1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information will give you a simple overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all those data with which you can be identified in person. You can find detailed information on data protection in our data protection statement below.

Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

Data processing on this website is being conducted by the website owner. You can find his contact data in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Firstly, the data you enter into our contact form will be part of the data processed by us, for instance, for order and customer service purposes.

Other data are automatically collected by our IT systems when visiting the website. These are in particular technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time when the page was viewed). These data are collected automatically the moment you visit our website.

What do we utilize your data for?

A part of the data is collected to ensure an error-free provision and function of the website. Other data can be utilized to analyze user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right at all times to receive, free of charge, information about origin, recipient and purpose of your personal data stored. You also have the right to demand the correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have any questions about this or other issues, you can contact us anytime under the address given in the imprint. You also have the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority at any times.

Analysis tools and third-party provider tools

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically analyzed. This is done in particular with cookies and so-called analysis programs. In general, the analysis of your surfing behavior is conducted anonymously; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the data protection statement below.

You can object to the analysis. We will inform you of the possibilities to appeal in this data protection statement.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these websites are taking the protection of your personal data very seriously. We guarantee a confidential handling of your personal data according to the appropriate legal data protection regulations as well as this data protection statement.

When you use this website, different kinds of personal data are collected. Personal data or data with which you can be identified in person. The present data protection statement elucidates what kinds of data we collect and what we are using them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We’d like to point out that Internet data transmission (e.g. email communication) can involve gaps in security. Complete protection of the data from third-party access is not possible.

Information on the responsible party

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

Qi-Technologies GmbH
represented by the CEO Hagen Thiers
Niederkainaer Straße 11
02625 Bautzen
Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 35 91-5 94 75 43
Email: office@qi-technologies.com

Responsible party is any natural or legal person determining, alone or together with others, the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing and usage

A large number of data processing operations can only be conducted with your explicit consent. You can withdraw your previously given consent at any time. You can simply send us an informal letter via email for that purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing conducted up to the time of revocation shall remain unaffected.

Right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

In the case of breaches of data protection laws, the party concerned has the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory body. The relevant supervisory body with regard to data protection law issues is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is registered. A list of data protection commissioners of the individual federal states can be found here: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

Right to data portability

You have the right to have handed over, to yourself or to a third party, data which we processed in an automated way, based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, in a conventional machine-readable format. In the case that you demand the direct transmission of data to another responsible party, this is only being done insofar as it is technically possible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and for the purpose of protection of transmission of confidential content, e.g. orders or queries that you send to us as website operators, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection in the address bar of the browser; the address changes from “http://” to “https://”, and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.

When the SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data transmitted from you to us cannot be read or intercepted by third parties.

Encrypted payment transactions on this website

In the case that, after conclusion of a contract against payment, an obligation arises to transfer your payment details (e.g. account number in the case of direct debit authorization), these data are required for the purpose of payment processing.

Payment transactions via the common means of payment (Visa / MasterCard, direct debit procedure) are processed exclusively via an encrypted SSL and/or TLS connection. You can identify an encrypted connection in the address bar of the browser; the address changes from “http://” to “https://”, and a lock symbol appears in your browser line.

When the SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data transmitted from you to us cannot be read or intercepted by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of existing legislation, you have the right at all times to free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient as well as the purpose of data processing and, where appropriate, the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. If you have any questions to that end, or if you have additional questions pertaining to personal data, you can always contact us under the address given in the imprint.

Objection to receiving promotional / advertising emails

The operators of this website expressly object to the use of contact data published, as part of our duty to publish an imprint, for the purpose of sending unsolicited promotion and information materials. In the case of unsolicited sending of promotional information, e.g. via spam emails, the operators of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Internet websites use so-called cookies. Cookies don’t do any damage to your computer, and they also don’t contain any viruses. Cookies serve to render our offerings more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit of our website. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete those. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser when you visit our website again.

