PRIVACY POLICY
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY

PRIVACY POLICY

1) ANONYMOUS DATA COLLECTION
We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website and website shop and would like to thank you for your interest in our company and our products. The protection of your privacy when using our web pages is very important to us. For this reason, please note the following information.

2) COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA

You can as a matter of principle use our web pages without us collecting any of your personal data.
Personal data will be collected if you register as a customer, order products, subscribe to our newsletter or use certain features on our website. Detailed information about the type and scope of data collection can be found on the respective pages.

After completion of the contract and full payment of the purchase price, your data will be stored in compliance with tax and commercial law retention periods, but deleted at the end of these periods.

3) RIGHT OF REVOCATION

At any time you can refuse or revoke your consent to the use of your data for advertising purposes. Then we will no longer send you any brochures or promotional emails. To do this, contact info@smartkat.net.

4) DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

As part of order processing, the personal data we collect are shared with the transport company contracted for delivery, insofar as this is required for the delivery of the products. As part of payment processing, we share your payment information with the credit institute charged with handling payments.

5) COOKIES

Our website employs "cookies" to make your visit more user-friendly, effective and secure, and in particular to speed navigation of our website. In addition, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page impressions and general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored at your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system with most of them being "session cookies". “Session cookies” are automatically deleted from your hard disk at the end of the browser session.

Other cookies, referred to as “persistent cookies”, remain on your computer system, allowing us to identify you on your next visit. You may of course at any time refuse to accept cookies, provided this option is available in your browser. Please note that certain features of this website may not work correctly or may work in a limited way if your browser is set to not accept cookies.

6) USAGE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"), to collect and store data which is used to create pseudonymous user profiles. These user profiles help us to analyze user behavior and are evaluated to enable us to improve our offering and tailor its design to your needs.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to support the website analysis how users use our webpage. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States of Americas. In case IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances shall the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and be shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

You can also prevent the data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) generated by the cookies from being recorded by Google and Google's processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin from the following link: tools. google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "gat._anonymizeIp();" so that IP addresses are only recorded in anonymized form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual (IP masking).User opt-out or “right of revocation”.

User profiles are not linked to personal data concerning the bearer of the pseudonym without the express permission of the person concerned. You may revoke your consent to data retrieval and storage for the purpose of web analysis at any time, having effect for the future, by writing an email to contact@smartkat.net.

Google has developed a plugin for a variety of browsers. When users install this browser plugin, Google Analytics is stopped on the pages visited. This new option has already been taken into account in the Privacy policy information above. The plugin is currently available for the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

7) USAGE OF FACEBOOK PLUGINS
We have embedded Facebook plugins, into our website. (Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA).

When visiting a page of our website that contains a Facebook plugin, a direct connection between your browser and a Facebook server is established and the “Like” button is displayed in your browser. By this connection, the plugin provides Facebook with the information that you have accessed a certain page of our website with your IP address.

If you are a member of Facebook and you are logged-in while you are visiting our website, via the plugin Facebook recognizes which specific web page you are visiting at the moment on our website and assigns this information to your user profile. When clicking the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link content from our site to your Facebook profile. Furthermore, the information that you have visited our website will be transmitted to Facebook, regardless of whether or not you click the “Like” button.

To prevent the transmission and storage of information about you and your surfing behavior by Facebook, you will first have to log out of Facebook prior to visiting our website. Further information about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in regard to this and the settings for protecting your privacy can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy available at the following link:
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

8) FURTHER INFORMATION AND CONTACTS
You are entitled to be informed of stored data about you free of charge and may request this data to be corrected, blocked or deleted if needed. If you have additional questions related to the data collection, processing or use of your personal data please contact us at any time. The same applies to requests for information, correction, blocking or deletion of your personal data as well as the revocation of your consent.

9) NEWSLETTER
Upon subscribing to our newsletter, your email address will be used for our own promotional purposes only until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We use Mailchimp to send out our newsletter. In order to send you an email we disclose personal data to our service provider.
By clicking the "unsubscribe" link at the bottom of our newsletter you may at any time revoke your email address from being used for promotion with immediate effect.

10) CONTACT FOR PRIVACY-RELATED MATTERS
If you have any questions related to the collection or use of your personal data, regarding information, notification, blocking or data deletion, or wish to revoke your consent, please contact:

Pamela Meindl
Tel.: +49 (0) 176 3062 3350

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