Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. So that you can feel secure when visiting our websites, we strictly observe the statutory regulations in processing your person-specific data and we would like to inform you here about our data acquisition and data utilization. The following data-protection statement explains to you which data is collected from you on our websites, which parts of this data we process and use and in which way, and to whom you can turn with any concerns or requests.
- Body Responsible, and Rights of Those Affected
The body responsible for the acquisition, processing and utilization of your person-specific data, in the sense of the German Data Protection Law is zLabels GmbH (hereinafter referred to as zLabels). As the body responsible, zLabels can be reached by you via the following contact options:
- by post under zLabels GmbH, Neue Bahnhofstraße 11-17, 10245 Berlin, Germany
- by fax under +49 (0)30 209681299
- by e-mail under firstname.lastname@example.org
You can request, at any time and free of charge, information about your data stored by us, and can exercise your right to correction, blockage or deletion of your data. To this end you can make use of the previously mentioned contact options.
Should you object to the acquisition, processing or utilization of your data by zLabels in keeping with the stipulations of these data-protection provisions, whether entirely or for individual measures, you can send your objection per e-mail, by fax or by letter again using the previously mentioned contact options.
- Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Person-Specific Data
We only store and process personal data when you have supplied us with this information, e.g. by placing an order or signing up for the Newsletter. If we collect any other personal data, you will be informed on the respective web pages, of the intended purpose of use and, if necessary, asked for your consent to store and process the data. Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted, if this is necessary to fulfil the contract or you have given your prior consent.
2.1 Purchase of an article
If you make a purchase with us, we collect – among others – the following information from you:
- your name
- your email address
- your address (billing and delivery)
- your phone number
- the products you purchased
- your payment information
2.2 Acquisition, Processing and Utilization of Your Person-Specific Data
We collect, store and process your data for the entire processing of your purchase, including any subsequent guarantee claims, for our services, the technical administration, our own marketing purposes (more information on these under point 2.3) and to prevent criminal offences and fraud. Your person-specific data is only passed on to third parties to the extent that this is legally permissible, including the purpose of processing the contract or for invoicing, for marketing or if you have previously consented to this. When processing orders, for example, the service companies used by us (transport companies, logistics companies, banks) are sent the data they require for processing and concluding orders. The data passed on to our service providers in this context may only be used by them for fulfilling their duties.
2.3 Use of Your Data for Advertising Purposes
Apart from the processing of your data for settlement of your purchase at zLabels, we also use your data for the following purposes: to permanently improve your purchase experience and for making this more customer-friendly and individual for you; to communicate with you about your orders, and about certain products or marketing campaigns; and to recommend products or services that might interest you.
To this end we use the information available, such as confirmations of receipts and reading confirmation of e- mails, information on the terminal device used by you, your connection to the Internet, operating system and platform, date and time of the visit to the home page, or products that you have looked at, as well as information that we have received from you (including automatically transferred or generated information). Apart from this we also make use of your order history.
The utilization of your person-specific data for advertising purposes can be objected to at any time, whether all-in-all or as regards individual measures, without any tariffs, other than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs, being thereby incurred. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose.
For sending the Newsletter we make use of the e-mail address given by you and for this we need your confirmation that, as the owner of the e-mail address, you consent to its receipt.
Should you later decide that you no longer want to receive a newsletter from us, you can object to this at any time without thereby incurring any other costs than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. There is, of course, also a cancellation link in every newsletter.
2.3.2 Product Recommendations by E-Mail
If you have made a purchase at zLabels, you will then receive regular product recommendations from us by mail. These product recommendations are sent to you by us whether or not you have subscribed to a newsletter. In this way we want to inform you about products offered by us that, on the basis of your last purchases, might well interest you.
If you decide that you no longer want to receive product recommendations from us, or no advertising news at all, you can object to this at any time without thereby incurring any other costs than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. There is, of course, also a cancellation link available with every e-mail.
2.3.3 Banner Ads
We also use the data collected during your visit to show you so-called banner ads. These are advertisements which we also use on third sites. It usually involves the use of so-called cookies or pixels. Our aim here is to make the advertising offers more useful and more interesting for you, which is why you will see, in the context of the banner ads, mainly products that you have either already looked at on our site or products that are similar to those already looked at by you (so-called re-targeting). Within the framework of the banner ads we work solely with pseudonymous data; clear-text information relating to your person (e.g. your name or your e-mail address) is not used in the cookies.
You can find more information on cookies, pixels and re-targeting under point 4 and point 7 of this policy statement.
2.3.4 Prize Draws, Market Research and Opinion Polling
For prize draws we make use of your data for win notifications and for advertising our offers. More detailed information can be found in the terms of participation for the respective prize-winning game.
We also use your data for market research and opinion polling. The data collected in the context of market research and opinion polling is not used by us for advertising purposes. More detailed information (especially on the evaluation of your disclosures) can be found in the context of the respective poll, or at the location in which you make your disclosures. Your answers to opinion polls are neither passed on to third parties nor are they published.
You can object to the use of data for market-research and opinion-polling purposes at any time, whether as a whole or regarding individual measures, without any costs being thereby incurred, other than the transmission costs in keeping with the basic tariffs. Notification in text form sent by one of the contact options given under point 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. There is, of course, also a cancellation link available with every opinion-poll e-mail.
