Privacy policy

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Checkout Charlie GmbH Wöhlertstraße 12-13, 10115 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred to as “Checkout Charlie” or “we”) operates the Internet portals (hereinafter referred to as “www.checkout-charlie.com”, “www.checkout-charlie.com/de/”, “www.checkout-charlie.com/en/”), which can be accessed on the Internet at checkout-charlie.com and its respective subdirectories.

Checkout Charlie would like to use this Privacy Policy to explain which data is processed and in which form when you visit checkout-charlie.com, register and create a profile where applicable, or use one of the other functions of checkout-charlie.com. In so doing, we comply with our obligation to inform you in accordance with Articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

I. Person responsible and contact details of the data protection officer

The person responsible for data processing at checkout-charlie.com is

Checkout Charlie GmbH
Wöhlertstraße 12-13
10115 Berlin, Germany
Email: info@checkout-charlie.com

Our data protection officer can be reached at:

Checkout Charlie GmbH
– Data Protection Officer –
Wöhlertstraße 12-13
10115 Berlin, Germany
Email: datenschutz@checkout-charlie.com

II. Personal data, purposes and legal basis of data processing According to the GDPR, “‘personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.”

1. General use of the website, use of vouchers You can use the websites of Checkout Charlie without disclosing personal data to us. In this case, we do not collect or store any personal data during your visit to checkout-charlie.com Our log files are completely anonymised.

Irrespective of the aforementioned basic conditions, however, each web server automatically registers any access to the website. Upon visiting our website, the web server of our hoster stores the following to maintain system security

  • date and time of access
  • URL
  • contents that were accessed and
  • transmitted information

This information remains anonymous to us. It is therefore not possible to identify a person.

If you make active use of our offer and redeem our vouchers, a connection to the respective voucher provider will be established. To do this, a cookie will likewise be stored on your device in order to allocate or track the redemption thereof / when you call up the provider’s website.

Providers can thus be in direct contact with us or a connection to them can be brokered through so-called affiliate networks.

The following affiliate networks act as “mediators”, or organise how the vouchers are allocated/conferred for both parties. There, you will find additional information on how they process data:

AWIN AG, Eichhornstraße 3, 10785 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

Amazon Europe Core S.à r.l. (Société à responsabilité limitée), 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxemburg, Privacy Policy

Conversant Europe Limited (CJ), 1st Floor, 40 Dukes Place, London, EC3A 7NH, Privacy Policy

Cyberport GmbH, Postfach 10 11 41, 01081 Dresden (Germany), Privacy Policy

Daisycon, Poststraße 1-3, 26122 Oldenburg (Germany), Privacy Policy

DePauli Aktiengesellschaft (Herrenausstatter), Gutenbergstr. 3a 85748 Garching München (Germany), Privacy Policy

Firstlead GmbH (Adcell), Rosenfelder Str. 15-16, 10315 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH, Leonhard-Tietz-Straße 1, 50676 Köln (Germany), Privacy Policy

Groupon International Limited Lower Ground Floor, 1 Connaught House,Burlington Road, Dublin 4, Ireland, Privacy Policy

Kwanko Deutschland (Netaffiliation), Hohe Bleichen 17, 20354 Hamburg (Germany), Privacy Policy

Nextperformance GmbH (Rakuten), Schlegelstrasse 26c, 10115 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

Ogilvy & Mather Publicidad Madrid, S.A. con domicilio en C/María de Molina 39, C.I.F. A28681724, Privacy Policy

Otto GmbH & Co KG, Werner-Otto-Straße 1-7, 22179 Hamburg (Germany), Privacy Policy

Parfümerie Douglas GmbH, Hans-Günther-Sohl-Str. 7-11, 40235 Düsseldorf (Germany), Privacy Policy

Skimlinks, 52 Bevenden Street, London N1 6BL, United Kingdom, Privacy Policy

The Reach Group GmbH (Medialead), Am Karlsbad 16, 10785 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

TradeTracker Deutschland, Uhlandstraße 26, 22087 Hamburg (Germany), Privacy Policy

