Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


1) Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following we will inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The person responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Caruso Guitars, Marco Caruso, Martin-Luther-Str 1, A-9560 Feldkirchen, Austria, Tel .: +43 664 9235255, E-Mail: marco@carusoguitars.at. The person responsible for processing personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the person responsible), this website uses an SSL or. TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string "https: //" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

2) Data collection when you visit our website

If you only use our website for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

Our visited website
Date and time at the time of access
Amount of data sent in bytes
Source / reference from which you came to the page
Browser used
Operating system used
IP address used (if necessary: ​​in anonymous form)

The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

3) Cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted again after the end of the browser session, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie.

If personal data is also processed by individual cookies implemented by us, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR either to carry out the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests the best possible functionality of the website as well as a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.
We may work together with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). If we work with the aforementioned advertising partners, you will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected within the following paragraphs.
Please note that you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of every browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You can find these for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de Internet Explorer: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
Chrome: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
Safari: https://support.apple.com/de-de/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac
Opera: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html


Please note that if you do not accept cookies, the functionality of our website may be restricted.


4) Contacting
When you contact us (e.g. using the contact form or email), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed. This is the case when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention requirements.

5) Registration with the portal or forum

You can register on our website by providing personal data. Which personal data is processed for the registration results from the input mask that is used for the registration. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for registration. H. Your registration is only complete if you have previously confirmed your registration via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. If you do not receive your confirmation within 24 hours, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database. It is mandatory to provide the aforementioned data. You can provide all further information voluntarily by using our portal.

If you use our portal, we will save your data required to fulfill the contract, including any information on the method of payment, until you finally delete your access. Furthermore, we save the voluntary data you provide for the time you are using the portal, unless you delete them beforehand. You can manage and change all information in the protected customer area. The legal basis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

In addition, we save all the content you have published (such as public posts, pin board entries, guest book entries, etc.) in order to operate the website. We have a legitimate interest in providing the website with the complete user-generated content. The legal basis for this is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f of the GDPR. If you delete your account, your public statements, especially in the forum, will remain visible to all readers, but your account will no longer be accessible. In this case, all other data will be deleted.

6) Tools and miscellaneous

6.1 - Google Web Fonts
This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”) for the uniform representation of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to the Google servers. This can also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US. In this way, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer. You can find more information about Google Web Fonts at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

6.2 Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This function is primarily used to differentiate whether an input is made by a natural person or is improperly made by machine and automated processing. The service includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. avoiding abuse and spam. When using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the US.


Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's data protection declaration can be viewed at: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/

As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data described above in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option outlined above to make an objection.

6.3 Applications for job postings by email

We advertise currently vacant positions in a separate section on our website, for which interested parties can apply by e-mail to the contact address provided.

In order to be included in the application process, applicants must provide us with all the personal data required for a well-founded and informed assessment and selection by email together with the application. The required information includes general information about the person (name, address, a telephone or electronic contact option) as well as performance-specific evidence of the qualifications required for a position. If necessary, health-related information is also required, which must be given special consideration under labor and social law in the applicant's person in the interests of social protection.

Which components an application must contain in individual cases for their eligibility for consideration and in which form these components are to be sent by email can be found in the respective job advertisement.

After receipt of the application sent using the specified email contact address, the applicant data will be stored by us and evaluated solely for the purpose of processing the application. For any queries that arise in the course of processing, we can choose to use either the email address provided by the applicant with his application or a telephone number provided.

The legal basis for this processing, including the establishment of contact for queries, is generally Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR (for processing in Germany in conjunction with Section 26 (1) BDSG), in the sense of which going through the application process is considered to be the initiation of an employment contract.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR (e.g. health data such as information about the severely disabled status) are requested from applicants during the application process, the processing takes place in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. b. GDPR so that we can exercise the rights arising from labor law and social security and social protection law and meet our obligations in this regard.

Cumulatively or alternatively, the processing of special data categories can also be based on Art. 9 Paragraph 1 lit. Treatment in the health or social field or for the management of systems and services in the health or social field.

