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Privacy policy Canton-App 
A. general information 
Thank you for your interest in our app. When you use this app, we process various personal data. 
1. Personal data 
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier. Identifier is, for example, your name, your location data, your IP address, the device identifier, the SIM card number, your address, your user behaviour, and your email address.
2. Processing by the controller 
(1) Data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 2 GDPR means any operation which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means. This includes the collection (i.e., acquisition), recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction of personal data, or alteration of the purposes for which they were originally processed. 
(2) According to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR, the controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. 
(3) The controller may process data through a processor (Art. 4 No. 8 GDPR). A processor within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 8 GDPR is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency, or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller, in particular in accordance with the controller's instructions. 
3. Use of Cookies 
(1) When operating our app, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your device and assigned to the mobile app you are using and through which certain information flows to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transfer viruses to your computer and therefore cannot cause any damage. They serve to make our app more user-friendly and effective overall, i.e., more pleasant for you. 
(2) Cookies may contain data that makes it possible to recognize the device used. In some cases, cookies only contain information on certain settings that are not personally identifiable. However, cookies cannot directly identify a user. 
(3) Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognise your browser during your next visit (persistent cookies). Regarding their function, a distinction is made as follows: 
Technical cookies: These are necessary to move within the app, use basic functions and ensure the security of the app. They do not collect information about you for marketing purposes, nor do they store which websites you have visited; 
Performance cookies: These collect information about how you use our app, which pages you visit and, for example, whether errors occur when using the app; they do not collect any information that could identify you - all information collected is anonymous and is only used to improve our app and find out what interests our users; 
Advertising cookies, targeting cookies: These are used to offer the app user tailored advertising within the app or offers from third parties and to measure the effectiveness of these offers; advertising and targeting cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months; 
Sharing cookies: These are used to improve the interactivity of our app with other services. Sharing cookies are stored for a maximum of 13 months. 
(4) The legal basis for cookies that are necessary to provide you with the expressly requested service is section 25 (2) No. 2 TTDSG. 
(5) Any use of cookies that is not technically necessary constitutes data processing that we only carry out with your expressed and active consent in accordance with Section 25 (1) TTDSG in conjunction with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. This applies to the use of performance, advertising, targeting, or sharing cookies. 
4. legal basis for data processing under the GDPR 
(1) For personal data regulated by the GDPR, we rely on several legal bases for data processing. These include: 
• Your given consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR. This can be revoked at any time, for example by deleting the app and the app account in the app settings or by sending an email to 
• the data processing necessary to fulfill the contractual agreement in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit b GDPR. You can read about the functions and scope of the Canton app in our terms of use. 
 • our legitimate interests, such as the improvement and development of the services and to promote security in accordance with Art. 6 para. lit 1 f GDPR. 
(2) For the processing operations carried out, we indicate the applicable legal basis in each case below. Processing can also be based on several legal bases. 
5. Scope of the information to be provided 
(1) Insofar as we decide on the purposes and means of data processing either alone or jointly with others, this includes the obligation to inform you transparently about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis of the processing (cf. Art. 13 and Art. 14 GDPR). 
(2) This privacy policy informs you in accordance with Art. 12 et seq. GDPR about how we handle your personal data when you use our app. It explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also informs you how and for what purpose this is done. 
B. Information on the processing of your data 
1. Scope of the privacy policy This privacy policy applies to the free download and use of the "Canton" mobile application for controlling Canton loudspeakers (hereinafter referred to as the "Canton App" or "App"). The app enables the control of Canton loudspeakers and the access and playback of the offers (in particular music offers and podcasts) of the third-party services listed in the App. 
Details on the Canton App and its functions can be found in our terms of use. 
The app allows you to control Canton speakers and access and play the offerings (in particular music offerings and podcasts) from the third-party services listed in the app. 
2. Responsibility for data processing 
 The data controller is 
Canton Elektronik GmbH + Co KG 
Neugasse 21 - 23 
61276 Weilrod Weilrod, Germany 
Phone: +49 (0)6083 287 0 
3. modification note 
We reserve the right to regularly review our data protection information to determine whether it needs to be adapted or supplemented as part of the ongoing development of data protection law and technological or organizational changes. You will be informed of changes. 
4. establishing contact 
(1) For the purpose of responding to inquiries, we collect personal data if you provide it to us voluntarily. In this case, the personal data transmitted by e-mail or otherwise will be stored. 
(2) . We use the data that you provide to handle your inquiries in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit b GDPR. After your request has been fully processed, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit c GDPR, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 lit a GDPR or unless we reserve the right to use your data beyond this, as permitted by law. In this case, you will be informed by this document. 
 (3) In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation. •
5. Data processing 
a. general information 
We can only provide you with the benefits of our app if we collect certain personal data required for the operation of the app. We collect this data if it is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR). Furthermore, we collect data if it is necessary for the functionality of the app. This applies only, when your interest in the protection of your personal data does not exceed the need for functionality (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR), or if you consent to the data processing (Art. 6 para 1 lit a GDPR). 
b. Data processing when using the app 
(1) Canton collects as little data as possible. However, we can only provide you with the benefits of our app if we collect certain personal data required for the operation of the app. 
(2) When you access and use the app, we collect various device information and process data (access data). 
