Privacy Policy


General terms and conditions of business

Responsible

Zebco Europe GmbH

Authorized representative Zebco Europe

Frerk Petersen
fpetersen (@) zebco-europe.com

Place of jurisdiction

Tostedt

Sales tax identification number

Hamburg Commercial Register
HRB 115690
VAT ID (VAT): DE815249344
pc. no. 15/200/06923
Managing Directors: Frerk Petersen, Steven R. Smits, James G. Hillenbrand

Privacy policy

Zebco Europe GmbH data privacy statement

Thank you for your interest in our website www.browning-fishing.com and our company.

Protecting your personal details in the course of collection, processing and use when you visit our website is important to us. We would like you to feel secure and comfortable when visiting our website.

Below, we provide information regarding the processing of your personal data (hereinafter abbreviated as “data”) when

  • you visit this website,
  • you visit our Facebook page,
  • you make use of our services or wish to do so in future,
  • you apply for a position with us or
  • you make contact with us as a supplier, service provider or visitor.

Personal data includes all data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, i.e. your name, address and e-mail address.
We will process personal data in accordance with current legal data protection regulations, particularly the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, “BDSG”).

1.   General information on data processing

1.1 Name and contact details of the responsible person

The responsible party pursuant to the GDPR and service provider pursuant to the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is:

Zebco Europe GmbH,
Elsterbogen 12-14
21255 Tostedt

Tel.: (04182) 2943-0
Fax: (04182) 2943-22

E-mail: info-de (@) zebco-europe.com

1.2 Data protection officer

Our data protection officer can be contacted via the details below:

Zebco Europe GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Elsterbogen 12 – 14
21255 Tostedt

E-mail: datenschutz-ze@zebco-europe.com

1.3 Persons affected

1.3.1 Information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing and data portability

Pursuant to the GDPR, you have, inter alia, the following rights:

  • GDPR article 15: Right to information of the person affected
    You have the right to receive information from us as to what personal data we process about you.
  • GDPR article 16: Right to correction
    Should the relevant data be incorrect or incomplete, you may demand the correction of incorrect details or the completion of incomplete details.
  • GDPR article 17: Right to deletion
    Under the conditions of article 17 of the GDPR, you may demand the deletion of your personal data. Your right to deletion depends, inter alia, on whether the relevant data is still required by us for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations.
  • GDPR article 18: Right to the restriction of processing
    Pursuant to the conditions of article 18 of the GDPR, you may demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • GDPR article 19: Obligation to notify in relation to the correction or deletion of personal data or the restriction of processing
    When you exercise a right under article 16, 17 or 18, all recipients to whom your data has been disclosed must be informed unless this is impossible or it would entail a disproportionately high cost. You have the right to be informed of the recipients if you so wish.
  • GDPR article 20: Right to data transferability
    Under the requirements of article 20 of the GDPR, you can obtain the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand transmission to another responsible person.

1.3.2 Revocation of consents

Where you have provided consent for the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time. Such a revocation will influence the permissibility of the processing of your personal data once you have declared it to us. However, the permissibility of processing the data based upon other legal grounds shall remain unaffected. Where your consent was the exclusive legal ground for the processing of your data, and in particular there is no justified interest on our part for processing pursuant to article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f of the GDPR, we will delete the data immediately upon revocation of your consent.

1.3.3 Objection to specific processing pursuant to article 21 GDPR

Where we based the processing of your personal data upon a weighing of interests (article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. e or f of the GDPR), you may lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data for reasons arising from your particular situation. This applies in particular if the processing is not necessary to fulfil a contract with you as set out below. When exercising such an objection, please state the grounds why we should not process your data as we have been doing so. Where your objection is justified, we shall examine the situation and shall either cease or adapt the data processing or indicate to you our compulsory legitimate grounds why we will continue the processing.

1.3.3 Right of complaint to the regulatory authority

You have the right to complain to the regulatory authority if you are of the view that your data has not been processed lawfully. The address for our responsible regulatory authority is: Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover, Germany

1.4 Recipients

Upon your request, or where necessary to fulfil another contract with you, or if we have a justified interest in data transmission, we will transmit your personal data to third parties.
We sometimes use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and instructed by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly inspected.
The recipients may fall into the following categories: IT service providers, payment service providers, courts, fiscal authorities, lawyers, tax consultants, auditors, banking service providers, service providers in our financial administration, couriers, printers, enveloping service providers, postal service providers, letter shops.
Where we are legally (e.g., due to a request for information) obliged to disclose data to law enforcement agencies or to responsible authorities as part of court proceedings, we will transmit your data to the requesting bodies.

