Data Privacy Statement
– www.beyond-print.net –
When you visit and use this website, your personal data is processed by us in our capacity as the controller (party responsible for data processing) and stored for the period necessary to comply with specified purposes and statutory requirements. We should like to inform you in this document about what data is involved, how it is processed and what rights you have in this regard.
Personal data as defined in Art. 4 No. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person.
1. Name and contact details of the controller (party responsible for data processing)
This Data Protection Statement applies to data processing on the website –www.beyond-print.net – by the following controller:
zipcon consulting GmbH
Am Buchenhain 4
(im Folgenden: Beyondprint)
2. Processing of personal data and the purposes of data processing
a) When visiting the website
You can access the website, http://www.beyond-print.net/, without having to disclose details about your identity. The browser used on your terminal device automatically sends information (e.g. browser type and version, date and time of visit) only to the server hosting our website.
This also includes the IP address of your requesting terminal device. This address is anonymized once you have ceased using the website and stored temporarily in a so-called logfile. Logfiles are automatically deleted after a period of two months.
The IP address is processed for technical and administrative connection set-up and stability purposes in order to guarantee the security and functionality of our website.
The legal basis for processing the IP address is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the above-mentioned interest in ensuring the security of and on the necessity of providing failure-free access to our website.
We cannot directly infer anything about your identity from processing your IP address and other information in the logfile. Furthermore we utilize cookies and analysis services during your visit to our website. You can find more detailed explanations about these in Items 4 and 5 of this Data Protection Statement.
b) When ordering the newsletter and in dealings with MailChimp
Where you have provided your explicit consent in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, we use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter regularly. To receive the newsletter, please state your e-mail address (compulsory) as well as your first name and surname if need be (voluntary). We use your e-mail address solely for the purposes of sending you the newsletter. The additional voluntary disclosure of your personal details serves only to personalize the newsletter.
You can unsubscribe at any time, e.g. by using the dedicated link in the newsletter. Alternatively you can send your wish to unsubscribe by e-mail at any time to email@example.com. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately once you have withdrawn your consent to being sent the newsletter.
We use the services of service provider MailChimp, owned by The Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA, (“MailChimp”) to send the newsletter. The data you have provided is transmitted to a MailChimp server in the USA and stored there.
MailChimp complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program. We have also concluded a By signing this agreement, MailChimp undertakes to process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to ensure that the rights of data subjects are protected.
MailChimp enables us to quantify and analyze the reactions of our newsletter recipients. This includes opening, click, bounce, delivery, unsubscribe and conversion rates. This data is also analyzed using so-called web beacons. These are pixel-size graphics files, which are embedded in the e-mail. Web beacons collect information such as IP address, browser type/version, e-mail client and time of access. They also enable us to monitor who opens the e-mails and clicks on the links in the e-mails. The purpose of analyzing user reactions is to measure the success of e-mail campaigns and to enhance the MailChimp offering.
If you encounter problems with displaying the e-mail program or when accessing the Data Protection Statement, you may reach the MailChimp website via a link. According to MailChimp, it uses partner-provided web beacons, cookies, tracking and targeting tools to process personal data. We have no influence over these data processing procedures.
Data is transferred to MailChimp in accordance with Art. 6 Par.1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR based on our legitimate commercial interests.
c) When using the Comment function
If you wish to use the Comment function in this blog, you must provide the following compulsory information:
- E-Mail adresse as well as
- your comment
The user may also voluntarily disclose their website address.
The data mentioned above is processed on your request and only to the extent necessary in the context of your using the Comment function to enable us to protect our above-mentioned legitimate interests or those of third parties as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
The IP address and e-mail address data collected to enable you to use the Comment function is automatically deleted after three years. This data is stored for the purposes of prosecuting any violations of the law caused by statements in the comments. Published comments featuring the names of users are deleted once commented-on articles have been deleted or the data subjects object to the processing of their data.
d) When using the contact form
We enable you to send us general inquiries using the contact form provided online. In this case we collect the following compulsory details:
- E-Mail adress and
- your personal message.
We require your name so that we know who has submitted the inquiry. We require your e-mail address to enable us to respond to your inquiry.
