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We process your personal data exclusively in accordance with applicable law, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following information explains how we handle your personal data.

  • A. Overview

    1. Data controller and data protection officer

    This privacy policy applies to data processing by Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH, Budapester Straße 44, 10787 Berlin (hereinafter referred to as "Teufel").

    Teufel’s data protection officer is
    Mr Mario Arndt,
    DEUDAT GmbH, Zehntenhofstr. 5b, 65201 Wiesbaden, Germany
    Tel.: +49 611 950008-32
    Fax: +49 611 950008-5932
    Email: kontakt@deudat.de

    Our data protection officer is always available for any questions or suggestions about data protection.

    2. Personal data

    Personal data is any data that is directly or indirectly attributable to you or that can be attributable to you.

    3. Purposes
    We process this data primarily for two purposes: the performance of the contract and marketing purposes (advertising, newsletters, analysis of our website and of your use). We will not sell or otherwise market your personal data to third parties.
    4. Your rights

    It’s your data! You have various rights in relation to your data that you can exercise against us. We clearly indicate these rights to you hereafter whenever they appear and where relevant. An overview of your rights can also be found in section J.>.

    5. Your protection

    Our entire web presence, i.e. all forms in which you enter data, the ordering process and other functions, are secured by SSL (Secure Socket Layer). This widely used system for protecting data transmissions (this is also used in online banking) guarantees secure and reliable handling of your data. You can recognise an SSL connection by the "s" at the beginning of the http or by a lock icon on your browser. We also use other suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your personal data.

    6. Your contact with us

    If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data you provide will be automatically stored. This data, which you transmit to us of your own accord, is stored for the purpose of processing your request or for relevant communication.

  • B. Data processing for the purpose of contract conclusion and order processing

    • I. General data processing

      Teufel sells products via distance selling and over-the-counter retail. Any personal data that you provide us with for the purpose of the purchase and its execution will be processed by us for the execution of the contract. This may include the following data:

      • Name, surname
      • Billing and delivery address
      • E-mail address
      • Payment information
      • If appropriate date of birth
      • If appropriate telephone number.

      We process this data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR for the performance of a contract. With regard to your e-mail address, we are obliged to process this in order to send you an order confirmation (Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR). In addition, your e-mail address will be forwarded to our service provider Parcellab GmbH. They will inform you by e-mail about the shipping status of your delivery. The processing of your e-mail address for this purpose is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. In addition, we store your IP address for an initiated order. This processing is based on our legitimate interest in protecting ourselves against internet fraud, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We delete the IP address for your order after 6 months.

      For the shipment of the ordered goods, we communicate your name, delivery address and if necessary your telephone number to our logistics service providers as well as our transport service providers. The telephone number is required for the transport service provider’s coordination with you. For the handling of repairs we pass on your name, address and contact details to our service provider Minitec GmbH. In both cases, your personal data is processed in order to implement the contractual relationship with you, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

      If you set up a customer account, we process the above data to create your customer account. The legal basis for this is your given consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw your consent to this at any time with effect for the future by e-mailing unsubscribe@teufel.de.

      Once the contract has been implemented in full and the purchase price has been paid in full, your data will be blocked from further use and, unless you have explicitly consented to the further use of your data, e.g. for sending our newsletter (see also Section E.), erased following the expiry of the relevant deadlines under provisions of tax and commercial law.

    • II. Processing of payment data

      For all payment methods, except payments in advance, we must forward the information required for payment to the payment service providers. This is done exclusively for the performance of the contract, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

      To safeguard our legitimate interests and in the context of implementing the contract, Art. 6 (1) lit. b and f GDPR, we transmit your personal data with a view to the pursuit of unpaid claims to IHD Gesellschaft für Kredit- und Forderungsmanagement mbH, Augustinusstr. 11 B, 50226 Frechen.

