Data protection declaration and information on data processing

1 Contact data responsible body and data protection officer
1.1 Responsible person
Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH
Otto-Schott-Straße 7
72555 Metzingen
Mail Adress:
Phone: +49 7123-9683-0

1.1 data protection officer

The data protection officer can be contacted at the above address or at the following e-mail address:

2 Purposes of processing
2.1 Permission (Art. 6 Abs. 1a DS-GVO)

Processing of personal data for specific purposes (e.g. registration for our newsletter, forwarding to other third parties, evaluation of data for marketing purposes) takes place if you have given us your consent.

2.2 Contractual or pre-contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1b DS-GVO)

We process personal data, the disclosure of which is required for the performance of a contract to which you are a party, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which take place at your request, e.g. via our website contact form. The purposes of the data processing depend on the concrete contract (e.g. purchase, service, employment contract) and can include evaluations, consultation as well as the execution of further actions. We process personal data of employees for the purposes of the employment relationship if this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship or after the establishment of the employment relationship for its execution or termination or for the exercise or fulfilment of the rights and obligations arising from a law.

2.3 Legal requirements (Art. 6 para. 1c DS-GVO)

Due to legal obligations, data processing takes place e.g. for the purposes of fraud and money laundering prevention, compliance with fiscal control and reporting obligations and information to authorities.

2.4 Balance of interests (Art. 6 para. 1f DS-GVO)

In order to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties, data processing is also carried out for certain purposes after prior consideration of the interests involved, e.g. to safeguard domestic rights, protect legal claims, clarify criminal offences, determine default risks, optimize product development, optimize customer contact for advertising purposes, optimize demand planning or ensure data security.

3 Further data processing within the framework of website usageg
3.1 Cookies

On various pages we use cookies to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. The so-called 'cookies' are small text files that your browser can store on your computer. The process of storing a cookie file is also called 'setting a cookie'. You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are set, to decide whether to accept them separately, or to accept or reject them. Cookies can be used for various purposes, e.g. to recognise that your PC has already been connected to a website (permanent cookies) or to save recently viewed offers (session cookies). We use cookies to provide you with increased user comfort. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognize your computer during your next visit (permanent cookies). In order to use our comfort functions, we recommend that you allow the acceptance of cookies for our website.

3.2 External content / processing of data outside the EU

On our websites we use active Java-Script content such as Google Maps from external providers such as Google. When you access our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website. You can prevent this by installing a Java Script blocker such as the browser plug-in 'NoScript' ( or by deactivating Java Script in your browser. This may result in functional restrictions on websites that you visit.

3.3 Using the Google Action feature

Purpose of the data processing/ Legal basis: With the Actions-on-Google function of Google Inc. you have the possibility to use different functions of the mowing robot by voice control. To do this, you must connect your Google account to your user account on our authentication server. You can then use voice commands to control your mowing robot or your mowing robot fleet. In addition, you have the option of requesting information from various sources Legal basis for data processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 a) DSGVO, which you declare to Google in your Google user account.

Recipients/recipient categories: The Actions-on-Google feature works by first sending your voice command, recorded after the activation word Ok Google, to Google. There the recordings are evaluated, the voice command is converted into your concrete request and only the request is forwarded to the ECHO Robotics server for processing. The voice recordings themselves are not passed on to ECHO Robotics and ECHO Motorgeräte does not have access to them either. They are stored by Google to optimise voice control and speech recognition of the Actions-on-Google service. If you want to delete the voice recording stored by Google, you can do this individually in the Google Action Control. We would like to refer you to Google's information on the details of the data use by Google at this point.

