• General Terms

    Welcome to Vimly Digital

    These terms and conditions outline the rules and regulations for the use of Vimly Digital's Website.

    By accessing this website we assume you accept these terms and conditions in full. Do not continue to use Vimly Digital's website if you do not accept all of the terms and conditions stated on this page.

    The following terminology applies to these Terms and Conditions, Privacy Statement and Disclaimer Notice and any or all Agreements: "Client", "You" and "Your" refers to you, the person accessing this website and accepting the Company's terms and conditions. "The Company", "Ourselves", "We", "Our" and "Us", refers to our Company. "Party", "Parties", or "Us", refers to both the Client and ourselves, or either the Client or ourselves. All terms refer to the offer, acceptance and consideration of payment necessary to undertake the process of our assistance to the Client in the most appropriate manner, whether by formal meetings of a fixed duration, or any other means, for the express purpose of meeting the Client's needs in respect of provision of the Company's stated services/products, in accordance with and subject to, prevailing law of . Any use of the above terminology or other words in the singular, plural, capitalisation and/or he/she or they, are taken as interchangeable and therefore as referring to same.

    Cookies

    We employ the use of cookies. By using Vimly Digital's website you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with Vimly Digital's privacy policy.

    Most of the modern day interactive web sites use cookies to enable us to retrieve user details for each visit. Cookies are used in some areas of our site to enable the functionality of this area and ease of use for those people visiting. Some of our affiliate / advertising partners may also use cookies.

    License

    Unless otherwise stated, Vimly Digital and/or it's licensors own the intellectual property rights for all material on Vimly Digital. All intellectual property rights are reserved. You may view and/or print pages from http://vimly.uk for your own personal use subject to restrictions set in these terms and conditions.

    You must not:

    1. Republish material from http://vimly.uk
    2. Sell, rent or sub-license material from http://vimly.uk
    3. Reproduce, duplicate or copy material from http://vimly.uk

    Redistribute content from Vimly Digital (unless content is specifically made for redistribution).

    Reservation of Rights

    We reserve the right at any time and in its sole discretion to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Web site. You agree to immediately remove all links to our Web site upon such request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and its linking policy at any time. By continuing to link to our Web site, you agree to be bound to and abide by these linking terms and conditions.

    Removal of links from our website

    If you find any link on our Web site or any linked web site objectionable for any reason, you may contact us about this. We will consider requests to remove links but will have no obligation to do so or to respond directly to you.

    Whilst we endeavour to ensure that the information on this website is correct, we do not warrant its completeness or accuracy; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up to date.

    Content Liability

    We shall have no responsibility or liability for any content appearing on your Web site. You agree to indemnify and defend us against all claims arising out of or based upon your Website. No link(s) may appear on any page on your Web site or within any context containing content or materials that may be interpreted as libelous, obscene or criminal, or which infringes, otherwise violates, or advocates the infringement or other violation of, any third party rights.

    Disclaimer

    To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, we exclude all representations, warranties and conditions relating to our website and the use of this website (including, without limitation, any warranties implied by law in respect of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and/or the use of reasonable care and skill). Nothing in this disclaimer will:

    1. limit or exclude our or your liability for death or personal injury resulting from negligence;
    2. limit or exclude our or your liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation;
    3. limit any of our or your liabilities in any way that is not permitted under applicable law; or
    4. exclude any of our or your liabilities that may not be excluded under applicable law.

    The limitations and exclusions of liability set out in this Section and elsewhere in this disclaimer: (a) are subject to the preceding paragraph; and (b) govern all liabilities arising under the disclaimer or in relation to the subject matter of this disclaimer, including liabilities arising in contract, in tort (including negligence) and for breach of statutory duty.

    To the extent that the website and the information and services on the website are provided free of charge, we will not be liable for any loss or damage of any nature.

    Contact Information

    If you have any queries regarding any of our terms of service, please contact us.

  • Web Hosting Terms

    Terms of Service

    These terms of service where last modified on Wednesday, 30 October 2019.

