Privacy Policy

1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. On the following pages, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller in charge of data processing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is Neue Welt Brands GmbH, Mirker Straße 37, 42105 Wuppertal, Deutschland, Tel.: 020226155700, E-Mail: hello@neueweltbrands.com. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

2.1 When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the moment of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently, if there are any concrete indications of illegal use.

2.2 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

3) Hosting & Content Delivery Network

Shopify

For the hosting of our website and the display of the page content, we use the system of the following provider: Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

Data is also transferred to: Shopify Inc., 150 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L4, Canada

All data collected on our website is processed on the provider's servers. We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, ensuring the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibiting unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

In case of data transfer to Canada, an adequate level of data protection is guaranteed by an adequacy decision of the European Commission.

4) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies, i.e. small text files that are stored on your end device. In some cases, these cookies are automatically deleted again after the browser is closed (so-called "session cookies"), in other cases, these cookies remain on your end device for longer and allow page settings to be saved (so-called "persistent cookies"). In the latter case, you can find the duration of the storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out either in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR for the performance of the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR in the case of consent given or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general.

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

5) Contacting Us

5.1 Intercom

This website uses a live chat system offered by the following provider: Intercom, Inc, 2nd Floor, Stephen Court, 18-21 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

The processing of personal data transmitted via chat is carried out either in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, to the extent necessary for the initiation or execution of the contract, or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the effective support of our site visitors. Unless otherwise required by law, your data transmitted will be deleted once the relevant facts have been conclusively clarified. Furthermore, additional information may be collected and evaluated by means of cookies for the purpose of creating pseudonymised user profiles.

However, this information will not be used to identify you personally and will not be merged with other data records. To the extent this information has a personal reference, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation purposes.

The placing of cookies may be prevented by appropriate browser settings. However, the functionality of our website may be restricted in such a case. You may object to the collection and storage of data for the purpose of creating a pseudonymised user profile at any time with effect for the future.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with the provider, ensuring the protection of our site visitors' data and prohibiting unauthorised disclosure to third parties.

5.2 Our Own Evaluation Reminder

We use your e-mail address exclusively based on your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR for a one-time reminder to submit a rating of your order. You can revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the data controller.

5.3 WhatsApp Business

We offer visitors to our website the opportunity to contact us via the WhatsApp news service of WhatsApp Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. For this purpose, we use the so-called "Business Version" of WhatsApp.

If you contact us via WhatsApp in connection with a specific business transaction (e.g. an order placed), we will store and use the mobile telephone number you use at WhatsApp and - if provided - your first name and surname in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR to process and answer your request. Based on the same legal basis, we will ask you via WhatsApp to provide further data (order number, customer number, address or e-mail address), if necessary, in order to be able to allocate your enquiry to a specific transaction.

If you use our WhatsApp contact for general enquiries (e.g. about the range of services, availability or our website), we will store and use the mobile phone number you use at WhatsApp and - if provided - your first and last name in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our justified interest in the efficient and prompt provision of the requested information.

Your data will always be used only to answer your request via WhatsApp. Your data will not be passed on to third parties.

Please note that WhatsApp Business gains access to the address book of the mobile device we use for this purpose and automatically transfers telephone numbers stored in the address book to a server of the parent company Meta Platforms Inc. in the USA. To operate our WhatsApp Business account, we use a mobile device whose address book saves only the WhatsApp contact data of those users who have also contacted us via WhatsApp.

This ensures that each person whose WhatsApp contact data is stored in our address book has already consented to the transmission of his WhatsApp telephone number from the address books of his chat contacts in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR when using the app on his device for the first time by accepting the WhatsApp terms of use. The transmission of data of such users who do not use WhatsApp and/or have not contacted us via WhatsApp is therefore excluded.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by WhatsApp, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to WhatsApp's data protection information: https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/?eea=1#privacy-policy

In the course of the above-mentioned processing, data may be transferred to servers of Meta Platforms Inc. in the USA.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

5.4 When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration.

The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

6) Data Processing When Opening a Customer Account and for Contract Processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed to the extent required in each case if you provide us with this data when opening a customer account. The data required for opening an account can be found in the input mask of the corresponding form on our website. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by sending a message to the above address of the person responsible. After deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted, provided that all contracts concluded via it have been fully processed, no legal retention periods are opposed and no legitimate interest on our part in the continued storage exists.

