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Privacy Statement

The below privacy statement informs you about the type, extent and object of personal data collated, used and processed by us.

The person responsible for the handling of data is: Thomas Hautkappe, Wittener Landstr. 21, 58313 Herdecke, phone: 02330/ 71012, fax: 02330/ 809 826, email: thomas.hautkappe@ath-horsecare.com

Collation and storage of personal data as well as manner and purpose of use

Visiting our website

You can generally visit out website without revealing your identity. When accessing our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server hosting our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and is stored until automatically deleted:

     • IP address of accessing computer,

     • date and time of access,

     • name and URL of requested file,

     • website from which access is made (referrer URL),

     • used browser and possibly the operating system of your computer and name of your access provider.

Said data is used by us for the following purposes:

     • guaranteeing a smooth connection to the website,

     • guaranteeing a comfortable use of our website,

     • evaluating system safety and stability,

other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for processing data is art. 6 para.1, page 1, lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the data collection purposes listed above. On no account will collected data be used for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as an individual.

Furthermore, our website also uses cookies and analytic services. For further information see sections 5 and 7 of this privacy statement.

Disclosure of data

No personal data is disclosed by us to third parties.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small files automatically generated by your Browser and stored on your terminal (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when visiting our website. Cookies do not damage your terminal, contain no viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies store information, produced specifically in conjunction with the used terminal. This does, however, not mean that we receive direct information about your identity.

On one hand, cookies are used to make the use of our online services more convenient for you. We use, for instance, so-called session cookies to determine that you have already visited certain pages of our website. These cookies are automatically deleted when leaving our Website.

We also use temporary cookies for optimising user friendliness. These cookies are stored on your terminal for a certain specified time. When revisiting our Website in order to use our services, our system automatically detects that you have visited our Website previously as well as any entries and settings used at the time, so that you do not have to repeat these.

We also use cookies for a statistic evaluation of use of our website and for evaluating this use in order to optimise the services offered to you (see section 7). When revisiting our Website, these cookies automatically detect that you have visited our Website before. These cookies are automatically deleted after a predefined period.

Data processed by cookies is required for the said purposes and for safeguarding our legitimate interests and that of third parties in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most Browsers accept cookies automatically You can, however, configure your Browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or that a message appears every time prior to a new cookie being created. A complete deactivation of cookies can, however, result in not all functions of our website being useable.

Links to third-party websites

Any links published on our website are researched and compiled by us with utmost care. We can, however, not influence the current and future design and contents of linked sites. We are not responsible for the contents of the linked sites and expressly disclaim any ownership of contents contained therein. Only the owners of these provided linked sites shall be responsible for any illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and any damage resulting from using or not using the information. The liability of anyone merely referring to such a publication by means of a link is excluded. We shall only be responsible for third-party references if we have received positive knowledge from you of, even potentially, illegal or presecurable content and where it was technically possible and reasonable to prevent the use of such contents.

Analysis and tracking tools

The below tracking measures are used by us on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 page 1 lit. f GDPR. By using these tracking measures we want to ensure a tailored design and continuous optimisation of our website. The tracking measures are also used for producing statistical records relating to the use of our website and for evaluating it in order to optimise our services for you. These are legitimate interests in accordance with the aforementioned regulations.

Respective data processing objectives and data categories are apparent from the respective tracking tools.

Google Analytics1
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/) (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter ”Google“) for the purpose of tailoring our services and continuously optimising our web pages. In this context masked user profiles are created and cookies (see section 5) are used. Any information generated about the use of this website produced by these cookies, such as

     • version of Browser type,

     • used Operating System,

     • referrer URL (previously visited website),

     • host name of accessing computer (IP address),

     • time of server request,

are transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the US. The information used for evaluating use of the website, producing reports on website activities and providing other services relating to the use of the website and Internet for the purpose of market research and tailored design of these Internet pages. This information may also be passed on to third parties where legally required or where third parties have been commissioned to process this data. On no account is your IP address merged with other Google data. IP addresses are masked (IP masking) so that no allocation is possible.

Installation of the cookies can be prevented by selecting a respective setting in the Browser software; we would, however, like to point out that in this case, not all functions of our Website may be fully available to you.

You can also prevent the collection of data generated by cookies and relating to your use of our website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a Browser-Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

Alternatively and, in particular, when using Browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting information by clicking on the above link. This will select an Opt-out-Cookie, preventing any future collecting of your data when visiting our website. The Opt-out-Cookie only operates for this Browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If the cookies in the Browser have been deleted, the Opt-out-Cookie must be selected again.

Further information relating to data protection in connection with Google Analytics is available from the below link in Google Analytics Help: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Rights of affected persons

You have the following rights against the party responsible for data processing:

– Right to revoke any consent granted, Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR
– Right to information, Art. 15 GDPR
– Right to correction, Art. 16 GDPR
– Right to deletion, Art. 17 GDPR
– Right to limiting processing, Art. 18 GDPR
– Right to data transferability, Art. 20 GDPR
– Right to complain to a supervisory authority, Art. 77 GDPR

Right to object

Where your personal data is processed on the basis of entitled interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, you are, according to art. 21 GDPR, entitled to object against the processing of your personal data, provided that, based on your special situation, respective reasons exist or where the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case, a general objection right applies which will be implemented by us without having to state a special situation.

In order to use your right to object, simply send an email to the aforementioned email address of the person responsible for data processing.

Data security

We are using suitable technical and organisational safety measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or full loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are constantly improved in line with technological development.

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1 Data protection authorities require that a data processing agreement is signed for the permitted use of Google Analytics. A respective template is available from Google at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.pdf .