Data protection

1. Scope

This data protection declaration explains to the user the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website by ZBT International GmbH.

Responsible: ZBT International Trading GmbH, Halstenbeker Weg 98C, 25462 Rellingen, Germany, represented by the managing director: Weimin Gao, phone: 04101 8189280, fax: 04101 8189289, email: europe@sunvalley-group.de

The operational Data protection officer Dr. Klaus Lodigkeit is at the following address Lodigkeit Rechtsanwälte, Poststr. 25-20354 Hamburg or email: Datenschutz@sunvalley-group.de accessible.

The legal basis of data protection can be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new) and in the Telemedia Act (TMG)

2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as the type and purpose of their use

a) When visiting the website
  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the file called up,
  • Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider.

The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for further administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you personally.

In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations under Sections 4 and 5 of this data protection declaration.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit. a GDPR, we will use your email address to regularly send you our newsletter. To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide an email address. Further data is not collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties. You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. Alternatively, you can send us your unsubscribe request at any time europe@sunvalley-group.de send via email. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation. We use it as a newsletter tool Mailchimpwith whom we have concluded a data processing contract in accordance with Paragraph 28 Paragraphs 2 to 4 GDPR.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. This does not affect data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the registration area).

c) Use of the registration form (product registration / create user account)

We offer you the opportunity to create a customer account with us using a registration form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide a valid email address so that we know who would like to create this customer account and to be able to answer inquiries. You will also create a password that will be saved on our server in a protected but not visible manner

The order number must be specified when registering the product.

The data processing for the purpose of opening a customer account with us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

Your data will be deleted automatically after the commercial and tax retention obligations that apply to us have expired. The legal basis for this further data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter c) GDPR and Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR

d) When using our contact form

If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us using a form provided on the website. It is necessary to provide the company, a valid e-mail address, the name of the contact person and your telephone number so that we know who the request came from and to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected by us for using the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been dealt with.

e) Data processing for scientific or historical research purposes and for statistical purposes

According to Art. 27 Paragraph 1 BDSG-new, the processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Article 9 Paragraph 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 is also permitted without consent for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes if the processing is to is necessary for these purposes and the interests of the person responsible in processing significantly outweigh the interests of the person concerned in excluding processing. The person responsible provides appropriate and specific measures to safeguard the interests of the data subject in accordance with Section 22 (2) sentence 2.

3. Transfer of data

A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place.

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.
  • the transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.
  • in the event that there is a legal obligation for disclosure in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 lit.
  • this is legally permissible and required according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Data security

Personal data are only collected, used and processed by ZBT International Trading GmbH if this is permitted by law or if the user expressly consents to the data collection. In accordance with the provisions of data protection law, the user of our online offer is informed of every data collection, provided that personal data is affected in accordance with Art. 3 GDPR.

The declaration can be made electronically and revoked by the user at any time with effect for the future.

Data will only be passed on to third parties with the consent of our customers, unless we are subject to other legal requirements.

Personal data will only be stored by ZBT International Trading GmbH for as long as is necessary to achieve the goal for which the data was collected. If the user no longer wishes such storage, the personal data of our users will be deleted upon a corresponding instruction, provided that there are no legal or contractual provisions to the contrary. Should the data become incorrect, the personal data of our users will be changed upon a corresponding instruction. You can send the relevant instructions to europe@sunvalley-group.de To give.

By installing comprehensive measures adapted to the latest technical developments, we ensure that unauthorized access to our customers' data, as well as loss or manipulation of this data, is effectively prevented.

Every access or every attempt to access our customers' data is logged by us.

All employees of ZBT International Trading GmbH have been advised of the statutory provisions of data protection law and have undertaken in writing to treat personal data that you have access to or of which you gain knowledge confidentially and only in accordance with the instructions of ZBT International Trading GmbH to process (data secrecy in accordance with Article 5 Paragraph 1f, Article 28 Paragraph 3 b and Article 29 as well as security of processing in accordance with Article 32 Paragraph 4 GDPR).

The same applies to freelancers or agents who, for example, carry out maintenance work on the software or IT systems.