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  • C. Data processing by customer services

    • I. General data processing by customer services

      In order to provide you with the best possible customer service before, during and after the order, we use the services of the Zendesk platform. The operator is Zendesk Inc, 1019 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102 USA. Zendesk aggregates various processes (e-mail, telephone) relating to a particular customer so that in any consultation with the customer, the previous history is clearly laid out for us. If you contact our customer services or write us a private message on our social media presence on Facebook, then these entries will be stored in connection with your enquiry in Zendesk. The processing of your data for these purposes is based either on Art. 6 (1) lit. b or lit. f GDPR, we comply with our contractual obligations, for example, under the warranty, or we process your data with Zendesk for the traceability and documentation of processes, for the clarification of issues and for the internal evaluation and improvement of our service, in each of which we have a legitimate interest. Zendesk contractually assures us that your personal data will be stored within the EU. Data may however also be transferred to the USA for the purposes of the service and support we commission from Zendesk. We have entered into an agreement on standard data protection clauses with Zendesk in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR. In addition, Zendesk is one of the few software vendors in the world to introduce so-called binding corporate rules company-wide (available at: https://d1eipm3vz40hy0.cloudfront.net/pdf/ZENDESK%20-%20BCR%20Processor%20Policy.pdf) which were approved by the EU Commission, Article 47 GDPR. Nevertheless, the USA is a country which does not offer an adequate level of protection for personal data as provided for in EU Regulation 2016/679; this signifies inter alia that government authorities in the USA could have the opportunity to gain access to your data without effective remedies being in place. For more information about data privacy at Zendesk, visit https://www.zendesk.co.uk/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/?_ga=2.18506736.894599774.1607590605-665254083.1604915925 The data is stored as long you do not object to its storage.

    • II. Online returns portal

      So that we can also provide you with the best possible customer service with respect to the exercise of the 8-week right of return, we have integrated an online returns portal onto our website. From the portal, after providing your order confirmation number and your e-mail address, you can initiate the return of your goods conveniently online and print the label. The processing of the data is necessary for the reverse implementation of your contract of sale and is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR. The data entered is processed by us merely in order to perform your contract of sale. Following the successful reverse implementation of the contract of sale, the data entered on the form will be erased by us.

  • D. Data processing via cookies and pixels, in particular for marketing purposes

    • I. General information about the use of cookies and pixels

      Cookies and pixels are used on our websites. Unless specified in more detail in the following statements, we use cookies or pixels for statistical purposes and for such purposes as to make our websites convenient for you to use. These cookies or pixels also allow us to optimise our shop and improve our promotional appeal.

      We use various types of cookies and pixels. The cookies and pixels set on our websites can be classified as session cookies and/or pixels and temporary cookies or pixels in terms of their lifespan.

      Session cookies or pixels: These cookies and pixels will be deleted after your browser programme is closed. Temporary cookies or pixels: Depending on the purpose of the cookie or pixel, its lifespan may be between 24 hours and several years.

      A further classification of the cookies or pixels can be made according to their purpose. This is how we distinguish between technically necessary cookies, analysis cookies or pixels and advertising cookies or pixels.

      Not all cookies or pixels set on our websites are set by Teufel. So a further distinction for cookies and pixels must be made between first-party cookies and third-party cookies or pixels. The latter are set by Teufel's partners and perform tasks that are intended to provide certain services for us on our websites. More detailed information on these partners and on the processing done can be found below in the text.

      You can prevent the setting of many of the cookies or pixels described here and in our Cookie and Pixel Guidelines. You can also tell your browser through its settings which cookies or pixels you would like to accept in principle. You can also delete all cookies or pixels after each session. More information can be found here: Cookie and Pixel Guidelines.

      For the technologies below under II. and III., in addition to the objection or opt-out options of the individual providers and technologies mentioned in the texts, you can also use our cookie and pixel page and disable the various technologies with effect for the future.

      Teufel uses software provided by Tealium Inc., 11095 Torreyana Road, San Diego, CA 92121 (“Tealium“) to manage and control cookies and pixels. The use of the service is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR and is done in order to control centrally the use of cookies and pixels within the company. We also use the software to control your browser settings for cookies and pixels. We can use the software to set when a cookie or pixel will be loaded and what data will be processed in the cookie or pixel. Tealium itself is not aware of the content of the cookies and pixels, but places a cookie in your browser to permit the management of cookies and pixels.

