Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us.

It is Kurabu's policy to respect your privacy about all information we collect from you through our website, https://www.kurabu.com/, and other websites we own and operate. The rules of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the European Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) are observed and constantly monitored.
Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal data is neither required by law or contract, neither is it necessary for the conclusion of a contract. You are not obliged to provide the data. Non-provision has no consequences. This applies only insofar as no other information is provided in the subsequent processing operations.
"Personal data" means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

 Server log files 
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. Whenever you access our website, usage data is transmitted to us or our web host / IT service provider by your Internet browser and stored in log files (so-called server log files). These stored data include, for example, the name of the page accessed, the date and time of access, the IP address, the amount of data transferred, and the requesting provider. The processing is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO out of our predominant legitimate interest in ensuring the trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer. 

1. Information that we collect Log data
When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. This may include the Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, and other details. 

Device Data
We may also collect information about the device you use to access our website. This information may include the device type, operating system, unique device identifiers, device settings, and geolocation data. What we collect may depend on the individual settings of your device and software. We recommend that you check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider to see what information they provide to us.
  
Personal Information
We may ask you for personal information, such as yours: NameE-mailSocial media profilesDate of birthTelephone/mobile phone numberHome / postal addressWork addressAddress of the websitePayment information The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact and setting up our service. By sending your message you agree to the processing of the transmitted data. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO with your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time by notifying us, without affecting the legality of the processing carried out based on the consent until revocation. We will only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters 
We use your e-mail address, regardless of the contract execution, exclusively for our advertising purposes for the newsletter dispatch, provided you have expressly agreed to this. The processing is carried out based on Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a DSGVO with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time without affecting the legality of the processing that has taken place based on the consent until revocation. To do so, you can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time using the corresponding link in the newsletter or by notifying us. Your e-mail address will then be removed from the distribution list. Your data will then be passed on to a service provider for e-mail marketing within the scope of order processing. Your data will not be passed on to other third parties. Your data will be transferred to a third country for which an adequacy decision of the European Commission exists.

Use of the e-mail address for sending direct mail 
We use your e-mail address, which we have received in the course of the sale of a good or service, for the electronic transmission of advertising for our goods or services similar to those you have already purchased from us unless you have objected to this use. The provision of the e-mail address is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Failure to provide it means that no contract can be concluded. The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from our predominant legitimate interest in direct advertising. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by notifying us. The contact details for exercising the objection can be found in the imprint. You can also use the link provided for this purpose in the advertising e-mail. This will not incur any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs.
 
Business data
Business data refers to data that accumulates on our platform in the course of normal operations. This may include transaction records, stored files, user profiles, analysis data and other metrics, and other types of information created or generated by users' interactions with our services.

 2. Legal basis for the processing
We will process your data lawfully, fairly, and transparently. We will only collect and process information about you if we have a legal basis for doing so. These legal bases depend on which services you use and how you use them, i.e. we collect and use your information only where we use it: it fulfills a legitimate interest (which is not overridden by your data protection interests), e.g. for research and development, for marketing and promoting our services and for protecting our legal rights and interestsyou permit us to do so for a specific purpose (e.g. you may allow us to send you our newsletter);or we need to process your data to comply with a legal obligation. If you agree to us using information about you for a specific purpose, you have the right to change your mind at any time (but this does not affect any processing that has already taken place).
We do not keep personal information longer than necessary. While we retain this information, we will protect it to the extent reasonably necessary to prevent loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or alteration. However, we advise you that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure and cannot guarantee absolute data security. If necessary, we may retain your personal information to fulfill a legal obligation or to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

 3. Collection and Use of information 
The data processing described below in this section, in particular the setting of cookies, is carried out based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f DSGVO out of our predominantly legitimate interest: in the needs-based and targeted design of the website, e.g. in analysis and statistics toolsto address the site visitors in a targeted manner with interest-related advertising, e.g. conversion trackingto direct customer communication You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you, based on art. 6, paragraph 1, lit f DSGVO.
 We may collect, store, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner incompatible with those purposes: to provide you with the core functionality of our platform & app;to process transactional or ongoing payments;to enable you to access and use our website, related applications and associated social media platforms;to contact and communicate with you;for internal records and administrative purposes;for analysis, market research and business development, including the operation and improvement of our website, related applications and related social media platforms;to conduct contests and/or to offer you additional benefits;for advertising and marketing, including the sending of promotional information about our products and services and information about third parties which we believe may be of interest to you;to comply with our legal obligations and to resolve any disputes we may have; andto review your application.

