Privacy Policy

We care about your data security

ABOUT YOU AG & Co. KG
Domstrasse 10
20095 Hamburg, Germany

As of February 4, 2020

The uniform data protection rules contained in the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have been in force throughout Europe since May 25, 2018. The following Data Protection Advisory Notice advises you as to how ABOUT YOU AG & Co. KG , Domstrasse 10, 20095 Hamburg, Germany, (“ABOUT YOU” and/or “we” and/or “Controller”) processes personal data in keeping with the GDPR and the Bundesdatenschutzgesetzes (Federal Data Protection Act, or BDSG 2018). Our Data Protection Advisory Notice applies to all websites, applications, and other services and performances (the “Services”), which specifically fall within its scope and which ABOUT YOU offers in Europe.

Please read our Data Protection Advisory Notice carefully. Should you have questions or comments regarding the advisory information set forth below, please contact us at [email protected].

Name and contact details of the controller

This data protection information applies to the data processing by the
ABOUT YOU AG & Co. KG
Domstrasse 10
20095 Hamburg
Phone: 0800 30 15 085
Email: [email protected]

legally represented by ABOUT YOU Verwaltungs SE, which is represented by the Management Board Tarek Müller, Hannes Wiese and Sebastian Betz, Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Sebastian Klauke, Domstraße 10, 20095 Hamburg (as of October 2021).

Website: www.scayle.com
for the following websites/applications: www.scayle.com

Contact details of the data protection officer

You can contact the data protection officer of the responsible party at:

ABOUT YOU AG & Co. KG
attn. Sebastian Herting – Datenschutzkanzlei
Domstraße 10
20095 Hamburg, Germany
Email: [email protected]

Calling up our websites/applications

Log files

Each time websites/applications are accessed, information is sent to the server of our website/application by the respective internet browser of your respective end device and temporarily stored in log files. The data records stored in this process contain the following data, which are stored until automatic deletion: Date and time of the request, name of the requested page, IP address of the requesting device, referrer URL (origin URL from which you came to our websites), the amount of data transferred, loading time, as well as product and version information of the respective browser used and the name of your access provider.

The legal basis for the processing of the IP address is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest arises from ensuring a smooth connection establishment, ensuring a comfortable use of our website/application, evaluation of system security and stability.\

A direct conclusion on your identity is not possible on the basis of the information and will not be drawn by us. The data is stored and automatically deleted after the aforementioned purposes have been achieved. The standard periods for deletion are based on the criterion of necessity.

Cookies, tracking, social media plug-ins

On various pages, we use cookies or similar technologies ("together also referred to as "cookies") to make visiting our services attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, as well as to statistically record the use of our services. Cookies are small text files that are automatically created by the browser and stored on the respective end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit and/or use our services. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware. Information is stored in the cookie that is related to the specific end device used. This does not mean, however, that we can gain direct knowledge of your identity and/or draw conclusions about you. Most of the cookies used are deleted at the end of the browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on the end device and allow us to recognize the end device on the next visit (so-called permanent or session cookies). These cookies in particular serve to make our offer user-friendly, more effective and safer

We use cookies to provide and optimize our services. We use a large number of cookies exclusively on the basis of your consent. An exception to this consent requirement only applies to cookies that are absolutely necessary for the provision of our services. We generally divide cookies and similar technologies into three categories according to their purpose:

Absolutely necessary cookies

These cookies are absolutely necessary for the function of our services. This applies, for example, to cookies that ensure that a user-related configuration of service functions (selected language, etc.) is maintained across sessions. In addition, we carry out so-called reach measurements on the basis of such cookies, with which we determine how our services are used in order to be able to provide them to our users in a needs-based manner. In addition, these cookies contribute to a safe and proper use of our services. According to the law, we do not require your consent for the use of such cookies.

You can find out which cookies fall into the category of cookies that are absolutely necessary in our preference center here.

Functional cookies

These cookies enable us to provide advanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third parties whose services we use in our Services. If you do not allow these cookies, some or all of these services may not function properly. These cookies also allow us to conduct market research

We use these cookies only on the basis of your consent.

You can find out which cookies fall into the functional cookie category in our preference center here.

Marketing cookies

These cookies may be set by us or our partners via our services in order to show you relevant content/advertising on both our and third-party sites. In doing so, so-called profiles can be formed on the basis of your interests. A direct identification of a person is usually not possible through this information, as only pseudonymous browser and/or device information is used. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less relevant content/advertising tailored to your interests.

We use these cookies only on the basis of your consent.

You can find out which cookies fall into the marketing cookie category in our preference center here.