    • II. Functionality cookies and pixels: Technically necessary data processing

      When visiting our website, information is automatically sent from your device to our servers and applications and stored in a so-called log file.

      The information is as follows:

      • Browser/browser version; operating system, name of your internet provider
      • Website, application that brought you to us
      • Your device’s IP address
      • URL and name of the site visited
      • Date and time of the server request

      This data is processed to provide the technical basis for your connection to the website, the proper display of the website on your device and an evaluation of the system’s security and stability. Our legal basis for processing the information is the contract execution or initiation according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR or our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. For the above reasons, the log files are deleted after 6 months.

      • Google reCaptcha

      • Tealium Tag Manager

    • III. Analysis cookies or pixels: Data processing for web analysis

      We use web analysis tools to evaluate your use of our website. Web analysis technologies are technologies that aggregate site visits into statistical data, allowing us to see how visitors use our websites. We use this data to make our websites user-friendly, to measure reach and to conduct market research. In doing so, we make sure that the tools used, which as our commissioned data processors, perform the data processing only in accordance with our instructions, do not merge the collected data about your website visits with personal data. Your IP address will only be stored in a truncated and therefore anonymous form, if it is stored at all. It is important to us to optimise our websites and to collect statistical data on their use. Depending on which web analysis tool is used, we base the data processing regarding web analysis either on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR or on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR (for details, please refer to the individual tools as set out below).

      The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection or if you have objected to its use.

      • Exactag Analytics

      • Mapp Intelligence

    • IV. Advertising cookies or pixels: Data processing for online advertising

      As a direct sales company whose sales are almost exclusively online, we depend on internet advertising and advertising appeal to customers and interested parties. When selecting the technologies used, we attach great importance to meeting these high data protection standards. As our commissioned data processors, the providers of the respective tools are subject to our instructions regarding data processing. We also select the service providers according to how they process your data. For the services described below, we collect the personal data specified in each case on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

      • Emarsys

      • Google Ads

    • V. Our affiliate partner Rakuten

      Our affiliate partner Rakuten Marketing France SAS, 92 Rue de Réaumur, 75002 Paris (France) processes personal data from your visit to our website for the purposes of charging commission. Should an advertising link from Rakuten bring you to our website, Rakuten sets a cookie in your browser and in case of the successful conclusion of an order, receives a commission from us. For the charging of the commission, we pass on information to Rakuten about your order and your visit to our website. This includes e.g. your order number in pseudonymous form and information about which of Rakuten's partners brought you to our website. The processing is done based on our legitimate interest, as an e-commerce business, in working together with partners in affiliate marketing and in advertising products across their networks. Our interests in case of this type of processing outweigh your interests and fundamental rights, and so we can base the processing on Art. 6 (1) lit. f. We cannot rule out the possibility of the data being processed by Rakuten in countries outside the EU/EEA. In particular, Rakuten reserves the right to transfer the data to the USA. We have entered into an agreement on standard data protection clauses with Rakuten in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR. Rakuten has moreover introduced company-wide so-called binding corporate rules (available for viewing at: https://corp.rakuten.co.jp/privacy/en/bcr.html), which were approved by the Luxemburg Data Protection Authority, Article 47 GDPR. You can find details about Rakuten’s data processing at: https://rakutenadvertising.com/legal-notices/services-privacy-policy/. Nevertheless, the USA is a country which does not offer an adequate level of protection for personal data as provided for in EU Regulation 2016/679; this signifies inter alia that government authorities in the USA could have the opportunity to gain access to your data without effective remedies being in place. The data is stored as long you do not object to its storage. An objection may be made at any time, with effect for the future, at: https://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1 or https://optout.aboutads.info/?c=2&lang=EN.

  • E. Data processing for other marketing purposes

    • I. Competitions

      If you participate in our competitions, then the data provided by you is for such purposes processed as a rule also only in order to conduct the competition. An exception to this is made only if you need to sign up to our newsletter to participate in any competition. In that case, the additional statements made in section 2. shall apply. Depending on how the competition is organised, the processing of personal data for conducting the competition includes notably a prize notification or a message to the effect that you did not win. If you receive a prize from us and this needs to be sent to you, we use your data for these purposes as well and pass the data on to shipping service providers. The data processing for our competitions is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b and, where appropriate, Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

    • II. E-mail and newsletter

      We use your e-mail address, in addition to the above indicated purposes, for the following purposes too.