  Use of Google Analytics 
We use the web analysis service Google Analytics of Google LLC on our website. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Insofar as you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the person responsible for your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and for ensuring compliance with the applicable data protection laws. The data processing serves the purpose of analyzing this website and its visitors. To this end, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization is activated on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
Google has certified itself under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and is thus committed to complying with European data protection guidelines. You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de]. To prevent data collection and storage by Google Analytics across devices, you can set an opt-out cookie. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. You must opt-out on all systems and devices in use to be fully effective. If you delete the opt-out cookie, requests will again be sent to Google.For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html or https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/.

Use of Google's remarketing or "similar target groups" function 
We use on our website the remarketing or "Similar Audience" feature of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you are habitually resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the data controller. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and for ensuring compliance with the applicable data protection laws. The application is designed to analyze visitor behavior and interests. Google uses cookies to perform the analysis of website usage, which forms the basis for the creation of interest-based advertisements. The cookies are used to record visits to the website as well as anonymous data on the use of the website. There is no storage of personal data of visitors to the website. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display Network, you will be shown advertisements that most likely include previously viewed product and information areas. Your data may be transferred to the USA. Google has certified itself under the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and is thus committed to complying with the European data protection guidelines. You can permanently disable Google's use of cookies by following the link below and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the opt-out information provided there. For more information about Google Remarketing and its privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/pr

 Using Google Ads conversion tracking 
We use the online advertising program "Google Ads" on our website and in this context conversion tracking (visitor action evaluation). Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Insofar as you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the person responsible for your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and for ensuring compliance with the applicable data protection laws. When you click on an ad served by Google, a conversion tracking cookie is placed on your computer. These cookies have limited validity, do not contain any personal information, and are therefore not personally identifiable. If you visit certain pages on our site and the cookie hasn't expired, Google and we can tell that you clicked on the ad and were directed to that page. Each Google Ads customer receives a different cookie. As a result, there is no way that cookies can be tracked across the sites of ads customers. The information collected through the conversion cookie is used to compile conversion statistics. This tells us the total number of users who have clicked on one of our ads and been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive information that personally identifies users. Your information may be transferred to the USA. Google has certified itself under the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and is committed to complying with European privacy laws. You can disable personalized advertising for you in Google's advertising settings. You can find instructions on how to do this at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de. Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the opt-out instructions provided there. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. For more information and Google's privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

Use of Facebook Remarketing 
We use the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" of Facebook Inc. on our website. (1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA; "Facebook"). The purpose of the application is to target website visitors with interest-based advertising on the social network Facebook. For this purpose, the remarketing tag of Facebook was implemented on the website. This tag is used to establish a direct connection to the Facebook servers when visiting the website. This tells the Facebook server which of our pages you have visited. Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. When you visit the social network Facebook, you will then see personalized, interest-based Facebook ads. Your data may be transferred to the USA. Facebook has certified itself according to the US-EU Privacy Shield Agreement and has thus committed itself to comply with the European data protection guidelines. You can deactivate the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" here. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, on your rights in this regard and on ways to protect your privacy in Facebook's data protection information at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Use of Google AdSense 
We use the AdSense function of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google") on our website. Insofar as you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the party responsible for your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with the applicable data protection laws. The purpose of data processing is to rent advertising space on the website and to target visitors to the website with interest-based advertising. This feature allows the provider to serve personalized, interest-based advertising from the Google Display Network to visitors to the provider's website. Google uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google has certified itself by the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and has thus undertaken to comply with the European data protection guidelines. You can permanently disable the use of cookies by Google by following the link below and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de. Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by going to the Network Advertising Initiative's opt-out page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and following the opt-out information provided there. For more information and Google's privacy policy, please visit https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.

Use of GoogleMaps 
We use on our website the function for embedding GoogleMaps maps from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you are habitually resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the data controller. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google which is responsible for processing your data and ensuring compliance with the applicable data protection laws. The feature enables the visual display of geographical information and interactive maps. Google also collects, processes, and uses data of visitors to the website when they call up the pages in which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. Your data may also be transferred to the USA. Google has certified itself in accordance with the US-EU data protection agreement "Privacy Shield" and has thus undertaken to comply with the European data protection guidelines. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO from the legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of our website. Further information on the collection and use of data by Google can be found in Google's data protection information at https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. There you also have the opportunity to change your settings in the data protection center so that you can manage and protect the data processed by Google.

