Privacy

Privacy information

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special services of our enterprise via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally obtain the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transfers can always be subject to security vulnerabilities, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

 

1. definitions

The data protection declaration of Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH is based on the terms used by the European Directive and Regulation (EC) when adopting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

We use the following terms, among others, in this Privacy Policy:

  • a) personal data

    Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) person concerned

    Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

  • c) Processing

    Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.

  • e) Profiling

    Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to that natural person's job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location.

  • f) Pseudonymization

    Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

  • g) Controller or person responsible for the processing

    The controller or person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.

  • h) Processor

    Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the Controller.

  • i) Recipient

    A recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, public authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients.

  • j) Third

    Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.

  • k) Consent

    Consent shall mean any freely given indication of the data subject's wishes for the specific case in an informed and unambiguous manner in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject indicates that he or she consents to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. name and address of the controller

The responsible party within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH

Tuchlauben 7a
1010 Vienna
Austria

Tel.: 01/23 50 222
E-mail: info@goldundco.at
Website: www.goldundco.at

3. cookies

The internet pages of Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters by which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited Internet pages and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Through the use of cookies, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, because this is handled by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online store. The online store uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Below you will find the list of cookies used:

Essential

Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper functioning of the website.

Google Tag Manager

NameGoogle Tag Manager
ProviderGoogle LLC
PurposeService provided by Google to control advanced script and event handling. Becomes active only when consent is given to statistics or marketing cookies.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
Cookie Expiry2 years

WooCommerce

NameWooCommerce
ProviderGold & Co Luxury Handels GmbH
PurposeHelps our online store system "WooCommerce" detect when the contents of the shopping cart/data changes. Contains a unique code for each customer so that WooCommerce knows where to find the cart data in the database for each customer. Allows customers to hide the store notifications.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.goldundco.at/datenschutz/
Host(s)goldundco.at
Cookie namewoocommerce_cart_hash, woocommerce_items_in_cart, wp_woocommerce_session_, woocommerce_recently_viewed, store_notice[notice id], tk_ai
Cookie ExpirySession / 2 days

WordPress

NameWordPress
ProviderGold & Co Luxury Handels GmbH
PurposeWhen logging in, WordPress uses cookies to store authentication data, login status and other user-specific data.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.goldundco.at/datenschutz/
Host(s)goldundco.at
Cookie namewordpress_[hash],wordpress_logged_in_[hash],wp-settings-{time}-[UID],wordpress_sec_[hash], wordpress_test_cookie
Cookie ExpirySession / 2 days

Marketing

Marketing cookies are used by third-party vendors or publishers to display personalized advertisements. They do this by tracking visitors across websites.

Google Marketing Services

NameGoogle Marketing Services
ProviderGoogle LLC
PurposeGoogle's marketing services allow advertisements on other websites to be displayed in a more targeted manner in order to present users with only ads that potentially match their interests.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads%20
Host(s)doubleclick.net, google.com
Cookie name1P_JAR,CONSENT,IDE,NID,DV
Cookie Expiry1 year

Sendinblue

NameSendinblue
ProviderSendinblue Ltd.
PurposeUsed to enable shopping cart abandonment or post-purchase automation workflows via Send In Blue
Privacy Policyhttps://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy/
Host(s)goldundco.at, sibautomation.com
Cookie nameuuid, sib_cuid
Cookie Expiry6 months

Statistics

Statistics Cookies collect information anonymously. This information helps us understand how our visitors use our website.

Google Analytics

NameGoogle Analytics
ProviderGoogle LLC
PurposeCookie from Google for website analytics. Generates statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de
Cookie name_ga,_gat,_gid
Cookie Expiry2 years

Bing Ads

NameBing Ads
ProviderMicrosoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland 18, D18 P521
PurposeCookie from Microsoft Advertising (Bing.com) used for Bing Ads conversion tracking.
Privacy Policyhttps://about.ads.microsoft.com/de-de/policies/legal-privacy-and-security
Host(s).bing.com
Cookie nameMUID,_uetmsclkid,_uetsid,_uetvid
Cookie Expiry1 Year

Matomo

NameMatomo
ProviderGold&Co.
PurposeCookie from Matomo for website analytics. Generates statistical data about how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.goldundco.at/datenschutz/
Host(s)goldundco.at
Cookie name_pk_*.*
Cookie Expiry13 months

External media

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If cookies from external media are accepted, access to this content no longer requires manual consent.

