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privacy policy

This page was translated by machine – the original text is located in German version here.


1 Information About the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we provide information about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is information about personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person (data subject), e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.


(2) The person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 of the EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO) is


KvS Auctions GmbH

Postal route 21

10178 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 4036 598 80

fax: +49 30 4036 598 84



(3) If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact


Dr Kilian Jay von Seldeneck



(4) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data collected in this context after storage is no longer required, or restrict processing if there are legal storage obligations.


(5) If we would like to use commissioned service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes in the following. We also state the defined criteria for the storage period.


2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights in relation to the personal data concerning you:


– Right to information,

– Right of correction or deletion,

– Right to restrict processing,

– Right to object to the processing,

– Right to withdraw consent,

– Right to data portability.


(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


3 Collection of personal data When you visit our website

(1) If you only want to use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, only the personal data that your browser sends to our server will be collected. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO):


– IP address

– Date and time of the request

– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

– Content of the request (concrete page)

– Access status/HTTP status code

– Amount of data transmitted in each case

– Website from which the request comes

– Browser

– Operating system and its interface

– Language and version of the browser software.


(2) In addition to the data mentioned above, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk, assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.


(3) Use of cookies:


  1. a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:


Transient cookies (in addition b)

Persistent cookies (see c).


  1. b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.


  1. c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.


  1. d) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website if you do so.


4 Other functions and offers of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will generally have to provide additional personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.


(2) In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are checked regularly.


(3) We may also pass on your personal data to third parties in connection with competitions, campaigns, the conclusion of contracts or similar services if the services are offered in cooperation with a partner. You will receive detailed information on this when you provide your personal data or in the description of the offer below.


(4) Insofar as our service providers or partners are based in a state outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you of the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.


5 Objection or revocation Against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have given it to us.


(2) You have the right to object to the processing insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. If you object, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the facts of the case and either stop or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection, on the basis of which we will continue the processing; if the processing does not serve to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your objection to advertising at the following contact details:


6 Automated decisions Including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has legal effect on you or which significantly affects you in a similar way. There will be no automated decision making based on the personal data collected.


Special forms of use Through the website

7 Making contact

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we process the data you provide to process the enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise. If the data processing takes place within the framework of contractual or pre-contractual relations, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 b) DSGVO. We will only disclose further personal data with your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) DSGVO) or if we have a legitimate interest in processing your data (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO).


8 Collection of access data and log files

We create server log files on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. The following data is collected: Name of the accessed website, 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 site), IP address and the requesting provider.


For security reasons, the log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes (e.g. in cases of misuse) are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

9 Integration of Google Maps

(1) We have integrated Google Maps on this website. So you can use interactive maps directly on our website.


(2) When you visit our website, the information that you have called up the corresponding page is transmitted to Google. In addition, the data mentioned under Art. 3 of this declaration is transmitted. It is irrelevant whether you are logged in to a user account provided by Google. If you are logged in at Google, this data is directly assigned to your account. If you wish to prevent this assignment, you must log out before clicking on the button. Google creates a user profile with your data and uses it for advertising purposes, for market research and/or for the demand-oriented design of its website. You may object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you must contact Google directly.


(3) You can find more detailed information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider in the provider’s data protection declarations. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


10 Google Tag Manager

We use the Google Tag Manager to manage so-called website tags via an interface. The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data of users. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, we refer to the following information on Google services. Terms of use:

11 Newsletter

(1) We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information only with the consent of the recipients. The consent form lists the goods and services advertised.


(2) For the registration to our newsletter we use the so-called doubleopt-in procedure. This means that after your registration, we will send you an e-mail to the e-mail address provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive the newsletter. This is to make sure that you are really the owner of the given e-mail address. In addition, misuse of your personal data can be clarified. If you do not confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. In addition, we store your IP address and the time of registration and confirmation.


(3) For the sending of the newsletter, only your e-mail address is required. All other information is voluntary and is used to personalize the newsletter. After your confirmation, we save your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.


(4) You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can revoke your consent by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details given in the imprint.


(5) We would like to point out that we evaluate your user behaviour when sending the newsletter. For this evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. For the evaluations we link the data mentioned in article 3 and the web beacons with your e-mail address and an individual ID. Links received in the newsletter also contain this ID. We record when you read our newsletters and which links you click on in them. It is neither in our nor in the interest of our dispatch service provider (if used) to monitor individual users. The data obtained is used, for example, to adjust content and determine optimal delivery times.


You can object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail or by informing us via another contact channel. As long as you have subscribed to the newsletter, the information is stored. After you unsubscribe, we store the data purely statistically and anonymously. Such tracking is also not possible if you have deactivated the display of images in your e-mail program by default. In this case the newsletter will not be displayed completely and you may not be able to use all functions. If you display the images manually, the above-mentioned tracking will take place.


12 Newsletter – Mailchimp

The newsletters are sent via the mailing service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the mailing service provider here: The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European level of data protection ( The mail service provider is being operated on the basis of our legitimate interests according to art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f. DSGVO and an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 para. 3 sentence 1 DSGVO.


The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimisation of dispatch and presentation of the newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

13 Registration On This Website

We offer you the use of our member area, where you can register by entering your email address and a password of your choice. The provision of this data, as well as your address, your name and the nature of your relationship with us is mandatory, all other data you can provide voluntarily. We use the so-called double-opt-in procedure for registration, i.e. your registration is only complete when you have previously confirmed your registration by clicking on the link contained in a confirmation e-mail sent to you for this purpose.


Use of analysis tools

1 Use of Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet.


(2) The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.


(3) You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:


(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”. This allows IP addresses to be processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you contains a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is therefore deleted immediately.


