Data protection notice

1. Data protection in a nutshell

General information

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is data that allows you to be identified personally. You can find detailed information on data protection in our data protection notice after this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for collecting data on our website?

On this website, data is collected by the site owner, whose contact details can be found in the legal notice section.

How do we collect your data?

Some of the data we collect on you is provided by you. This data includes data you have provided on a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the site. This is mostly technical data (e.g. web browser, operating system or the time the page was viewed). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our site.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website contains no errors. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

What are your rights with regard to your data?

You have the right at any time, free of charge, to obtain information on the origin and recipient of your personal data and the purpose for which it has been stored. You also have the right to request that this data be rectified, blocked or deleted. You can get in touch with us at any time at the address provided in the Legal notice section regarding this and any other data protection queries you may have. You are also entitled to appeal to the relevant supervisory body.

Furthermore you have the right, under certain circumstances, to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can find details on this in the “Restricting processing” section of our data protection notice.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When visiting our website, your browsing behaviour may be statistically assessed. This analysis is primarily conducted on cookies by so-called analysis programs. Generally speaking, your browsing behaviour is analysed anonymously; browsing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it from being conducted using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the data protection notice below.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you of how you can object in this data protection notice.

2. General information and obligations

Data protection

The operators of these sites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We handle your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection requirements and this data protection notice.

When you use this site, different personal data will be collected. Personal data is data which can be used to identify you personally. This data protection notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains why we do this.

We would like to point out that the online transfer of data (e.g. by conveying it via e-mail) may contain security loopholes. Flawless protection of data against third-party access is impossible.

Party responsible

The party responsible for data processing on this website is:

Homine Management GmbH

Hauptstraße 20/1

4102 Goldwörth

E-Mail: support@homine.at

The party responsible is the natural person or legal entity that decides, individually or together with other parties, as to the purposes for which and the means by which personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and the like) is processed.

Revoking your consent to data processing

Many data processing procedures can only be carried out with your explicit consent. You can revoke any consent you have previously given at any time. All you have to do is send us a message via e-mail. This legitimacy of any data processing that occurs prior to revocation will have no effect on the revocation.

Right to object to the collection of data in specific situations and to object to direct advertising (article 21 GDPR)

When data has been collected in accordance with article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have the right at any time, for reasons relating to your specific situation, to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data. The same applies to any profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal foundation to which a processing operation relates can be found in this data protection notice. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate that there are mandatory reasons for processing that data which are worthy of protection that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or where such processing is used to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims (objection according to article 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for direct advertising purposes, you have the right at any time, to lodge an objection against the processing of your personal data in question for such marketing processes. The same applies to profiling where this relates to such direct advertising. If you do object, your personal data will no longer be processed for direct advertising purposes (objection according to article 21(2) GDPR).

Right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority

If the GDPR is breached, the affected parties have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular one located in the Member State of their ordinary residence, place of work or the place in which the alleged breach took place. The right of appeal exists irrespective of any other remedy provided by administrative or judicial courts.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically, on the basis of your consent or in compliance with an agreement, handed over to you or to a third party in a conventional, machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transferred directly to another responsible party, this will only be done if it is technically possible.

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transfer of restricted content, such as orders or enquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this site uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will know that a connection is encrypted when the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears in the browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption has been activated, the data you send to us cannot also be read by third parties.

Encrypted payment on this site

If, after concluding a contract against a payment, there arises an obligation to send us your payment information (e.g. your account number for direct debit authorisation), this data will be required in order to process that payment.

Payment transactions conducted using a common method of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are performed exclusively with SSL or TLS encryption. You will know that a connection is encrypted when the address line in the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears in the browser line.

When conveyed using encrypted communication, the payment information you send to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information on, blockage, deleting and rectifying data

Under current statutory provisions you have the right, at any time, to free-of-charge information on your stored personal data, its source and recipient and the reason for its being processed and, where applicable, the right to rectify, block or delete this data. You can get in touch with us at any time at the address provided in the Legal notice section regarding this and any other data protection queries you may have.