Webgains Deutschland ad pepper media GmbH, FrankenStraße 150C, FrankenCampus, 90461 Nürnberg (Germany), Privacy Policy

brandbuero, Habsburgerring 1, 50674 Köln (Germany), Privacy Policy

affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 München (Germany), Privacy Policy

read Burda Direct interactive GmbH, Hauptstraße 130 , 77652 Offenburg (Germany), Privacy Policy

belboon GmbH, Weinmeisterstr. 12-14, 10178 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 München (Germany), Privacy Policy

communicationAds GmbH & Co. KG, Karlstraße 9, 90403 Nürnberg (Germany), Privacy Policy

digidip GmbH, Linienstrasse 98, 10115 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

dress-for-less GmbH, Mönchhofallee 1, 65451 Kelsterbach (Germany), Privacy Policy

eBay Partner Network Inc., 2145 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125, Privacy Policy

financeAds GmbH & Co. KG, Karlstraße 9, 90403 Nürnberg (Germany), Privacy Policy

home24 SE, Greifswalder Straße 212-213, 10405 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

lead alliance GmbH, Karlstraße 9, 90403 Nürnberg (Germany), Privacy Policy

retailerweb GmbH & Co. KG, Kaiserstraße 23, 90403 Nürnberg (Germany), Privacy Policy

tausendkind GmbH, Knesebeckstraße 1-2, 10623 Berlin (Germany), Privacy Policy

uppr GmbH, Am Waldthausenpark 11, 45127 Essen (Germany), Privacy Policy

Push notifications

You can register to receive our push notifications. In order to send you push notifications, we use the “CleverPush” delivery service operated by the CleverPush UG (limited liability), Tondernstr. 1, 22049 Hamburg, Germany (“CleverPush“).

You will receive information on discounts, bargains, vouchers and deals on a regular basis via our push notifications. The content of a push notification includes the name of the respective shop or provider, as well as the accompanying saving or the currently valid price at the time it is sent. A link is also provided that takes you to the respective offer. It can be displayed as a euro value or as a percentage saving.

In order to register, you must confirm your browser’s request to receive notifications. This process is documented and stored by CleverPush. This includes storage of the registration time and your browser ID or device ID. This data must be collected so that we can trace the processes in case of misuse, and therefore acts as legal protection.

In order to be able to display push notifications, CleverPush collects and processes your browser ID on our behalf and, in case of mobile access, on your device ID.

By subscribing to our push notifications, you agree to receive such notifications. The legal basis for processing your data after having registered for our push notifications upon receiving your consent is Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR.

CleverPush evaluates our push notifications statistically as well. This way, CleverPush can detect if and when our push notifications were displayed and clicked by you.

You can revoke your consent to the storage and use of your personal information to receive our push notifications and the statistical collection described above at any time with future effect. In order to revoke your consent, you can change the corresponding setting for receiving push notifications in your browser. If you are using our push notifications on a desktop PC with the “Windows” operating system, you can also unsubscribe from our push notifications by right-clicking on the respective push notification in the settings displayed there.

Your data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their collection. Your data will therefore be stored as long as your subscription to our push notifications is active.

You can find a detailed explanation of the deregistration process under the following link: https://cleverpush.com/en/faq.

MessengerPeople.com (previously WhatsBroadcast)

By sending a start message to MessengerPeople.com (hereinafter referred to as the “sender”), you agree in accordance with Article 6 (1)(a) GDPR that the sender may use your personal data (e.g. name and surname, telephone number, messenger ID, profile picture, messages) for direct communication and for processing the data required for this purpose using the respective selected messenger. An existing messaging account with the respective provider is required in order to use this service.

The provider responsible for the messenger can be found at

When registering, you are aware that the respective provider will receive personal data (especially the metadata of communication) that is also processed on servers in countries outside the EU (e.g. USA), where an adequate level of data protection cannot be guaranteed. However, Whatsapp, Inc. and Facebook, Inc. are certified under the Privacy Shield Framework and thus offer a guarantee to comply with European data protection law. Further information can be found in the above Privacy Policy of the respective messenger. The sender neither has any exact knowledge nor influence on the data processed by the respective provider.

Your can freely revoke your consent for processing this data in this manner at any time by entering “STOP” in the respective messenger.

In order to have all the data you have stored with our service provider removed, send a message with the text “DELETE ALL DATA” via your messenger.

In order to provide this service, the technical service provider MessengerPeople GmbH, Herzog-Heinrich-Str. 9, 80336 Munich, Germany, is used as the sender’s order processor. The Privacy Policy is available at https://www.messengerpeople.com/privacy/

2. Registering as a user

No registration is required in order to be able to use the checkout-charlie.com website. However, our website allows you to register as a user. To do this, you can either establish a checkout-charlie.com account or register using your existing Facebook access data (“Facebook Connect”).

When you register as a user on checkout-charlie.com, we collect, process and use your data only with your consent.

Therefore: By clicking on the relevant button for creating your Checkout Charlie user account (e.g. “Login” or “Register”) and by registering on checkout-charlie.com with your Facebook access data, you grant us your consent to the collection, processing and use of the data described in detail below.

However, you can, of course, revoke your consent in whole or in part at any time. You can revoke your consent by writing to:

Checkout Charlie GmbH
Wöhlertstraße 12-13
10115 Berlin, Germany

However, an email to the “info [at] checkout-charlie.com“ address shall also suffice.

