When visiting the Retailtech Hub website, personal data is gathered, processed, and used. With this data protection information, we want to emphasize our commitment for a secure and trustworthy handling of your personal data and explain to you, how we use the personal data of our clients. We follow the strict regulations of the German data protection law. Especially, the regulations of the German Teleservices Act and the Federal Data Protection Act are considered in their respective field of application.
1. Responsible & Contact
The responsible site within the meaning of the data protection laws is the Accelerate Commerce GmbH, Lyonel-Feininger-Str. 26, 80807 München. If you have questions concerning data protection, rights or claims against the background of your personal data, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Personal data
Personal data are information that can be assigned to your person. These include information such as name, address, e-mail address or phone number. Information that cannot be assigned to a specific or determinable person at all or only with disproportionate investment of time, cost, and manpower, are excluded from this (see. § 3 para. 6 BDSG).
Besides, when visiting our website additional data, such as the IP address, is automatically gathered for technical reasons. This technical information may be personal data in particular cases. As a rule, we only use technical information insofar as it is necessary for technical reasons for the operation and the protection of our site from attacks and abuses, as well as anonymized for statistical purposes.
3. Purpose of use
We gather, process and use your personal data in particular when visiting the Retailtech Hub website or when contacting us. We only use your data in accordance with the relevant applicable legal regulations and this data protection notice and possibly with your consent. In many cases, data is just pseudonymized or anonymized.
4. Online Security
Retailtech Hub takes online security very seriously. Therefore the security mechanisms used to protect your data are checked and updated regularly to provide effective protection against abuse.
Your data stored with us is hence protected through technical and organizational measures to effectively prevent a loss or misuse by third parties. In particular, our employees who process personal data are obliged to maintain data confidentiality and must comply with this. In order to protect your personal data, they will be encrypted. To protect the communication on your Internet browser we use, for example, SSL Secure Socket Layer. This is indicated by the lock icon, that your browser shows with an SSL connection. In order to ensure permanent protection of your data, the technical security measures are periodically reviewed and – if necessary – adapted to the state of the art technologies. These principles also apply to companies that process data on our behalf in accordance with our instructions.
5. Which information may be gathered?
Automatically collected, non-personal, i.e. anonymous, data is sometimes collected when you access the Retailtech Hub website and cannot be associated with a particular person (e.g. type of Internet browser and operating system used, domain name of the website from which you came, number of visits, average time spent on the site, pages viewed). We and our subsidiaries use this information to monitor the attractiveness of our websites and improve their performance and content.
User registration is only performed with your express permission in order to provide you with, for example, the information you request, product information, news or press material.
E-mail addresses are only stored with your express permission and are only used to make contact with you. Under no circumstances will we provide your e-mail address to third parties outside of the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group. If you do not wish to receive e-mails from us, you can cancel these at any time or upon receipt, and you may request that your personal data be deleted. When e-mails are sent, personal data may be transmitted to Retailtech Hub automatically. Retailtech Hub will of course treat this information confidentially.
The partners of Retailtech Hub and all companies of MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group are not third parties. The list of our partners you can find on our website.
IP addresses are stored in anonymous form (i.e. the last of what is normally four sets of digits is truncated) for statistical purposes. When you visit our website, this allows us to recognize your domain name but not your allocated IP address.
5. a) Visits of the Retailtech Hub website
When you visit the pages of the Retailtech Hub website, for technical reasons, so-called log files are stored:
– IP address (Internet Protocol address) of the accessing computer
– The website from which you visit us (referrer)
– The websites which you visit with us
– The date and duration of your visit
– Browser type and browser settings
– Operating System
This data is stored for a maximum of 7 days as a technical precaution to protect data processing systems against unauthorized access.
Pseudonymized user profiles
In accordance with statutory requirements, we can create and evaluate user profiles under pseudonyms for purposes of advertising, market research and for tailoring our services, but only if you have not made use of your legal right to contradict this use of your data at any time (see the notes on the right of objection below in Section 7 and in the following sections).
