Data Privacy Policy

www.milkthesun.com Privacy Policy


The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform you, the user, about personal data collected on this website. We place great emphasis being very transparent about all important information related to protecting your data. However, if you are unclear or have questions, thus require additional information, please feel free to contact us.


A. CONTROLLER


The controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (Article 4(7) GDPR) and other national data protection laws and data protection regulations is:

Milk the Sun GmbH
Hafenweg 26a
48155 Münster
Telefon: +49 (0)46 999 0330
E-Mail: info@milkthesun.com
full service provider identification: www.milkthesun.com/en/imprint

This contact information is therefore relevant for all data protection matters related to this website and for all of your data protection rights.


B. PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED AND STORED WHEN VISITING OUR WEBSITE


Below you will find information about processes relevant to data protection law which occur when visiting our website.


1. Log files


Every time you visit our website we automatically collect data and information about the computer system you used to visit the website.

The following data will be collected:

  1. Information about your browser type and the version used
  2. Information about your operating system
  3. Date and time you visited the website
  4. Websites which redirected your system to our website
  5. Websites our website redirected your system to

The data will be saved to the log files of our system. This does not include your IP addresses or other information which allow your data to be matched to you. This data will not be stored along with other personal data about you. The legal basis for temporarily storing this data is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Collecting data to offer our website and saving data in log files is absolutely necessary to operate our website. You therefore are unable to object to this.


2. Cookies


Our website uses so-called "Cookies". These are small files automatically generated by your browser and stored on your computer system when visiting our website. Cookies are not harmful to your computer system and do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware.

We use coolies to improve our website, so for example to make it more use-friendly and adapt it to user interests.

The following data is saved to cookies and transmitted:

  1. Language settings
  2. Login information
  3. How often systems are viewed
  4. Use of website functions

Technical measures are taken to pseudonymise the data collected in the process. It therefore cannot be matched to you. The data will not be stored together with other personal data.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes specified and to protect our legitimate interests and those of others in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. To prevent this you can configure your browser to block cookies on your computer system or to always alert you before a new cookie is installed. However, if you completely block cookies you may not be able to use all functions of our website.


3. Website analysis


This website uses "Google Analytics". This is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This service allows us to create pseudonymised user profiles and use cookies (see B. 2.). The information about your use of this website collected by the cookie is transmitted to a server of Google LLC in the USA, where it is stored.

The following information is collected:

  1. Browser type/version
  2. Operating system used
  3. Referrer URL (the previous website visited),
  4. Time and country of the server request

The information is used to analyse the use of the website, generate reports about website activities, and to provide additional services related to website and internet use for market research purposes and to design the website to meet the needs of users. This information may also be transmitted to third parties where required by law or if third parties are commissioned to process the data. Your IP address will never be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised so they cannot be matched with an individual.

You can configure the browser software to prevent cookies from being installed. However, please note by doing so, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

You can further prevent data about your use of this website from being collected by Google LLC and processed by downloading and installing a browser add-on.

Apart from the browser add-on, particularly with browsers on mobile devices, you can further prevent data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking the link below. This will install an opt-out cookie preventing future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie only applies to that browser and only for our website, and will be installed on your device. After deleting cookies in this browser you will need to reinstall the opt-out cookie.

Deaktivate Google Analytics

For more information about data protection in connection with Google Analytics please visit the help page of Google LLC.

The cookies are saved for 26 months.

The use of Google Analytics is necessary for the specified purposes and to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties under Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. You therefore are unable to object to this.


4. Website marketing


(1) Google AdWords


This website uses the marketing service "Google AdWords". This service is provided by Google LLC. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This service allows us to show targeted advertisements related to our contents and allows interests-based analysis. This is done using cookies (see B. 2.) which are installed on your computer system when visiting our website through an advertisement on Google (so-called conversion cookie). It allows us to track which page redirected you. However, the service is not aimed at identifying you.

If you do not wish to participate in this tracking you may also block the cookie required for this purpose – for example by configuring your browser to block all cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by configuring your browser to block cookies from the domain www.googleadservices.com. You will find the Google privacy policy for conversion tracking here.

The use of this advertising tool is required to advertise our products and to optimise our advertising pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. You therefore are unable to object to this.


5. Third-party content


Our website uses "reCaptcha", a service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This service protects from spam. When using reCaptcha your IP address is transmitted to Google LLC.

For the Google LLC privacy policy please visit: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Data is processed based on our legitimate interest, i.e. to optimise our service and website pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

You can prevent data from being stored by opting out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.


