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Data Security Statement

Data Security Statement

1. Information on the survey of personal data and contact details of the person responsible for the website

Responsible person for data processing on this website in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is
Christoph Scheffel
Hütteldorfer Straße 311/6/7, 1140 Vienna, Austria
office@elephantsinparadise.com
+43 664 32 12 818

2. Data collection when visiting our website
If you are just using our website for information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server-logfiles”). If you go to our website, we collect the following data that is technically important for showing you the website:

  • Used IP address (possibly in anonymous form)
  • Date, time and method of calling
  • Referring/accessed URL
  • Version of the used HTTP protocol
  • Result value of the call
  • Amount of data sent in Kbyte
  • Page that was called before calling this page (referrer)
  • Used browser
  • Operating system used

Server-Logfiles are used for statistical evaluation of accesses from users of the website with the tool “Webalizer”. The collected access data are converted into anonymous information. The anonymized data are stored at the provider world4you.com in Austria and are deleted annually.

Processing of data is performed pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest on improving stability and functionality of our website. Continuation or other use of the data does not take place.

3. Cookies

We use cookies on different pages to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions. These cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us or partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your computer during your next visit (so-called permanent or persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process individual user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values on an individual basis. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

In some cases, cookies serve to simplify the ordering process by soring settings (e.g. remember the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data are also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and § 93 TKG (Austrian Telecommunications Act 2003) either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR for protecting our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

We may work with advertising partners to help us make our web site more interesting to you. For this purpose, in this case, when you visit our website, cookies from partner companies are stored on your hard disk (third-party cookies). If we cooperate with aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in the following paragraphs.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or can exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the browser’s Help menu, which explains how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:
Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences
Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en
Safari: https://support.apple.com/safari
Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/security-and-privacy/

Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4. Contact

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail), personal data are collected. Which data are collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is the processing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and § 93 TKG (Austrian Telecommunications Act 2003). Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request.

Data processing when opening a customer account and for contract execution

According to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, personal data are collected and processed if you inform us of these in order to execute a contract. Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. We save and use the data you have provided for the execution of the contract. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be deleted with regard to tax and commercial retention periods after expiry of these deadlines (currently 7 years).

5. Data processing for order processing

For the processing of your order, we work with the following service providers who support us wholly or partly in the execution of closed contracts. Under the terms of the following information certain personal data will be transmitted to these service providers.

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the scope of the contract, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We will pass on your payment details to the commissioned bank as part of the payment process if this is necessary for the payment process. The legal basis for the transfer of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

6. Use of Social Media: Videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding feature to display and play videos from “Youtube”, which is owned by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

Here, the extended privacy mode is used and according to the provider, storage of user information only takes place, when playing the video(s). When the playback of embedded Youtube videos starts, the provider “Youtube” uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to “Youtube” hints, these are used, among other things, to capture video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive practices. If you’re logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account when you click a video. If you do not wish to associate with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data (even for non-logged-in users) as usage profiles and evaluates them. According to Art. 6 para 1 lit. f of the GDPR, such an evaluation is based on the legitimate interests of Google in the display of personalized advertising, market research and / or tailor-made design of its website. You have a right to object to the creation of these User Profiles and to exercise this right, you must contact Youtube directly.

Regardless of any playback of the embedded video, every time you visit this website, it will connect to the Google Network “DoubleClick”, which may trigger further data processing without us having any influence. US-based Google LLC is certified under the US Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with the level of data protection in the EU.

For more information on data protection at “YouTube”, please see the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

7. Tools and other

The storage of your personal data takes place in our order on servers of the company WORLD4YOUInternet Services GmbH
Hafenstraße 47-51
4020 Linz –Austria,
that provides us with storage capacities. The servers on which your personal data is stored are located in Austria, so that your data does not leave Austria at any time.

8. Rights of the person concerned

You have a right to free information about your stored data as well as a right to correction, restriction, data portability, revocation and opposition or deletion of this data. If you have further questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The contact address can be found in our imprint and at the beginning of the privacy policy.

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or if your data protection claims have otherwise been violated in a way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. In Austria, this is the data protection authority.