      • 1. Advertising for our own, similar products and customer satisfaction

        In line with the indications made by us when collecting your e-mail address during the ordering process, we take the liberty of sending you advertising for Teufel’s own, similar products and of asking you, as a one-off following any purchase, about your customer satisfaction. The data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, since we have a legitimate interest in having a direct advertising appeal to our customers. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time by sending a message to unsubscribe@teufel.de or via a link in the e-mail with effect for the future.

      • 2. Newsletter

        If you have given us your consent and have subsequently clicked on the confirmation link sent (double opt-In procedure), you will regularly receive our newsletter with product recommendations, practical tips and surveys. Based on your consent, Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR, we use your e-mail address, your usage behaviour in the newsletter and your purchasing behaviour in the shop to store a personal profile assigned to your e-mail address, and accordingly to direct you within the newsletter only to those offerings that are of interest to you. For this purpose, the newsletters contain a tracking pixel - a miniature graphic that triggers a server request to permit a log file to be written.

        Your e-mail address will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection. Your e-mail address will therefore be stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. To assist us with the dispatch of the newsletter and with tailoring this to your interests we call upon the services of the service provider Emarsys, Hans-Fischer Straße 10, 80339 Munich. You may withdraw your consent to the receipt of the newsletter at any time with effect for the future at unsubscribe@teufel.de or via a link in the e-mail.

      • 3. Product and shop reviews

        If, after completing your order, you gave us your consent permitting us to offer you by e-mail various opportunities to review our shop or our products, we will process your e-mail address for this purpose also, for which we rely on your consent, Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. You may withdraw your consent to the receipt of this e-mail at any time with effect for the future at unsubscribe@teufel.de or via a link in the e-mail.

  • F. Data processing via social media

    • I. Our blog

      It is possible to comment on our blog posts. The data entered and the comment are stored by us. The data processing is done only for the purpose of publishing the comment. Rather than being published, the e-mail address specified serves only to enable us to contact you where necessary with regard to any questions or support issues and whenever you so request. We store your IP address together with your entries in order to be able to follow up any unlawful posts or such posts as infringe the rights of third parties and to serve our interest in prosecution and enforcement. The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The log files are automatically deleted after 6 months.

      Google Fonts
      For consistent presentation of fonts, our blog sometimes uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland LTD, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

      To do so, the browser used by you must establish a connection to Google's servers. This allows Google to identify the fact that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of fonts on our blog. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1, lit. f) GDPR.

      If your browser does not support Google Fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.

      More information about Google Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

    • II. Our social media presences

      To remain in touch with our customers, we maintain a presence on several social networks. The processing of our customers' data is based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. Where the providers of the respective platform (such as e.g. Facebook or Twitter) obtain the user's consent to the processing of personal data, such data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR. We cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may be processed by the respective operator of the social network outside the European Union and/or the European Economic Area. This may make it difficult to enforce data subjects’ rights (such as e.g. the right of access).

      The processing of personal data via the social networks is done for analysis and marketing purposes (advertising, newsletter, analysis of our website and of your usage). The operator of the social network provides us with information about our customers' interests and with general statistics containing demographic characteristics. We are jointly responsible, together with the operator of the social network, for such data processing operations. However, overall, we only have a limited influence on the scope, nature and purposes of the processing operations; these are largely determined by the respective operator of the social network. Hence the operators of the social networks use the data collected for example to produce [profiles? word missing] to permit targeted advertising to be displayed to users. For this purpose, the operators of the social networks place cookies on your device. The operators of the social networks are solely responsible for the processing operations. With regard to these data processing operations, you should exercise your rights as a data subject (such as e.g. rights of access) directly with the respective operator of the social network, since only these operators have access to your personal data and can take appropriate measures and provide information.

