Privacy policy

1) Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we will inform you about how we handle your personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO) is Beatrice Müser, TIP TOP English Sprachtraining, Berliner Straße 53, 55583 Bad Münster am Stein, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 6708 – 89 79 79 6, E-Mail: info@tip-top-english.de. The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential contents (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when visiting our website

If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with information in any other way, we only collect the data that your browser sends to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of transmitted data in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you accessed the site
  • Used Browser
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if necessary: in anonymised form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us (so-called persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process certain user information to an individual extent, such as browser and location data and IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. The duration of the respective cookie storage can be found in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the contents of a virtual shopping cart for a later visit to the website). Insofar as personal data is also processed by individual cookies used by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of implementing the contract, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO in the case of a granted consent or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the site visit.

Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for each browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/de-de/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen

Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=de&hlrm=en

Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/12.0/mac/10.14

Opera: https://help.opera.com/de/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

4) Contact us

Personal data is collected when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail). Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, an additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO. Your data will be deleted after the final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

5) Use of your data for direct advertising

5.1 Registration for our e-mail newsletter

If you register for our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. Your e-mail address is the only mandatory information for the sending of the newsletter. The provision of further data is voluntary and is used to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to receive newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter in the future by clicking on a corresponding link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. When you register for the newsletter, we save your IP address entered by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising in the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible mentioned at the beginning. Once you have cancelled your subscription, your e-mail address will be deleted from our newsletter distribution list immediately, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data for other purposes that are permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

5.2 Newsletter dispatch via click-tip

Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider KLICK-TIPP Limited, 15 Cambridge Court, 210 Shepherd’s Bush Road, London W6 7NJ, United Kingdom, to whom we pass on the data you provide when you register for the newsletter. This forwarding is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter to subscribe to the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) is stored on the servers of Klick-Tipp in the EU.

Klick-Tipp uses this information for the dispatch and statistical evaluation of the newsletter on our behalf. For evaluation purposes, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on, if applicable. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is collected pseudonymously and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. These data are used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Furthermore, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, Klick-Tipp may use this data itself on the basis of its own legitimate interest in the needs-based design and optimisation of the service and for market research purposes, for example to determine the countries from which the recipients come. However, Klick-Tipp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.

We have concluded a contract with Klick-Tipp under which we undertake to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third parties.

You can view Klick-Tipp’s data protection regulations here: https://www.klick-tipp.com/datenschutzerkl%C3%A4rung

5.3 Advertising by letter post

On the basis of our justified interest in personalised direct advertising, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – insofar as we have received this additional information from you within the scope of the contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your professional, industry or business designation in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and to use it for sending interesting offers and information on our products by post.

You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a corresponding message to the person responsible.

6) Use of social media: videos

Use of Youtube videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding feature to display and play videos from the provider “Youtube”, which is part of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”).

The extended data protection mode is used here, which according to the provider’s information, only starts storing user information when the video(s) is played. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider “YouTube” uses cookies to collect information about user behavior. According to information from “Youtube”, these serve, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve user-friendliness and prevent abusive practices. If you are logged in to Google, your information is directly associated with your account when you click on a video. If you do not want your profile to be associated with YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of Google’s legitimate interest in the display of personalised advertising, market research and/or needs-based design of its website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube in order to exercise this right. Within the scope of using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Regardless of any playback of the embedded videos, each time you visit this website a connection to the Google network is established, which may trigger further data processing operations without our influence.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Further information on data protection at “YouTube” can be found in the provider’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

7) Online marketing

Facebook pixel for the creation of custom audiences

Within our online offer the so-called “Facebook pixel” of the social network Facebook is used, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quare, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).

If a user clicks on an advertisement placed by us, which is played on Facebook, an addition is added to the URL of our linked page by Facebook pixel. To the extent that our pixel page allows data to be shared with Facebook, this URL parameter is written to the user’s browser via a cookie that our linked page itself sets. This cookie is then read by Facebook Pixel and enables the data to be forwarded to Facebook.

With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is on the one hand able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called “custom audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not appear to be annoying. This allows us to further evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by tracking whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

The data collected is anonymous to us, so we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Guidelines (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). The data may enable Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook.

