1. Security and protection of your personal data when visiting our website
Le Skin GmbH (referred to hereafter as "Le Skin" or "we") takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and uses extreme care and the most advanced security standards to guarantee it.
We consider it our overriding responsibility to safeguard the confidentiality of the personal data provided by you and to protect them from unauthorized access.
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereafter referred to as "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction.
Restriction of processing
"Restrictions on processing" means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.
"Profiling" means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location, or movements.
"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"File system" means any structured set of personal data which are accessible according to specific criteria, whether centralized, decentralized or dispersed on a functional or geographical basis.
"Data controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.
"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
"Recipient" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.
"Third party" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor, and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.
"Consent" of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed, and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.
3. Lawfulness of processing
Processing shall be lawful only if there is a legal basis for processing data. Pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 points (a) – (f) GDPR such legal basis for processing data can be in particular:
- the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes;
- processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract;
- processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the controller is subject;
- processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person;
- processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.
4. Collection of personal data during a visit to our website
In case of a merely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not register, buy something, or disclose to us data in other ways, we collect only those personal data which your browser transmits to our server. If you visit our website, we collect the data below which are technically necessary for us to show you our website and ensure its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Art. 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (f) GDPR):
- IP address
- Date and time of your inquiry
- Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
- Content of the request (actual page)
- Access status/HTTP status code
- Transmitted data volume
- Website from which the request is received
- Operating system and its interface
- Language and version of the browser software.
5. Information about the collection of personal data – (email, contact form, customer account and online shop)
(1) In what follows we inform you about the collection of your personal data when you use our website (contact form, customer account and online shop)
If you contact us by email or via our contact page, the data disclosed by you to us (email address, if necessary your name and your telephone number) are stored by us to allow us to answer your
questions. We erase the data collected in this context after storage is no longer necessary or if processing is restricted or of there exist legal retention obligations.
(3) If you buy products via our website or if you open a customer account for the administration of your current or future orders, we collect for this purpose the data that we need for the performance of the contract. These can be seen in the respective input fields for registration (customer account) or the purchase order form. When you place an order, we need as a minimum the obligatory data marked with a star (*). We use these data pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (b) GDPR for the performance of the contract and for handling your inquiries.
Our shop is hosted by Shopify Inc. Shopify offers us an e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our goods and services to you.
Your data are administered via data storage, a database and generally the Shopify app. Shopify stores your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
(4) Aside from payment by credit card, we offer also other payment methods for the use of our cybershop and for this purpose avail ourselves of various other payment service providers with whom we have signed third-party data processing agreements. We disclose different data to the various payment service providers depending on which payment method you have chosen. The legal basis for the disclosure is Art. 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 points (a), (b), (f) GDPR.
Here are our payment service providers:
If you pay for your purchases from us using PayPal, your personal data are disclosed to PayPal. If you have not yet opened a PayPal account, you will be asked by PayPal to do so in the course of the payment process. When using or opening a PayPal account, you must provide PayPal with, among other data, your name, address, telephone number and email address. The legal basis for the disclosure of the data is Article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) GDPR and Article 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (b) GDPR.
The operator of the PayPal payment service is:
PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A.
22-24 Boulevard Royal
When choosing payment via Klarna, your personal data are disclosed to Klarna Bank AB, which is the operator of the Klarna payment service provider. The legal basis for the disclosure of the
data is Article 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR and Article 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (b) GDPR.
Klarna AB can be reached as follows:
Klarna Bank AB (publ)
111 34 Stockholm
Phone: 0046 8-120 120 00
Fax: 0046 8-120 120 99
Klarna collects the following data while handling the payment of orders in our online shop:
- Name, date of birth, title, billing and ship-to-address, email address, cellphone number
- Information about the ordered goods and services
- Information about income, debts, and payment notices
- Location-related information
- IP address
Klarna also carries out an identity and creditworthiness check. In this process the data provided by you for the purchase are compared with the existing data of a credit rating agency. These data are processed based on an explicit consent granted by you, the legal basis being Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR. In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you may withdraw the granted consent effective for the future at any time and for any reason.
If you use the payment processing by our payment service provider
Clearpay Finance Limited
22 Long Acre
(hereafter: Clearpay), Clearpay will process the following personal data:
- Contact information such as name, address, telephone number, email, and other similar information.
- Payment information such as credit card numbers linked to your Clearpay account or transmitted by you to Clearpay.
- Other personal information such as date of birth, driver's license number or other identification information or documents.
Clearpay also might carry out an identity and creditworthiness check. In this process the data provided by you for the purchase are compared with the existing data of a credit rating agency. These data are processed based on an explicit consent granted by you, the legal principle being Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR. In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you may withdraw the granted consent effective for the future at any time and for any reason.
On our website we offer payment via Stripe and the associated payment methods. The provider of this payment service is
Stripe Payments Europe Ltd
The One Building
Lower Grand Canal St
If you choose payment via Stripe, the payment data entered by you are disclosed to Stripe. The disclosure of your data to Stripe takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR (consent) and Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 point (b) GDPR (processing for the performance of a contract). You have the option to withdraw your consent to the data processing at any time. A withdrawal does not affect the validity of past data processing operations. All data necessary for payment processing will be used exclusively for the execution of the payments and transmitted following "SSL" procedures.
