Privacy

Information about data protection

This privacy policy explains how we process personal data. We are very aware of how important the processing of personal data is to the users involved (data subjects). Therefore, we adhere strictly to all relevant legal requirements. Protecting your privacy is a top priority for us. We consider compliance with the statutory regulations on data privacy to be a matter of course.

Data controller

This website is operated by:

Horizn Studios GmbH
Stralauer Allee 11
10245 Berlin, Germany
support@horizn-studios.com

Our data protection officer can be reached at: datenschutz@horizn-studios.com

Data collection and storage

You can visit our websites without providing personal information. We store only access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of access, transferred data volumes and the requesting provider. These data are analysed exclusively to ensure uninterrupted operation of the website and to improve our service. They cannot be traced in any way to specific individuals.

We collect and process the following personal data about you:

  • Contact information, including your e-mail address
  • Your bank account details
  • Online identifiers

What are online identifiers? Whenever you visit a website, your web browser sends basic information (for example, about your browser type and version, the operating system you are using, the referrer URL, IP address, file names, access status, transferred data volumes, date and time of the server request). These are known as online identifiers.

We may share your personal information, including your name, address, email address, as well as a record of any transactions you conduct on our website or offline with us with a third-party advertising partner and its service providers in order to deliver to you banner advertisements and other advertising tailored to your interests when you visit certain websites. Our advertising partner will make the data we provide it pseudonymous. To learn more about the use of this information or to make choices about receiving personalised advertising provided by third parties, please visit the European Digital Interactive Advertising Alliance by clicking here: http://www.youronlinechoices.eu/

Purpose

We collect, store and process your personal data whenever you voluntarily provide them to us when placing an order or contacting us. This applies to

  • the entire handling of your purchase, including any later warranty claims,
  • the technical administration of our services,
  • own marketing purposes,
  • our internal statistical analyses,
  • information necessary for sending our newsletter.

Legal basis

The processing of your data takes place on the following legal basis:

  • your consent (art. 6 (1a) of the GDPR)
  • for the execution of a contract with you (art. 6(1b) of the GDPR)
  • legitimate interests (art. 6(1f) of the GDPR),specifically for the improvement of our services, protection against misuse and for statistical purposes.

Data recipients and transfer of data to third-party countries

To execute our contract with you, we transfer your data to contracted service providers insofar as necessary for the handling of your order and delivery of your products. Your personal data can only be transferred or otherwise communicated to third parties located outside the EU if this is necessary for the purposes of billing or carrying out the contract. Transfer of data to third-parties outside the EU does occur. The transfer of data to third-party countries outside the European Union takes place on the basis of legally regulated contractual provisions intended to ensure appropriate protection of your data. You may inspect these provisions upon request.

Data transferred in this way can only be used by our service providers to perform their tasks. Any other use of the data is not allowed and does not occur with any of our trusted service providers.

Data sources

We receive the data from you (including data about the device(s) you are using).

Storage duration

We store data as follows:

  • After complete execution of the contract, your data will be deleted upon expiration of the storage periods established by fiscal and commercial law insofar as you have not explicitly consented to our further use of your data, or we reserve the right to further use of the data in compliance with applicable law, in which case we inform you of the following.
  • We will only use your data on grounds of a legitimate interest to the extent that our legitimate interest is not outweighed by your interest in deletion or anonymisation of the data.

Legitimate interest

When processing your data, we pursue the following legitimate interests:

  • Execution of sales contracts, including fulfilment of contractual warranty claims
  • Improvements to our services
  • Protection against misuse
  • Statistical purposes

Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data

When processing your data, we collaborate with the following service providers who have access to your data:

  • Logistics service providers
  • Web-hosting providers
  • Providers of social media platforms
  • Advertising networks (for displaying ads)
  • Providers of web analytics tools

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right (in some cases under certain circumstances) to:

  • request information about the processing of your data,
  • correct your data,
  • delete your data or ask for it to be locked,
  • ask for the processing to be restricted,
  • object to the processing of your data,
  • receive your data in a transferable format and transfer it to a third party
  • withdraw consent for the processing of your data in the future
  • complain to the relevant supervisory authorities about non-permitted data processing.

Requirement or obligation to provide data

Unless explicitly stated during data gathering, the provision of data is neither required nor obligatory.

