Data policy

Data policy of The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH

We collect and use your personal data exclusively within the framework of the data protection regulations of the Federal Republic of Germany. These are in particular the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Our employees and agents are obliged to comply with data protection regulations in accordance with the statutory provisions.

In the following, we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on our website.

Who processes your data?

The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin, Germany, is the responsible data processing authority within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act.

What rights do you have and where can you assert them?

  1. Right of withdrawal

    You have the right to revoke your consent to the collection and use of personal data at any time with effect for the future.

  2. Right to information

    You have the right to request information about the data stored about you or your pseudonym. Upon your request, the information can also be provided electronically.

  3. Right to deletion, blocking or correction

    You have the right to demand the deletion, blocking or correction of the personal data stored about you. If statutory provisions do not permit deletion, your data will instead be blocked so that it can only be accessed for the purpose of mandatory statutory provisions.

  4. Contact point

    To exercise your above rights of revocation, disclosure, deletion, blocking or correction of your data, please contact The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin by post or by e-mail at info@therainforestco.de. The exercise of your above rights is free of charge for you.

What data does The Rainforest Company collect from you?

  1. Collection and use of non-personal (anonymous) data for system-internal and statistical purposes
    When accessing our website, your Internet browser automatically transmits data (e.g. date and time of access, URL (address) of the referring website, retrieved file, amount of data sent, browser type and version, operating system, IP address) to our server for technical reasons.

    If you do not enter any data when using our website, the retrieval of information from our website is anonymous for you.

  2. Collection and use of personal data
  • Data for contract fulfilment: We only collect and use personal data (e.g. name, e-mail address) if you enter this data in an input field on our website or send it to us by e-mail. The stored personal data will be used for contract processing and processing of your inquiries. After complete completion of the contract and complete payment of the purchase price, your data will be stored in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods, after these periods deleted. This does not apply if you have expressly consented to the further use of your data.
  • Data for the newsletter service: When you register for our newsletter service, your data will be used by The Rainforest Company for advertising purposes. The use ends when you unsubscribe from the newsletter service. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter service at any time and either by sending a message to info@therainforestco.de or via a link provided in the newsletter.

  • Data for the customer account: When you create a customer account using the "Customer Registration" function, your data will be permanently stored in The Rainforest Company's customer database. You can request the deletion of your customer data and your customer account at any time. If you have agreed to receive promotional information when setting up your customer account, The Rainforest Company will use the information you provide for promotional purposes. This consent is voluntary and you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

  • Product Rating: The Rainforest Company offers you the possibility to rate the articles offered on the website (customer ratings). Your customer rating will be published anonymously or under the name (or nickname) you enter in the form field provided. In order to submit a customer rating, you must also provide a valid e-mail address. This e-mail address is only used to contact you if you have any questions about your rating. This e-mail address will not be published and will not be passed on to third parties.

    If you have registered for an account with The Rainforest Company, you have the option of deleting the rating from your account at any time. To do this, you must be logged into your account before submitting your review.

    The customer rating can be published in all online shops of The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH and its subsidiaries.

  • Contact via contact form
    The information and contact data you provide will be used to contact you when you contact us, to communicate about it and to process your enquiry.

    3. Geo-Localization

    By means of geo-localization it is technically possible to limit the location of the Internet user by means of the IP address. So that you can immediately see the offers and articles of The Rainforest Company Shop closest to where you live, your IP address is collected and used for the purpose of geo-localization. The IP address is not stored beyond the end of the usage process for the purpose of geo-localization.

In which cases do third parties have access to your data?

1) Forwarding for order processing

To the extent necessary to perform the contract with you, we also commission other companies and individuals to perform tasks for The Rainforest Company. An example of this is the commissioned transport company, which receives your contact data (e.g. name, address, telephone number, e-mail address) in addition to your order information for this purpose.

Furthermore, we use service providers for so-called fulfillment services. This includes, for example, order acceptance, order picking, packaging, shipping, cancellation processing or returns management. These service providers also receive your order and contact data.

If you have ordered an installation together with your purchase, we will pass on your order and contact details to the appropriate installer or manufacturer, who will then coordinate the installation dates and the delivery of the houses for us.

We also offer shipment tracking, which allows you to check the current status of your shipment at any time.

In some cases we also use service providers for hardware maintenance, software maintenance and the provision of technical services, which may then come into contact with your data.

The aforementioned service providers only receive access to such personal information that is necessary for the performance of the respective activity. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any other purpose. To the extent required by law, we have entered into contractual agreements with these service providers to protect your personal information.

2)  Passing on for payment processing

We pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution or the respective payment service provider within the framework of the processing of payments. If you have registered as a customer with your customer account, you have the option of storing a payment method for further purchases (activation of express payment) and thus accelerate future ordering processes. In this case, the payment service provider stores your data in encrypted form for future orders, so that no further data entry is required for subsequent orders.

You can undo or change this setting at any time in your customer account under "My data".

3)  Passing on for the transmission of advertising material

We pass on your data to external service providers for the transmission of advertising material. Your data will not be passed on to third parties for external advertising purposes.

4)  Passing on to public bodies or by court order

By order of the responsible authorities, we must in individual cases provide information about personal data (inventory data), insofar as this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for averting dangers, for fulfilling the statutory duties of the constitutional protection authorities or the Military Counter-Intelligence Service or for enforcing intellectual property rights.