      Should you need help in exercising your rights, you may naturally call upon us also. The operators of the social media platforms on which we maintain a presence are as follows:

      We use the content management tool of Facelift brand building technologies GmbH to establish contacts and implement contracts for the use of Instagram content. The tool provides us with basic information on Instagram users and informs us of their uploads, descriptions and comments, as well as names and where appropriate business contact details. As our commissioned data processor, Facelift brand building technologies GmbH acts under our instructions with regard to data processing. The data is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b or f GDPR. We process the data initially just to establish contact. Any further processing requires authorisation on the part of Instagram users to use their uploads.

  • G. Data processing via apps

    • I. Data processing for Teufel Remote App

      Radio 3sixty uses an app provided by our partner Frontier Smart Technologies Ltd. The relevant privacy policy can be found at: https://www.frontiersmart.com/product-privacy-policy-en#.XOey2S9Xai5.

    • II. Data processing for Holist App

      Holist uses an app provided by our partner Linkplay Technology Inc. The relevant privacy policy can be found at: http://linkplay.com/privacy-policy/.

    • III. Data processing for the Teufel Headphone App

      We use the Google Firebase service provided by Google Ireland LTD, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, in the Teufel Headphone App. Google Firebase is a platform for developers of apps for mobile devices and websites and offers numerous features. We use the “Firebase Analytics” service, which allows us to analyse the use of our offering. Google Firebase assists us in capturing data about the interactions of our users. It captures certain events, such as e.g. when the app is launched for the first time, when it is uninstalled, updated or when it crashes, as well as the frequency, manner and method (click paths) of using the app. It also captures and analyses certain general interests of users, but without any references to individual persons. Google Firebase uses so-called “IDs”, which are identifiers that are stored on your device and that permit an analysis of your use of the app. The information about your use of the app generated by the IDs is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is enabled in this app, however, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other Contracting Parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In this app, IP anonymization is always enabled. The information processed with the aid of Google Firebase will where required be used in combination with other Google services, such as e.g. Google Analytics and Google marketing services. In this case, only pseudonymised information, such as the Android Advertising ID or the Advertising Identifier for iOS, will be used to identify users’ mobile devices. Users can find further information about the use of data for marketing purposes by Google on the following information page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads; Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy. The legal basis for using the data is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (i.e. our interest in analysing and optimising our apps and in their economically efficient operation). Users who would like to object to targeted advertising by Google marketing services can use the optional settings and opt-out methods provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences. Users can additionally disable Google Firebase tracking in the app under the menu item (settings/app/data protection).

  • H. Data processing in case of external content

    • I. Youtube and Vimeo

      To provide our customers with a better presentation of our products, we have integrated videos into our website. The data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may be processed by the respective provider outside the European Union and/or the European Economic Area. This may make it difficult to enforce data subjects’ rights (such as e.g. the right of access). We have integrated the videos into our website to bring our customers closer to our products and to illustrate product features in a way that is more relatable. Since we have integrated the videos via external video services providers, we do not need to host the videos on our own servers and can use our resources elsewhere.

      Whenever a video is clicked, a connection is established to the server of the respective video services provider. Data regarding your device settings and your interaction with the video services is transmitted to the respective provider of the video service via a plug-in. Depending on whether you have a customer account with the respective provider of any video service and have logged into this, the respective provider may also use the data processed to create a profile. The respective provider of the video service is solely responsible for these data processing operations. With regard to these data processing operations, you should exercise your rights as a data subject (such as e.g. rights of access) directly with the respective provider, since only this provider has access to your personal data and can take appropriate measures and provide information.

      Should you need help in exercising your rights, you may naturally call upon us also. The providers of video services used by us are:

    • II. Spotify, Soundcloud

      We have integrated link buttons to music streaming services into our website. The data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. We cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may be processed by the respective provider outside the European Union and/or the European Economic Area. This may make it difficult to enforce data subjects’ rights (such as e.g. the right of access). We have integrated the music streaming services into our website to use audiovisual means to advertise our products. Since we have integrated the music via external music streaming services providers, we do not need to host the songs on our own servers and can use our resources elsewhere.

