1. General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what will happen with your personal data when you visit our website. The term “personal data” comprises all data that can be used to personally identify you.

We handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.

The data on this website is processed by the operator of the website, whose contact information is available below and under section “Legal Notice” on the website.

Book Sprints Limited
c/o Cleaver Partners
Level 1, 26 Crummer Road
1021 Auckland, New Zealand

Phone: +49 (0)176 39 52 50 57
E-mail: contact@booksprints.net

2. Data recording on our website

We collect your data as a result of your sharing of your data with us. This may, for instance be information you enter into our contact form. Our IT systems automatically record other data when you visit our website. This data comprises primarily technical information (e.g. web browser, operating system or time the site was accessed). This information is recorded automatically when you access our website. A portion of the information is generated to guarantee the error free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse user patterns.

There is a possibility that your browsing patterns will be statistically analysed when you visit our website. Such analyses are performed primarily with cookies and with what we refer to as analysis programmes. As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you. You do have the option to object to such analyses. We will brief you on the objection options in this Data Protection Declaration.

3. SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption programme. You can recognise an encrypted connection by checking whether the
address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against third party access.

4. Cookies

In some instances, our website and its pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. The purpose of cookies is to make our website more user friendly, effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies.” They are automatically deleted after you leave our site. Other cookies will remain archived on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can adjust the settings of your browser to make sure that you are notified every time cookies are placed and to enable you to accept cookies only in specific cases or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific situations or in general and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functions of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required for the performance of the electronic communications transaction, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimised provision of the operator’s services.

5. Contact form

If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form (name, email) as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.

Hence, the processing of the data entered into the contact form occurs exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.

6. Request by e-mail or telephone

If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, email, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

7. Google Web Fonts

Our website uses Google Web Fonts, a library of external libre licensed fonts. Google Web Fonts is a service of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland.

The provided fonts will be reloaded by the Google server. In this context, data is transmitted to the servers of Google. To avoid this, Google Fonts is loaded and integrated locally on our server. In addition, the connection to the Google server is blocked. Thus no personal data can be transmitted. If your browser does not support Google Web fonts, the text is displayed in the standard font. The legal basis for the use of Google Fonts is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The purpose of the use lies in the better presentation of the content on our website.

8. Social media plug-ins with Shariff

We do use plug-ins of social media networks on our website and its pages. All plug-in providers integrated on our website are in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The “Privacy-Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).
The integration of plug-ins are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize the services offered online.
As a rule, you will be able to recognise these plug-ins because of the respective social media logos that appear. To warrant the protection of data on our website, we use these plug-ins only in combination with the so-called “Shariff” solution. This application prevents the plug-ins that have been integrated into our website from transferring data to the respective provider as soon as you enter our website.

A direct connection to the provider’s server shall not be established until you have activated the respective plug-in by clicking on the affiliated button (which indicates your consent). As soon as you activate the plug-in, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you are simultaneously logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook), the respective provider will be able to allocate your visit to our website to your user account.

The activation of the plug-in constitutes a declaration of consent as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. You have the option to revoke this consent at any time, which shall affect all future transactions.

8.1. Bookmarking of Internet Pages with AddThis

On this website, we have integrated components of the enterprise AddThis for bookmarking of internet pages via buttons. The operating company of AddThis is AddThis, Inc. 1595 Spring Hill Road, Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, United States.

AddThis is informed of the visit and the specific individual page of this website that was used by the user. In addition, AddThis is informed about the IP address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the user, the browser type and language, the web page accessed before our website, the date and the time of the visit to our website. AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user profiles. The data and information transmitted to AddThis on the basis of a cookie will enable the enterprise AddThis, as well as affiliates or their partner-enterprises, to contact visitors of the web pages of the controller with personalized and interest-based advertising.

