Privacy Policy


smaXtec animal care GmbH (hereinafter referred to as smaXtec) handles the personal data of its customers with great care. The following privacy policy is intended to give you an overview of how smaXtec uses the personal data of its customers and business partners and the measures smaXtec takes to protect such personal data.

1. Collecting, using and processing personal data:

smaXtec collects personal data only to the extent that the data is needed to fulfil the contract concluded with you or if you give your consent to the collection of data. Personal data provided by you will not be used, processed or disclosed beyond the permissible scope provided by law or beyond the scope of your declaration of consent. We will only disclose your data to third parties if we are required and/or entitled to do so by law, official or court orders, or by virtue of an order placed by you. The data about you that is to be stored by us within the scope of performing the contract include contact details (name, address, electronic contact details), customer information (data on the contractual relationship and customer contacts), operational information (data on the operation managed by you) and financial information (data concerning the billing and payment of services we provide to you). We use Odoo as a tool for data processing. Details on their privacy policy can be found here.

To improve our services, we use the following tools:

Google Analytics

This website uses the Google Analytics function. According to Google, Google will use the information obtained to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google. However, Google may transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of 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 the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the websites (including your anonymized IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de). For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de

Hotjar

We use Hotjar, an analytics software provided by Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 3155, Malta, Europe. (‘Hotjar’) ( http://www.hotjar.com) to better understand the needs of our users and optimize the experience on this website. Using Hotjar’s technology, we get a better understanding of our users’ experiences (e.g., how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and don’t like, etc.) and this helps us tailor our offerings based on our users’ feedback. Hotjar works with cookies and other technologies to collect information about our users’ behavior and about their devices (in particular, device IP address (collected and stored only in anonymized form), screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), information about the browser used, location (country only), language preferred to view our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymized user profile. The information is not used by Hotjar or us to identify individual users or merged with other data about individual users. For more information, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy here. You can prevent the collection of data by Hotjar by clicking on the following link and following the instructions there: https://www.hotjar.com/opt-out.
Link to the privacy policy mentioned in the text: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/policies/privacy

Matomo

This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo, (formerly Piwik). Matomo sets so-called ‘cookies’. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored exclusively on the server operated by our agency. The IP address is anonymized before storage.

Matomo cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is only visible to our agency (host of our website) and us. We have concluded a GDPR -compliant order processing contract with the agency.

If you do not want your visits to our website to be tracked, you can enable the ‘Do not track’ option in your browser and Matomo will not collect any data from you. Via this click you can disable the visit statistics from you. The opt-out must be reactivated when you visit our site again.

The privacy policy of Matomo can be found here: https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/

Facebook Pixel

We have concluded a contract with Facebook Ireland, but it may nevertheless happen that Facebook Ireland transfers personal data to Facebook USA. For the USA, there is currently no adequacy decision by the EU Commission within the meaning of Article 45 (1), (3) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This means that the EU Commission has not yet positively determined that the country-specific data protection level of this country corresponds to that of the European Union based on the GDPR § 4 (appropriate safeguards).

The GDPR requires so-called suitable guarantees for a data transfer to a third country or to an international organization, Art. 46 (2), (3) GDPR. Such are not present for the above-mentioned country of destination.

Eventual risks that cannot currently be excluded for you as a data subject in connection with the aforementioned information are in particular:
1. Your personal data could possibly be disclosed by Facebook USA to other third parties (e.g.: US authorities) beyond the actual purpose of fulfilling the order.
2. you may not be able to sustainably assert or enforce your rights of access against Facebook USA.
3. there may be a higher probability that incorrect data processing may occur because the technical organizational measures for the protection of personal data do not fully meet the requirements of the GDPR in terms of quantity and quality.

With your consent to the processing of (advertising and marketing) cookies, you explicitly consent to the transfer of data to the USA. You can revoke this consent at any time informally by e-mail. The data processing that took place before the revocation of your consent is not affected by the revocation and therefore legally compliant.

When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated by it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to its level of knowledge:

The data collected in this way is anonymous for us, which means that we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, about which we inform you according to our knowledge. Facebook may associate this data with your Facebook account and also use it for its own advertising purposes, according to Facebook’s Data Use Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You may allow Facebook and its partners to serve ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.

This consent may only be declared by users who are older than 14 years old. If you are younger, please ask your parent or guardian for advice. Please click here if you wish to withdraw your consent: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads

Mailchimp

We use Mailchimp from The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308 USA (Mailchimp) to send our newsletter. This allows us to contact subscribers directly. In addition, we analyze your usage behavior in order to optimize our offer.

In addition to the email address and other data you provide, such as first and last name, Mailchimp collects the following personal data using cookies and other tracking methods: Information about your terminal device (IP address, device information, operating system, browser ID, information about the application you use to read your emails and other information about hardware and internet connection. In addition, usage data is collected such as date and time, when you opened the email / campaign and browser activity (e.g. which emails / web pages were opened). Mailchimp needs this data to ensure the security and reliability of the systems, compliance with the terms of use and the prevention of abuse. This corresponds to the legitimate interest of Mailchimp (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) and serves the execution of the contract (according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, Mailchimp evaluates performance data, such as the delivery statistics of emails and other communication data. This information is used to create usage and performance statistics of the services.

Mailchimp additionally collects information about you from other sources. In an unspecified period and scope, personal data is collected through social media and other third-party data providers. We have no control over this process.

For more information on objection and removal options towards Mailchimp, please visit: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/#3._Privacy_for_Contacts

Legal basis for the use of the above tools: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest of the website operator Any changes of our Privacy Statement will be published on this site. This means that you can find out at any time which data we save and how we collect and use it.

Your personal data will be deleted if the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose pursued with its storage, if you claim for their deletion and statutory storage obligations do not contradict your request, or if other legal reasons prevent any further storage.

smaXtec shall store your data securely and make all precautions necessary to protect the data from loss, misuse or alteration. Please note, however, that you are obliged to carry out regular backups of your data when you use the services provided by smaXtec, as smaXtec is unable to offer a full guarantee against data loss.

2. Rights of the Data Subject:

You may request the rectification or erasure of personal data about you at any time or revoke your consent to data processing. Please send us your request by e-mail or letter addressed to

smaXtec animal care GmbH,
Belgiergasse 3, A-8020 Graz,
Email: info@smaxtec.us

Please use the same channels if you wish to know whether we have collected any data about you, and if so, which data this is. We shall make every effort to meet your request for information promptly and in any case within the statutory deadlines. In the case of a complaint concerning our handling of personal data, you may contact the relevant regulatory body, the Austrian Data Protection Authority at www.dsb.gv.at.

3. Consultation of processors:

smaXtec animal care GmbH stores personal data in the computing centres of commissioned processors. If the storage location is outside the European Union, standard contractual provisions have been concluded with these contracted processors, as well as with other third parties located outside the EU, to whom the data is disclosed with your consent, in order to guarantee an appropriate level of data protection.

4. Newsletter:

By subscribing to the Newsletter you agree to receiving electronic news (Newsletter) in which we provide important information about the latest developments of our services and products. If you no longer wish to receive news from us, you can withdraw your consent at any time, with a note by e-mail or letter being sufficient for this purpose. It goes without saying that we include an unsubscribe link in each Newsletter.