Privacy Policy

I. General Information

Note on the responsible body

The respon­si­ble body for data pro­ces­sing on this web­site is:

black­dot GmbH
Gewer­be­park Cité 4
76532 Baden-Baden

Repre­sen­ted by the mana­ging directors:
Simon Huck
Yan­nick Nesselhauf

Pho­ne: 07221 920430

A data pro­tec­tion offi­cer has not been appointed.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on for secu­ri­ty rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­si­on of con­fi­den­ti­al con­tent, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator.

You can reco­gni­ze an encryp­ted con­nec­tion by the fact that the address line of the brow­ser chan­ges from “http://” to “https://” and the lock sym­bol in your brow­ser line. If SSL or TLS encryp­ti­on is acti­va­ted, the data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third parties.

II. Rights of data subjects

As a per­son con­cer­ned by the pro­ces­sing of your data, you have the fol­lowing rights, the exer­cise of which you must exer­cise by con­ta­c­ting the abo­ve address:

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons are only pos­si­ble with your express con­sent. You can revo­ke your con­sent at any time. For this pur­po­se, an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­ti­on by e‑mail to us is suf­fi­ci­ent. The lega­li­ty of the data pro­ces­sing car­ri­ed out until the revo­ca­ti­on remains unaf­fec­ted by the revocation.

Right of objection against data processing in special cases and against the use of data Direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

If data pro­ces­sing is car­ri­ed out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right at any time to object to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data for rea­sons ari­sing from your par­ti­cu­lar situa­ti­on; this also app­lies to pro­filing based on the­se pro­vi­si­ons. The respec­ti­ve legal basis on which pro­ces­sing is based can be found in this data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on. If you file an objec­tion, we will no lon­ger pro­cess your per­so­nal data con­cer­ned unless we can pro­ve com­pel­ling rea­sons for the pro­ces­sing worthy of pro­tec­tion which out­weigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms or the pro­ces­sing ser­ves the asser­ti­on, exer­cise or defen­se of legal claims (objec­tion accord­ing to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR).

If your per­so­nal data are pro­ces­sed for the pur­po­se of direct adver­ti­sing, you have the right to object at any time to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data for the pur­po­se of such adver­ti­sing; this also app­lies to pro­filing in so far as it is con­nec­ted with such direct adver­ti­sing. If you object, your per­so­nal data will no lon­ger be used for direct mar­ke­ting pur­po­ses (objec­tion accord­ing to Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR).

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of infrin­ge­ments of the GDPR, the per­sons con­cer­ned have the right to appeal to a super­vi­so­ry aut­ho­ri­ty, in par­ti­cu­lar in the Mem­ber Sta­te of their habi­tu­al resi­dence, work­place or place of pre­su­med infrin­ge­ment. The right of appeal shall be without pre­ju­di­ce to any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or judi­cial remedy.

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data which we pro­cess auto­ma­ti­cal­ly on the basis of your con­sent or in ful­film­ent of a con­tract han­ded over to you or to a third par­ty in a com­mon, machi­ne-read­a­ble for­mat. If you request the direct trans­fer of the data to ano­t­her respon­si­ble per­son, this will only be done as far as it is tech­ni­cal­ly feasible.

Information, deletion and rectification

Wit­hin the frame­work of the app­li­ca­ble legal pro­vi­si­ons, you have the right at any time to free infor­ma­ti­on about your stored per­so­nal data, their ori­gin and reci­pi­ent and the pur­po­se of data pro­ces­sing and, if app­li­ca­ble, a right to cor­rec­tion or dele­ti­on of this data.

