Leifheit Aktiengesellschaft (Public Limited Germany)
Data Protection Information WebConnect Plattform


Leifheit Aktiengesellschaft, Leifheitstraße, 56377 Nassau/Lahn, Germany (“Leifheit“ or “We“) enjoys your interest in the Web Connect products and the WebConnect platform.

We would like you to feel safe while using the WebConnect products and the WebConnect platform even in terms of the protection of your personal data; because we take the protection of your personal data very serious. Compliance with the German Federal Data Protection Act is implicit for us.

Below you will find some information regarding the data that is being collected, processed, and utilized while using the WebConnect platform:

Which personal data is relevant for the WebConnect platform?

Personal data is data regarding your identity. Some examples are information like your name, address, telephone number, email address. Special types of personal data may also include information about your health. WebConnect products measure the body weight and – in case of body analysis scales – calculate other health-related information.

For the use of the WebConnect platform

  • it is necessary that during registration you provide the data that is marked as mandatory in the electronic registration form. This information is merely the user name that you pick, the password that you pick, and your email address. Usually we will not be able to identify you based on this information; nevertheless, we will treat your information as personal data.
  • it is necessary, when allocating a WebConnect product to a user account, that you provide specific technical information (i.e. identification number of your WebConnect product or the hardware provided with the WebConnect product). We also treat this information as personal data.

If the transmission function is activated, the data measured or calculated by the WebConnect product will also be transmitted from the WebConnect product to the connected user account on the WebConnect platform. This data usually includes the time of measurement (date, time), measurement result (body weight), and in case of body analysis scales also the impedance values, hereinafter jointly referred to as “WebConnect Data”. Details regarding the transmission function as well as activation and deactivation can be found in the help menu of the WebConnect platform or in the product information provided with the WebConnect product. We treat this information also as personal data.

It is possible to connect a WebConnect product to several user accounts (e.g. family members or roommates). Usually, the WebConnect Data measured or calculated by the WebConnect product will be allocated automatically (by way of a comparison with the last measured or calculated value) to a specific user account. If this automatic allocation is not possible, the WebConnect Data will be displayed in all suitable user accounts, so that the respective registered user can manually decide the allocation.

For what purpose is personal data utilized on the WebConnect platform?

We use

  • the data provided during registration only to administer the respective user account, meaning chiefly to monitor access to the user account, to send necessary information as to the WebConnect platform or your personal use (i.e. temporary passwords)
  • the WebConnect Data transmitted by a WebConnect product exclusively for the purpose of displaying such in your user account.

We do not sell your data to third parties or otherwise market it in any way.

Stored, personal data will be deleted if you withdraw your consent to storage of such data, if such data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose intended by storage, or if the storage of such information is illegal for statutory reasons.

The collection of personal data as well as the transmission of such to government institutions and authorities authorized to obtain such information shall occur only within the scope of the relevant legislation or insofar as we are obligated to do so based on court order. We have obligated our staff members and the service providers commissioned by us to confidentiality and compliance with the stipulations of the German Data Protection Act.

Non-personal data collected automatically

Technologies provided by the company etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) are being used on the WebConnect platform to collect and store data for the purpose of marketing and optimization. User profiles using a pseudonym can be created from this data. Cookies may be used for this. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of the site visitor’s internet browser. Cookies enable the recognition of the internet browser. Without the separately granted consent of the affected party, the data collected with etracker technologies are not used for personal identification of the visitor of this website and are not linked to personal data via the pseudonym carrier. It is possible to object to data collection and storage any time with future effect.

Apple Health Kit

The Soehnle app allows you to connect and share data from the Soehnle app with the Apple Health app on the one hand, and from the Apple Health app with the Soehnle app on the other hand. The General Terms and Conditions as well as the privacy policy of Apple apply to all information and data provided by you for Apple Health Kit and must be observed.

Soehnle does not use the individual information transmitted by you from the Apple health app to Soehnle for marketing or advertisement purposes and does not forward such information to third parties without the user’s consent.

Google Fit

The Soehnle app allows you to connect and share data from the Soehnle app with the Google Fit app on the one hand, and from the Google Fit app with the Soehnle app on the other hand. The General Terms and Conditions as well as the privacy policy of Google apply to all information and data provided by you for Google Fit App and must be observed.

Soehnle does not use the individual information transmitted by you from the Google Fit app to Soehnle for marketing or advertisement purposes and does not forward such information to third parties without the user’s consent.


Cookies

When you visit the WebConnect platform, we may place information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a webserver to your browser and are then stored on the hard drive of your computer.

No personal data of the user is stored during this process, only the internet protocol address. This information helps us recognize you automatically during your next visit at our website and facilitate navigation for you. For example, cookies allow us to adjust a website to your interests or to store your user name, so that you do not have to enter it every time.

It is of course possible to view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer at your next visit, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive by selecting the option “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. Please see the instructions provided by the manufacturer of your browser for detailed information. However, not accepting cookies may cause limited functionality of our offers.

Security

We utilize technological and organizational security measures to protect your data stored by us against manipulation, loss, destruction, and unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are being improved continuously according to technological development.

Change of our data protection information

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures insofar as this is required due to technological advances. In such cases we will adjust our data protection information accordingly, if required. Therefore, please always read our respective current version of our data protection statement.

Links

If you use external links provided within the scope of our internet pages, this data protection statement does not cover those links. If we offer links we strive to ensure that these also comply with our data protection and security standards. However, we do not have any influence on other provider’s compliance with data protection and security provisions. Therefore, please obtain information regarding the data protection statements provided at the internet pages of the respective other providers.

Right to information

You have the right to receive information regarding your data stored by us. If required, please send an email to the data protection officer of Leifheit AG at Datenschutz(at)leifheit.com.

Right of objection

Furthermore you have the right to withdraw your consent regarding collection and storage of your personal data by us at any time. If required, please send an email to the data protection officer of Leifheit AG at Datenschutz(at)leifheit.com.

Questions, comments, complaints

If you have further questions, comments, or complaints regarding our data protection information and the processing of your personal data, please contact the data protection officer of Leifheit AG directly at Datenschutz(at)leifheit.com.

Monday, 18. February 2019
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