Google Maps

NameGoogle Maps
ProviderGoogle
PurposeUsed to unlock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy
Host(s).google.com
Cookie nameNID
Cookie Expiry6 months

YouTube

NameYouTube
ProviderYouTube
PurposeUsed to unlock YouTube content.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy
Host(s)google.com
Cookie nameNID
Cookie Expiry6 months

 

4. collection of general data and information

The website of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH collects a series of general data and information with each call-up of the website by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The following data may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed (1) to deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) to optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for these, (3) to ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH analyzes anonymously collected data and information on one hand, and on the other hand, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise, to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from any personal data provided by a data subject.

5. subscription to our newsletter

With the following information, we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the described procedures.

Newsletter content

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. In addition, our newsletters contain information on gold, silver, coins, barrem, gold knowledge, price developments, and other topics from the field of precious metals as well as about Gold&Co (this may include, in particular, references to blog posts, offers or other services).

Use of the shipping service providers "MailChimp" & "Send-In-Blue".

Our newsletter was previously sent using "MailChimp", a newsletter sending platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

For sending our Communitly mails and newsletters we now use the provider Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin (Germany). Sendinblue offers a technical solution to design emails to our subscribers and to send them to our contacts. Your data will be forwarded to Sendinblue GmbH for the sole purpose of sending the newsletter and our community mails.

Sendinblue is used as newsletter software. Your data will be transmitted to Sendinblue GmbH. Sendinblue is prohibited from selling your data and using it for purposes other than sending newsletters. Sendinblue is a German, certified provider, which was selected in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.

For more information, click here: https://de.sendinblue.com/informationen-newsletter-empfaenger

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter: your data will then be deactivated in both systems.

We have entered into a data processing agreement with both providers. The privacy policy applicable to Sendinblue can be found at https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy. You can view the privacy policy of MailChimp here.

Double opt-in and logging

Registration for our mailings takes place in a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other people's e-mail addresses.

The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Changes to your stored data are also logged.

Login data

To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only used to personalize the newsletter. Furthermore, we also ask you to optionally provide your website. We only use this information to adapt the contents of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.

Statistical survey and analyses

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the provider's server when the newsletter is opened. In the course of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval may be collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times.

The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor that of the providers to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

We also use a tracking code to track the behavior of registered subscribers on our website and enable shopping cart abandonment or post-purchase automation workflows via Send In Blue. You can opt out of this tracking at any time and adjust your privacy settings here:

Customize privacy setting

Termination/Revocation

You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter or mailings at any time, i.e. revoke your consents. At the same time, your consent to the sending of the newsletter via MailChimp, Send-In-Blue and the statistical analyses will expire.

You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter.

Legal basis Data Protection Regulation

In accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) applicable as of May 25, 2018, we inform you that the consent to the sending of e-mail addresses is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO as well as § 7 para. 2 No. 3, or para. 3 UWG. The use of the dispatch service provider, performance of statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging of the registration process, are carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests and meets the expectations of users.

We would also like to point out that you can object to the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the legal requirements pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct marketing.

6. contact possibility via the website

Based on statutory provisions, the website of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH contains data that enable a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or by using a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be stored automatically. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller will be stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. No disclosure of this personal data to third parties will take place.

7. routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European Directive and Regulation or other legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European Directive and Regulation or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

8. rights of the data subject

  • a) Right to confirmation

    Every data subject has the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

  • b) Right to information

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, information about the personal data stored about him or her and a copy of that information. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:

    • the processing purposes
    • the categories of personal data that are processed
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organizations
    • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
    • the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning him or her, or the restriction of processing by the controller, or a right to object to such processing
    • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject

    Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right to obtain information as to whether personal data have been transferred to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject also has the right to obtain information about the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data - also by means of a supplementary declaration - taking into account the purposes of the processing.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectify, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

  • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning him or her, where one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
    • The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) DS-GVO or Article 9(2)(a) DS-GVO and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(2) of the GDPR.
    • The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
    • The deletion of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) DS-GVO.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the deletion of personal data stored by the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection Officer of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH or another employee will arrange for the erasure request to be complied with immediately.

