DATA PROTECTION

Our goal is to maintain your trust whenever we handle your personal information. Protecting your privacy is therefore very important to us.

Section 1 Security of Personal Information

Your personal data (e.g., title, name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, bank account information, credit card number) will only be processed by us in accordance with the provisions of German Data Protection Act.

The following regulations provide you with information regarding the nature, extent, and purpose of the collection, processing, and usage of your personal data. This privacy policy applies only to our website. If you are directed to other sites via links on our site, please consult the respective practices of those sites regarding how your data is handled. This also applies to websites of our franchise partners.

The security of your personal information is our primary objective. We protect your personal information by taking technical and organizational security measures that correspond to the relevant legal standard. If we commission other companies to render services for us, we shall insist that they likewise maintain the confidentiality of your personal information.

Section 2 Master Data / Purpose and Use

Your personal data, provided they are required for the establishment, arrangement in terms of content, or modification of the contractual relationship (master data), are only used for the purposes of executing the contract. Thus, for example, your name and address must be forwarded to the logistics company for the delivery of items.

Your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties not involved with the execution of the contract without your express consent or without a legal basis. After the contract has been executed in full, your data will be blocked for further use. After the expiration of provisions according to tax and commercial law, these data shall be deleted unless you expressly consent to their further use.

This includes using your data for the purposes of advertising as well as market and opinion research, provided we have your approval for this.

To the extent permitted by law, we will transfer information about you within YT Industries to the service companies, credit bureaus, and to the extent required for us to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

Section 3 Collaboration with Cooperation Partners

YT Industries has currently commissioned the following companies to fulfill its contractual obligations:

  • Commerz Finanz GmbH+
  • Wirecard AG
  • PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A
  • Shipping Companies
  • Zendesk, Inc.

However, data are not forwarded to the cooperation partners until after you have decided on a product or a service provided by a partner.

Section 4 Commissioned Data Processing

We collect and use your data when you open a customer account and as necessary to complete the purchase process. Your data are only forwarded to third parties as necessary for the purposes of executing the contract or billing. For example, the service provides we use for completing the order (e.g., carrier, payment service provider, bank) will receive the data necessary for completing the order.

When subscribing to a newsletter, you agree that YT Industries may use the data you have provided in order to send you information via e-mail regarding the content or products you have selected. You can revoke your declaration of consent at any time with effect for the future by unsubscribing via mail by writing to:

YT Industries GmbH
Zweibrückenstr. 2
91301 Forchheim
Germany

via e-mail by writing to:
info@yt-industries.com

or via the designated link at the bottom of each newsletter. Your data will be transmitted to service providers used by us exclusively for the administration and hosting of the data.

We also collect and use data that you provide in connection with using the contact form for the purposes of responding to your inquiries.

Section 5 Cookies

We utilize cookies in order to make the navigation and use of our website as user-friendly as possible. Cookies are small files with text information that are stored on your hard drive when you visit the website. We require cookies in order to identify and authorize you, after you successfully log in, to navigate within the protected area of the website for the entire duration of your visit. However, cookies also serve to save the preferences of visitors. This allows us to customize our website to your needs and thus improve our offering for you. We cannot use cookies to identify users. You can disable the option of saving these cookies at any time in your browser’s system settings and delete any existing cookies. Any user can also view the website without accepting cookies. However, if you do not accept cookies, this can lead to functional limitations on our website.

Some of the cookies we use are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (session cookies). Session cookies are required, for instance, in order to offer you the usage of the shopping cart function across multiple pages. In addition, we also use cookies that remain on your hard drive for a specific period of time (depending on the cookie, between one day and five years). When you visit the website again, the country and language you selected on our website during your last visit will then be automatically recognized. These persistent cookies are saved and deleted by your browser after the predetermined time. Such cookies may also originate from third parties.

Section 6 Retargeting Functions

We use third-party retargeting and remarketing functions on our website. These technologies enable web users who have previously visited www.yt-industries.com to be shown personalized advertisements on our partners’ websites. For this purpose, the respective retargeting and/or remarketing provider saves a cookie on your hard drive. Based on cookie technology, usage information is saved in pseudonymized form, for example, which advertisement you have received from us or clicked on, which products you have viewed, and whether or not you made a purchase. The pseudonymized data will not be combined with your personal data at any time and they serve exclusively to enable advertising to be correlated to the interests of the respective user.

You can opt out of the use of the retargeting and/or remarketing function by opening the page for deactivating cookies via the following link:

Google

Section 7 Google Analytics

We also utilize Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is also based on cookies and enables the analysis of the use of websites. We have activated the anonymization of IP addresses on our website so that the IP addresses that are automatically transferred with usage information by Google within the European Union or to another state of the European Economic Area are truncated prior to these data being forwarded to and saved in the United States. Only in exceptional cases are IP addresses transferred to a Google server in the United States before they are truncated. Google uses this information on our behalf in order to analyze the usage of our website for us, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services associated with the usage of the website and Internet. The IP anonymization process described has been coordinated between Google Inc. and the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) and recognized as compliant with data protection laws (see the corresponding press release on HmbBfDI’s website: https://www.datenschutz-hamburg.de/news/detail/article/beanstandungsfreier-betrieb-von-google-analytics-ab-sofortmoeglich.html?tx_ttnews%255BbackPid%255D=170&cHash=09e1cbe956f62edb1e9f0386b4ca78f5).

The data protection information regarding Google Analytics can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

The IP address from your browser transmitted for Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved via the corresponding setting on your browser. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as from processing these data by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Section 8 Social Plug-Ins

We utilize social plug-ins from several providers on our website in their respective standard integrations:

  • The “Like Button” from Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. This button is labeled with the Facebook logo and the word “Like”.
  • The “+1” from Google+ (Google Plus), Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043 USA.
  • The social plug-in from Twitter, operated by Twitter, Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
  • The social plug-in from the Instagram smartphone application

When you visit one of our websites that contains one of these plug-ins, a cookie from the provider of the plug-in may be saved in your browser. We have no influence over the scope of the data that the provider collects using this plug-in.

Via this plug-in, the provider may receive information such as the date and time of your visit to our website, your IP address, or the type of browser that you use. If you are logged in to the respective provider of the plug-in during your visit to our website and utilize the plug-ins, the provider may allocate this to your user account along with any of the entries you make, for example, clicking the corresponding button on our website or submitting a comment. Your recommendations and/or comments may be displayed as notes together with your profile name and your photograph in the service of the respective provider, such as in search results or in your user profile or on other places on websites and advertisements online.

If you are not a member of the respective provider, the possibility may still exist that the provider will ascertain and store your IP address.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the respective providers as well as your rights and settings regarding this for the protection of your privacy can be found in the privacy policies of Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram.

If you are a member of the respective provider and do not want the provider to collect data about you through our website and linking them with the member data saved with the provider, you must log out from the respective provider before your visit to our website.

Section 9 Saving, Correcting, Deleting, and Blocking your Personal Data

You can view, change, and delete the data in your client account that were submitted in the scope of registering at any time. Deleting the data is not possible if the data are still required for the purposes of executing the services you are utilizing, in particular, completing and fulfilling contracts. The data are blocked until the end of the contractual relationship at which point they are deleted, provided that the legal or contractual retention obligation has expired.

Pursuant to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to view your saved information free of charge as well as the right to correct, block, or delete these data.

For questions or to make requests for information, correction, or deletion, please contact us with your name, contact address, and customer number at info@yt-industries.com or via mail to YT Industries GmbH, Zweibrückenstr. 2, 91301 Forchheim, Germany.