Right to limitation of processing

You have the right to request the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data. You can con­ta­ct us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to limit the pro­ces­sing exists in the fol­lowing cases:

  • If you dis­pu­te the accu­ra­cy of your per­so­nal data stored with us, we usual­ly need time to veri­fy this. For the dura­ti­on of the exami­na­ti­on, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.
  • If the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data has taken place unlaw­ful­ly, you can demand the restric­tion of data pro­ces­sing ins­tead of deletion.
  • If we no lon­ger need your per­so­nal data, but you want it to be used, If you need to defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data ins­tead of deletion.
  • If you have filed an objec­tion in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, you must weigh your inte­rests against ours. As long as it is not yet clear who­se inte­rests pre­do­mi­na­te, you have the right to demand that the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data be restricted.
  • If you have restric­ted the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, such data may not be pro­ces­sed — apart from its sto­rage — without your con­sent or for the pur­po­se of asser­ting, exer­cis­ing or defen­ding legal rights or pro­tec­ting the rights of ano­t­her natu­ral or legal per­son or for rea­sons of an important public inte­rest of the Euro­pean Uni­on or a Mem­ber State.

III. individual data processing operations

Data collection on our website


Our web­site uses so-cal­led coo­kies. Coo­kies do not harm your com­pu­ter and do not con­tain viru­ses. Coo­kies ser­ve to make our offer more user-friend­ly, more effec­ti­ve and safer. Coo­kies are small text files which are stored on your com­pu­ter by your browser.

Most of the coo­kies we use are so-cal­led “ses­si­on coo­kies”. They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted at the end of your visit. Other coo­kies remain stored on your device until you dele­te them. The­se coo­kies enab­le us to reco­gni­ze your brow­ser on your next visit.

You can set your brow­ser so that you are infor­med about the set­ting of coo­kies and only allow coo­kies in indi­vi­du­al cases, accept coo­kies for cer­tain cases or gene­ral­ly exclu­de them and acti­va­te the auto­ma­tic dele­ti­on of coo­kies when clo­sing the brow­ser. If coo­kies are deac­ti­va­ted, the func­tio­n­a­li­ty of this web­site may be restricted.

Coo­kies, which are necessa­ry for the exe­cu­ti­on of the elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on pro­cess or for the pro­vi­si­on of cer­tain func­tions desi­red by you (e.g. shop­ping bas­ket func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a jus­ti­fied inte­rest in the sto­rage of coo­kies for the tech­ni­cal­ly error-free and opti­mi­zed pro­vi­si­on of his services.

As far as other coo­kies (e.g. coo­kies for the ana­ly­sis of your sur­fing beha­vi­or) are stored, the­se are trea­ted sepa­r­ate­ly in this data pro­tec­tion declaration.


If you only use the web­site for infor­ma­ti­on pur­po­ses, i.e. if you do not regis­ter or other­wi­se pro­vi­de us with infor­ma­ti­on, we collect the per­so­nal data that your brow­ser trans­mits to our ser­ver. If you would like to view our web­site, we collect the fol­lowing data, which is tech­ni­cal­ly necessa­ry for us to dis­play our web­site to you and to ensu­re sta­bi­li­ty and security:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone dif­fe­rence to Green­wich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Con­tent of the request (con­cre­te page)
  • Access status/HTTP sta­tus code
  • Amount of data trans­fer­red in each request
  • Web­site from which the request originates
  • Brow­ser
  • Ope­ra­ting sys­tem and its interface
  • Lan­guage and ver­si­on of the brow­ser software.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sen­tence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest ari­ses from the afo­re­men­tio­ned pur­po­se of pre­sen­ting the web­site and its sta­bi­li­ty and security.

Log­Files are dele­ted after 7 days at the latest.

Inquiry by e‑mail, telephone or fax

If you con­ta­ct us by e‑mail, tele­pho­ne or fax, your request inclu­ding all per­so­nal data (name, request) will be stored and pro­ces­sed by us for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

This data is pro­ces­sed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your request is rela­ted to the per­for­mance of a con­tract — inclu­ding the pro­vi­si­on of our online ser­vice — or is necessa­ry for the imple­men­ta­ti­on of pre-con­trac­tu­al measures.

We will only store the data you send us via con­ta­ct requests for as long as is necessa­ry to ful­fil the pur­po­se. Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons — in par­ti­cu­lar sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods — shall remain unaffected.

Our online service

When using our ser­vice, i.e. sen­ding files from the sen­der to the reci­pi­ent and sto­ring them on our ser­ver in the mean­ti­me, we do not pro­cess any per­so­nal data. Neit­her we nor our ser­ver pro­vi­der have unen­cryp­ted access to the trans­mit­ted data at any time — neit­her during the sen­ding pro­cess nor during sto­rage on our servers.

Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics, a web ana­ly­tics ser­vice pro­vi­ded by Goog­le Inc. (“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 will gene­ral­ly be trans­mit­ted to and stored by Goog­le on ser­vers in the United Sta­tes. Howe­ver, if IP anony­miz­a­ti­on is enab­led on this web­site, Goog­le will pre­vious­ly trun­ca­te your IP address wit­hin mem­ber sta­tes of the Euro­pean Uni­on or other signa­to­ry sta­tes to the Agree­ment on the Euro­pean Eco­no­mic Area. Only in excep­tio­nal cases is the full IP address trans­mit­ted to a Goog­le ser­ver in the USA and shor­ten­ed the­re. On behalf of the ope­ra­tor of this web­site, Goog­le will use this infor­ma­ti­on to eva­lua­te your use of the web­site, to com­pi­le reports on web­site acti­vi­ty and to pro­vi­de 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 is not com­bi­ned with other data from Google.

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 Goog­le from collec­ting the data gene­ra­ted by the coo­kie and rela­ted to your use of the web­site (inclu­ding your IP address) and from pro­ces­sing this data by Goog­le by down­loading and instal­ling the brow­ser plug-in avail­ab­le under the fol­lowing link:

This web­site uses Goog­le Ana­ly­tics with the exten­si­on “_anonymizeIp()”. This means that IP addres­ses are fur­ther pro­ces­sed in a shor­ten­ed form, thus exclu­ding the pos­si­bi­li­ty of per­so­nal refe­ren­ces. If the data collec­ted about you is rela­ted to a per­son, this is exclu­ded immedia­te­ly, and the per­so­nal data is dele­ted immediately.

We use Goog­le Ana­ly­tics to ana­ly­se the use of our web­site and to impro­ve it regu­lar­ly. The sta­tis­tics obtai­ned will enab­le us to impro­ve our ser­vices and make them more inte­res­ting for you as a user. For the excep­tio­nal cases in which per­so­nal data is trans­fer­red to the USA, Goog­le has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Goog­le Ana­ly­tics is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Third Par­ty Infor­ma­ti­on: Goog­le Dub­lin, Goog­le Ire­land Ltd, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dub­lin 4, Ire­land, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of Use:, Pri­va­cy State­ment:, and Pri­va­cy State­ment:

Google Ads and Google Conversion Tracking

We use the offer of Goog­le Ads to draw atten­ti­on to our attrac­ti­ve offers with the help of adver­ti­sing media (so-cal­led Goog­le Ads) on exter­nal web­sites. In rela­ti­on to the data of the adver­ti­sing cam­pai­gns, we can deter­mi­ne how suc­cess­ful the indi­vi­du­al adver­ti­sing mea­su­res are. We pur­sue with it the inte­rest to show you adver­ti­se­ment which is of inte­rest for you, to make our web­site more inte­res­ting for you and to achie­ve a fair cal­cu­la­ti­on of adver­ti­sing costs.

The­se adver­ti­sing media are deli­ve­r­ed by Goog­le via so-cal­led “Ad Ser­vers”. For this pur­po­se, we use Ad Ser­ver Coo­kies, which can be used to mea­su­re cer­tain para­me­ters such as the dis­play of ads or clicks by users. If you access our web­site via a Goog­le adver­ti­se­ment, Goog­le Ads stores a coo­kie in your PC. The­se coo­kies usual­ly lose their vali­di­ty after 30 days and are not inten­ded to iden­ti­fy you per­so­nal­ly. The uni­que coo­kie ID, num­ber of ad impres­si­ons per pla­ce­ment (fre­quen­cy), last impres­si­on (rele­vant for post-view con­ver­si­ons) and opt-out infor­ma­ti­on (mar­king that the user no lon­ger wis­hes to be addres­sed) are usual­ly stored as ana­ly­sis values for this cookie.