3.4 Amazon Alexa Skill

We use various Alexa skills to give users the ability to control their ECHO Robotics lawnmower from home or on the road. Amazon collects personal information to provide products and services. This includes the following categories of personal information:

  1. Information you give Amazon
  2. Automatic information
  3. Information from other sources

Amazon Europe Core S.à.r.l., Amazon EU S.à.r.l., Amazon Services Europe S.à.r.l. and Amazon Media EU S.à.r.l., all four located at 38, avenue John F. Kennedy, L-1855 Luxembourg, as well as Amazon Instant Video Germany GmbH, Domagkstr. 28, 80807 Munich (together "Amazon Europe") are responsible for all personal information collected and processed by Amazon Europe. For more information about Amazon's data use, please refer to Amazon's Privacy Policy:

3.5 Anonymous or pseudonymous possibilities of use

In principle, you can visit our websites without providing us with any personal data. Pseudonymised usage data is not merged with the data of the bearer of the pseudonym. A creation of pseudonymous user profiles does not take place.

4 Categories of recipients

In order to fulfil the intended purposes, the necessary data may be accessed within our company across departments. We may also use contract processors to obtain data for certain purposes, e.g. for IT services, document destruction and marketing. Other recipients of personal data may also be public authorities, credit and financial service institutions, lawyers, tax consultants or credit agencies.

5 Transfer to a third country or to an international organisation

Data will only be transferred to third countries if this is necessary, for example, to implement a contract or is required by law, or if you have given us your consent, for example as part of a corporate data transfer. Furthermore, in the context of the maintenance of IT components, it cannot be ruled out that an IT service provider from a third country (e.g. the USA) may in rare cases have access to personal data. Otherwise, personal data will not be transferred to third countries or to an international organization.

6 Duration of Data Storage

For the duration of the contractual relationship the personal data are stored with us, beyond that legal periods of limitation usually amount to three years. Various storage and documentation obligations apply, e.g. from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Fiscal Code (AO), which can last up to ten years.

7 Right of Access

You have the right of access pursuant to Art. 15 DS-GVO, the right of rectification pursuant to Art. 16 DS-GVO, the right of deletion pursuant to Art. 17 DS-GVO, the right of restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 DS-GVO and the right of data transfer pursuant to Art. 20 DS-GVO. The restrictions under §§34 and 35 BDSG apply to the right to information and the right to cancellation.

8 Revocation of consents

You can revoke your consent at any time. Please note that your revocation will only take effect in the future.

10 Existence of a right of appeal

In addition, you have the right to appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 DS-GVO in conjunction with § 19 BDSG).

11 Obligation to provide data

You only need to provide the personal information that is necessary to create, execute and terminate a contract or that we are required by law to collect. If you do not provide us with the necessary information and documents, we may not establish or continue the business relationship you have requested.

12 Profiling

We partially process your data automatically with the aim of evaluating certain personal aspects (profiling), e.g. evaluation for targeted customer approach, demand-oriented advertising including market and opinion research as well as scoring or rating. For example, data on payment behaviour (e.g. account turnover, balances) as well as criteria such as industry affiliation and experience from previous business relationships can be included in the evaluation.

13 Categories of personal data

We process the following categories of personal data, for example: Personal master data, contact data, contract master data, data for the justification, execution and termination of contracts, order data, data for the fulfilment of legal obligations, creditworthiness data, scoring/rating data, advertising and sales data, data on your use of our telemedia offered (e.g. time of calling up our web pages, pages clicked by us or entries) as well as other data comparable with the categories mentioned.

14 Data Sources

Data which we have received from you within the framework of our business relationship is processed by us in the same way as data transmitted to us by other third parties. On the other hand, we collect data from publicly accessible sources (e.g. industry and debtor directories, commercial registers, press).

Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 Data Protection Basic Regulation (DS-GVO)

Right of objection on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons related to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you carried out pursuant to Article 6(1e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6(1f) GDPR (data processing based on a balancing of interests), including profiling based on this provision. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

-right to object to a processing operation

We process your personal data in order to operate direct advertising. You have the right at any time to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection can be made without form and should be addressed to:

Vertrieb Deutschland GmbH
Otto-Schott-Straße 7
72555 Metzingen
Phone: +49 7123-9683-0