The data processing associated with the use of the Facebook Pixel is based on our predominantly legitimate interest in the evaluation, optimization and economic operation of our online offering and our advertising measures in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The information generated by Facebook is usually transferred to a Facebook server and stored there, this may also result in a transfer to the servers of Facebook Inc. in the USA. Facebook Inc. with headquarters in the USA is certified for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

In order to object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads in general, you can set an opt-out cookie by clicking on the link below, which deactivates Facebook pixel tracking: Disable Facebook pixel

This opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click the above link again.

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the above processing of your data in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

8) Web analysis services

Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google (Universal) 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 (including the abbreviated IP address) is usually transferred to a Google server and stored there. This may also result in a transfer to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”, which ensures anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes direct personal reference. Through the extension your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google LLC. server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide us with further services related to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google (Universal) Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. 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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data within this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again): Disable Google Analytics

Further information on Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de&gl=de

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. with its registered office in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

9) Tools and others

9.1 – Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts for the uniform display of fonts which are provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display text and fonts correctly.

To do this, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. This may also involve the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. In this way, Google gains knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This represents 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.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC., based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

For more information about Google Web Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

9.2 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This function is mainly used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is abusive through automatic and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and, if applicable, other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing individual responsibility on the Internet and avoiding abuse and spam. In the course of using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the USA, Google LLC. has certified itself for the us European data protection agreement “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the level of data protection applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list

Further information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s privacy policy can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Insofar as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for making an objection.

10) Rights of the data subject

10.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive data subject rights (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:

Right to information in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO: You have in particular the right to information about your personal data processed by us, the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, opposition to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if it has not been collected from you by us, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing on you, as well as your right to be informed of the guarantees that apply pursuant to Art. 46 DPA when your data is transferred to third countries;

Right of rectification in accordance with Art. 16 DPA: You have the right to rectify any inaccurate data concerning you and/or to complete any incomplete data held by us without delay;

Right to deletion in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the conditions of Art. 17 para. 1 DSGVO are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;

Right to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 DPA: You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data for as long as the accuracy of your data, which you dispute, is checked; if you refuse to delete your data on the grounds of unlawful processing and instead request the restriction of the processing of your data; if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, after we no longer need them after the purpose has been achieved; or if you have lodged an objection on the grounds of your particular situation, as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh the objection;

Right to be informed in accordance with Art. 19 DSGVO: If you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing vis-à-vis the controller, the controller is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed of these recipients.

Right to data transferability in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO: You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible;

Right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO: You have the right to revoke at any time with effect for the future any consent to the processing of data once granted. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing cannot be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. Revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation;

Right of appeal under Art. 77 DSGVO: If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the DPA, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

10.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA IN THE CONTEXT OF A BALANCING OF INTERESTS DUE TO OUR PREDOMINANT LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO THIS PROCESSING AT ANY TIME FOR REASONS ARISING FROM YOUR SPECIAL SITUATION, WITH EFFECT FOR THE FUTURE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED. HOWEVER, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO FURTHER PROCESSING IF WE CAN PROVE THAT THERE ARE COMPELLING REASONS FOR PROCESSING WORTHY OF PROTECTION WHICH OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING SERVES TO ASSERT, EXERCISE OR DEFEND LEGAL CLAIMS.

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA ARE PROCESSED BY US FOR THE PURPOSE OF DIRECT MARKETING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA CONCERNING YOU FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH MARKETING. YOU CAN EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

IF YOU EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL STOP PROCESSING THE DATA CONCERNED FOR DIRECT MARKETING PURPOSES.

11) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and – if relevant – additionally by the respective legal retention period (e.g. retention periods under commercial and tax law).

When personal data is processed on the basis of express consent pursuant to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his or her consent.

If there are legal retention periods for data which are processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, these data are routinely deleted after expiry of the retention periods, provided that they are no longer required for the fulfilment or initiation of the contract and/or we have no justified interest in their further storage.

When personal data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 Para. 1 DSGVO, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the person concerned, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In the case of processing of personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO, these data are stored until the data subject exercises his or her right to object in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.