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Data protection

Responsible for data processing is:
Tim Schmitz
Mondorfer Strasse 33
53844 Troisdorf

Email: info@horizonhikes.com

Telephone: 015168544051

We are pleased that you are interested in our online shop. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

1. Access Data and Hosting

You can visit our website without providing any personal information. Each time a website is called up, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the call, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the call. This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free operation of the site and improving our offer. This serves to protect our overriding legitimate interests in a correct presentation of our offer in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. All access data will be deleted no later than one month after the end of your visit to the site.

hosting

The services for hosting and displaying the website are partly provided by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. Unless otherwise stated in the present data protection declaration, all access data and all data collected in the forms provided on this website are processed on their servers. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this data protection declaration.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in the following countries, for which the European Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection: Canada

Our service providers are based and/or use servers in the US and other countries outside of the EU and EEA. There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission for these countries. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

2. Data processing for contract processing and contacting

2.1 Data processing for contract execution

For the purpose of contract processing (including inquiries about and processing of any existing warranty and non-performance claims as well as any statutory updating obligations) in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, we collect personal data if you provide it to us as part of your Submit your order voluntarily. Mandatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we need the data to process the contract and we cannot send the order without providing it. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms.

Further information on the processing of your data, in particular on the transfer to our service providers for the purpose of order, payment and shipping processing, can be found in the following sections of this data protection declaration. After the contract has been completed, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after the tax and commercial retention periods in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. c GDPR, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration.

2.2 Customer Account

If you have given your consent to this in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR by deciding to open a customer account, we will use your data for the purpose of opening a customer account and storing your data for further future orders our website. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described in this data protection declaration or using a function in the customer account provided for this purpose. After your customer account has been deleted, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit which we inform you in this statement.

We collect personal data if you voluntarily provide it to us when opening a customer account. Mandatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we need the data to open the customer account and you cannot complete the account opening without providing it. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data you provide to process the contract and to process your inquiries in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described in this data protection declaration or using a function in the customer account provided for this purpose. After your customer account has been deleted, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit which we inform you in this statement.

2.3 Contacting Us

As part of customer communication, we collect personal data to process your inquiries in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR if you voluntarily provide us with this when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Mandatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we need the data to process your contact. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. After your request has been fully processed, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit about which we inform you in this statement.

Live chat tool WhatsApp

For the purpose of customer communication, we use the live chat tool from WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("WhatsApp"). This serves to safeguard our overriding legitimate interests in effective and improved customer communication in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. WhatsApp works for us on our behalf. The phone numbers we store on our mobile device are automatically processed on servers of Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Only telephone numbers of customers who have previously contacted us via WhatsApp and have therefore already accepted WhatsApp's terms of use and data protection are saved. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

3. Data processing for the purpose of shipping processing

In order to fulfill the contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR, we pass on your data to the shipping service provider commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods ordered.

The same applies to the transfer of data to our manufacturers or wholesalers in cases where they take over the shipping for us (drop shipping). These are considered shipping service providers within the meaning of this data protection declaration.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in these countries: China
There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission for these countries. Our cooperation with you is based on these guarantees: Standard data protection clauses of the European Commission

Data transfer to shipping service providers for the purpose of shipping notification

If you have given us your express consent to this during or after your order, we will pass on your e-mail address to the selected shipping service provider in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit can contact you for the purpose of delivery notification or coordination.
The consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this data protection declaration or directly to the shipping service provider at the contact address listed below. After revocation, we will delete the data you have provided for this purpose, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data that goes beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration.

Hermes Germany GmbH
Essener Strasse 89
D-22419 Hamburg
Germany

DHL Parcel Ltd
Strassenweg 10
53113 Bonn
Germany

4. Data processing for payment processing

When processing payments in our online shop, we work together with these partners: technical service providers, credit institutions, payment service providers.