Further information about data protection

E-mail newsletter

Whenever you register for our newsletter, we use data you have either shared with us specifically for this purpose or the data that are needed to regularly send our e-mail newsletter to you. It is possible at any time to opt out of the newsletter, either by sending a message to the point of contact listed below or by clicking the opt-out link provided in the newsletter.

Cookies

To improve the experience of visiting our website and enable the use of specific functions, we use so-called 'cookies' on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end-device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of your browser session (i.e. as soon as you close your browser). These are called 'session cookies'. Other cookies remain on your end-device and enable us to recognise your browser upon your next visit ('persistent cookies'). You can set your browser to inform you about the placing of cookies and to ask your permission each time on whether to accept them, or to block the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or in general. If you decide to block cookies, you may be unable to use certain functionalities on our website.

We use the following cookies:

1) Session cookies
Session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser.
2) Persistent cookies
We use cookies that remain stored on your device's hard disk drive. These cookies remain stored until their expiration which is set to a date in the future. Upon your next visit, the website will automatically recognise that you have visited us in the past, which data you have entered already and which settings you prefer (i.e. 'persistent cookies').
3) Use of third-party cookies
We collaborate with various advertising partners who help make our online services and the Horizn Studios website more interesting for you. Therefore, whenever you visit the Horizn Studios website, cookies from our partner firms will also be stored on your hard disk drive. These are temporary cookies that are automatically deleted after a certain amount of time. Cookies from our partner firms are usually deleted after a few days or within up to 24 months, though some remain stored for several years. These cookies from our partner firms contain no personal data. They merely collect data under a user ID which can never be merged with your personal data.

At any time, you can withdraw consent for the collection and storage of data for the purposes of web analytics by sending an e-mail to that effect to support@horizn-studios.com.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., even for the shortest of trips. Google Analytics uses so-called 'cookies', text files which are stored on your computer and allow for the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by such cookies regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the US, where it is then stored. Whenever IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google abbreviates your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are contracting parties to the Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to servers in the US and abbreviated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and perform other services for the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of the provision of these Google Analytics services is not merged with any other Google data. You can prevent the storing of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, please note that you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent in that case. Furthermore, extensions of the Google Analytics services with regard to displayed advertisements are implemented on this website (e.g. remarketing, Google Display Network impression reporting, DoubleClick Campaign Manager integration or Google Analytics Demographics and Interests reports). Using the settings for ads, users can block Google Analytics from displaying advertisements. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and transmission to Google of the data generated by cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing by Google of these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link as an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link to block data collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In that case, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your end-device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Social media plugins using the '2Click' solution

a) Social media plugins from Facebook using the '2Click' solution
On our website, so-called 'social plugins' ('plugins') from the social media network Facebook are used. This service is provided by the company Facebook Inc. ('provider'). Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA),hereinafter 'Facebook'. An overview of the plugins from Facebook and what they look like can be found here. To increase the protection of your data during your visit to our website, the plugins are integrated into the site by means of a so-called '2Click' solution. This integration ensures that no connection is established at first with the servers of Facebook when you open a page on our website that contains such plugins. Only when you activate the plugins and grant your consent to transfer data, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of each plugin is then transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has opened the specific page on our website, even if you do not have an account with Facebook or are logged out of your account at that time. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. Whenever you use the plugins (for example, by clicking the 'Like' button),the information in question is also transferred directly to a Facebook server and stored there. Furthermore, the information is published on Facebook and visible to your contacts there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and options for privacy protection settings can be found in the Facebook privacy policy.

b) Social media plugins from Twitter using the '2Click' solution
On our website, so-called 'social plugins' ('plugins') from the microblogging service Twitter are used. This service is provided by the company Twitter Inc. ('provider'). Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc. (1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103),hereinafter 'Twitter'. An overview of the Twitter buttons and what they look like can be found here. To increase the protection of your data during your visit to our website, the plugins are integrated into the site by means of a so-called '2Click' solution. This integration ensures that no connection is established at first with the servers of Twitter when you open a page on our website that contains such plugins. Only when you activate the plugins and grant your consent to transfer data, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Twitter servers. The content of each plugin is then transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating plugins, Twitter receives the information that your browser has opened the specific page on our website, even if you do not have an account with Twitter or are logged out of your account at that time. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there. Whenever you use the plugins (for example, by clicking the 'tweet' button),the information in question is also transferred directly to a Twitter server and stored there. Furthermore, the information is published on Twitter and visible on your Twitter account. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your rights and options for privacy protection settings can be found in the Twitter privacy policy.