We log the consent granted by you together with your email address. This allows us to allocate your consent. You can find the consent granted by you in this Privacy Policy at any time.

a) Creating a checkout-charlie.com user account

You can register as a user at checkout-charlie.com, order Checkout Charlie newsletters, and become a member of the Checkout Charlie Club by creating a checkout-charlie.com user account. In doing so, we first request your email address and, if you want to use additional Checkout Charlie features besides the newsletter, then a password, and, if necessary, a user name (so-called “nick”) provided by you as well. We save this information in order to send you the desired newsletters or to enable you to log into checkout-charlie.com at a later date solely by entering your nick and the password.

b) Registering with Facebook access data

You can register in the Checkout Charlie Club using your Facebook access data (Facebook Connect)

Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland (“Facebook”).

You can register by clicking on the button marked with the Facebook logo. Registration requires that you are already registered with Facebook or that you create Facebook access when registering. Registration on and the use of Facebook is subject to the social network’s data protection provisions and Terms of Service, which you can view at https://www.facebook.com/policies/?ref=pf and https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Logging in to Facebook

When you click on the button with the Facebook logo, you will, as a first step, be immediately redirected to Facebook. A new window will open. Facebook will ask you to log in to Facebook by entering your access data or to register as a new Facebook user. This step is skipped if you are already logged in to Facebook when you click on the button to register for the Checkout Charlie Club.

Connecting your Facebook account to checkout-charlie.com

After you have entered your Facebook access data or registered as a new user, Facebook will ask if you want to register with checkout-charlie.com via Facebook. At the same time, you can at this point select who can see posted comments that checkout-charlie.com posts for you in your Facebook Timeline.

When you click on the button “Log in via Facebook” and, if necessary, have completed the additional steps, you are now registered with your Facebook access data as a user at checkout-charlie.com. 

Collecting and storing data through Checkout Charlie GmbH

We receive access to some data from Facebook in connection with this (find all the relevant information here). However, we only use this option for your email, name and profile picture, which we use to create your Checkout Charlie profile for you.

Collecting and storing data through Facebook

If you want to register with your Facebook access data on checkout-charlie.com, Facebook will be informed that you want to register on checkout-charlie.com when you click on the button with the Facebook logo.

Facebook also places a cookie (see also Section IV) in your browser when you click on the button with the Facebook logo. Using this text file, Facebook can collect additional information about you and your browsing habits. The information generated by the cookie is regularly transmitted to a Facebook server located in the USA. It is stored there and may be merged with your Facebook profile data. Facebook may thus create a user profile that contains more information than you have explicitly provided.

You can find out which particular data Facebook collects and for which purpose this data is collected or used in Facebook’s Privacy Policy. There, you will also find additional information about your rights regarding data collection and data processing. The Facebook Privacy Policy is available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

c) User IDs and personal settings

When you register, we create a User ID (your email address) for your user account and store the time of your registration.

After registering, you also have the option of submitting additional information under the “Personal Settings” category. This includes, in particular, your name, address, date of birth and gender. You can upload a profile picture there as well. You can enter or upload this information at your own discretion. If you choose to provide this information, we will use it to adapt our offer to your interests and – e.g. in categories such as “suitable offers” – to especially point out any bargains that seem particularly relevant to you, and to offer preferred services to you.

d) Terminating your membership

You can terminate your membership at any time. Simply send us an email to “info [at] checkout-charlie.com” or write to us.

3. Newsletters and press mailing lists

On the one hand, sending Checkout Charlie newsletters and press releases requires that we collect and process your email address as personal data (see above). On the other hand, specific usage data is collected and processed in conjunction with the sending thereof and your use of the newsletter and the press releases.

3.1 Ordering newsletters and press releases

Press releases can only be ordered by persons who play a professional role in the creation of editorial media (media representatives). We reserve the right to request proof of identity from media representatives, such as submission of a press card.

We will initially use your email address in order to send you an email to verify your email address and your wish to receive the Checkout Charlie newsletter(s) and/or press releases. If you have ordered a free newsletter, you will be redirected to the newsletter manager following confirmation, which is done by clicking on the link contained in the email. There, you can, if you wish, select the newsletters you wish to receive based on the different topics available. We save the topics you have selected with the email address you have provided, and add a “Newsletter active” marker to this data. We use this information to send you the Checkout Charlie newsletter(s) that is/are appropriate to you. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link included in every mailing, or by sending an email to service@checkout-charlie.com.

