Privacy Policy

This is a translation into english of the Privacy Policy from 10/10/2017 of Sammelkartenmarkt Limited und Co. KG, Nordkapstr. 4, 10439 Berlin - hereinafter called "Provider". The english version is for informal purposes only. For all legal matters only the german version is to be considered.

1 General remarks

Sammelkartenmarkt Limited & Co. KG collects, processes and uses your personal data in compliance with the strict German and European data protection regulations. Apart from certain particulars required to offer you our services, you may determine yourself which information to provide.

On our website we use, as far as possible, secure transmission technologies, e.g. SSL encryption. However, data transfer on the internet, especially the communication via e-mail, may involve security gaps. A complete data protection against access of third parties is not possible.

By using the website www.cardmarket.com (hereafter: online platform), but at the latest when registering as a user, you grant your consent to the collection, processing and use of the entered personal data by the Sammelkartenmarkt Limited & Co. KG as responsible entity on their servers. Please note that the data transmitted by you as part of the use of the website are processed and saved by means of an EDP system. It is understood that we treat your personal data strictly confidentially .

Personal data, i.e. specific data about the personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person, are only collected as far as necessary for the fulfillment of the contract and for the provision of contractual services. The collection of data is carried out exclusively to the extent provided by you.

The processing of personal data may consist in saving, changing, transmitting, blocking and deleting of these data. Any personal data are only saved by us as long as this is necessary for the respective specified purpose or we are obligated by law to save this information.

Already when visiting our website, your information may also be saved to the server when having access (e.g. date, time, pages visited). This data is not considered personal data, but they are anonymized, for example name of the internet provider, type of internet browser, pages visited on the website. These data are used for statistical purposes only and to improve our services. By accessing the site data may also be saved on your computer. These data are called “Cookies” and they facilitate the use of the website. However, you have the option to deactivate this function in your web browser. This may result in limitations when using our website.

The user’s personal data will not be transmitted to any third party. Exempt from this are only the service partners of the Sammelkartenmarkt Limited & Co. KG needed for the completion of the contractual relationship, e.g. providers of payment services (such as e.g. PayPal). In these cases the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) will be strictly observed, the data transfer will be restricted to a minimum extent.

You shall be entitled to the right of withdrawal of the consent with effect for the future at all times and without limitations. The contact data for exercising the withdrawal may be found in the About us section of our website.

You have the right to information free of charge on your stored personal data as well as to the correction, deletion or blocking thereof, in as far as personal data are concerned for the purposes of the BDSG. In order to contact us, please use the contact data to be found in the About us section of our website.

2 Necessary data for registration

In order to be able to use the online platform, certain personal data have to be collected during registration. The required pieces of information are:

This information is necessary to enable the purpose of the online platform which is purchase and sale of trading cards between users.

Your user name, your first name and your place of residence are visible for other users.

When registering as private seller, a verification by means of checking your banking information will be done. You will be asked to provide a valid European bank account. We will issue two transfers to this bank account. You will have to provide the two transfer amounts in order to complete registration as a seller.

When registering as a professional user, you will have to provide a proof of identity (ID card scan) and a proof of your professional activity (scan of your business registration). These documents will only be used for the activation of your account and will not be communicated to a third party.

Apart from that you may add further voluntary information, such as your phone number and your bank details or your VAT No. and company name (for commercial accounts). All voluntary data may be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future by deleting these data from your profile.

3 E-Mail correspondence

Messages from other users as well as requests from other users will be sent to you via e-mail. It is ensured that your e-mail address will not be disclosed to other users.

4 Use of data via application programming interface (API)

The use of the API using a permanent Access Token enables you to access your own inventory data as well as publicly available data such as trading card prices etc. Neither you have access to other user’s inventory data, nor do other users have access to your inventory data. We are entitled to record each access to the API.

Commercial developers of apps and similar application programs are provided with an App Key. Here too, no personal data or granting of access rights to such data will be passed on at first.

However, if you log in with your data (user name and password) via a third party app, you grant this app a temporary access (read and write), limited to 24 hours, to your own inventory data. We are not liable for possible damages or misuse arising from the use of such third party apps. For the terms of use and data protection regulations of such third party apps please refer directly to the app provider.

5 Conversion tracking using the Facebook visitor action pixel

With your consent, we are using the “visitor action pixel” by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. Using this, visitors’ behavior can be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on the Facebook ad. This procedure serves to evaluate the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes and may contribute to optimizing future advertising activities.

The collected data are anonymized and do not provide us with any information as to the identity of the users. However, Facebook saves and processes these data, making a connection to the respective user profile possible and allowing Facebook to use these data for their own advertising purposes according to the Facebook data use policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. They can enable Facebook as well as their partners to place ads on and off Facebook. Furthermore, cookies may be saved to your computer for these purposes. A consent to the use of the user action pixel may only be given by users older than 13 years. If you are younger, please ask a parent or guardian for permission.