The user may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AddThis from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the user. Cookies may also be deleted by AddThis at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

The user also has the possibility of objecting permanently to the processing of personal data by AddThis. For this purpose, the user must click on the opt-out button under the link http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out , which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is placed on the information technology system used by the user. If the user deletes the cookies from his system, then the user must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the user. The applicable data protection provisions of AddThis may be accessed under http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

8.2. Facebook Social media plug-ins

Our website includes plug-ins by the social media network Facebook, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
These plug-ins can be recognized by the Facebook logo, Like button or Thumbs-up button. An overview can be found under the following link: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

By using one of the Facebook features, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established via the plug-in. This enables Facebook to receive information about your visit of our homepage with your IP address. Also it allows Facebook to create user profiles.

If you click on the Facebook share button or leave a comment while you´re logged in your Facebook account, your content will be linked from your device directly to your Facebook profile. This helps Facebook to associate visits from our webpage with your user account. If you don´t have your own account Facebook still will be able to recognize your IP address which -in accordance to Facebook Germany- will be stored anonymously.

Please note that, as an operator of this webpage, we can not influence the extent of data being collected by Facebook.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection, processing and the use of this date by Facebook as well as all of your relevant rights and the setting options available for protecting your privacy, please see Facebook´s privacy policy (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ ).

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our webpage with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.
For more information about how to make settings in your Facebook accounts in order to prevent Facebook from using your data for advertising purposes please click the following links:
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads
http://www.aboutads.info/choices/
http://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

8.3. Twitter plug-in

Our webpage provides features and contents of the micro-blogging service Twitter, Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. It allows users to post and interact with messages which can contain pictures, videos, lyrics or buttons.

By using the “retweet” function, the website you visit will be connected to your Twitter account.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection please see Twitter´s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/en/privacy ; your privacy preferences with Twitter can be modified in your account settings: https://twitter.com/login?redirect_after_login=%2Faccount%2Fsettings .

8.4. Google+ plug-in

Features of google+, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, have been integrated into our website.

By using the google+ button your provided content will be published worldwide. Google will be recording information about your activities to improve its services.
Google also may publish summary statistics about google+ users activities or share it with other users, partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliate websites.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection please see Google´s privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en .

8.5. LinkedIn plug-in

Our webpage contains features of LinkedIn, LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA.

By using one of its features a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server will be established. This allows LinkedIn to receive information about your visit of our website with your IP address. If you´re logged in to your LinkedIn account at the same time at the same device and click the “recommend button”, LinkedIn will be able to associate your access to our webpage with your account.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection please have a look at their privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

8.6. Flickr plug-in

This website uses features of Flickr. Flickr is operated by c/o Yahoo! Inc., 701 First Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA. The functions of Flickr allows the operator of this website to integrate photos and galleries.

A direct connection between your browser and the Yahoo Server will be established if you click the photos and galleries being displayed on our website.

For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection please see Flickr´s/ Oaths´ privacy policy: https://policies.oath.com/us/en/oath/privacy/index.html

9. Content and services of third parties

This website uses content and services of third parties. The integration of their content is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize the services offered online.
This always requires the recognition of the users IP address. Otherwise the content can not be linked to the third parties´ browser.
Third parties may use further online tools such as pixel tags and web beacons for the purpose of statistical and marketing actions. This allows third parties to evaluate the information such as visitor traffic being transmitted through the website. The pseudonymous data can also be saved in cookies on the device of the user and can for example contain informations about the browser, operating system and other information concerning our online service.

9.1. Vimeo

In order to describe contents in a better way this website uses Vimeo, operated by Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

By visiting our website a direct connection between your browser and the Vimeo server will be established via the plug-in. This enables Vimeo to receive information about your visit of our homepage with your IP address.

Vimeo is in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The “Privacy-Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).
For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection please have a look at Vimeo´s privacy policy: https://vimeo.com/privacy

9.2. YouTube

We also integrate videos featured on You Tube which is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
For more information click the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

9.3. Issuu

This website has also integrated features of the online service Issuu, Inc., 131 Lytton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA.
Issuu uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Issuu server in the United States, where it will be stored.
For more information please see Issuu´s privacy policy: https://issuu.com/legal/privacy

Please note that, as an operator of this webpage, we can not influence the extent of data being collected by Issuu. If you do not want Issuu to associate your visit to our webpage with your Issuu account, please log out of your account.

