Privacy Policy

Buying Show Privacy Policy

Below we provide you with an overview of what data we collect for what purpose and how we ensure the protection of the data in short and in a more detailed form.

The controller is Buying Show GmbH, Französische Strasse 23 10117 Berlin, registered with the commercial register of local court (Amtsgericht) Charlottenburg under HRB 171859 B, represented by the managing director Ivan Herjavec (“we/us/our” or “BuyingShow”). We offer services to our users’ (the “User/you/your”) on our website www.buyingshow.com (“Website”) as well as related services (jointly the “Servic.e”). For any questions about data protection you may contact us via privacy@buyingshow.com.

In Short

Controller
Buying Show GmbH,
Französische Strasse 23 10117 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 2195 1262
Email: info@buyingshow.com

Represented by Managing Director Ivan Herjavec. Registered with the commercial register of local court (Amtsgericht) Charlottenburg under HRB 171859 B.

 

Purpose and Legal Basis of Processing Data; Provision and Recipients of Data
Your data will be used for the following purposes: to provide the functioning Website, to implement this privacy policy and carrying out the contractual relationship and our Service, to analyze your use of our Service and improve our Service with our legitimate interests of marketing and fraud prevention, or as otherwise explained in this privacy policy or by any communication by us. Furthermore, your data will be processed by us with your explicit consent for the purpose of sending newsletters.

Applicable legal provisions are in particular those of the regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and Council of 27 April 2016, repealing the directive 95/46/EC, on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data, on the free movement of such data (“General Data Protection Regulation”, GDPR as well as in the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG).

We as well as our external service partners receive your data for processing those for the purpose of providing our Service. You provide data if this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes. In the event you refrain from providing such data you may face legal disadvantages, for example, limited or no possibility of using our Service.

 

Transfer of Data outside of the EU
In course of data processing by us data may be transferred to third countries, i.e. countries outside the EU. This may happen via implementation of third party providers such as cloud services and external service partners which process data on our behalf.

 

My Rights
You have the right to withdraw your consent relating to the use of data any time with effect for the future when such data processing is based in your consent. You are entitled to access the data stored by us and are also entitled to amend or rectify your data if such data are incorrect. You are entitled to request the erasure of your data. You are entitled to receive information about the stored data (in a structured, current and machine-readable format) at any time and to request the correction or deletion of the data in case of incorrect data storage. You have also the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at your choice. An overview of the European National Data Protection Authorities may be found online here.

 

Period for Storing Data; Deletion
The data are deleted if such data are no longer necessary for the purpose of processing.

 

Automated Decision making (« profiling »)
In general we do not process any data via “profiling” or in form of automated decision making via the Website or Service However, such profiling may happen by third party providers through the Website or Service. We will inform you about such fact if possible.

 

Data Security
We have implemented sufficient measures to ensure data and IT security. The Website is operated through a safe SSL-connection. If an SSL-connection is activated third parties are prevented from reading any data that are transferred by you to us.

 

More Detailed Information

  1. What are Personal Data?
  2. How are my Data processed when visiting the Website and me contacting you? Does « Profiling » take place?
  3. How are my Data processed when using the BuyingShow registration and Service?
  4. What Third Party Services, Cookies, Analytics and Social Plugins does the Website use?
  5. Are my Data transferred to Third Parties?
  6. Are my Data transferred outside the EU?
  7. My Rights: Right to access, rectification and erasure; right to restriction of processing, right to withdraw, right to data portability, right to lodge a complaint
  8. Data Security; Access and Changes to this Privacy Policy; Contact Details

 

1. What are Personal Data?

Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Personal data includes e.g. name, email address or telephone number. Personal data also includes information about hobbies, memberships or websites viewed. We will only collect, use and/or pass on personal data if this is permitted by law or if the User consents to the data processing.

 

2.How are my Data processed when visiting the Website and you contacting us? Does “Profiling” take place?

Visiting the Website
If you browse our website www.buyingshow.com the provider of the website collects and stores information automatically in so-called “server-log-files” that your browser transfers to us. These are: type/version of the browser, system software used, referrer URL, hostname of the device, time of the server request, IP-address or other unique device identifier. If you are using a mobile device the following data are collected additionally through the Website: country code, language, hostname of the device, name and version of the operational system.

We use these data only for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of our Website. However, we reserve the right to check these data retrospectively if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use based on concrete indications. These data is then stored because this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our Website and, if necessary, allow us to investigate any crimes committed. The storage of these data is necessary in order to protect us as the person responsible for processing the data. As a matter of principle, these data will not be passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the transfer of data serves criminal prosecution purposes.

This data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR or TMG and we wish to achieve the legitimate interests of stabilizing and improving our Website, quality insurance and fraud prevention.

 

Contacting us
When contacting us via email, your details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and, if applicable, follow-up questions based on your consent based on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) a. GDPR.