4.1 Data processing for transaction processing

Depending on the selected payment method, we pass on the data necessary for processing the payment transaction to our technical service providers who work for us as part of order processing, or to the commissioned credit institutions or to the selected payment service provider, insofar as this is necessary to process the payment. This serves to fulfill the contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. b GDPR. In some cases, the payment service providers collect the data required to process the payment themselves, e.g. on their own website or via a technical integration in the ordering process. In this respect, the data protection declaration of the respective payment service provider applies.
If you have any questions about our payment processing partners and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact options described in this data protection declaration.

4.2 Data processing for the purpose of fraud prevention and optimizing our payment processes

If necessary, we give our service providers further data, which they use together with the data necessary for processing the payment as our processors for the purpose of fraud prevention and the optimization of our payment processes (e.g. invoicing, processing disputed payments, accounting support). In accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter f GDPR, this serves to protect our legitimate interests in our protection against fraud and in efficient payment management, which are overriding in the context of a balancing of interests.

4.3 Identity and credit check when selecting Klarna payment services

Klarna direct debit, purchase on account via Klarna
If you opt for the payment services of Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter Klarna), we ask for your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. that we may transmit the data necessary for processing the payment and an identity and credit check to Klarna. In Germany, the credit agencies named in Klarna’s data protection declaration can be used for identity and credit checks. Klarna uses the information received about the statistical probability of non-payment for a balanced decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified in this data protection declaration. As a result, we may no longer be able to offer you certain payment options. You can also revoke your consent to this use of personal data at any time by contacting Klarna.

4.4 Identity and credit check when choosing Billpay payment services (operated by Klarna Bank AB)

If you opt for the payment services of Klarna Bank AB AB (publ.), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden (hereinafter BillPay), we ask for your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a DSGVO that we are allowed to transmit the data necessary for processing the payment and an identity and credit check to Billpay. In Germany, the credit agencies named in Billpay's data protection declaration can be used for identity and credit checks. Billpay uses the information received about the statistical probability of non-payment for a balanced decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified in this data protection declaration. As a result, we may no longer be able to offer you certain payment options. You can revoke your consent to this use of personal data at any time from BillPay.

4.5 Identity and credit check when selecting purchase on account via PayPal and Ratepay

If you choose the payment method purchase on account (offered via Ratepay GmbH, Franklinstraße 28-29, 10587 Berlin (hereinafter Ratepay) and PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter PayPal)), we ask for your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. In Germany, the credit agencies named in Ratepay's data protection declaration can be used for identity and credit checks. Ratepay uses the information received about the statistical probability of non-payment for a balanced decision on the establishment, implementation or termination of the contractual relationship. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified in this data protection declaration. As a result, we may no longer be able to offer you certain payment options. Additional information on data protection at PayPal can be found here .

5. Promotion by Email

5.1 E-mail newsletter with registration, newsletter tracking with separate consent

If you register for our newsletter, we use the data required for this or separately provided by you in order to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter. After unsubscribing, we will delete your e-mail address from the list of recipients, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

If you have also given us your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit future newsletter campaigns (“newsletter tracking”).

For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain one-pixel technologies (e.g. so-called web beacons, tracking pixels), which are stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link in particular the following "newsletter data"

  • the page from which the page was requested (so-called referrer URL),
  • the date and time of the call,
  • the description of the type of web browser used,
  • the IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the E-Mail adress,
  • the date and time of registration and confirmation

and the One-Pixel Technologies with your email address or your IP address and possibly a unique ID. Links contained in the newsletter may also contain this ID.

Unsubscribing from newsletter tracking is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described or via a link provided for this purpose in the newsletter.

The information is stored as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter.

5.2 Newsletter dispatch

The newsletter and the newsletter tracking shown above may also be sent by our service providers as part of processing on our behalf. If you have any questions about our service providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this data protection declaration.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in the following countries, for which the European Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection: United Kingdom.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in the following countries, for which the European Commission has determined an adequate level of data protection: Canada.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in these countries: USA, Australia. There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission for this country/these countries. Our cooperation with them is based on these guarantees: Standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Our service providers are based and/or use servers in these countries: USA, India. There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission for this country/these countries. Our cooperation with them is based on these guarantees: Standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Our service providers are located and/or use servers in these countries: USA
There is no adequacy decision by the European Commission for these countries. Our cooperation with you is based on these guarantees: Standard data protection clauses of the European Commission

5.3 Sending Review Requests by Email

If you have given us your express consent to this during or after your order in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit rating system used. This consent can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in this data protection declaration or via a link provided for this purpose in the evaluation request.

