LEGAL NOTICE

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State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Reichenhaller Straße 58
70372 Stuttgart
Tel: +49 (0)711 / 50941-0
Fax: +49 (0)711 / 50941-111

State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Stephanienstraße 28 a
76133 Karlsruhe
Tel: +49 (0)721 / 9174-0
Fax: +49 (0)721 / 9174-234

Responsible Mint Master: Dr. Peter Huber
Registry Court: Amtsgericht Stuttgart HRA12960
VAT Number: DE 147794104

The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg are a state-owned enterprise pursuant to paragraph 26 of the Landeshaushaltsordnung [State Budget Act] and consist of two mints, in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. They are thus part of the Baden-Wuerttemberg state government.

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Disclaimer

The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg expressly advise that any information and links are published without guarantee, and it shall not be liable for any incorrect, incomplete or outdated information.

In its judgement of 12 May 1998, Hamburg District Court decreed that the publisher of a link may also be held responsible for the content of the linked page. According to the District Court, that may be prevented only if the party in question expressly distances itself from that content. This website contains links to other online webpages. The following applies to all these links: We expressly emphasise that we have no influence over the design or content of linked sites. For that reason we hereby expressly distance ourselves from the content of all linked pages.

Any photos, graphics, logos, text, videos or other elements featured on this website are subject to copyright. The State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg are the copyright-holder.

The written permission of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg is required for re-use of the material.

Information on data protection at the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg

We are delighted at your interest in our company. Data protection is particularly important to the management of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

The processing of personal data such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject is always conducted in line with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act [Bundesdatenschutzgesetz] and in accordance with the data protection regulations specific to Baden-Wuerttemberg and therefore applicable to the State Mints.

The aim of this information on data protection (hereinafter Privacy Policy) is for our company to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of personal data processing in the context of their using our website. Furthermore, we wish to inform you of your rights as a data subject.

As a controller, we have taken numerous technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal data processed through our website to the highest degree possible. However, data transmission via the Internet can by its very nature have security gaps, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For that reason, every data subject is free to share personal data with us via alternative means, such as by telephone.

1. Meaning of terms

Our Privacy Policy refers to terminology used in the GDPR by EU legislators. It is intended to be easy to read and understand for the public, our customers and our business partners. To that end, we will explain the terminology used in advance.

We use the following terms in this Privacy Policy:

a) Personal data

Personal data are any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter 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.

b) Data subject

The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, including by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, comparison or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in future.

e) Profiling

Profiling is 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 analyse or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is 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 organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g) Controller

The controller is 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, as the case may be, the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h) Processor

A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other bodies which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) Recipient

A recipient is 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.

j) Third party

A third party is 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 authorised to process personal data.

k) Consent

The 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.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller as defined in the GDPR is:

State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg
58 Reichenhaller Straße
70372 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 (711) 50 941 0
E-mail: info@mintbw.de
Website: www.mintbw.de

3. Contact details of the data protection officer:

You can contact the data protection officer at the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg at the following address:

State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg
Data Privacy Dept.
58 Reichenhaller Straße
70372 Stuttgart
Germany
Tel: +49 (711) 50 941 0
E-mail: datenschutz@mintbw.de
Website: www.mintbw.de

Each data subject can contact the data protection officer directly with any questions or suggestions in regard to data protection.

4. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are stored on your computer when you visit our website. We use cookies to make our services more user-friendly for website users in a manner that would not be possible without setting cookies.

On the one hand, we use what are known as ‘session cookies’, which are stored temporarily for the duration of your visit to our website. However, we also use ‘permanent cookies’ to retain information about computers that have accessed our website on more than one occasion. They allow us to offer enhanced user navigation and to recognise you in future, as well as to present you with a more diverse website containing new content on subsequent visits. A permanent cookie contains an identification number only. Your name, IP address or other information relating to your identity are not saved, and we do not create individual profiles based on your user behaviour. Permanent cookies are erased automatically. The duration for which the information is retained depends on the cookie. You can delete permanent cookies at any time by adjusting the security settings in your browser.

Cookies help us to improve the information and services on our website for the user. Some parts of our website require that the browser be identifiable even after the user has accessed another page.

These cookies are required for technical reasons to make the use of our website easier for users. Users do not need to enter their log-in data each time they visit the website, for example, since the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system enters the information for the user. Another example is the basket cookie used for our online shop. The cookie allows the online shop to note the item that the customer has placed in their virtual shopping basket.

Additionally, we use what are known as ‘analysis cookies’ to enable us to analyse users’ surfing behaviour on our website. The personal data collected by those cookies are subject to a technical pseudonymisation procedure. The procedure prevents the data from being associated with the user accessing the site. The data are not stored with other personal data of the user. We use analysis cookies to enhance the quality of our website and improve its content. The analysis cookies tell us how our website is being used, giving us information that we use to improve our services continuously.

The lawful basis for the processing of personal data generated by cookies is Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. We process such information on the grounds of our legitimate interest to improve our website continually.

5. Data collected when accessing our website

 Our system automatically collects data and information from a computer system each time it accesses our website. The following data (hereinafter: log files) are collected in each case:

  • the browser type and version,
  • the operating system,
  • the website which redirected the system to our website (known as a referrer),
  • the particular webpages on our website to which the referrer directs someone,
  • the date and time of website access,
  • an Internet Protocol Address (IP address),
  • the system’s Internet Service Provider and
  • other similar data and information to defend against danger in the event of attacks on our IT system.

