1. Contact details of the data controller
Panther Holding GmbH (also referred to in the following as “Panther Holding”, “we” or “us”) offers you the opportunity to use various services free of charge via our website “pricehunter.co.uk” (referred to in the following as “service” or “website“). We are the data controller in the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our contact details are as follows:
Panther Holding GmbH
Templiner Straße 16
Telephone: +49 30 800970801
In the following we provide you with comprehensive information about the purpose for which and scope within which we process your personal data during the use of the website.
2. Collection and processing of personal data
You can generally use the website – for which no payment or registration is required – without providing personal data. In certain cases, we will collect the personal data listed in Section 3. This fundamentally only occurs where necessary for the provision of a functional website, or for our content and services. We furthermore process personal data in connection with the use of the website where you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. in the context of registration, a competition, an enquiry sent to us, or because there is another legal basis for this (see Section 4).
3. Categories of data processed
As soon as you visit pricehunter.co.uk, our system automatically collects certain technical information. This can include:
- Information about the browser type and version used
- Operating system of the device from which the request originates
- Date and time of access
- Web analysis data / pseudonymised user profile (cookie ID, ad ID etc., see below for more information)
- Websites from which the user got to our website
- Websites accessed by the user from our website
4. Reason, content and purposes of processing
We always process your data on the basis of one or more legal permissions or with your consent.
On the internet, every device needs a clear address in order to transmit data, known as its IP address. It is a technical requirement for the IP address to be saved, at least temporarily, in order to facilitate the delivery of the internet page and app content to the device of the user.
5. Location of processing
We ourselves do not transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"), except in cases where it is permitted under the GDPR. Whether third parties, with whom you have your own contractual relationship (such as with Facebook, if you have a Facebook account) transfer data to countries outside the EEA, is beyond our knowledge and influence.
Some of our contractual partners also process data in countries outside the EEA. In order to ensure the protection of your personal rights also in the context of these data transfers, we use the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission in structuring the contractual relationships with the recipients in third countries in accordance with Art. 46 para. 2 lit. c GDPR.
For the US, the European Commission decided on 12th July 2016, that under the regulations of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shields an appropriate level of data protection exists (adequacy decision, Art. 45 GDPR). Further information - including the certification of the service providers we use - is available at https://www.privacyshield.gov. We only use US service providers who are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
6. Origin of data
In certain cases, we also receive data because you have consented to them being transmitted to us.
7. Disclosure of your data to third parties
We will only disclose your personal data to third parties where this is necessary in order to fulfil our legal obligations to you, and where this is visibly done by or together with another provider (e.g. in the case of cooperation agreements), where we are otherwise legally entitled or obliged to disclose the data, or where you have provided us with corresponding consent.
In certain cases, we also use external service providers or affiliated companies, which we have contracted to process data for us, and which are bound by instructions. Such service providers are contractually bound by us as data processors in accordance with the strict provisions of the GDPR, and are not permitted to use your data for any further purposes. Data processors used by us perform in particular the following services: web/app analysis.
This disclosure of data to data processors takes place on the basis of Art. 28 Para. 1 GDPR, or alternatively on the basis of our legitimate interest in the economic and technical benefits associated with the use of specialised data processors, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Where we are legally obliged to do so, or where this is permitted under data protection law, we disclose personal data to public authorities, e.g. to police or the state prosecutor’s office (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR). The disclosure of this data takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in combating abuse, the prosecution of crimes, and in safeguarding, asserting and enforcing claims, which are not considered to be outweighed by your rights and interests in the protection of your personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
8. Cookies and other technologies
In order to ensure the full functionality of the website and the third parties named below save to your device files that serve amongst other things for collecting information regarding the use of a website or app, as well as additional data such as the IP address of the accessing computer and information about the software used (see above).