1.5 Transmission to third countries

It is possible that, owing to work-sharing collaborations, e.g., in the area of IT service providers, particularly with regard to services in the area of servicing, maintenance and securing of IT systems, your personal data will be made known to personnel of a service provider in a country outside of the European Union. Where this country does not have a standard of data privacy comparable with that of the European Union and hence no adequacy resolution from the European Commission exists for this country, we will protect your legal data privacy interests via the conclusion of standard EU data privacy clauses, which have been enacted by the European Commission and agreed with the recipient, or via other appropriate means. You can request a copy of the standard EU data privacy clauses and other warranties, where applicable, from us via the contact details under paragraph 1.1.
No other transmission of your personal data to other states within the European Union is intended – except in those cases stated in this data privacy declaration. However, where lawful, this is also not excluded.

1.6 Storage duration

We will delete your personal data once the purpose of storage no longer applies.

We may store your data beyond this point if provided by the European or national legislators in union directives, national laws or other regulations to which we are subject. Exceptions to the principle of deletion once the purpose has been served may arise, for example, from the provisions of the GDPR and the provisions of German Federal Law, particularly the Federal Data Protection Act. Data will also not be deleted, for example, where there are storage obligations under commercial law or fiscal law.
Longer storage may also be necessary in individual cases, owing to the assertion or potential assertion of claims against us in connection with a contract or pre-contractual measures.

1.7 Obligation to provide personal data

You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to provide us with personal data. However, if you wish to enter into a contract with us, particularly contracts for the delivery of goods, the provision of providing data by you is normally essential. If you do not wish to provide personal data in a particular instance, it may not be possible for you to enter into a contract with us.
The same applies if you wish to use services on our website, such as our contact form or customer account.

1.8 Security

We will endeavour to store your personal data using all available technical and organisational means such that it is not available to third-parties. When communicating by e-mail, complete data security cannot be guaranteed by us. When providing confidential information, we therefore recommend mail.
To prevent unauthorised access to your personal data, particularly financial data, by third parties, the ordering process is encrypted via SSL technology.

1.9 Purposes, legal grounds and criteria for the storage duration of individual data processing activities

We inform you of the respective purposes, legal grounds and criteria for the storage duration of individual data processing activities in:

  • Section 2: Data processing when you visit our website,
  • Section 3: Data processing when you visit our Facebook page,
  • Section 4: Data processing when you make use of our services,
  • Section 5: Data processing in relation to applications and
  • Section 6: Data processing in relation to suppliers, service providers and visitors.

2.   Data processing when you visit our website

2.1 Processing of data transmitted in the background

The nature and scope of the processing of your personal data varies according to whether you are only visiting our website to view information or to make use of services we offer (e.g., our contact form, web shop) on our website.

If you visit our website purely for information, i.e., you do not register or otherwise provide information to us, we will collect the following data and store this in the log files of our system. This includes the following data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time difference with Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Browser, language and version of the browser software

The legal basis for the processing of personal data (IP address) is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f of the GDPR. The processing of personal data helps us to display our website to you and to guarantee the stability and security of this website. This also includes our justified interest in processing this data.

The anonymous data in the log files is stored separately from all personal data you provide. This anonymously collected data and information will be evaluated by us both statistically and with the objective of increasing data protection and data security in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process.

2.2 Cookies

In addition to the afore-mentioned data, cookies are also saved on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you are using that send specific information to the party setting the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot execute programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They are designed to make our online offering more user-friendly and effective. We use cookies so that we can identify you on future visits if you have a customer account with us or use the shopping basket system.

This website uses the following types of cookie, whose scope and function is explained below: transient cookies and persistent cookies.

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These particularly include session cookies. These save a session ID, which allow various requests from your browser to be assigned to the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a prescribed period, which varies depending on the cookie.

You can also delete cookies at any time in your browser security settings. You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. We would advise that this may mean you are unable to use all functions on this website.

2.3 B2B portal

If you are a business customer (retailer), the B2B portal on our website www.zebco-europe.com is available to you.

