Privacy Policy

1. Data protection at a glance

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

General notes

The following notices provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is any data by which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on data protection, please refer to our privacy policy listed below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for data collection on this website?

The address of our website is: https://wave-lovers.com/

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. You can find his contact details in the imprint of this website.

How do we collect your data?

Your data is collected on the one hand by the fact that you communicate them to us. This may be, for example, data that you enter in a contact form.

Other data is collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. internet browser, operating system or time of page view). The collection of this data takes place automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

How long do we store your data?

When you post a comment, it is stored indefinitely, including metadata. This way, we can automatically detect and approve follow-up comments instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our site, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profiles. All users can view, change, or delete their personal information at any time (the username cannot be changed). Administrators of the website can also view and modify this information.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right at any time to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Analytical tools and tools from third-party providers

When visiting our website, your surfing behavior may be statistically analyzed. This is done primarily with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; the surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You can find detailed information on this in the following privacy policy.
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the objection options in this privacy policy.

Protection against hacking

Due to increasing BrutForce attacks we are currently switching a plugin which documents the login attempts to the admin area. Only the data of hacking attempts into the admin area will be documented for prosecution. In the event of an unauthorized attempt to log into the admin area, the IP is stored for evidence purposes. This is a legitimate interest for the prosecution

2. general notes and mandatory information

Privacy

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

When you use this website, various personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

ConnectiX GmbH
Baruther Str. 23
15806 Zossen
Germany

Email: info@wave-lovers.com

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses or similar).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of complaint with the competent supervisory authority

In the event of violations of data protection law, the data subject has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found in the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in performance of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only be done insofar as it is technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Objection to advertising emails

The use of contact data published within the framework of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby prohibited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

3. Data collection on our website

Cookies

The Internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analyzing your surfing behavior) are stored, these are treated separately in this privacy policy.

When you post a comment on our website, this may be consent to store your name, email address and website in cookies. This is a convenience feature so that when you post another comment, you don’t have to re-enter all this data. These cookies are stored for one year.

If you have an account and log in to this website, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie does not contain any personally identifiable information and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will set some cookies to store your login information and viewing options. Login cookies expire after two days and display option cookies expire after one year. If you select “Stay logged in” when you sign up, your login will be kept for two weeks. When you log out of your account, the login cookies are deleted.

When you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie is stored in your browser. This cookie does not contain any personal data and only refers to the post ID of the article you just edited. The cookie expires after one day.

Cookie Consent User ID:

 

Cookie Consent History:

DateVersionConsents

 

Change Cookie Settings:

Cookie Settings

 

The following is a list of all cookies used on this website:

Essential

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

Statistics

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

Marketing

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

Google Ads

NameGoogle Ads
ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeCookies by Google used for conversion tracking of Google Ads.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Cookie Name_gcl_au,_gcl_aw,_gcl_dc,IDE,test_cookie
Cookie Expiry90 days - 2 Years

Google Analytics

NameGoogle Analytics
ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeCookie by Google used for website analytics. Generates statistical data on how the visitor uses the website.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Cookie Name_ga,_gat,_gid
Cookie Expiry2 Years

External Media

Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If External Media cookies are accepted, access to those contents no longer requires manual consent.

Google Maps

NameGoogle Maps
ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Host(s).google.com
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month

Instagram

NameInstagram
ProviderMeta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock Instagram content.
Privacy Policyhttps://www.instagram.com/legal/privacy/
Host(s).instagram.com
Cookie Namepigeon_state
Cookie ExpirySession

YouTube

NameYouTube
ProviderGoogle Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland
PurposeUsed to unblock YouTube content.
Privacy Policyhttps://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=en
Host(s)google.com
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Month

 

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

    • browser type and browser version
    • Operating system used
    • referrer URL
    • Host name of the accessing computer
    • Time of the server request
    • IP address

A combination of this data with other data sources is not made.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form / Order data (shop)

If you send us inquiries via contact form or the date from your placed order, your information from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry or the order and in case of follow-up questions. Of course, we never pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact or the order form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data you entered in the contact or the order form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

Embedded content from other websites

Posts on this website may contain embedded content (e.g., videos, images, posts, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves exactly as if the visitor had visited the other website.

These websites may collect information about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking services, and record your interaction with that embedded content, including your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged into that website.

Admissions

We collect information about you when you add an entry on our website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, phone number, address, location information including GPS coordinates, and any other information that may be requested from you for the purpose of adding your business or personal listings.

The processing of this data also allows us to:

    • Make this information publicly available (e.g., on a website or via an API request) and allow website users to search for and view submitted listing information.

    • To provide users with important account, order, and service information.

    • To offer users the ability to contact your listing using the contact information provided.

    • To notify you of user interactions, such as rating or contact and other notifications.

    • Respond to your questions or complaints.

    • To set up and manage your account, provide you with technical and/or customer support, and verify your identity. We do this based on our legitimate business interests.

Reviews

We collect information about you when you leave a product review on our website. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address, IP address, website URL, image(s), star ratings, and review text.

Processing this data also allows us to:

    • Make this information publicly available (e.g., on a website or via an API request).

    • To notify you about interactions, such as approving or disapproving your review.

    • To inform you about user interactions, such as reply notifications.

    • Spam protection.

After your product review is approved, your comment or review will be publicly visible.

