Browse www.stylevamp.com with advertising or sign up for a contentpass subscription
There are generally two options to use the website (see exception at the end of this section):
With the “contentpass” option, we forego advertising tracking and try to do without advertising as far as possible. Cookies and cookie-based technologies are used with the contentpass subscription (“contentpass subscription”) exclusively to guarantee the functionality of the offer from a technical point of view (for example, to ensure that the website is displayed correctly on mobile devices) and to continuously optimise the content of the offer. The offer is in no way personalised, not even in terms of content.
If you decide to cancel your contentpass subscription and continue accessing the website with advertising from then on, please note the following: You can cancel your subscription with a notice period of two days to the end of the current billing period. Log in on https://my.contentpass.net using your login details, and click on the “Cancel subscription” button. The subscription will then expire at the end of the billing period. If you want to delete your account, please contact contentpass support at email@example.com.
What are personal data?
The protection and security of your data are very important to us.
According to Art. 4 (1) of the General Data Protection Act (“GDPR”), personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (also “your data” or “user data”).
The legal bases for the processing of your personal data can to a large extent be found in the GDPR, and can be accessed, e.g. here. We refer to the corresponding legal bases of our processing in this Privacy Notice.
Who is the data processing controller?
Ströer is the data processing controller in connection with the use of the website.
Data processing within the framework of so-called “page insights” on our Facebook fanpages is an exception to this (see section “Facebook fanpages and joint responsibility for insights”). In this regard, we are jointly responsible together with Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
Which of your personal data do we process?
We process data about you when you use our website, for example to read an article or watch a video. We process the following data in connection with the website:
When you visit the website, the browser used on your end device or the respective app uses the so-called Hypertext Transfer Protocol (Secure) (HTTP(S)) to collect certain data for technical reasons, such as your IP address, Internet browser type and version, operating system used, language used, the page accessed, the page previously visited (referrer URL), as well as the date and time of access.
If you want to access location-related information (e.g., weather warnings), we ascertain your location with your consent.
Registration data and payment status
To register for the contenpass subscription, we only require your e-mail address, a password and a payment method; we also process information about the payment status.
Even if you decide to sign up for the contentpass subscription, cookies and similar technologies (collectively “cookies”) can be stored in the browser of your end device. Cookies are tiny text files. When you visit the website again, the cookies can be identified from your browser.
You can find further information on cookies in the section “Cookies of www.stylevamp.com (contentpass subscription)”.
You can, of course, also use the website without cookies. You can generally reject cookies in your browser without our assistance by adjusting the settings accordingly. You can also delete cookies that have already been set in your browser settings. However, if you reject cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.
Our website contains social buttons from various social network services (“SNS”). We have linked more detailed information on the purpose and scope of processing relating to these social buttons of the respective SNS in the section on social buttons.
Surveys, promotions and competitions
We give you the opportunity to participate in surveys or competitions from time to time. Participation is, of course, voluntary. If you participate, we may request and process additional data from you (e.g., your name, your address for the purpose of notifying you in case you win, and your e-mail address and telephone number to ensure that you are notified in case you win even if you accidentally provided an incorrect address, and your date of birth to verify your age).
Under no circumstances are data that we collect in connection with surveys, promotions and competitions ever linked to data that we collect when you visit the website (such as HTTP data, device-related or location-related data, or cookie data).
Any further use of your data, for example to publish the winner on our website, will only take place with your express consent.
If you consent to receiving one or more of our newsletters, we will process the e-mail address that you have provided. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time. To do so, simply follow the link to unsubscribe from the newsletter at the bottom of the respective e-mail or use the contact details specified in the “Contact” section.
Are you obligated to provide us with your data?
You are generally not obligated to provide us with your data. However, using certain functions may require you to provide personal data, e.g., the contentpass subscription, subscribing to a newsletter or participating in a competition. We will inform you of this when it is the case. If you do not want to provide us with the data required for this purpose, you will unfortunately not be able to use the corresponding functions.
Advertising- and tracking-free service
We offer you an advertising- and tracking-free service on our website, which is called contentpass and is an offer from Content Pass GmbH, Wolfswerder 58, 14532 Kleinmachnow, Germany. When you sign up for the Service, contentpass becomes your contractual partner. For more information about this service, please visit contentpass.net.