 

Automated Decision Making (“Profiling”)
In general we do not process any data via “profiling” or in form of automated decision making via the Website or Service. However, such profiling may happen by third party providers through the Website or Service. We will inform you about such fact if possible.

Profiling means any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person. Examples of such profiling include the analysis of data (e.g. based on statistical methods) with the aim of displaying personalized advertising to the user or giving shopping tips. The data subject shall not be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect against him or significantly affects him or her in a similar manner. This shall not apply where the decision (i) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller, (ii) is admissible under Union or Member State law to which the data controller is subject and where such law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject or (iii) is taken with the data subject’s express consent. In such exceptional cases, the person responsible shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person by the data subject, to state his own position and to challenge the decision.

 

3. How are my Data processed when using the BuyingShow registration and Service?

Registration and use of the Service
For submitting an investment application through out Website in the ‘Register here’ section you are asked to provide us with certain data. Such data will only be sent and provided to us after you clicked the respective ‘submit’ button on the Website.

We will use your submitted data for the registration for our Service to implement this privacy policy and carrying out your application (in form of a contractual relationship) based on Art. 6 (1) b. GDPR or §§ 14, 15 TMG.

We may contact you via email if you send us a request as well as for purposes related to the use of the Service based on Art. 6 (1) b. GDPR or §§ 14, 15 TMG.

We also use the information collected, including your personal data, in order to improve and analyze your use of our Service based on §§ 14, 15 TMG, Art. 6 (1) b. and f. GDPR) and to ensure the technical functionality of our services fulfillment of contractual or pre-contractual obligations (based on §§ 14, 15 TMG or Art. 6 (1) b. GDPR and as otherwise explained in this privacy policy. Regarding the data processing based on Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR we wish to achieve the legitimate interests of quality insurance, marketing and fraud prevention.

 

Payment Data
Your payment data is not processed by us but only by the external payment provider Stripe.

 

Intercom Customer Support Service
For the purpose of customer support and messaging we use the services of Intercom R&D Unlimited Company, an Irish company with offices at 2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland (“Intercom”).

Intercom will process your IP-address, device-ID, as well as any data that you submit into customer support messaging for the purpose of customer support on our behalf and based on a service agreement. We (and Intercom) will use your submitted data for the your support requests and carrying out such request (as part of the contractual relationship) based on Art. 6 (1) b. GDPR or §§ 14, 15 TMG.

Intercom will also install and use “Cookies” to verify returning users. The processing of data when using Cookies is based on our legitimate interests of a statistical analysis of the User relationship for marketing and quality assurance purposes according to Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR or TMG. For details please also refer to “Cookies” below. For further information about Intercom please refer to: https://www.intercom.com/de/terms-and-policies.


4. What Third Party Services, Cookies, Analytics and Social Plugins does the Website use?

Cookies
In order to offer you a convenient online service featuring numerous functions, our Website uses text files (“Cookies”) containing information to identify returning visitors for the time of their visit to our Website. Cookies are usually saved on your device and do not cause any harm. Cookies facilitate the transfer of specific content, such as entering data, which has already been supplied, and help us identify popular sections of our Website.

The processing of data when using Cookies is based on our legitimate interests of a statistical analysis of the User relationship for marketing and quality assurance purposes according to Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR or TMG.

OPT-OUT: You can deactivate the use of Cookies in the settings of your browser at any time. To find out how to change the settings, please consult the help function of your browser. Users may also deactivate and manage a lot of online Cookies by different businesses on the US-website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU-website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/. However, we want to point out that without Cookies the use and comfort of use of our services may be restricted.

 

Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics a web analytics tool offered by Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA (“Google“). This analysis service uses so-called “cookies”. For analysis, text files will be stored on your device. The information stored in the corresponding files about the use of this website are generally transmitted and stored in Google server in the USA. As the IP anonymization is active on this Website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union (EU). This information will be used to evaluate your use of the services offered here and enable the operator of this website to analyze your website activity and provide other services associated with the website service. The IP address transmitted from your browser, as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Adjusting the settings of your browser software can prevent the use of cookies. In this case, it may be possible that the functions of the service offered here cannot be used in its entirety. Furthermore, it is possible to prevent the acquisition and processing of data generated by the “cookies” in relation to the use of this website, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

We also use Google Analytics to analyse data of Google Adwords for statistical purposes OPT-OUT: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/?hl=de.

We point out that an automated decision making (« profiling ») (see also Automated Decision Making (“Profiling”) above) can take place when integrating Google and an existing Google account. OPT-OUT: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

 

Google Adwords and Conversion Tracking
We use the tool Adwords from Google LLC, Mountain View, CA, USA for advertising purposes on our website, which serves as an analysis service for forwarding and/or visiting websites (“conversion tracking”). If you have reached our website via an ad from Google, a cookie is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser stores on your computer. These conversion tracking cookies are valid for 30 days. If you visit certain sub-pages of our website while the cookie has not expired, we and Google may recognize that you as a user have clicked on one of our ads on Google and have been redirected to our website.