      Whenever you visit our website and click on the button of a music streaming services provider, a direct connection is established between your browser and the server of the music streaming services provider. As a result, the music streaming services provider obtains certain information about the device that you use to visit the website and about how you interact with the music streaming service. Depending on whether you have a customer account with the respective provider of the music streaming service and have logged into this, the respective provider may also use the data processed to create a profile. The respective provider of the music streaming service is solely responsible for these data processing operations. With regard to these data processing operations, you should exercise your rights as a data subject (such as e.g. rights of access) directly with the respective provider of the music streaming service, since only this provider has access to your personal data and can take appropriate measures and provide information.

      Should you need help in exercising your rights, you may naturally call upon us also. The providers of music streaming services used by us are:

    • III. Google Maps

      Our website has an API (software interface) that allows us to use Google Maps. Google Maps is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. We use Google Maps to display interactive maps and, where necessary, route plans to assist our users in locating and finding our stores.

      Use of the features offered by Google Maps requires the storage of your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The operator of this website has no control over this data transmission.

      The use of Google Maps serves to ensure an appealing presentation of our online and offline offerings and to make the locations specified on the website easier to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1, lit. f) GDPR. For this processing, we cooperate with Google based on an agreement on joint responsibility [joint controllers] according to Art. 26 GDPR, which can be viewed at (https://privacy.google.com/intl/de/businesses/mapscontrollerterms/).

      More information about data protection by Google can be found via the following link: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

  • I. Data processing via Teufel devices

    • I. Data processing via voice-controlled devices

      Some of our devices are voice-controlled (e.g. via the Alexa voice service from Amazon Europe). When the voice-control feature is enabled, personal data is processed by the voice service providers. The processing of personal data is necessary for the seamless functioning of the voice control or direct control function. Please check with the relevant provider to learn more about the scope and legal basis of the data processing and the terms of use for the respective voice service.

      When the respective voice service is enabled, our company, Lautsprecher Teufel, does not have remote access to the voice and audio signals. The ambient noise is stored locally on the device in a so-called buffer memory for a few seconds only as an infinite loop and is constantly overwritten with new ambient noise. Voice and audio signals will only be recorded when the device detects a command enabling the respective voice service. The recording will be stored in a software solution of the respective voice service provider and processed exclusively by that provider. Lautsprecher Teufel has no access to any of the voice and audio recordings. The data processing is the sole responsibility of the respective voice-control provider (e.g. Amazon). Please check with the relevant provider with respect to the scope, purposes and legal bases of the data processing.

      Our partner Linkplay Technology Inc. will also process personal data that is collected by the voice-controlled devices. The relevant privacy policy can be found at: http://linkplay.com/privacy-policy/. Our company, Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH, does not have access to this data either.

    • II. Data processing via Teufel Streaming
      • 1. Types and categories of data processed
        If you use a streaming device from us (Teufel Streaming, or formerly Raumfeld), data from the devices and/or the corresponding app will be processed to permit the use of such devices.

        The data processed is:

        • Device type
        • Device ID
        • Device version
        • Installation ID (which devices are associated),
        • Device (IP) addresses, these are stored in anonymised form only
      • 2. Purposes and legal bases

        We use this data for various purposes. The data is a prerequisite for the functioning of the product: the app must recognise the devices, the devices must recognise each other and "know" which network they are in. Because finding devices on local networks is not always reliable, Teufel Streaming devices use a database to find one another. Furthermore, the data will be used to assign the appropriate updates to a device and to provide you with important technical information regarding the music streaming services used by you. The basis of this data processing is therefore Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

        In addition, we also process the data provided to optimise our products and our support. This processing is based on our legitimate interest to further develop our products, to correct errors and also to create usage statistics and is therefore based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection.

        If usage data is passed on to third parties, this will only be done in anonymous and aggregated form. Your data will be encrypted over the internet using HTTPS.

