We appreciate your interest in our company and our website.
The protection of your personal data is important to us.
It is processed in accordance with the current data protection regulations of the
EU General Data Protection Regulation and the BDSG [Federal Data Protection Act of Germany].


Data Privacy Statement

1. Objective and responsible body

1.1. This Data Privacy Statement explains the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal information within our online offer as well as the related websites, features and content (collectively referred to herein as the “online offer” or “website”). The Data Privacy Statement applies regardless of the domains, systems, platforms,
and devices (e.g., desktop or mobile) on which the online offer is run.

1.2. The provider of the website and the body that is responsible for data protection is:
targens GmbH, Calwer Strasse 33, 70173 Stuttgart; Thomas Wild, Managing Director, e-mail: info@targens.de; telephone +49 711.222 992-900.

1.3. For information about how to contact us, please see the legal notice of our website.

1.4. The name and contact details of the Data Protection Officer of targens GmbH is Denis Ruthardt, Calwer Strasse 33, 70173 Stuttgart; telephone +49 711.222 992-821;
e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter@targens.de

1.5. The term “user” includes all customers and visitors of our online offer. The terms used, such as “user”, are to be understood as gender-neutral.


2. Basic information about data processing

2.1. We process the personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant current data protection regulations. The data of the users is only processed if there is legal permission to do so. In other words, particularly if the data processing is necessary or is legally required for the provision of our contractual services (e.g., the processing of orders) and our online services,
if the users have provided their consent, as well as in our legitimate interests (i.e., in the interest of the analysis, optimization and user-friendly operation of our online offer), particularly regarding the range measurement, collection of access data and use of third-party services.

2.2. With regard to the processing of personal data on the basis of the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applicable as of May 25, 2018,
please note that the legal basis for consent is Art. 6 para.1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing for the sake of the performance of our services as well as for the implementation of contractual measures is Art. 6 para.1 lit.b GDPR, the legal basis for the processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para.1 lit.c GDPR
and the legal basis for the processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR.

2.3. We take organizational, contractual and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are adhered to and in order to ensure that the data that we process is protected from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized individuals.


3. Processing of personal data

3.1. The personal data, such as address and communication data, is (in addition to the processing explicitly mentioned in this privacy policy) processed in order to fulfill our contractual obligations, implement pre-contractual measures and fulfill statutory obligations. These services include the provision, execution, maintenance,
optimization and security of our services, including our user services.

3.2. When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the details of the user are stored exclusively for the purpose of processing the request.


4. Newsletter

4.1. With the following information, we are informing you about the contents of our newsletter, the subscribing, sending and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the described procedures.

4.2. Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”)
only with the consent of the recipient or with legal permission. If the contents of a newsletter are described specifically in the context of subscription process, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about us as well as our offers, events and services.

4.3. Double opt-in and logging: Subscribing to our newsletter occurs via a so-called double-opt-in procedure. In other words, after subscribing, you will receive an e-mail that will ask you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary on the basis of our legitimate interests, so that nobody can subscribe with third-party e-mail addresses.
The subscription for the newsletter will be logged in order to verify the subscription process pursuant to the legal requirements.
This includes the storage of the subscription and confirmation time as well as the IP address.

4.4. Subscription information: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address.

4.5. Termination/Revocation – You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter (i.e., revoke your consent) at any time. Every newsletter contains a corresponding link.


5. Collection of access data

5.1. On the basis of our legitimate interests, we collect data about each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the retrieved web page, the file, the date and time of retrieval, the amount of data transferred, a message regarding successful retrieval, the browser type and version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider.

5.2. We use the log data without assignment to the person of the user or other profiling pursuant to the statutory provisions only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimization of our online offer. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively review the log data if, on the basis of specific evidence, there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use.


6. Cookies & range measurement

6.1. Cookies are information transmitted from our web server or third-party web servers to users’ web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other types of information storage. In the context of this privacy policy, users are informed about the use of cookies in the context of pseudonymous range measurement.

6.2. If users do not want cookies stored on their computers, they are asked to disable the option in their browser’s system settings.
Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

6.3. It is possible to manage many online advertising cookies from companies via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices or the European website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

Please note that there is currently an unclear legal situation regarding the use of cookies (necessary explicit consent). We will adjust our website accordingly as soon as coordinated information is available from the regulators.


7. Integration of third-party services and content

7.1. Within our online offer and based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization, and user-friendly operation of our online offer), we make use of third-party content or service offers in order to incorporate their content and services, e.g., videos or fonts (collectively referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content detect the IP address of the users, since the providers could not send the content to the browser without the respective IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to only use content regarding which the respective providers only use the IP address for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information, such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include,
but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time as well as other information about the use of our online offer and may be linked to such information from other sources.

7.2. The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers as well as their contents, including links to their data privacy statements, which contain further information about the processing of data and (as already mentioned here in part) opt-out options:

7.3. Sharing buttons: On the website we use privacy-proof “Shariff” buttons. “Shariff” was developed by specialists from the computer magazine c’t to enable more privacy in the internet and replace the usual “share” buttons of social networks. This ensures that social networks will not be able to query users’ data until they use the corresponding buttons.


8. Disclaimer for links and references

We do not assume any liability for contents or for compliance with the copyrights and labeling obligations
of websites which are beyond our area of responsibility.


9. User rights and the deletion of data

9.1. Users have the right to receive free information regarding the personal data we have stored about them.
In addition, users have the right to correct, delete or restrict the processing of their personal data. They may assert their rights to data portability and, in the event of unlawful processing, file a complaint with the competent authority.

Users can revoke their consent at any time without giving reasons in that regard and without any disadvantages, in principle with effect for the future,
by communicating with the contact identified in Point 1.4.

9.2. The data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for its intended purpose and provided that the deletion does not conflict with statutory retention requirements.


10. Using Script Libraries (Google Webfonts)

In order to render our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as: Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The call of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here:


11. Changes to the Data Privacy Statement

11.1. We reserve the right to change the Data Privacy Statement in order to adapt it to changed legal situations or to changes in the service and data processing. However, this only applies to statements concerning data processing.
If users’ consent is required or elements of the Data Privacy Statement contain provisions of the contractual relationship with the users, the changes will only be undertaken with the consent of the users.

11.2. The users are asked to keep up to date regarding the content of the Data Privacy Statement.