If, in the course of the evaluation described above, the applicant is not selected or if an applicant withdraws their application prematurely, their data transmitted by email as well as all electronic correspondence including the original application email will be deleted after 6 months at the latest after notification. This period is based on our legitimate interest in answering any follow-up questions about the application and, if necessary, being able to meet our obligations to provide evidence from the provisions on the equal treatment of applicants.

In the event of a successful application, the data provided will be processed on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (for processing in Germany in conjunction with Section 26 Paragraph 1 BDSG) for the purpose of carrying out the employment relationship.

6.4 - Google Maps
Our website uses Google Maps (API) from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (land) maps in order to visually display geographic information. When you use this service, you will be shown our location and any journey will be made easier. When you call up those sub-pages in which the Google Maps map is integrated, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers; this can also be transmitted to the server of Google LLC. come in the US. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged into or whether there is a user account. If you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want the assignment to your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. The collection, storage and evaluation are carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of Google's legitimate interest in displaying personalized advertising, market research and / or the needs-based design of Google websites. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact Google to exercise it. If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google as part of the use of Google Maps, you can also completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by deactivating the JavaScript application in your browser. Google Maps and thus also the map display on this website can then not be used.
You can view Google's terms of use at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/terms/regional.html, the additional terms of use for Google Maps can be found at https://www.google.com/intl /de_US/help/terms_maps.html You can find detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps on the Google website ("Google Privacy Policy"): https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/ As far as legally required, we have obtained your consent for the processing of your data described above in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the option outlined above to make an objection.

7) Rights of the data subject

7.1 The applicable data protection law grants you comprehensive rights of data subjects (information and intervention rights) to the person responsible with regard to the processing of your personal data, about which we inform you below:

Right to information according to Art. 15 GDPR: You have in particular a right to information about your personal data processed by us, the processing purposes, the categories of the processed personal data, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned Storage period or the criteria for determining the storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if we did not collect them from you, the Existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and the intended effects of such processing, as well as your right to be informed about the guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR when your data is forwarded in D rittländer exist;
Right to correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us;
Right to deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 Para. 1 GDPR are met. However, this right does not exist in particular if the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
Right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted as long as the correctness of your data is checked, if you refuse to delete your data due to inadmissible data processing and instead request the Request restriction of the processing of your data if you need your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer need this data after the purpose has been achieved or if you have objected for reasons of your particular situation, as long as it is not certain whether our legitimate Reasons outweigh;
Right to information in accordance with Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right to correction, deletion or restriction of processing against the person responsible, the person responsible is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed, this correction or deletion of the data or Notification of the restriction of processing, unless this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.
Right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR: You have the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible, insofar as this is technically feasible;
Right to revoke consent given in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR: You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent up to the point of withdrawal; Right to lodge a complaint in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR: If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

7.2 RIGHT OF OBJECTION

IF WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA ON THE BASIS OF OUR MAINLY LEGITIMATE INTEREST, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT AT ANY TIME, FOR REASONS THAT WE GIVE UPON YOUR SPECIFIC SITUATION. IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA CONCERNED. FURTHER PROCESSING IS RESERVED IF WE CAN PROVE COMPULSORY REASONS FOR THE PROCESSING THAT OUTSIDE YOUR INTERESTS, FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS, OR IF THE PROCESSING OR EXPRESSION OF THE EXPRESSION APPLIES.
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROCESSED BY US IN ORDER TO OPERATE DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBJECT AT ANY TIME TO THE PROCESSING OF PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSE OF SUCH ADVERTISING. YOU MAY OBJECTIVE AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
IF YOU MAKE USE OF YOUR RIGHT TO OBJECT, WE WILL END THE PROCESSING OF THE DATA AFFECTED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES.

8) Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the processing purpose and - if relevant - additionally based on the respective statutory retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).
When processing personal data on the basis of express consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned revokes his or her consent. If there are statutory retention periods for data that are processed in the context of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.b GDPR, these data are routinely deleted after the retention periods have expired, provided they are no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation and / or we have no legitimate interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR, this data is stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection under Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, unless we can have compelling reasons worthy of protection prove for the processing that the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject outweigh, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

When processing personal data for the purpose of direct advertising on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR, these data are stored until the person concerned exercises his right of objection under Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the other information in this declaration about specific processing situations, stored personal data will otherwise be deleted when they are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.