2.3.1 If you would like to order via our B2B portal, it is essential for the conclusion of a contract that you enter the data we require to process your order. Obligatory information for processing your order, particularly your name, address and payment details, are specifically marked, while other details are voluntary. We will process the information you provide to process your order. We may also forward your payment details to our principal bank. The legal basis for this is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR.
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2.3.1 If you would like access to our B2B portal, it is essential for the conclusion of a contract that you enter the data we require to process your order. Obligatory information for processing your order, particularly your name, address and payment details, are specifically marked, while other details are voluntary. We will process the information you provide to process your order. We may also forward your payment details to our principal bank. The legal basis for this is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR.

2.3.3 We will save your data pursuant to paragraph 1.6. Pursuant to fiscal and commercial law, we are obliged to store your address, payment and order details for a period of ten years.

2.4 Contact form, e-mail contact, telephone

Our website features a contact form that can be used to contact us electronically. If you make use of this facility, the data entered on the form will be transmitted to us and stored. This data comprises your first name, family name and e-mail address. At the time of sending your message, your IP address and the date and time of sending are also saved.
Alternatively, you may contact us via the e-mail address or telephone number provided. In this case, your personal data transmitted via e-mail will be stored.

The legal basis for processing data transmitted when sending an e-mail or during a telephone call is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f of the GDPR. If the objective of the e-mail contact or telephone conversation is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 b of the GDPR.

Your personal data from the contact form and, where applicable, your e-mail / phone call will be used by us solely to process the subject of your contact. When you make contact with us (via e-mail, telephone or contact form) this also represents the necessary justified interest in processing your data. The other personal data processed during submission is used by us to prevent misuse of the contact forms and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

2.5 Newsletter

When you subscribe to our newsletter, we use your e-mail address to provide you with additional information regarding products and services that may be of interest to you. After subscribing, we will send a confirmation link to the e-mail address you have provided. You will only receive our newsletter after clicking on this confirmation link.

2.6 Google Analytics and other web services

This website uses Google Analytics and other web services. Details on this can be found in section 7.

3: Data processing when visiting our online presence on social networks and platforms

We maintain a presence on social networks and platforms in order to communicate with you and provide you with information about our services. When you visit each network and platform, the terms of use and data processing guidelines of the relevant operator apply.
Unless indicated otherwise in our privacy policy, we process the data of users if they communicate with us on social networks and platforms (e.g. by posting comments on our online profiles or sending us messages).
When using a particular online platform, the provisions of the respective online platform and not this data privacy statement apply.

4: Data processing when you make use of our services

Purposes of data processing
When you contact us because you have made an order or wish to make an order, your personal data transmitted with your order will be stored by us. We will process the personal data necessary for establishing and fulfilling the contractual relationship. This particularly includes your first name, family name and contact details as well as other details necessary for fulfilling the order depending on the nature and scope of the order made or to be made.

Where you personal data is provided to us in relation to an existing or future order by third parties, your data will be processed in order to fulfil the order.

Legal grounds
The legal basis for data processing is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR provided that you are our customer or you transmit your personal data to us to initiate a future customer relationship. This data will be processed in order to fulfil a contract or because this is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.

If your personal data is transmitted to us in relation to an existing or future order by third parties, the legal basis for data processing is also article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR, i.e., the contractual relationship between us and the third party.

Criteria for the storage duration
We will store you data until the end of the contract or any storage obligations (e.g., pursuant to commercial and fiscal law).

The information in paragraph 1.6 also applies.

5: Data processing in relation to applications

Purposes of data processing
Your personal data will be collected and processed by us for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship for which you have applied (employment relationship, training relationship, internship or other relationship).

Legal grounds
The legal basis for the processing is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR in conjunction with § 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act. Provided that the contractual relationship for which you have applied is not an employment relationship pursuant to § 26 para. 8 of the Federal Data Protection Act (i.e., in particular not an employment relationship or employment for the purposes of professional training), the legal basis in article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR applies. Your personal data will also be processed on the basis of other provisions under employment law, vocational training law and social law. Where the processing of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which we are subject, the basis for this processing is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. c of the GDPR.

Criteria for the storage duration
Personal data processed for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship will always be deleted by us if the processing is no longer necessary for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship. In that regard, the duration of storage is dependent on the duration of the decision-making process.

If you send us a speculative application, i.e., an application that does not relate to a specific position advertised by us, we will also process your personal data for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship. The afore-mentioned explanation applies accordingly, i.e., we will always delete your data once it is no longer foreseeable in our opinion that your personal data could be used for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship.

