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Privacy Policy

Thank you for your interest in our online offer at . The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data and your right to informational self-determination. Below we inform you about the handling of your data. In principle, our website can be used without any indication of your personal data such as name, address, e-mail address or telephone number. However, if you wish to use special services from our website, it may be necessary for your personal data to be processed by us. We will then obtain your consent if it is necessary to process personal data and a legal basis for the processing does not already result from the law, the DSGVO. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect, what they are used for, how this is done and for what purpose. We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can be subject to security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

1. responsible person in the sense of the data protection laws
The data processing on this website is carried out by the operator of this website as the responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws. The operator is Solar Auctions GmbH. Their contact data can be found in the imprint.

2. collection and storage of personal data as well as type and purpose of their use
When you visit our website, the browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

The IP address of the requesting computer,
Date and time of access,
Name and URL of the retrieved file,
The website from which access is made (referrer URL),
browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:
Guarantee of a smooth connection setup of the website,
To ensure a comfortable use of our website,
Evaluation of system safety and stability as well as
for other administrative purposes.
This data processing is based on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find more detailed information on this under points 7. and 8. of this data protection declaration.

3. collection, processing, use and processing of personal data for orders
When ordering, we collect and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to fulfill and process your order and process your inquiries. The provision of the data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to do so means that no contract can be concluded. Processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO and is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent. The only exceptions to this are our service partners, who we need to process the contractual relationship or service providers we use in the context of order processing. In addition to the recipients named in the respective clauses of this data protection declaration, these are, for example, recipients of the following categories: Shipping service providers, payment service providers, merchandise management service providers, service providers for order processing, web hosts, IT service providers and drop shipping dealers. In all cases we strictly observe the legal requirements. The scope of data transmission is limited to a minimum.

4. customer account
When opening a customer account, we collect your personal data to the extent specified there. Data processing serves the purpose of improving your shopping experience and simplifying order processing. The processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation. Your customer account will then be deleted.

5. contact via our contact form
When using the contact form, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact. By sending your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent.

You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation.

We will only use your e-mail address to process your inquiry. Your data will then be deleted if you have not consented to further processing and use.

6. forwarding the e-mail address / telephone number to shipping companies for information on the shipping status / delivery notice
We will pass on your e-mail address/telephone number to the transport company within the framework of contract processing, provided that you have expressly agreed to this during the ordering process. The forwarding serves the purpose of informing you by e-mail/telephone about the dispatch status and/or announcing the delivery. Processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us or the transport company without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until revocation.

7. usage of cookies
The information contained in the cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data collected by us be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. By selecting the appropriate technical settings in your Internet browser, you can prevent the cookies from being saved and the data they contain from being transmitted. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Under the following links you can find out how you can manage (among other things also deactivate) the cookies in the most important browsers:
chrome browser: 
Internet Explorer: 
Safari: sfri11471/mac

8. Google Analytics
On our website we use the web analysis service Google Analytics of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, Google will, on behalf of the operator of this website, collect the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

Browser type/version,
the operating system used,
Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
Time of the server request,
to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to the website operator in connection with website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Your data may be transferred to the USA. The European Commission has issued an adequacy decision for data transfers to the USA. Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO out of a legitimate interest in the need-based and targeted design of the website. For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right at any time to object to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO. You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings in your browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent. 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 at the following link [ ]. In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our pages by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting cookies for this website and this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at or

9. usage of GoogleMaps
On our website we use the function for embedding GoogleMaps maps of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The function enables the visual display of geographical information and interactive maps.

Google also collects, processes and uses data of the visitors of the pages when calling up the pages into which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. Further information on the collection and use of data by Google can be found in Google's privacy policy at . There you can also change your settings in the data protection centre so that you can manage and protect the data processed by Google. Your data may also be transferred to the USA. The European Commission has issued an adequacy decision on data transfers to the USA. For reasons arising from your particular situation, you have the right at any time to object to this processing of your personal data based on Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO. To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript application in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website, such as the interactive map display, to their full extent.

10. Google Web Fonts
On our website we use so-called web fonts, which are provided by Google, for the uniform display of fonts. When you access a page, your browser loads the web fonts you need into its browser cache to display text and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google's privacy policy:

11. use of social plugins from Facebook, Twitter
So-called social plugins ("plugins") from social networks are used on our website.

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective provider and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has called the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not currently logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider (possibly to the USA) and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the providers can assign the visit to our website directly to your profile in the respective social network. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Like" or "Share" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information is also published in the social network and displayed there to your contacts. This serves to protect our predominantly legitimate interests in an optimal marketing of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers as well as a contact option and your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information of the providers.

12. SSL encryption
We use SSL encryption to protect your transmitted data in the best possible way. Such encrypted connections can be recognized by the prefix "https://" in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are identified by the prefix "http://". Data that is transmitted to us when SSL encryption is activated cannot be read by third parties. In particular, we recommend sending confidential information only if SSL encryption is activated and contacting us in case of doubt.

13. storage period of data
We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We will therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated herein or as required by the various storage periods stipulated by law. After the respective purpose has ceased or these periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

14. rights of the persons concerned
You have the right:

to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information on the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the origin of your data, unless it has been collected from us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on its details;
in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO if the correctness of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful but you refuse its deletion and we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO;
in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another responsible person;
in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent once given to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent in the future;
to complain to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or our office for this purpose.

15. the right of objection
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO if there are reasons for doing so which arise from your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

16. change of our privacy policy
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your renewed visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

17. questions to the data protection officer
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer directly:

Solar Auctions 
Auf dem Sand 14 
40721 Hilden


May 2018