Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Our processing of personal data is therefore designed to be fully compliant with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

With this policy we intend to clarify and inform you – our customer – about which personal data we process, the purposes of said processing, how this processing is performed, who has access to your personal data, for how long we process this data and how you can exercise your rights with regard to our data processing.

For the personal data required by us for the performance of the agreed service, “Controller” within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other data protection laws and regulations is:

Buymyname.com

Albert Schimmel

Speditionsstrasse 21

40221 Düsseldorf

Germany

Phone: (+49) 211 82204013

E-Mail: privacy@buymyname.com

What personal data do we process about you?

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. We process data that you provide voluntarily to us, data that we collect in an automated fashion when you visit our premises, events or websites and data processed when you access and/or use our products and services.

We may process the following personal data about our customers as inventory data: your name, your email address, your phone number and (if applicable) fax number, your job title, your full personal address, the organization you work for (if applicable to the transaction), your gender, your language preference, the IP addresses you use to connect to our systems, your account name, the services you order, your financial data including bank account or credit card information, your login details.

We may also request additional personal data if required for the specific service you requested.

Our processing of third-party data

By transmitting personal data of third parties (e.g., when you order a service for someone else using their personal information or when using their personal information as additional contacts) you are responsible about informing affected parties about the terms of our privacy policy and for obtaining the necessary consent of those parties for your use and our processing of their data. You will particularly inform them about any processing and transfers of their data to other parties as described in this policy.

Legal Bases for Processing Your Data

In principle, we only process data when a legal basis is available. We specify the legal basis in the segments about data processing, but in general, we are permitted to process your personal data if one of the following conditions applies.

–           The data subject’s consent for the processing of personal data (Art. 6 I a) GDPR).

–           Processing personal data as a necessity for the fulfilment of a contract in return for payment or free of charge. This shall also apply to processing operations necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 I b) GDPR).

–           The processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which we are subject (Art. 6 I c) GDPR).

–           The processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights, and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the above-mentioned interests (Art. 6 I f) GDPR).

 

Purposes for processing

The data you transmit to us upon requesting a service (or for correction, renewal or updates of service requests) is required to establish a contractual relationship between you and us, for purposes required for our provision of requested services as well as auxiliary services to you, for proper and secure management of your customer account, to prevent abusive use of our services, to enable us to provide information on expiration and required renewals of services and to allow us to comply with applicable legal obligations. The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 I b) GDPR.

We may also transfer your personal data to third parties to safeguard legitimate interests of such third parties in accordance with Art. 6 I f) GDPR, except where such interests are overridden by your fundamental rights and freedoms.

 

To whom do we forward your personal data?

To the extent permitted by law, your personal data may be disclosed to the following parties:

We may forward your personal data to third-party service providers directly involved in the provision of our service to you.

We may forward your personal data to third-party payment providers directly involved in the provision of payment services for payment facilities chosen by you to pay for our services, such as a bank, credit card service providers, PayPal and others. This may require the transfer of your personal data to organizations and/or servers located outside the European Union.

To ensure business continuity, your personal data may be provided to escrow service providers as well as to backup storage providers.

For support purposes, we may provide access to your personal data to providers of third-party support services.

We will never sell your personal data to anyone.

 

Further data usage

We will only use the data for the purposes of advertising, customer service or market research if such use is necessary to provide or improve the service and if the customer has provided prior consent in accordance to Art. 6 I a) GDPR. Such consent may be revoked at any time. We will store your personal data that is processed for business purposes for a minimum of one year after the termination of the service it was collected for, or longer if required by legal requirements, such as the tax code. Data processed for other purposes is processed no longer than necessary for the purposes for which your data is processed or until all applicable legal requirements are met.

 

Your rights with regard to your data

You may assert the following rights free of charge against any person responsible for the processing of your personal data:

  • Right to withdraw your consent (Art. 7 III GDPR);
  • Right of access: You may request access to your personal information that we process ( 15 GDPR);
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): If the information concerning you is not (or is no longer) accurate, you may request a rectification. If your data is incomplete, you may request their completion.
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): You can request the erasure of your personal data.
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR): you have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data.
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR);
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons relating to your special situation. The controller shall no longer process the personal data unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing that override the interests, rights, and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims.