You can prevent us from using cookies at any time by adjusting the corresponding setting in your internet browser, and thus permanently opt out. Furthermore, you can delete existing cookies at any time using your internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all conventional internet browsers. If you deactivate cookies in the internet browser you use, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. In addition, you have the opportunity to object to analysis cookies and services (i.e. you can opt out; see Sections 9 and 10).
Cookies created by pricehunter allow the collection of information regarding browser type/version, resolution, previous/new display variant, URL clickstream (order of the pages of our website that you have visited previously), time of visit(s) to the websites, the reference in the pricehunter database for the products/services noted in your “My favourites”, and the cookie number, but not personal details such as name, address or email address. We use these cookies for purposes of advertising, market research and where required for the needs-oriented design of our services. The cookies of pricehunter are valid for a maximum of two years, unless you delete them sooner. The processing of data is justified in this case by Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, however you may object to this processing with effect for the future byThe subsequently set opt-out cookie and your objection remain valid as long as you do not delete your browser cookies.
9. Web/app analysis services
In order to continuously improve our content and adapt it to the interests of our users, and to display online advertising, we use a number of services that collect data on our website and in the app, and which analyse these data for us. Where these service providers are not themselves the data controller in the meaning of data protection legislation, they are always bound by instructions when processing the pseudonymised user data on the basis of a data processing agreement. The legal basis for this processing is always Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the following, you can find details of the analysis services we use:
BingThis website uses Bing Ads Universal Event Tracking, a conversion tracking service provided by Microsoft (Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA). This service allows us to track your activities on our website, if you got to our website via a Bing advertisement. This is possible because when you click on a Microsoft Bing Ads advertisement, a cookie (a small text file) is saved on your device. This tells Microsoft and us in particular the total number of users that have clicked on an advertisement and reached a predefined target page. These data are saved by Microsoft for 180 days. No personal information on the identity of the user are transmitted. If you do not wish to participate in Universal Event Tracking, you can reject the saving of cookies, e.g. in your browser settings. In addition, it is possible to deactivate interest-related advertising from Microsoft by opting out using the following link: https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=286759 Alternatively, the following website allows you to reject interest-related advertising from Microsoft and also other participating companies altogether: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/ Further information on the usage and data protection guidelines for this product can be found here: https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-GB/privacystatement/ If you do not want your data to be recorded via Bing, please . The subsequently set opt-out cookie and your objection remain valid as long as you do not delete your browser cookies.
We have integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that allows the mediation of advertising on third-party websites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects advertisements for third-party websites based on the content of the respective third-party website. Google AdSense permits interest-oriented targeting of internet users, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.
The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The purpose of the Google AdSense component is the integration of advertisements into our website. Google AdSense saves a cookie to your browser. The definition of cookies is available above. Saving the cookie allows Alphabet Inc. to analyse the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which we operate and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, is visited, the internet browser on your device is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to send data to Alphabet Inc. for the purposes of online advertising and the invoicing of commissions. Within the framework of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which is used by Alphabet Inc., amongst other things, to determine the origin of the visitor and the clicks, and subsequently to facilitate commission invoicing.
You can prevent cookies from being used by our website at any time, as already described above, by adjusting the corresponding setting in the internet browser used, and thus permanently opt out.
Activating this setting in the internet browser would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from saving a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, you can delete any cookie saved by Alphabet Inc. at any time using your internet browser or other software programs.
Google AdSense additionally uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded into websites in order to allow log file recording and log file analysis, which allows a statistical analysis to be performed. This embedded tracking pixel means Alphabet Inc. can recognise when a website was opened by a data subject, and the links that the data subject clicked. Tracking pixels are used, amongst other things, to analyse the visitor traffic of a website.
Google AdSense sends personal data and information, including the IP address, which is necessary for the creation and invoicing of the displayed adverts, to Alphabet Inc. in the USA, where it is saved and processed. Under certain circumstances, Alphabet Inc. may disclose the personal data collected using this technical process to third parties.
