Privacy policy

Thank you for visiting our online shop. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find extensive information about how we handle your data.

1. Access data and hosting

You may visit our website without revealing any personal information. With every visit on the website, the web server stores automatically only a so-called server log file which contains e.g. the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request.

These access data are analysed exclusively for the purpose of ensuring the smooth operation of the website and improving our offer. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the proper presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. All access data are deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit on our website.

Third-party hosting services

Data are also processed by a third-party provider that we have engaged to render hosting and website presentation services on our behalf. This provider processes on its servers all data that are collected in the manner specified below when you visit our website or fill in forms made available for this purpose in our online shop. Data are processed on other servers only in the scope described herein.

This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.

2. Data collection and use for processing the contract and for opening a customer account

We collect personal data that you voluntarily submit to us when you place an order, contact us (e.g. via contact form or by email) or open a customer account with us. Mandatory fields are marked as such because we absolutely need those data to perform the contract or process your contact request or open your customer account, and you would otherwise not be able to complete your order and/or create your customer account or send the contact request. It is evident in each input form what data are collected. We use the data that you disclose to us to perform the contract and process your enquiries. Upon completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, any further processing of your data will be restricted, and your data will be deleted upon expiry of the retention period applicable under relevant regulations, unless you expressly consent to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by law, of which we inform you in this notice. Your customer account can be deleted at any time. For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the relevant function available in the customer account.

3. Transfer of data

For the purpose of contract performance, we disclose your data to the shipping company in the scope required for the delivery of the ordered goods. Depending on the payment service provider you have selected during the ordering process, we disclose the payment details collected for order processing purposes to the bank commissioned to handle the payment and, as the case may be, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or to the selected payment service. Some of those data are collected by the selected payment service providers themselves if you open an account with them. In such a case, during the ordering process, you must register with your payment service provider using your access data. In this respect, the privacy notice of the relevant payment service provider applies.

4. Email newsletter and postal advertisement

E-mail advertising if you subscribe to the newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent, using the data required or disclosed by you separately for this purpose.

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time. For this purpose you can either send a message to the contact option specified below or use the opt-out link in the newsletter. Upon unsubscription, we will delete your email address unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use your personal data in the scope and manner permitted by the law, of which we inform you in this notice.

The newsletter is sent to you by our service provider who processes data on our behalf and to whom we disclose your email address.

This service provider is based in an EU or EEA member state.

Postal advertising and your right to opt out

Unless you have not opted-out or you are a consumer who consumer has his habitual residence in Spain, we reserve the right to use your first and last name and your postal address for our advertising purposes, e.g. for sending interesting offers and information about our products by post. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in promoting and advertising our products to customers that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests.

The advertisements are sent to you by our service provider who processes data on our behalf and to whom we disclose your data for this purpose.
You can opt out of the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified below.

5. Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge

We have integrated the Trusted Shops Trustbadge on this website in order to display our Trusted Shops Trustmark and offer the Trusted Shops products to customers after placing an order.
This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimal marketing of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. The Trustbadge and the advertised trust badge services are offered by Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany.
With every use of the Trustbadge, the web server automatically saves a so-called server log file which contains e.g. your IP address, the date and time of the request, the volume of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data), and documents the request. Those access data are not analysed and are automatically overwritten no later than seven days after the end of your website visit.
Other personal data are transferred to Trusted Shops only if you decide to use or have already registered to use Trusted Shops products after placing an order. In such a case, the contract concluded between you and Trusted Shops applies.

6. Cookies and web-analysis

To improve the user experience on our website and enable you to use its certain features in order to show suitable products or conduct market research, some pages of this website use the so-called cookies. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimised presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. A cookie is a small text file which is stored automatically on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after you close the browser session, i.e. when you close the browser (that’s the so-called session cookies). Other cookies are stored in your end-user device and enable us to recognise your browser when you visit us again (persistent cookies). To check the cookie storage period, you can use the Overview function in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can configure your browser for it to inform you whenever a page uses cookies and decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject the cookies on a given website or generally. Every browser has a different policy for managing the cookie settings. The browser’s policy is described in the Help menu of every browser and explains how you can change your cookie settings. To find out how to change the settings in your browser, see the links below:
Internet Explorer™: windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Safari™: support.apple.com/kb/ph21411
Chrome™: support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py
Firefox™ support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Opera™ : help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

Please note that disabling cookies may limit your access to some features of our website.

Using of Matomo for web analysis

For the purpose of website analytics, this website uses the web analytics software of Matomo (https:/matomo.org), a service provided by InnoCraft Ltd., to automatically collect and store data from which user profiles are created using pseudonyms. This serves the protection of our legitimate interests in the optimised presentation of our offer that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests. We may use cookies for this purpose. The pseudonymised user profiles will not be joined with the personal data of the person behind the pseudonym without separate, express consent of that person.
All data that is being processed within the framework of the above mentioned web analysis purposes is procesed on our servers.
You may opt-out of the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future, by following the instructions below.

Opting out:
After you opt out, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end-user device. If you clear your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

7. Sending rating reminders by email

Rating reminder by Trusted Shops

If, when or after placing your order, you have given us your express consent to doing so, we will disclose your e-mail address to Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Cologne, Germany (www.trustedshops.com), so that they can email you a rating reminder.

You may revoke your consent at any time by sending a message to the contact option specified below or directly to Trusted Shops.

8. Contact possibilities and your rights

You are entitled to obtain free-of-charge information concerning data stored about your person and, as the case may be, to correct, restrict the processing, enable the portability of, or delete those data.

If you have any questions about how we collect, process or use your personal data, want to enquire about, correct, block or delete your data, or withdraw any consents you have given, or opt-out of any particular data use, please contact our data protection officer

Responsible:
Bingenheimer Saatgut AG
Kronstr. 24
D-61209 Echzell
Telephone: +49 (0) 6035 18 99-0

Our external data protection officer is:

Feuerhake Anwaltskanzlei
Maja Reuter
Obere-Masch-Str. 22
37073 Göttingen
 
Telefon: +49 (0) 551 53 11 924
datenschutz[at]bingenheimersaatgut.de

You may also submit a complaint to the responsible data protection supervisory authority.

9. Legal basis for data processing

If we refer to legitimate interests for the processing of your data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Insofar as the processing of your data is necessary for the performance and execution of the contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

If the processing of your data requires your consent, the legal basis  is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
Your right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure (right to be forgotten)  and right to restriction of the previously described processing of your data are regulated in Art. 15- 18 GDPR. The right to data portability can be found in Art. 20 GDPR.

Your right to object, in particular against the processing of your data for direct marketing purposes and against processing which we carry out on the basis of legitimate interests is governed by Art. 21 GDPR.

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