For the assertion of claims, please contact the controller (find contact details above).

If you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority of your choice pursuant to Art. 77 I GDPR.

 

Automated Decision Making

We do not use automated decision making, including profiling.

 

Provision of Buymyname.com for informational use (log files)

For the informational use of our website, you do not usually have to actively enter any data. Each time you use the Internet, your browser transmits certain information which we store in so-called log files, e.g:

Date and time of accessing one of our web pages;

  • your browser type;
  • the browser settings;
  • the operating system used;
  • the last page you visited;
  • the amount of data transferred and the access status (file transfer, file not found, etc.);
  • your IP address;
  • Date and time of retrieval of one of our web pages.

When using our website for information purposes, we collect and use this data exclusively in non-identifiable form. This is done to enable the use of the web pages you have accessed and to improve our website. We only store your IP address for the duration of your visit to access and use the website for information purposes. Further evaluation will only take place in accordance with the following provisions based on your consent.

The processing of the above-mentioned data is necessary for the correct presentation of our website and to ensure stability and security for the performance of the website in accordance with Art. 6 I f) GDPR.

In order to operate this website, we use a host provider to process meta and communication data of our website users on our behalf and on the basis of our legitimate interests in providing this website efficiently and securely in accordance with Art. 6 I f), Art. 28 GDPR.

 

Contact form, e-mail enquiries, WhatsApp enquiries

Our contact form is designed so that you can easily get in touch with us. To process and assign your enquiries, we need your name or pseudonym, e-mail address and message. Depending on the content of your enquiry, the data provided in the contact form will be processed based on your (presumed) consent pursuant to Art. 6 I a), Art. 7 GDPR or pursuant to Art 6 I b) GDPR in connection with existing contractual performance obligations or the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

You can also contact us by e-mail. Depending on the content of your enquiry, the data transmitted by e-mail will be processed based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 I a), Art. 7 GDPR or pursuant to Art. 6 I b) GDPR for existing contractual performance obligations or the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

You can also contact us via the WhatsApp click-to-chat function on our website. An existing messaging account with WhatsApp is required for use. From the moment you send your first message, your personal data will be processed by us on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6 I a), Article 7 GDPR for existing contractual obligations or the implementation of pre-contractual measures. By contacting us via the link, we receive your telephone number together with the information you have voluntarily provided in the message text. WhatsApp (WhatsApp Inc. WhatsApp Legal 1601 Willow Road Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) is a US service belonging to the Facebook group of companies. The data you send via WhatsApp may therefore first be transmitted by WhatsApp to the USA before being forwarded to us.

With regard to the processing of your data by WhatsApp itself, we refer to the data protection declaration and the contact options of the service, available at https://www.whatsapp.com/legal/#privacy-policy
. We have no precise knowledge or influence on the data processing by WhatsApp. If you do not want WhatsApp or Facebook to process your data, please refrain from using the WhatsApp service.

After answering your request, we will immediately archive your request. Access is only possible to a very limited extent. Exclusively informative enquiries, i.e. those that do not lead to a contract or do not contain other content that needs to be retained, will be deleted at the end of the year in which the enquiry was made.

Cookies and other tracking technologies

When you visit our websites, we may request your approval to store certain information on your devices in the form of a cookie in order to better provide our services to you. Denial to accept our cookies may result in a loss of functionalities on our websites and user interfaces for you.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 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 the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP anonymization is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The legal basis is your consent (Art. 6 I a) GDPR). Upon the first visit to our website, we ask for your consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. This can be done here

or by deleting the cookies in your browser. Another possibility is the browser addon provided by google, which deactivates Google Analytics. You can download it here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

The IP-address, that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain).

An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again if you delete your cookies.

 

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google (Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043) also collects, processes and uses data about the use of Maps features by visitors to the websites.