3.2 Sending newsletters and press mailing lists

Every sent newsletter and every press release is marked by a so-called mailing ID before being sent. This marks the newsletter or press release, uniquely identifies it and allows us to distinguish it from other newsletters and press releases that we send out. We use the mailing ID to record the beginning and end of transmission for each newsletter and press release. Moreover, when sending the newsletter or a press release, we collect information as to whether you have received the message sent to you, i.e. whether it has reached your mailbox, or whether the message was rejected (so-called “response” or “bounce”). This information is recorded along with a timestamp.

3.3 Reading newsletters and press releases

When you have received the newsletter or a press release, we collect the information as to whether the respective email was opened by you, and how often and at what time you opened it. This tells us at what time of day our subscribers most often read our messages. We also record whether you have clicked on links or ads in the message and, if so, which link or ads you have clicked on. The number of clicks is recorded at the same time as well. To do this, the so-called link ID (a number combination that identifies the link), the link name and its target URL are recorded.

3.4 Using the data

We use the data collected in accordance with the aforementioned provisions in order to optimise message transmission to you by tailoring the newsletter or press release to topics that are particularly relevant to you. If you are a Checkout Charlie Club user, we also record your use of Club Specials and similar Club-specific offers in order to be able to inform you in future about Club offers that are particularly relevant to you.

In the case of newsletters, we also use your email address to invite you to submit a website rating via the Trustpilot.de rating portal. You may receive emails with feedback requests for rating the service you used on the Trustpilot website.

4. Reporting bargains and contact form

You can contact us at checkout-charlie.com using the applicable forms in order to report bargains or on other matters. When you inform us about bargains or otherwise write to us using the contact form, we will ask for your name, your email address, the link to the offer (in the bargain notification) and your message. We only store and use the aforementioned data to contact you if we have any further enquiries about your message.

5. Subscribing to the RSS feed/newsreader

checkout-charlie.com allows you to receive information on the latest bargains via an RSS feed. The RSS feed is prepared and made available by FeedBurner, a Google Group Company. You can find information on whether and, if so, what personal data FeedBurner collects in the Privacy Policy of FeedBurner or Google Inc. (https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/).

You can unsubscribe from the RSS feed that you have integrated into your news reader at any time by removing it from your news reader. You can unsubscribe from the RSS newsletter at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe now” link contained in each newsletter and then clicking on the “Yes, unsubscribe me now” button to confirm termination.

6. Commenting on content

As a registered and logged in user, you can comment and rate the bargains described on checkout-charlie.com. We store the name you have specified (so-called “nick”) and the email address you have provided and use them to display the comment on our website. The nick is displayed above your comment. Hence, if you enter your real name, it will be visible to visitors to the checkout-charlie.com website alongside your comment. We therefore recommend that you use a nickname that does not reveal your identity – unless you wish to do so.

7. Bonus programme

We offer our users the opportunity to participate in the Checkout Charlie bonus programme (“Bonus Programme”). Participation in the bonus programme requires users to register using the steps and/or registration alternatives set forth in Section 1 of this Privacy Policy. Users who have successfully registered to participate in the bonus programme (“participants”) can collect bonus points by using selected, correspondingly marked services on checkout-charlie.com or the services of third parties, which they can redeem in the form of discounts on goods or services on websites of selected Checkout Charlie partners (“partners”). The bonus programme can only be implemented to the benefits of the participants if we exchange certain personal data about participants with our partners. We thus send the following to our partner for each user purchase of a discounted good or service:

identification number (ID)

the email address provided to us

current bonus point score

ID

purchased product

time of purchase

bonus points used for the purchase

8. Purposes and legal basis of data processing

The legal basis for processing the data for all voucher transactions is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (“legitimate interests”) as well as Section 15 (3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We need to transmit data to providers in order to be able to allocate the data and to monetise our offer when vouchers are redeemed. Your interests are protected by the fact that all data is processed on the basis of pseudonymous data. We cannot identify you as a person. You must only disclose your identity when you make a transaction with the provider (if required at all). Redeeming vouchers and assigning users is what makes it possible to provide our offer in the first place.

When you make your personal data available to us as a registered member, we will process the data provided by you on the basis of the license agreement concluded with you in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR in order to provide you with the checkout-charlie.com function you requested.

The same applies when you subscribe to our newsletter, register for our press mailing list, or become a member of the Checkout Charlie bonus programme.

III. Recipients of the data

The departments responsible for processing your requests have access to your data within our company. Moreover, we make use of external service providers if we are unable to provide services ourselves, or if it does not make sense to do so. These external service providers primarily provide IT and telecommunications services.

Data is not transmitted to third countries, and if so, only when it is necessary to process your orders, required by law, or if you have granted us your consent to do so.

IV. Storage period

In principle, we store your personal data for as long as you maintain a user account with us. When you delete your account, we delete your personal data as well.

