We would also like to note the following as regards to the usage of service providers located outside of the European Union: Garage Website Online is a service that is offered internationally. We operate worldwide and our users are scattered across this planet. Generally, we give priority to European service providers when selecting particular services and service offerings, especially where such providers can deliver the required services at a comparable and competitive price and service level. However, we also wish to be completely transparent. For many of the services that we use there is simply no comparable, acceptable alternative. As a result we therefore employ the use of a range of service providers outside the European Union, in particular from the USA. We take steps to ensure that measures according to European Data Protection law are taken and applied to guarantee an adequate level of data protection.
We collect, process and use personal data in accordance with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in order to provide our services. The promotion of our products and provision of information as regards product functions etc. to Garage Website Online Users as well as other interested parties is a natural component thereof. The scope of the processing of the personal data concerned depends on whether our websites are merely being visited or alternatively being used by a Garage Website Online User or more specifically if a registration as a user takes place.
Our websites are generally accessible websites and not intended for children. We do not knowingly collect personal information from users who are considered to be children under their respective national laws.
Garage Website Online uses the personal data of the Garage Website Online user to perform and implement the contract with the Garage Website Online user and to provide our services (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) in order to comply with our legal obligations (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR) or to protect the vital interests of the Garage Website Online user (Art. 6 (1) (d) GDPR).
This includes the following cases:
We only use the personal data of the Garage Website Online user in pursuit of our legitimate interests, provided these interests are not overridden by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the Garage Website Online user (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). We have introduced control mechanisms in order to balance our interests with the rights of the Garage Website Online user. On the basis of these principles, we use the data as follows:
With the consent of the Garage Website Online user (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR) we may use their personal data:
We limit the amount of personal data we share to what is directly relevant and necessary to achieve the stated purpose.
When registering for a Garage Website Online website, it is necessary to provide an email address and password and to create a user account. The email address is used, among other things, to send notifications about the Garage Website Online website to the Garage Website Online user. These include e.g. credentials, announcements, information, etc. For certain fee-based packages and/or certain functions, e.g. the shop, the input of further contact information and payment information is necessary. The exact data that is collected in each specific case can be reviewed via the respective input forms. A deletion of the user account is possible at any time and can be carried out by the user, by sending a message to Garage Website Online (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Legal basis: Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR
If a Garage Website Online user has a Facebook profile, they can visit our website to create a user account or to register using the social plugin “Facebook Connect” of the social network Facebook, published by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Facebook”), under the so-called single sign-on technique.
Any Garage Website Online user that has a Google+ account may create a customer account or register using the social plug-in “Google+ Sign-In” of the social network Google+, published by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google+”), as part of the so-called single sign-on technology.
When the page visitor visits a page of our website that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook or the Google+ servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook or Google+ directly to the browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook or Google+ receives the information that the browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if the visitor / user does not have a Facebook or Google+ profile or is currently not logged in to those profiles. This information (including the IP address) is transmitted by the browser directly to a Facebook or Google+ server in the USA and stored there.
These data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR based on the legitimate interest of Facebook or Google+ in the display of personalized advertising based on the surfing behaviour.
Garage Website Online shall receive access to the general and public accessible information stored in the respective Facebook/Google+ profile (depending on the personal data settings of the user’s Facebook/Google+ profile), if the user, prior to the registration process provides their express consent to Facebook/Google+, in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. This information can include the user ID, name, profile picture and age.
The data provided by Facebook/Google+ are stored and processed by us to create a user account for the Garage Website Online user. We only use the data that are necessary to create a user account and only if they have been released by the user via Facebook/Google+. This can include a salutation, first name, last name, address data, country, email address. Conversely, based on the user’s Facebook/Google+ profile, consent, data (such as information about browsing or buying behaviour) may be transmitted by us to Facebook/Google+. Where the user deletes this data or removes permission for Garage Website Online to receive this data via Facebook or Google+, Garage Website Online shall immediately block the webpage that has been created with the data and in accordance with the deletion note below, delete the data where no statutory obligations prevent the deletion.
If the user does not want Facebook/Google+ to directly associate the data collected via our website with their Facebook/Google+ profile, they must first log out of Facebook/Google+ before visiting our website. The visitor can completely prevent the loading of the Facebook/Google+ plugins with add-ons for the browser, e.g. with “Adblock Plus“.
Garage Website Online processes payments made by the Garage Website Online user via the following payment service providers:
In order to process payments, certain data from your order has to be transmitted to the payment processor/provider, and the exact details shall depend on the payment method chosen by the Garage Website Online user. The transmitted data is limited to what is strictly necessary in order for the payment to be carried out and can include the user’s name, address, bank account number, bank identification code, credit card number, invoice amount, currency and the transaction number. The legal basis for this processing is: Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.
When users are logged into their Garage Website Online website, the Garage Website Online server automatically collects and composes an activity log which logs the general way in which Garage Website Online is used. This log includes information regarding the activity (including used storage space, number of logins, etc.), statistical data (such as e.g. browser type, date and time of access, cookies id and referrer URL) as well as the IP address of the Garage Website Online user. However, it does not track what changes have been made to a Garage Website Online page. For example, when and where content has been created, modified or deleted on the website.
When you visit a Garage Website Online website (garagewebsite.online, your own Garage Website Online site, or websites of Garage Website Online users), the Garage Website Online server automatically saves the information that your browser sends whenever you visit that site. This information includes your request, IP address, browser type and language, and the date and time of your request.
All of the above information is used for analysing and maintaining the technical operation of the servers and network as well as assisting our anti-abuse measures as a whole, pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR and our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our websites. Log-Information is automatically deleted after 30 days.
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