6. Cookies and Other Technologies

General information

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use technologies including so-called cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are automatically saved on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit (persistent cookies).

Protection of privacy for end devices
When using our online offer, we use technologies that are absolutely necessary in order to be able to provide the expressly requested telemedia service. The storage of information in your end device or the access to information that is already stored in your end device does not require your consent in this respect.

For functions that are not absolutely necessary, the storage of information on your device or the access to information that is already stored on your device requires your consent. We would like to point out that if you do not give your consent, parts of the website may not be fully usable. Any consent you may have given will remain in effect until you adjust or reset the respective settings in your device.

Any downstream data processing using cookies and other technologies
We use technologies that are absolutely necessary for the use of certain functions of our website (e.g. shopping cart function). These technologies collect and process the IP address, time of visit, device and browser information and information about your use of our website (e.g. information about the contents of the shopping cart). Within the framework of a weighing of interests, this serves overriding legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

In addition, we use technologies to fulfill the legal obligations to which we are subject (e.g. to be able to prove consent to the processing of your personal data) as well as for web analysis and online marketing. Further information on this, including the respective legal basis for data processing, can be found in the following sections of this data protection declaration.

You can find the cookie settings for your browser under the following links: Microsoft Edge™ / Safari™ / Chrome™ / Firefox™ / Opera™

If you have consented to the use of the technologies in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, you can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option described in the data protection declaration.

7. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

If you have given your consent to this in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 Letter a GDPR, we use the following cookies and other third-party technologies on our website. After the end of the use of the respective technology by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. You can find more information about your revocation options in the "Cookies and other technologies" section. See each technology for more information, including how we work with each vendor. If you have any questions about the providers and the basis of our cooperation with them, please use the contact option described in this data protection declaration.

7.1 Use of Google Services

We use the following technologies from Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The information automatically collected by Google technologies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. If your IP address is collected via Google technologies, it will be shortened before it is stored on Google's servers by activating IP anonymization. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server and shortened there. Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement concluded between jointly responsible persons for the respective technology in accordance with Art. 26 DSGVO. Further information about data processing by Google can be found in Google's data protection information .

Google Analytics

For the purpose of website analysis, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information on your use of our website) is automatically collected and stored with Google Analytics, from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. Cookies can be used. In principle, your IP address will not be merged with other Google data. The data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement on order processing by Google.

We also use the Google Analytics Google Optimize extension function to create and run tests.

YouTube Video Plugin

To integrate third-party content, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information) is collected via the YouTube video plugin in the extended data protection mode we use, transmitted to Google and then processed by Google, only if you Play video.

7.2 Use of Facebook Services

Use of Facebook Pixel

We use the Facebook pixel as part of the Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. technologies presented below. , 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook (by Meta)" or "Meta Platforms Ireland"). With the Facebook pixel, data (IP address, time of visit, device and browser information as well as information about your use of our website based on events specified by us, such as visiting a website or subscribing to a newsletter) are automatically collected and stored, from which using User profiles are created from pseudonyms. As part of the so-called extended data comparison, information is also collected and stored hashed for comparison purposes, with which individuals can be identified (e.g. names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers). For this purpose, a cookie is automatically set by the Facebook pixel when you visit our website, which automatically enables your browser to be recognized when you visit other websites by means of a pseudonymous cookie ID. Facebook (by Meta) will combine this information with other data from your Facebook account and use it to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website use, in particular personalized and group-based advertising.
The information automatically collected by Facebook (by Meta) technologies about your use of our website is usually transferred to a server of Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. If we are responsible for data transmission to the USA, our cooperation is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Further information about data processing by Facebook can be found in the data protection information of Facebook (by Meta) .

