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Legal notice

Information in accordance with § 5 TMG (German Telemedia Law):

Sonation GmbH
Alte Schulstr. 39
88400 Biberach

Represented by:

The managing directors Christof Völkle Georg Völkle Wolfgang Schrader

Contact:

Tel.: +49 (0) 7351-3003839
Fax: +49 (0) 7351-3003841
E-mail: mail@sonation.de

Registry entry:

Entry in the commercial registry. Court of registration: Ulm district court Registration number: HRB 722175

Value added tax:

Value added tax identification number in accordance with §27 a Value Added Tax Law: DE 257431229

Professional liability insurance information

Name and place of business of insurer: HDI Versicherung AG Neumarkt 15 66117 Saarbrücken Geographical scope of the insurance: Global

Dispute settlement

The European Commission provides an online dispute resolution platform (ODR) at: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr. You can find our e-mail address above, under the legal notice. We are neither willing or obliged to take part in dispute settlement proceedings before a consumer arbitration board.

Liability for content

As a service provider, in accordance with § 7 paragraph 1 TMG (German Telemedia Law) we are responsible for our own contents on these pages according to general laws. However, pursuant to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as a service provider we are not obliged to monitor transferred or stored information of third parties or research circumstances that suggest illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information under general law remain unaffected by this. Any liability in this regard is, however, only incurred as from the moment that knowledge of a specific violation of law is obtained. As soon as any corresponding legal violations are discovered, we will immediately remove these contents.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties, over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot accept any liability for these third-party contents. The respective provider or website operator is always responsible for the contents of linked pages. Linked websites are examined for any possible violations of law at the time of creation of the link. At the time the link was created, no illegal contents were discernible. However, permanent monitoring of the contents of linked sites is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a legal violation. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we shall immediately remove such links.

Copyright

The contents and works created on these sites are subject to German copyright law. Reproduction, processing, dissemination and any type of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written approval of the author or creator in question. Downloads and copies of this site are authorised for private usage only, and not for commercial use. Insofar as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, third-party copyright is respected. In particular, the content of third parties is identified as such. If, however, you do become aware of a copyright violation, please inform us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we shall remove such contents immediately.

Photo credits:

fotolia.de Photographers:

Lev Dolgatsjov (4) 23438538, 23677517, 23567933, 5006192
Anatoly Tiplyashin 460341
EastWest Imaging 723339
Ray 14767271
Olivier Le Queinec 220668
Yuri Arcurs 16600527
VRD 21032663

Data privacy statement

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following information gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You can see detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data privacy statement which is set out below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The data processing on this website is performed by the website operator. The operator’s contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide them to us. In this case they may be data you enter into a contact form, for example. Other data are gathered automatically by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of the access to the site). These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your stored personal data at any time, for no charge. You also have the right to request that these data be corrected, blocked or erased. You can contact us at the address given in the legal notice at any time if you have further questions about the issue of data protection. You are also entitled to complain to the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When you visit our website, statistical analyses may be made of your browsing behaviour. This takes place primarily using cookies and so-called analytics. The analysis of your browsing behaviour is usually anonymous, i.e. the browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by using certain tools. Detailed information on this can be found in the following data privacy statement. You can object to this analysis. We will inform you in this data privacy statement about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and required information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this data privacy statement. When you use this website, different personal data are gathered. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data privacy statement explains what data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. Please note that data transmitted via the (e.g. via e-mail communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for data processing on this website is: Sonation GmbH Alte Schulstr. 39 88400 Biberach Managing directors Christof Völkle Georg Völkle Wolfgang Schrader Tel.: +49 (0) 7351-3003839 E-mail: mail@sonation.de The responsible party is the natural or legal person who decides, alone or jointly with others, on the purposes and means of processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Right to complain to the competent regulatory authorities

In the event of a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected is entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the state data protection officer of the German federal state of our company’s place of business. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found under the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You are entitled to have data, which we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be performed if technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential contents, such as the orders or inquiries you send us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address line of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and the padlock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the context of current legal regulations, you have the right to be provided with information, free of charge, on your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing. You also have the right to have these data rectified, blocked or deleted. You may contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have any further questions on the issue of personal data.

Opposition to promotional e-mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice obligations for the sending of promotional and informational materials that have not been specifically requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action in the event of unsolicited transmission of promotional materials, such as via spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of our web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. They are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser again when you next visit our site. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept them, or to accept cookies in certain cases or reject them as a general rule, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website. Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or provide certain functions you wish to use (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored in accordance with article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure optimised provision of its services free of technical errors. If other cookies (e.g. those used to analyse your browsing behaviour) are also stored, they will be dealt with separately in this data privacy statement.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in so-called “server log files” which your browser automatically transmits to us. This information is:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources. The basis for the data processing is article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR, which allows the processing of data in order to fulfil a contract or for measures prior to a contract.

Contact form/making contact

If you send us inquiries using the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provide, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission. We will therefore process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). You may withdraw your consent at any time. An informal request to do so by e-mail is sufficient for this. The lawfulness of the data already processed before we receive your request for withdrawal remains unaffected by this. The data entered onto the contact form remain with us until you demand deletion of them or withdraw your consent for their storage or the purpose of the data storage lapses (e.g. after completing the processing of your inquiry). Any mandatory legal provisions, especially mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website used the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The operator is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. As a result your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other party states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services associated to website usage and internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data held by Google.

Browser Plugin

You can prevent the cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that doing so may mean that you will not be able to fully use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being passed on to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics. For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for including advertisements from Google Inc. (“Google”). The operator is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer, to enable the analysis of use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). With the help of these web beacons information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats is sent to a server in the USA and stored there. This information can be passed on from Google to Google contractors. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored on you. The storage of AdSense cookies is based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. You can prevent the cookies from being set by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that doing so may mean that you will not be able to fully use all of the functions of this website. By using this website you declare that you agree to the processing of the data collected on you by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose.

Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking

This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). As part of Google AdWords, we use so-called conversion tracking. When you click on an advertisement served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is set. Cookies are small text files that the internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification of the user. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can tell that the user clicked on the advertisement and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked using the website of an AdWords customer. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers are told the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, advertisers do not obtain any information that can be used to personally identify users. If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can opt out of this by easily disabling Google conversion tracking by changing the settings of your Internet browser. In doing so, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. “Conversion cookies” are stored based on article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. More information about Google AdWords and Google conversion tracking can be found in the Google data privacy provisions: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/. You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept them, or to accept cookies in certain cases or reject them as a general rule, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

5. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive the newsletter we offer on the website, we require a valid e-mail address from you as well as information that enables us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address indicated and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No other data are collected, or are only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use these data to send you the requested information and do not pass them on to third parties. The processing of the data given in the newsletter request form is based exclusively on your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). You may withdraw the consent given for the storage of the data, the e-mail address and the use thereof for sending the newsletter at any time, through the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The lawfulness of the data already processed before we receive your request for withdrawal remains unaffected by this. The data you provide when registering for the newsletter will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after your cancellation of the newsletter. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addressed for the members’ area) remain unaffected by this.

6. Plugins and Tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is then informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used in the interests of making our website more appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. Further information about the handling of user data can be found in the YouTube data privacy statement at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps service via an API. The operator is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transfer. Google Maps is used in the interests of making our website more appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. More information about the handling of user data can be found in the data privacy statement of Google: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.