The legal basis for the use of Google Maps and the associated data processing is Art. 6 I f) GDPR, our “legitimate interest”. This is understood to mean both legal and economic or ideal interests recognized by the legal system. Our legitimate interest in this case is to design our website to meet the needs of our customers.

For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy, which can be found at www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

Google reCAPTCHA 

This website uses Google reCAPTCHA in certain cases to prevent automated programs/bots from using text fields. This increases the security of our website and avoids SPAM. This is also our legitimate interest and fulfils our legal obligation (Art. 6 I c) GDPR).

The data collected is hardware and software information, e.g. device and application data and the results of security checks. This data is transmitted to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The data is not used for personalized advertising.

For more information, please see Google’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. Further documentation can be found at https://developers.google.com/recaptcha/ and at https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin/create.

 

Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. In this way, Google learns that our website was accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 I f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font from your computer will be used.

Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

 

Google Ads

We use Google Ads, an advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA), and conversion tracking as part of Google Ads. Google Ads stores a conversion tracking cookie on your computer’s hard drive (“conversion cookie”) when you click on an ad placed by Google. If you visit certain pages of our website, Google and Weber can recognize that you have clicked on the ad and have been referred to this website. The information obtained using conversion cookies is used to create statistics for advertisers who use conversion tracking. These statistics show us the total number of users who clicked on the Google ad and visited a web page with a conversion tracking tag.

The legal basis is your consent (Art. 6 I a) GDPR). Upon the first visit to our website, we ask for your consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. This can be done here

or by deleting the cookies in your browser.

Google AdSense

This website uses the online advertising service Google AdSense, through which you can be presented with advertising tailored to your interests. We do this in the interest of showing you advertising that may be of interest to you, in order to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, statistical information about you is collected and processed by our advertising partners. These advertisements are recognizable by the reference “Google ads” in the respective advertisement.

When you visit our website, Google receives the information that you have accessed our website. For this purpose, Google uses a web beacon to set a cookie on your computer. We have no influence on the data collected, nor are we aware of the full extent of the data collection and the storage period. Your data will be transferred to the USA and evaluated there. If you are logged in with your Google account, your data can be directly assigned to it. If you do not wish your data to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out. It is possible that this data will be passed on to third parties and authorities to contractual partners of Google. The legal basis is your consent (Art. 6 I a) GDPR). Upon the first visit to our website, we ask for your consent. Consent may be withdrawn at any time. This can be done here

or by deleting the cookies in your browser. This website does not display third-party ads via Google AdSense.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing as well as further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy can be obtained from: Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Privacy policy for advertising: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/technologies/ads.

TradeTracker

We have integrated components from TradeTracker on this website. TradeTracker is an affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that enables commercial website operators, so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertisements, which are usually remunerated via click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. on the websites of distribution partners, who are also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated by an affiliate on its own website or advertised via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

The operating company of TradeTracker is TradeTracker Deutschland GmbH, Eiffestraße 426, 20537 Hamburg, Germany.

TradeTracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. The TradeTracker tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential client, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the advertising material clicked on are stored. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. TradeTracker.

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 TradeTracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by TradeTracker can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

The applicable privacy policy of TradeTracker can be found at http://tradetracker.com/en/privacy-policy/.

LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on www.linkedIn.de, which you can reach via corresponding buttons on our website. If you visit such a presence, personal data may be transmitted to the provider of the social network.

We would like to point out that user data may also be transmitted to a server in a third country and thus processed outside the European Union.

It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information will also be processed by the provider of the social network.

Furthermore, the provider of the social network may process the most important data of the computer system from which you visit it – for example, your IP address, the processor type and browser version used, including plug-ins.

If you are logged in with your personal user account of the respective network while visiting such a website, this network can assign the visit to this account.

The purpose and scope of the data collection by the respective medium as well as the further processing of your data there as well as your rights in this regard can be found in the respective provisions of the respective responsible party, e.g. under:

– Linkedin (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland).

Privacy Policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy,

o Cookie policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy

Changes to this policy

Please note that the data protection information may be changed at any time with due regard to the applicable data protection regulations. The version being made available on our website at the time of your order or last visit to our website applies.