To the extent that we do not continue to store the data according to the aforementioned principles, they remain in our system for an additional 24 month period due to technical reasons, e.g. as backups. However, the data will then no longer be processed for any other purpose and will be permanently deleted at the latest after this period expires.

V. Rights of data subjects

The General Data Protection Regulation guarantees you certain rights which you can assert against us – provided that the statutory requirements are met.

  • Art. 15 GDPR – Right of access by the data subject: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed, and, where that is the case, what data and detailed information on the data processing.
  • Art. 16 GDPR – Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, you have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
  • Art. 17 GDPR – Right to erasure: You have the right to obtain from us the erasure of personal data concerning you without undue delay. Please note the exception described under point II. 4.
  • Art. 18 GDPR – Right to restriction of processing: You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing.
  • Art. 20 GDPR – Right to data portability: You have the right, if data is being processed on the basis of consent or for the fulfilment of a contract, to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from us or to have the personal data transmitted directly to the other controller, where technically feasible.
  • Art. 21 GDPR – Right to object: You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to our processing of personal data concerning you which is based on a legitimate interest on our part or in performance of a task which is necessary for reasons of public interest or is carried out in exercise of public authority.

If you object, we shall no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where your personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. Where you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data shall no longer be processed for such purposes.

  • Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG –Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) – Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes applicable law.

When you have granted us consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time. All processing of data that we have conducted until you revoke it remains lawful in this case. In order to do so, you can simply click on the link contained in each email and unsubscribe from our email service, change the relevant setting in your user account or send a message to info@checkout-charlie.com. When you tell us in this message that you do not wish to receive any emails in future, we will no longer send any messages to the email address you provided.

VI. Obligation to provide data

You are under no contractual or legal obligation to provide us with personal data. However, we will not be able to offer you our services without the data provided by you.

VII. Existence of automated decision-making (including profiling)

We do not use automated decision-making processes which produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

VIII. Internet-specific data processing

  1. Snowplow

We at checkout-charlie.com use the webtracking solution from Snowplow Analytics Limited, d 32-38 Scrutton Street, London, Great Britain (“Snowplow”). We use the data collected by Snowplow for statistical purposes only. In this case, we will also place a cookie in your browser (for information on cookies, see Section IV of this Privacy Policy) in order to be able to recognise a returning user as such. The Snowplow cookie contains a date and a non-recalculable random combination number (“hash”) and the number of the current session;

The following data is transmitted to Snowplow and stored with each visit:

Current timestamp; URL of the target page (“target URL”) and URL of the website from which you were referred (“referrer URL”); content of the cookies; IP address, which is anonymised before reaching the Snowplow server and the browser port; name, version, language of the browser and the operating system as transmitted by the browser of the website visitor, i.e. you;

We do not obtain any personal data about you through the use of these procedures, but only statistical information about the use of checkout-charlie.com. This way, we learn which checkout-charlie.com contents are especially popular, for example, at what times our website is used especially heavily, which pages our users use to access the voucher website, from where the user has dialled into the Internet before visiting the voucher website, and which browsers and operating systems our users generally use when browsing the voucher website. We use this information to continuously improve the voucher website and the voucher offer technically, creatively and editorially, and make it more convenient for you. Moreover, we can optimise our web design on the basis of our statistical findings regarding the type of browser and operating system used.

Snowplow is an open source webtracking solution managed by Snowplow Analytics Ltd., EC2A 4RQ London, UK (see also Section II.3 above). Our Snowplow version uses a tracking pixel and a cookie in order to track when and how many users have visited the voucher website and how often, which of our pages they have visited in which order, which browser or operating system they use, and which external links with referrals to an online shop they clicked on. The referrals to an online shop receive a unique identifier (sub-ID), which is forwarded to the online shop. When you make a purchase, we know the value of the shopping cart in euros (what was purchased is, however, not recorded) and can assign the respective transaction to your anonymous tracking profile.

The tracking pixel we use to collect this data is loaded from our tracking server whenever you visit checkout-charlie.com. The collected data is stored in a so-called tracking session together with an anonymous user ID (unique hash of browser properties and the current time). Furthermore, we use a proprietary development that stores a separate anonymous user ID in the local storage of your browser. Data is collected and processed at all times without reference to persons. In particular, we do not store complete  IP addresses.

If you do not agree to the storage and use of usage of your data by Snowplow as described above, you can declare your objection to the collection and use of this data during these web analysis measures. To do so, please click here.

Opt-Out Opt-In

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” i.e. text files stored on your computer to enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. In this case, the IP address is [anonymised through truncation prior to transmission to the USA]/[not transmitted]. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities, and provide the website’s operator with further services related to website and Internet usage. Google will not merge your IP address with other data from Google.

