Privacy Policy

[Please note: this english translation of our terms and conditions serves as a courtesy for non-German speakers. Legally binding are our terms and conditions in German.]

Information about the collection of personal data

In the following, we inform about the collection and, if applicable, further processing (storage, etc.) of personal data in accordance with Art. 13 and Art. 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Information about the responsible company

The responsible party according to Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO is the company Emil-auctions GbR. You can find the immediate contact details in the imprint.

Collection and further processing of personal data as well as type and purpose of processing

In the following, we inform you in which cases we collect personal data and for which purposes. In principle, there is no legal or contractual obligation to provide your data; however, within the framework of the contractual relationship, it may be necessary to process certain data for the purpose of providing our services or on the basis of legal obligations (e.g. tax or professional regulations, GWG).

1. Processing of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website for information purposes only, we collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data on the basis of legitimate interests to this extent, which are technically mandatory for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO):

IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred in each case, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software.

The data is stored in log files and is not merged with other data. The data is regularly deleted after one month at the latest.

2. Contacting

For questions of any kind, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via a form provided on the website. You can also contact us by e-mail.

In the case of contact via the contact form, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

The processing of the personal data transmitted in the course of contacting us and provided by you to this extent serves to establish contact quickly and thus to process your inquiry quickly. This enables us to provide good customer service (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO or your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). If your contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

The personal data collected by us for contact inquiries will be deleted after completion of your inquiry, unless legitimate interests require a longer storage (e.g. because of announced further inquiries, etc.). If your inquiry leads to the conclusion of a contract, your data will be deleted immediately after the expiration of the statute of limitations and the legal retention periods.

3. Newsletter registration

When you register for our newsletter, we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an e-mail address. The legal basis is your voluntary consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Unsubscribing is possible at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscribe request by e-mail to the mail address given in our imprint at any time.

4. Cookies

When using our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which the body that sets the cookie (here by us), certain information flows. Cookies are used to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

We use cookies that are technically necessary for the operation of the website. The purpose is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change (The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

These are exclusively internal cookies of A. R. Merkeleon GmbH, which is regulated by a separate agreement on order data processing, external cookies are not used.

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to us by the user. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

Session cookies are automatically deleted after the end of your visit.

If we use cookies in addition, we inform about this at the appropriate place in this privacy policy.

5. Other processing and disclosure of data

Beyond the cases mentioned in this privacy policy, we process your data only if:

● you have consented to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO,

● this is necessary according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you (e.g. transmission to service providers required for the execution of the contract, in particular postal services, authorities, tax advisors, etc.),

● there is a legal obligation for processing pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. c DSGVO (in particular professional, tax and commercial law obligations to maintain and transmit records), and

● the processing is necessary pursuant to Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DSGVO to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, in particular the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims (e.g. disclosure to courts, debt collection, lawyers), unless your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms requiring the protection of personal data override these.

Recipients of the data may also be employed service providers on whose services we rely for the operation of our company (e.g. technical service providers for the maintenance of the software and IT landscape) and for the fulfillment of our contractual obligations and who process the data exclusively in accordance with instructions; such service providers act for us within the scope of commissioned processing.

6. Deletion of data

Unless otherwise stated in this declaration, personal data will be deleted immediately after the purpose for which it was collected has ceased to exist and provided that no retention periods (e.g. 10-year retention period based on tax law regulations with regard to all data relevant to the tax case or 6-year retention period based on commercial and professional law regulations) or, for example, limitation periods for data that may be useful for legal prosecution conflict with this.

7. Your rights

With regard to the personal data concerning you, you have the right to information, if necessary correction or deletion, if necessary restriction of processing, objection to processing (see below in more detail) and data portability.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority.

You have the right to revoke a declaration of consent under data protection law at any time with effect for the future.

Right of objection according to Art. 21 DSGVO

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data with effect for the future pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which will be implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to us is sufficient.

8. Notes on e-mail communication

E-mail communication with us is unencrypted by default. If you write us an unencrypted e-mail or make an inquiry and ask for a response by regular e-mail, we initially assume that you agree to unencrypted communication.

If you wish to use encrypted communication, please let us know. We would like to point out that certain technical requirements on your part must be met in this respect (e.g. implementation of encryption software in your mail program or use of an appropriate service provider). Upon request, we can also send you certain documents, e.g. as password-protected PDF files or .zip containers; please check your spam folder in this respect, as such attachments are often classified as unsolicited messages.

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