Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection

 

General

 

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below. Link to Legal Notice: http://www.seareq.de/en/legal-notice

 

Data collection on our website

 

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

 

All types of processed data

  • Inventory data (e.g. name, address)
  • Contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers)
  • Content data (e.g. text entries, photos, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. visited websites, interest in content, IP addresses)
  • Meta data, communications data (e.g. information regarding the used device, IP addresses)

 

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

 

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

 

What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

 

Analytics and third-party tools

 

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

 

2. General information and mandatory information

 

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

 

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect according to Art. 7, Chapter 3 DSGVO. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

 

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

 

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

 

3. Data collection on our website

 

Cookies

Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a caseby-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

 

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files".
These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

 

 

Contact form

Should you send us questions via the contact form, by e-mail, telephone or via social media, we will collect the data entered on the form or e-mail, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission. The user data may be stored in a Customer-Relationship-Management System ("CRM System") or any comparable system.

Ww delete the data when they are not necessary anymore. All two years we review the need for continued storage. The legal provisions regarding mandatory archiving apply.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

 

Google ReCaptcha

To detect cyber-threads like bots in we use the function "ReCaptcha" of provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, in our online contact form.
Google Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Registration with Facebook Connect

Instead of registering directly on our website, you may also register using Facebook Connect. This service is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

If you decide to register with Facebook Connect and click on the "Login with Facebook" or "Connect with Facebook" buttons, you will be automatically redirected to the Facebook platform. There you can log in with your Facebook username and password. This will link your Facebook profile to our website or services.
This link gives us access to your data stored on Facebook. Including especially your:

  • Facebook name
  • Facebook profile picture
  • Facebook cover picture
  • Email address provided to Facebook
  • Facebook ID
  • Facebook friends
  • Facebook Likes
  • Birthday
  • Gender
  • Country
  • Language

This data will be used to set up, provide, and personalize your account.

For more information, see Facebook's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
These can be found at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/update and https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

 

4. Social media

 

Facebook plugins (Like & Share buttons)

Our website includes plugins for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Plugins can be elements of interaction or conten (like videos, graphs or text). They can be recognized by the Facebook Logo (white "f" on blue tile, the terms "Like", "I like" or the symbol "Thumb Up") or they are marked with the advice "Facebook Social Plugin".

The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our site. For an overview of Facebook plugins, see https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook's privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy-Shield-Agreement. Hereby Facebook provide the guaranty to accept the European Data Protection Law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
 

If a user calls the online function containing such plugin a direct line to the server of Facebook will be connected from the user's device. Facebook immediately send the content of the plugin to the user's device which embedd it into the online offers. According to these data it's possible to create user profiles. We don't take any influence on the volume of the data which Facebook evaluates with the help of these plugins and informs the user according to our information status.

Through the integration of plugins Facebook get the information if a user has called the page of the online offer. Facebook can even assign the user to his Facebook account if the user is logged-in at Facebook. In case the user interacts with plugins, for instance by clicking on the "Like button" or writing a comment, the relevant information will be forwarded directly from your device to Facebook where the data will be stored. If a user is not a member of the Facebook community Favebook even can evaluate and store his IP address. According to the information given by Facebook only an anonymous IP address will be stored.

For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Facebook data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this with your data stored on Facebook, you need to log off from Facebook before going to our website. Further settings and contradictions to use personal data for promotinal aims can be adjusted here: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US American page http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the page of the European Union http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are made independent from the platform; means it will take over for all devices such as desktop computer or mobile devices.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our site with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.

 

Facebook-Pixel, Custom Audiences and Facebook-Conversion

With the help of Facebook-Pixels Facebook is able to determine visitors of our online offer as target group for advertisings (called "Facebook-Ads"). Therefore we use the Facebook-Pixel to show our Facebook-Ad only those Facebook users who are interested in our online offer or who have shown certain features (e.g. interest in special themes and products which can be generated by visiting websites) which we transfer to Facebook (called "Custom Adiences"). With the help of Facebook-Pixels we also want to assure that our Facebook-Ads are from potential interest of the user and don't bother. With the help of Facebook-Ads we additionally can evaluate the efficiency of the Facebook advertisings for the purposes of statistic and market research, while we see if users where forwraded to our website after they have clicked on our Facebook-Ad (called "Conversion").

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the ongoing processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options related to this to protect your private sphere are shown in the Facebook data protection information https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Specific information and details regarding Facebook-Pixel and how it function you find on Facebook Help: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can revoke that Facebook-Pixel avaluates your data and that your data are used to show Facebook-Ads. To select the type of advertisings shall be shown to you in Facebook you can call the relevant page of Facebook and to follow the advices regarding the settings of usage based advertisings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are made independent from the platform; means it will take over for all devices such as desktop computer or mobile devices.

You may revoke the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website by using the deactivation sit of the Network Advertising Initaitve http://optout.networkadvertising.org/ and additionally by the US American website http://www.aboutads.info/choices or by the website of the European Union http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

 

Twitter plugin

Functions of the Twitter service have been integrated into our website and app. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. When you use Twitter and the “Retweet” function, the websites you visit are connected to your Twitter account and made known to other users. In doing so, data will also be transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by Twitter.

For more information on Twitter's privacy policy, please go to https://twitter.com/en/privacy.
Your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings at https://twitter.com/login?lang=en-gb.

 

Instagram plugin

Our website contains functions of the Instagram service. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA.

If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can click the Instagram button to link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile. This means that Instagram can associate visits to our pages with your user account. As the provider of this website, we expressly point out that we receive no information on the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

For more information, see the Instagram Privacy Policy: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

 

Pinterest plugin

Our website contains functions of the Pinterest social network, operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA.

When you visit a page containing the Pinterest social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits this log data to Pinterest servers in the United States. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also includes Pinterest features, browser type and settings, the date and time of the request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.

More information about the purpose, scope and further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights and options to protect your privacy, can be found in the privacy notices of Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

 

5. Analytics and advertising

 

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

 

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

 

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:
https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An optout cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: mit Google Analytics-Opt-Out deaktivieren.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

 

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".

 

6. Plugins and tools

 

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

Vimeo

Our website uses features provided by the Vimeo video portal. This service is provided by Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. Here the Vimeo server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo will receive your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo when you visit our website or do not have a Vimeo account. The information is transmitted to a Vimeo server in the US, where it is stored.

If you are logged in to your Vimeo account, Vimeo allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.

For more information on how to handle user data, please refer to the Vimeo Privacy Policy at https://vimeo.com/privacy.

 

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en. Opt-out: http://optout.networkadvertising.org/