You can prevent storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; in this case, however, please note that you might not be able to fully use all the functions offered by this website. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser plug-in from the following link. https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Opt-out – objecting to web analysis

If you do not agree with the storage and use of usage data by Google Analytics as described above, you can deactivate web analysis and thereby declare your objection to the collection and use of data during this web analysis measure.

In order to deactivate Google Analytics, you need a corresponding browser add-on from Google. The add-on informs the JavaScript of Google Analytics that you do not want information about your website visit to be transmitted to Google Analytics. You must download and install the add-on. You can find more information on how to disable Google Analytics and all information on how to download the add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Web analysis will remain deactivated as long as the Google add-on is not deactivated or deleted by you. Therefore, please do not delete the add-on as long as web analysis is not wanted. If you access checkout-charlie.com from different computers or with different browsers, you must then add the add-on separately for each computer or browser you are using.

Basket Booster

We use the “Basket Booster” technology developed by Checkout Charlie on the Checkout Charlie websites. “Basket Booster” is a system for the demand-oriented configuration of the Checkout Charlie website, which is operated in a contractual cooperation with online retailers. When the user creates a shopping cart with an online merchant contractually connected with the Basket Booster system, but has not yet paid for the items inside and then visits a Checkout Charlie website, the online merchant will then send the following information to Checkout Charlie via the user’s browser cache: the value of the shopping cart, the time stamp, and the merchant ID. The user will then be offered suitable vouchers for their open shopping cart. The identity of the user cannot be ascertained. The user can prevent data from being processed by clearing the browser cache after visiting the online merchant’s website. 

Hotjar

This website uses Hotjar, a web analysis service of Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St Julians Business Centre, 3 Elia Zammit Street, St Julians STJ 1000, Malta (“Hotjar“). Hotjar uses cookies. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Hotjar server and stored there. Hotjar will use this information to evaluate your use of our website and to compile reports of your website activities. The following is stored in particular: IP address in an anonymised format; web pages viewed and patterns of movement on these pages; number and position of clicks on links; browser type and version; screen size of the end device used.

Not stored, according to Hotjar, are any personal data or movements on profile pages that contain personal data. IP addresses in particular are, according to Hotjar, only stored in an anonymised format. You can find further information on data protection and Hotjar in Hotjar’s Privacy Policy: https://www.hotjar.com/privacy. Moreover, Hotjar allows you to object to the processing of data by the cookie for the future by observing the “Do Not Track” function of browsers. You can learn how to activate them here: https://www.hotjar.com/legal/compliance/opt-out/.

If you do not wish information about your behaviour to be used by Hotjar as explained above, you can generally disable the automatic placing of cookies required to do so in your browser settings.

Moreover, we use the option provided by Hotjar to conduct anonymous user feedback by means of so-called “feedback polls”. Website visitors can use this function to provide us with feedback about our website without disclosing any personal data. As part of this, you as a user also have the option of sending us a feedback message. Should this message contain any personal data (e.g. your name), we will then process this data solely to evaluate the feedback and, if necessary, to get in touch with you regarding your feedback.

Google

Doubleclick by Google is a service provided by Google, Inc. that lets us activate ads relevant to you. To do this, we use cookies that do not contain any personal information. Doubleclick cookies use a pseudonymous identification number assigned to your browser used to track when ads are inserted and visited. This allows Google and its partner sites to place ads based on the previous visit to our pages or other websites. Google transmits the information created by the Doubleclick cookies to a server in the United States of America and stores it there. Google complies with the privacy regulations set forth in the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework and is certified for the Privacy Shield. Data is only transferred to third parties within the framework of statutory provisions or commissioned data processing. By using this website, you agree to the use of the above mentioned data and the aforementioned processing thereof by Google. Should you in principle agree to the storage of cookies, but wish to waive the use of Doubleclick cookies, you can use the following link to: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/ download and install a browser plug-in that disables the Doubleclick by Google service.

Our website also uses Google Optimize. Google Optimize analyses the use of different variants of our websites and helps us to improve usability in response to the behaviour of our users. Google Optimize is a tool that integrates with Google Analytics.

Google Tag Manager is likewise a Google product that allows us to manage website tags via an interface. Tag Manager is a cookieless domain and does not collect personally identifiable data. The tool triggers other tags, which themselves may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. When disabled at the domain or cookie level, it will remain in effect for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager. If you do not wish to receive interest-based advertising, you can disable Google’s use of cookies for these purposes by going to the https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin website.