    This Terms of Service Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Kieran Cairns t/a Vimly Digital (Formerly VimlyHost) and you, and is made effective as of the date of your use of this website ("Site") or the date of electronic acceptance. This Agreement sets forth the general terms and conditions of your use of the Site and the products and services accessed through this Site (individually and collectively, the “Services”), and is in addition to (not in lieu of) any specific terms and conditions that apply to the particular Services. Whether you are simply browsing or using this Site, your use of this Site and your electronic acceptance of this Agreement signifies that you have read, understand, acknowledge and agree to be bound by this Agreement, along with the following policies and the applicable product agreements, which are incorporated herein by reference:

    Indemnification Policy

    You agree to use all Vimly Digital services and facilities at your own risk. Vimly Digital specifically disclaims all warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Vimly Digital be liable for any loss, or loss of data, or other commercial damage, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or other damages.

    Customer agrees that it shall defend, indemnify, save and hold Vimly Digital harmless from any and all demands, liabilities, losses, costs and claims, including reasonable attorney's fees asserted against Vimly Digital, its agents, its customers, officers and employees, that may arise or result from any service provided or performed or agreed to be performed or any product sold by customer, it's agents, employees or assigns. Customer agrees to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Vimly Digital against liabilities arising out of Any injury to person or property caused by any products sold or otherwise distributed in connection with Vimly Digital‘s Services.

    Unless required by applicable law, our services are provided on "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.

    Vimly Digital reserves the right to intervene with any of the sites hosted on its servers in the interest of its customers. Any material supplied by customer infringing or allegedly infringing on the proprietary rights of a third party Copyright infringement any defective products sold to customer from Vimly Digital‘s server. Vimly Digital shall be the sole judge of what violates this Policy.

    Delivery of Services

    While we maintain the highest standards and try for near-instant account activations this is not always possible. At times additional fraud checks or information may be needed, and you must provide said information in a timely manner. We make no guarantees regarding the speed at which an order is completed. Accounts will only enter the setup queue once we have received payment (where applicable; and screened the order for fraud. Accounts are then set up in the order they are paid, received, and screened. In certain cases, it may be necessary to provide government-issued identification and a scan of the credit card used. If you fail to meet any requirements, we reserve the right to cancel your order without notice.

    Furthermore, we reserves the right at our sole discretion to refuse or cancel any service for any reason. Violating any of our terms of service could result in an account suspension or termination. Accounts terminated due to policy violations will not be refunded. Domains terminated due to policy violations will not be released to the customer.

    General Terms and Policies

    These Terms of Service and Acceptable Use Policies ("Terms and Policies") are an essential part of your relationship with ourselves and by using your hosting account, you agree to all of the Terms and Policies set out in this document.

    Any violation of either, these Terms and Policies or the other rules, regulations or policies may serve as cause for us to suspend or terminate your account. You agree that we have the right, with or without notice, to suspend or terminate your account upon the first or subsequent violation of our terms of service.

    Any attempt to circumvent a suspension or termination will result in your access to our services being permanently withdrawn, with immediate effect. We reserve the right to report violations of our terms of service to Fraud Record and other similar services as well as law enforcement for severe offences.

    In other words, If you use your service in any of the following ways, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate your account, with or without notice. If you try to avoid a suspension or termination, your account will be disabled.

    The client/customer and company/provider irrevocably agree that the courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).

    Grounds for Suspension and Termination

    Using the Service in a way, which constitutes violation of any applicable statute, law, court order, tariff, regulation, or treaty (including, but not limited to, intellectual property, communications, privacy, criminal and international law)

    Using an excessive amount of system resources. There are numerous activities that could cause such problems; these include: CGI scripts, FTP, PHP, HTTP, etc.

    Hosting fundraising / other charitable websites which allow for payments, without a valid charitable purpose or evidence of charity registration or tax exemption / giftaid eligibility.

    Hosting websites containing .exe, .apk, .ipa, .dmg, .cmd, .com, .bat, .osx, .msi or .app files;

    Hosting websites which contain emulators or ROM’s

    Hosting websites which contain currency minors.

    Using or Attempting to use pirated content.