The settings of your browser allow you to be informed of the placement of cookies. You can choose between the options of permitting cookies only on a case-by-case basis or in specific cases. You can also exclude the placement of cookies in general, and activate automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies required to conduct the electronic communication process or to provide specific functions asked for by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation, German “DSGVO”). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies for the purpose of providing technically error-free and optimized services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behavior) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection statement.

Server log files

The provider of the website pages collects and stores information automatically in so-called server log files which your browser automatically submits to us. These are:

– browser type and browser version
– operating system in use
– referrer URL
– host name of the accessing computer
– time of server access
– IP address

These data are not combined with any other data sources.

The basis for data processing is sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR permitting the processing of data for the purpose of performance of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

When you send us requests or queries via the contact form, your information contained in the contact form, including contact data given therein, is stored for the purpose of processing the request and responding to follow-up questions. These data are not passed on to third parties without your explicit consent.

Thus, the processing of data entered into the contact form is exclusively done on the basis of your consent (sect. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. You can simply send us an informal letter via email for that purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing conducted up to the time of withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

The data entered into the contact form by you remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to the storage, or until the purpose for the data storage ceases to exist (e.g. after completion of the processing of your request). Mandatory statutory regulations – in particular storage / retention periods – remain unaffected.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to utilize additional functions offered. The data entered are used by us only for the purpose of utilization of the respective offering or service you have registered for. The mandatory details requested during registration have to be complete. Otherwise, we will reject the registration.

In the case of significant changes, for instance with regard to the range of offerings or in the case of technically required changes, we will use the email address entered by you during registration to inform you of the changes in this way.

The processing of data entered during registration is done on the basis of your consent (sect. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent at any time. You can simply send us an informal letter via email for that purpose. The lawfulness of the data processing conducted up to the time of withdrawal shall remain unaffected.

The data entered during registration are stored by us as long as you are registered on our website, and are subsequently deleted. Legal storage / retention periods remain unaffected.

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only insofar as they are required for establishing, shaping the contents or modifying the legal relationship (inventory data). This is done on the basis of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR which permits processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the utilization of our Internet web pages (usage data) only insofar as this is required to enable the user to utilize the service or for billing and invoicing purposes.

The customer data collected are deleted after completion of contract or termination of the business relationship. Legal storage / retention periods remain unaffected.

Data transmission upon conclusion of contract for online shops, dealers and dispatch of goods

We transmit personal data to third parties only when this is required during performance of contract, for instance to companies entrusted with the delivery of goods, or to the credit institution authorized to process the payment. No further transfer of data takes place unless you have expressly approved such a transfer. We don’t pass on your data to third parties without express consent, for instance for promotional purposes.

The basis for data processing is sect. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR which permits the processing of data for completion of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

Data transfer upon contract completion of services and digital content

We transmit personal data to third parties only when this is required during performance of contract, for instance to the credit institution authorized to process the payment.

No further transfer of data takes place unless you have expressly approved such a transfer. We don’t pass on your data to third parties without express consent, for instance for promotional purposes.

The basis for data processing is sect. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR which permits the processing of data for completion of a contract or for pre-contractual measures.

4. Analysis tools and promotion / marketing

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses a so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer, enabling an analysis of your usage of the website. The information about your usage of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is done on the basis of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behavior in order to optimize both his web offers and his promotion / advertising.

IP Anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. Thereby, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the USA. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide additional services associated with the website and Internet usage toward the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data held by Google.

Browser plug-in

You can prevent storage of cookies by appropriately adjusting the settings of your browser software; however, we would like to point out to you that, in this case, you might not be able to use all functions of this website to the fullest extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and associated with your usage of the website (including your IP address) and transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is placed preventing the collection of your data during future visits of this website: disable Google Analytics tracking.
You can find more information on the handling of user data by Google Analytics in the data protection statement issued by Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract for contract data processing with Google, and we are fully implementing the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities with regard to usage of Google Analytics.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).
reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our websites (e.g. entries into a contact form) is made by a human being or an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor with the aid of different features. This analysis starts automatically when the website visitor accesses the website. For purposes of analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates different kinds of information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website by the visitor, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected in the analysis are further transmitted to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses are conducted completely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is being conducted.