The basis for the data processing of the IP address, within the scope of order processing with contentpass, is our legitimate interest in offering you the possibility to access our website free of advertising and tracking and your legitimate interest in using our website virtually without advertising and tracking [Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, in conjunction with § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG]. In addition, we hereby fulfill the legal obligation to obtain legally compliant consent to data processing requiring consent [Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO in conjunction with § 25 para. 2 No. 2 TTDSG].
What are the purposes and legal bases for collecting your data?
Your data are processed for specific purposes and on the basis of the following legal bases:
- Contract fulfilment (Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter b GDPR)
- Legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f GDPR)
- Consent (Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a, Art. 7 GDPR)
- Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c GDPR)
If your terminal equipment is accessed and cookies or similar technologies are used, we rely on the following legal basis:
Consent (§25 TTDSG (1) in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter. a, Art. 7 GDPR)
Further information about the purpose for which your terminal equipment is accessed or which accesses are made can be found in the following sections „Which of your personal data do we process?“ und „Cookies on www.stylevamp.com“.
We primarily process your data to make this website available. The individual processing purposes and the associated legal bases are listed in the following tables. Where data processing is based on a legitimate interest, we will also explain our legitimate interest in pursuing the processing. For processing on the legal basis of a legitimate interest, we have made sure in advance that the legitimate interest of said processing does not outweigh any interests of the user.
|Provision of a protected area of our website for contentpass subscribers who are logged in||Contract fulfilment|
|Provision of location-related information (e.g., weather warnings)||Consent|
|Enabling the display of external third-party content (e.g., displaying third-party videos)||Consent|
|Holding competitions in accordance with the respective conditions of participation||Contract fulfilment|
|Sending a newsletter by e-mail||Consent|
|Communicating with our users (including via a contact form)||Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in communicating with our users upon request and to ensure in advance that the request is coming from a real person)|
|Information about and advice on products (for example, through our newsletter)||Consent|
|Developing new services||Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in developing new services and thereby growing our business)|
|Carrying out reach comparisons and preparing or evaluating usage statistics to optimise the content of our website||Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in continuously optimising the content of our website)|
|To protect both our users and ourselves (e.g., against cyber attacks), in particular by constantly improving the security of our IT systems for the benefit of all users||Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in protecting both our users and ourselves)|
|To detect, prevent or resolve security or technical issues||Fulfilment of legal obligations (if Ströer is legally obligated to do so or if third parties have a legal claim against Ströer)
If the data processing goes beyond the fulfilment of legal obligations:
Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in protecting both our users and ourselves and to remedy technical issues)
|To detect, prevent and combat legal violations||Fulfilment of legal obligations (if Ströer is legally obligated to do so or if third parties have a legal claim against Ströer)
If the data processing goes beyond the fulfilment of legal obligations:
Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in detecting, preventing and combating legal violations)
|To protect our rights, the rights of our users and of the public, in particular with regard to property or safety||Legitimate interests (we have a legitimate interest in protecting our rights, the rights of our users and of the public)|
|To comply with all applicable laws, regulations or legal processes or an enforceable governmental order||Compliance with legal obligations|
Who do we disclose your data to?
We utilise the following categories of processors:
- IT service providers (technical support)
- IT service providers (data hosting providers)
- Customer support (e-mail, telephone)
- Providers of web analysis tools
- Providers to evaluate the reach
- Providers for user management (as part of our contentpass subscriptions)
- Providers of a platform for consent management
Beyond that, if need be, we disclose your data to the following categories of third parties:
- We share data with third parties who assist us in evaluating the website’s reach.
- We disclose your data to companies, organisations or individuals outside of our company if we have received your consent to do so.
- Moreover, we can disclose your data to authorities, courts, lawyers, auditors and tax consultants if necessary.
Where do we process your personal data?
As the controller, we process your data ourselves and exclusively within the European Union (“EU”). However, your data will be processed by the recipients specified in the section “Who do we disclose your data to?” – both inside and outside of the EU and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Please note: When your data are transferred from your home country to another country, the laws there that protect your data may differ from those in your home country (and may only provide a lower level of protection). For example, in countries outside the EEA in particular, different conditions apply than within the EEA, under which law enforcement authorities can access your data. If we transmit your data to a country outside the EEA, we will (if necessary, together with other controllers partaking in the joint data processing) take suitable measures to ensure an appropriate level of data protection, in particular by concluding so-called standard contractual clauses – if necessary in connection with so-called additional guarantees – (Art. 46 GDPR) or by obtaining your express consent (Art. 49 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR).