Right to restrict processing

You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. You can get in touch with us at any time at the address provided in the Legal notice section regarding this issue. You have the right to restrict processing in the following situations:

  • If you dispute the correctness of the personal data stored by us, generally speaking, we will need time to verify this. You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted while this verification is being carried out.
  • If your personal data was/is being processed without authorisation, you may request that data processing be restricted instead of your data being deleted.
  • If we no longer require your personal information, but you need it in order to exercise, defend against or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that data processing be restricted instead of your data being deleted.
  • If you have lodged an objection in accordance with article 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed against our own. If it is not determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data – apart from your storing thereof – can only be processed with your consent or in order to assert, exercise or defend against legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of material public interest to the European Union or a Member State.

Objection to advertising e-mails

The use of contact data, published under Austrian legal requirements to provide publication details, to send advertising and information materials that were not explicitly solicited is hereby prohibited. The operators of the sites reserve the right to take explicit legal actions in the event that unsolicited advertising information is sent, for example, in the form of spam.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

In some cases, websites use cookies. Cookies do not do any harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. They are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are uploaded to your computer and saved on your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your session. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are placed and so that cookies are only allowed in certain cases, are only accepted in particular situations or are generally not allowed and so that cookies are automatically deleted when your browser closes. When cookies are deactivated, this website may have limited functionality.

Cookies that are required for electronic communication processes or to provide certain functions that you want (e.g. the shopping basket function), will be stored in accordance with article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The site operator has a legitimate interest in the storing of cookies to ensure the technically flawless and optimised provision of its services. Where other cookies (e.g. cookies that analyse your browsing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection notice.

Server log files

The site provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files sent to us automatically by your browser. This information is:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Server enquiry time
  • IP address

This data is not amalgamated with other data sources.

This data is collected in accordance with article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The site operator has a legitimate interest in the technically flawless presentation and optimisation of its website, for which reason server log files need to be created.

Contact form

When you send enquiries to us using the contact form, the information you enter on the enquiry form, including the contact data entered on it by you, will be stored by us in order to process your enquiry and if you send any follow-up enquiries. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

The data entered in the contact form is therefore only processed on the basis of your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke any consent you have previously given at any time. All you have to do is send us a message via e-mail. This revocation will have no effect on the legitimacy of any data processing that occurs prior to revocation.

Any data you enter in the contact form will be retained by us until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent to its being stored or the purpose for processing it no longer exists (e.g. after your enquiry has been answered). Any mandatory statutory requirements – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

E-mail, telephone or fax enquiries

If you contact us via e-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry, including any and all personal data resulting therefrom (name, enquiry) will be stored and processed by us in order to handle your request. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

This data will be processed in accordance with article 6(1)(b) GDPR where your enquiry is contingent upon an agreement being complied with or where processing is required in order to perform pre-contractual measures. In any event, processing is subject to your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR) and/or is based on our legitimate interests (article 6(1)(f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in ensuring that enquiries submitted to us are handled effectively.

Any data you enter in the contact form will be retained by us until such time as you request its deletion, revoke your consent to its being stored or the purpose for processing it no longer exists (e.g. after your enquiry has been answered). Any mandatory statutory requirements – in particular retention periods – shall remain unaffected.

Registration on our website

You can register on our website in order to use additional functions on the site. We will only use any information entered for the purposes of the respective offer or service for which you signed up. Any mandatory information requested when signing up must be provided in full, otherwise your registration request will be rejected.

When making any changes, for instance to our range of offers or in the event of necessary technical modifications, we use the e-mail address you supplied when signing up to keep you informed in this regard.

The processing of the data entered during registration is on the basis of your consent (article 6(1)(a) GDPR). You can revoke any consent you have previously given at any time. All you have to do is send us a message via e-mail. This revocation will have no effect on the legitimacy of any data processing that occurs prior to revocation.

Any data collected when you sign up will be retained by us for as long as you are registered on our site and will be subsequently deleted. Any statutory retention periods shall remain unaffected.

Data processing (customer and contract data)

We only collect, process and use personal information where this is required in order to establish, design or modify the content of the legal relationship (inventory data). This takes place in accordance with article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows data to be processed in order to implement an agreement or to perform pre-contractual measures. We only collect, process and use personal data relating to the use of our sites (usage data) where this is required to enable the user to use the service or to bill the user for that service.

Any customer data collected will be deleted once the order is completed or the commercial relationship is terminated. Any statutory retention periods shall remain unaffected.

Transmission of data when concluding agreements for online shops, merchants and dispatch of goods  

We only transmit personal data to third parties when required in order to implement the agreement e.g. the company entrusted with delivering the goods or the bank responsible for processing the payment. No other transmission of data takes place or only takes place when you have explicitly consented to such transmission. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.