    If the personal data was made public by the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH and our company as the responsible party is obliged to delete the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, to compensate other data controllers for processing the personal data published, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform the data subject that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers to erase all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. The Data Protection Officer of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH or another employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

  • e) Right to restriction of processing

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of the GDPR and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored by the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection Officer of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH or another employee will arrange the restriction of the processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Any person concerned by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and Regulation, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which have been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she also has the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data have been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) of the GDPR or Article 9(2)(a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    Furthermore, when exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.

    In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may at any time contact the Data Protection Officer appointed by the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH or another employee.

  • g) Right of objection

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning him or her carried out on the basis of Article 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    The Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH shall no longer process the personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data processed for such marketing. This also applies to the profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

    In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out by the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89(1) of the Data Protection Regulation, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.

    In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact the Data Protection Officer of the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH or another employee. The data subject is also free to exercise his/her right to object in connection with the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Any data subject concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is permitted by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that law contains suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject's explicit consent.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) it is made with the data subject's explicit consent, the Gold & Co Luxury Goods Handels GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject's rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right to obtain the data subject's involvement on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

  • i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent, he or she may, at any time, contact our data protection officer or another employee of the controller.

9. data protection during applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The processing may also take place electronically. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example, by e-mail or via a web form located on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

10. privacy policy on the use and application of Facebook / Meta

On our website, we use the Meta Pixel or the Meta / Facebook cAPI, a JavaScript code that links the behavior of users on our website with user profiles on Meta services (Facebook, Instagram). As part of this technical process, Meta obtains knowledge about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the affected user and, if applicable, which actions were performed there. The pixel collects data that helps us track conversions, optimize ads and define target groups.

The operating company of is Meta, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The controller of the processing of personal data, if a data subject lives outside the USA or Canada, is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The data processing is based on the legal provisions of § 96 para 3 TKG, as well as Art 6 para 1 lit a (consent) of the DSGVO. No data will be transmitted to Meta before the user has explicitly agreed to the use of the Meta Pixel / cAPI on this website.

The ECJ classifies the USA as a country with insufficient data protection according to EU standards. Since Meta in the U.S. falls under 50U.S.Code §1881a, the transfer of the IP address and other data to the U.S. must be considered a transfer to an unsafe third country and therefore only takes place after the explicit consent of the user.

If the data subject is logged in to Meta at the same time, Meta recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Meta pixel and assigned by Meta to the respective Facebook or Instagram account of the data subject.

Meta always receives information via the pixel or the cAPI that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Facebook or Instagram at the same time as calling up our website. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Facebook or Instagram account before accessing our website.

The data policy published by Meta, which can be accessed at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook, for example the Facebook blocker from the provider Webgraph, which can be procured at http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

You can also prevent Meta from collecting data by clicking the following button and adjusting your privacy settings:

Customize privacy setting

11. privacy policy on the use and application of Google AdSense

The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables the placement of advertisements on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of Internet users, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google").

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is the integration of advertisements on our website. Google-AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the data controller is called up, on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the data subject's information technology system is automatically triggered by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and commission accounting. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Alphabet Inc. obtains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission settlements.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be performed. By means of the embedded tracking pixel, Google can see whether and when a web page was opened by a data subject and which links were clicked by the data subject. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the displayed advertisements, are transferred to Googlein the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. Google may share this personal data collected via the technical process with third parties. Google-AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/ .

The Google Adsense remarketing cookies are set by Google Marketing Services, you can adjust your privacy settings via the following link :

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12. privacy policy on the use and application of Google Analytics (with pnonymization function)

This website uses Google Analytics (in the form of Universal Analytics or Google Analyitcs 4), a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google"). We have concluded a corresponding contract with the provider for order data processing.

