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Data protection

1. Data protection at a glance

1.1 Definition

We are pleased that you are interested in "from Sophie with love - wedding planning". We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Of course, we only process your data if and to the extent that this is permitted by legal regulations. In this context, we comply in particular with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter also referred to as "GDPR").

When you visit our website, we collect personal data. This is done for a number of reasons, including to provide you with a functional and easy-to-navigate website.

In the following we would like to explain to you briefly and clearly what personal data is and how we use it when you visit our website. Personal data means all data with which you can be personally identified, such as your name and address.

Which data we collect when, what purpose the respective data processing serves and further information on the handling of your personal data can be found in the following explanations.

1.2 Who is responsible for data collection?

The responsible body is the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.). As the operator of this website, we are therefore also responsible for collecting your data. Our contact details are as follows:

From Sophie with love - wedding planning

Sophie Marie Papendick

Severinstrasse 46

50678 Cologne

Tel: + 49 (0) 15229362596



1.3 How and when we collect your data

When you visit our website, we automatically collect certain technical data. This is, for example, data about the operating system you are using on your device, the Internet browser you are using to visit our website or the time at which you accessed our website.

1.4 What we use your data for

We use your information in a variety of ways. In part, we use your data to provide you with a functional website. We use other data to analyze your user behavior.

1.5 Your rights in relation to your data

You can obtain information about the origin, recipient and purpose of the personal data stored about you at any time. You can also request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data.

You also have the right to complain about us to the competent supervisory authority if you believe that our handling of your data violates applicable data protection law.

Finally, you can also request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. Details can be found in the data protection declaration under "Right to restriction of processing".

You also have the right to object to the processing of your data. This is particularly relevant if we evaluate your surfing behavior based on your personal data for analytical purposes.

1.6 Analysis Tools and Third-Party Tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behavior can be statistically evaluated. This is mainly done with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous; surfing behavior cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on these tools and your options to object can be found in the data protection declaration.

2. Hosting

This website is hosted by the external service provider "" (hoster). Personal data collected on this website is stored on the host's servers. This can primarily be IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contract data, contact data, names, website access and other data generated via a website. The hoster is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and in the interest of a secure, fast and efficient provision of our online offer by a professional provider (Art. 6 Para 1 lit. f GDPR). Our hoster will only process your data to the extent that this is necessary to fulfill his performance obligations and will follow our instructions in relation to this data .

3. General information and mandatory information

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration. If you use this website, various personal data will be collected. Personal data is data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens. We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.

3.1 What rights do you have as a user?

We summarize your rights under the GDPR and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) below:

3.1.1 Right to revoke your data protection consent - Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR

You can revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of a consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent up to the point of revocation. Please send your revocation as an informal message to us by e-mail. The legality of the data processing that took place up until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

3.1.2 Right to object to data collection in special cases and in the case of direct advertising - Art. 21 GDPR

If we process your data on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR), you have the right to object to this if the reasons for this arise from your particular situation. This also applies to profiling based on this provision. The legal basis on which we process your data can be found in our data protection declaration. If there are no compelling reasons worthy of protection that outweigh your rights and freedoms, we will not process your personal data further if you object in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR. This does not apply to processing that serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

In the case of processing for the purposes of direct advertising or profiling in connection with direct advertising, you can object to the processing of your personal data at any time in accordance with Article 21 (2) GDPR. If you object, we will then no longer use your personal data for direct marketing purposes.

3.1.3 Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority - Art. 77 GDPR

In the event of violations of the GDPR, those affected have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, their place of work or the place of the alleged violation. The right to lodge a complaint is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy.

3.1.4 Information, deletion and correction - Articles 15 to 17 GDPR

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction or deletion of this data at any time. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

3.1.5 Right to restriction of processing - Art. 18 GDPR

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored by us, we usually need time to check this. For the duration of the examination, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If the processing of your personal data happened/is happening unlawfully, you can request the restriction of data processing instead of deletion. If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.

If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, your interests and ours must be weighed up. As long as it has not yet been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand that the processing of your personal data be restricted. If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data - apart from its storage - may only be used with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State are processed.

3.1.6 Right to data portability - Art. 20 GDPR

You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

3.2 How is the website encrypted?


For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, our site uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

3.3 Are cookies or plugins used?

We use cookies to block or consent to site usage. The following plugins are used for analysis of user behavior, better control, communication and presentation: SEO, Google Analytics

4. How is my data collected on this website?

4.1 Server Log Files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

· Browser type and browser version

· The operating system used on the computer and the name of the access provider.

· Referrer URL

· Amount of data sent in bytes

· Host name of the accessing computer

· Date and time of server request

· IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources. This data is collected on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of his website - the server log files must be recorded for this purpose.

4.2 Inquiry by email, telephone or contact form

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or via the contact form, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent. This data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. A GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in the effective processing of inquiries addressed to us . The data you send to us will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected.

5. Social Media

Our presence on social networks and platforms serves to improve, active communication with our customers and prospects. We provide information there about our products and current special offers. When you visit our online presence in social media, your data can be automatically collected and stored for market research and advertising purposes. So-called usage profiles are created from this data using pseudonyms. These can be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to your interests. Cookies are usually used on your end device for this purpose. Visitor behavior and user interests are stored in these cookies. According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, this serves to safeguard our legitimate interests in an optimized presentation of our offer and more effective communication with customers and interested parties, which are overriding in the context of a weighing of interests. If you are asked by the respective social media platform operators for your consent (consent) to the data processing, e.g. with the help of a checkbox, the legal basis for the data processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. For detailed information on the processing and use of the data by the providers on their websites, as well as a contact option and your related rights and setting options to protect your privacy, in particular opt-out options, please refer to the providers’ data protection notices linked below. If you still need help in this regard, you can contact us.




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