Please click here if you wish to revoke your consent: opt out

6 Use of the Facebook Social Plugins

We use the Social Plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins may be recognized by the Facebook logo (white “f” on blue tile, the terms “like” or the “thumbs up” sign) or are additionally marked as “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the look of the Facebook Social Plugin may be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

If you access a page of our website containing such a plugin, your browser will directly set up a connection to the Facebook servers. The contents of the plugin will be directly transmitted by Facebook to your browser and will be integrated by it into the website. Therefore, we do not have any influence on the extent of the data collected by Facebook using this plugin and we will therefore inform you based on our current information: http://www.facebook.com/help/?faq=17512.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged on to Facebook, Facebook can allocate the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pushing the Like button or leaving a commentary, the corresponding information will be directly transmitted by your browser and saved to Facebook. If you do not have a Facebook account, Facebook may still be able to find out and save our IP address. According to Facebook, only anonymized IP addresses are saved in Germany.

Purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your related rights and the settings available for the protection of your privacy may be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If you have a Facebook account and do not wish Facebook to collect data about you via this website and links to your user data saved on Facebook, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website. Further settings and appeals on the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

7 Twitter

Our website partly uses the plugin of the Twitter network (https://publish.twitter.com/). The plugin is offered by Twitter Inc, 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (hereafter short: Twitter). They plugin may be recognized by the light blue script “twitter” on white ground on our website. An overview of the Twitter plugins and their looks may be found here: https://publish.twitter.com/.

If you visit our website, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Twitter servers. The contents of the Twitter plugin will be transmitted directly to your browser and will be integrated into the website. Thereby, Twitter receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are currently not logged on to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there.

If you are logged on to Twitter, Twitter can allocate your visit to our website directly to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pushing the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to the Twitter server and saved there. This information will also be published on your Twitter account and shown to your contacts.

Purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your related rights and the settings available for the protection of your privacy may be found in Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not wish Twitter to allocate the data collected via our website directly to your Twitter account, you need to log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can completely block loading the Twitter plugin using add-ons, e.g. with the script blocker „NoScript“: https://noscript.net/.

Please click here if you wish to revoke your consent: opt out

8 Use of YouTube Plugins

Our website contains at least one YouTube plugin, property of Google Inc., based in San Bruno, California, USA. As soon as you visit one of our sites furnished with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. During this process, the YouTube server is told which specific page of our website you have visited. If you are logged on to your YouTube account, you will enable YouTube to allocate your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You may block this possible allocation by logging out of your account before. You will find further information on the collection and use of your data by YouTube in their data protection notice at: https://www.google.com/intl/policies/privacy/.

9 Use of Instagram plugins

Our website uses among others the plugins of the social network Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram“). The Instagram plugin may be recognised by the “Instagram” button on our website. The plugins appear in the form of the Instagram logo, for example as an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the Instagram plugins and their looks may be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges

If you visit our website containing such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the Instagram servers. The contents of the Instagram plugin will be transmitted directly to your browser and will be integrated into the website. Thereby, Instagram receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have an Instagram profile or are currently not logged on to Instagram. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted directly from your browser to an Instagram server in the USA and saved there.

If you are logged on to Instagram, Instagram can allocate your visit to our website directly to your Instagram account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pushing the “Instagram” button, this information will also be transmitted directly to the Instagram server and saved there. This information will also be published to your Instagram account and shown to your contacts.

Purpose and extent of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your related rights and the settings available for the protection of your privacy may be found in Instagram’s privacy policy https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not wish Instagram to allocate the data collected via our website directly to your Instagram account, you need to log out of Instagram before visiting our website. You can completely block loading the Instagram plugin using add-ons, e.g. with the script blocker „NoScript“ (https://noscript.net/).

10 Cookies

Like many other website owners, we use so-called “cookies“. These are files which are saved via your browser on your computer drive and are used to collect and save specific information about you.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but leave applications the possibility to disable cookies. In the Help menu of most browsers you will find information about how to completely deactivate cookies. You can also delete or disable cookies that you have previously accepted.

We recommend leaving cookies “activated” in order to make full use of the website. If you have set up your browser to block all cookies (even those absolutely necessary), you may not be able to access parts of our website.

We have left certain cookies on your device and recommend you agree to their use. If you do not agree to this, you may continue to use the website, but certain parts may not work properly or not at all.

You can manage many online ad cookies by companies via the US site http://optout.aboutads.info/#!/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/.

We use the following cookies:

Absolutely necessary cookies

These are cookies necessary for the operation of our website in order to fulfil the services desired by you, such as online purchases. These include e.g. cookies allowing you to log on to the secure sections of our website.

Functional cookies

These cookies save information about your settings on the website, e.g. your user name, your language or your current region. This enables us to personalise your visit to our website.