Data processing is done on the basis of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest to protect his web offerings from automated spying and spam.

You can obtain additional information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as the data protection statement issued by Google under the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you want to receive the newsletter offered on the website, your email address is required as well as information allowing us to verify that you are the actual owner of the email address, and that you consent to receiving the newsletter. We do not collect any additional data except for on a voluntary basis. We only use these data for dispatch of information required; we do not pass on this information to third parties.

Processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is being done exclusively on the basis of your consent (sect. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your given consent to storage of data, the email address and use for newsletter dispatch at any time, e.g. via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of data processing operations already undertaken remains unaffected.

The data deposited with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter are stored by us until you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter, and are deleted after the unsubscription. Data stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.

Rapidmail

This website uses Rapidmail for newsletter dispatch. Provider is the rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany.

Rapidmail is a service with which, among others, newsletter dispatch can be organized and analyzed. Data transmitted to us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter are stored on servers operated by Rapidmail in Germany.

If you object to an analysis by Rapidmail, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.

Data analysis by Rapidmail

For the purpose of analysis, emails sent with Rapidmail contain a so-called “tracking pixel” which connects to the servers operated by Rapidmail and opening the email. In this way, it can be verified whether a newsletter message has been opened.

Moreover, Rapidmail enables us to establish whether and which links in the newsletter message have been clicked on. All links in the email are so-called tracking links with which your clicks can be counted.

You can obtain additional information on the analysis functions provided by Rapidmail under the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/kategorien/statistiken/.

Legal basis

The data processing is being done on the basis of your consent (sect. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. The lawfulness of data processing operations already undertaken remains unaffected.

Storage / retention period

The data deposited with us for the purpose of receiving the newsletter are stored by us until you unsubscribe from receiving the newsletter, and are deleted after the unsubscription from our servers as well as the servers operated by Rapidmail. Data stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.

You can obtain additional information by reviewing the data privacy notice issued by Rapidmail under: https://www.rapidmail.de/datensicherheit.

Conclusion of a contract for contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Rapidmail in which we oblige Rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and to refrain from passing on the data to third parties. You can view this contract under the following link: https://de.rapidmail.wiki/files/adv/muster-auftragsdatenverarbeitung.pdf.

6. Plug-ins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins of the YouTube website operated by Google. Operator of these pages is the YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our web pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers operated by YouTube is established. In the process, the YouTube server is notified which of our pages you have visited.

When you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to directly assign your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The utilization of YouTube is done in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offerings. This is regarded as a legitimate interest in the sense of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can obtain additional information on dealing with user data in the data protection statement issued by YouTube under: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

For the purpose of uniform and consistent display of fonts, this page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google. Upon accessing a web page, your browser will download the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to correctly display text and fonts.

For this purpose, the browser used by you must establish a connection to the servers operated by Google. Through this, Google is notified about the fact that our website was accessed via your IP address. The utilization of Google Web Fonts is done in the interest of uniform, consistent and appealing presentation of our online offerings. This is regarded as a legitimate interest in the sense of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

In the case that your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

You can obtain additional information to Google Web Fonts under https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in the data protection statement issued by Google: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Google Maps

This website utilizes, via an API (application programming interface), the Google Maps map service. Provider is the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

In order to utilize the Google Maps functions, it is necessary to store your IP address. In general, this information is transmitted to a server operated by Google in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website does not have any influence on this data transmission.

The utilization of Google Maps is done in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offerings, and for the purpose of easily finding locations indicated by us on the website. This is regarded as a legitimate interest in the sense of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can obtain more information on dealing with user data in the data protection statement issued by Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

7. Payment provider

PayPal

On our website, we offer, among others, payment via PayPal. Provider of this payment service is the PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg (hereinafter “PayPal”).

When you select payment via PayPal, the payment data entered by you will be transferred to PayPal.

The transmission of your data to PayPal is done on the basis of sect. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) and sect. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (processing necessary for the performance of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the legal effectiveness of data processing operations of the past.