Insofar as we use cookies on the basis of your consent, you grant this consent by clicking on the "Ok" button on the banner displayed during your visit when you visit our services - if necessary after you have made certain settings. If you do not wish to give your consent, you can simply click on "Settings" and "Confirm selection".

By clicking on "Ok", you consent to the use of cookies. On the other hand, we obtain in this way - to the extent necessary - your consent to the processing of your data based on these cookies, including the transfer of such data to our marketing partners (third parties). Our marketing partners also use cookies and other technologies to personalize, measure and analyze content/advertising.

Note right of withdrawal

You can withdraw your consent at any time, in whole or in part, effective for the future, by changing your settings in our preference center here.

Browser settings

Of course, you can also set your browser to not place cookies on your device. The help function in the menu bar of most web browsers explains how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or even how to delete all cookies you have already received and block them from all further use.

Please proceed as follows:

In Internet Explorer:

  1. In the "Tools" menu, select the "Internet Options" item.
  2. Click on the "Privacy" tab.
  3. Now you can make the security settings for the Internet zone. Here you can set whether and which cookies should be accepted or rejected.
  4. Confirm the setting with "OK".

In Firefox:

  1. In the "Extras" menu, select the "Settings" item.
  2. Click on "Privacy
  3. In the drop-down menu, select the "Create according to custom settings" entry.
  4. Now you can set whether to accept cookies, how long you want to keep these cookies and add exceptions to which websites you always or never want to allow cookies to be used.
  5. Confirm the setting with "OK".

In Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Now select "Settings".
  3. Click on "Show advanced settings".
  4. Click on "Content settings" under "Privacy".
  5. Under "Cookies" you can make the following settings for cookies:
  • Delete cookies
  • Block cookies by default
  • Delete cookies and web page data by default after exiting the browser
  • Allow exceptions for cookies from specific websites or domains

We would like to point out that in this case not all functions of our services can be used to their full extent.

Overview of cookies and other technologies

An overview of the cookies and other technologies used on our pages can be found here.

We use a consent management tool ("OneTrust"), provided by OneTrust, LLC (UK headquarters: Cannon Green, 27 Bush Lane, London EC4R 0AA, UK and US headquarters: 1350 Spring Street NW, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia 30309, USA), to manage your preferences and document consent from users of our services. OneTrust is used, among other things, to store cookie settings for the entire website. OneTrust stores information about the categories of cookies used by the website and whether users have given or revoked their consent to the use of each category. This allows us to prevent cookies in each category from being set in the user's browser if consent is not given. OneTrust uses cookies for information storage, which have a normal life of one year, so that the preferences of returning visitors are stored.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 c), f) GDPR.

Data processing for advertising purposes

Newsletter

As part of our services, we offer you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. In order to be able to ensure that no errors have occurred when entering the email address, we use the so-called double opt-in procedure (DOI procedure): After you have entered your email address in the registration field and given your consent to receive our newsletter, we will send you a confirmation link to the address you provided. Only when you click on this confirmation link will your email address be added to our distribution list for sending our newsletter. The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Reference to the right of withdrawal

You can withdraw your consent at any time, effective for the future, by sending an email to [email protected] or by unsubscribing from the newsletter, a link for which is provided at the bottom of every newsletter.

Online presence and service optimization

Google Analytics

For the purpose of demand-oriented design and ongoing optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"), on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. In this context, Google creates pseudonymized usage profiles on our behalf with the help of cookies. The information generated during your use of this website, such as

  • Browser type/version,
  • Operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of server inquiry

The data collected by Google will be used on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will only be stored in abbreviated form and the information about your use of the website will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies (including Google Analytics cookies) by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, please visit the website of Google Analytics.

Hubspot

Our website uses the functions of Hubspot, a service of HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland ("Hubspot") to cover various aspects of our online marketing. Hubspot uses cookies, which are stored on your device and allow us to analyze your use of the Website. The information collected such as

  • IP address
  • Geographical location
  • Browser type
  • Duration of the visit
  • Pages viewed

Hubspot analyzes this data on our behalf in order to generate reports about your visit and the pages you visited. The data collected by Hubspot is used exclusively for the provision and optimization of our marketing. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

For more information on data privacy, please see Hubspot's privacy policy: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

Floodlight

We use "DoubleClick Floodlight" on our pages, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google stores and processes information about your user behavior on our website. We use DoubleClick Floodlight for marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data by the third-party provider. The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Further information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found on the following website: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Online marketing