The­se coo­kies enab­le Goog­le to reco­gni­ze your Inter­net brow­ser. If a user visits cer­tain pages of an AdWords customer’s web­site and the coo­kie stored on their com­pu­ter has not yet expi­red, Goog­le and the cus­to­mer may reco­gni­ze that the user cli­cked on the ad and was direc­ted to that page. Each Adwords cus­to­mer is assi­gned a dif­fe­rent coo­kie. Coo­kies can­not the­re­fo­re be traced via the web­sites of Adwords cus­to­mers. We our­sel­ves do not collect and pro­cess any per­so­nal data in the afo­re­men­tio­ned adver­ti­sing mea­su­res. We only recei­ve sta­tis­ti­cal eva­lua­tions from Goog­le. On the basis of the­se eva­lua­tions, we can iden­ti­fy which of the adver­ti­sing mea­su­res used are par­ti­cu­lar­ly effec­ti­ve. We do not recei­ve any fur­ther data from the use of the adver­ti­sing media, in par­ti­cu­lar we can­not iden­ti­fy the users on the basis of this infor­ma­ti­on. Due to the mar­ke­ting tools used, your brow­ser auto­ma­ti­cal­ly estab­lis­hes a direct con­nec­tion with the Goog­le ser­ver. We have no influ­ence on the extent and fur­ther use of the data collec­ted by Goog­le through the use of this tool and the­re­fo­re inform you accord­ing to our sta­te of know­ledge: Through the inte­gra­ti­on of AdWords Con­ver­si­on, Goog­le recei­ves the infor­ma­ti­on that you have cal­led the rele­vant part of our web­site or cli­cked on an adver­ti­se­ment from us. If you are regis­tered with a Goog­le ser­vice, Goog­le can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not regis­tered with Goog­le or have not log­ged in, it is pos­si­ble that the pro­vi­der may find out and store your IP address.

You can pre­vent par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in this tracking pro­ce­du­re in various ways:

  1. by set­ting your brow­ser soft­ware accord­in­gly, in par­ti­cu­lar by sup­pres­sing third par­ty coo­kies, you will not recei­ve any adver­ti­se­ments from third parties;
  2. by dis­ab­ling con­ver­si­on tracking coo­kies by set­ting your brow­ser to block coo­kies from the “” domain,, which will be dele­ted if you dele­te your cookies;
  3. by dis­ab­ling the inte­rest-based adver­ti­se­ments of the pro­vi­ders that are part of the self-regu­la­to­ry cam­pai­gn “About Ads” via the link, this set­ting being dele­ted when you dele­te your cookies;
  4. by per­ma­nent deac­ti­va­ti­on in your brow­sers Fire­fox, Inter­net Explo­rer or Goog­le Chro­me under the link We draw your atten­ti­on to the fact that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the func­tions of this offer.

The legal basis for the pro­ces­sing of your data is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can find fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on data pro­tec­tion at Goog­le here: and Alter­na­tively, you can visit the Net­work Adver­ti­sing Initia­ti­ve (NAI) Web site at Goog­le has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield,

Payment providers and social media


On our web­site we offer the pos­si­bi­li­ty to send us dona­ti­ons via PayPal. The pro­vi­der of this pay­ment ser­vice is PayPal (Euro­pe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22–24 Bou­le­vard Roy­al, L‑2449 Luxem­bourg (her­ein­af­ter refer­red to as “PayPal”). If you choo­se to pay via PayPal, the infor­ma­ti­on you enter will be sent to PayPal. The pur­po­se of this pro­ces­sing is to use PayPal’s elec­tro­nic pay­ment ser­vice. Back­ground is the free sup­port of our service.

PayPal may share your infor­ma­ti­on with third par­ties, such as credit bure­aus. You can view PayPal’s pri­va­cy poli­cy at­se­hen.

We are obli­ged by com­mer­cial and tax law to store your address, pay­ment and order data for a peri­od of ten years. Howe­ver, after two years we will restrict the pro­ces­sing, i.e. your data will only be used to com­ply with legal obligations.

The trans­mis­si­on of your data to PayPal takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR. The sto­rage is based on Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. c GDPR in con­junc­tion with § 257 HGB and § 147 AO.