    Using the Service in a manner intended to abuse or violate the privacy or property rights of others, including but not limited to sending of unsolicited bulk e-mail ("spamming"); this ground for suspension or termination is separate from and in addition to the fees which will result from such activity. You agree to pay a clean up fee of £50 per hour if any of our server IP addresses appear on a blacklist as a result of spam from your account.

    Using the Service in an attempt to break security, or so as to actually break security of any computer network (including the Service itself), or to access an account, message, or file which does not belong to you.

    Using your account as a backup service. All files must be part of your website and must be linked to from your account.

    Using the Service in such a way as to forge or mis-represent headers, addresses, or other identification in electronic mail or websites, or using any other method to disguise the sender's identity or location. This includes the hosting of Proxy Server applications.

    Uploading, linking to or storing warez, cracks or other pirated/illegal software.

    Using your account for fraudulent purposes, including, but not limited to, hosting phishing pages or credit card generator systems.

    Assisting in distributing copyrighted material.

    Excessively using the Service in such a way as to limit the bandwidth available to others.

    Providing fake or incomplete contact details, including name, postal address and telephone number.

    Attempting, in any way, to interfere with or deny service to any user or any host on the Internet.

    Attempting to circumvent a suspension or termination.

    Using the Service for mail bombing, which includes any instance where multiple messages are sent to a specific destination with the intent to render the recipient and/or the electronic system serving that recipient dysfunctional.

    Using the Service to add or attempt to add addresses to any mailing list (yours or a third party's) without the explicit positive consent of the addressee(s).

    Attempting to cancel, supersede, or otherwise interfere with email other than your own.

    Engaging in harassment, whether through language, frequency, or size of messages, either with email or website content.

    Harassing our company or staff, in any way, including, but not limited to, using Foul & Abusive language in any medium, Threatening Staff, Leaving untrue feedback regarding our service.

    Misusing support services, in any way, including, but not limited to filing multiple duplicate tickets, refusing to cooperate with staff, ignoring advice and guidance or expecting instant support.

    Using the Service to engage in syn flood attacks, which are defined as overburdening a recipient computer system by sending a high volume of spurious data which effective impedes or totally disables functionality of the recipient system(s), or any other methods of denial-of-service attacks.

    Furnishing false data on your sign-up form, contract, or online application, including providing incorrect contact information.

    Violating any English Laws (laws that apply to the jurisdiction of England), will result in immediate termination of your account, and the closure of your account. In such cases, we reserve the right to share your personal information for the assistance of law enforcement personnel.

    Acceptable Use Policy

    Vimly Digital provides unmetered bandwidth on all shared hosting plans and unmetered disk space on the business package. However, this is subject to fair use and any customer using an amount of monthly bandwidth or disk space which we deem, at our sole discretion, to be excessive in comparison to the average usage by other customers on our platform may, at our sole discretion, be advised to upgrade to a bespoke solution and billed accordingly. Refusal to co-operate with our requests will result in account suspension and/or termination as we must ultimately ensure platform stability and service delivery at all times.

    We reserve the right to withdraw support and suspend or terminate the service where hosting accounts are:

    - Excessively used to effectively resell our hosting services to multiple customers.

    - Used as bulk media sharing sites.

    - Used as backup storage facilities.

    - Utilising disk space for any purpose other than the hosting of websites.

    All Hosting packages are automatically assigned 1TB of Bandwidth during account creation. If you are nearing 1TB of bandwidth usage, please submit a support ticket and we will increase the bandwidth limit in increments of 500GB for free, as long as your accounts complies with our acceptable use policy.

    Legal adult content as defined by UK law is allowed on Shared Hosting accounts. If the Customer wishes to host adult content on our network, a Dedicated IP Address is required. These can be rented for £5.99 per month.

    You may not use our shared services for video or image hosting, file sharing, backups, scam websites, hosting content that could be deemed illegal, politically controversial or unethical, file download or any other use that could use excessive disk space or impact the performance of other service users.

    If you believe your website may be susceptible to high or otherwise abnormal usage you must contact us to discuss the suitability of your hosting environment.