5)  Social Plugins

We do not integrate social plugins into our website in order to protect your privacy when visiting our website. We have only included graphic links from social network providers (e.g. www.facebook.com) in our website. This means that it is not possible for your browser to establish a direct connection with the server of the social network provider. The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH assumes no liability for the data protection guidelines and procedures of the linked sites.

6)  Web analysis

In order to constantly improve and optimize the content of our site and the user-friendliness, we use analysis technologies from Webtrends Inc. with the product "Webtrends Analytics" and Google Inc. with the product "AdWords Conversion Tracking". The session and interaction data of the website visitors are collected and statistically evaluated. Cookies are used for this purpose. The session and interaction data are not processed at any time in personal form, but exclusively anonymously.

Sometimes analysis data is transferred to a server of the respective analysis service in a member state of the EU or outside the EU (e.g. in the USA) and stored. The information may be transferred to third parties if this is legally permissible or if third parties process this data on behalf of our service provider. Neither we nor the web analysis services will associate your IP address with any other data stored by us or the service provider. The website uses the following analysis services:

  • Webtrends Analytics
    Our website uses the web analysis service "Webtrends Analytics" of the company Webtrends Inc. for statistical purposes as well as for the user-oriented design of our web offers. The collection and storage of data can be objected to at any time with effect for the future via the following opt-out link https://ondemand.webtrends.com/support/optout.asp

  • Google
    Google Adwords Conversion Tracking uses cookies to help the website analyze how users use the site. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

    By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. If you wish to deactivate Google Analytics in your browser, you can download a corresponding add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

8) Google reCAPTCHA

For the protection of internet forms we also use the reCAPTCHA service of Google Inc. ("Google") from the USA. This service includes the transmission of your IP address and possibly further data to Google, which is required for the reCAPTCHA service. For these data the divergent data protection regulations of the company Google are applied. Further information about the privacy policy of Google Captcha can be found here: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files which are stored by your browser and serve to make the website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly.

Our online presence uses such cookies. The cookies used do not collect any personal data about you. In particular, the cookies save settings selected by you such as the currently active user account, the shopping basket or the shopping list. We also use cookies for statistical purposes. We would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website if you prevent the installation of cookies.

What does The Rainforest Company do for data security?

Our website and the associated IT systems are protected by technical and organizational measures against access and modification of your data by unauthorized persons as well as against loss and destruction.

With our website you communicate exclusively encrypted, so that the transfer of personal data is protected. You recognize the encryption by a "closed lock" in the status bar of your browser.

When paying by credit card, an additional security feature is used by querying the so-called credit card verification number during the ordering process. We use the 3D Secure Code. More information about the 3D-Secure Code can be found here.

We attach the greatest importance to the security of our platform and deal intensively with security issues as early as the development stage.

Should you nevertheless encounter any potential security gaps, please let us know as soon as possible! Please send us a detailed description of the vulnerability to info@therainforestco.de. Please also send us the exact URL and a description of how the vulnerability was found - ideally with a screenshot, etc. - and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Public procedure directory

The Federal Data Protection Act stipulates in § 4g BDSG that the data protection officer must make the information required in § 4e BDSG available to everyone on request in an appropriate manner. We voluntarily comply with this obligation and make this information available to the public without an individual request on your part. If you have any questions regarding the public procedure directory or for further information in this regard, please write to the address of The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH or to: info@therainforestco.de.

1. Name of the responsible body:

The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin, Germany
Local Court 14057 Charlottenburg (Berlin), commercial register number HRB 185777 B
Management: Albana Rama

2. Data processing manager in charge:

Jan-Philipp Sasse

3. Purpose of data collection, processing or use:

The object of the company is the operation of the online shop.

The Company is entitled to carry out all transactions which appear suitable for directly or indirectly promoting the purpose of the Company or which are otherwise connected therewith. In particular, the Company may establish, acquire or participate in companies of the same type or related industries and establish branches in Germany and abroad.

The collection, processing and use of personal data is carried out to fulfil the activities listed above.

4. Affected group(s) of persons:

Customers Employees Suppliers Interested parties Service providers

5. Data or data categories:

Customer data, address data and data for personnel administration and control, for communication as well as for processing and control

6. Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be communicated:

Internal departments involved in the execution of business processes such as purchasing, sales, marketing, accounting and personnel administration.

Public authorities, such as social insurance institutions and tax authorities, where there are overriding legal regulations. External contractors (service companies) in accordance with § 11 BDSG for the fulfilment of the above-mentioned purposes or in accordance with the statutory provisions of the BDSG (§§ 28 ff BDSG).

7. Standard periods for the deletion of data:

The legislator has enacted various retention periods and obligations. After the expiry of these periods, the corresponding data is routinely deleted. Data that are not subject to retention periods and obligations are deleted if their retention is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the activities mentioned under 5.

8. Planned transfer of data to third countries:

A transfer to third countries does not take place and is not planned.

Any questions?

For all inquiries regarding your data or the data protection of The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, our company data protection coordinator, Mr. Sasse, is at your disposal for information. You can reach him by post at The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, Rosenhtaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin or by e-mail at info@therainforestco.de.
The Rainforest Company Deutschland GmbH, Rosenthaler Str. 72A, 10119 Berlin, Germany