The access data includes 
• IP address 
 • device ID 
 • device type 
• device-specific settings 
• the date and time of access 
• Crash of the app 
• browser type
• operating system 
This access data is processed to enable the technical operations of the app 
(3) If the processing of the data requires the storage of information in your device or access to information that is already stored in the device, Section 25 (1), (2) TTDSG is the legal basis. 
c. Airable 
We use the service of Airable (airable GmbH, Am Treppchen 2, 41334 Nettetal, Germany, Email: to search for and select various streaming services via our app. Airable is integrated into our app via an interface. 
To provide you with this service, we process the following data and pass it on to Airable: 
• Login data 
• IP address 
• Date and time of the request 
The processing of your personal data is necessary to enable you to access a selection of different radio stations and podcasts and thus to ensure contractual use in accordance with Art 6 para 1 section 1 lit b GDPR. 
Further information on the processing of your data by Airable can be found at 
Privacy policy: 
d. deezer 
Functions of the music service provider "Deezer" (Deezer S.A., 12 rue d'Athènes 75009 Paris France) are integrated into our app. When you use Deezer, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Deezer server and data is transmitted to Deezer. If you do not want Deezer to be able to associate your visit to our app with your Deezer user account, please log out of your Deezer user account. 
Further information can be found here: 
Privacy policy: 
Terms of use: •
6. Data processing by third parties 
a. Download 
When you download the Canton app, certain personal data required for this purpose is transmitted to the relevant app store (Apple Store or Google Play). This includes in particular 
• user name 
• e-mail address 
• Customer number of the downloading account 
• Time of the download 
• and the individual device identification number. 
We have no influence on this data collection and are not responsible for it. For further information, please refer to the privacy policy and terms of use of the respective app store. 
b. spotify 
You can control the Spotify audio streaming service via the app and transfer it to your speakers (Spotify AB, Regeringsgatan 19, SE-111 53, Stockholm, Sweden). By clicking on the icon in our app, you will be redirected directly to the Spotify page. We are not responsible for any data processing that takes place when you use Spotify. 
You can find more information about Spotify at 
Privacy policy: 
Terms of use: https: // 
c. TuneIn 
You can control the radio streaming service TuneIn via our app and transfer it to your speakers (TuneIn Inc., 475 Brannan St Suite 320 San Francisco, CA 94107 USA). By clicking on the icon in our app, you will be forwarded directly to the TuneIn website. We are not responsible for data processing operations that take place when using TuneIn. 
You can find more information about TuneIn at 
Privacy policy: 
Terms of use: https: // 
d. Tidal 
You can control the music streaming service TIDAL via our app and stream it to your speakers (ASPIRO AB 1411 Broadway New York, NY 10018). By clicking on the icon in our app, you will be forwarded directly to the Tidal website. We are not responsible for data processing operations that take place when using Tidal. 
You can find more information about Tidal at 
Privacy policy: 
Terms of use: https: // 
7. Storage periods and deletion 
(1) We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes for which we collected or used it. As a rule, we store your personal data for the duration of the usage or contractual relationship via the app. Your data will only be stored on our servers in Germany. 
(2) However, data may be stored beyond the specified period in the event of a current or impending legal dispute with you or other legal proceedings. 
(3) Third parties engaged by us will store your data on their system for as long as is necessary to provide the in accordance with the mutual agreed interaction. 
(4) Legal requirements for the storage and deletion of personal data remain unaffected by the above (e.g., § 257 HGB or § 147 AO). If the storage period prescribed by the statutory provisions expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted unless further storage by us is necessary and there is a legal basis for this. 
8. Change of purpose 
(1) Your personal data will only be processed for purposes other than those described if this is permitted by law or if you have consented to the changed purpose of the data processing. 
(2) In the event of further processing for purposes other than those for which the data was originally collected, we will inform you of these other purposes prior to further processing and provide you with all other relevant information in this regard. 
9. your rights 
Being the data subject, you have the following rights according to: 
• art. 15 GDPR, the right to obtain information about your personal data which we process, within the scope described therein; 
• art. 16 GDPR, the right to immediately demand rectification of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us; 
• art. 17 GDPR, the right to request erasure of your personal data stored with us, 
• unless further processing is required 
• to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information; 
• for compliance with a legal obligation; 
• for reasons of public interest or 
• for establishing, exercising, or defending legal claims; 
• art. 18 GDPR, the right to request restriction of processing of your personal data,insofar as 
• the accuracy of the data is contested by you; 
• the processing is unlawful, but you refuse their erasure; 
• we no longer need the data, but you need it to establish, 
• exercise or defend legal claims, or 
• you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with art. 21 GDPR; 
• art. 20 GDPR, the right to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request ist transmission to another controller; 
• art. 77 GDPR, the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your habitual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters. 

10. Right to object 
Right to object 
If we process personal data as described above to protect our legitimate interests that are overriding in the process of balancing of interests, you may object to such data processing with future effect. If your data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. If your data are processed for other purposes, you have the right to object only on grounds relating to your situation. After you have exercised your right to object, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights, and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. This does not apply to the processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes. In such a case we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes.
11. How to contact us 
If you have any questions about how we collect, process, or use your personal data, want to enquire about, correct, restrict, or delete your data, or withdraw any consents you have given, or opt-out of any data use, please contact us directly using the contact data provided in our supplier identification.