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Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. With the following information on data protection, we would like to explain to you what data is collected and processed when you visit our website and what it is used for.

Name and contact details of the data controller

This data protection information applies to data processing by

va-Q-tec AG
Alfred-Nobel-Straße 33, 97080 Würzburg
Tel.: +49 (0) 931 35 942 0
Fax: +49 (0) 931 35 942 10
Email: [email protected], Board of Directors: Dr. Joachim Kuhn (CEO - Chairman of the Board), Stefan Döhmen
Website: qool-products.com

Contact Data Protection

The data protection officer(s) of the responsible party can be contacted at

va-Q-tec AG,
Alfred-Nobel-Str.33, 97080 Würzburg,
Tel.: +49 (0) 931 35 942 0,
Fax: +49 (0) 931 35 942 10,
[email protected],
.

Purpose, legal basis, categories of recipients

The purpose of data processing on this website is to provide information about products and services of our company, combined with the possibility for users to make targeted contact with our in-house contact persons .

In addition, we process personal data in accordance with the following legal basis:

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of personal data with the consent of the person concerned.

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the necessary processing of personal data for the performance of a contract with the data subject as well as for the implementation of corresponding pre-contractual measures.

Art. 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject under any applicable law of the EU or under any applicable law of a country in which the GDPR applies in whole or in part.

Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR for the necessary processing of personal data to protect the legitimate interests of us or of third parties, unless the fundamental freedoms and rights and interests of the data subject override these. Legitimate interests are in particular our business interest in being able to provide our website, information security, the enforcement of our own legal claims and compliance with other legal provisions.

For this purpose, we use service companies that are separately committed to secrecy and to data protection within the framework of the provision of services. Data is only passed on to the authorities in the event of overriding legal requirements.

Secure transfer of your data

In order to protect the data stored by us in the best possible way against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons, we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures. The security levels are continuously reviewed in cooperation with security experts and adapted to new security standards. The data exchange from and to our website is always encrypted. We offer HTTPS as the transmission protocol for our website, in each case using the current encryption protocols. There is also the option of using alternative communication channels (e.g. the postal service).

Obligation to provide data

Various personal data are necessary for the establishment, implementation and termination of the debt relationship and the fulfilment of the associated contractual and legal obligations. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions it provides.

We have summarised details of this for you below. In certain cases, data must also be collected or made available due to legal requirements. Please note that it is not possible to process your enquiry or to implement the underlying contractual relationship without providing this data .

Categories, sources and origin of data

Which data we process is determined by the respective context: this depends on whether, for example, you place an order online or enter an enquiry in our contact form, whether you send us an application or submit a complaint.

Please note that we may also provide information for special processing situations separately in a suitable place, e.g. in the case of a contact enquiry.

Server log files

We collect the following data, which your internet browser transmits to us:

- Website from which you are visiting us (referrer URL) - Requested website or file - Browser type and version - Operating system used - Device type used - Date and time of your access - Your Internet Protocol (IP) address in anonymised form.

This data is stored separately and is not combined with any other data you may have provided . It is therefore impossible to draw conclusions about specific persons. We only require the information from the server log files for statistical reasons in order to be able to optimise our website .

Data processing for order handling

In order to process your order, we work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in full or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transmitted to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery as part of the contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution within the framework of payment processing, insofar as this is necessary for payment processing. If payment service providers are used, we will explicitly inform you about this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

- First name, last name - Billing/delivery address - E-mail address

Transfer of personal data to shipping service providers

UPS
If the goods are delivered by the transport service provider UPS (United Parcel Service Deutschland Inc. & Co. OHG, Görlitzer Straße 1, 41460 Neuss), we will pass on your e-mail address to UPS before the goods are delivered in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the purpose of coordinating a delivery date or for delivery notification, provided that you have given your express consent to this in the ordering process. Otherwise, will only pass on the name of the recipient and the delivery address to UPS for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. The transfer will only take place insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case a prior coordination of the delivery date with UPS or the transmission of status information of the shipment delivery is not possible.

The consent can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis the responsible person named above or vis-à-vis the transport service provider UPS.

