LI Industries GmbH

privacy policy

Data Protection Policy

1. General

LI Industries GmbH, Kielmannseggstrasse 80, 22043 Hamburg, Federal Republic of Germany (“LI Industries”) respects the privacy of customers and users of its platform. This Data Protection Policy lays down provisions on the protection and processing (collection, processing, use and disclosure) of the personal data collected by LI Industries from customers and users of its platform.

LI Industries observes the German Data Protection Act and the data protection law of the EU (collectively “applicable data protection law”). Customers and users need to provide their personal data to use LI Industries’s services.

2. Types Of Personal Data

2.1 Data collected directly from customers/users to implement a contract.

LI Industries collects the following data from its customers and users:

Basic data (first name and surname (including title), address, email address, telephone number, date of birth, password for LI Industries account) when a customer/user registers and when a user contacts a customer,
Data on the Listing posted,
Data on the services/products provided by LI Industries,
Data on contact between users and customers, between customers themselves and contact to LI Industries (including copies of all messages that are sent directly through the LI Industries platform).

2.2 Data collected automatically to optimise services (analytics tools)

2.2.1 Usage analysis by LI Industries

LI Industries analyses customer/user behaviour on its platform using cookies. Cookies are packets of data that are sent from LI Industries’s web server to your browser, saved on your computer and retrieved by the web server again during subsequent visits. Cookies store information on use of the platform and enable LI Industries to improve the user experience. To do so, information on the browser type, elements of the platform visited, the user’s IP address, the operating system used and customers’ and users’ Internet and language settings can be collected. For example, disabling cookies will impede registration / login on the LI Industries platform.

The customer/user can delete existing cookies from their browser and prevent further cookies from being saved at any time. However, disabling cookies can impair the functions of the LI Industries platform.

2.2.2 Usage analysis by Google Analytics

The LI Industries Platform also uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to provide its web analytics services. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server that may be outside EU and stored there. Google uses this information to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for the website operators and provide other services related to use of the website and the internet. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, if required to do so by law or if third parties process this information on Google’s behalf. Customers and/or Users can prevent cookies being installed by using the appropriate setting in their browser software; LI Industries would, however, like to point out that doing so will mean that not all of the website’s functions may be used to their fullest extent. By using this website Customers and/or Users agree to allow Google to process the data collected about them in the manner described above and for the purposes described above. For further information on Google Analytics, LI Industries recommends you visit the following website: https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/.

3. Intended Use Of The Data Collected

LI Industries processes customer/user data for the following purposes:

to perform contracts/services (to post advertisements, establish contact between customers and users, process orders),
to safeguard payment transactions between customers and users,
to communicate with customers and users,
to fulfil legal obligations,
to perform credit checks on customers and users,
to improve LI Industries’s products and services and their position on the market (including dispatching the newsletter, if you have subscribed),
to compile statistics on contact made through the LI Industries platform.

4. Data Processing By Third Parties In Germany And Abroad

LI Industries may also have personal data processed by third parties in Germany and/or abroad for the purpose of running the platform and for the purposes stated in Section 3.

4.1 Social media plug-ins

Functions from various third-party providers of social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+) are integrated into the LI Industries platform. Plug-ins enable users to share content on social networks.

If a plug-in is displayed when browsing the LI Industries platform (e.g. Facebook’s “Like” button), a connection with the relevant third-party provider’s servers is automatically established. This means that data on customers’ and users’ visit to the website can be transmitted to these third-party providers. If the customer or user is also registered with this third-party provider’s network, the visit to the website may also be assigned to their network account (e.g. Facebook account).

LI Industries has no control over the method of this type of data transmission. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the subsequent processing and use of the data by the relevant social media providers as well as the related rights and configuration options for privacy protection can be found in the privacy notices of the relevant third-party providers.

5. Data Security

LI Industries does not pass its customers’ data on to third parties under any circumstances, except for to the external service providers in accordance with Section 4, and solely uses their data for the purposes stated in Section 3. LI Industries also uses state-of-the-art technology to take the usual steps to protect the data. However, LI Industries provides no guarantee for the security of customer data. It is the customer’s responsibility to produce an up-to-date backup of the data transmitted and to save it off the platform. It is also the customer’s responsibility to set a secure password for their customer account, to keep this safe and to change it regularly.

6. Customers’ And Users’ Rights

LI Industries’s customers and users have the right to inspect or update their data or to have it amended or erased. This is subject to statutory retention requirements. They can restrict the processing of their personal data in addition to this. To assert these rights,
LI Industries’s customers and users should contact the following address: [ post@li-industries.com / Kielmannseggstrasse 80/ 22043 Hamburg/ Clientservice ].

Customers and/or users have the right to object to the processing of their personal data at any time. If they object to this, the contract between LI Industries and the customer or user will be terminated without notice. Payment obligations that the customer is contractually bound to will remain unaffected.

If LI Industries fails to observe the applicable data protection law, customers and users have the right to make a complaint to the competent supervisory authority.

7. Storage Of Customer And User Data

LI Industries stores the personal data it has collected from customers and users for as long as necessary to fulfil its contractual and legal obligations and to meet the purposes stated in Section 3. As soon as the purposes stated in Section 3 have been met or if a customer or user deletes their customer profile, LI Industries will erase the remaining personal data immediately. LI Industries’s legal retention obligations will remain.

8. Contact

Questions regarding LI Industries’s data processing practices can be sent to the following address:

LI Industries GmbH
Kielmannseggstrasse 80
22043 Hamburg
Federal Republic of Germany

Tel.: +49-40-2376 4976

Email: post@li-industries.com