We also use Google AdWords Conversion Tracking. Google AdWords places a cookie on computer provided you have found our website via a Google ad. These cookies cease to be valid after 30 days and are not used for personal identification purposes. When you visit pages of ours and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can detect that someone clicked on the ad and has been redirected to our site. Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that cookies can’t be tracked across the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected with the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking procedure, you can also refuse the required placement of the cookie, for example by changing your browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic placement of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the “googleadservices.com” domain are blocked.

We use Google Dynamic Remarketing. This technology causes users who have already visited our website and displayed interest in a particular offer to be shown the offer again through targeted advertising on the pages of the Google partner network. The ad is inserted using cookies.

Videos from the video platform YouTube, provided by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, are integrated into our website. YouTube is represented by Google. Integration assumes that YouTube is able to notice the IP address of the users. The IP address is required in order to send the content to the user’s browser. You can find further information on data protection and the cookies used at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Bing Ads

Checkout-charlie.com uses Bing Ads, a service of Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA (“Microsoft”). Microsoft places a cookie on your end device, provided you have found our website via a Microsoft Bing ad. We, along with Microsoft can thus determine that someone has clicked on an ad, been redirected to our site and reached a predetermined landing page (“conversion site”). We only find out about the total number of users who clicked on an ad and were redirected to the conversion site. Microsoft uses the cookie to collect, process, and use information to create pseudonymous user profiles. These user profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and are used to play ads. No personal information concerning the identity of the user is processed.

If you do not want information about your behaviour to be used by Microsoft as explained above, you can refuse the placement of a cookie, for example by changing your browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic placement of cookies. Moreover, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the site and the processing of this data by Microsoft by clicking on the following link https://account.microsoft.com/privacy/ad-settings/signedout to declare your objection. You can find further information on data protection and the cookies used by Microsoft and Bing Ads on the Microsoft website https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-US/privacystatement.

Taboola

This website uses technologies from Taboola, Inc. (28 West 23rd St. 5th fl., New York, NY 10010, USA www.taboola.com, “Taboola“). Taboola uses cookies that determine what content you use and which pages you visit. The cookie makes it possible to create pseudonymous user profiles by collecting device-related data as well as log data and to recommend content that matches your personal interests. These user profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your personal data. You can find further information about Taboola and how to deactivate the Taboola cookie at https://taboola.com/cookie-policy.

plista

This website uses technologies from plista GmbH (Torstraße 33-35, 10119 Berlin, Germany). plista uses cookies that determine what content you use and which pages you visit. The cookie makes it possible to create pseudonymous user profiles by collecting device-related data as well as log data and to recommend content that matches your personal interests. These user profiles are not merged with data about the bearer of the pseudonym and do not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your personal data. You can find more information about plista at https://www.plista.com/de/about/privacy.

Wufoo

Furthermore, we use the forms service from Wufoo, a US web forms application from the provider SurveyMonkey Europe UC, 2nd Floor, 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Shelbourne Road, Dublin, Ireland. The contents you enter in a contact form will thus be processed and stored. Depending on the contact form, the contents may include the following: Name, e-mail address and telephone number. The contents are only processed and saved when you submit a form.

You can find more information about Wufoo’s Privacy Policy at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/mp/legal/.

New Relic

New Relic is a performance analysis service of New Relic Inc., 101 Second Street, 15th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA (“New Relic”). Neither data collection nor evaluation is user or use-related at New Relic. Rather, the tool is solely used to measure and monitor the technical performance of checkout-charlie.com as a website, i.e. to determine whether checkout-charlie.com can be accessed, for example, and how quickly the respective page is displayed when accessed. To do this, New Relic collects data about checkout-charlie.com, such as system data on add-ons used, usage times, browsers used, hardware and software used (so-called “application data”). To do this, New Relic too sets one or more cookies in your browser. The application data is stored on the New Relic servers and, apart from analysing the performance of the checkout-charlie.com website, is also used to make performance comparisons across a range of services between different websites.

You can find further information about New Relic at www.newrelic.com. The Privacy Policy is available at https://newrelic.com/privacy.

Facebook Custom Audience

This website uses the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature of Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”). This function is used to present interest-based ads (“Facebook Ads”) to visitors of this website when they visit the Facebook social network. The Facebook remarketing tag was implemented on this website for this purpose. This tag is used to establish a direct connection to Facebook servers when visiting the website. The Facebook server is thus informed that you visited this website and Facebook assigns this information to your personal Facebook user account. You can find more detailed information on the collection and use of data by Facebook and on your rights and options for protecting your privacy in this regard in the Facebook Privacy Policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Alternatively, you can deactivate the remarketing function “Custom Audiences” at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_. To do this, you must be logged in to Facebook.

https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/

Social Media buttons

Along with the bargains described on checkout-charlie.com you will find a few so-called “social media buttons” as well. These are small buttons for the respective social network that you can click on to inform others, for example, about the details of a bargain or that you have liked it. The buttons are provided by the each social network respectively.