    Suspension & Termination Policy

    We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of our terms of service or acceptable use policy through your use of our site or services. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we will take appropriate action, which can include any of the following:

    Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site and services.

    Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site and services. Issue of a warning to you.

    Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

    Further legal action against you.

    Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

    Please note that it is your responsibility to keep your contact details up to date and to frequently check your emails. Accounts suspended or terminated during will not be entitled to any refund or compensation whatsoever and are exempt from our 14 day refund guarantee.

    Quality Of Service Statement

    Security - You agree not to access or attempt to access private areas of the Service. You agree to notify us as soon as you become aware of an unauthorized use of your account and/or any breach or attempted breach of security of your services.

    Intellectual Property - we do not currently undertake to examine or review messages, files, or other materials, which are accessible through, pass through, or reside on the Service. Complaints regarding alleged copyright infringement can be sent through our abuse form.

    Continuing a specific identification of the allegedly infringing material and the location(s) on our facilities where the materials are to be found. Upon receipt of such written notice, we will expeditiously remove or block access to the allegedly infringing material, and provide notice to the person who had posted that material. If we receive a notification from that person indicating that the claim of infringement was based upon mistake or misidentification, we will send you a copy of that notification. Unless you notify us of appropriate court action to restrain the alleged infringement, the challenged material will then be restored or other wise made accessible again.

    Liability - You agree that use of the Service is at your own risk. Except for information, products, or services clearly identified as being supplied by ourselves, neither ourselves nor any of our affiliate controls, provides, operates, or is in any way responsible for any information, products, or services accessible through the Service. Ourselves neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy of third-party material(s), and you agree that we are not responsible for any loss or damage caused by your use of, or reliance on, such material(s). You understand and agree that you have sole responsibility for your posting of any information or material to any site or newsgroup on the Internet, including but not limited to postings to Web sites, whether residing on our equipment or not, postings to newsgroups, and participation in any on-line chat sessions. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless our company and employees, and other customers and subscribers from and against any claims, losses, costs, liability, damages or expenses arising out of your postings.

    Backups - You understand that you will remain solely responsible for taking backups of your account. We do not guarantee that any self-generated backups will be error free, and customers are responsible for making sure their backups contain all the files they require. Furthermore, you are not permitted to store any self-created backups wether created manually or through the backup utility on our server for more than 72 hours. Vimly Digital and it’s partners will not and can not be held liable, if the failure of a backup causes you direct, or indirect financial loses.

    Early Termination - We reserve the right to terminate any accounts during their period for any reason, including but not limited to retaining financial viability, server stability or overal integrity of the service. In the event of a no fault service termination, we will provide a minimum of 30 days notice and refund the value of all remaining months of service. In the event a customer choose to terminate their account early, they will not be entitled to a refund for the remaining period of service, unless specified elsewhere in this agreement. Accounts cancelled as a result of terms of service violations are not entitled to the 30 day notice period or any form service refund. The account owner is responsible for obtaining backups of their account during their notice period and cancelling any automated subscriptions - additional fees paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

    Content Ownership - You will retain the ownership rights of any content transmitted through our service if you originally produced it. You are personally responsible for making sure you have the rights to use any and all copyrighted material present on your website.

    Support - We do not provide any guarantee on the level of support we provide. However, we do endeavour to provide an initial response to all tickets within 12 hours of submission.

    You agree that, should you use the Service to send or receive voice communications, we do not act as a telecommunications carrier or telephone , that there is no representation made by us under any circumstances as to the suitability of the Service for such use, and that all risk of connection, transmission quality, and accuracy of communications is solely on you, and that we have no liability of any sort for the failure or lack of quality of such use of our services.

    You agree that under no circumstances we will be finically reliable for any direct or indirect loss of business caused by the suspension of your hosting account.

    Resource Usage

    User may not use our resources for any of the following activities. Participating in any of these activities constitutes to resource abuse and will result in temporary or permanent suspension of any accounts involved.


    Running any type of interactive real-time chat applications that require large amounts of server resources. Remotely powered chat applications are however fully permitted for usage on our servers.