You have the right to receive a copy of the specifically agreed regulations to ensure an appropriate level of data protection. For this purpose, please use the details provided in the “Contact” section.
For how long do we store your data?
We will not store your data longer than is necessary to fulfil the respective purpose for which they were collected, unless there is a legal basis for further processing (e.g., due to commercial or tax storage obligations). We will subsequently erase your data. The respective storage periods depend on the underlying purpose and the type of personal data.
Having said that, we store
- registration data for three years beginning at the end of the year in which your contentpass subscription ends; the payment status (due to tax obligations) for 10 years beginning at the end of the year in which your contentpass subscription ends.
- data that we use for personalised direct marketing (such as your e-mail address if you sign up for our newsletter) for a period of up to 12 months from the time of the last contact with you, unless you request prior deletion, and there are no statutory storage requirements.
- cookies that are not so-called session cookies for a period of 12 months generally, but for a maximum of 36 months. You can also delete cookies from your computer at any time (session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your browser or the website).
- data collected from surveys, promotions and competitions for as long as this is necessary for their execution, and beyond that for a period of 24 months.
If you object to receiving future advertising e-mails, we will block your data by using your name, address and, if applicable, the e-mail address provided in appropriate lists, which we will compare our advertising measures to. This is the only way to ensure that you will actually no longer receive any advertising e-mails. If you nevertheless wish to have your relevant data completely erased, please let us know.
What are your rights relating to your data?
You can exercise the following rights in regards to the processing of your data:
- The right to access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)
- A right to rectification if your data are incorrect, or a right to completion if your data are incomplete (Art. 16 GDPR)
- A right to erasure, (1) if processing of your data for the stated purposes is no longer necessary, (2) if the processing is based on consent that you have withdrawn in the meantime, and there is no other legal basis for processing by us, (3 ) if you have raised an objection to the processing carried out by us, and – in the case of an objection for personal reasons – there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, (4) if we have processed your data unlawfully, or (5) if there is a legal obligation to erasure (so-called “right to be forgotten”, Art. 17 GDPR)
- A right to restriction of processing, (1) if you have contested the accuracy of your data for the period that we need to verify the accuracy, (2) if the processing of your data was unlawful, and you request the processing to be restricted instead of erased, (3) if processing by us for the purposes stipulated is no longer necessary, but you need your data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or (4) if you have raised an objection to processing carried out by us, which is based on our legitimate interests, as long as it has not yet been determined that our legitimate interests outweigh your rights (Art. 18 GDPR)
- A right to data portability concerning the data that you have provided to us, where the processing is based on your consent or on a contract concluded with us, i.e., you can request that the data you have provided to us be transmitted to you or a third party in a structured, common and machine-readable format (Art. 20 GDPR)
- If our processing is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the revocation (Art. 7 (3) GDPR).
These rights are to some extent restricted by law. Thus, if we are unable to fulfil these rights, we shall inform you accordingly. Moreover, you have the right to lodge a complaint about the processing of your data with the competent supervisory authority. To assert your rights, it suffices to send us an informal message – please use the details provided in the “Contact” section.
Right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR
Right to object to direct advertising
You can object to the use of your data for advertising purposes at any time, even if the use of the data is also permitted by law without your consent.
Right to object for personal reasons
You have the right to object to us processing your data for reasons that arise from your particular personal situation, insofar as this is based on our legitimate interests. We will then stop processing your data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for further processing which outweigh your rights, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
To assert your objection, it suffices to send us an informal message – please use the details provided in the “Contact” section.
You do not incur any costs for objecting, and no negative consequences result for you. In this case, the lawfulness of the data processing prior to your objection remains unaffected.
Cookies on www.stylevamp.com (contentpass subscription)
In addition to cookies, we also use other technologies on our website; we do this so that we can offer you a user-friendly and secure website, and adapt our services to your needs, e.g., by determining whether the website is also displayed correctly on mobile devices. We refer to all of them collectively in the following as “cookies”.