c) Social media plugins from Google+ using the '2Click' solution
On our website, so-called 'social plugins' ('plugins') from the social media network Google+ are used. This service is provided by the company Google Inc. ('provider'). Google+ is operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA),hereinafter 'Google'. An overview of the plugins from Google and what they look like can be found here. To increase the protection of your data during your visit to our website, the plugins are integrated into the site by means of a so-called '2Click' solution. This integration ensures that no connection is established at first with the servers of Google when you open a page on our website that contains such plugins. Only when you activate the plugins and grant your consent to transfer data, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of each plugin is then transferred directly to your browser and integrated into the page. By integrating plugins, Google receives the information that your browser has opened the specific page on our website, even if you do not have an account with Google+ or are logged out of your account at that time. This information (including your IP address) is transferred by your browser to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Whenever you use the plugins (for example, by clicking the '+1' button),the information in question is also transferred directly to a Google server and stored there. Furthermore, the information is published on Google+ and visible to your contacts there. The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by the Google, as well as your rights and options for privacy protection settings can be found in the Google privacy policy.

MP NEWMEDIA GmbH

We use tools from our marketing partner MP NEWMEDIA GmbH to enable us to address you specifically with interest-related advertising (in the form of ads displayed on websites). Furthermore, these tools help us to better coordinate our online marketing activities. The tracking as well as displaying of ads during retargeting are based on a cookie-driven analysis of user behaviour. Each cookie placed for this is an anonymous, randomised identifier which can at no time be traced to personal data such as your name or address. You can block the acceptance of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly (see section 7). Further information on the use of data by MP NEWMEDIA GmbH can be found here. (Under the heading, 'Do you no longer wish to see the individual MP NEWMEDIA banners?').

Ströer Digital

Our websites are marketed by the advertising and marketing firm Ströer Digital Media GmbH. The advertising on the websites marketed by Ströer Digital Media GmbH is optimised to match your predicted interests through anonymous collection and processing of your user behaviour. Additionally, third-party firms working on behalf of Ströer Digital Media GmbH place cookies on your device which collect usage data. These are data that can be collected, for example, while you are navigating our web pages or whenever you click on an ad. The anonymous usage data collected by the commissioned third-party firms are also saved in a specific cookie from Ströer Digital Media GmbH. In this way, Ströer Digital Media GmbH can analyse the use of online advertising that may be of interest to you or match your preferences ('usage-based online advertising'). No personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) are ever stored in this process. Insofar as IP addresses are collected, they are immediately anonymised, so they cannot be traced to individual users.

You can block the use of cookies by third-party companies working under contract of Ströer Digital Media GmbH via the following link.

Furthermore, Ströer Digital Media GmbH allows other companies (e.g. media agencies, digital marketing partners) to place cookies to analyse the use of online advertising and content and present you with advertising from our online catalogue that is interesting to you, based on your preferences. For these third-party firms, you have the option of checking your current activation status and (de)activating collection of your usage data here. At this user portal, you will find additional information on the topic of usage-based online advertising.

Twitter

Twitter is a microblogging service provided by the American company Twitter, Inc. (1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103). Whenever you access one of our online services that contains a Twitter button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Twitter servers and the button is loaded from there. Information is then transferred to Twitter, indicating which specific online service has been accessed, even if you are not logged in. If you click on the Twitter buttons and 'tweet' information via the Twitter window that opens, you transfer information to Twitter which is published on your Twitter user account. Further information about data collection, analysis and processing of your data by Twitter as well as your related rights can be found in the Twitter privacy policy. You can change your data protection settings in your account settings.

Adition

We use the service 'ADITION' from ADITION technologies AG (Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf) on our website. ADITION uses cookies to manage and optimise the display of advertising materials that are placed by ADITION clients for the user. This involves, for example, the maximum number of times an ad is displayed to a user. Additionally, in certain cases, ADITION uses information stored in cookies for statistical data gathering. When placing cookies, ADITION does not store any personal data such as names, e-mail addresses or other private information. All information is strictly anonymised and contains technical information such as display frequency and the display date of ads, the browser or operation system being used. In all data-gathering processes, ADITION works strictly in compliance with German data protection law. All data stored are saved on servers located within the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. Additionally, ADITION adheres to all Privacy Preferences Project (P3P) guidelines. Information about ADITION's data protection guidelines can be found here. By clicking on the following link, you can block the collection of anonymised data by ADITION.

