Privacy Policy kitchenplanner.net

1. Name and contact details of the person responsible (data controller) for processing and of the company Data Protection Officer

The data controller:
KüchenAtlas Portal Betriebs GmbH
Bergsonstraße 47
81245 München
Tel.: +49 (0) 89 - 961 600 38-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 961 600 38-9

For data protection questions, please contact the above address or send an email to datenschutz@kuechenatlas.de

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of their use

  1. When visiting the website

    When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a "log file". The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

    • Name of the file requested
    • Date and time of the access
    • The amount of data transferred
    • Indication whether query was successful
    • Description of the type of browser used
    • Operating system used
    • Previously visited page
    • Provider
    • Your IP address

    The data listed will be processed by us for the following purposes:

    • ensuring a smooth connection to the website;
    • ensuring comfortable use of our website;
    • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
    • for other administrative purposes.

    The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

    We also use cookies, analysis and marketing services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed explanations under Sections 4 - 6 of this data protection declaration.

  2. When using our kitchen planner or watch lists

    On our website we offer you the possibility to plan a kitchen or to create watch lists. By entering an email address you can save the current kitchen plan or watch list and call it up again in the future via the access mail sent to you.

    The data will be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR on the basis of your specific request.

  3. When using a service on a partner's website

    For the preparation of concrete offers we offer partners, e.g. kitchen dealers, the possibility to integrate one of our services (e.g. kitchen planner) on their website, in the context of which you have the possibility to make a qualified inquiry by stating the name, their contact data (telephone number or email address), postal code and city. In some cases, further information may be added voluntarily. The data you enter in the service will be stored by us and passed on to the operator of the website in which the service is integrated for processing the request.

    The data processing for the purpose of storage and/or the establishment of contact by the respective partner takes place according to Art. 6 Abs.1 (b) GDPR on basis of your concrete inquiry.

  4. When using our contact forms

    If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a contact form provided on the website. Your name, your contact details (telephone number or e-mail address) and a message are required in order to be able to answer them. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

    The data processing for the purpose of storage and/or the establishment of contact by the respective partner takes place according to Art. 6 para.1 (b) GDPR on basis of your concrete inquiry.

  5. When using our forms for qualified enquiries

    For the preparation of concrete offers, we offer you various kitchen planners and selection tools on the website, within the scope of which you have the possibility of a qualified inquiry by entering your surname, your contact data (telephone number or email address), postcode and city. In some cases, further information may be added voluntarily.

    The data processing for the purpose of storage and/or the establishment of contact by the respective partner takes place according to Art. 6 para.1 (b) GDPR on basis of your concrete inquiry.

  6. When using our rating portal

    When entering a rating in our rating portal, an email address is required for verification or any queries.

    Data processing is thus carried out on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR.

  7. When creating a user account

    On our website, we offer users the option to register by the entering personal data. The data is entered into an input screen, transmitted to us, and stored. This data is not transferred to third parties.

    The following data are collected during the registration process:

    • User name
    • Email address
    • Nickname
    • Public pseudonym

    User registration is required for the following functions and services on our website:

    • Creation of a user account (customer)
    • Creation of a user account (kitchen dealer)
    • Posting of job vacancies
    • Saving kitchen plans
    • Publish reviews
    • Save watch lists

    The legal basis for the processing of data is Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR if the user has given his consent. If registration serves the fulfilment of a contract to which the user is a party or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, the additional legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR.

3. Sharing of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for reasons other than those listed below.

We will only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (a) GDPR,
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (f) GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data,
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (c) GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 (b) GDPR.

4. Cookies

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Such file elements enable the identification of your computer as a technical unit while you visit in order to facilitate your use of our services - even during repeat visits.

However, your Internet browser generally gives you the option to edit your settings so that you are informed of the occurrence of cookies so that you can accept or reject them, as well as the option delete existing cookies.

Please refer to your Internet browser's help function to learn how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by another server. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses.

We base the use of cookies on art. 6 par. 1 (f) GDPR: they are processed to improve the functioning of our website. It is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

5. Use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google has become subject to the Privacy Shield agreement, thereby offering a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active)

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer. These enable the analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, for compiling reports on website activity, and for providing us other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser transmits within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please be advised that if you opt out of using cookies, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to the usage of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

We wish to point out that, on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (IP masking).