    Running stand-alone, unattended server-side processes at anytime on our servers.

    Running any software that interfaces with an IRC (Internet Relay Chat) network.

    Running any bit torrent application, tracker or client.

    Run any gaming servers such as counter-strike, half-life or battlefield1492.

    Content

    You understand and agree that information and access available through the Service may include controversial, sexually explicit, or other material that may be offensive to you or users for whom you are responsible. We have no responsibility for or control over such materials, and you take sole responsibility for using any available screening software or other methods of limiting access to any material you may find objectionable where applicable.

    Billing

    Establishment of this service is dependant upon receipt of payment of all stated charges. Subsequent payments are due on a reoccurring date that coincides with the date of signup (monthly or yearly terms).

    Service may be interrupted on accounts that fall overdue (such as a credit card being declined or expired). We may, at our sole discretion, charge an administration fee (not to exceed £25.00GBP) to reinstate a suspended account.

    We use all reasonable endeavours to keep your renewal price unchanged. However, we reserve the right to alter our prices or introduce additional charges at any time and will notify you of any alteration by providing you with a written notice. Notice of any price alteration will be sent via email to the email address that we hold for you in our account. If you have already purchased a service, then the price alteration will only become effective when the service reaches the end of its current term.

    When payment is declined from your chosen payment method we will send an email notification and retry payment the following day, this will occur 3 times over a 3-5 day period. After this period if we have not received payment or had notice from you that the due payment is in hand, your account will be subject to suspension or termination.

    It is very important you keep your email address and telephone numbers on file with us current. Failure to keep us updated with accurate contact information may mean important communications don’t reach you, resulting in suspension or termination of your hosting account.

    We reserve the right to instruct debt collection agencies to collect payments on our behalf if we have rendered service (wether intentionally or not) and you have not paid the balance to use this service and the outstanding balance is deemed to be significant by our managment team. We will allow a minimum of 21 calendar days after an invoice becomes overdue before instructing collection agencies to collect the amount owed on your account.

    Please note any account that is sent to debt collection is subject to a £50 Administration Fee in addition to those levied by the debt collection agency. You will be required to pay in full the invoice amount, late fees, administration fees and collection fees. In the event you fail to pay the collection agency we may refer the case to the small claims court, where you will be subject to pay legal expenses in addition to all outstanding costs and a county court judement may be made against you, which will put your assets at risk and will be flagged on credit reports. Vimly Digital, the debt collection agency and if applicable the small claims court will contact you throughout the collections process by email, phone and letter.

    Billing Currency

    All clients will be billed in GBP (Pounds Sterling). VAT is not charged on any services. VAT registered businesses are not eligible to reclaim VAT.

    Cancellation Procedure

    Customers may at any point decide to cancel their services with or without any prior notice or reason. We require all customers to follow our official cancellation procedure, which require customers to visit our cancellation form located within our website and fill in the appropriate information, along with proof of ownership of the account you are attempting to close..

    Please be aware Services will be terminated within 24 hours of your cancellation request and accounts can not be restored after this period has passed. Addtioanly, it is the account holders responsibility to obtain any data they require before requesting cancellation.

    Early termination/cancellation requests (60+ days from renewal) may incur a cancellation charge of £10 GBP Per Account. If you cancel more than 3 individual web hosting accounts the fee is capped at £30 GBP.

    It is your responsibility to cancel any recurring payments through PayPal or Direct Debit. You will not be entitled to a refund or compensation of recurring fees paid after account cancellation if you failed to cancel them.

    Refunds & Payment Disputes

    14 Day Moneyback guarantee is available for one single order of Shared cPanel Hosting. The cost of any addons included in your package will be deducted from the refund amount. Refunds are made to your orginial payment method. Unless advised otherwise by our billing team, we do not offer prorate refunds. Services other than cPanel Hosting are provided by third-party vendors and you should refer to their terms of service for details on refund policies.

    Please note any orders purchased with a discount code are not eligible for a refund. Only items ordered directly via our website, without the use of a discount code, discounted product or an affiliate link, are elegible for a refund.

