Privacy

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Out of the blue KG (hereinafter: OOTB) only collects the information provided by your Internet provider (in particular the IP address assigned to you). This information is only stored by OOTB for the duration of the website visit; it is only evaluated for statistical purposes, whereby the individual user remains anonymous.

In order to enable you to make better use of our website, we use the small text files known as “cookies” to track user preferences and to be able to design our website accordingly. Cookies are now routinely used by most websites. However, if you are concerned about this, you can also set your browser so that it does not accept cookies.

In addition, OOTB only collects personal data that is explicitly and voluntarily entered by website visitors. Such an entry can be made, for example, if you send us an e-mail using the electronic addresses indicated under “Contacts”. Such information will be used by us exclusively for the relevant purpose and in compliance with the applicable legal provisions; any further use will only be made with your consent.

OOTB does not disclose any personal data to third parties, unless this is permitted by law or is expressly requested by the person concerned. We are aware of the value of your personal information. We therefore take all legally prescribed measures to protect the personal data entrusted to us.

When processing personal data, we naturally observe the applicable legal provisions, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Use of Google Analytics.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. “(“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will reduce your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

We would like to point out that the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html

Use of Facebook Social Plugins.

This website uses social plugins of the social network “Facebook”, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) (“Facebook Plugins”). The face-book plugins are identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue background or a “thumbs up” sign) or in a similar way (a list and the appearance of the Facebook plugins can be found here).

When you access content on our website that contains such a Facebook plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the Facebook plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no control over the amount of data Facebook collects using the Facebook plugin; Facebook has published its own information on this: Facebook then receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding content of our website by integrating Facebook plug-ins. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the Facebook plugins, for example by pressing the “Like” button or making a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to obtain and store your IP address. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Facebook data protection information.

If you are a member of Facebook and do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website and link it to your data stored on Facebook, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the “Facebook Blocker”.

Information

You have the right to receive information on any personal data stored by us free of charge upon request. You also have the right to correct, block or delete this data. Please send an e-mail to info@ootb.de.

Liability for links

Our website contains links to external websites of third parties over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the contents of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, permanent monitoring of the content of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

Copyright

The contents and works created by OOTB on these pages are subject to German copyright law. Duplication, editing, distribution and any kind of use outside the limits of copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloads and copies of this site are only permitted for private, non-commercial use. As far as the contents on this site were not created by the operator, the copyrights of third parties are respected. Should you nevertheless become aware of a copyright infringement, please inform us accordingly. As soon as we become aware of any such infringements, we will remove such content immediately.

Data Protection Declaration on the Use of Your Personal Data

Information on the use of your personal data by Out of the blue KG (“Out of the blue”)

Version: 22 May 2018

This data protection notice applies to data processing in connection with the initiation and execution of customer orders and all marketing measures of Out of the blue KG, Beim neuen Damm 28, 28865 Lilienthal, Germany.

1. What is the legal basis on which personal data is collected and processed by Out of the blue?

We process your personal data exclusively within the framework of the European and German data protection laws, in particular the General data protection Regulation (GDPR) and the provisions of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), i.e. only insofar and as long as

– it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures that are taken at your request, or

– you have given your consent to the processing or

– the processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, e.g. in the following cases: Assertion of claims, defence in legal disputes, advertising and market research, detection and elimination of abuse, prevention and investigation of criminal offences, ensuring the secure IT operation of Out of the blue or

– due to legal requirements, e.g. storage of documents for commercial and tax purposes or in the public interest.

2. What rights do you have?

You have the right,

2.1 to request information on categories of data processed, processing methods, possible recipients of the data, the planned storage period (Art. 14, 15 GDPR);

2.2 to request the correction or addition of incorrect or incomplete data (Art. 16 GDPR);

2.3 to change or revoke a given consent at any time with effect for the future (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR);

2.4 to object to the processing of data on the basis of a legitimate interest for reasons arising from your particular situation (Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR);

2.5 to object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and market research;

2.6 in certain cases, within the framework of Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of data – in particular to the extent that the data are no longer required for the intended purpose or are processed unlawfully, or you revoke your consent in accordance with Section 2.3 or an objection in accordance with Section. 2.4 have clarified;

2.7 under certain conditions to demand the restriction of data if deletion is not possible or the obligation to delete is in dispute (Art. 18 DSG-VO);

2.8 to data transferability, i.e. you can receive the data you have provided to us in a common machine-readable format such as CSV and transmit it to others if necessary (Art. 20 GDPR);

2.9 to complain to the competent supervisory authority for data processing (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen, Germany).

3. How can you exercise your rights under paragraph 2?

To exercise your rights under paragraph 2, you can contact us directly. By email to dataprotection@ootb.de or by post to:

Out of the blue KG
Data Protection
Beim neuen Damm 28
28865 Lilienthal, Germany.