(5) Google Analytics uses the following cookies for analysis:


  1. a) _ga: This cookie is used to analyse your user behaviour. With the help of randomly generated values you can be distinguished from other users. Thus this cookie is not used to identify individuals and expires after two years.


  1. b) _gid: This cookie is used to analyse your user behaviour. With the help of randomly generated values you can be distinguished from other users. This cookie is not used to identify individuals and expires after 24 hours.


  1. c) _gat: This cookie is used to analyse the number of requests. It contains the ID of the linked “Google Analytics” accounts, but is not used to identify individuals and expires after one minute.


(6) We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.


(7) Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions:, overview of data protection:, and the data protection declaration:


2 Use from Hotjar

(1) This website uses the web analysis service Hotjar to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Hotjar is Art. 6 para. I p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO.


Hotjar makes it possible to measure and evaluate usage behavior (clicks, mouse movements, scroll heights, etc.) on our website. The information generated by the “tracking code” and cookies about your visit to our website is transmitted to the Hotjar servers in Ireland and stored there.


The following information may be recorded by your device and browser:


– The IP address of your device (collected and stored in an anonymous format)


– Your e-mail address including your first name and surname, if you have provided it to us via our website


– Screen size of your device

– Device type and browser information

– Geographical viewpoint (country only)

– The preferred language to display our website

– log data


The following data is automatically generated by our servers when Hotjar is used:


– Referring domain

– Visited pages

– Geographical viewpoint (country only)

– The preferred language to display our website

– Date and time when the website was accessed


Hotjar will use this information to evaluate your visit to our website, to create reports on the use of the website, and to evaluate other services that relate to the use of the website and the internet evaluation of the website.


Hotjar also uses the services of third party companies, such as Google Analytics and Optimizely, to provide services. These third parties may store information that your browser sends when you visit the website, such as cookies or IP requests. For more information on how Google Analytics and Optimizely store and use data, please see their respective privacy policies.


The cookies that Hotjar uses have a different “lifetime”. Some last for up to 365 days, while others are only valid during the current visit.


You can prevent Hotjar from collecting data by clicking on the following link and following the instructions there:


Use of social media plug-ins

(1) We use the following social media plug-ins on our site: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. We use the two-click solution. When you visit our site, no personal data is initially passed on to the plug-in providers. Only if you click on the corresponding button of the provider on our website will the information that you have called up the corresponding website of our online offer be transmitted to the provider.  In addition, the data mentioned in Art. 3 is transferred to the provider. In the case of Facebook, your IP address will be anonymised immediately after the data collection, according to the respective providers in Germany. Thus, when you click on the respective button of the provider, personal data is transmitted to the provider and stored there. Before clicking on the button, we advise you to delete all your cookies, as the plug-in provider collects the data mainly via cookies.


(2) We cannot influence the data processing procedures and the data collected. We are not aware of the full extent of the data collection, the purposes of the processing, or the storage periods. We also have no information on the deletion of the collected data by the plug-in provider.


(3) The data collected about you is stored by the plug-in provider as user profiles. These are used for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or the needs-based design of his website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, in which case you must contact the provider of the respective plug-in. The plug-ins serve to improve our offer and enhance your user experience, as you can interact with social networks and thus with other users via the plug-ins. The legal basis for the use of the plug-ins is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DS-GVO.


(4) It is irrelevant for data sharing whether you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged in there. If you are logged in, the data collected by us will be directly assigned to your account with the plug-in provider. We therefore recommend that you log out regularly after using social networks, especially before activating the button, to prevent your profile from being directly assigned to the plug-in provider.


(5) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the following data protection declarations of these providers. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy.


(6) Addresses of the respective plug-in providers and URL with their data protection information:


  1. a) Facebook Inc, 1601 California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; agreement on joint processing of personal data:; further information on data collection:, and Facebook has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,


  1. b) Twitter Inc, 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, California 94103, USA; Twitter has submitted to the EU-US privacy shield,


  1. c) Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Google has submitted to the EU-US privacy shield,






Anonymisation is the alteration of personal data in such a way that the individual details of personal or factual circumstances can no longer be attributed to a specific or identifiable natural person, or can only be attributed to a specific or identifiable natural person with a disproportionate expenditure of time, cost and labour.





According to Article 4 No. 8 of the DPA, a processor is “a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller”.


Person concerned

A person whose personal data is collected, processed or used.



Natural person

Natural persons are individuals, families and other groups of persons with a personal space. Sole traders – whether or not entered in the commercial register – are also included.


Legal entities

Legal entities are corporations and registered associations as well as partnerships.


Personal data

Personal data are individual details about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject).


This includes all information that says something about a person. This information does not necessarily have to relate to a specific person (such as the name or a photo of the person concerned); it is sufficient that a reference can be made to the respective person. “We recognize the caller by the telephone number on the display. An e-mail address often tells us the name and the employer of the sender, without us already being in personal contact with him or her”.



Pseudonymisation means “the replacement of the name and other identifying features by a distinctive mark for the purpose of excluding or substantially complicating the identification of the person concerned”. This is done, for example, through the use of nicknames.


Material circumstances

“Factual circumstances” are information about facts that relate to the person concerned and make him/her identifiable, for example. This includes information on income, assets, contractual relationships and the extent of Internet use.


Sensitive categories of personal data

Art. 9 of the EU-DSGVO states: “The processing of personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs or trade union membership, as well as the processing of genetic data, biometric data revealing the unique identification of a natural person, health data or data concerning the sexual life or sexual orientation of a natural person shall be prohibited”.




Processing means the storage, modification, transmission, blocking and deletion of personal data.



Collecting means the collection of data on data subjects.



Use means any use of personal data not covered by the term “processing”.



Deletion means everything from making personal data unrecognisable to the “destruction” of personal data.