The acceptance of cookies is not a prerequisite for access to our websites.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small files that are stored on your data carrier and hold certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. Basically speaking there are 2 different types of cookies: the so-called session cookies, that are deleted as soon as you close your browser; and temporary/permanent cookies, that are stored on your data carriers for a longer period or without limit. This type of storage helps us to design our websites and our offers for you and makes it easier for you to use them in that, for example, certain input from you can be stored so that you are not required to enter this repeatedly.
Which cookies are used by zLabels?
What data is stored in the cookies?
In the cookies used by zLabels, only pseudonymous data is stored. On activation of the cookie this is allocated an identification number; an allocation of your person-specific data to this identification number is not undertaken. Your name, your IP address and other such data that might allow the cookie to be traced to you directly are not placed in the cookie. On the basis of the cookie technology we receive only pseudonymized information, relating for example to which of our shop pages have been visited, which products were viewed, etc.
Are there also cookies from third-party suppliers (so-called “third-party cookies”)?
zLabels makes use of a number of web partners who help to make the Internet offer and the websites more interesting for you. This is why, when visiting the websites, the cookies of partner companies are also stored on your hard disk. These cookies are temporary/permanent cookies that are deleted automatically after the pre-specified period. These temporary or even permanent cookies (lifespan of 14 days to 10 years) are stored on your hard disk and delete themselves after the pre-specified period. The cookies of our partner companies also contain solely pseudonymous ‑ mostly even anonymous ‑ data. This relates, for example, to data on which products you have looked at, whether anything was bought, which products were searched for, etc. Here, some of our advertising partners also collect information from the websites on which pages you have previously visited or which products you were interested in, in order to be able to show you advertising that best complies with your interests.
Our websites make use of so-called re-targeting technologies. We use these technologies to make the Internet offer more interesting for you. This technique allows Internet users who have already shown an interest in our shop and our products to also be provided with suitable advertising on the websites of our partners. We are convinced that the use of personalized, interest-oriented advertising is generally more interesting for the Internet users than advertising that has no such personal content. The use of this advertising approach by our partners is undertaken on the basis of a cookie technology and an analysis of previous utilization behaviour. This form of advertising is completely pseudonymous.
On using our sites cookies are deployed and thereby usage data is collected from you, stored and utilized. Your data is furthermore stored in cookies beyond the end of the browser session so that it can, for example, be called up again on your next visits to the websites.
How can you prevent the storage of cookies?
In your browser you can adopt the setting that storage of cookies is only permissible when you agree to it, and thereby prevent the further storage of cookies in the future. If you want to accept only the zLabels cookies but not the cookies of our service companies and partners, you can select the browser setting “Block third-party cookies”.
As a rule, the help function in the menu bar of your web browser will show you how to reject new cookies and how to inactivate old ones.
- Log Files
With each access to the pages of zLabels usage data is transmitted by the respective Internet browser and is stored in record files, the so-called server log files. The records stored in this way contain the following data: date and time of the call-up, name of the page called up, IP address, referrer URL (URL of origin, from which you came to the websites), the quantities of data transferred, product information and the version of the browser used.
These log file data records are evaluated by us, to help us further improve our offer and the zLabels shop, as well as to make these more-user-friendly, to detect and correct errors more quickly and to control server capacities. At the same time we use the log-file data records to defend our zLabels shop against attacks, e.g. in the context of so-called distributed-denial-of-service attacks, which are intended to block access to our zLabels shop by overloading it with enquiries.
- Web Analysis
This website makes use of Google (Universal) Analytics, a web-analysis service from Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics deploys methods that make it possible to analyse the use made of the website by you, e.g. the so-called “cookies”, which are text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated on your use of this website is transmitted, as a rule, to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating the IP-anonymize function on this website the IP address is shortened, within the member countries of the European Union or in other contracting states that were party to the agreement on the European Economic Area, before further transfer. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The anonymized IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not brought together with other Google data.
You can prevent the acquisition of the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as its processing by Google, in that you download and install the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en .
As an alternative to the browser plug-in you can click this link in order to prevent the recording by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In this case an opt-out cookie will be placed in your terminal device. If you delete your cookies you must then click the link again.
- Re-Targeting and Data Acquisition by Third Parties for Banner Ads
In the context of re-targeting and banner ads, make use of the services of third parties, which set cookies on our sites. These are the following companies:
6.1 Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy
6.2 This website uses technology provided by Criteo (Criteo SA, Rue Blanche, 75009 Paris, France (http://www.criteo.com)). With the help of this technology, information about the surfing behavior of our website visitors is collected in an anonymous form and cookies are set for marketing purposes. Criteo can then analyze the browsing behavior and display targeted recommendations in form of a banner when user visit other websites. In no case can the anonymous data be used to personally identify the visitor of the website. In particular, Criteo does not use full IP addresses. You can prevent the storage and use of information by the Criteo service by using the following link (http://www.criteo.com/privacy/) and then setting the control to “ON” at “Opt-Out”. If you select “ON”, a new cookie (opt-out cookie) will be set in your browser. This cookie signals to the Criteo service that Criteo may no longer collect and process data about your usage behavior. You can re-enable this function by setting the control to “OFF”. Please note that this setting must be made for each browser you use. If all cookies are deleted in your browser, this also affects the opt-out cookie. For more information about privacy and Criteo, visit http://www.criteo.com/privacy/.
- Safe Data Transfer
Your personal data is securely transferred by us with the help of coding. Here we make use of the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer).
With the help of both technical and organizational measures, moreover, we secure our websites and other systems against loss, destruction, access, alteration and distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.