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Privacy Policy

At iconmonstr (“iconmonstr”, “we”, “our” or “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy when you use our website at iconmonstr.com and our services.

In principle, we will only use your personal data in accordance with applicable data protection laws, in particular Germany`s Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”), the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and only as described in this privacy policy.

1. What is personal data?

Personal data is any information relating to personal or material circumstances that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. This includes, for example, your name, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, or telephone number as well as online identifiers such as your IP address. In contrast, information of a general nature that cannot be used to determine your identity is not personal data. This includes, for example, the number of users of a website.

2. Responsible for data processing

Responsible for data processing in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR and BDSG is:

Alexander Kahlkopf
Pestalozzistraße 25
22305 Hamburg


3. General information on data processing

In the course of our business and website operations, we process data. This also includes disclosure by transmission to third parties and, where applicable, to so-called third countries outside Germany and the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Where we transfer data outside Germany or EEA, we have highlighted this accordingly below.

All personal data that we obtain from you via the website will only be processed for the purposes described in more detail below. This is done within the framework of the respective legal regulations mentioned or only with your consent. In particular, Art. 6 GDPR specifies when data processing is permitted. iconmonstr collects personal data if:

iconmonstr processes and stores your personal data only for the period of time required to achieve the respective processing purpose or for as long as a legal retention period (in particular commercial and tax law) exists. Once the purpose has been achieved or the retention period has expired, the corresponding data is routinely deleted.

4. Processing of data

a) Hosting

To provide our website, we use the services of Cloudways Ltd who process the below-mentioned data and all data to be processed in connection with the operation of our website on our behalf. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in providing our website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

b) Collection of access data and log files

We also collect data on every access to our website. The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g., for the clarification of abuse or fraud) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until the respective incident is finally clarified. The legal basis for the data processing is our legitimate interest in providing an appealing website (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

c) Content Management System (CMS)

We also use the Content Management System (CMS) of WordPress a service provided by Automattic Inc, (USA) to publish and maintain the created and edited Content and texts on our website and to provide the forms used. This means that all content and texts submitted to us by users for publication is transferred to WordPress. In addition to texts, this also includes, for example your data in our forms. This represents a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

d) Content Delivery Network (CDN)

We also use the content delivery network (CDN) of KeyCDN operated by proinity LLC. A content delivery network (CDN) refers to a geographically distributed group of servers which work together to provide fast delivery of Internet content and to protect from common malicious attacks, such as Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks. This represents a legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

e) Google Analytics

On our website we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc.(USA) Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help us analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the users is usually send to a Google server in the USA. The legal basis for the data processing is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

f) Contacting us

When you contact us through our website or use our services, some data is collected and processed by us or on our behalf by our selected third-party providers. If you contact us, we process the following data from you for the purpose of processing and handling your request: first name, last name, e-mail address, and, if applicable, other information if you have provided it, and your message. The legal basis for the data processing is our obligation to fulfill the contract and/or to fulfill our pre-contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and/or our overriding legitimate interest in processing your request (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

g) Cookies

What exactly are cookies?

A cookie is a small simple file that is sent along with pages of our website and stored by your browser on the hard drive of your computer or other device. The information stored in it may be returned to our servers (or to the servers of the relevant third parties) on a subsequent visit. Doing so, Cookies transmit small amounts of data about your device to our web server and enable our website to recognize your computer, smartphone, or other device.

Depending on who you ask, cookies can be classed as third party and first party cookies (for example set by us as the website operator or by a third party providing a specific service which uses cookies) or how long a cookie remains stored. When classifying cookies according to their lifespan, we may refer to cookies as session cookies or persistent cookies:

What types of cookies are there?

We can distinguish between 4 types of cookies:

Why do we provide information about cookies?

The provision of information about our use of cookies is required and set out in the German Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia Act (TTDSG) which implements the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive (PECD). Accordingly, the use of functional, analysis and performance or advertising cookies require your consent and thus the legal basis for the collection of your Personal Data through analysis and performance cookies, is your consent.

The cookies we use that require your consent

Below you can find the cookies we use listed in accordance with their Name, Purpose, and Lifespan. Please keep in mind that this list may be updated from time to time.