The information collected through conversion tracking cookies is used by Google to compile statistics on visits to our website. These statistics allow us to know the total number of visitors who have clicked on our ad and also to see which sub-pages of our website have been called up afterwards. However, we do not receive any personally identifiable information from Google through this feature. Insofar as the IP address is processed, the data is processed on the legal basis Art. 6 (1) f. DSGVO or TMG, whereby our legitimate interests (or the legitimate interests of third parties commissioned by us) of quality assurance or statistical analysis of user behaviour are pursued.

OPT-OUT: You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser accordingly, for example by setting your browser to deactivate the automatic setting of cookies generally or specifically only block cookies from the « googleadservices.com » domain.

We point out that an automated decision making (“profiling”) (see also Profiling above) can take place when integrating Google or an existing Google account. OPT-OUT: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

You can also find more information in Google’s privacy policy: services.google.com/sitestats/en.html.

5. Are my Data transferred to Third Parties?
We will transfer your personal data to a third party only within the scope of legal provisions, i.e. if we are obliged to transfer the data due to a government or court order, or, if applicable, legal provisions authorize the transfer or if you give your explicit consent.

6. Are my Data transferred outside the EU?
When using our Website and Service your data may be transferred to countries outside the EU because of the use of third party providers.

 

Use of Services on the Website that process data outside the EU
When visiting the Website data may be transferred to countries outside the EU whereas the services by Google and Intercom are affected. The US companies providing the services of Google and Intercom are each certified under “EU-US-Privacy-Shield” and comply with data protection standards applicable in the EU. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

 

Further Third Party Providers that process data outside the EU
In addition to the data processing on the Website your data are transferred outside the EU due to the integration of cloud and hosting services, CRM services or external service partners, for example for processing customer inquiries or internal communication, who work on our behalf and assist us in carrying out our business activities or presenting the website (legal basis Art. 6 (1) b. or f. GDPR). When processing the data on the legal basis of Art. 6 (1) f. GDPR we (or the external provider) pursue with the legitimate interests of improving our service.

Third party providers:

  • Amazon Web Services
    • Data Processing Purpose: We use the service by Amazon Web Services, Inc., 410 Terry Avenue North Seattle WA 98109, USA for the purpose of hosting your data.
    • Data Processing outside the EU / Compliance with EU Data Protection Standard: Amazon Web Services, Inc. is certified according to the EU-US agreement “privacy shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
    • Further information: Amazon privacy information
  • Stripe
    • Data Processing Purpose: For any processes regarding payments we use the services of Stripe, Inc., 185 Berry Street, Suite 550, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Regarding any processes of payments we do not receive, collect and/or store any payment data. Stripe will use such data for the purpose of managing the payments relating to our services.
    • Data Processing outside the EU / Compliance with EU Data Protection Standard: Stripe, Inc. is certified according to the EU-US agreement “privacy shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
    • Further information: Stripe Privacy Policy
  • Mailchimp
    • Data Processing Purpose: For email communication and fulfilling our services we use “Mailchimp” by Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Mailchimp is a service with which the dispatch of emails can be organized and analyzed. With the help of Mailchimp we can analyze our emails. When you open an e-mail sent with Mailchimp, a file contained in the e-mail (so-called web beacon) connects to the Mailchimp servers in the USA. This allows you to determine whether a message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of registration, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future emails to the interests of the recipients.
    • Data Processing outside the EU / Compliance with EU Data Protection Standard: The provider of Mailchimp is certified according to the EU-US agreement “privacy shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
    • Further information: Mail Chimp Privacy Policy

7. Your Rights: Right to access, rectification and erasure; right to restriction of processing, right to withdraw, right to data portability, right to lodge a complaint

 

Right to Access
Every user has the right to be informed at any time and free of charge about the personal data stored about him/her. For further information, the user can contact privacy@buyingshow.com.

This right of access includes confirmation as to whether or not personal data is processed on the data subject and, if so, the detailed information about such processing.

The right to information does not exist if the data are only stored because they may not be deleted due to legal or statutory storage regulations, or only serve the purpose of data protection or data protection control and the provision of information would require a disproportionate effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organisational measures.

 

Right to withdraw consent
Every user has the right to withdraw his or her consent regarding the use, processing or transmission of his/her data at any time with effect for the future when such data processing is based in your consent. For this purpose the user can contact privacy@buyingshow.com.

In the event of withdrawing the consent, we will no longer process and immediately delete the stored data of the user. This does not apply if we can prove compelling grounds for processing that are worthy of protection and which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the respective user or in case the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. For example, we will continue to use data if it is still necessary for the implementation of the contractual relationship.