Google OptimizeOur website also uses Google Optimize. Google Optimize analyzes the usage variants of our website and helps us to improve the user-friendliness accordingly.To improve the behaviour of our users on the website. Google Optimize is a Google Analytics integrated tool.
SiteSpectWe use SiteSpect (SiteSpect Inc., 10 Milk Street, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02108, USA) to test user behaviour on various versions of our website. SiteSpect saves a cookie to the data subject’s information technology system in order to analyse user behaviour. The definition of cookies can be found above. If you do not want to participate in improving idealo through A/B tests conducted by SiteSpect, you can, for example, reject the saving of cookies in your browser settings in order to opt out of these A/B tests. In addition, you have the option to object via this link
10. Other Services
LoadbeeTo display product information directly from the manufacturer, we partly obtain content from loadbee GmbH, Nikolaus-Otto-Straße 13, 70771 Leinfelden-Echterdingen ("loadbee"). If you call up a product on the pricehunter pages for which there is additional product information from loadbee, the browser of your device connects to the loadbee server to retrieve the corresponding product information. The server called up by loadbee receives the IP address of your terminal device. loadbee uses your IP address exclusively to provide the product information and for geolocalization. The IP address is not stored by loadbee beyond the end of the connection. The legal basis for the aforementioned processing of the IP address is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in the improvement of product presentation and information on our website. There is no evidence that your interests are being overridingly impaired by this interest, as the IP address is only processed within the scope of what is technically necessary and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your identity without further ado. Since the processing of the IP address is absolutely necessary for the display of product information on our web pages, this processing cannot be contradicted.
11. Social networks
Sie finden uns auch in sozialen Netzwerken fremder Unternehmen, wie z. B. Facebook oder Twitter. Zudem haben wir einzelne Funktionen dieser Netzwerke auch in unsere Onlinedienste integriert. Beides können Sie allerdings nur nutzen, wenn Sie bei dem jeweiligen sozialen Netzwerk registriert und angemeldet sind. Bitte beachten Sie, dass für die Nutzung des jeweiligen sozialen Netzwerks die Nutzungs- und Datenschutzbedingungen dieses Unternehmens gelten, auf die wir keinen Einfluss haben. Wir erklären Ihnen aber gern, wie solche Netzwerke Ihre personenbezogenen Daten in diesem Zusammenhang verarbeiten:
12. Retention period
13. Contact data and your rights as the data subject
If you have any questions or suggestions regarding data protection or how to exercise your rights as the data subject, please contact our data protection officer (immediately) at any time:
Panther Holding GmbH
- Data protection -
Templiner Straße 16
Right of access for the data subject
You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data relating to you is processed and, if so, what data this entails as well as the specific circumstances surrounding the processing of data.
Right to rectification
You have the right to request that we immediately rectify any incorrect personal data concerning you. For the purpose of processing data, you also have the right to request that incomplete personal data concerning you be completed immediately, including by means of a supplementary declaration.sing of data.
Right to erasure
You have the right to request that we immediately erase personal data concerning you if and to the extent the legal requirements to this regard are met.
Right to the restriction of processing
You have the right to restrict the processing of data if and to the extent the legal requirements are met.
Right to data portability
If data is processed by virtue of consent or in order to fulfil a contract, you have the right to be provided with the personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and in so far that it is technically feasible, to transmit this data to another controller without us impeding this process or to have this data directly transferred to another controller.
Revocation of consent/Objection to the processing of data
You may revoke your consent previously given at any point in time, with effect for the future, by contacting the address provided above. You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you, which is carried out on the basis of a legitimate or public interest. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. In the event of an objection, we will no longer process personal data unless we can prove compelling and legitimate reasons for processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If we process the personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data for the purpose of such advertising by contacting us at the aforementioned contact address; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. In addition, you have the right, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
You have the right to lodge a complaint with any supervisory authority at any time, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes existing law.
Existence of automated decision-making
We refrain from automatic decision-making including profiling according to Art. 22 GDPR.
Issued on: 25 May 2018