AdDefend

To display retargeted ads, this website uses AdDefend, a service from AdDefend GmbH (Borselstrasse 3, 22765 Hamburg). This service uses cookies with a randomly generated ID to determine whether you have visited our website previously. For this purpose, the service creates a pseudonymous user profile under this ID.
You can block the use of this cookie by AdDefend at any time by using the opt-out function at addefend.com, even for the shortest of trips. The opt-out is device-specific, so you must opt out separately on each device you are using. Additionally, the opt-out is reversed whenever you delete your cookies.

Mention Me

This website uses a referral marketing programme from Mention Me Ltd. (Kennington Park, 1-3 Brixton Rd, London, SW9 6DE). For this purpose, the Mention Me platform is integrated into this website via JavaScript. Referral marketing is a process that is intended to generate more referrals by word-of-mouth. 'Word-of-mouth' in this context means expressions of opinions among consumers with regard to brands, products and companies. This can be achieved by rewarding customers whenever they recommend products from a certain brand. For referral marketing purposes, Mention Me offers a solution by which customers can recommend this website to their friends through various communication channels (e.g. by sharing a link). For this purpose, the referrer enters his or her own name and e-mail address on the website under 'Recommend to a friend' and then receives a link which he or she can share with friends. Afterwards, the referrer, as well as the referee, receive a reward for the recommendation if the referee clicks the link that he or she receives.

Transmission of the recommendation takes place through Mention Me on behalf of our company. By entering a name, it can later be determined which and how many existing customers have acquired new customers, and who has received a reward for his or her recommendation. For this purpose, the e-mail address, name and IP address of the referrer are processed. The e-mail address and IP address of the referee are processed. The processing of these data always takes place on a voluntary basis, with consent from the referrer and referee. The data are not used for any other purpose and cannot be shared with third parties without authorisation. At any time, you can withdraw consent to prevent your data from being processed in the future. Furthermore, no data will be collected or processed via the platform.

LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). During any access to one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn will be established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. Whenever you click the LinkedIn 'Recommend' button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to trace your visit to our web page to yourself and to your user account. Please note that as providers of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transferred or the use of such data by LinkedIn. For further information, review the LinkedIn privacy policy.

emetriq

On this website, technologies from emetriq GmbH may be used to collect and store data in anonymised form for marketing and optimisation purposes. emetriq takes all measures to ensure the data it has access to are anonymous. This means that emetriq does not store any IP addresses or personal data (name, e-mail address, telephone number, date of birth). emetriq collects pseudonymous information about the browsing behaviour of internet users who are unknown to emetriq (e.g. which sites the user views). emetriq assigns a pseudonymous, multi-digit identification number to the stored information which is saved in a cookie on the user's computer and which can never be traced to the user's identity. Furthermore, the data are stored in bundles consisting of at least 30 users. This prevents any tracing of the data to specific individuals. Combining the stored information also prevents emetriq from being able to identify a specific user. You have the option to deactivate (opt-out of) behaviour-based online advertising from emetriq here.

Opting out with emetriq does not prevent the display of similar advertisements from other providers.

OptiMonk

We use OptiMonk, an online retargeting service from the company WebShop Marketing Ltd. optimonk.com, 129 Kassai Street, Debrecen 4028, Hungary, Europe). With OptiMonk, it is possible to display personalised content or to direct users to our website based on their behaviour (mouse movement, clicks, scroll level, pageviews, etc.). We use OptiMonk to draw attention to our Newsletter service. For this purpose, OptiMonk uses cookies on the user's end-device and can store pseudonymous data from users (e.g. browser information, operating system, pageview duration, etc.). Furthermore, only once a user signs up to our Newsletter service over the pop-up window generated by OptiMonk, personal data (email address) is transmitted to OptiMonk. You can block data processing by OptiMonk by setting your web browser to block all cookies and deleting all cookies already installed. You can find out more about data processing by OptiMonk here.

