1. General principles
SeeTree attaches great importance to the protection of personal data. Any web activities by SeeTree are based on the requirements of the European Union. SeeTree also complies with the data protection and data security laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. This data protection declaration provides you with information on how SeeTree handles information that is collected during your visit to the SeeTree website.
Personal data are in accordance with Section 3 (1) BDSG Individual information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person such as name and date of birth
As a rule, our website can be used without providing personal data. So that we can actually provide our services, we may need your personal data (e.g. name, address, or email address). This applies, for example, to the sending of information material, to answering individual inquiries and to performing our other tasks. As far as possible, data is always collected on a voluntary basis. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The SeeTree employees are obliged to maintain confidentiality.
If you send us inquiries, applications or other information via our online forms, we will only collect and save your personal data to the extent that it is necessary for us to carry out the respective process or task and to provide any services. For this purpose, it may be necessary in individual cases to pass on your personal data to companies or third parties that we use to process the application process. You can find out more in the following individual explanations. If we undertake one of the actions described or otherwise and collect, store or pass on your personal data, we will ask for your express consent at the relevant point on our website.
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are required to carry out pre-contractual measures. Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR as the legal basis.
The data will only be passed on to SeeTree service providers who work on our behalf. These service providers have previously been obliged to comply with data protection regulations. The data will not be passed on to third parties in any other way.
After the contract has been fully processed, your data will be blocked and deleted after the relevant tax and commercial retention periods or if no other national or EU regulations, laws and other provisions conflict with them, after five (5) years at the latest, unless you have expressly consented to any further use of the data .
An exception to this applies to data from the contact forms, the web shop orders and information requested by telephone. This data is stored in our CRM / ERP (Promotional Office) in order to keep you informed about current offers even after the contract has been processed and to be able to process possible future orders more quickly.
2. Collection of use and disclosure of personal data in detail
We collect personal data when you contact us. Of course, we will only use the personal data transmitted to us in this way for the purpose for which you made them available to us when you contact us. Our contact form includes the collection of the following data:
Optional data you have given can also be saved. This is a comment on your part, the delivery date, the advertising, the logo file and the corresponding color information (Pantone / HKS) for the logo.
If you transmit further contact addresses, you also consent to us contacting you via this communication channel, if necessary, in order to answer your request. These declarations of consent can be freely revoked at any time. The same applies to the establishment of contact via catalog request or callback request, whereby the relevant data is limited to telephone number, name, company, email address and, if necessary, a comment.
As part of the live chat function, it is necessary to provide your email address. Optionally, the name and company can also be specified. These data are only used to simplify communication or to enable it in a personalized form.
The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified.
After the contract has been fully processed, your data will be blocked and deleted after the relevant tax and commercial retention periods or if no other national or EU regulations, laws and other provisions conflict with them, unless you have expressly consented to any further use of the data.
SeeTree has acc. Section 7 (3) UWG and GDPR Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit f. i. V. m. Recital 47 p. 7 you have the right to use your e-mail address to inform you about similar articles and offers via e-mail advertising, as long as you do not object to this process.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you and your consent to contact you. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time.
Some of the websites use so-called cookies. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. 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 stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit. We also use these cookies for our online shop, in particular the shopping cart assignment and recognition as a customer if you have created a customer account and are logged into it.
In addition, we use additional analysis or tracking cookies, through which the user behavior on our homepage is analyzed in an anonymous form. These cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content and to provide you with more suitable offers. Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Some of these cookies are managed by third parties.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close the browser. When cookies are deactivated, certain functions of this website such as the list of inquiries, the shopping cart or the customer account can be restricted.
e) Automatic collection of information / Google Analytics
When you access the SeeTree website, general information is also collected automatically (i.e. not via registration), which is usually not personal. The following data is collected automatically:
Browser type and browser version
operating system used
Referrer URL (the previously visited page)
Host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
Time of the server request
SeeTree uses this information to improve the attractiveness, content and functionality of its website. Further use is not intended, and this data is not passed on to third parties.
