Privacy Policy

Our website can generally be used without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible. 

Responsible body within the meaning of the Data Protection Act

QPRO Audio GmbH & Co. KG, Hartham 15a, 94152 Neuhaus am Inn
Telephone 08503 9235374, info@qpro-audio.de 

Collection of general information

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person. This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the website content you have requested and is mandatory when using the Internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis

In the following we share the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process the personal data. Please note that in addition to the regulations of the GDPR, the national data protection requirements in your or our country of residence and domicile may apply. If more specific legal bases are relevant in individual cases, we will inform you of this in the data protection declaration.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection regulations apply in Germany. This includes in particular the law on the protection against misuse of personal data during data processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). The BDSG contains in particular special regulations on the right to information, the right to deletion, the right of objection, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission as well as automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. It also regulates data processing for the purpose of employment (Section 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states can apply.

Security measures 

In accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we make suitable technical solutions and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, transfer, securing of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and reactions to the threat to the data. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

SSL encryption (https): We use SSL encryption to protect your data transmitted via our online offer. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https: // in the address line of your browser.

Use of cookies

Cookies are text files that contain data from websites or domains that have been visited and are stored on the user’s computer by a browser. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user during or after their visit to an online offer. In addition to the information stored, e.g. the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the place where a video was viewed. The term cookies also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g. if user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as „user IDs“)

A distinction is made between the following cookie types and functions:

Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user has left an online offer and closed his browser.

Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies are saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. The interests of users who are used to measure reach or for marketing purposes can also be stored in such a cookie.

First-party cookies: First-party cookies are set by us.

Third-party cookies (also: third-party cookies): Third-party cookies are mainly used by advertisers (so-called third parties) to process user information.

Necessary, absolutely necessary cookies: Cookies can be absolutely necessary for the operation of a website (e.g. to save logins or other user input or for security reasons).

Statistics, marketing and personalization cookies: Furthermore, cookies are usually also used in the context of range measurement and when the interests of a user or his behavior (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc. ) are stored on individual websites in a user profile. Such profiles are used to provide users with e.g. Display content that matches their potential interests. This process is also known as „tracking“, i.e. tracking the potential interests of users. . If we use cookies or „tracking“ technologies, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration or when obtaining consent.

Notes on legal bases: The legal basis on which we process your personal data with the help of cookies depends on whether we ask for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is the declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in a business operation of our online offer and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary, to fulfill our contractual obligations.

General information on revocation and objection (opt-out): Depending on whether processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke your consent or to object to the processing of your data using cookie technologies ( collectively referred to as „opt-out“). You can first explain your objection using the settings of your browser, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (which can also restrict the functionality of our online offer). An objection to the use of cookies for the purposes of online marketing can also be declared using a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the websites https://optout.aboutads.info and https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ will. In addition, you can receive further objection notices in the context of the information on the service providers and cookies used.
Processing of cookie data on the basis of consent: Before we process or have data processed in the context of the use of cookies, we ask the user for consent that can be revoked at any time. Before the consent has not been given, cookies may be used that are necessary for the operation of our online offer. They are used on the basis of our interest and the interest of users in the expected functionality of our online offer.

Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Legal bases: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Presence on social media
We maintain an online presence within social networks in order to communicate with the users active there or to offer information about us there.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for the user, because e.g. the enforcement of user rights could be made more difficult. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield or offer comparable guarantees of a secure level of data protection, we would like to point out that they undertake to comply with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, the data of the users within social networks are usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. E.g. User profiles are created based on the usage behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used to e.g. To place advertisements inside and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the user’s computer, in which the usage behavior and the interests of the user are stored. Furthermore, data can be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the options for objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of rights of data subjects, we point out that these can be most effectively asserted with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can contact us.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).
Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Purposes of processing: Contact requests and communication, tracking (e.g. interest / behavior-related profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).
Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Services and service providers used:

Facebook: Social network; Service provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website: https://www.facebook.com; Data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): Settings for advertisements: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads; Additional information on data protection: Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum, data protection information for Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/ terms / information_about_page_insights_data.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, ie text files that are saved on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.

Web analysis and optimization 

The web analysis (also referred to as „reach measurement“) is used to evaluate the visitor flows to our online offer and can provide behavior, interests or demographic information about visitors, such as include age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of the range analysis we can e.g. recognize at which time our online offer or its functions or content are used most often or invite you to reuse. We can also understand which areas need optimization.

In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures to e.g. to test and optimize different versions of our online offer or its components.

For the purpose of web analysis and optimization, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called „cookie“) or similar processes can be used for the same purpose. This information can e.g. content viewed, websites visited and elements and technical information used there, such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to their location data being collected, this can also be processed, depending on the provider.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use an IP masking process (i.e. pseudonymisation by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) are stored in the context of web analysis, A / B testing and optimization, but pseudonyms. This means that we and the providers of the software used do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective procedures.
Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
Purposes of processing: Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors), tracking (e.g. interest- / behavior-related profiling, use of cookies), visitor activity evaluation, profiling (creation of user profiles).
Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).
Used services and service providers:
Jetpack (WordPress Stats): Jetpack offers analysis functions for WordPress software. Service provider: Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA; Website: https://automattic.com; Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address); Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy, Cookies Policy: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies. 

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you reached our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.
If you do not want to participate in tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or set your browser to block cookies from the “googleleadservices.com” domain.
Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in your browser, you have to set the respective opt-out cookie again. 

WordPress Stats

Our website uses WordPress Stats, a service from Automattic, Inc., 60 29th Street 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. WordPress Stats uses, among other things, cookies that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website. In the context of use, data, in particular the IP address and activities of the user, can be transmitted to a server from Automattic, Inc. and stored there. Automattic, Inc. may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if this data is processed by third parties. You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (in particular your IP address) and the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of Java Script in your browser or by installing a tool such as ‘NoScript’. Further information on data protection when using WordPress Stats can be found under the following link: https://automattic.com/privacy/

WordPress.com

JavaScript code from the website www.wordpress.com, owned by Automattic, Inc., 60 29th Street 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA (Automattic) is loaded on our site. If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser may transmit personal data to Automattic. We do not know which data Automattic links to the data received and for what purposes Automattic uses this data. Further information can be found in the Automattic data protection declaration. To prevent the execution of JavaScript code from Automattic altogether, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. noscript or ghostery).

Rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to correct, block or, apart from the required data storage for business transactions, delete your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. You can find the contact details at the bottom.
To ensure that data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a block file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, provided that there is no statutory archiving obligation. If there is such an obligation, we will block your data on request.
You can make changes or withdraw your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future. 

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. B. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to QPro Audio

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email to info@qpro-audio.de

+49 (0) 85 03 / 9 23 53 74