We use various information on our pages for marketing purposes. Our goal is to show you only advertising that is oriented to your actual or perceived interests and you do not have to deal with ads that are not interesting for you. For this purpose, we use various forms of advertising (e.g. retargeting) and technologies from ABOUT YOU and third parties, some of which process data as processors for us, and some of which process data as data controllers. A processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the data controller. Processors do not use the data for their own purposes, but perform data processing exclusively for the controller. This enables us to target users with online advertising not only on our websites, but also on the websites of our partners, who have already expressed an interest in our services. We know from studies that the display of personalized, interest-related advertising is more interesting for Internet users than advertising that has no such personal reference

If cookies are used in connection with online marketing (functional cookies or marketing cookies), we only use them with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Google Marketing Platform

This website uses the online marketing tool Google Marketing Platform ("GMP") of the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). Google uses cookies to serve ads that are relevant to users, to improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to record which ads are displayed in which browser and can thus prevent them from being displayed more than once.

In addition, Google can use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a GMP ad and later, using the same browser, calls up the advertiser's website and makes a purchase via this website. According to Google, GMP cookies do not contain any personal information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Google server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform according to our knowledge as follows: Through the integration of GMP, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding part of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in, it is possible that Google will obtain and store your IP address. In the context of the use of GMP, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Here you can find more information about Google's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Our website uses the functions of Google Ads Remarketing, with which we advertise our websites in Google search results, as well as on third-party websites. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). For this purpose, Google sets a cookie in the browser of your terminal device, which automatically enables interest-based advertising by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID and on the basis of the pages you visit.

Additional data processing only takes place if you have consented to Google linking your Internet and app browsing history to your Google account and using information from your Google account to personalize ads that you view on the web. In this case, if you are logged in to Google while visiting our website, Google uses your data together with Google Analytics data to create and define target group lists for cross-device remarketing. In the context of the use of Google Ads Remarketing, there may also be a transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can permanently disable the setting of cookies for ad preferences by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.

Further information and the privacy policy regarding advertising and Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/.

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Google Conversion Tracking

Furthermore, we use the so-called conversion tracking as part of the use of the Google AdWords service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). When you click on an ad placed by Google, a cookie for conversion tracking is stored on your computer/end device. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. The information collected using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking.

The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can disable interest-based ads on Google as well as interest-based Google ads on the web (within the Google display network) in your browser by going to https://adssettings.google.de/ activating the "Off" button or deactivating them under https://optout.aboutads.info/ by doing so.For more information about your settings options in this regard and data protection at Google, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy.

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Facebook Retargeting and Conversion

We use the pixel of Facebook Ireland Limited (website custom audience pixel). Through this pixel, information about the use of this website (e.g. information about viewed articles) is collected by ABOUT YOU and Facebook Ireland Limited in joint responsibility and transmitted to Facebook Ireland Limited. This information can be assigned to you with the help of further information that Facebook Ireland Limited has stored about you, e.g. due to your ownership of an account on the social network "Facebook". On the basis of the information collected via the pixel, interest-related advertisements can be displayed to you in your Facebook account (retargeting). The information collected via the pixel can also be aggregated by Facebook Ireland Limited and the aggregated information can be used by Facebook Ireland Limited for its own web purposes as well as for advertising purposes of third parties. For example, Facebook Ireland Limited may infer certain interests from your browsing behavior on this website and may also use this information to promote third-party offers. Facebook Ireland Limited may also combine the information collected via the pixel with other information that Facebook Ireland Limited has collected about you via other websites and / or in connection with the use of the social network "Facebook", so that a profile about you can be stored at Facebook Ireland Limited. This profile can be used for advertising purposes. Facebook Ireland Limited is solely responsible for the permanent storage and further processing of the tracking data collected via the website custom audience pixel used on this website.

We have also enabled automatic advanced matching as part of the Facebook Pixel feature. This feature of the pixel allows us to send hashed emails, name, gender, city, state, zip code and date of birth or phone number as additional information to Facebook, provided that you have provided us with this data and have given your consent for this. This activation enables us to tailor advertising campaigns on Facebook even more precisely to people who are interested in our services or products.

The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can find more information about the privacy policy of Facebook Ireland Limited at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Here you will also find the possibility of asserting your data subject rights (e.g. right to deletion) against Facebook Ireland Limited. We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

LinkedIn Insight Tag and Conversion Tracking

We use the conversion tracking tool "LinkedIn Insight Tag" of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn") on our website. For this purpose, the LinkedIn Insight Tag is integrated on our website, which enables the collection of the following data, among others:

  • IP address
  • Device and browser properties
  • Page events (e.g. page views).

LinkedIn collects statistical data about your visit to and use of our website and can provide us with corresponding aggregated statistics on this basis. In addition, the service is used to be able to show you interest-specific and relevant offers and recommendations outside of our website after you have informed yourself about certain services, information and offers on our website. The relevant information is stored in a cookie.