The data subject cannot be identified through the use of those log files. Instead, the log files are necessary:

  • for website content to be displayed properly,
  • to improve website content,
  • to ensure the continued functionality of our IT systems and technical aspects of our website, as well as
  • to be able to provide the authorities with the necessary information in relation to criminal proceedings in the event of a cyber attack.

The log files are stored on the server. The log files are not stored in association with any other personal data of the user. The log files are analysed for statistical purposes and subsequently deleted after a period of no more than 14 days.

The data contained in log files are stored to ensure website functionality. The log files are also used by us to enhance the website and safeguard the security of our IT systems.

The lawful basis for processing log files is Article 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. We process such information on the grounds of our legitimate interest to continually optimise our website.

6. Contact form

You can use our contact form to send us messages and queries. We use your personal data for the sole purpose of being able to answer your enquiries.

You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to indicate any personal data when contacting us. Please note, however, that we will not be able to handle your enquiry should you not complete the required fields marked as such.

Your personal data are stored until your enquiry has been handled in full and are deleted subsequently and in any event after a maximum of 14 days. An exception to that are data required for invoicing and accounting purposes or those which must be retained to satisfy legal requirements. In Germany, personal data are retained for the duration stipulated in Article 257 of the Commercial Code [Handelsgesetzbuch] and Article 147 of the Tax Code [Abgabenordnung].

The lawful basis for the processing of personal data which you have shared is Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR.

7. Order form

You can use our order form to order our products. We use your personal data entered in our order form solely for processing your order.

You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to indicate any personal data on our order form. Please note, however, that we will not be able to handle your order should you not complete the required fields marked as such.

Your personal data are stored until your order has been processed in full and are subsequently deleted within a maximum of 14 days. An exception to that are data required for invoicing and accounting purposes or those which must be retained to satisfy legal requirements.

In Germany, personal data are retained for the duration stipulated in Article 257 of the Commercial Code [Handelsgesetzbuch] and Article 147 of the Tax Code [Abgabenordnung].

The lawful basis for the processing of personal data which you have shared is Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR.

8. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google Analytics uses what are known as ‘cookies’; text files that are stored on your computer and allow analysis of your website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address within European Union member states or states that are signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is in operation on this website. On behalf of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Google will use such information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to render other services associated with website and Internet use in relation to the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg. The IP address shared by your browser for Google Analytics activities will not be associated with other data held by Google. Your data are automatically deleted after a maximum of two years.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by activating a setting in your browser software (see no. 14 below); however, please note that you may not be able to make full use of all website functions should you take that action.

The lawful basis for the processing of personal data through Google Analytics is Article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR. We process such information on the grounds of our legitimate interest in marketing.

9. PayPal

Our website uses PayPal, an online payment service. If you choose PayPal as a payment method in our online shop, the personal data that you have provided when ordering will be shared with PayPal. PayPal requires personal data such as name, surname, address and e-mail address in order to process the payment.

Your personal data are shared with PayPal solely for the purpose of providing you with a quick and safe method of payment. The personal data that we share with PayPal may be disclosed by it to credit reference agencies in certain circumstances. They are shared for the purpose of identity and creditworthiness checks. For further information on how your personal data are processed by PayPal during payment processing, please see PayPal’s data privacy information at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to indicate any personal data in the context of processing a payment through PayPal. Please note, however, that we will not be able to offer PayPal as a payment method, should you not indicate the personal data required to process the payment via PayPal.

The lawful basis for the processing of your shared personal data in the context of payment processing is Article 6 (1)(b) of the GDPR.

10. Disclosure of personal data

Your personal data shared with us through the website of the State Mints of Baden-Wuerttemberg are disclosed to the following recipients or categories of recipients:

  • Google Inc.
  • PayPal Europe S.à.r.l. & Cie
  • Public or non-public authorities to which we are obliged to disclose personal data under the law.

11. Your rights regarding the processing of personal data

You have certain rights in accordance with applicable data privacy regulations – particularly the GDPR – and the relevant laws of European Union Member States:

  • You have the right to request information about the storage of personal data relating to you personally.
  • You have the right to request the rectification of incorrect personal data.
  • You have the right to request the erasure or restriction of the processing of your personal data and
  • You have the right to receive the personal data that you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.

If you have provided us with your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with immediate effect.

You may exercise the aforementioned rights by notifying us using the contact methods listed in item 2 of this Privacy Policy, for example.

You can also lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in relation to the handling of your personal data.

12. Your right to object

You have the right to object at any time on the grounds of your particular situation to the processing of your personal data under point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, including profiling under those provisions.

We shall no longer process the personal data concerning you unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing for marketing purposes of the data concerning you; that also applies to profiling in connection with direct marketing.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for that purpose.

You can, in the context of information society services – irrespective of Directive 2002/58/EC – exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

Cookies:

You can deactivate the storage of cookies in your browser under Extras/Internet Options, limit them to specific websites, or set your browser to notify you once a cookie has been sent. You can also delete cookies at any time should you wish to do so. Please note, however, that if cookies are deactivated or deleted, the website may not display properly and functionality may be limited.

Google Analytics:

You can prevent data generated by the cookies and related to your usage of this website (including your IP address) from being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de For further information, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data privacy). Please note that Google Analytics uses the extension code ‘gat._anonymizeIp();’ on our website to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (known as IP masking).

Another option instead of a browser plug-in is to click on the link below to prevent Google Analytics from collecting information on this website: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=de#disable It will store an opt-out cookie on your end device. If you delete cookies, you must click on the link again.