Compliance with the data protection regulations is checked at regular intervals by the company data protection officer and the auditing department of ZBT International Trading GmbH.

5. Overview of the saved data

5.1 General

For the purpose of ensuring the proper operation of our website, we save your IP address in a log file for a maximum of 7 days. This data is not passed on to third parties.

5.2 newsletter

We also use personal information to offer you information via newsletter in accordance with your consent. This expressly does not include the use of your data for purposes of advertising or market and opinion research. You can object to the processing and use of your personal data for receiving the newsletter at any time.

5.3 Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain any viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that results in connection with the specific device used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website. These are automatically deleted after leaving our site.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognized that you have already visited us and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to re-enter them.

On the other hand, we use cookies to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you in order to optimize our offer (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognize when you visit our site again that you have already visited us. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, if you completely deactivate cookies, you may not be able to use all the functions of our website. 

6. Analysis tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and continuous optimization of our website. On the other hand, we use tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for you in order to optimize our offer. These interests are to be regarded as legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned regulation.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories result from the corresponding tracking tool, which is described as follows:

a) Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (https://www.google.de/intl/de/about/ ) (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as

  • Browser type / version,
  • operating system used,
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited page),
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • Time of the server request,

are transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage for the purposes of market research and needs-based design of this website. This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of us. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case not all functions of this website can be used to their full extent.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de ).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.

You can find further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics Help Center (https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de ).

b) Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Conversion Tracking to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimizing our website. Google Adwords will set a cookie (see section 4) on your computer if you have reached our website via a Google ad.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages on the website of the Adwords customer and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer can see that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page.

Every Adwords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The Adwords customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

If you do not want to take part in the tracking process, you can also refuse the setting of a cookie required for this - for example via a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies. You can also deactivate cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” are blocked. You can find Google's data protection information on conversion tracking here (https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html ).

7. Social media

7.1 Use

We use social plug-ins from the social networks Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter on our website on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. The underlying advertising purpose is to be regarded as a legitimate interest within the meaning of the GDPR. The responsibility for the data protection-compliant operation is to be guaranteed by the respective provider. We integrate these plug-ins using the so-called two-click method in order to protect visitors to our website in the best possible way.

7.2 Facebook

This offer uses so-called social plugins from the social network facebook.com (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States) ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified by one of the logos of the social network (a white “F” on a blue background or a “thumbs up” sign) or with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. A list and the appearance of the various Facebook social plugin logos and symbols can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a connection with the Facebook server. The content of these plugins is transmitted directly from Facebook to their server, which integrates it into the website. ZBT International Trading GmbH has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin.

As far as we know, through the integration of plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed a page of our online offer. If a user of the ZBT International Trading GmbH online offer is logged on to Facebook with his "log-in data" at the same time, Facebook can assign the visit to our website to the user's Facebook account. If the user interacts with the plug-in (for example by clicking on the so-called "Like button" or by leaving a comment), this information is transmitted from your browser to Facebook and saved there.

Even without a membership in the Facebook social network, Facebook is able to find out IP addresses. According to Facebook, however, only anonymized IP addresses are stored.

Further information about the processing and use of data by Facebook as well as the purpose and scope of the data collection can be found in Facebook's data protection information. There you will also find information about your rights and setting options to protect the privacy of use: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Members of the social network can protect themselves against the collection of data and its linking to their member account by logging out of Facebook before visiting our website. Furthermore, by using a so-called “Facebook blocker” it is possible to block Facebook social plugins for your browser.

7.3. Instagram

We have built in Instagram functions on our website. Instagram is a social media platform operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. since 2012 and is a Facebook product. This enables us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. When you visit our website that has an Instagram function integrated, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data will thus be processed across all Facebook companies.

Since Instagram belongs to Facebook Inc., we obtain our information on the one hand from the Instagram guidelines, but on the other hand also from the Facebook data guidelines themselves. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected can also be used for personalized advertising on Facebook . 

Instagram also uses the collected data for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not personally identify you.

If you have consented that your data can be processed and stored through integrated social media elements, this consent is considered the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). In principle, your data is also stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners. 

on https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875 you can take a closer look at Instagram's data guidelines.