 

Correction and completion of data
The user or data subject has the right to demand that we immediately correct any incorrect personal data concerning him/her. Taking into account the purposes of processing, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration. For this purpose, you can contact privacy@buyingshow.com at any time.

Erasure (“right to be forgotten”)
The user has the right to have us delete any personal data concerning him/her that we store. For this purpose the user can contact privacy@buyingshow.com.

Immediate deletion shall be effected in the following cases:

  • Personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
  • The data subject revokes his or her consent on which the processing was based and there is no other legal basis for processing;
  • The data subject objects to the processing operation and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing operation;
  • The personal data was processed illegally;
  • Deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under the law of the European Union or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject;
  • The personal data have been collected in relation to information society services directly from a child under the age of sixteen, or rather without consent of the parental responsibility.

In the event of termination of the user relationship, the user’s data will be regularly deleted from the internal database. Data shall be excluded from deletion if, for example, processing of data is necessary for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims; for performance of the contract with us or if there are legal retention periods that prevent deletion.

In the case of non-automated data processing, deletion is also not necessary if this would not be possible due to the special type of storage or would only be possible at disproportionately high expense and the interest of the Employee in the deletion is to be regarded as minimal. The deletion is then replaced by the restriction of processing.

Furthermore, we carry out a restriction of the processing and no deletion of the data, as long as and insofar as we have the reason to assume that a deletion would impair your interests worthy of protection or those of the person affected. In so doing, we will inform you or the affected person of the restriction on processing, provided that such information does not prove to be impossible or would require a disproportionate effort.

 

Restriction of processing
You also have the right to demand that the processing be restricted. For this purpose you can contact privacy@buyingshow.com.

You can only successfully enforce the right to restrict processing if one of the following prerequisites is met: (i) processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to allow the deletion of the personal data and instead requires a restriction on the use of the personal data; (ii) the data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purpose of processing, but the data subject needs it for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims; or (iii) the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing until it has been established whether the legitimate grounds of the data controller outweigh those of the data subject.

In the event that you have obtained a restriction on processing, we will inform you accordingly before the restriction is lifted.

In certain cases, the processing may also be restricted instead of the data being deleted. See also, in particular, the previous point “Deletion (“right to be forgotten”)”.

 

Right to data portability
You have the right to receive any personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format. For this purpose you can contact privacy@buyingshow.com.

You also have the right to data portability vis-à-vis another controller, provided that the processing is based on a consent or on a contract to which the data subject is a party and that the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures.

When exercising your right to data portability, you have the right to obtain the personal data to be transmitted directly by one person in charge to another person in charge, as far as this is technically feasible. This right shall not apply where the rights and freedoms of other persons are adversely affected or where processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority delegated to the person responsible.

 

Right to lodge a complaint
Each user has a right to lodge a complaint vis-á-vis a supervisory authority of his/her choice. An overview of the European National Data Protection Authorities may be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080

 

Duration of the storage of personal data; deletion periods
As a rule, we only store your personal data for as long as it is necessary for the execution of the contract or the respective purpose and limit the storage period to an absolutely necessary minimum.

In the case of long-term contractual relationships, such as the use of our offer, these storage periods may vary, but are generally limited to the duration of the contractual relationship or, with regard to the inventory data, to the maximum legal retention periods (e.g. in accordance with the German Commercial Code (Handelsgesetzbuch, HGB) and the Tax Code (Abgabenordnung, AO)).

Criteria for the storage period include whether the data are still up-to-date, whether the contractual relationship with us still exists, whether an inquiry has already been processed, whether a process has been completed or not, and whether legal retention periods for the personal data concerned are relevant or not.

8. Data Security; Access and Changes to this Privacy Policy; Contact Details

Data Security
We have installed technical and organizational measures in order to safeguard our Website and/or Service against loss, destruction, access, changes or the distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. However we cannot guarantee a complete protection for data transmitted to us against all dangers at all times, because information via the internet is not completely secure.

The Website is operated through a safe SSL-connection. If an SSL-connection is activated third parties are prevented from reading any data that are transferred by you to us.

We will store your data on servers, which are located in the USA, whereas our hosting provider Amazon Web Services (AWS) is certified according to the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield”. The “privacy shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.

 

Access and Changes to this Privacy Policy
This privacy policy is accessible via our Websitewww.buyingshow.com/privacy-policy as well as the Service more/privacy and may be downloaded and printed anytime.

We reserve the right to change the regulations of this privacy policy at any time, taking into account currently applicable data protection provisions. In case of any changes, you will be notified and you will have to agree to the modified provisions.

 

Contact Details
For any inquiries and additional questions about processing personal data please contact privacy@buyingshow.com. Further details may be found on our Imprint.

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