10. Analysis tools and advertising

As a rule, the analyses of your browsing patterns are conducted anonymously; i.e. the browsing patterns cannot be traced back to you.

10.1 Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. Cookies are text files, which are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by users. The information generated by cookies on your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the utilization of this analysis tool are based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The operator of this website has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user patterns to optimize the services offered online and the operator’s advertising activities.

Google analytics is in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The “Privacy-Shield” is a compact between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States.

10.1.1 IP anonymization

On this website, we have activated the IP anonymization function. As a result, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that have ratified the Convention on the European Economic Area prior to its transmission to the United States. The full IP address will be transmitted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google shall use this information to analyse your use of this website to generate reports on website activities and to render other services to the operator of this website that are related to the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted in conjunction with Google Analytics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s possession.

10.1.2 Browser plug-in

You do have the option to prevent the archiving of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. Moreover, you have the option to prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and affiliated with your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

This will result in the placement of an opt out cookie, which prevents the recording of your data during future visits to this website. However, we have to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent. For more information about the handling of user data by Google Analytics, please consult Google’s Data Privacy Declaration at: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

10.1.3 Contract data processing

We have executed a contract data processing agreement with Google and are implementing the stringent provisions of the German data protection agencies to the fullest when using Google Analytics.

11.Newsletter

This website uses the services of MailChimp to organize, send out and analyse its newsletters. The provider is the Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.

Whenever you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to a newsletter (e.g. your e-mail address, first name), this data and additional information about your location and language is stored on MailChimp servers in the United States. Any further data (i.e. last name, organization) shall be collected only on a voluntary basis. We shall use such data only for the sending of the requested information and shall not share such data with any third parties. The processing of the information entered into the newsletter subscription form shall occur exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

With the assistance of the MailChimp tool, we can analyse the performance of our newsletter campaigns. If you open an e-mail that has been sent through the MailChimp tool, a file that has been integrated into the e-mail (a so-called web-beacon) connects to MailChimp’s servers in the United States. As a result, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links the recipient possibly clicked on. Technical information is also recorded at that time (e.g. the time of access, the IP address, type of browser and operating system). This information cannot be allocated to the respective newsletter recipient. Their sole purpose is the performance of statistical analyses of newsletter campaigns. The results of such analyses can be used to tailor future newsletters to the interests of their recipients more effectively.

The data is processed based on your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke any consent you have given at any time. We provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message. Moreover, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter right on the website. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data processing transactions that have taken place to date. The data you archive with us for the purpose of the newsletter subscription shall be archived by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Once you cancel your subscription to the newsletter, the data shall be deleted. This shall not affect data we have been archiving for other purposes.

MailChimp is in possession of a certification that is in compliance with the “EU-US-Privacy-Shield.” The “Privacy-Shield” is a compact between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (USA) that aims to warrant the compliance with European data protection standards in the United States. For more details, please consult the Data Privacy Policies of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

11.1 Execution of a contract data processing agreement

We have executed a so-called “Data Processing Agreement” with MailChimp, in which we mandate that MailChimp undertakes to protect the data of our customers and to refrain from sharing it with third parties. You may review this Agreement under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

12. Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an informal notification via e-mail (contact@booksprints.net ). This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.

12.1 Right to object to the collection of data in special cases

In the event that data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your personal data based on grounds arising from your unique situation. This also applies to any profiling based on these provisions. To determine the legal basis, on which any processing of data is based, please consult this Data Protection Declaration. If you log an objection, we will no longer process your affected personal data, unless we are in a position to present compelling protection worthy grounds for the processing of your data, that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the purpose of the processing is the claiming, exercising or defence of legal entitlements (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR).

12.2 Right to object to direct advertising

If your personal data is being processed in order to engage in direct advertising, you have the right to at any time object to the processing of your affected personal data for the purposes of such advertising. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is affiliated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising purposes (objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

12.3 Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of violations of the GDPR, you are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.

12.4 Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.

12.5 Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified, blocked or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Legal Notice.”

12.6 Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Legal Notice.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:

In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data. If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data.

If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.

If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the European Union or a member state of the EU.