7) Use of Client Data for Direct Advertising

7.1 Subscribe to our e-mail newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will regularly send you information about our offers. The only mandatory data for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of further data is voluntary and will be used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter once you have expressly confirmed that you consent to receiving newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in future by clicking on an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GPPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by your Internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration for the purpose of tracing any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter is used exclusively for the promotional purposes by way of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a corresponding message to the responsible person named at the beginning. After unsubscribing, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data, or we reserve the right to a more extensive use your data which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

7.2 Sending the newsletter to existing customers

If you have provided us with your e-mail address when purchasing products, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers for products similar to those already purchased by e-mail. Pursuant to Section 7 (3) German law against unfair competition, we do not need to obtain separate consent from you. In this respect, data processing is carried out solely on the basis of our legitimate interest in personalized direct advertising pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If you have initially objected to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose, we will not send you an e-mail. You are entitled to object to the future use of your e-mail address for the aforementioned advertising purpose at any time by notifying the controller named at the beginning of this document. In this regard, you only have to pay the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Upon receipt of your objection, the use of your e-mail address for advertising purposes will cease immediately.

7.3 Notification by e-mail of stock availability
If our online shop provides the possibility of informing you by e-mail about the time of availability for selected, temporarily unavailable items, you can subscribe to our e-mail notification service for product availability. If you register for our e-mail notification service for product availability, we will send you a one-time message by e-mail about the availability of the article you have selected. The only mandatory information needed to send this notification is your e-mail address. The indication of further data is voluntary and is used if appropriate, in order to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure when sending this notification. This means that we will only send you a corresponding notification after you have expressly confirmed that you agree to receive such a message. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to click on a link to confirm that you wish to receive such notification.

By activating the confirmation link, you consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. When you register for our e-mail notification service for product availability, we store your IP address as registered by the internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. The data collected by us when you register for our e-mail notification service regarding the availability of goods is used exclusively for the purpose of informing you about the availability of a particular item in our online shop. You can cancel the e-mail notification service for the availability of goods at any time by sending a corresponding message to the controller in charge of data processing named at the beginning. After you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or unless we reserve the right to make further use of your data in accordance with the law about which we inform you in this declaration.

8) Processing of Data for the Purpose of Order Handling

8.1 Insofar as necessary for the processing of the contract for delivery and payment purposes, the personal data collected by us will be passed on to the commissioned transport company and the commissioned credit institution in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

If we owe you updates for goods with digital elements or for digital products on the basis of a corresponding contract, we will process the contact data (name, address, e-mail address) provided by you when placing the order in order to inform you personally by suitable means of communication (e.g. by post or e-mail) about upcoming updates within the legally stipulated period of time within the framework of our statutory duty to inform pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Your contact details will be used strictly for the purpose of informing you about updates owed by us and will only be processed by us for this purpose to the extent that this is necessary for the respective information.

In order to process your order, we also work together with the following service provider(s), who support us in whole or in part in the execution of concluded contracts. Certain personal data is transferred to these service providers in accordance with the following information.

8.2 Use of Payment Service Providers

- Paypal

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment, your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

When selecting a payment method of the provider with which the provider makes advance payments, you will also be asked to provide certain personal data (first name and surname, street, house number, postcode, city, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number, if applicable data on alternative means of payment) during the ordering process.

In order to safeguard our legitimate interest in determining the solvency of our customers, this data is passed on to the provider by us for the purpose of a credit check in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. On the basis of the personal data provided by you as well as further data (such as shopping cart, invoice total, order history, payment history), the provider checks whether the payment option selected by you can be granted with regard to payment and/or bad debt risks.

The credit report may contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the result of the credit report, they have their basis in a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical procedure. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to us or to the provider. However, the provider may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for the contractual processing of payments.
- Shopify Payments

Online payment methods from the following provider are available on this website: Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Irland

If you select a payment method of the provider for which you make an advance payment (e.g. credit card payment), your payment data provided during the ordering process (including name, address, bank and payment card information, currency and transaction number) as well as information about the content of your order will be passed on to the provider in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. In this case, your data will only be passed on for the purpose of processing payment with the provider and only to the extent necessary for this purpose.

8.3 Electronic termination option for continuing obligations with consumers

Consumers who have concluded contracts on this website for continuing obligations for which payment is required (e.g., subscription contracts) have the option of terminating these contracts via an electronic button in accordance with the applicable notice periods. Pressing the button leads to a confirmation page on which the consumer can provide more detailed information on the termination, clearly identify himself and subsequently declare his termination electronically. The collection of personal data and its transmission to us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR and only to the extent necessary for the proper processing of the termination. Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, the provided personal data will also be used to confirm receipt of the termination declaration and the termination date by electronic means in text form. The additional legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 (1) point c GDPR. We are legally obliged to provide an electronic termination option for consumer contracts concluded by means of electronic commerce regarding continuing obligations for which payment is required.