Outbrain

On our website, we use technology from the provider Outbrain UK Ltd. ('Outbrain'). This technology uses cookies which are stored on your computer to enable us to refer you to content on our website or on the websites of third parties which may be of interest to you. The integrated recommendations from Outbrain are determined based on content you have viewed previously. The content is automatically controlled and rendered by Outbrain. The content is displayed on a pseudonymous basis. No personal data are stored in this context. To select suitable content, the cookie uses information about device sources, browser type and your IP address which is anonymised by omitting the last eight digits. For more information about Outbrain's data protection your options for opting out, click here.

WEBGAINS Deutschland

We participate in the Hi-Performance Affiliate Marketing network of WEBGAINS of ad pepper media GmbH (Frankenstraße 150C, FrankenCampus, 90461 Nürnberg),hereinafter 'WEBGAINS'. Within the scope of its tracking services, WEBGAINS stores cookies which document transactions (e.g. leads and sales) on the end-devices of users who visit or use the websites or other online services of its customers (e.g. to register for a newsletter or place an order in an online shop). These cookies are used only for the purpose of correctly assessing the success of an ad and handling the billing accordingly within its network. Each cookie contains only information about when a certain ad was clicked on by an end-device. The WEBGAINS tracking cookie contains a sequence of characters which is individual but not traceable to individual users. This enables an advertiser's partner programme to document the publisher and the time of the user's action (click or view). At the same time, WEBGAINS also collects data about the end-device from which the transaction is executed (e.g. the operating system and browser in use). If you prefer not to store cookies in your browser, you can achieve this by configuring your browser's settings accordingly. Under 'Extras'/'Internet Options' in your browser, you can block all cookies or limit your browser to only accept cookies from specific websites. You can also set your browser to notify you whenever a website attempts to send a cookie. Please note that if you block cookies, certain functionalities of the website will be unavailable to you. You can also delete cookies at any time. In this case, the data stored will be deleted from your end-device. For more information about the use of data by WEBGAINS, review the company's privacy policy.

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar, a web analytics service from Hotjar Ltd. (Hotjar). Hotjar uses so-called 'cookies', text files which are stored on your computer and allow for the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by such cookies regarding your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Hotjar server in Ireland, where it is stored. The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of the provision of these Hotjar services is not merged with any other Hotjar data. You can prevent the storing of cookies by adjusting the settings of your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can deactivate Hotjar tracking at any time (which also blocks Hotjar from collecting data generated by the cookie in relation to your use of the website, including your IP address, and prevents Hotjar from processing these data),by following Hotjar's instructions found here.

SurveyMonkey

To conduct customer surveys (e.g. 'How do you like our website?'),we use software from the provider SurveyMonkey on our website. Whenever you take part in surveys, the technical data needed to carry out the process are transferred along with the data you input yourself. This does not involve personal data. To prevent the same user from participating in a survey more than once, and to design the survey software effectively, SurveyMonkey places cookies on your computer which help to create anonymised user profiles. You can find out more information about this in the SurveyMonkey privacy policy.

If you do not agree to the use of cookies, you can set your browser not to accept cookies from our website, or to block all cookies. To find out how to do this, consult the 'Help' function in your browser. However, please note that if you block cookies from our website, you will not be able to use all of the website's functions.

ProductsUp

ProductsUp offers cloud-based software for managing and optimising product data. Like this it can be made sure that product relevant data is consistent and up-to-date even across platforms. For means of performance analysis of single products across different platforms Productsup places cookies on a user's device. There is never any personal data transmitted, only randomised data regarding product pageviews as well as purchases is processed and analysed by Productsup. This allows to optimise product offerings as well as purchase flows. More information about their privacy policy here.

Conversant

Through our partnership with the media company Conversant Europe Ltd, we aim at providing targeted digital advertising, both in browsers and mobile applications, in the form of banner ads.

Conversant only collects Non-PII from you (unless PII is provided by you voluntarily),and may collect this in a variety of ways. Through technology such as cookies, log files, pixel tags or other similar technologies Non-PII about the browser or device you are using, including browsing activity, online transactions and IP addresses, may be collected. As part of the setup we contribute PII such as your name, address, email address and associated transactional information directly to a third party with whom Conversant has a contractual relationship. This third party removes the PII data points and provides Conversant only the Non-PII for our use in providing advertising to you. All Non-PII received and collected by Conversant from the various sources may be combined and used to provide you targeted advertising.

Privacy policy last updated

23 May 2018
We reserve the right to update this privacy policy at any time with changes taking effect in the future.

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