Use of payment service providers (payment services)

Amazon Pay
If you select the payment method "Amazon Pay", the payment will be processed via the payment service provider Amazon Payments Europe s.c.a., 38 avenue J.F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg (hereinafter: "Amazon Payments"), to whom we will pass on your information provided during the ordering process together with the information about your order in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will only be passed on for the purpose of payment processing with the payment service provider Amazon Payments and only insofar as it is necessary for this purpose .

You can obtain further information on the data protection provisions of Amazon Payments at the following Internet address: https://pay.amazon.com/de/help/201751600

Paypal
When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on invoice" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we pass on your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"), as part of the payment processing. The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO and only insofar as this is necessary for the payment processing.

For the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, PayPal reserves the right to carry out a credit check. For this purpose, may pass on your payment data to credit agencies in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of the legitimate interest of PayPal in determining your solvency. PayPal uses the result of the credit check in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The creditworthiness information may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report , they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including information on the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration at : https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.

Contacting

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected when using a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form . This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for for processing this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact aims to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request . This is the case if it can be seen from the circumstances that the matter concerned has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide us with this for the performance of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected , can be seen from the respective input forms. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. We store and use the data provided to you by for the purpose of processing the contract. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial law retention periods and will be deleted after these periods have expired, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved on our part.

Use of single sign-on procedures

Login With Amazon
On our website you can use the service "Login with Amazon" of Amazon EU S.a. r.l., 38 avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg ("Amazon") to create a customer account or to register using the so-called single sign on technology if you have an Amazon account. You can recognise the Amazon login function by clicking on the "Login with Amazon" button on our website.

If you call up a page of our website that contains an Amazon login function, your browser will establish a direct connection to Amazon's servers if the button is active . The content of the login button will be transmitted to Amazon. The content of the sign-in button is transmitted directly to your browser by Amazon and integrated into the page. Two clicks for more data protection. Only when you click on the button does it become active and your browser establishes the connection described with the Amazon servers. The first click on the button thus means that you give your consent to the transmission of data to Amazon.

This activation provides Amazon with the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website , even if you do not have an Amazon profile or are not currently logged in to Amazon. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of Amazon and stored there. These data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO on the basis of your consent given to by activating the button.

By using the Amazon login button on our website, you also have the option of logging in or registering on our website using of your Amazon user data. Exclusively if you give your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO before the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notice about the exchange of data with Amazon, we will receive the general and publicly accessible information stored in your profile from Amazon when you use the Amazon button, depending on your personally made data protection settings at Amazon. This information includes the user ID, name, address, e-mail address, age and gender.

The data transmitted by Amazon is stored and processed by us to create a user account with the necessary data (title, first name, surname, address data, country, e-mail address, date of birth) if has been released by you to Amazon for this purpose. Conversely, data (e.g. information on your surfing or purchasing behaviour) may be transferred from us to your Amazon profile on the basis of your consent.

The consent granted can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the responsible person named at the beginning of this data protection declaration .

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Amazon, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Amazon's data protection information: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010

If you do not want Amazon to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Amazon profile , you must log out of Amazon before visiting our website.

Use of customer data for direct advertising

Sending e-mail newsletters to existing customers

If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing goods or services, we reserve the right to send you regular e-mail offers for similar goods or services to those you have already purchased from our range. In accordance with Section 7 (3) of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG), we do not need to obtain separate consent from you for this . In this respect, the data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalised direct advertising in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send any e-mails. You are entitled to object to the use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time with effect for the future by sending a message to the responsible person named at the beginning. This will only incur transmission costs for you according to the basic rates. After receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.

Disclosure to third parties and transfer to third countries

Your data will only be passed on to third parties by us in the cases described above and within the framework of the statutory provisions or with the corresponding consent. Otherwise, data will not be passed on to third parties unless we are obliged to do so by mandatory legal provisions (passing on to external bodies such as supervisory authorities or law enforcement agencies)

Data is also only transferred to third countries (countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) if this is required by law or you have given us your consent to do so. The latter may be the case when integrating tools and analysis services described above. Then we take the measures possible and necessary under data protection law in accordance with Art. 44 ff. EU-DS-GVO to establish the level of data protection in the third country.

Cookies (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a, f EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1, 2 TTDSG)

Our website uses so-called cookies. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device and saved by your browser (locally). Cookies only contain pseudonymous data. Some cookies remain for the duration of a browser session (so-called session cookies), others are stored for a longer period (so-called persistent cookies, e.g. Consent settings). The latter are automatically deleted after the respective specified time (usually 6 months) . In addition to our own cookies, we also use cookies that are controlled by third-party providers. These use the information contained in the cookies, for example, to display content to you or to record the pages visited by you .

