Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the following publisher of this website: Ruths Flowers. Use of the Ruths Flowers website is basically possible without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, email address or telephone number of a data subject, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Ruths Flowers. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller, Ruths Flowers has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.
We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:
1) Personal data
Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is regarded as identifiable who is directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an Identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
2) Affected person
The data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing.
Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, Disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.
4) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting their future processing.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal to analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in a way in which the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
The person responsible or the person responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the member states, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his appointment can be provided for in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.
Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.
The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. Authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation under Union law or the law of the member states are not considered recipients.
A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.
Consent is any voluntary, informed and unambiguous declaration of intent given by the person concerned for the specific case in the form of a declaration or some other unequivocal affirmative action with which the person concerned indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.
2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing
The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:
Editor: Ruths Flowers
12 West Street, Bristol
United Kingdom, BS3 3LG
Tel .: 07516173162
3. Name and address of the data protection officer
The data protection officer of the controller is:
Data protection officer: Viktorija Lahutik
Company: Ruths Flowers
12 West Street, Bristol
United Kingdom, BS3 3LG
Tel .: 07516173162
Any person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.
By using cookies, the Ruths Flowers can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
In this way, the following data can be transmitted:
Frequency of page views
Use of website functions
The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.
5. Collection of general data and information
The Ruths Flowers website collects a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, Ruths Flowers does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber-attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore statistically evaluated by Ruths Flowers on the one hand and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.
In addition, the following personal data is also recorded, provided that the users concerned have expressly given their consent and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations:
First and last names of the users
IP address of the user
E-mail address of the user
Information on the place of residence (postcode, etc.)
The processing of personal data takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in fulfilling our contractually agreed services and in optimizing our online offer.
You can also visit this website without providing any personal information. However, in order to improve our online offer, we save your access data on this website (without personal reference). These access data include B. the file you requested or the name of your Internet provider. By anonymizing the data, it is not possible to draw conclusions about your person.
6. SSL encryption
In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.
7. Registration on our website
The data subject has the option of registering on the website of the person responsible for processing by providing personal data. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing results from the respective input mask that is used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the person responsible for processing and for their own purposes. The person responsible for the processing can arrange for the transfer to be made to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the person responsible for the processing.
By registering on the website of the person responsible for processing, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the person concerned, the date and time of registration are also saved. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate crimes committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the person responsible for processing. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on is used for criminal prosecution.
The registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data enables the data controller to offer the data subject content or services that, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the person responsible for processing.
The person responsible for processing will provide information to each person concerned at any time upon request about which personal data is stored about the person concerned. Furthermore, the person responsible for the processing corrects or deletes personal data at the request or advice of the person concerned, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. All employees of the person responsible for processing are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.
8. Contact options via the website
Due to legal regulations, the Ruths Flowers website contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a person concerned contacts the person responsible for processing by email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the person responsible for processing are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.
9. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data
The person responsible for the processing processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period of time that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is specified by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations, which the person responsible for the processing is subject to, was provided.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.
10. Rights of the data subject
1) Right to confirmation
Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a person concerned wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
2) Right of Access
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulations to receive free information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:
• the purposes of the processing
• the categories of personal data that are processed
• The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
• If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
• the existence of a right to correction or deletion of personal data concerning you or to restriction of processing by the person responsible or a right to object to this processing
• the existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
• if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: all available information on the origin of the data
• The existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to information as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to receive information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transmission. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
3) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data – including by means of a supplementary declaration. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
4) right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
• The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
• The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Paragraph 2 Letter a GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
• The person concerned objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the person concerned objects in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR processing a.
• The personal data was processed unlawfully.
• The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
• The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
If one of the above-mentioned reasons applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at Ruths Flowers deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The Ruths Flowers employee will arrange for the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately. If the personal data has been made public by Ruths Flowers and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR, Ruths Flowers takes appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the published personal data that the data subject will benefit from these others for the Data processing controller has requested the deletion of all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as processing is not necessary. The Ruths Flowers employee will arrange the necessary in individual cases.
5) Right to restriction of processing
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the controller restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:
The correctness of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the person concerned needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
The data subject has an objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.
If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned would like to request the restriction of personal data stored at Ruths Flowers, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Ruths Flowers will arrange for the processing to be restricted.
6) Right to data portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data concerning them, which have been made available to a person responsible by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Para . 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of public authority, which has been assigned to the person responsible. Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the person concerned has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons. To assert the right to data portability, the person concerned can contact an employee of Ruths Flowers at any time.
7) Right to Object
8) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or which significantly affects them in a similar manner, if the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the person responsible is subject and these legislation take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject. If the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, Ruths Flowers takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the To protect the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain intervention by a person on the part of the person responsible, to express his or her own position and to contest the decision. If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.
9) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.
11. Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (following: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand 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 The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated 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 website activity and to provide further information on website activity Internet-related services against to be provided by the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports on activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, further related services are then to be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.
You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics.
In addition, or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking this link. An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent future collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.
12. Use of libraries (web fonts)
In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use website libraries and font libraries such as B. Google Webfonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or prevents access, the content is displayed in a standard font.
Calling up libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and, if so, for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.
13. Method of Payment
1) PayPal: The controller has integrated PayPal components on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the person concerned selects “PayPal” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal are usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. Personal data related to the respective order is also required to process the purchase contract.
The purpose of transmitting the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for processing will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the person responsible for processing may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check your identity and creditworthiness.
PayPal may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf of.
The data subject has the option of revoking their consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
PayPal’s current data protection provisions can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
14. Legal basis for processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are required to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR are based. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).
15. Legitimate interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.
16. Duration for which the personal data are stored
The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided that it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract.
17. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision
We explain to you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned. Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.
18. Change of data protection regulation
We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.
19. Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.