      • 3. Music streaming services via Teufel Streaming

        3.1 Services without registration
        You can use certain music streaming services from an app without registering with the provider. The data controller responsible for the collection, processing and use of personal data when using these music streaming services is the respective music streaming service provider and not Teufel. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective provider:

        3.2 Services with registration
        To use the services TIDAL, Rhapsody, SoundCloud and Last.fm Scrobbling, registration with the respective provider is required. Registration can be done via the provider’s website/app or optionally via the app. The data controller responsible for the collection, processing and use of the data to be provided when registering is the respective music streaming service provider. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective provider:

        It is necessary to log in to the app to use the respective music streaming services. The account data is stored for such purposes in our firmware and associated with the system ID. The account details will be used to renew the session with the relevant music streaming service. If you manually remove your account from the Teufel Streaming System, thereby disabling the music streaming service, your account details will be deleted. In the context of the production of manual and automatic reports, the log-in data may also be transmitted to us as part of the log data. We use this data only for the stated purpose. It is not disclosed to third parties.

      • 4. Services used independently of the app

        Once a system is set up, you can also control the Teufel Streaming devices from another third-party app. For this purpose, the third-party provider’s hardware and software will be integrated into the Teufel Streaming system, and this is not something that is under our control. The data controller responsible for the processing of the personal data is the respective provider. We have no access to the data collected by the provider. If you use the Spotify Connect or Google Cast for Audio services, these providers will have access to your Teufel Streaming devices’ audio controls, such as e.g. the volume. For further information, please refer to the respective provider’s privacy policy:

        To validate and authenticate existing devices for the Google Cast for Audio service, we collect your name and e-mail address. This is how we make sure that only people sign up for the service and not bots or the like. This data will not be shared or used for any purpose other than validation. The data is therefore collected in accordance with Art. 6 lit. b and f GDPR. The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection.

        The Google Cast for Audio functionality is enabled with the aid of a third-party provider, StreamUnlimited Engineering GmbH, Gutheil-Schoder-Gasse 10, 1100 Vienna, Austria (“StreamUnlimited“). This provider organises and supports the cloud server necessary to access Google Cast for Audio’s audio services. This third-party provider reserves the right to check the use of the licensed software for legitimacy in order to prevent illegal activities (e.g. the transfer of a copy of the licensed software to a non-licensed device). The device is identified with the aid of an individual token, the use of which you consent to for checking purposes. For monitoring purposes, every time the device is operated, the MAC address, the user's IP address, the brand, model name, and firmware version are logged to permit usage to be observed. You acknowledge that the third-party provider may store and process this data in the event of any reasonable suspicion of unlawful use. StreamUnlimited is also authorised to transfer the data in an anonymous format to the relevant developer of a feature supported by the licensed software if there is reasonable suspicion of an infringement of any right by the end user. The processing of your personal data is done on the basis of our legitimate interest in the prosecution of infringements of rights in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The data will be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose of its collection.

      • 5. Manual reports via Teufel Streaming

        In case of problems, you can send reports manually to Lautsprecher Teufel via your Teufel Streaming devices and apps. In this case the following data will be transferred to us: log files (which also contain information about usage behaviour), device IDs, settings, information about the infrastructure, list of active programmes, e-mail addresses and log-in data for the respective music streaming services (if the log was sent at the time of registration with the music streaming service ). This personal data and information will be used only for the purpose of optimising our product and will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. The processing of the data is based on your consent according to Art. 6. (1) lit. a GDPR. The data will be erased after 6 months.

      • 6. Automatic reports via Teufel Streaming
        You can also enable the systems (devices, apps, etc.) to automatically send reports. In this case, the same data as in the case of the manual reports will be transferred to Lautsprecher Teufel (see manual reports). This data and information is used only for the purpose of optimising our product and will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent. By enabling this feature, you consent to the automatic processing of this data by us for the purpose of optimising Teufel Streaming products. The processing of the data is based on your consent according to Art. 6. (1) lit. a GDPR. The data will be erased after 6 months.
      • 7. Google Firebase Analytics via Teufel Streaming

        We use the Google Firebase service provided by Google Ireland LTD, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, in our app. Google Firebase is a platform for developers of apps for mobile devices and websites and offers numerous features. We use the “Firebase Analytics” service, which allows us to analyse the use of our offering. Google Firebase assists us in capturing data about the interactions of our users. It captures certain events, such as e.g. when the app is launched for the first time, when it is uninstalled, updated or when it crashes, as well as the frequency, manner and method (click paths) of using the app. It also captures and analyses certain general interests of users, but without any references to individual persons.