7.4. LinkedIn

On our website we use social plug-ins from the social media network LinkedIn, the company LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The social plug-ins can be feeds, the sharing of content or the link to our LinkedIn page. The social plug-ins are clearly marked with the well-known LinkedIn logo and allow, for example, interesting content to be shared directly via our website.

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing for the European Economic Area and Switzerland. By embedding such plug-ins, data can be sent to LinkedIn, stored and processed there.

LinkedIn does not save any personal data simply by integrating the social plug-ins. LinkedIn calls this data, which is generated by plug-ins, passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plug-in, for example to share our content, the platform saves personal data as so-called "active impressions". Regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the data collected will be assigned to your account.

Your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers when you interact with our plug-ins. The company logs various usage data. In addition to your IP address, this can be, for example, registration data, device information or information about your Internet or mobile network provider. If you call up LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location can also be determined (after you have given permission). LinkedIn can also pass this data on to third party advertisers in "hashed" form. Hashing means that a data record is converted into a character string. This allows the data to be encrypted in such a way that people can no longer be identified.

If you have consented that your data can be processed and stored through integrated social media elements, this consent is considered the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). In principle, your data will also be processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR) saved and processed in fast and good communication with you or other customers and business partners. 

on https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy learn more about the data processing of the social media network LinkedIn.

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7.5. Twitter

We use the Twitter button (Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA). They can be recognized by terms such as "Twitter" or "Follow" combined with a stylized blue bird. These buttons enable the user to share a post or an entire page of our online offer on Twitter or to follow our offer on Twitter.

If a user calls up a page of our website in which such a button is integrated, his browser automatically establishes a connection to the Twitter server. The content of a Twitter button is then transmitted directly from Twitter to the user's browser. ZBT International Trading GmbH therefore has no influence on the extent to which the data that Twitter collects with the help of this plug-in is processed and stored. To the best of our current knowledge, only the user's IP address and the URL of the respective website are transmitted when the button is accessed. In addition, the data will not be used for purposes other than displaying the button.

Further information can be found in Twitter's data protection declaration at http://twitter.com/privacy.

8. Data change, revocation, corrections and updates / information

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The user has the right to request information about the personal data stored by ZBT International Trading GmbH free of charge.

Furthermore, the user has the right to correct incorrect data, as well as to delete or block his personal data, insofar as they are not subject to any statutory retention requirements.

On request, ZBT International Trading GmbH will be happy to provide customers and other users of the website with further information about which data is stored and how it is used. If the data stored at ZBT International Trading GmbH is incorrect, ZBT International Trading GmbH will correct it. For this purpose, the customer can contact ZBT International Trading GmbH at europe@sunvalley-group.de or write to the address given in the legal notice of this website.

If you would like further information about the data stored at ZBT International Trading GmbH or if you have any questions regarding the treatment of personal data at ZBT International Trading GmbH, please contact our Data protection officer, Dr. Klaus Lodigkeit.

These data subject rights under the GDPR are regulated in detail as follows:

 9. Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a Right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data, if we have not collected it, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information on their details;
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;
  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the correctness of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert or exercise it or if you need to defend legal claims or if you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;
  • to revoke your consent given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent in the future and
  • to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

10. Right to object

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. which arise from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct mail. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation.

If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an email to is sufficient europe@sunvalley-group.de.

11. Data security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser when you visit our website. Usually it is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

12. Email Clause

Sending and receiving e-mails is used to accelerate communication and the preparation of business deals or to accompany and support customer care. On the way from sender to recipient, e-mails can be read, falsified, not delivered or delivered late. For these reasons, contracts cannot be effectively concluded by email or submitted to ZBT International Trading GmbH.

13. Questions

If you have any questions about data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our Data protection officer Dr. Klaus Lodigkeit happy to assist:

ZBT International Trading GmbH, ZBT International Trading GmbH, Halstenbeker Weg 98C, 25462 Rellingen, Germany, email: europe@sunvalley-group.de

14. Up-to-dateness and changes to this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and is dated June 16, 2021.