Stripe also might carry out an identity and creditworthiness check. In this process the data provided by you for the purchase are compared with the existing data of a credit rating agency. These data are processed based on an explicit consent granted by you, the legal principle being Art. 6 para. 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR. In accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR you may withdraw the granted consent effective for the future at any time and for any reason.
(5) We will disclose your contact data also to the responsible shipper if this is necessary for processing your order (here: delivery of the merchandise).
(6) Based on the rules and regulations of commercial and fiscal law we are obligated to store your address as well as your payment and order data for the duration of ten years. However, we restrict processing after two years, i.e. your data will be used only in order to comply with legal obligations. The legal basis for this is Article 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (c) GDPR.
(1) With your consent you may subscribe to our Newsletter in which we inform you about our current special offers. The promoted goods and services are described in the declaration of consent. The legal basis is Art. 6 paragraph 1 clause 1 point (a) GDPR.
(2) We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure for the application to our Newsletter, meaning that following your application we send you an email to the indicated email address in which we ask you to confirm that you requested subscription to the Newsletter. If you do not confirm your application within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and erased automatically after one month. In addition we store the IP addresses you used and the time of your application and confirmation. The purpose is to have proof of your application and if necessary to be able to clarify a possible misuse of your personal data.
(3) The only obligatory information for the subscription to our Newsletter is your email address. The provision of additional, separately marked data is voluntary and is used in addressing you personally. After your confirmation we store your email address for the purpose of sending you the Newsletter.
(4) You may withdraw your consent to the subscription of the Newsletter at any time and you may cancel the Newsletter at any time. You may confirm the withdrawal by clicking on the link provided in each e-mailed newsletter or by sending a message to the contact data indicated in the imprint.
(5) We use the external service provider Klaviyo as third-party processor for sending the Newsletter. We signed a separate third-party processing contract with the service provider in order to ensure the protection of your personal data. Further information about Klaviyo is available on the website https://www.klaviyo.com/.
7. Use of external tools on our website
We have integrated various tools from different companies with our website which allow us to analyze user behavior or establish links with other websites.
For this purpose we work with the following service providers:
The third-party data processor has integrated the component Google Analytics on this website (with anonymization function).
Google Analytics is a website analysis service. Website analysis refers to the collection, recording and analysis of data regarding the behavior of visitors to the website. A website analysis service records e.g. data showing from which website a data subject has come to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and how long a subpage was viewed. Website analysis is used mainly for the optimization of a website and for a cost-benefit analysis of Internet adverting.
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA, is the operator of the Google Analytics component.
However, when you by activate IP anonymization on our website, Google shortens your IP address within the Member States of the European Union or in other countries that are parties to the European Marketing Area Treaty. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google uses this information to analyze your use of the website in order to compile a report about your website activities and provide us with other services associated with your website and Internet use. The IP address of your browser transmitted by Google Analytics is not linked to any other Google data.
This website also uses the UserID functions of Analytics in order to be able to track interaction data. This User ID is also anonymized and encrypted and is not linked to other data.
You may prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly, but you might then not be able to fully use all functions of our website.
You may furthermore prevent the disclosure of the data generated by the cookie which refer to the use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Besides, a cookie left behind by Google Analytics may be erased at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.
Our website also uses Google Analytics performance reports by demographic factors and interests as well as reports about impressions in the Google Display Network. You may deactivate Google Analytics for display advertising and set the displays in the Google Display Network by accessing the display settings under this link: https://www.google.de/ads/preferences?ac_tld=de&continue=aHR0cHM6Ly9hZHNzZXR0aW5ncy5nb29nbGUuZGUvYW5vbnltb3Vz.
Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows you to administer so-called website tags centrally via an interface. Google Tag Manager implements only tags. No cookies are used and no personal data are collected.
However Google Tag Manager does not access these data. If certain domains/websites or cookies were deactivated, it remains in place for all tracking tags provided that they are implemented using Google Tag Manager.
Facebook Tracking Pixel
With your consent we will use Facebook's "tracking pixel". With the help of this pixel the behavior of users can be tracked once they are linked by click to a Facebook or Instagram ad on our website. This allows us to record the effectiveness of the Facebook and Instagram ads for statistical and market research purposes and to take optimization measures if necessary. Users who clicked on a Facebook or Instagram ad on our website may be tracked for up to 180 days.
The data recorded in such manner are anonymous for us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of the individual users. These data are however stored and processed by Facebook, which we will bring to your attention as we become aware of it.
Facebook may link these data with the Facebook account and use them also for its own advertising purposes according to its own data use guidelines.
If you prefer to deactivate the cookie storage on behalf of Facebook, you may do so by adjusting your browser settings accordingly.