Checkout-charlie.com uses the social media buttons of Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook

Facebook is a social network of Facebook Ireland Limited, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Dublin, Ireland (“Facebook”). We have embedded the like button from Facebook into checkout-charlie.com in order to make checkout-charlie.com even more user-friendly. The like button has the Facebook logo and has the word “Like” written on it.

The button allows you to give your friends on Facebook and other Facebook users positive feedback about a bargain described on the checkout-charlie.com website. When you browse the checkout-charlie.com website and visit one of our web pages containing a like button, your browser will establish a direct connection with the Facebook servers and the button will be loaded from there. Facebook then receives the information that you have visited the corresponding checkout-charlie.com page. When you click on the like button, it is possible that Facebook will process additional data about you. Facebook may place a cookie that allows Facebook to detect while on other websites that you have previously clicked on the button. If you are logged in on Facebook when you are browsing checkout-charlie.com Facebook can assign the page request to your Facebook profile. When you log in to Facebook after clicking on the like button, it is possible that this information will be published on Facebook in your profile and on your Timeline in a shortened form. Facebook may, in this case, be able to collect and store additional usage data. This may create user profiles on Facebook that go beyond what you have disclosed in your Facebook profile alone.

You can find out which particular data Facebook collects and for which purpose this data is collected or used in Facebook’s Privacy Policy. There, you will also find additional information about your rights regarding data collection and data processing. The Facebook Privacy Policy is available at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Further information from Facebook on so-called social media buttons is available at https://www.facebook.com/help/443483272359009/.

We never find out which Facebook buttons you have used and when. Facebook solely provides us with a summarised statistic not related to a specific user regarding the use of Facebook buttons on checkout-charlie.com.

Cookies

When browsing checkout-charlie.com, cookies are placed in your browser. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and are assigned to the browser you are using. The party that places the cookie can collect certain information through the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Their sole purpose is to make browsing on checkout-charlie.com more pleasant and user-friendly.

We place various cookies on your computer when you visit checkout-charlie.com. In addition to general cookies used to store the country from which you are accessing our website, the type of end device (mobile device or otherwise) and one or more session cookies (runtime until the end of the session or 1 day), this concerns the following cookies:

Snowplow tracking cookie (see also Sections II.3 and III.1 above): The Snowplow tracking cookie has a continuous runtime of 2 years. It contains the user ID and the time of the last visit. Furthermore, the activity of the Snowplow tracking session is controlled by a separate cookie with a runtime of 30 minutes;

Additional cookies that are placed when users arrive at Checkout Charlie via partner websites, campaigns and corresponding links from Checkout Charlie and the like, and the corresponding information on the relevant partner websites, campaigns/links, etc. These types of cookies likewise have a continuous runtime of 30 days;

SW-Clickout Flash cookie: The information from the tracking cookie is temporarily stored in this cookie. The runtime is one click. The cookie is deleted after the click;

Partner-Clickout Flash cookie: A cookie that is specially tailored to partner traffic but otherwise corresponds to the SW-Clickout Flash cookie.

These cookies provide us with information about your browser type and browser version, the URL clickstream, i.e. the order in which you visit pages on our website, the date and time of your visit to our portal and the cookie number. We do not, however, receive any information about your name, your address, your email address or your IP address.

The cookies we place are mainly used for statistical purposes. They tell us which content on checkout-charlie.com is particularly relevant to our users at which time, and which end devices were used to visit them. This allows us to configure categories such as “Top 10 Vouchers” or “Popular Subjects”, making checkout-charlie.com even more convenient for our users. The information on the browsers used allows us to adapt the design to the common browser types. Moreover, the cookies allow us to trace the visits of users (not identifiable to us) to a specific source (partner website, campaign, etc.).

And lastly, third party companies may use cookies to advertise on checkout-charlie.com or to market advertising on the checkout-charlie.com website. In such cases, usage information like the number of visits, number of pages visited, visit times, duration of stay on individual pages and the like is sometimes stored and evaluated for advertising purposes

As a general rule, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by changing your settings to prevent you browser from accepting cookies. In most cases, you can also configure your browser to ask whether you agree to accept cookies before these are placed. Finally, you can also delete any existing cookies at any time. Please refer to the instructions of your browser provider for details on how all of this is done. However, if you do not accept any cookies, this can lead to functional restrictions on some websites. Please note that if you wish to delete a cookie, you must reactivate the opt-out link as well.

IX. If you have any comments or questions

We do our utmost to protect and secure your data. We welcome any questions and comments you may have about data protection. Just send us an email to datenschutz@checkout-charlie.com

Berlin, May 2018