The data processing is based on the legal provisions of § 96 para 3 TKG, as well as Art 6 para 1 lit a (consent) of the DSGVO. No data will be transmitted to Google before the user has explicitly agreed to the use of Google Analytics on this website.
By activating IP pseudonymization in Google Analytics, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The ECJ classifies the USA as a country with insufficient data protection according to EU standards. Since Google in the USA is covered by 50U.S.Code §1881a, the transfer of the IP address and other data to the USA must be regarded as a transfer to an unsafe third country and therefore only takes place after the explicit consent of the user.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. You can prevent this by setting up your browser so that no cookies are stored. You can find more information on this at https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=de

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The pseudonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged 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 this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking the following button and adjusting your privacy settings:

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13. privacy policy on the use and application of Google Ads

The controller has integrated Google Ads on this website. Google Ads is an Internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in Google's search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google Ads allows an advertiser to specify certain keywords in advance, by means of which an ad is displayed in Google's search engine results exclusively when the user retrieves a keyword-relevant search result using the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant websites by means of an automatic algorithm and in compliance with the previously defined keywords.

The operating company of the Google Ads services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, ("Google").

The purpose of Google Ads is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertisements on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and to display third-party advertisements on our website.

If a data subject accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored by Google on the data subject's information technology system. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the data subject. The conversion cookie is used to track whether certain subpages, for example the shopping cart from an online store system, have been called up on our website, provided that the cookie has not yet expired. Through the conversion cookie, both we and Google can track whether a data subject who has accessed our website via an Ads ad has generated a sale, i.e. has completed or cancelled a purchase of goods.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via Ads ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective Ads ad and to optimize our Ads ads for the future. Neither our company nor other advertisers of Google Ads receive information from Google by means of which the data subject could be identified.

By means of the conversion cookie, personal information, for example the internet pages visited by the data subject, is stored. Each time the data subject visits our website, personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical procedure to third parties.

The ECJ classifies the USA as a country with insufficient data protection according to EU standards. Since Google in the USA is covered by 50U.S.Code §1881a, the transfer of the IP address and other data to the USA must be regarded as a transfer to an unsafe third country and therefore only takes place after the explicit consent of the user.

You can adjust your privacy settings at any time here. The Google Ads conversion cookies are set by Google Analytics & Google Marketing Services :

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The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Ads can be deleted at any time via the internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the data subject must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from any of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable Google privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ .

14. privacy policy on the use and application of Twitter

The controller has integrated components of Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages limited to 140 characters. These short messages can be accessed by anyone, including people who are not registered with Twitter. However, the tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow the tweets of a user. Twitter also enables a broad audience to be reached via hashtags, links and retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller is called up and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective Twitter component to download a representation of the corresponding Twitter component from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons can be found at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. Within the scope of this technical procedure, Twitter receives knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to disseminate the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific subpage of our website the data subject is visiting each time the data subject calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data subject activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the data subject and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into Twitter at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her Twitter account before accessing our website.

Twitter's applicable privacy policy is available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

15. privacy policy on the use and application of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them, also free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and television programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

By each call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically caused by the respective YouTube component to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. Within the scope of this technical procedure, YouTube and Google receive knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the data subject is visiting when a sub-page containing a YouTube video is called up. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as calling up our website; this takes place regardless of whether the data subject clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, he or she can prevent the transmission by logging out of his or her YouTube account before accessing our website.

The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

16. legal basis of the processing

Article 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of another service or consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I lit. b DS-GVO. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which a processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d DS-GVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular because they were specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, it took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).

17. legitimate interests in the processing pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

18. duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiry of the period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required for the fulfillment or initiation of the contract.

19. legal or contractual requirements to provide the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We would like to inform you that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before providing personal data by the data subject, the data subject must contact our data protection officer. Our data protection officer will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what the consequences of not providing the personal data would be.

20. existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

Sources: This privacy statement was created by the privacy statement generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as an external data protection officer. Notes on the newsletter are based on the samples of attorney Dr. Thomas Schwenke