1.An overview of data protection
Data Collection on This Website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
How do we collect your data?
Some data is collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter into a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically or with your consent by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g., internet browser, operating system, or time of page access). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data at any time free of charge. You also have the right to request the correction or deletion of this data. If you have given your consent to data processing, you can revoke this consent for the future at any time. You also have the right, under certain circumstances, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. Furthermore, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
For this and for further questions about data protection, you can contact us at any time.
Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools
When you visit this website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with so-called analysis programs.
We host the content of our website with the following provider:
This website is hosted externally. The personal data collected on this website is stored on the servers of the host or hosting company. This may include, in particular, IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact details, names, website access, and other data generated via a website.
External hosting is carried out for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of a secure, fast, and efficient provision of our online offering by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). If the corresponding consent has been obtained, processing is carried out exclusively based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.
Our host(s) will process your data only to the extent necessary to fulfill its performance obligations and will comply with our instructions regarding this data.
We use the following host(s):
GoDaddy Operating Company, LLC
Data Processing Agreement
We have entered into a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a legally required contract that ensures that they process the personal data of our website visitors only according to our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
3. General Information and Mandatory Information
We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating by email) may have security vulnerabilities. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.
The responsible party for data processing on this website is:
The Boom GmbH
Telephone: 0211 82207020
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g., names, email addresses, etc.).
General Information on Legal Bases for Data Processing on This Website
Note on Data Transfer to the USA and Other Third Countries
We also use tools from companies based in the USA or other countries without a level of data protection comparable to the EU. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to and processed in these third countries. We would like to point out that in these countries, a data protection level comparable to the EU cannot be guaranteed. For example, U.S. companies are obliged to hand over personal data to security authorities without you being able to take legal action against this. It cannot be ruled out that U.S. authorities (e.g., secret services) may process, evaluate, and permanently store your data located on U.S. servers for monitoring purposes. We have no influence on these processing activities.
Revocation of Your Consent to Data Processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke a previously given consent at any time. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to Object to Data Collection in Special Cases and Direct Marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)
IF DATA PROCESSING IS CARRIED OUT ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 PARA. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. THE RESPECTIVE LEGAL BASIS ON WHICH PROCESSING IS BASED CAN BE FOUND IN THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU OBJECT, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA UNLESS WE CAN DEMONSTRATE COMPELLING LEGITIMATE GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OVERRIDE YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS, AND FREEDOMS, OR THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE, OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED TO CONDUCT DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING; THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING, INSOFAR AS IT IS RELATED TO SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT ADVERTISING (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 PARA. 2 GDPR).
Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Competent Supervisory Authority
In the case of violations of the GDPR, data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of their habitual residence, their place of work, or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to Data Portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment 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 responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Information, Deletion, and Correction
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions regarding personal data, you can contact us at any time.
Right to Restrict Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time for this purpose. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
– If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If the processing of your personal data was/is carried out unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion.
– If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it for the exercise, defense, or assertion of legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of deletion.
– If you have lodged an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Para. 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
– If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data may – apart from their storage – only be processed with your consent or for the assertion, exercise, or defense of legal claims or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a member state.
SSL or TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries 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.
4. Data Collection on this Website
Our websites use so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small data packets that do not cause any damage to your end device. They are either temporarily stored for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are automatically deleted after your visit ends. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or automatic deletion occurs through your web browser.
In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your end device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These allow us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g., cookies for processing payment services).
Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary because certain website functions would not work without them (e.g., the shopping cart function or the display of videos). Other cookies are used to analyze user behavior or display advertisements.
Cookies that are necessary for the electronic communication process, for providing certain functions you desire (e.g., for the shopping cart function), or for optimizing the website (e.g., cookies for measuring web audience) are stored based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing necessary cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies and similar recognition technologies has been requested, processing will only take place based on this consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR and § 25 (1) TTDSG); the consent can be revoked at any time.
You can configure your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies, allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Consent with Borlabs Cookie
Our website uses the Borlabs Cookie consent technology to obtain your consent for storing certain cookies in your browser or for using certain technologies and to document them in compliance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs GmbH, Rübenkamp 32, 22305 Hamburg (hereinafter “Borlabs”).
When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents granted by you, or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not passed on to the provider of Borlabs Cookie.
The data collected will be stored until you ask us to delete it or until the Borlabs cookie is deleted, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing by Borlabs Cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/.
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
- Hostname of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data are not combined with other data sources.
The collection of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of its website – for this purpose, the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, insofar as your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been queried; the consent can be revoked at any time.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g., after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular, retention periods – remain unaffected.
5. Analysis Tools and Advertising
This website uses features of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics allows the website operator to analyze the behavior of website visitors. The website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, duration of visit, operating systems used, and the user’s origin. This data is summarized in a user ID and assigned to the respective end device of the website visitor.
Furthermore, we can record mouse and scroll movements as well as clicks with Google Analytics. Google Analytics also uses various modeling approaches to supplement the collected data and employs machine learning technologies in data analysis.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analyzing user behavior (e.g., cookies or device fingerprinting). The information about the use of this website collected by Google is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The use of this service is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
You can prevent Google from collecting and processing your data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data Processing Agreement
We have entered into a data processing agreement with Google and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
The website operator uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Ads allows us to display ads in the Google search engine or on third-party websites when the user enters certain search terms into Google (keyword targeting). Furthermore, targeted ads can be displayed based on user data available at Google (e.g., location data and interests). As website operators, we can quantitatively evaluate this data by analyzing, for example, which search terms led to the display of our ads and how many ads resulted in corresponding clicks.
The use of this service is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
The data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks and https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is collected on a voluntary basis only. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form is based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, email address, and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example, via the “Unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you provide for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter, either with us or with the newsletter service provider, and will be deleted from the newsletter distribution list after unsubscribing from the newsletter. We reserve the right to delete or block email addresses from our newsletter distribution list at our discretion within the scope of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Data that has been stored by us for other purposes remains unaffected by this.
After you have been removed from the newsletter distribution list, your email address may be stored in a blacklist by us or the newsletter service provider if this is necessary to prevent future mailings. The data from the blacklist is used only for this purpose and is not merged with other data. This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
7. Plugins and Tools
YouTube with Enhanced Privacy Mode
This website embeds videos from the YouTube website. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in extended privacy mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended privacy mode does not necessarily exclude the transfer of data to YouTube partners. Regardless of whether you watch a video, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network.
When you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to YouTube’s 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 directly associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube may store various cookies on your device or use similar recognition technologies (e.g., device fingerprinting). This allows YouTube to obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness, and prevent fraud.
Additional data processing operations may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video over which we have no control.
The use of YouTube is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 para. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information on the user’s device (e.g., device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.
Google Fonts (Local Hosting)
This page uses so-called Google Fonts for the uniform display of fonts, which are provided by Google. The Google Fonts are installed locally. There is no connection to Google servers.