Data is processed in this case as part of responding to a contact request, based on our legitimate interest as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
The personal data that we collect as a result of you using the contact form is deleted, once your inquiry has been responded to in full, and provided deletion does not conflict with any obligations to retain records.
3. Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Provided this is legally permitted and required as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. b of the GDPR for the handling of the contractual relationship with you or as per Art. 6 Abs. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR to enable us to protect our interests or those of third parties, your personal data is disclosed to third parties. This includes in particular the disclosure of your name and e-mail address to our newsletter service provider (cf. Item 2. b)).
The data disclosed to third parties may only be used by those third parties for the purposes specified.
Personal data may only be disclosed at most if
- you have provided your explicit consent as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, and
- in the event that there is a statutory obligation of disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. c of the GDPR.
Cookies store information, which is of relevance to us in terms of what specific terminal device you use to visit our website. However this does not mean that we gain immediate knowledge of your identity.
On the one hand cookies are used for the purposes of making our website more convenient for you to use. We therefore use so-called session cookies, which enable us to detect that you have already visited certain pages at our website.
Furthermore we also use temporary cookies to enhance the user friendliness of our website and these cookies are stored on your terminal device for a specified period. If you revisit our site in order to make use of our services, these cookies enable us to recognize automatically that you have already visited, as well as tell us what data you have input and what your settings are, so that you do not have to re-input this information.
The data processed by cookies is required for the above-mentioned purposes in order to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties as per Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to ensure that no cookies are stored on your computer or to notify you whenever a new cookie is about to be stored. Full deactivation of cookies can however result in you not being able to use all the functions on our website.
5. Web analysis: Google Analytics
On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereafter referred to as “Google”). As part of this process pseudonymized usage profiles are generated and cookies (cf. Item 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website, such as
- browse typ/version,
- operating system used,
- referrer URL (the website visited prior to ours),
- hostname of the accessing computer (IP address),
- time of the server request,
is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program. We have also concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google covering the use of Google Analytics. By signing this agreement, Google undertakes to process data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and to ensure that the rights of data subjects are protected.
This information is used to analyze use of this website and to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage for the purposes of market research and appropriate website design.
Google may also disclose this information to third parties, provided it is required to do so by law or in cases where Google commissions third parties to process this data. Google will definitely not match your IP address to any other personal data of yours that it holds. IP addresses are anonymized, meaning any match to a data subject’s identity is not possible (IP masking).
You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the relevant setting in your browser software. However, we should like to make you aware of the fact that you may then not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.
Furthermore you can prevent collection of cookie-generated, website-use-related data (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a Furthermore you can prevent collection of cookie-generated, website-use-related data (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular where browsers on mobile terminal devices are involved, you can also prevent collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this Link. An opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website is then set. The opt-out cookie only applies to this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete cookies in this browser, then you must reset the opt-out cookies.
You can obtain further information about data protection in relation to Google Analytics at Google Analytics Support.
The use of Google Analytics is based on Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR in order to protect our legitimate interests relating to the appropriate design and continuous enhancement of our website and to collect statistics on the use of our website and to analyze these statistics for the purposes of enhancing our offering.
6. Social media plug-ins
On our website we use so-called social media buttons (a.k.a. social media plug-ins). These are small buttons with the aid of which you can publish content from our website under your profiles in a range of social networks.
If you activate a button of this kind, a link is established between our website and the relevant social network. The operator of the social network receives other, to some extent personal information in addition to the relevant content. This information also includes the fact that you are currently visiting our website.
These social media buttons are incorporated using the so-called Shariff solution. This solution developed by Heise and c’t prevents a link to a social network being established only because you view a website featuring a social media button without activating the button. That means that information can only be transmitted to the social network when you use the button.
We use the following social media plug-ins:
a) Google LLC’s Share on Google+
Google complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program.
b) Twitter International Company’s Share on Twitter
Information is to some extent transmitted to parent company Twitter Inc., which is based in the USA. It complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program.
c) Facebook Ireland Limited’s Share on Facebook
Information is to some extent transmitted to parent company Facebook Inc., which is based in the USA. It complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program.
d) Xing SE’s Share on XING
e) LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company’s Share on LinkedIn
Information is to some extent transmitted to parent company LinkedIn Corporation, which is based in the USA. It complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program.