In individual cases, the storage duration may extend beyond a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship. This would be the case, for instance, if there were indications that you intend to assert claims against us. The data would then be stored for as long as necessary to assert, exercise or defend our legal rights. The periods pursuant to the German General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, § 15 para. 4 clause 1 and German Labour Court Act (§ 61 b) as well as statutory limitation periods and statutory retention periods may then count towards the criteria on storage durations.

The information in paragraph 1.6 also applies.

6: Data processing in relation to suppliers, service providers and visitors

Purposes of data processing
When you contact us to initiate, conclude or implement a contract, we will process the personal data you transmit to us to make a decision as to whether we would like to conclude such a contract with you, or possibly as to the conclusion and implementation of such a contract. The same applies if we also make contact with you ourselves in order to initiate, conclude or implement a contract because we would like to use your services as a supplier or service provider.

Where you come to our premises, including our external grounds, as a visitor, and transmit personal data, such as providing your name to our personnel on reception, your personal data will be processed to exercise our property rights. We would like to control who enters our premises and external grounds in order to prevent access by unauthorised persons.

Legal grounds
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data that you provide to us to conclude a contract with us, initiate a contract with us or implement a contract with us is article 6 para. 1, clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR.

The legal basis for processing is also article 6 para. 1, clause 1 lit. b of the GDPR if we store your personal data necessary for making contact beyond the termination of a specific contract. We have a justified interest in being able to rely upon proven suppliers and service providers.

When you enter our premises or external grounds as a visitor on foot or by vehicle, the legal basis for processing your personal data is article 6 para. 1, clause 1 lit. f of the GDPR. We have a justified interest in controlling who enters our premises, including external grounds, on foot or by vehicle in order to prevent unauthorised access.

Criteria for the storage duration
Personal data processed for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship will always be deleted by us if the processing is no longer necessary for a decision on the establishment of a contractual relationship. In that regard, the duration of storage is dependent on the duration of the decision-making process. Where we have concluded a contract, we will store your personal data until complete implementation or termination of the contract plus the duration of statutory retention requirements.

In individual cases, there may be a storage duration that extends beyond the decision on establishing a contractual relationship or, following the conclusion of such a contract, that extends beyond its implementation or termination, if there are indications that you intend to assert claims against us. The same applies where we intend to assert claims against you. The data would then be stored for as long as we need to process your personal data in order to assert, exercise or defend our legal rights. Statutory limitation periods may then count towards the criteria on storage duration.

If you are a supplier or service provider with whom we collaborate repeatedly, we will store your personal data necessary for repeatedly making contact beyond the termination of a specific contract until such time as we no intend to use your services.

Where you have transmitted your personal data to us as a visitor, your personal data will always be deleted following the completion of your visit unless you have explicitly asked us to store your personal data, in order to obtain information from us for instance. There may also be a longer storage duration in such cases if, in the individual case, there are indications that you intend to assert claims against us or we are considering asserting claims against you. The data would then be stored for as long as necessary to assert, exercise or defend our legal rights plus the duration of any applicable statutory retention periods.

The information in paragraph 1.6 also applies.

7. Google Analytics and other web services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, text files saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of how you use our website. The information generated via this cookie about your use of the website is passed on to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be masked by Google beforehand within EU member states or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and masked there. On behalf of Zebco Europe GmbH as the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, create reports on website activities and carry out other services associated with website and internet use for the website operator.

The IP address forwarded from your browser as part of the Google Analytics service will not be combined with other data by Google.

You can prevent 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. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data created by the cookie which relates to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a browser plug-in that can be found at the following: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivate data collection by Google Analytics for this website.
This creates an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie only applies in this browser and for this website and is stored on the user’s device. Should the user delete the cookies in this browser, the opt-out cookie must be created again.

We would advise that Google Analytics has been enhanced on this website with the code “gat._anonymizelp();” to ensure anonymous recording or IP addresses (IP masking).

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website in order to make regular improvements. The statistics obtained allow us to improve our website and make it more interesting to you as a user. In the exceptional cases where your personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US privacy shield,
https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.
The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is article 6 para. 1 clause 1 lit. f of the GDPR.

Further information on the third-party provider, Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 can be found
at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, or
athttp://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html
(General information on Google Analytics and data privacy).

No other web services are currently used.

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