Facebook Communications Tools
We also use Facebook's Communications Tools, in particular the product "Custom Audiences" and "Website Custom Audiences". In principle this generates a non-reversible and non-personal checksum (hash value) of your user data which may be transmitted to Facebook for analysis and marketing purposes.
If you wish to object to the use of Facebook's Website Custom Audiences, you may do so under https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads.
In addition we use Customer Match Lists in the context of our Facebook advertising activities, e.g. for "Lookalike Audiences" and remarketing. For the use of Customer Match, lists with encrypted user data are uploaded to Facebook. After uploading the data, the system checks which data are already known and assigns the users to a list. After the preparation of the Customer Match List the encrypted customer data are again automatically erased. Facebook does not obtain any new addresses in this process (encryption).
We use components of the service provider Twitter on our website. Twitter is a service offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
Whenever you access our website featuring this component, this component causes your browser to download the respective version of Twitter's component. This process also informs Twitter which page of our website is currently visited.
You may change your privacy settings in account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings.
End users can prevent the processing of their personal data by Ve in various ways. The various methods for stopping the processing of data are contained in Ve's Data Privay Policy, thus for example the use of the opt-out button under https://www.ve.com/legal/privacy-policy?lang=en#opting-out or the use of the opt-out mechanism of IAB Europe under https://www.youronlinechoices.com/opt-out-interface.
We use the services of Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. on our website. The embedded "Pin it" button on the website informs Pinterest that you accessed the respective page of our website. If you are logged in with Pinterest, Pinterest is able to attribute this visit of our website to your Pinterest account and thus link the data. The data transmitted by clicking the "Pin it" button are stored by Pinterest. You may access further information about the purpose and range of the collected data, their processing and use as well as about your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy in the privacy policies of Pinterest: https://policy.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.
In order to prevent Pinterest from attributing your visit of our website to your Pinterest account, you must log out from your Pinterest account before visiting our website.
WhatsApp & Apple Business Chat
By sending a start message I declare that I am in agreement with the internal data protection regulations of Le Skin GmbH.
In particular, pursuant to Art. 6 Abs.1 point (a) GDPR I consent to my personal data (last and first name, telephone number, Messenger ID, profile, and messaging history) being stored, processed, and used in the context of the use of the respective Messenger in order to send messages to me. An active account is needed at the respective provider in order to use the Messenger service.
I am also aware that for the provision of this service Le Skin GmbH uses MessengerPeople GmbH, Herzog-Heinrich-Str. 9, 80336 Munich as technical service provider and third-party data processor.
My consent to the processing of my personal data is always freely revocable; a notification sent to Le Skin GmbH to this effect is sufficient for this purpose. Additional information is available in the respective privacy guidelines of LE SKIN, the Messenger services and MessengerPeople GmbH.
We store this information for the duration of 12 months.
This data processing is based on the principles of Art. 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests, i.e. the optimization of our offer.
session_id, proprietary token, session-related, allowing Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, target website, etc.).
shopify_visit, no data storage, lasting for 30 minutes from your last visit, is used by the internal statistics tracker of our website provider to track the number of visitors.
shopify_uniq, no data storage, expires at midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, counts the number of shop visits by individual customers.
cart, proprietary token, lasting for 3 weeks, stores information about the content of your shopping cart.
secure_session_id, proprietary token, session-related
storefront_digest, proprietary token, unlimited duration, used if the shop has a password in order to determine whether the current customer has access.
9. Your privacy rights vis-à-vis Le Skin
(1) Ability to withdraw your consent, Article 7 GDPR
(2) Right of access to information, Article 15 GDPR
Pursuant to Article 15 paragraph 1 GDPR you have the right to know whether we process your personal data. If we do, you have a right to additional information (Article 15 paragraph 2 GDPR).
(3) Right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing, Article 16, 17 and 18 GDPR
Under Article 16 GDPR you have the right to demand the immediate rectification of inaccurate personal data and the completion of incomplete data, including by means of a supplementary statement.
In particular, pursuant to Article 17 GDPR you have the right to demand the erasure of personal data concerning yourself if the processing of your personal data is not or no longer permitted.
(4) Right to object, Article 21 GDPR
Under Article 6 paragraph 1 (e) or (f) GDPR you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation; this applies also to any profiling based on these provisions. We will then no longer process your data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing which override your own interests, rights, and freedoms.
You may exercise the right to object at any time by contacting us via the contact options specified in the imprint.
(5) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, Article 77 GDPR
Without prejudice of another administrative or judicial remedy, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your job or the place of the presumed violation if you believe that the processing of your respective personal data is unlawful. The data protection agency of the Republic of Austria provides forms for the exercise of your legal rights and for a complaint under https://www.dsb.gv.at/download-links/dokumente.html. For our European customers: Your competent supervisory authority is that of your residence. A list of all supervisory authorities can be found under https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en
For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or for information about, correction, restriction, or erasure of data as well as the withdrawal of a consent granted by you or an objection to a particular data use, please contact us directly using the contact data in our imprint.
Status of the privacy and data security policy: July 6, 2022