Social media hyperlinks

We cur­r­ent­ly use the fol­lowing social media hyper­links: Face­book, Insta­gram, Twit­ter and You­Tube. Sin­ce we use links and no plug-ins, when you visit our site, no per­so­nal data is initi­al­ly pas­sed on to the pro­vi­ders of the respec­ti­ve social media plat­form. You can reco­gni­ze the pro­vi­der of the hyper­link by the mark on the box abo­ve its initi­al let­ter or the logo. We give you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­mu­ni­ca­te direct­ly with the pro­vi­der of the hyper­link via the but­ton. Only if you click on the mar­ked field and are ther­eby for­war­ded to the respec­ti­ve social media plat­form will the respec­ti­ve pro­vi­der recei­ve the infor­ma­ti­on that you have cal­led up the cor­re­spon­ding web­site of our online ser­vice. In addi­ti­on, the data refer­red to in this decla­ra­ti­on as Log­Files will be trans­mit­ted. In the case of Face­book, the IP address in Ger­ma­ny is anony­mi­zed immedia­te­ly after collec­tion, accord­ing to Face­book. By acti­vat­ing the hyper­link, per­so­nal data will be trans­fer­red from you to the respec­ti­ve pro­vi­der and stored the­re (for US pro­vi­ders in the USA and thus in a third coun­try without an appro­pria­te level of data pro­tec­tion). Sin­ce the social media pro­vi­der collects data in par­ti­cu­lar via coo­kies, we recom­mend that you dele­te all coo­kies via your browser’s secu­ri­ty set­tings befo­re cli­cking on the gray­ed-out box.

We have no influ­ence on the collec­ted data and data pro­ces­sing ope­ra­ti­ons, nor are we awa­re of the full scope of data collec­tion, the pur­po­ses of pro­ces­sing, the sto­rage peri­ods. We also do not have any infor­ma­ti­on on the dele­ti­on of the collec­ted data by the social media provider.

The social media pro­vi­der stores the data collec­ted about you as user pro­files and uses the­se for the pur­po­ses of adver­ti­sing, mar­ket rese­arch and/or the needs-based design of its web­site. Such an eva­lua­ti­on takes place in par­ti­cu­lar (also for users who are not log­ged in) for the repre­sen­ta­ti­on of demand-ori­en­ted adver­ti­sing. You have the right to object to the crea­ti­on of the­se user pro­files, wher­eby you must con­ta­ct the respec­ti­ve social media pro­vi­der to exer­cise this right. Via the hyper­links we offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to inter­act with social net­works and other users, so that we can impro­ve our offer and make it more inte­res­ting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of hyper­links is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The data trans­fer takes place regard­less of whe­ther you have an account with the social media pro­vi­der and are log­ged in the­re. If you are log­ged in with the social media pro­vi­der, your data collec­ted by us will be direct­ly assi­gned to your exis­ting account with the social media pro­vi­der. If you click on the hyper­link and, for examp­le, link the page, the social media pro­vi­der also stores this infor­ma­ti­on in your user account and com­mu­ni­ca­tes it publicly to your con­ta­cts. We recom­mend that you log out regu­lar­ly after using a social net­work, but espe­cial­ly befo­re acti­vat­ing the but­ton, as this allows you to avoid being assi­gned to your pro­fi­le by the social media provider.

Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on the pur­po­se and scope of the data collec­tion and pro­ces­sing by the social media pro­vi­der can be found in the fol­lowing data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­ons of the­se pro­vi­ders. The­re you will also find fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on your rights in this regard and set­ting opti­ons to pro­tect your privacy.

Addres­ses of the respec­ti­ve social media pro­vi­ders and URL with their data pro­tec­tion information:

This Pri­va­cy Poli­cy is as of March 2019 and may chan­ge as a result of the con­ti­nued deve­lo­p­ment of our web­site and the offe­rings made through it, or due to chan­ges in legal or regu­la­to­ry requi­re­ments. You can call up and print out the cur­rent data pro­tec­tion decla­ra­ti­on on the web­site at any time.