Privacy Statement

We are pleased about your interest in our Website presence and our offers on our Internet pages. WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt GmbH attaches the highest importance to the protection of your personal data and the information otherwise provided to us. The collection, processing and other use of your data in the context of the use of our Internet pages takes place exclusively in compliance with the following provisions and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws.

In the following we would like to inform you which data is collected when you visit our website and when you use our services on our website and how we process and use this data. We will also explain the technical and organisational measures we have taken to protect your data. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this website in any other way.

1. Responsible body and service provider

Responsible for the operation of this website in the sense of the “Datenschutz-Grundverordnung” (“DS-GVO”) and at the same time service provider in the sense of the Telemedia Act is

WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt GmbH
Chaussestr. 28
10115 Berlin
Phone +49 (0)30 – 20 91 26 31/32
Fax +49 (0)30 – 20 91 26 33

companies’ registers
Local Court Charlottenburg
HRB 119963B

Managing Director:
Gunda Kniep
Helmut Russ

2. Data collection

I. Server logs

For the mere visit of our website and the retrieval of the information contained therein, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data.
When you visit our website, the browser on your device automatically sends information to the server on our website. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensure comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is (Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally. This data is also not merged with other data sources.

II. Statistical data collection with WP-SlimStat

In order to improve the quality of these pages and to control their reach, data are collected and processed to produce statistics.

Your IP address is not stored. This is anonymised at the time of the survey. It is therefore impossible to assign the statistical data to a person. The collected data will not be transmitted to third parties but stored and processed exclusively on the web server. The data collected will not be merged with other data sources.

The following data are collected and processed to compile the statistics:

Domain name of the server
Address of the pages you request (URL)
Name of your browser and its version
Date and time of your visit
Operating system of your computer, smartphone or tablet
the language you use
Screen resolution of your computer, smartphone or tablet
Name of the website that linked to this page and from which you found this page
the links you clicked on
the duration of your visit to this website

WP-SlimStat is used to collect and evaluate the data. You can use the following links to activate or deactivate data collection.

III. personal data

Personal data are only collected if you provide them voluntarily, for example in the context of a contact enquiry or an offer (Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Personal data is such information about personal or factual circumstances that can be easily and clearly assigned to you. This includes, for example, your name, your address, your telephone number or your e-mail address.

If it is possible to enter personal data on our website, we ask you to check for yourself which data you wish to disclose to us. The mandatory fields marked as such are required to process the respective enquiry or your order. Additional data collected is voluntary and will be used to optimize our service offering and, if necessary, for statistical purposes. Under no circumstances will the collected data be sold or otherwise marketed.

IV. Transmission of personal data

We do not pass on any personal data to third parties unless this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (e.g. transmission of address data to a service provider), otherwise permitted by relevant legal provisions or you have given your consent.

In some cases, our business processes are supported by service providers (so-called order processors) (e.g. to provide the website or other IT services or for maintenance) who may come into contact with your personal data. These process the personal data purely on our instructions and only for our business purposes. We have bound the contractors to us by so-called contracts for order processing, which ensure processing in accordance with instructions. Contractors will only have access to the personal data necessary for the performance of their respective activities. In particular, these order processors are prohibited from processing or using your personal data for other purposes.

If other categories of recipients of personal data arise as part of future data collection, we will inform you of this at the time of collection of this information for this purpose.

3. external services

Google Maps

This website uses components of “Google Maps” from Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”.

Each time you access the Google Maps component, Google sets a cookie to process user settings and data when you view the page that includes the Google Maps component. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.

If you do not agree to this processing of your data, it is possible to deactivate the “Google Maps” service and thus prevent the transfer of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or only to a limited extent.

The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” is subject to the Google Terms of Use.

as well as the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”.

4 Our technical standards

When transferring data, we offer you the so-called SSL security procedure (Secure Socket Layer) in conjunction with 256-bit encryption. This technology offers maximum security and is therefore also used by banks for data protection in online banking, for example. You can recognize the transmission of encrypted data by the display of a closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

5. right to information, correction, blocking and/or deletion of your data

You have a right to free information about your stored data and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of your data. You can revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of data at any time with effect for the future. For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, corrections, blocking or deletion of data as well as revocation of a given consent, please contact:

6 Reservation of right to make changes

WeihnachtsZauber Gendarmenmarkt GmbH reserves the right to change this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with legal requirements. This may be the case, for example, to comply with new legal provisions or to consider new services on our website. We therefore recommend that you regularly check this website for information on our current data protection practices.

Current status as of: May 2018