4. social media

Share content via plugins (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+1, Twitter & Co.).
The content on our pages can be shared in a privacy-compliant manner on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter or Google+. This page uses the eRecht24 Safe Sharing Tool for this purpose. This tool establishes direct contact between the networks and users only when the user actively clicks on one of these buttons.

This tool does not automatically transfer user data to the operators of these platforms. If the user is logged into one of the social networks, an information window appears when using the social buttons of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+1, Twitter & Co. in which the user can confirm the text before sending.

Our users can share the content of this page in social networks in a privacy compliant manner, without complete surfing profiles being created by the operators of the networks.

5. Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. 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.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its web offering and its advertising.

If you click here, the Google Analytics opt-out cookie will be set:

Deactivate Google Analytics.

 

Google Tag Manager

This website uses the Google Tag Manager. Through this service, website tags can be managed through one interface. The Google Tool Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. The Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, the Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, it remains in place for all tracking tags, insofar as these are implemented with the Google Tag Manager.

Cookie Settings

 

Facebook Pixel, Facebook Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion

Within our online offer, the so-called “Facebook Pixel” of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are a resident of the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”), is used.

With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is possible for Facebook, on the one hand, to determine you as a visitor to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of users and do not have a harassing effect. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can further track the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

    • Privacy Policy of Facebook.

       

      The processing of data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data usage policy. Accordingly, general guidance on the display of Facebook ads, in the Data Use Policy of Facebook. For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, visit Facebook’s Help Center.

    • EU-US Privacy Shield.

       

      Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement, thereby providing a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.

    • Basic.

       

      The use of the Facebook Pixel and the storage of “conversion cookies” is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both our website and our advertising.

    • Contract Data Processing Agreement.

       

      For the processing of data for which Facebook acts as a data processor, we have concluded a data processing contract with Facebook in which we oblige Facebook to protect our customers’ data and not to pass it on to third parties.

    • Contradiction.

       

      Although we declare legitimate interests to use the Facebook Pixel and store “conversion cookies”, we offer you opt-out options. You can object to the collection by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook ads. To set which types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook, you can visit the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on the settings for usage-based advertising.  The settings are done in a platform-independent manner, which means that they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices. You can further opt-out of the use of cookies used for reach measurement and advertising purposes via the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page and additionally the US-US website aboutads.info or the European website youronlinechoices.com to object.

      You can find another opt-out option here: Change Cookie Settings

Matomo (formerly “Piwik”)

 

Scope and description of personal data processing.
Our website uses “Matomo” (formerly “Piwik”), a web analytics service provided by InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Matomo stores cookies on your terminal device that enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information collected in this way is stored exclusively on our server, namely the following data:

– two bytes of the IP address of the user’s calling system
– the web page called up
– the website from which the user accessed the accessed website (referrer)
– the subpages accessed from the accessed website
– the time spent on the website
– the frequency with which the website is accessed

Our website uses Matomo with the setting “Anonymize Visitors’ IP addresses”. This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of direct personal reference. The software is set so that the IP addresses are not stored in full, but 2 bytes of the IP address are masked (e.g. 192.168.xxx.xxx). In this way, an assignment of the shortened IP address to the calling computer is no longer possible. The IP address transmitted by your browser via Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data.
The legal basis for the processing of the user’s data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO or § 15 para. 3 TMG.

Purposes of processing.
We use Matomo to analyze the use of our website and individual functions and offers in order to continuously improve the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behavior, we improve our offer and make it more interesting for visitors.

Duration of storage.
The data of the processing described here will be deleted after a storage period of 90days.

Opposition and elimination possibility.
You can prevent the evaluation by deleting existing cookies and disabling a storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full.
Matomo is an open source project of InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand.
For more information on privacy, please see the privacy policy at: matomo.org/privacy-policy/.

Use of Google AdWords/Advertising Tracking Info

Google AdWords.
We use Google AdWords for the placement of advertisements. When you click on a Google ad, a cookie is set, which is used to statistically evaluate the ads and optimize future advertising measures. From the cookie, we and Google can recognize which users were redirected to our website by clicking on an ad. This data does not allow us to draw any conclusions about the identity of the user. According to Art. 26 DSGVO, we are jointly responsible with Google LLC for the processing of the data. Google has committed to comply with the Privacy Shield Agreement between the EU and the US on the collection, use and storage of personal data from EU member states published by the US Department of Commerce. By doing so, Google undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law and, in particular, fulfills all data subject rights, including information obligations. You can find more information in the entry linked below:

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

Google’s privacy policy is available at the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=en.

The use of the service is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is in the previously described purpose.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the
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 IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

Browser Plugin

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: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Objection to data collection

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent the collection of your data during future visits to this website:
Disable Google Analytics.
For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Contract Data Processing

We have concluded an order data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics

This website uses the “demographic characteristics” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be generated that contain statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as shown in the item “Objection to data collection”.

6. Plugins and tools

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
For more information on how we handle user data, please see YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=en.

Vimeo

Our website uses plugins from the video portal Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo Inc, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.
When you visit one of our pages equipped with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established. In the process, the Vimeo server is informed which of our pages you have visited. In addition, Vimeo obtains your IP address. This also applies if you are not logged in to Vimeo or do not have an account with Vimeo. The information collected by Vimeo is transmitted to the Vimeo server in the USA.
If you are logged into your Vimeo account, you enable Vimeo to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your Vimeo account.
For more information on how Vimeo handles user data, please see Vimeo’s privacy policy at: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy location of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=en/.

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