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We take the protection of your personal data first. In the following we would like to inform you in detail about which data we collect and how these are processed by us in the following.


I. Name and contact details of the person responsible

The person responsible in the sense of the data protection regulations for the processing of personal data is:

HOT EARTH GmbH
Blumenstr. 4, 77790 Steinach, Germany

E-Mail: info@hotearth.de



II. Purpose of processing personal data, legal basis and storage period



In the following, we present the data processing that takes place on our website (a), its purposes and legal basis (b) as well as the respective storage period and, if applicable, specific options for objection and elimination (c).


1. Log files
a) When you visit our online shop, your browser automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. This is the following information:


    IP address of your terminal device,

    Date and time of your visit,

    Name and URL of the accessed website,

    the website from which you are visiting us,

    Information about your browser,

    Status information such as Error messages

    Amount of data transferred

    Language and version of the browser software

    Operating system and version of the operating system of your terminal device as well as the name of your access provider.


b) The aforementioned information is processed by us in order to


    To be able to provide you with the requested content,

    to be able to guarantee the security and stability of our website,

    to enable comfortable use of our website.


The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data processing purposes listed above. In no case do we use the collected data to draw conclusions about you personally.


c) The information will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of data collection for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. If the data is stored in log files, the data is automatically deleted after seven days at the latest.


2. Cookies
a) We use cookies on our website. This is text information that your browser automatically creates and that can be saved on your device. The cookie is either sent from the web server to the browser or generated in the browser by a script (JavaScript). The web server can read this cookie information directly from the server when you visit this page again later or transfer the cookie information to the server via a script on the website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.


Information is stored in the cookie that results in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.


We only use cookies that are absolutely necessary and therefore deliberately avoid any functional cookies or cookies for analysis and marketing purposes.


b) The absolutely necessary cookies we use (here: session cookies) are necessary for the website to function properly (e.g. the shopping cart ordering system).


The legal basis for processing these cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the under II 1.b. listed purposes for data processing.


c) Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website without errors. You can delete cookies that have already been saved at any time in the security settings of your browser.


The cookies we use are automatically deleted as session cookies after you have ended your visit to our website.


3. Online shop
a) In order to place a binding order in our online shop, it is necessary for us to process certain personal data about you. We request this from you within our ordering process in the input masks "Personal data", "Addresses" and "Payment method".


The following information is required to process your order:


    Salutation, first and last name

    E-mail address

    Billing and shipping address

    Payment type and related data necessary for the payment, unless this is via third parties (e.g. PayPal).




The input of further personal data (e.g. your telephone number or a password, if you do not want to re-enter all data for the next order to save time) is voluntary. The corresponding fields in the input mask are marked as "optional".


b) We process your personal data to review and fulfill the contract, in particular for billing and delivery of the goods ordered.


The legal basis for processing the information required for the order is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the other personal data you voluntarily provide is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.


c) Your personal data will be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. However, storage must also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which we are subject. The data is deleted when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.


In the case of personal data that we process on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of withdrawal. Please share this with us. You can find our contact details e.g. under I.


4. Contact form
a) There is a contact form on our website that you can use to contact us electronically. If you take advantage of this option, your e-mail address, your message and (optionally) a file of your choice will be sent to us as an attachment and saved.


b) Your personal data will be processed to enable you to contact us and process your request.


The legal basis for processing the mandatory information is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. The aforementioned purpose also has a legitimate interest in processing the data. If the aim of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR. The legal basis for processing the data you voluntarily provide to us is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.


c) Your personal data will be deleted by us as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. However, storage must also take place if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which we are subject. The data will be deleted when a storage period prescribed by the standards mentioned expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.


In the case of personal data that we process on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of withdrawal. Please share this with us. You can find our contact details e.g. under I.


5. Newsletter


a) You have the option of subscribing to our free newsletter on our website. For this we only need your email address. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to register for our newsletter. This means that after you have registered, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month.


b) The processing of your e-mail address is used to send you the newsletter electronically and to verify your registration when ordering the newsletter.


The legal basis for processing the e-mail address you have provided is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR.


c) You can revoke your consent to subscribe to our newsletter at any time and thus unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation. You can declare your revocation, for example, by clicking on the link provided in every newsletter e-mail. You can also explain your revocation to us in another way. You can find our contact details e.g. under I. If you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your email address will be deleted from the email distribution list immediately.


6. Social media hyperlink
We have integrated hyperlinks to the social media services Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram on our website. These are designed in the form of the corresponding logos and are stored on our own server. This means that when you load our website for the first time, no data about you as a user is transferred to the respective provider services. Only when you click on the logos will you be directed to the respective website. Further data from you may be processed on these.


We have no influence on this data processing on the respective linked websites.


III. Provision of the data


When you visit our website, the information listed in Section II.1.a. and the information from the absolutely necessary cookies are automatically provided by you. The transmission of this information is voluntary. Without the provision of this personal data, we cannot display the requested website or display it correctly.


If you want to get in contact with us and send us an email or use our contact form, this information is also provided voluntarily. Without providing the personal data required in individual cases, we will not answer your request or not answer it optimally in the chosen manner.


The provision of your email address for subscribing to our newsletter is also voluntary. If you do not provide us with your e-mail address, we will not be able to send you our newsletter.


In the context of an order according to No. II.3.a. Personal data necessarily provided by you, however, are required for the conclusion of a contract. Without this information, we cannot accept your order via our online shop.


IV. Cooperation with service providers


We also work with service providers. These service providers only act on our instructions and are contractually obliged to comply with the applicable data protection requirements.


Otherwise, we will only pass on your data to third parties if:


    According to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR have given express consent to this,

    the transfer according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data,

    for the transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c GDPR there is a legal obligation, or

    this is legally permissible and according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR is necessary for the fulfillment of contractual relationships with you.


Your personal data will only be passed on to service providers in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met.


V. Rights of Data Subjects


You have the right:


    in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, to request information about your personal data processed by us as well as certain other information (such as that given in this data protection declaration).

    in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

    to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;

    to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR if (a) the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, (b) the processing is unlawful and you refuse to delete it and (c) we no longer need the data , However, you need them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or (d) you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

    in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible;

    to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work or the place of the alleged violation.


In addition, according to Art. 21 GDPR the following right of objection:


If your personal data is based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO are processed, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided there are reasons for this that arise from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. In this case, we will no longer process the personal data relating to you unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


You can of course object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising.


VI. Right to withdraw consent under data protection law


According to Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to revoke your once given consent to us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future. This does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.


VII. Data protection for minors


This website is aimed at people who are at least 18 years old. If a minor submits personal data via this website, we will delete this data and not process it any further as soon as we become aware of the minority.