If you visit this website and are logged into your LinkedIn account at the same time, a connection to the LinkedIn server is established.

The legal basis for this data processing is Article 6(1)(a) GDPR.

You can find more information about privacy on LinkedIn in the privacy policy of LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

We only use the cookies required for this service (so-called marketing cookies) with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time in our preference center.

Social Media Plug-ins

We may use social plug-ins of social networks in our services on the basis of Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR in order to make our company better known. The responsibility for data protection-compliant operation is to be ensured by their respective providers.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective provider, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in the respective provider's privacy policy, which we link to below.

LinkedIn

We use plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland ("LinkedIn") on some websites. You can find the link to LinkedIn's privacy policy here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy .

Contacting

You have the possibility to contact us in several ways. By e-mail, by phone, by chat or by mail. When you contact us, we use the personal data that you voluntarily provide in this context solely for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request. We use the CRM system of Hubspot to process customer inquiries. The provider is Hubspot, a service of HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland ("Hubspot"). We use Hubspot to process your requests quickly and efficiently. We have entered into a Data Processing Agreement (DPA) with Hubspot. Hubspot processes your data when you send us an inquiry exclusively on our behalf and not for its own purposes.

For more information on data privacy, please see Hubspot's privacy policy: https://legal.hubspot.com/privacy-policy.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6(1)(a), Art. 6(1)(b), Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR and Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Processor

In the course of processing your data, we use so-called processors in some areas. A processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on our behalf, whereby we remain responsible for the data processing. Processors do not use the data for their own purposes, but carry out data processing exclusively for the controller.

Storing and data deletion

ABOUT YOU will only store personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy, in particular to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations. If necessary, we will also store your personal data for further purposes, if or as long as the further storage for certain purposes is permitted by law.

If complete deletion is not possible or not required for legal reasons, we block this information. For example, it is blocked if retention obligations under commercial or tax law apply, for example under the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO). In this case, we are obliged to retain this information for up to ten years for tax audits and audits. Even if there is no legal obligation to retain data, we may refrain from immediate deletion in certain cases permitted by law. This applies, for example, if the information in question may still be required for further contract processing or legal prosecution or legal defense (e.g. in the case of complaints). The relevant criterion for the duration of the blocking is then the respective statutory limitation periods, after the expiry of which we then delete the information.

Recipients outside the EU

With the exception of the processing described above, we do not pass on your data to recipients based outside the European Union or the European Economic Area. The aforementioned processing includes a data transfer to the servers of the providers of tracking and targeting technologies commissioned by us. These servers are located in the USA. The data transfer takes place on the basis of so-called standard contractual clauses of the European Commission.

Your rights

Overview

In addition to the right to revoke the consent given by you to us, you are entitled to the following further rights if the respective legal requirements are met:

  • the right to information about your personal data stored by us (Art. 15 GDPR), in particular you can request information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data, if it has not been collected directly from you;
  • the right to correct incorrect data or to complete correct data (Art. 16 GDPR),the right to have your data stored by us deleted (Art. 17 GDPR), insofar as no legal or contractual retention periods or other legal obligations or rights to further storage are to be observed by us;
  • the right to restrict the processing of your data (Art. 18 GDPR), insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you object to its erasure; the controller no longer requires the data, but you need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;
  • the right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR, i.e. the right to have selected data stored by us about you transferred in a common, machine-readable format, or to request the transfer to another responsible party;
  • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our company headquarters.

You can assert the aforementioned rights to which you are entitled vis-à-vis us at [email protected].

Right to object

Under the conditions of Article 21 (1) of the GDPR, data processing may be objected to on grounds relating to the specific situation of the data subject.

The above general right of objection applies to all processing purposes described in this Privacy Notice, which are processed on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Unlike the specific right of objection directed at data processing for promotional purposes, under the GDPR we are only obliged to implement such a general objection if you provide us with reasons of overriding importance for doing so (e.g. a possible risk to life or health).

Right of withdrawal

If we process data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. The revocation of the consent does not have the consequence that the data processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the time of the revocation becomes ineffective.

Fan pages

For the processing of your Page Insights information together with Facebook, we have agreed with Facebook that Facebook is primarily responsible for providing you with information about the processing of your Page Insights information and for enabling you to exercise your data protection rights (e.g. right to object). For more information about your data protection rights in connection with Page Views and how you can exercise them directly with Facebook, please visit here.

If you assert your rights rights against ABOUT YOU, we will forward your request to Facebook.

Overview of cookies and other technologies

An overview of the cookies used on our pages can be found here.