Performance cookies

The “analytical” cookies enable us to collect information about how visitors use our website, e.g. counting visitors and information about how visitors navigate on our website. They record your visit on our website, the pages you visited and the links you clicked. These cookies do not, however, collect any information about your identity. All information is anonymous. This simply helps us to improve the functionality of our website.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereafter short: Google).

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of the website use. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

If you activate the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within the member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the website owner to evaluate your website use, to compile reports about website activities and to perform further services for the website owner connected to website and internet use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can block the storage of cookies by the corresponding setting of your browser software. Please note, however, that you may not be able to make full use of all features of this website. Furthermore, you can block the collection of data generated by the cookie and linked to the use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Further information on data use for advertising purposes by Google, possible settings and appeals, you will find on the Google websites

For an alternative to the browser add-on or for browsers on mobile devices, please click this link: opt out in order to block the recording by Google Analytics on this website. This will file an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click the link again.

For users who visit our website from the People’s Republic of China (PRC), it is possible to use the services of Site Monitor of the provider Miaozhen Ltd, Beijing, PRC with servers in the PRC instead of Google Analytics for the same purpose and subject to the same restrictions. In order to deactivate Site Monitor, visit http://i.miaozhen.com/cookie_opt.html/

Cookies for Social Media

These cookies allow you to share the contents of the website with social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). We have no control over these cookies, as they are implemented by the social media platforms themselves.

Advertising cookies

These cookies enable us to show you customised third party advertising contents based on which of our products and services interested you when visiting our website. These cookies only collect anonymous data which do not permit the identification of your person.

On our website we use interest-based advertising. This includes retargeting and remarketing technologies of third parties, such as e.g. DoubleClick, a division of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland www.doubleclickbygoogle.com, (“DoubleClick”), and Google Analytics Advertising Features, a service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The implemented technologies permit an analysis of your navigation on our website and enable us to provide you with personalised advertising. For this purpose, cookies are saved on your computer. During your visit on our website neither we nor any third party will collect any kind of personalised data, but solely anonymised data. The use of such technologies complies with data protection legislation. With the help of these data, advertising, customised for you based on your interest for our products, can be shown on third party websites. Thus, it may well be possible when surfing later that ads with additional information on our product series are shown on another website. The sole purpose of the use of these technologies is to customise the available information to your interests in the best possible way and to make your online experience as informative as possible. However, you have the possibility to customise your browser settings, so that these cookies are not saved and you can delete already stored cookies. At the following links, you will find the deactivation functions (so-called opt-out functions) with third parties:

The non-personalised data recorded using Google Analytics can be used for demographic purposes, for proof of interest reports and network status reports.

Please click here if you wish to revoke your consent: opt out

Microsoft Conversion Tracking

We use the Microsoft Conversion Tracking. For this, a cookie is filed on your computer by Microsoft Bing Ads, provided that you have reached our website via a Microsoft Bing ad. This way, Microsoft Bing and we are able to know, that someone clicked on the ad, was redirected to our website and has reached a predetermined target page or action (conversion site). We will only learn the total number of users who have clicked on a Bing ad and were then redirect to the conversion site. No personal information on the identity of the user are communicated. If you do not want to take part in the tracking procedure, you may block the cookie necessary for this – e.g. by setting your browser to generally deactivate the automatic insertion of cookies. You may refuse the reception of interest-based advertising by Microsoft by calling up the corresponding opt-out site by Microsoft: http://choice.microsoft.com/opt-out. Find further information on data protection and on the used cookies at Microsoft Bing on the Microsoft website: https://privacy.microsoft.com/privacystatement.

Please click here if you wish to revoke your consent: opt out

Reddit Conversion Tracking

On our website, the “Reddit Conversion Pixel” is used, an analysis service of the Reddit Inc., 520 Third Street, Suite 305, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States. This tool files a cookie on your PC if you get to our website via a Reddit ad. This cookie does not serve any personal traceability. If you visit our website, it will be identifiable to us as well as to Reddit that you clicked on the corresponding ad and were redirected to our website.

Using the data obtained by conversion cookies, conversion statistics are compiled for us. This way, we will know the total number of users who responded to our ad and were redirected to one of our pages equipped with a Reddit pixel. During this procedure, we do not receive any information allowing us to identify you personally as user. If you oppose this tracking procedure, you may deactivate the storage of cookies via your internet browser. If needed, use the help function of your browser for further information. Detailed information on Reddit’s privacy policy to be found at https://www.reddit.com/help/privacypolicy/.

Please click here if you wish to revoke your consent: opt out

11 Withdrawal, amendments, corrections and updates

You shall be entitled to receive information free of charge on your stored personal data. You shall also be entitled to the correction of incorrect data, blocking and deleting of your personal data insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

12 Availability of our Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is available and may be printed from each page of this online platform under the link Privacy Policy.