In addition, you can contact the competent supervisory authority for data processing (Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen, Germany).

4. Which personal data are processed by Out of the blue and for what purpose?

4.1 Since we are only active in B2B trade, we process personal data only to a very limited extent. Personal data is collected, for example, if we have a personal contact person at a company and also collect his or her personal data for this purpose. Personal data may include first names, surnames, titles, company names, postal addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, mobile phone numbers, fax numbers, Internet addresses or contact addresses via so-called social media platforms (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Xing, FaceBook, Skype).
4.2 We use personal data for the following purposes

– for the offer, the conclusion and the execution of contracts, including the preparation of offers, order confirmations, delivery notes, invoices, reminders;

– for the delivery of goods and their returns;

– for storing data;

– for address matching;

– for advertising by email or post (including selection, advertising scoring and profile building if necessary), as well as for market research; this use can be contradicted at any time by email to:
dataprotection@ootb.de
or by mail to:

Out of the blue KG
Data Protection
Beim neuen Damm 28
28865 Lilienthal, Germany;

– for credit assessments (see Note 5.).

5. Does Out of the blue carry out credit assessments and work together with credit agencies and other companies to minimise risks?

5.1 Out of the blue reserves the right to carry out credit assessments in case of high value order or orders from abroad. The purpose is to protect us from payment defaults. Since we sell exclusively to commercial customers and the credit assessment relates to the customer company, personal data is rarely required and used for the credit assessment. The use of personal data may be necessary, for example, if the customer is a sole trader.

5.2 For credit assessment purposes, it may also be necessary to transmit the customer’s personal data externally to a credit agency or a collection agency, such as data on the initiation, execution and termination of contractual relationships and data on a breach of contract or fraudulent conduct.

5.3 The credit agencies and debt collection agencies commissioned by us process the data received and also use it for scoring purposes in order to provide their contractual partners in the European Economic Area and in Switzerland and, where applicable, in other third countries (if the European Commission has passed an adequacy resolution on these) with information, inter alia, for assessing the creditworthiness of companies. Further information on this data processing can be found in the data protection information of the business information agencies and debt collection agencies with which we cooperate:

– Creditsafe Deutschland GmbH, Schreiberhauerstr. 30, 10317 Berlin, Germany, Privacy policy: https://www.creditsafe.com/de/de/rechtliches/datenschutzhinweise/datenschutzhinweise-fuer-auskunfteidaten.html

– Creditreform Bremen Dahlke KG, Contrescarpe 17, 28203 Bremen, Germany, Privacy policy: https://www.creditreform-bremen.de/eu-dsgvo.html

– Euler Hermes Deutschland AG, Friedensallee 254.22763 Hamburg, Germany, Privacy policy: https://www.eulerhermes.de/datenschutz.html

– Dun & Bradstreet Limited, Marlow International, Parkway, Marlow, Bucks SL7 1AJ, United Kingdom, Privacy Policy: https://www.dnb.co.uk/utility-pages/privacy-policy.html

5.4 The legal basis for such data processing is Article 6(1)(b) and Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

6. To whom does Out of the blue transmit your data?

6.1 To so-called data processors. These are companies that we commission to process data within the legally prescribed framework, Art. 28 GDPR (service providers, vicarious agents). These data processors process data only in accordance with the instructions and under the control of Out of the blue and exclusively for the purposes described in this data protection information. We commission companies in the following areas in particular: IT, sales, marketing (e.g. online dispatch or postal dispatch of marketing material), market research, finance, consulting, customer service, human resources, logistics, printing, credit assessment, debt collection. We conclude additional contracts with these data processors that meet the legal requirements (Art. 28 GDPR) and that guarantee the protection of your personal data.

6.2 To cooperation partners who provide services for you or in connection with your contract on their own responsibility (e.g. logistics service providers). This is the case if you commission services of such partners with us or if you agree to the integration of the partner or if we integrate the partner on the basis of a legal permit.

6.3 Due to legal obligation: In certain cases we are legally obliged to transfer certain data to third parties. For example, after submission of a ruling on the provision of information.

7. Where is your data processed?

Your data will be processed in Germany and other European countries.

If, in exceptional cases, your data is also processed in countries outside the European Union (i.e. in so-called third countries), this will take place insofar as you have expressly consented to this or it is necessary for our service provision to you or it is provided for by law (Art. 49 GDPR). In addition, your data will only be processed in third countries if certain measures ensure that an appropriate level of data protection exists (e.g. adequacy resolution of the EU Commission or so-called appropriate safeguards, Art. 44 et seqq. GDPR).

8. For how long will your data be stored?

We delete your personal data as soon as you revoke your declared consent or exercise your right to deletion, but only after expiry of the legal retention obligations to be observed by us, but at the latest ten (10) years after you last corresponded with us.