Due to our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f EU-DS-GVO), we set technically necessary cookies, which are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and to ensure the functionality . Furthermore, we use cookies without your consent insofar as their sole purpose is to store or access information stored in the terminal device for the transmission of messages or these are absolutely necessary to be able to provide the service you have expressly requested, § 25 para. 2 TTDSG.

Assuming you have given your consent, further cookies are used to enable us or third parties to evaluate, for example, how our services are used. This enables us to design the content according to the user needs . In addition, the cookies enable us to measure the effectiveness of a specific advertisement and to have it placed, for example, depending on the thematic interests of users . The legal basis for this is your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG).

You can revoke your consent via our Consent banner at any time with effect for the future and change the cookie settings. Please note that changes must be made separately for each end device.

Consent Management Tool

If you have accounts with the third-party providers we use and are logged in there, your data may be linked to the respective account at . You can avoid such a linkage. You can avoid such a combination by not giving or revoking your consent to the cookies in question or by logging out of the respective third-party provider in advance.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can also deactivate, restrict or delete cookies on your end device manually via the settings of your browser or software-supported. If you deactivate the setting of cookies, you will not be able to use the full scope of our website, or only to a limited extent .

Please also note our instructions in the section of the respective service that uses cookies.

Consentmanager

This website uses the consent tool "consentmanager" from consentmanager GmbH, Eppendorfer Weg 183, 20253 Hamburg, to obtain user consent for cookies requiring consent and other tracking technologies.

The tool sets technically necessary cookies to save your cooie and tracking preferences. This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, § 25 para. 2 TTDSG on the basis of our legitimate interest in providing a cookie consent management service for the website visitors and insofar as the processing serves to fulfil the legally standardised obligations of proof for the granting of consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) in conjunction with. Art. 7 para. 1 DSGVO.

Creation of user profiles or use of cookies that are not purely functional (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG)

We use the following tools or services on our website:

Use of Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. The Google Tag Manager only implements tags. The Google Tag Manager itself does not create any user profiles, does not store any cookies and does not perform any independent analyses. It only serves to manage and display the tools integrated via it. However, the Google Tag Manager records your IP address, which may also be transmitted to the parent company of Google in the United States.

The Google Tag Manager is used on the basis of your prior consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. You can revoke your consent at any time here.

Consent Management Tool

Use of Google Analytics

On our website we use the tracking tool Google Analytics from Google Ireland Limited.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there .

In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted 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, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services to the website operator 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 data from Google .

Google processes and stores your data in the USA. Through corresponding contractual regulations and guarantees , compliance with the European level of data protection for data transfer and processing in third countries is ensured. Data processing or storage in third countries can also take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO); in this case, you will be informed separately of this and the possibility of revocation when obtaining your consent .

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. You can revoke your consent at any time here .

Consent Management Tool

The purpose of processing your personal data through the Google Analytics service is to analyse the interaction of our website visitors with our website. By evaluating the data obtained here, we can optimise our offer and increase user-friendliness. We delete or anonymise the data collected by Google Analytics as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes. This is the case after 26 months.

Use of Google Ads conversion tracking

This website uses the online advertising programme "Google Ads" and, within the framework of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). We use the offer from Google Ads to draw attention to our attractive offers with the help of advertising media (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites. We can determine how successful the individual advertising measures are in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. In this way, we pursue the aim of showing you advertising that is of interest to you , making our website more interesting for you and achieving a fair calculation of the advertising costs incurred .

The cookie for conversion tracking is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google Ads . Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie.

Cookies cannot therefore be tracked across the websites of Google Ads customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Google Ads customers , who have opted in to conversion tracking. The customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, you do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can block this use by deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under the keyword "User settings". You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. We use Google Ads if you have given us your prior consent for this in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, § 25 Para.1 TTDSG.In the context of the use of Google Ads, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA . The legal basis for such a third country transfer can also be your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO). In this case, you will be informed of this separately when obtaining your consent, as well as the possibility of revocation.

In order to exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the tool provided on the website [call Consent-Tool] or alternatively follow the aforementioned option for making an objection.