 4. Disclosure of personal information to third parties
We may disclose personal information: Third-party service providers in order for them to provide their services, including (without limitation) IT service providers, data storage, hosting and server providers, ad networks, analytics, error loggers, collection companies, maintenance or problem resolution providers, marketing or advertising providers, professional consultants, and payment system operators;our employees, contractors and/or related entities;sponsors or promoters of contests that we conduct;credit reports, courts, tribunals and regulatory authorities if you fail to pay for goods or services we have provided to you;courts, tribunals, regulatory authorities, and law enforcement officials, as required by law, in connection with actual or prospective legal proceedings or in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights;third parties, including agents or subcontractors, who assist us in providing information, products, services or direct marketing to you; andThird parties to collect and process data.

5. International transfer of personal information
The personal data collected by us is stored and processed where we or our partners, partner companies, and third-party providers maintain facilities. By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the transfer of your data to these foreign third parties. We will ensure that any transfer of personal data from European Economic Area (EEA) countries to countries outside the EEA is protected by appropriate safeguards, such as the use of standard privacy clauses approved by the European Commission or the use of binding company rules or other legally recognized means. If we transfer personal information from a non-EEA country to another country, you acknowledge that third parties in other jurisdictions may not be subject to data protection laws similar to those in our jurisdiction. There is a risk that such a third party may perform an act or practice that violates the data protection laws in our jurisdiction and this could mean that you may not be able to seek redress under the data protection laws of our jurisdiction.

 6. Your rights and the control of your personal data 
If the legal requirements are met, you are entitled to the following rights in accordance with Art. 15 to 20 DSGVO: the right to information, to correction, to deletion, to restriction of processing, to data transferability. Furthermore, according to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, you have the right to object to processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO as well as to processing for the purpose of direct advertising. Please contact us on request. The contact details can be found in our imprint. 

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority 
According to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data are being processed unlawfully. Selection and consent: By providing us with personal data, you consent to our collecting, storing, using, and disclosing your personal data in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If you are under 16 years of age, you must have the permission of your parent or guardian to access and use the Site and they (your parent or guardian) must have agreed to provide us with your personal information to the extent permitted by law. You do not have to provide us with any personal information, but if you do not, it may affect your use of this website or the products and/or services offered on or through it. Third-Party Information: If we receive personal information about you from a third party, we will protect it as set forth in this Privacy Policy. If you are a third party that provides personal information about another person, you represent and warrant that you have that person's consent to provide us with personal information. Restrict: You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously consented to the use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us using the information below. If you ask us to restrict or limit the way we process your personal data, we will inform you of how the restriction will affect your use of our website or our products and services. Access and data portability: You can request details of the personal information we hold about you. You can request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. Whenever possible, we will provide this information in CSV format or another easily readable machine format. You can request at any time that we delete the personal information we hold about you. You may also request that we transfer this personal information to another third party. Correction: If you believe that information we hold about you is inaccurate, out of date, incomplete, irrelevant, or misleading, please contact us using the details below. We will take reasonable steps to correct any information that is found to be inaccurate, incomplete, misleading, or out of date. Notification of data breaches: We will comply with the laws that apply to us regarding data breaches. Complaints: If you believe that we have violated a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the information below and provide us with full details of the alleged violation. We will promptly investigate your complaint and reply to you in writing, outlining the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory or data protection authority in relation to your complaint. Unsubscribe: To unsubscribe from our e-mail database or to unsubscribe from communications (including marketing communications), please contact us using the information below or by using the opt-out options provided in the communication.

Right of objection
 
If the personal data processing activities listed here are based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Par. 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to these processing activities at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation, with effect for the future. After the objection has been made, the processing of the data concerned will be terminated unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims. If personal data are processed for direct advertising, you can object to this processing at any time by notifying us. Once you have done so, we will stop processing the data concerned for direct marketing. 

