Data Protection Policy
The CLASSIC LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP GmbH (“CLMG”) in Essen with his brands collectorscarworld, VINTAGESTYLE, GLORIOUS MOTORCYCLES, The Beach Mag and Gasoline And Magic 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 CLMG from customers and users of its platform and websites.
CLMG observes and respects the data protection law of the EU (collectively “applicable data protection law”). Customers and users need to provide their personal data to use CLMG’s services.
2. Types Of Personal Data
2.1 Data collected directly from customers/users to implement a contract.
CLMG 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 CLMG accounts) when a customer/user registers and when a user contacts a customer,
- Data on the Listing posted,
- Data on the services/products provided by CLMG,
- Data on contact between users and customers, between customers themselves and contact to CLMG (including copies of all messages that are sent directly through the CLMG platform).
2.2 Data collected automatically to optimise services (analytics tools)
2.2.1 Usage analysis by CLMG
CLMG analyses customer/user behaviour on its platform using cookies. Cookies are packets of data that are sent from CLMG’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 CLMG 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 Classic CLMG 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 CLMG platform and websites.
2.2.2 Usage analysis by Google Analytics
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3. Intended Use Of The Data Collected
CLMG 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 CLMG’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 CLMG platform.
4. Data Processing By Third Parties Abroad
CLMG may also have personal data processed by third parties abroad for the purpose of running the platform and for the purposes stated in Section 3.
4.1 Categories of external service providers
Such recipients of personal data include suppliers in the field of payment services, password administration, platforms for managing dispatch of the newsletter, logistics companies and data centres for storing and processing the data collected. When doing so, CLMG ensures that adequate assurance is given to protect the personal data in accordance with the applicable data protection law and that corresponding agreements have been concluded with each of the external suppliers.
CLMG’s servers are located in Germany and run by a German host provider. For development and testing, CLMG uses servers and stores some user data in the EU.
4.2 Social media plug-ins
Functions from various third-party providers of social media platforms (such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,Google+) are integrated into the CLMG platforms and websites. Plug-ins enable users to share content on social networks.
If a plug-in is displayed when browsing the CLMG websites (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).
CLMG 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
CLMG 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. CLMG also uses state-of-the-art technology to take the usual steps to protect the data. However, CLMG 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
CLMG’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, CLMG’s customers and users should contact the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 CLMG and the customer or user will be terminated without notice. Payment obligations that the customer is contractually bound to will remain unaffected.
If CLMG 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
CLMG 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, CLMG will erase the remaining personal data immediately. CLMG’s legal retention obligations will remain.
Questions regarding CLMG’s data processing practices can be sent to the following address:
CLASSIC LIFESTYLE MEDIA GROUP GmbH
45136 Essen /Germany