Privacy Policy

The responsible party in terms of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Element Factory Zäbisch & Meurer GbR

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing,
  • Correction of incorrect personal data,
  • Deletion of your data stored by us,
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: Link.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this Privacy Policy. We do not transfer your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose has ceased to exist or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Newsletter

On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will send you our newsletter or comparable information regularly by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

Optionally, when registering to receive our newsletter, you can specify your country and name to receive a free watch design. Samsung Galaxy Apps coupons are generated on a country-specific basis and are only available for Android smartphones. This coupon will be emailed to you and can be redeemed at Samsung Galaxy Apps. Instructions can be found here.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation e-mail and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No further data is collected. The data will only be used for sending the newsletter (possibly also for sending the coupon for the free watch design) and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. In each newsletter you will find a link to do so. In addition, you can unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your wish to do so using the contact option provided at the end of this privacy policy.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this purpose, it is necessary to provide a valid e-mail address. This serves the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. The provision of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of your inquiry, personal data will be deleted automatically.

Apps on GooglePlay

Watchfaces which are published on GooglePlay are created with the WatchFaceStudio from Samsung and in general do not collect any user data. Data permissions are only used for displaying any information on your watch and are not uploaded.

Apps on GalaxyStore

Watchfaces and Apps which are published on GalaxyStore are created with GalaxyWatchDesigner or Tizen and in general do not collect any user data. Data permissions are only used for displaying any information on your watch and are not uploaded (exception see Weather API).

Apps on FitbitGallery

Watchfaces and Apps which are published on FitbitGallery are created with Fitbit Studio. Any permission you have to accept to use the App properly are described in the following paragraph (source: Fitbit). All data is only used for displaying information on your watch and is not leaving your watch in any way (exception see Weather API):

Activity

access_activity

Read user activities for today (distance, calories, steps, elevation and active minutes), daily goals, and activity history. The body presence sensor is used to detect if the device is being worn, or not.

Always-on Display

access_aod

Allows a developer to enable Always-on Display for their applications and clock faces.

App Cluster Storage

access_app_cluster_storage

Allows a developer to persist data on the mobile phone and share it between all of their applications and clock faces.

Calendars

access_calendars

Allows a developer to access calendar and event data from a user’s mobile phone.

Exercise

access_exercise

Allow the application to create entries within the user’s Fitbit Activity Log.

Heart Rate

access_heart_rate

Application may read the heart-rate sensor in real-time.

Internet

access_internet

Companion may communicate with the Internet using your phone data connection.

Used for e.g. Weather forecast.

Location

access_location

Application and companion may request location data from the device or mobile GPS.

Used for e.g. Weather forecast.

Run in background

run_background

Companion may run even when the application is not actively in use.

Used to ensure that the application is running and is connected properly with your phone.

Sleep

access_sleep

Application may determine if the user is asleep or awake.

User Profile

access_user_profile

Read non-identifiable personal information (gender, age, height, weight, resting heart rate, basal metabolic rate, stride, heart rate zones).

Weather API

If the watchface or App contains weather forecasts, its using the OpenWeatherMaps API. In this case you can also find additional information here. Your GPS data (location) is only used for providing a proper forecast on your current location.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereinafter: Google). Google 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 is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these web pages, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on website activities. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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 at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts).

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries such as Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/) on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to your browser’s cache to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, content is displayed in a standard font.

Calling up script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – although it is currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of corresponding libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

Embedded YouTube videos

On some of our websites, we embed YouTube videos. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has deactivated the storage of cookies for the Google ad program will not have to expect any such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

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/.

Social Plugins

We offer you the option of using so-called “social media buttons” on our website. To protect your data, we rely on the “Shariff” solution for implementation. This means that these buttons are only integrated on the website as a graphic that contains a link to the corresponding website of the button provider. By clicking on the graphic, you are thus redirected to the services of the respective provider. Only then will your data be sent to the respective providers. Unless you click on the graphic, no exchange of any kind takes place between you and the providers of the social media buttons. Information about the collection and use of your data in the social networks can be found in the respective terms of use of the corresponding providers. More information about the Shariff solution can be found here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

Google reCAPTCHA

In order to ensure data security when submitting contact forms, we use on this website in certain cases the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. This guarantees the distinction of whether the input of data is a natural person or abusive machine and automated inputs are made and processed. The use includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for this service to Google. Deviating data protection regulations of Google Inc. apply here. Information on the data protection guidelines can be found at the following sites:

https://www.google.de/intl/de/privacy or https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.