9) Site Functionalities

9.1 Facebook Connect

On our website we provide a single sign-on function offered by the following provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quary, Square, Dublin 2, Ireland

In addition to the transfer of data to the above-mentioned provider location, data may also be transferred to: Meta Platforms Inc, USA

If you have an account with the provider, you can use this account data to create a user account or to register on our website.

When you visit this page, a direct connection between your browser and the provider's servers can be established via this login function, even if you do not have an account with the provider or are not logged in to one. The provider thereby receives the information that you have visited our site. The information collected in this respect (including your IP address, if applicable) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the provider and stored there. However, the information is not used to identify you personally and is not passed on to third parties.

These data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in a user-friendly and interactive design of our online presence.

If you click on the registration button to register with your account data by logging into the provider's website, the provider will transmit the general and publicly accessible information stored in your account (user ID, name, address, e-mail address, age, and gender) to us based on your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR.

We store and use the data transmitted by the provider to set up a user account containing the necessary data (title, first name, surname, address data, country, email address, date of birth), if you have released that data to the provider. Conversely, data (e.g., information about your surfing or purchasing behavior) may be transferred from us to your account held with the provider based on your consent.

The consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis us.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

9.2 Google Sign-In

On our website we provide a single sign-on function offered by the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland

In addition to the transfer of data to the above-mentioned provider location, data may also be transferred to: Google LLC, USA

If you have an account with the provider, you can use this account data to create a user account or to register on our website.

When you visit this page, a direct connection between your browser and the provider's servers can be established via this login function, even if you do not have an account with the provider or are not logged in to one. The provider thereby receives the information that you have visited our site. The information collected in this respect (including your IP address, if applicable) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the provider and stored there. However, the information is not used to identify you personally and is not passed on to third parties.

These data processing operations are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in a user-friendly and interactive design of our online presence.

If you click on the registration button to register with your account data by logging into the provider's website, the provider will transmit the general and publicly accessible information stored in your account (user ID, name, address, e-mail address, age, and gender) to us based on your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR.

We store and use the data transmitted by the provider to set up a user account containing the necessary data (title, first name, surname, address data, country, email address, date of birth), if you have released that data to the provider. Conversely, data (e.g., information about your surfing or purchasing behavior) may be transferred from us to your account held with the provider based on your consent.

The consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future vis-à-vis us.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

9.3 Google Maps API

To check certain entries in the address form of the order process used in our web shop to detect input errors in real time, we use the services of the following provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Irland

Data may also be transmitted to: Google LLC., USA

The provider validates the address entered, verifies the spelling, and completes any missing data. If the address is not unique, correct alternative suggestions are displayed. For this purpose, the address data you entered is transmitted to the provider, stored there, and evaluated.

This processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in the proper collection of the correct customer address data to diligently fulfil our contractual delivery obligations and to prevent contract implementation problems.

The provider processes the data concerned separately and does not merge them with other data files. He deletes them as soon as their status or correctness has been confirmed, but no later than after 30 days.

For data transfers to the USA, the provider participates in the EU-US Data Privacy Framework, which ensures compliance with the European level of data protection on the basis of an adequacy decision by the European Commission.

10) Tools and Miscellaneous

- sevDesk

For the execution of the accounting, we use the service of the cloud-based accounting software of the following provider: sevDesk GmbH, Hauptstraße 115, 77652 Offenburg, Germany

The provider processes incoming and outgoing invoices and, if applicable, also the bank transactions of our company in order to automatically record invoices, match them to the transactions and create the financial accounting from this in a semi-automated process.

Insofar as personal data is also processed in this context, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in the efficient organisation and documentation of our business transactions.

11) Rights of the Data Subject

11.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:

  • Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;
  • Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;
  • Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR;
  • Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR;
  • Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR;
  • Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR;
  • Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR.

11.2 RIGHT TO OBJECT

IF, WITHIN THE FRAMEWORK OF A CONSIDERATION OF INTERESTS, WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE ON THE GROUNDS THAT ARISE FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE COMPELLING REASONS WORTHY OF PROTECTION FOR PROCESSING WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA WHICH ARE USED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES. YOU MAY EXERCISE THE OBJECTION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

12) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant – on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

If personal data is processed basis on an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are legal storage periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or if we no longer have a justified interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing based on Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the information contained in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.