Types of cookies
We use different types of cookies
Session cookies allow for your activities on the website to be saved during your browser session. These cookies are deleted when you close your browser or the website.
Persistent cookies are stored beyond the specific browser session for a certain period of time. These cookies are also referred to as “tracking cookies”, “analysis cookies” or “conversion cookies”, and help us to recognise your browser, your interests and your user behaviour, and to tailor the offer to your individual needs. These cookies are used to optimise your website or service experience by registering how, when, and how often you use the services and which links you click on. This enables, for example, trends, stories, ads and follower suggestions to be tailored to you.
Your rights / setting options
We only use so-called strictly necessary cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies are cookies that are technically required for the provision of our website (e.g., the cookie that allows you to stay logged in as a contentpass user so that you do not have to log in again after every click).
You can, of course, also use the website without cookies. Browsers can be set so that cookies are generally rejected. You can also delete cookies that have already been set in your browser settings. However, if you reject all cookies (i.e., also the strictly necessary cookies), you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website.
More information on social buttons
Social buttons to share information
Our pages contain “Share” buttons for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You will recognise the Facebook share buttons by the Facebook logo and the word “Share” under the logo. While you are logged into your Facebook account, you can use these share buttons to link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. These share buttons are configured in such a way that data are only transferred to Facebook Inc. once you click on the share button. Even if you are logged in to Facebook when you visit www.stylevamp.com, no data will be transmitted to Facebook Inc. If you click on the Facebook share button and are logged in to Facebook or subsequently log in to Facebook, the content for which you clicked the share button can be published on your Facebook profile. In this case, Facebook Inc. may collect and store additional data.
Social Media Subscribe Buttons
Our website contains so-called “Subscribe” buttons for the social network Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognise the Facebook Subscribe buttons by the Facebook logo and the word “Like Page” on the right-hand side of every page. These Facebook Subscribe buttons are a link to the Facebook page, which you will be redirected to when you click on the Subscribe button.
Our website contains so-called “Subscribe” buttons for the social network YouTube, Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“YouTube”). You can recognise the YouTube Subscribe buttons by the YouTube logo on a red, round button. These YouTube Subscribe buttons are a link to the YouTube channel, which you will be redirected to when you click on the Subscribe button.
Facebook fanpages and joint responsibility for insights
Facebook also provides you with the relevant content of the joint processing agreement concluded between Facebook and us, in accordance with Art. 26 GDPR; you can currently find it under the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.
We only receive anonymous statistics in the context of page insights – we have no access to personal data that are processed by Facebook. We process the anonymised data on the basis of legal regulations that allow us to process personal data because we have an overriding legitimate interest in gaining a better understanding of the interests that visitors to our fanpage have (Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR).
Facebook offers various community functions on the fanpages, which you can utilise to interact with other users, for example by posting something, leaving comments or liking or sharing posts. We would like to point out that these are publicly accessible spaces, and any personal information that you post there, or provide when registering, can be seen by others. We cannot control how other users of the fanpages use this information. In particular, we cannot prevent you from receiving unsolicited messages.
Regarding the data processing relating to page insights on our Facebook fanpages, Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland is the joint point of contact and processes all requests to exercise the rights mentioned.
Some of the articles on the website allow for external third-party content to be viewed (e.g., a Twitter post related to an article). Embedded third-party content of this nature is also referred to as social embeds.
To protect your data, before displaying external content from third-party providers, we point out that data will be transmitted if you choose to view this external third-party content. You can then decide whether you want to consent to your data being transmitted to the respective third-party provider, and the content will subsequently be displayed if you click on it, or you can decide not to view the third-party content.
We obtain separate consent for each third-party provider, which you can revoke for each third-party provider at any time with effect for the future.
Contact, exercising your rights
You can also assert your rights regarding the processing as joint controllers directly against the vendors specified in the “Privacy Manager”. Moreover, the joint controllers (see the section “Who is the data processing controller?”) have agreed that Ströer will act as the central point of contact vis-à-vis all joint controllers in regard to data subjects exercising their rights.
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data or about exercising your rights stipulated under the GDPR, you can get in touch with our Data Protection Officer. You can reach the DPO at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org