You can obtain further information about the data protection provisions of Google at the following Internet address: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

You can permanently object to the setting of cookies by Google Ads conversion tracking by downloading and installing the Google browser plug-in available at under following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin?hl=de

Please note that certain functions of this website may not be available or may only be available to a limited extent if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Retargeting/ Remarketing/ Referral advertising

Use of Bing Ads (Microsoft Corporation)

This website uses the conversion tracking technology "Bing Ads" from Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). Microsoft Bing Ads sets a cookie on your computer, if you have accessed our website via a Microsoft Bing advertisement. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your terminal device. These cookies lose their validity after 180 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Microsoft and can recognise that the user has clicked on the advertisement and has been redirected to this page (conversion page) . Insofar as personal data is processed, this is done on the basis of your previously given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a; § 25 para. 1 TTDSG DSGVO. In the context of the use of Bing Ads, personal data may also be transmitted to the server of the Microsoft Corporation in the USA. The legal basis for such a third country transfer can also be your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO). In this case, you will be informed of this separately when obtaining your consent, as well as the possibility of revocation.

Without this consent, Bing Ads will not be used during your visit to the website. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, please deactivate this service in the [call Consent-Tool] provided on the website

The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics, i.e. to record how many users reach a conversion page after clicking on an advertisement. We thereby learn the total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page provided with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

Use of Bing Ads (Microsoft Corporation) Universal Event Tracking

This website uses the universal event tracking of the conversion tracking technology "Bing Ads" by Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA).

For the use of universal event tracking, a tag is stored on each page of our website that interacts with the conversion cookie set by Microsoft Bing Ads. This interaction makes user behaviour on of our website traceable and sends the information thus collected to Microsoft Bing Ads. This has the purpose, that certain predefined goals such as purchases or leads can be statistically recorded and evaluated, in order to make the targeting and content of our offers more interest-oriented. The tags do not serve to personally identify users at any time.

If the transmission of information about user behaviour to Microsoft Bing Ads includes personal user data, this is done on the basis of your previously given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG.

If you do not wish to participate in the tracking, you can object to this by deactivating the Bing Ads conversion tracking cookie via your internet browser under user settings. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Alternatively, you can use the deactivation page for consumers from the EU https://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/ to check whether advertising cookies from Microsoft are set in your browser and deactivate them.

You can find more information about the privacy practices of Microsoft Bing Ads at the following web address: https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO for the processing of your data as described above. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option described above to make an objection.

Consent Management Tool

Use of Google Ads conversion tracking

This website uses the online advertising programme "Google Ads" and, within the framework of Google Ads, the conversion tracking of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the controller of your data. Google Ireland Limited is responsible for the processing of your data and compliance with applicable data protection laws.

The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookie serves the purpose of creating conversion statistics to . In doing so, we learn the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. When you click on an ad placed by Google , conversion tracking cookies are placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, contain personal data, but are not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can recognise that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie.

The cookies are stored for 30 days and then deleted.

The processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG.

You can revoke your consent for the future at any time. To do so, simply call up our Consent banner and deselect the relevant cookie(s). Please note that the change in the Consent-Banner settings must be made individually for each end device.

Consent Management Tool

Please note that the use of Google Ads involves the processing of your data in the USA . Corresponding contractual regulations and guarantees ensure compliance with the European level of data protection for data transfer and processing in third countries. Data processing or storage in third countries can also take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO), in this case you will be informed of this, as well as the possibility of revocation, separately when obtaining your consent.

Furthermore, you can deactivate personalised advertising for you in the Google advertising settings. You can find instructions on how to do this at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=en

Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third-party providers by visiting the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the further information on opting out given there. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

You can find more information and Google's privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Use of Facebook Custom Audiences ("visitor action pixel")

This website uses the so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Meta Platforms Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are a resident of the EU, Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (hereinafter also "Facebook").

The data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, as far as cookies are used furthermore § 25 para. 1 TTDSG.

You can also revoke your consent for the future at any time. To do so, simply call up our Consent banner and deselect the corresponding setting. Please note that the change in the Consent-Banner settings must be made individually for each end device.