Facebook analytics

As part of the Facebook Business Tools, statistics on visitor activities on our website are generated from the data collected with the Facebook pixel about your use of our website. The data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement on order processing by Facebook (by Meta). Your analysis serves to optimally display and market our website.

Facebook Ads (Ads Manager)

We use Facebook Ads to promote this website on Facebook (by Meta) and other platforms. We determine the parameters of the respective advertising campaign. Facebook (by Meta) is responsible for the precise implementation, in particular the decision on the placement of the ads with individual users. Unless otherwise specified for the individual technologies, data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement between joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. The joint responsibility is limited to the collection of the data and its transmission to Meta Platforms Ireland. This does not include subsequent data processing by Meta Platforms Ireland.

Based on the statistics on visitor activity on our website created via Facebook Pixel, we operate group-based advertising on Facebook (by meta) via Facebook Custom Audience by determining the characteristics of the respective target group. As part of the extended data comparison (see above) that takes place to determine the respective target group, Facebook (by Meta) acts as our processor.

Based on the pseudonymous cookie ID set by the Facebook pixel and the data collected about your usage behavior on our website, we operate personalized advertising via Facebook pixel remarketing .

We use Facebook Pixel Conversions to measure your subsequent usage behavior for web analysis and event tracking if you came to our website via an advertisement from Facebook Ads. The data processing takes place on the basis of an agreement on order processing by Facebook (by Meta).

8. Social Media

8.1 Social plugins from Facebook (by Meta), Instagram (by Meta)

Social buttons from social networks are used on our website. These are only integrated into the page as HTML links, so that no connection to the servers of the respective provider is established when our website is called up. If you click on one of the buttons, the website of the respective social network will open in a new window in your browser. There you can, for example, press the Like or Share button.

8.2 Our online presence on Facebook (by Meta), Instagram (by Meta), Youtube, Pinterest

If you have given your consent to the respective social media operator in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit and stored, from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are usually used for this. For detailed information on the processing and use of the data by the respective social media operator as well as a contact option and your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the data protection notices of the providers linked below. If you still need help in this regard, you can contact us.

Facebook (by Meta) is an offer from Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta Platforms Ireland"). The information automatically collected by Meta Platforms Ireland about your use of our online presence on Facebook (by Meta) is usually transferred to a server of Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there . The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Data processing when visiting a Facebook (by Meta) fan page is based on an agreement between joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. For more information (about Insights data), see here .

Instagram (by Meta) is an offer from Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Meta Platforms Ireland") The information automatically collected by Meta Platforms Ireland about your use of our online presence on Instagram is stored in usually transferred to a server of Meta Platforms, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA and stored there. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission. Data processing when visiting an Instagram (by Meta) fan page is based on an agreement between joint controllers in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR. For more information (about Insights data), see here .

YouTube is an offer from Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The information automatically collected by Google about your use of our online presence on YouTube is usually transferred to a server of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and stored there. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

Pinterest is an offer from Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Pinterest"). The information automatically collected by Pinterest about your use of our online presence on Pinterest is usually transferred to a server of Pinterest, Inc., 505 Brannan St., San Francisco, CA 94107, USA and stored there. The European Commission has not issued an adequacy decision for the USA. Our cooperation with them is based on standard data protection clauses of the European Commission.

9. Contact options and your rights

9.1 Your Rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights:

  • pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to request information about your personal data processed by us to the extent specified there;
  • pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is required
    • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
    • to comply with a legal obligation;
    • for reasons of public interest or
    • is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • according to Art. 18 DSGVO the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data, insofar as
    • the accuracy of the data is contested by you;
    • the processing is unlawful but you oppose its erasure;
    • we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or
    • you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request transmission to another person responsible;
  • according to Art. 77 DSGVO the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

Right to object

Insofar as we process personal data as explained above in order to protect our legitimate interests, which prevail in the context of a balancing of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. If the processing is for other purposes, you only have the right to object if there are reasons that arise from your particular situation.

After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defense of serves legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

9.2 Contact Options

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, restriction or deletion of data, as well as revocation of consent given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly using the contact details in our imprint.

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