Data is processed in accordance with article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows data to be processed in order to implement an agreement or to perform pre-contractual measures.

Transmission of data when concluding agreements for services and digital content

We only transmit personal data to third parties when required in order to implement the agreement e.g. the companies entrusted with delivering the goods or the bank responsible for processing the payment.

No other transmission of data takes place or only takes place when you have explicitly consented to such transmission. Your data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent, e.g. for advertising purposes.

Data is processed in accordance with article 6(1)(b) GDPR, which allows data to be processed in order to implement an agreement or to perform pre-contractual measures.

4. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This site uses functions provided by web analysis service Google Analytics, which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable your use of the site to be analysed. The information created by cookies regarding your usage of this site are generally transferred to a Google server in US where it is stored.

Google Analytics cookies are stored and this analysis tool is used in accordance with article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The site operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.

Browser plugin

You can prevent cookies from being stored by making the corresponding adjustments to your browser software’s settings. We would point out however, that should you choose to do so, it is possible that some of this site’s functions will not be fully usable. You can also prevent Google from collecting the information produced by these cookies and the information concerning your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as preventing Google from processing said data by downloading and installing the browser plugin found in the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device which will prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: deactivate Google Analytics.

You can find out more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s data protection notice: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking

This site uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”).

As part of Google AdWords, we employ conversion tracking. When you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be placed. Cookies are small text files that examine the web browser used on the user’s computer. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used to personally identify the user. If the user visits certain pages on this site and the cookie has not yet expired, both we and Google are able to see that the user has clicked on the ad and has been forwarded to this site.

Every Google AdWords customer will receive another cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. Any information obtained using conversion cookies is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers will find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and who have been forwarded to a site provided by the conversion tracking tag. They will not however receive any information that identifies the user personally. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this usage by simply deactivating the Google conversion tracking cookie in your web browser’s user settings, after which time you will no longer be included in the conversion tracking statistics.

“Conversion cookies” are stored and this tracking tool is used in accordance with article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The site operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its web offering and its advertising.

You can find out more information on Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking in Google’s data protection notice: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed when cookies are placed and so that cookies are only allowed in certain cases, are only accepted in particular situations or are generally not allowed and so that cookies are automatically deleted when your browser closes. When cookies are deactivated, this website may have limited functionality.

5. Payment provider and reseller

PayPal

On our website, we allow users to pay using PayPal, among other options. This payment service is provided by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as “PayPal”).

If you choose to pay via PayPal, any payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal.

Your data is transmitted to PayPal in accordance with article 6(1)(a) GDPR (Consent) and article 6(1)(b) GDPR (Processing for the purposes of performing an agreement). You have the option of revoking your consent to data processing at any time. This revocation will not however have any effect on any data processing procedures that took place previously.

Instant transfer

On our website, we allow users to pay via “instant transfer”, among other options. This payment service is provided by Sofort GmbH, Theresienhöhe 12, 80339 Munich (hereinafter referred to as “Sofort GmbH”).

Using the “instant transfer” process, we get real time payment confirmation from Sofort GmbH and can immediately commence fulfilment of our obligations.

If you have opted for the “instant transfer” payment method, you will be sending your PIN and a current TAN to Sofort GmbH which the latter may use to log in to your online bank account. After logging in, Sofort GmbH will automatically check your account status and forward the transfer to us using a TAN transmitted by you. They then immediately send us a transaction confirmation. After logging in, your transactions, overdraft facility, credit facilities and the existence of other accounts and their status will also be checked automatically.

As well as your PIN and TAN, the payment data you entered and personal data relating to you will also be transmitted to Sofort GmbH. Personal data includes your first and last names, address, telephone number(s), e-mail address, IP address and, where applicable, any other information required to process the payment. This data has to be transmitted in order to establish your identity beyond any doubt and to prevent fraud.

Your data is transmitted to Sofort GmbH in accordance with article 6(1)(a) GDPR (Consent) and article 6(1)(b) GDPR (Processing for the purposes of performing an agreement). You have the option of revoking your consent to data processing at any time. This revocation will not however have any effect on any data processing procedures that took place previously.

You can find details on paying via instant transfer at the following links: https://www.sofort.de/datenschutz.html and https://www.klarna.com/sofort/.