C. CONTACT


You may contact us electronically via e-mail. In this case the data you send via e-mail will be transmitted to us and stored by us.

These are:

  1. Your name
  2. Date you contacted us
  3. Your e-mail address
  4. Any other data provided by you

When e-mailing us based on your interest in our services, the legal basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, otherwise Article 6(1)(f) GDPR.

The data transmitted to us will only be used for the conversation and will not be disclosed to third parties.

Data will only be transmitted to third parties (external service providers) if this was the purpose for contacting us. For system cleaning in particular we only use external partner companies whom we specifically forward your request to. In this case the legal basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(b) GDPR.

This data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the respective purpose. I.e., after completing the e-mail exchange with your and your matter has been closed.

You may at any time withdraw your consent to your data being processed. Please use the contacts above for this purpose. After withdrawing your consent all of the personal data required to contact you will be deleted.


D. Newsletter


We offer a newsletter which provides recipients with information about our services (newsletter subscription). To receive this newsletter you will need to subscribe to it on our website. The data provided by you when subscribing to it will be transmitted to us and only used to send the newsletter.

These are:

  1. The e-mail address provided by you
  2. The IP address of your computer system
  3. Data and time you subscribed

Your e-mail address is required to send the newsletter to you. All other information is required to prevent abuse of our system and the e-mail address specified.

Additional voluntary information:

  1. Your gender
  2. Your age
  3. Your city

The voluntary information is used to provide you with more targeted information about our services. However, this information is not required to send the newsletter.

We use MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA) to send the newsletter. Rocket Science Group LLC has agreed to comply with European data protection provisions, as the company is certified under Privacy Shield framework.

We analyse the reading behaviour of our newsletter mailings and can track the opening rate and click rate. This behaviour can be matched with the individual newsletter recipients. The purpose of this is to make our newsletter even more interesting and tailor it to the needs of those interested in our services.

Before submitting the newsletter subscription you will be prompted to consent, referencing this privacy policy (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).

You may at any time unsubscribe, thus exercise your right to withdraw consent and remove you from data processing. Every newsletter e-mail contains an unsubscribe link for this purpose.


E. REGISTRATION


You may register for a user account on our website. The data provided by you will only be used to use our service. The data stored during registration will not be transmitted to third parties unless required to fulfil the purpose of the contract.

The following data will be stored when registering:

  1. Your IP address
  2. Registration date and time
  3. Your e-mail address

Additional voluntary information:

  1. Salutation
  2. Name
  3. Website
  4. Tax ID
  5. Address
  6. Telephone number

By registering on our website you will be able to view and create offers related to photovoltaic systems, without re-entering your data.

Before submitting the registration you will be prompted to consent, referencing this privacy policy (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).

You may at any time delete the user account, thus exercise your right to withdraw consent and remove you from data processing. However, this does not include data related to a contract.


F. RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS


If we have processed your personal data, you are a data subject as defined by the GDPR and have the following rights in your relations with us:

  1. Art. 15 GDPR - You may request information about your personal data processed by us. You are particularly entitled to request information on the purpose of processing, the category of the personal data, the category of recipient to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the right of complaint, the source of your data if it was not collected by us, as well as information on automated decision making including profiling and, if applicable, material information relating to their details.
  2. Art. 16 GDPR - You may request prompt correction of incorrect personal data or to have personal data about you completed.
  3. Art. 17 GDPR - You may request deletion of your personal data we have stored unless processing is required to exercise the right to free speech and information, to comply with legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or to assert, enforce or defend against legal claims.
  4. Art. 18 GDPR - You may request processing of your personal data be restricted if you dispute the correctness of the data, processing is illegal but you reject its deletion and we no longer require this data but you require it to assert, enforce or defend against legal claims or you objected to processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR.
  5. Art. 20 GDPR - You may request your personal data provided by you be transmitted to you in a structured, common and machine readable format or request transmission to another controller.
  6. Art. 7(3) GDPR - You may withdraw your consent at any time. As a result we will no longer be able to process data based on this consent.
  7. Art. 77 GDPR - You may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. You can typically contact the supervisory authority of your normal place of residence or of our registered office for this purpose.

G. RIGHT TO OBJECT


If your personal data is processed based on legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, under Article 21 GDPR you have the right to object against your personal data being processed for based on your particular situation or the objection is related to direct advertising. In the latter case you are entitled to a general right to object which we implement without indication of a specific situation.

To exercise your right to withdraw or object, please e-mail us at info@milkthesun.com



Data protection consultation provided by:
Solicitor Sebastian Dramburg, LL.M. (www.medienrechtberlin.de)