Consent Management Tool

Meta Platforms Inc. may transfer personal data to the USA. Compliance with the European level of data protection for the transfer and processing of data in third countries is guaranteed by corresponding contractual regulations and guarantees. Data processing or storage in third countries can also take place on the basis of your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DSGVO), in this case you will be informed of this separately when obtaining your consent, as well as the possibility of revocation .

With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is possible for Facebook to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. Interests in certain topics or products, which are determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences").With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect. For these purposes, a cookie may be stored on the user's computer. With the help of the Facebook pixel, user behaviour can be tracked across several pages after a Facebook ad has been viewed or clicked on. We also use so-called cross-device tracking in this context, which enables cross-device processing of visitor data for marketing purposes.

This procedure is used to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and can help to optimise future advertising measures.

Usage data, location data, meta and communication data (e.g. IP addresses and device information) are collected.

If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you also have the option to deactivate the use of cookies by Facebook for these purposes in your browser settings. However, this may restrict functions of our website. We therefore recommend that you also use the opt-out option at https://www.youronlinechoices.eu or https://optout.aboutads.info.

Use of social media: Youtube videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play videos from the provider "YouTube", which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

The embedding on YouTube is carried out using the technical process known as framing. With framing, a playback frame (English: frame) is generated on the third-party website by simply inserting an HTML link provided by YouTube into the code of a website, thus enabling the video stored on YouTube servers to be played. We use the framing codes generated by YouTube in the so-called "extended data protection mode". According to the information of the YouTube platform, the cookie activity and the thereby initiated data collection is only linked to a use of the playback function of the video itself. Data collection through the mere use of the website with framed content is prevented against this background. In order to be able to play the YouTube content, we need your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, §25 Para.1 TTDSG, which you can give - if you have not already given it as part of your selection - via the button in the area respective videos. By clicking on the play button , you consent to your IP address being transmitted to YouTube (YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA) and to the provider setting cookies in your browser. In order to display the videos, the Google Fonts are also downloaded, so that your consent also extends to this service.

Further information on data protection at "Youtube" can be found in the Youtube terms of use at https://www.youtube.com/static?template=terms as well as in the Google data protection declaration at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO, §25 para.1 TTDSG. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, deactivate this service in the Consent Management Tool provided on the website

Links Social Media

On our website you will find links to the social media services of Meta / Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. You can recognise links to the websites of the social media services by the respective company logo. If you follow these links , you will reach the company website of va-Q-tec AG at the respective social media service. When you click on a link to a social media service, a connection to the servers of the social media service is established. This transmits to the servers of the social media service that you have visited our website. In addition, further data is transmitted to the provider of the social media service .

These are for example: Address of the website on which the activated link is located Date and time when the website is called up or the link is activated Information about the browser and operating system used IP address

If you are already logged in to the corresponding social media service at the time of activating the link, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your user name and possibly even your real name from the transmitted data and assign this information to your personal user account with the social media service. You can exclude this possibility of assignment to your personal user account if you log out of your user account beforehand.

The servers of the social media services are located in the USA and other countries outside the European Union. The data may therefore also be processed by the provider of the social media service in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection law, which generally does not protect personal data to the same extent as it does in the Member States of the European Union.

Please note that we have no influence on the scope, type and purpose of data processing by the provider of the social media service. For more information on the use of your data by the social media services integrated on our website , please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social media service.

Automated individual case decisions

We do not use purely automated processing to make a decision.

Your rights at a glance

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you of your rights as a data subject. These rights are standardised in the Art. 15 - 22 DSGVO. This includes:

The right to information (Art. 15 GDPR), The right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), The right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR), The right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR), The right to restriction of data processing (Art. 18 GDPR), The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR).

To exercise these rights, please contact: [email protected]. The same applies if you have questions about data processing in our company or would like to revoke a granted consent. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Rights of objection

Please note the following in connection with rights of objection:

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without giving reasons. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with direct advertising.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection is free of charge and can be made form-free, if possible to: Insert contact.

In the event that we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to this processing on grounds relating to your particular situation at any time; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Duration of storage of personal data

We store your data for as long as it is needed for the relevant processing purpose. Please note , that numerous retention periods require that data continue to be (have to be) stored. This concerns in particular retention obligations under commercial or tax law (e.g. German Commercial Code, German Fiscal Code, etc.). If there are no further storage obligations, the data will be routinely deleted after the purpose has been achieved.