Google Analytics

On the basis of our legitimate interests and your consent (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website) Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc of 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, US. Google uses the above mentioned cookies. The information generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

The IP address transmitted by your browser will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Cookie Consent

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie Consent technology to obtain your consent to store certain cookies in your browser and to document this consent in a privacy-compliant manner. The provider of this technology is Borlabs GmbH. When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, in which the consents you have given or the revocation of these consents are stored. This data is not shared with the Borlabs cookie provider. The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie yourself or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Borlabs Cookie Consent Technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Cookie Settings

Click here to change your cookie settings.

How can I delete cookies?

How and whether you want to use cookies is up to you. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option to delete, only partially allow or disable cookies. To do so follow the link to your browser Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer/ Edge, Opera, Safari.

5. Duration of data storage

We only store personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed or for as long as any consent you have given us has been revoked by you. Insofar as statutory retention obligations must be observed, the storage period for certain data may be up to 6 years, irrespective of the processing purposes.

6. Transfer of personal data

We will not disclose or otherwise distribute your personal data to third parties unless this:

However, we are entitled to outsource the processing of your personal data in whole or in part to external service providers acting as processors within the framework of the BDSG and GDPR. External service providers support us, for example, in the technical operation and support of the website, data management, the provision and performance of services, marketing, as well as the implementation and fulfilment of reporting obligations.

The service providers commissioned by us however will process your data exclusively in accordance with our instructions and we remain in accordance with the BDSG and the GDPR responsible for the protection of your data. Doing so we always make sure that service providers commissioned by us are carefully selected, follow strict contractual regulations, technical and organizational measures, and additional controls by us.

We may also disclose Personal Data to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so e.g., by court order or if this is necessary to support criminal or legal investigations or other legal investigations or proceedings at home or abroad or to fulfil our legitimate interests.

7. Direct marketing

Insofar as you have also given us your separate consent to process your data for consulting, marketing and advertising purposes, we are entitled to contact you for these purposes via the communication channels you have given your consent to (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

8. Advertisement Banners

We are a participant in the Advertising Strategy Program of BuySellAds.com Inc., which is designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking. Our website may contain advertising links, which means we may get paid commission on sales of those products or services advertised. When you click on a specific advertisement you will be redirected to the relevant advertisement partner. We have no influence or control over the data collected and processed by the BuySellAds.com or the relevant advertisement partner when you are being redirected and you can learn more about data processing at the relevant advertisement partner's privacy policy. We use BuySellAds.com, on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

9. Your data subject rights

These rights are standardized in the BDSG and the GDPR. These include:

If you have questions or suggestions regarding data protection and the enforcement of your rights as a data subject, you can contact us.

10. The competent supervisory authority

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) is the authority responsible for us in matters of data protection. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the HmbBfDI at any time www.datenschutz-hamburg.de. However, we would appreciate it if you could clarify your concerns before contacting the HmbBfDI, which is why we ask you to contact us first.

11. Data security

State-of-the-art internet technologies are used to ensure the security of your data. During the online enquiry process, your details are secured with SSL encryption. For secure storage of your data, the systems are protected by firewalls that prevent unauthorized access from outside. In addition, technical and organizational security measures are used to protect the personal data you have provided against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorized persons.

12. Updating your information

If you believe that the information, we hold about you is inaccurate or that we are no longer entitled to use it and want to request its rectification, deletion, or object to its processing, please do so by contacting us. For your protection and the protection of all of our users, we may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests.

Keep in mind, we may reject requests for certain reasons, including if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user. Also, we may not be able to accommodate certain requests to object to the processing of personal information, notably where such requests would not allow us to provide our service to you anymore.

13. Social media

We maintain presences in the "social media". Insofar as we have control over the processing of your data, we ensure that they comply with applicable data protection regulations. However, you use these platforms and their functions on your own responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g., commenting, sharing, rating). We maintain our social media profiles in order to communicate with visitors, users and customers to inform them about our offers based on our legitimate interest in providing our customer service (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

14. Personal information and children

Our services are aimed at people aged 18 and over. We will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personal information from minors under the age of 18 without first obtaining consent from a legal guardian through direct offline contact.

15. Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We kindly ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our privacy policy. We will amend the privacy policy as soon as changes to the information processing activities we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g., consent) or other individual notification.

16. Concerns and Contact

If you have any concerns about a possible compromise of your privacy or misuse of your personal information on our part, or any other questions or comments, or wish to enforce your privacy rights you can contact us using the detail provided above.

Last updated: November 4, 2022