Based on consent provided in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. a of the GDPR, we incorporate components (videos) from YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA (hereafter referred to as “YouTube”), a company owned by Google LLC., (hereafter referred to as “Google”), on our website.
Here we use the “Extended Privacy Mode” option provided by YouTube.
Every time you access a page on this website that features an embedded video, a direct link is established to the YouTube servers and the content of the video is displayed on the website by means of a notification to your browser.
According to YouTube, “Extended Privacy Mode” means that your data – in particular which of our websites you have visited as well as terminal device-specific information, including your IP address, – is only transferred to the YouTube servers in the USA if you watch the video. By clicking on the video you are consenting to this transfer of data.
If you are logged into YouTube at the same time, this information is matched to your YouTube membership account. You can prevent this by logging out of your account before you visit our website.
Google complies with “US Privacy Shield” data protection regulations and is registered with the US Department of Commerce’s “US Privacy Shield” program.
We incorporate videos from the Vimeo Internet video platform – Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA – in this website using Vimeo plug-ins. Videos are incorporated on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, although our legitimate interest is the trouble-free incorporation of our Vimeo videos.
Every time you access a page on this website that features one or more Vimeo video clips, a direct link is established between your browser and a Vimeo server in the USA. The information that you have visited this website from your IP address is transmitted by your browser direct to the Vimeo server and stored there. Interacting with the Vimeo plug-ins (e.g. clicking, starting) generates information, which is transmitted to Vimeo and stored there.
If you have a Vimeo User Account and do not wish Vimeo to collect information about you via this website and link it to membership information of yours that Vimeo has stored, you need to log out of your Vimeo account before visiting this website.
You can find Vimeo’s Data Protection Statement, featuring more detailed information about the collection and use of your data by Vimeo and about your rights in this regard as well as your settings options to protect your privacy at http://vimeo.com/privacy.
9. Data subject rights
You have the right:
- as per Art. 7 Par. 3 of the GDPR to withdraw the consent you have provided us with at any time. That means that we are no longer permitted in future to continue to process any data covered by this consent;
- as per Art. 15 of the GDPR to request information from us about the personal data of yours that we process. In particular you can request information about the purposes of processing your data, the categories of personal data involved, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage or retention period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction on processing or of objection, the existence of a right of complaint, the source of your data where this data has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process, including profiling and where appropriate, meaningful detailed information about the above;
- as per Art. 16 of the GDPR to request the rectification of any incorrect or the completion of any incomplete personal data of yours that we have stored;
- as per Art. 17 of the GDPR to request the deletion of personal data of yours that we have stored, provided processing of that data is not required for the exercising of the right of freedom of expression and information, for meeting a legal obligation, on the grounds of public interest or for the establishment, exercising or defence of legal claims;
- as per Art. 18 of the GDPR to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data, if you dispute the accuracy of that data, if processing is unlawful and if we no longer require your data, but you object to its deletion, because you require it for the exercise or defence of legal claims or if you have objected to the processing of your data as per Art. 21 of the GDPR;
- as per Art. 20 of the GDPR to request receipt of the personal data that you have provided us with in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or transfer of your personal data to another controller (party responsible for data processing) and
- as per Art. 77 of the GDPR to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule you can contact the supervisory authority in your usual place of residence or place of work or in the city where our company is based.
11. Data security
All data provided by you personally is transmitted in encrypted format using the commonly used, secure TLS (Transport Layer Security) standard. TLS is a secure, proven standard, which is also used in online banking, for example. You can identify a secure TLS connection by, for example, the suffix “s” on the end of http (i.e. https://.) in the address bar of your browser or by the padlock symbol in the lower section of your browser.
We also employ appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological progress.
12. Up-to-dateness and amendment of this Data Protection Statement
This Data Protection Statement is currently valid and is dated May 2018.
As a result of enhancing our website and offerings or of changes to statutory or official regulations, it may be necessary to amend this Data Protection Statement. You can access the up-to-date Data Protection Statement on our website at
and then print it out.
Click here for an excerpt of the data you have saved.
Click here to request the deletion of your stored personal data.