        Google Firebase uses so-called “IDs”, which are identifiers that are stored on your device and that permit an analysis of your use of the app. The information about your use of the app generated by the IDs is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is enabled in this app, however, Google will truncate your IP address beforehand within Member States of the European Union or other Contracting Parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In this app, IP anonymization is always enabled.

        The information processed with the aid of Google Firebase will where required be used in combination with other Google services, such as e.g. Google Analytics and Google marketing services. In this case, only pseudonymised information, such as the Android Advertising ID or the Advertising Identifier for iOS, will be used to identify users’ mobile devices. Users can find further information about the use of data for marketing purposes by Google on the following information page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads; Google’s privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy.

        The legal basis for using the data is our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR (i.e. our interest in analysing and optimising our apps and in their economically efficient operation). Users who would like to object to targeted advertising by Google marketing services can use the optional settings and opt-out methods provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences. Users can additionally disable Google Firebase tracking in the app under the menu item (settings/system information/analytics).

      • 8. Google Analytics via Teufel Streaming

        The app also uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland LTD, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google“). This analysis tool is used to conduct statistical analyses of user interactions. The analysis is based on the analysis data received from Google Firebase and does not entail the collection of any additional data by Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics exclusively for the purpose of obtaining a better analysis of the data collected by Google Firebase.

        Google Analytics is automatically disabled when app tracking is disabled as described in point C. 6 above.

      • 9. E-mail and newsletter via Teufel Streaming
        If you have given your consent to this in the setup process or in the settings, we will use your e-mail address and optionally your first name and surname to keep you up-to-date on any new features relating to the products purchased by you (software updates, system extensions, system components) or to ask you about your satisfaction with the products purchased. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for the above-mentioned purposes at any time with effect for the future. To do so, either click on the unsubscribe link in the newsletter or send an informal letter by e-mail to unsubscribe@teufel.de. The processing of your data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR. Your data will be erased immediately after the consent is withdrawn.
  • J. Your rights

    • I. Right to confirmation about any data processing and to obtain information

      According to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to confirmation about whether we process personal data and to obtain information about the purposes for which we process data, which categories of personal data are processed, who may where applicable be the recipients of this data and for how long we store this data. You also have the right to request information about whether your personal data has been transferred to a third country or an international organisation and what the appropriate safeguards are for the transfer.

    • II. Right to rectification

      You have a right to require us to rectify inaccurate or incomplete data in our systems, Art. 16 GDPR.

    • III. Right to erasure

      This right (Art. 17 GDPR) assures you of the possibility of having data stored by us erased. We always comply with this request to the extent required provided no statutory retention periods are to be observed.

    • IV. Right to restriction

      You may require us to restrict the processing of your data if: the accuracy of the data is contested by you; the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to accept its erasure; if we no longer need the data, but it is required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

    • V. Right to data portability

      According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive selected data concerning you stored in a commonly used, machine-readable data format, or to request the transmission of this data to another data controller.

    • VI. Right to lodge a complaint

      You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time. The competent authority is the authority with jurisdiction at your usual place of residence or the authority with jurisdiction at our company’s headquarters. The competent supervisory authority for Lautsprecher Teufel GmbH is the Berlin Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Friedrichstr. 219, 10969 Berlin, Tel: 030 138890, Fax: 030 2155050, e-mail: mailbox@datenschutz-berlin.de

    • VII. Right to object

      In addition to the respective rights of objection regarding the processing of your data for advertising purposes as described above, you have a general right to object to data processing done by us on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f) GDPR. We are then obliged to comply with your objection if you provide us with reasons of overriding importance.

    • VIII. Right to withdraw consent

      You may at any time withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data with effect for the future.

  • G. Changes to our privacy policy

    We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures, inter alia, where this is required as the result of technical developments. In such cases, we shall also adapt our privacy policy accordingly. Please therefore take note of the in each case up-to-date version of our privacy policy.

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Privacy policy as at: december 2020