7. Cookies
We use "cookies" to collect information about you and your activities on our website. A cookie is a small element of data that our website stores on your computer and that we access each time you visit our site so that we can understand how you use our site. This helps us to provide you with content based on the preferences you have indicated. Please refer to our cookie policy for more information. 

8. Business transfers
If we or our assets are acquired, or in the unlikely event that we cease trading or go bankrupt, we would include information about the assets that will be transferred to all parties acquiring us. You acknowledge that such transfers may take place and that all parties acquiring us may continue to use your Personal Information by this Policy.

9. Limits of our policy
Our website may contain links to external websites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of these websites and cannot accept any responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.

10. Amendments to this Directive
We reserve the right to change our privacy policy to reflect current acceptable practices. We will take reasonable steps to notify users of changes via our website. Your continued use of this website following any changes to this policy will be deemed acceptance of our privacy and personal information practices. If we make a material change to this Privacy Policy, for example, a change in the legal basis on which we process your personal information, we will ask you to agree to the revised Privacy Policy again. Kurabu data processing manager info@kurabu.com

Cookie guidelines 
We use cookies to improve your experience with https://www.kurabu.com/. This cookie policy is part of the Kurabu Privacy Policy and covers the use of cookies between your device and our website. We also provide basic information about the services we use from third parties who may also use cookies as part of their service, although they are not covered by our policy. If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you should instruct your browser to reject cookies from https://www.kurabu.com/, with the understanding that we may not be able to provide you with some of the content and services you request.

What is a cookie
A cookie is a small data element that a website stores on your device during your visit. It typically contains information about the website itself, a unique identifier that allows the website to recognize your web browser when you return, additional data that serves the purpose of the cookie, and the lifetime of the cookie itself. Cookies are used to enable certain features (e.g., login), to track website usage (e.g., analytics), to store your user preferences (e.g., time zone, notification preferences), and to personalize your content (e.g., advertising, language). Cookies that are set by the website you visit are usually referred to as "first-party cookies" and typically only track your activity on that particular website. Cookies set by other sites and companies (i.e., third parties) are referred to as "third-party cookies" and may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service.

 Types of cookies and how we use them Essential cookies
Cookies are essential for the use of a website, as they enable core functions such as user registration, account management, shopping baskets, and payment processing. We use essential cookies to enable certain functions on our website. 

Performance Cookies
Performance cookies are used to track the use of a website during your visit without collecting any personal information about you. This information is generally anonymous and is aggregated with information from all site users to help companies understand visitor usage patterns, identify and diagnose problems or errors their users may encounter, and make better strategic decisions to improve the overall site experience for their audience. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (First Party) or by third party services. We use performance cookies on our website. 

Functionality cookies
Functionality cookies are used to collect information about your device and any settings you can configure on the website you are visiting (such as language and time zone settings). With this information, websites can offer you customized, enhanced, or optimized content and services. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (First Party) or by a third party. We use functionality cookies for selected functions on our website. 

Destination/Advertising Cookies
Target/advertising cookies are used to determine which advertising content is more relevant and appropriate for you and your interests. Websites may use them to deliver targeted advertising or to limit the number of ads you see. This helps companies improve the effectiveness of their campaigns and the quality of the content presented to you. These cookies may be set by the website you visit (First Party) or by third party services. Destination/advertising cookies set by third parties may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. We use targeting/advertising cookies on our website.

Third-party cookies on our website
We may employ third party companies and individuals on our websites, such as analytics providers and content partners. We grant these third parties access to selected information to perform certain tasks on our behalf. They may also set cookies from third parties to provide the services they offer. Third-party cookies may be used to track you on other websites that use the same third-party service. Because we have no control over third-party cookies, they are not covered by Kurabu's cookie policy.  

Our commitment to third party privacy
We review the privacy policies of all our third-party service providers before we use their services to ensure that their practices are consistent with ours. We will never knowingly include third-party services that interfere with or violate the privacy of our users. 

How you can control or reject cookies
If you do not wish to accept cookies from us, you can instruct your browser to refuse cookies from our website. Most browsers are initially set by default to accept cookies, but you can update these settings to either reject cookies altogether or to notify you when a website tries to set or update a cookie. If you browse websites from multiple devices, you may need to update your settings on each device. Although some cookies may be blocked with little effect on your experience on a website, blocking all cookies may mean that you cannot access certain features and content of the websites you visit.