The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit this website. Personal data are any kind of data that can be used to identify you personally. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our Data Protection Notice which follows this text.
Data collected on this website Who is responsible for collecting data on this website? Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Please refer to the legal notice on this website for their contact details.
How do we collect your data? On the one hand, your data are collected when you give them to us. Such data may include, for example, information you enter on a contact form. Other data are collected by our IT systems either automatically or after you have given your consent when you visit our website. In particular, this is technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time the page was viewed). The data are collected automatically as soon as you view our website.
What do we use your personal data for? Some of the data are collected to ensure the error-free provision of our website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have with regard to your personal data? You have the right to obtain free information at any time regarding the origin and recipient of and purpose for storing your personal data. You also have the right to demand that such data be corrected or deleted. If you have given us consent to process your data, you make revoke it at any time for the future. Furthermore, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data under certain circumstances. In addition, you have the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.
Should you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.
Analysis tools and tools used by third-party provider When you visit this website, your surfing behaviour may be statistically evaluated. This is primarily done using so-called analysis programs.
For more detailed information on these analysis programs, please refer to the Data Protection Notice below.
2. HOSTING AND CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORKS (CDN)
External hosting This website is hosted by an external service provider (web host). The personal data which are collected on this website are stored on the web host servers. Generally, this includes IP addresses, contact requests, metadata, communications data, contractual data, personal contact data, names, website access and other data that are generated via a website.
Web hosts are used for the performance of a contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 (1) b of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) [Datenschutzgrundverordnung / DSGVO]) and in the interests of providing our online products securely, quickly and efficiently through a professional provider (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR).
Our web host service provider will process your personal data only to the extent required to fulfil their obligations to provide services. They will follow our instructions with regard to these data.
Conclusion of a contract for order processing To ensure that personal data is processed in compliance with data protection, we have concluded a contract for order processing with our web host service provider.
3. 3. GENERAL INFORMATION AND MANDATORY INFORMATION
Data protection The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations as well as this Data Protection Notice.
When you use this website, different kinds of personal data are collected. Personal data are data that can be used to identify you personally. This Data Protection Notice explains which data we collect and what we use them for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We would like to point out that there may be security gaps when transmitting data on the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). It is impossible to safeguard completely against unauthorised access by third parties.
Note regarding the responsible party
The party responsible for data processing on this website is:
RUTHS BERLIN GmbH [a limited liability company under German law] Langhansstraße 126 13086 Berlin / Germany
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes for and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revoking your consent to process your data
Many data processing procedures are only possible with your explicit consent. The consent you have given us may be revoked at any time. Any data processing carried out in the past until such revocation shall remain unaffected by this revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
If data processing is carried out based on Art. 6 (1) e or f GDPR, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, on grounds relating to your particular situation. This also includes profiling based on these provisions. Please refer to the Data Protection Notice below for information on the respective legal basis on which processing is based. Should you object, we shall no longer process your personal data unless we can prove that there are compelling legitimate grounds for such processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless such processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR).
If your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data which concern you for such marketing; this includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Should you object, your personal data shall no longer be processed for direct marketing purposes (right to object pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR).
Right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority Should there be breaches of the GDPR, data subjects shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority, especially in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged breach. The right to appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.
Right to data portability You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, which we have processed automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract, in a commonly used and machine-readable format or to have such data transmitted to a third party. Should you demand that the data be transmitted directly to another responsible party, this shall only be done where technically feasible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential information such as orders or inquiries which you send to us as the page operator, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is easily recognised: the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock icon will appear in the browser line.
If SSL and/or TLS encryption have been activated, the personal data that is sent to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, rectification and erasure
Within the scope of applicable legal regulations, you have the right at any time to receive free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing. You may also have the right to request that such data be corrected or deleted. Should you have any questions regarding personal data, please contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.
Right to restrict processing
Sie haben das Recht, die Einschränkung der Verarbeitung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten zu verlangen. Hierzu können Sie sich jederzeit unter der im Impressum angegebenen Adresse an uns wenden. Das Recht auf Einschränkung der Verarbeitung besteht in folgenden Fällen:
If you contest the accuracy of the personal data we have stored for you we generally require a certain period of time to enable us to verify the accuracy of such data. For the duration of such verification, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
If your personal data was/is processed unlawfully, you may oppose the erasure of such data and request that processing of your data be restricted instead.
If we no longer require your personal data, but you require them for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, you have the right to oppose the erasure of such data and request that processing of your data be restricted instead.
If you have objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it has not been established whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data, with the exception of storage, may only be processed with your consent or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or of a Member State.
4. DATA COLLECTION ON THIS WEBSITE
Inquiry via e-mail or telephone
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or telefax, your inquiry, including all of the resulting personal data (name, inquiry) shall be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your inquiry. We shall not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b GDPR provided your inquiry is connected to the performance of a contract or necessary for executing measures prior to entering into the contract. In all other cases, processing is based on our legitimate interest in effectively processing the inquiries sent to us (Art. 6 (1) f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR) provided this has been requested.
We shall keep the personal data sent to us by you in your contact requests until you request that they be deleted, revoke your consent to our storing them or until the purpose for storing the data ceases to exist (e.g. after processing of your inquiry has been completed). This shall not affect mandatory statutory provisions, especially statutory retention periods.
5. PLUGINS AND TOOLS
Google Maps This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In order to use the Google Maps functions, your IP address must be stored. Generally, this information is transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.
Google Maps are used to provide an appealing presentation of our online products and to make it easier to find the locations indicated by us on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f GDPR. Provided a corresponding consent was requested, processing is carried out solely on the basis of Art. 6 (1) a GDPR; this consent may be revoked at any time.