You can also prevent the collection of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then set which prevents further collection of your data when you visit this website. This procedure is particularly recommended when accessing our site via mobile devices.

You can find more information on the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR: the processing takes place for the analysis of the usage behaviour and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

6. Use of Google Marketing Services

We use the marketing and remarketing services ("Google Marketing Services" for short) of Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Marketing Services use cookies that are stored on your computer and allow us to target ads for and on our site to show users only ads that may be of interest to them. For example, if a user sees ads for products he has been interested in on other websites, this is referred to as "re-marketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which Google marketing services are active are called up, a Google code is executed directly by Google and so-called (re)marketing tags are integrated into the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other countries that are contracting parties to the Agreement in the European Economic Area. The data of users are processed pseudonymously within the framework of Google marketing services. This means that Google does not store and process, for example, the names or email addresses of users, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. This means from Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by Google marketing services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

One of the Google marketing services we use is the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different "conversion cookie". Thus, cookies cannot be tracked using the website of Adwords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for the Adwords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers can find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been redirected to the page with a conversion tracking tag. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users.

We may use the Google marketing service "DoubleClick" to integrate third-party advertisements. AdSense uses cookies to enable Google and its partner sites to serve ads based on users' visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

We can also use the "Google Tag Manager" to integrate and manage Google analysis and marketing services into our website.

For more information about Google's use of data for marketing purposes, please see the overview page:  https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy

If you wish to object to interest-based advertising by Google marketing services, you can use the setting and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

We base the use of the aforementioned marketing services on Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR.

7. Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

We use Matomo, an open source software for statistical analysis of user access.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored on your computer. These enable the analysis of your website use. The IP address of the users is shortened before it is stored, so that pseudonymous user profiles are created from the processed data.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on our server and not passed on to third parties.

In addition, you can prevent Matomo from doing so by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then set which prevents further collection of your data when you visit this website.

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR: the processing takes place for the analysis of the usage behaviour and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

We base the use of the aforementioned marketing services on Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) GDPR.

8. Use of Google Fonts

We integrate the fonts ("Google Fonts") of the third party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The perception of the IP address by the third party providers is necessary for the presentation of this content.

Further information can be found in the privacy policy of the third-party provider at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, as well as in the FAQ at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq

We base the use of the aforementioned notification function on Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR: the processing takes place for the demand-oriented design of our website and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

9. Use of Cloudflare

We use a Content Delivery Network (CDN), offered by Cloudflare, Inc. 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Cloudflare is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active)

A CDN is a service with the help of which contents of our online offer, in particular large media files, such as graphics or scripts, are delivered faster with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. User data is processed solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.

We base the use of the aforementioned notification function on Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) GDPR: the processing takes place for the demand-oriented design of our website and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

For more information, please refer to Cloudflare's privacy policy: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy.

10. Storage duration

The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as you revoke any consent or if the data is no longer required for its intended use and the deletion is not contrary to any legitimate interests or legal storage obligations.

If the data is not erased because it is necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, the processing of the data will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons. 
In accordance with legal requirements, the data is stored for 6 years in accordance with § 257 (1) HGB (German Commercial Code) (e.g. commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 (1) AO (Taxation Regulation) (e.g. commercial and business letters, tax-relevant documents).

11. Rights of data subjects

You are entitled to the following rights for data subjects:

  1. Right to information

    You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether they are processing personal data relating to you.

  2. Correction, deletion, restriction of processing

    Furthermore, you have the right to require us to

    • rectify personal data concerning you are corrected without delay (right of rectification);
    • personal data concerning you is deleted immediately (right of deletion) and
    • the processing is restricted (right to restrict processing).
  3. The right to data portability

    This means that you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common, and machine-readable format and to transfer this data to another data controller.

  4. Right of revocation

    You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of processing undertaken on the basis of this consent before its withdrawal.

  5. Right of objection

    If the processing of personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 (e) GDPR) or for the protection of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR), you have a right of objection.

  6. Right of appeal

    If you believe that the processing of your personal data concerning you violates the GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to other rights of appeal.

12. Modification of the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to adapt this Privacy Policy in the event of any changes to the legal situation, the service and data processing. However, this only applies with regard to declarations on data processing. If user consents are required or components of the data protection declaration contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be made with the users' consent.

Users may periodically review this Privacy Policy for any changes.