    All domain name registration fees are non-refundable, in whole or in part, even if your domain name registration is suspended, cancelled or transferred prior to the end of your term. Pleae be careful when ordering as spelling mistakes and 'typos' cannot be corrected or refunded under any circumstances.

    Payment disputes including chargebacks are subject to a minimum £50 GBP Administration Fee in addition to fees charged to us by the payment processor. Additionally, your account will be subject to suspension throughout the investigation. If we believe you have fraudulently placed a charge back, regardless if it’s successful, we reserve the right to charge an additional £100 GBP Administration Fee and your account will be subject to immediate termination.

    Amendments

    These Terms and Policies may be amended in any respect at any time by us, upon the posting of the amended Terms and Policies on the terms of use section of the Service. Your continued use of the Service will be deemed consent to any such amended Terms and Policies. If you do not wish to continue to use the Service as a result of any such amended Terms and Policies, you may provide notice of your wish to terminate your use of your services with us through our cancellation form.

  • Privacy Policy

    Privacy Policy

    Vimly Digital (formerly Vimly Digital) is operated by Kieran Cairns located at Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW, United Kingdom.

    We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Vimly Digital. The use of the Internet pages of Vimly Digital is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

    The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Vimly Digital. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

    As the controller, Vimly Digital has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

    In the event that we are involved in a bankruptcy, merger, acquisition, reorganization, or sale of assets, your personal data may be sold or transferred as part of that transaction. This Privacy Policy will apply to your personal data as transferred to the new entity.

    1. Definitions

    The data protection declaration of Vimly Digital is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public, as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

    In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

    a) Personal data

    Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

    b) Data subject

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

    c) Processing

    Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

    d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

    e) Profiling

    Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

    f) Pseudonymisation

    Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

    g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

    h) Processor

    Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

    i) Recipient

    Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

    j) Third party

    Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

    k) Consent

    Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

    1. Details of the controller

    All data provided to Vimly Digital is stored in Hetzner Online GmbH‘s Datacenter located at Industriestr. 2, 91710 Gunzenhausen, Deutschland and processed by Kieran Cairns t/a Vimly Digital located at Portland House, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW.
    Alpha Internet Limited located at 8 Rose Tree Meadow, Lostock Gralam, Northwich, United Kingdom, CW9 7PA processes data stored on the Oxygen server.
    Until January 2019, data on Server DCT was processed by Dotcom Technologies LTD located at 50 Thomas Gibson Drive, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, LN9 6RX.
    Payments are processed by PayPal (UK) Limited located at 5 New Street Square, London, EC4A 3TW & Stripe Payments UK Limited located at 9th Floor, 107 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6DN.
    Additionally, cPanel LLC located at 2550 North Loop W., Suite 4006, Houston, TX 77092, United States of America may automatically process some non-personal data provided in the cPanel software for diagnostic purposes.
    Customers using Softaculous & SitePad software may have their data processed by Electron Technologies FZC located at Arun Chambers, Office No. 704, 7th Floor, Tardeo Road, Mumbai - 400034, Maharashtra, India.
    Acronis International GmbH located at Rheinweg 9, 8200 Schaffhausen, Switzerland and JetBackups operated by JetApps Inc, 940 Calle Negocio Suite 150, San Clemente, CA 92673 are used for data backups.

    1. Cookies

    The Internet pages of Vimly Digital use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

    Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

    Through the use of cookies, Vimly Digital can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

    By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

    The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

    1. Collection of general data and information

    The website of Vimly Digital collects a series of general data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

    When using these general data and information, Vimly Digital does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Vimly Digital analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

    1. Registration on our website

    The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.

    By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

    The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of the controller.

    The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. The entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data subject in this respect as contact persons.

    1. Subscription to our newsletters

    On the website of Vimly Digital, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise's newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the controller.

    Vimly Digital informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The enterprise's newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the newsletter.

    During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the aim of the legal protection of the controller.

    The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.

    1. Newsletter-Tracking

    The newsletter of Vimly Digital contains so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, Vimly Digital may see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.

    Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure. After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the controller. Vimly Digital automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

    1. Contact possibility via the website

    The website of Vimly Digital contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

    1. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

    The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

    If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

    1. Rights of the data subject

    a) Right of confirmation

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    b) Right of access

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

    the purposes of the processing;

    the categories of personal data concerned;

    the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

    where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

    the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;

    the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;

    where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

    the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    c) Right to rectification

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.

    d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

    The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed. The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.

    The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

    The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

    The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

    The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR. If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Vimly Digital, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. An employee of Vimly Digital shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with immediately.

    Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not required. An employees of Vimly Digital will arrange the necessary measures in individual cases.

    e) Right of restriction of processing

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data. The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use instead. The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject. If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Vimly Digital, he or she may at any time contact any employee of the controller. The employee of Vimly Digital will arrange the restriction of the processing.

    f) Right to data portability

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact any employee of Vimly Digital.

    g) Right to object

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    Vimly Digital shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If Vimly Digital processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Vimly Digital to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Vimly Digital will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by Vimly Digital for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact any employee of Vimly Digital. In addition, the data subject is free in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

    h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject's explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject's explicit consent, Vimly Digital shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Vimly Digital.

    i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    f the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of Vimly Digital.

    1. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

    The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

    1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

    On this website, the controller has integrated components of the enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

    A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide personal or business-related information. Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

    The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

    With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of our website was visited by the data subject.

    If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Facebook component and associated with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, e.g. the "Like" button, or if the data subject submits a comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

    Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account before a call-up to our website is made.

    The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

    1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google AdSense

    On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdSense. Google AdSense is an online service which allows the placement of advertising on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match with the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows an interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by means of generating individual user profiles.

    The operating company of Google's AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

    The purpose of Google's AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google AdSense component is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google AdSense component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Alphabet Inc. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Alphabet Inc., inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently create commission settlements.

    The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Additionally, cookies already in use by Alphabet Inc. may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

    Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages to enable a log file recording and a log file analysis through which a statistical analysis may be performed. Based on the embedded tracking pixels, Alphabet Inc. is able to determine if and when a website was opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Tracking pixels serve, inter alia, to analyze the flow of visitors on a website.

    Through Google AdSense, personal data and information—which also includes the IP address, and is necessary for the collection and accounting of the displayed advertisements—is transmitted to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data will be stored and processed in the United States of America. The Alphabet Inc. may disclose the collected personal data through this technical procedure to third parties.

    Google AdSense is further explained under the following link https://www.google.com/intl/en/adsense/start/.

    1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

    On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

    The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

    For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the application "_gat. _anonymizeIp". By means of this application the IP address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

    The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports, which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

    Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject will automatically submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

    The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

    The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

    In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics. If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation of the browser add-ons.

    Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is further explained under the following Link https://www.google.com/analytics/.

    1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress

    On this website, the controller has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in, which provides additional features to the operator of a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the Internet site operator, inter alia, an overview of the visitors of the site. By displaying related posts and publications, or the ability to share content on the page, it is also possible to increase visitor numbers. In addition, security features are integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of images on the website.

    The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is the Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

    Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system used by the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Jetpack component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to submit data through the Jetpack component for analysis purposes to Automattic. During the course of this technical procedure Automattic receives data that is used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way serves the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, which has access to the Internet page of the controller and is analyzed with the aim to optimize the website. The data collected through the Jetpack component is not used to identify the data subject without a prior obtaining of a separate express consent of the data subject. The data comes also to the notice of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

    The data subject can, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

    In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Jetpack cookie as well as the processing of these data by Automattic/Quantcast and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the ‘opt-out’ button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

    With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the data subject.

    The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic may be accessed under https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection provisions of Quantcast can be accessed under https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

    1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

    On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user's tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

    The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

    With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

    If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is collected through the Twitter component and associated with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

    Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website is made.

    The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

    1. Legal basis for the processing

    Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

    1. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

    Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

    1. Period for which the personal data will be stored

    The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

    1. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

    We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.

    1. Existence of automated decision-making

    As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.