These data include data that allow the user to be identified. This information in particular is only stored temporarily. This data is only evaluated for statistical purposes and in anonymous form. SeeTree deletes the temporarily stored data immediately after the connection has been established, unless you have given your express consent to storage and further processing.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses so-called cookies, text files that are partially stored temporarily and partially for a longer period on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We would like to point out that IP anonymization has been activated on this website so that your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (so-called IP masking).
Only in exceptional cases (e.g. due to technical restrictions) will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you can only use the following functions of this website to a limited extent or not at all: list of inquiries, shopping cart and customer account. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by using the browser plug-in available under the following link. Download and install from: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
By selecting the following link you can set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data in future when you visit this website: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
II. Rights of the data subject
If your personal data is processed, you are the person concerned within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights vis-à-vis SeeTree (hereinafter “controller”):
1. Right to information
You can request confirmation from the person responsible as to whether we are processing personal data concerning you.
If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the person responsible:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data that are processed;
(3) the recipients or the categories of recipients to whom the personal data relating to you have been disclosed or are still being disclosed;
(4) the planned duration of the storage of your personal data or, if specific information is not available, criteria for determining the storage duration;
(5) the existence of a right to correction or deletion of your personal data, a right to restrict processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing;
(6) the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
(7) all available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
(8) The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the person concerned.
You have the right to request information about whether the personal data relating to you is being transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. In this context, you can request to be informed about the appropriate guarantees in accordance with. Art. 46 GDPR to be informed in connection with the transfer.
2. Right to rectification
You have a right to correction and / or completion vis-à-vis the person responsible if the processed personal data concerning you is incorrect or incomplete. The person responsible must make the correction immediately.
3. Right to restriction of processing
You can request the restriction of the processing of your personal data under the following conditions:
(1) if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the accuracy of the personal data;
(2) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete the personal data and instead request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
(3) the person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, or
(4) if you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh your reasons.
If the processing of your personal data has been restricted, this data – apart from its storage – may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest processed by the Union or a Member State.
Has the processing been restricted according to the o.g. Restricted requirements, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.
4. Right to cancellation
aa) Obligation to delete
You can request the person responsible to delete the personal data relating to you immediately, and the person responsible is obliged to delete this data immediately if one of the following reasons applies:
(1) The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
(2) You revoke your consent on which the processing was based in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
(3) According to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR objection to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or you object acc. Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR objection to the processing.
(4) The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
(5) The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
(6) The personal data relating to you was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
bb) Information to third parties
If the person responsible has made the personal data concerning you public and is acc. According to Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform those responsible for data processing who process the personal data that you are the data subject You have requested that you delete all links to this personal data or copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to deletion does not exist if processing is necessary
(1) to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
(2) To fulfill a legal obligation that requires processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, or to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that the person responsible is assigned has been;
(3) for reasons of public interest in the area of public health according to Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Para. 3 GDPR;
(4) for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes acc. Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, insofar as the right mentioned under section a) is likely to make the realization of the objectives of this processing impossible or seriously impair it, or
(5) for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.
5. Right to be informed
If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this correction or deletion of the data or restriction of processing, unless this turns out to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.
You have the right to be informed about these recipients by the person responsible.
6. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to the person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that
(1) the processing is based on consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a GDPR or on a contract according to. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is based and
(2) the processing is carried out using automated procedures.
In exercising this right, you also have the right to have your personal data transmitted directly from one person in charge to another person in charge, insofar as this is technically feasible. This must not impair the freedoms and rights of other people.
The right to data portability does not apply to the processing of personal data that is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible.
7. Right to Object
For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data, which is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR takes place, to object.
The person responsible will no longer process the personal data concerning you unless he can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising.
If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data relating to you will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of information society services – regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC – you have the option of exercising your right of objection by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications.
8. Right to revoke the declaration of consent under data protection law
You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of revocation.
9. Right to complain to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is against violates the GDPR.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted informs the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.
10. Notification of changes
Should this data protection declaration be changed, the change will be indicated on the homepage and in other suitable places.
SeeTree takes precautions to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access. The legal data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany are of course observed. SeeTree expressly points out, however, that data transfer over the Internet offers a target for misuse. It can therefore not be ruled out that data transmitted as part of this service can be viewed by unauthorized third parties and possibly even falsified. SeeTree assumes no liability in this case.