We advertise via advertising partners or ad networks to show ads on other websites. These advertisers use so-called third-party cookies that are activated when you visit the Retailtech Hub website and only read by the respective advertisers. These third-party cookies are used for performance measurement and billing of advertising inserted between advertisers and us. No personal data is stored; only the page visits on the Retailtech Hub website via advertising partners ads are recognized. Third-party cookies are temporary stored cookies that are stored after the last call for a maximum 540 days in your browser and then lapse automatically.
Use of Google Analytics
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, you can install an opt-out cookie by clicking on this link , which prevents the future collection of your data within the scope of Google Analytics when visiting these websites. The function persists until the cookie is deleted. If the cookie is deleted, it is sufficient to call-up the link again.
We also use Google Remarketing, an advertising service of Google by which previous visitors to this website can get target-oriented advertising. It uses cross-device remarketing with Google AdWords and DoubleClick. If you have agreed that Google link your web- and browsing history with your Google Account, Google uses information from your Google Account together with data of Google Analytics to personalize advertising and to create target group data for cross-device remarketing. As Google user you can customize your ad settings and deactivate personalized advertisements under “My Account”. In addition, you can prevent this data processing by Google, by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in via the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Use of Krux Digital
This website uses the technology of „krux“ (Krux Digital Inc., 181 South Park, # 2, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). krux uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer. This data reflects the interaction by the user with our website to roughly predict which advertisements you might be probably interested in. You can prevent this data collecting by krux, by clicking on this link: Customer Opt-Out Krux to set an opt-out cookie. The function persists until the cookie is deleted. If the cookie is deleted, it is sufficient to call-up the link again. Please note that you have to set this opt-out cookie for each browser you are using.
Conversion tracking with Facebook’s “visitor action pixel”
We use the “visitor action pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) to measure the effectiveness of online marketing measures. This tool allows us to follow the actions of users after they have viewed and/or clicked a Facebook advertisement and then placed an order. We are thus able to record the efficacy of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. The collected data remain anonymous, which means that we can neither see personal data of individual users, nor associate them with other information about a user.
However, these data are stored and processed by Facebook. Facebook is able to relate the behaviour of users who have clicked on an advertisement in the Facebook member area and have been redirected to our websites. By using cookies, thus text files which are stored on your computer, Facebook is able to recognise user in the Facebook member area and use the data for their own advertising purposes, e.g. targeted ads, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Use Policy. This applies only to users who have an account on Facebook and who are logged into Facebook’s membership area. Users who are not members of Facebook are not affected by this data processing.
You can object to this data processing by using the following link:
5. b) Promotion and implementation of the program
5. c) Sending information about Retailtech Hub offers and promotions and other news
We use your information for sending you requested information about the offer and other actions of Retailtech Hub to the e-mail address you provided. You can unsubscribe these emails at any time.
Certain information messages, which are necessary for the processing of contracts and the functioning of the Retailtech Hub website cannot be canceled. These releases are sent to your specified contact information.
Information about exercising your rights can be found below in sections 7, 8.
5. d) Other
We store and use your data if you contact us by phone, e-mail or through our contact form, or if you send us your data in order to contact us otherwise.
Additionally, we save and use your personal data and technical information, to the extent necessary to prevent or track abuse or other unlawful conduct on our site, e.g. for maintaining data security in case of attacks on our IT systems.
Finally, save and use your data as far as we are legally obliged, as a result of official or judicial order, and for the execution of our rights and claims, as well as to legal defense.
6. To whom do we disclose personal information?
With regard to the disclosure of your personal data, we always pay attention to the highest possible level of safety. Therefore, your data will only be disclosed to carefully selected and contractually committed service and partner companies. In addition, your data will be only forwarded by us to places that are located within the European Economic Area and are therefore subject to the strict EU data protection law, or to places who are obliged to comply with an appropriate level of protection.
