusted Shops GmbH if you decide to use Trusted Shops products after completing an order or if you have already registered to use them. The contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies. For this purpose, personal data is automatically collected from the order data. Whether you as a buyer is already registered for product use is checked automatically using a neutral parameter, the e-mail address hashed by cryptological one-way function. The e-mail address is converted into this hash value, which cannot be decrypted by Trusted Shops, before it is transmitted. After checking for a match, the parameter is automatically deleted.

This is necessary for the fulfillment of our and Trusted Shops' overriding legitimate interests in the provision of the buyer protection linked to the specific order in each case and the transactional evaluation services pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Further details, including the objection, can be found in the Trusted Shops privacy policy linked above and in the Trustbadge.

9. SOCIAL MEDIA
9.1 SOCIAL PLUGINS FROM FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST
Social buttons from social networks are used on our website. These are only integrated into the page as HTML links, so that when you call up our website, no connection is yet established with the servers of the respective provider. If you click on one of the buttons, the website of the respective social network opens in a new window of your browser There you can, for example, press the Like or Share button.

9.2 OUR ONLINE PRESENCE ON FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM
Insofar as you have given your consent to the respective social media operator in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, your data will be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes when you visit our online presences on the social media mentioned in the above, from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are generally used for this purpose. For detailed information on the processing and use of data by the respective social media operator, as well as a contact option and your rights and setting options in this regard to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy notices of the providers linked below. If you still need help in this regard, you can contact us.

Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/]is an offer of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook Ireland") The information automatically collected by Facebook Ireland about your use of our online presence on Facebook is generally transmitted to a server of Facebook, Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Data processing in the context of a visit to a Facebook Fanpage is based on an agreement between jointly responsible parties in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information (information on Insights data) can be found here [https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data].

Instagram [https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875] is an offer of Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook Ireland") The information automatically collected by Facebook Ireland about your use of our online presence on Instagram is usually transmitted to a server of Facebook, Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. For the USA, there is no adequacy decision of the European Commission. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Data processing in the context of a visit to an Instagram fan page is based on an agreement between jointly responsible parties pursuant to Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information (Insights data information) can be found here [https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data].

10. CONTACT OPTIONS AND YOUR RIGHTS
As a data subject, you have the following rights:

* in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified therein;
* pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO, the right to demand the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us without undue delay;
* in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, the right to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing * for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information;
* for compliance with a legal obligation;
* for reasons of public interest or
* necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;


* in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as * the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;
* the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure;
* we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
* you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;


* pursuant to Art. 20 DSGVO, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another controller;
* in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters for this purpose.

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consent given or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint. Right of objection
Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to safeguard our legitimate interests that prevail in the context of a balance of interests, you may object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is carried out for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is carried out for other purposes, you only have the right to object if there are grounds arising from your particular situation.

After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override 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 further process your personal data for this purpose.