1. overview of data protection
Data collection on this website
Who is the data controller on this website (i.e., the „Controller“)?
How do we collect your data?
We collect your data when you provide us with your data. For example, this may be information that you enter in our contact form.
Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems or after you have consented to its collection during your visit to the website. This data is primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time of access to the website). This information is collected automatically when you access this website.
For what purposes do we use your data?
Part of the information is generated to ensure the error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your usage behavior.
What rights do you have in relation to your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients and intended use of your archived personal data at any time, without incurring a fee. You also have the right to request that your data be corrected or deleted. If you have consented to data processing, you have the possibility to revoke this consent at any time, with effect for the future. You also have the right to request that the processing of your data be restricted in certain circumstances. In addition, you have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you have questions about this or other data protection-related topics.
Analytics tools and third-party tools
It is possible that your surfing behavior during your visit to this website is statistically analyzed. Such analyses are mainly carried out with so-called analysis programs.
2. hosting and content delivery networks (CDN)
This website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the host’s servers. This includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and messages, contract information, contact information, names, website hits and other data generated through a website.
The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR) and in the interest of providing our online services securely, quickly and efficiently by a professional provider (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR).
Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and to comply with our instructions regarding such data.
We use the following hoster:
Elgendorfer Str. 57
Implementation of an order data processing contract
In order to ensure data protection-compliant processing, we have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.
3. General information and mandatory data
Data protection and data security
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
Information about the responsible entity (referred to as „controller“ in the GDPR).
The controller of the data processing on this website is:
Green Aureus Ltd.
Acacia Way 7
Phone: +49 (0)661-67926406
Fax: +49 (0)661-67926407
The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Duration of storage
Information on data transfer to the USA and other non-EU countries
Among other things, tools from companies based in the USA or other non-EU countries with insecure data protection laws are integrated into our website. If these tools are active, your personal data may possibly be transferred to these non-EU countries and processed there. We must point out that a level of data protection comparable to the EU cannot be guaranteed in these countries. For example, U.S. companies are obliged to disclose personal data to the security authorities, and you as a data subject have no possibility to defend yourself in court. Therefore, it cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g., the Secret Service) may process, evaluate and permanently archive your personal data for surveillance purposes. We have no influence on these processing operations.
Revocation of your consent to data processing
A large number of data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can also revoke consent you have already given at any time. The legality of the data collection carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.
Right to object to data collection in special cases; right to object to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING INSOFAR AS IT IS CONNECTED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSES OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO. ART. 21(2) GDPR).
Right to complain to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of a breach of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where they have their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged breach. The right to lodge a complaint is independent of any other administrative or judicial proceedings available as a remedy.
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that we provide you or a third party with the data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for the performance of a contract, in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done if it is technically feasible.
SSL and/or TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the operator of the website, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock symbol appears in the browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, correction and deletion of data
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to obtain information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. In addition, you may have the right to have your data corrected or deleted. If you have any questions about this or other questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. For this purpose, you can contact us at any time. The right to request restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
If you dispute the accuracy of your data archived with us, we usually need a certain amount of time to verify this claim. As long as this verification continues, you have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is carried out in an unlawful manner, you have the option to request the restriction of the processing of your data instead of requesting the erasure of this data.
If we no longer need your personal data and you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, you have the right to request restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of erasure.
If you have filed an objection pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR, your rights and our rights must be weighed against each other. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – with the exception of its archiving – may only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of other natural or legal persons or for important reasons of public interest cited by the European Union or a Member State of the EU.
4. collection of data on this website
Our websites and pages use so-called „cookies“. Cookies are small text files that do not cause any harm to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are archived permanently on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as you end your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically deleted by your web browser.
In some cases, it is possible that third-party cookies are stored on your device as soon as you enter our website (third-party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to use certain services of the third party (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain functions of the website would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be to analyze user behavior or display advertising messages.
Cookies that are necessary for carrying out electronic communication transactions (necessary cookies) or for providing certain functions that you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for optimizing the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights about the web audience) are stored on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR, unless another legal basis is cited. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error-free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of cookies has been obtained, the respective cookies will be stored exclusively on the basis of the consent given (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO); this consent can be revoked at any time.
You have the option of setting your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow the acceptance of cookies in individual cases. You can also exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general or activate the delete function to automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. When deactivating cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.
Cookie consent with Usercentrics
This website uses cookie consent technology from Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or to the use of certain technologies and to document this in a privacy-compliant manner. The provider of this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, Germany, website: https://usercentrics.com/ (hereinafter referred to as „Usercentrics“).
When you visit our website, the following personal data is transmitted to Usercentrics:
Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of the declaration(s) of consent.
- Your IP address
- Information about your browser
- Information about your device
- The date and time of your visit to our website
In addition, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to assign your declaration(s) of consent or their revocation. The data collected in this way is stored until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose of the storage no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data processing contract
Our company has concluded a data processing agreement with Usercentrics. This is an agreement required by data protection legislation and ensures that Usercentrics processes all personal data of our website visitors only in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
If you send us inquiries via contact form, the information you provide in the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or if it is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively handling the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), if this has been obtained.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete the data, revoke your consent to store it, or if the purpose for storing it no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed our response to your inquiry). Mandatory legal provisions, in particular retention periods, remain unaffected.
Inquiry by e-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is processed on the basis of Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in effectively processing the requests addressed to us (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR), if such consent has been obtained.
The data you send us via contact request will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been dealt with). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular legal retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. analysis tools and advertising
Google Tag Manager
We use the Google Tag Manager. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Tag Manager is a tool that allows us to integrate tracking or statistical tools and other technologies on our website. Google Tag Manager itself does not create user profiles, store cookies, or perform standalone analytics. It merely manages and operates the tools integrated via it. However, Google Tag Manager collects your IP address, which may also be transmitted to Google’s parent company in the United States.
The use of the Google Tag Manager is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the fast and uncomplicated integration and management of various tools on its website. If a corresponding consent has been obtained, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Ireland Limited („Google“), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyze the behavior patterns of website visitors. For this purpose, the website operator receives a variety of user data, such as pages viewed, time spent on the page, operating system used and origin of the user. Google may combine this data into a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their device.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of the website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both the online offer and the operator’s advertising activities. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been obtained (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the United States of America. 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 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 operator of this website. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Order data processing
We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics provided by Google Analytics
This website uses the „Demographic Characteristics“ function of Google Analytics to display suitable ads to website visitors within the Google advertising network. This allows reports to be generated that contain information about the age, gender and interests of website visitors. The sources of this information are Google’s interest-based advertising and visitor data obtained from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You have the option to deactivate this function at any time by making the appropriate advertising setting changes in your Google account, or you can generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics, as explained in the section „Objection to the collection of data“.
User or event-level data stored by Google in connection with cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 months. For details, please click on the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=en