6. a) Dissemination within the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group
We pass on your personal data for the conclusion and execution of contracts on our site to companies in the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group, for storage in a central database and for intercompany billing and accounting purposes. This is particularly necessary in order to use all our deals. If you call with questions, complaints or returns and other complaints to a Media Markt or our hotline, they will also receive access to your order information to process your request.
We pass on your data for evaluation purposes to companies within the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group.
6. b) Disclosure to service companies
Several service companies are working for us to operate the Retailtech Hub website, e.g. for central IT services or hosting the Retailtech Hub website.
These companies are working for us in the way of processing data and the data provided may therefore be used exclusively according to our instructions. We are legally responsible in this case for adequate data protection safeguards in the companies commissioned by us. Therefore, we agree with these companies on concrete data security measures and check these regularly.
6. c) Disclosure to third parties
Finally, we will share your information within the existing privacy laws to third parties or governmental bodies, if we, for example, due to governmental or judicial authorities are legally obliged or if we are entitled to, for example, because this is necessary for the prosecution of criminal offenses or for the performance and enforcement of our rights and claims.
7. Your rights to your data
You have legal rights to obtain information about your stored data, as well as to rectify, erase and block this personal data. Data that we need to save due to legal, statutory or contractual retention requirements are – instead of a deletion – locked to prevent their use for other purposes.
8. Consent, Revocation / Right of appeal
As far as we use data for a purpose which requires your consent under the statutory provisions, we will always ask you to express your consent and record your consent in accordance with the data protection regulations. You can revoke your consent at any time in the future and / or contradict future use of your data for purposes of market research and public opinion. Please understand that the implementation of your objection / revocation may need, for technical reasons, a little time and meanwhile you may still receive messages from us.
For an opposition to the data usage, please follow the instructions described in section 3a) follow. Furthermore, a simple message to us is sufficient when it comes to the revocation of consent or a contradiction. You can use the following contact information, without incurring costs other than the transmission costs for the base rate:
By mail: Accelerate Commerce GmbH, Lyonel-Feininger-Str. 26, 80807 München
By e-mail: email@example.com
If you will get information by email, you can exercise your right of objection even easier, by clicking the link contained in the e-mail and follow the instructions.
9. Changes to this Privacy Information
This may require updates to this privacy information. Therefore we recommend you to regularly check for changes on this page. As far as this concerns changes that could affect your given consent, we will inform you separately about this.
1. Confidential Information
During the application process for the Accelerator Program you may be required to provide information which is deemed confidential with regard to your business. „Confidential Information“ shall be defined as all business or trade secrets of a technical, commercial, organizational, or other nature which were disclosed or have otherwise been provided by you, such as calculations, letters of intent, experience, processes, files, as well as all data which are commonly viewed as being confidential or proprietary expertise, regardless of their form. For the avoidance of doubt, generally all information provided by you during the application process shall be considered Confidential Information.
Confidential Information shall not include information which (a.) was known to us prior to your application, or (b.) was in the public domain prior to your application, or (c.) has become publicly known after applying without negligence of us, or (d.) was released for publication or other use by you.
Retailtech Hub will observe the same care for all Confidential Information provided by you as it observes for its own Confidential Information.
Your provided Confidential Information may only be disclosed to Retailtech Hub’s employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners for the purpose of the application process for the Accelerator Program or the Accelerator Program itself. All employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners that are involved in this process are essentially under the same duty of confidentiality as agreed herein. Confidential Information may not be disclosed to other third parties as explicitly mentioned herein.
Your Confidential Information may only be used by in connection with the application process for the Accelerator Program or the Accelerator Program itself. At no time will Retailtech Hub, Retailtech Hub’s employees, affiliated companies, mentors or partners exploit or use your Confidential Information for other purposes than the Accelerator Program.
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