Our Privacy Policy

1. Our Commitment

Diving Specials GmbH is committed to protecting the privacy of members of this site. We are in charge of using your information in the most careful and responsible way possible. Our privacy policy is in conformity with the German Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz” or “BDSG”) as well as the Media Act (“Telemediengesetz” or “TMG”). You agree that your use of the site signifies your assent to this Privacy Policy. The following Privacy Policy is applicable for DivingSpecials.com:

2. Information Collected

DivingSpecials.com collects, stores and processes personal data only in accordance with applicable legal requirements and to the extent necessary and required to fulfill the contractual relations between DivingSpecials.com and the user or to provide or improve the requested services. Any further usage such as a transfer or a sale of the personal data to third parties by DivingSpecials.com is excluded, unless the user has explicitly consented to the disclosure of the personal data.

In order to access this site you must first complete the registration process. During the registration process we collect personal information such as your name and email address. Once you complete and submit your registration, you have opted-in to receive exciting newsletters with the recent diving specials to your indicated email address, which are solely for own marketing purposes. The user has the right to unsubscribe the newsletter, which can be done at any time via Unsubscribe@DivingSpecials.com. Users do not need to specify reasons for the unsubscription. Further, we will use and process address and shipping address data for our own purposes.

We collect personal information when you choose to use certain features of the site, e.g. shopping cart. Further, we require you to provide additional information such as your phone number, billing and shipping addresses and credit card information to fulfill our services. Personal data will be SSL encoded and processed online.

In order to create a great user experience at our site and enable specific functions (e.g. during the order process) we use so-called cookies. Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your end device’s browser directory or program data subfolder. Some cookies might be deleted after ending your browser session, others will remain on your end device to recognize certain settings or preferences during your next website visit. Most browsers can be set to prevent cookies or to notify you when one is being placed. Cookies are necessary to guarantee the full functionality of our site.

As a member of Diving Specials you are entitled to invite other persons to join the site. Please bear in mind that you should invite only natural and personally known persons. Diving Specials will send an invitation to your indicated person. Your data will not be used for other purposes. We will disclose your name and email address in the invitation to your indicated invitee.

You have the right of disclosure of your stored data free of charge. In the case of a potential correction, blocking or deletion of your data or if you should have questions, requests or wishes don’t hesitate to contact us via Info@DivingSpecials.com. A blocking or deletion of your data may result in an inability to fulfill our contractual responsibilities. Under these circumstances Diving Specials GmbH cannot be hold liable for damages and the claim for indemnity is excluded.

3. How We Use Your Information

We will not share or disclose your information to anyone - except as described in this Privacy Policy.

We use personally identifiable information in order to give you a more enjoyable convenient shopping experience and to help us identify and/or provide information, products or services that may be of interest to you. We use your personally identifiable information to support and enhance your use of the site and its features, including without limitation: fulfilling your order; providing customer service; tracking email invitations you send; and otherwise supporting your use of the site. We may also track your past purchases to provide you with a personalized profile of your shopping history. In addition, we may notify you about new services or special promotional programs, or send you information.

In connection with their performance of services to maintain and operate the site and certain features on the site, certain trusted third parties may be permitted to access your information. For example, we may use third parties to host the site; operate various features available on the site; send emails; analyze data; provide search results and links and assist in fulfilling your orders.

We reserve the right to disclose information in order to comply with a subpoena, court order, administrative or governmental order, or any other requirement of law, or when we, in our sole discretion, believe it is necessary in order to protect our rights or the rights of others, to prevent harm to persons or property, to fight fraud and credit risk reduction.

DivingSpecials.com includes Google Analytics (www.google.com) to optimize data analysis. The generated information contributes to a better product offering for our customers. These data will not be shared with third parties.

Users can deactivate Google Analytics by installing a browser-add-on: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. However, deactivation might lead to a limited use of our website.

We use non-personally identifiable information in the aggregate, so that we can improve the site for business and administrative purposes. We may also use or share with third parties for any purpose aggregated data that contains no personally identifiable information.

4. How We Protect Your Data

We are committed to protecting the information we receive from you. We secure our website and other systems through technical and administrative measures against the loss, destruction, access, change or proliferation of data by unauthorized people.

While no computer system is completely secure, we believe that we managed to reduce the likelihood of security problems to an appropriate level. Despite regular data control an entire protection against all potential threats is not possible. Data gathered through the shopping process may be stored and used solely for our own promotional purposes.

The site encrypts your credit card and other personal information using secure socket layer (SSL) technology to provide for the secure transmission of the information from your end device to our servers. In addition, only those employees and third parties who need access to your information in order to perform their duties are allowed such access.

5. Accessing and Updating Your Personal Information

If you are a registered user, you may wish to access and update your registration information under ‘My Account’ for personal data or under ‘My Settings’ for your password. Information such as ‘Number of dives’ helps us to understand the proficiency of our users and source the diving specials you love.

If you should have any problems with ‘My Account’ or ‘My Settings’ please send us an email to Service@DivingSpecials.com. Each user has the right to receive information about the saved personal data or introduce a potential deletion of data under Service@DivingSpecials.com. We will take commercially reasonable steps to implement your opt-out requests promptly, but you may still receive communications from us for up to two weeks as we process your request. While we make efforts to accommodate requests to restrict our use of your information, we reserve the right to delete all or any portion of customer information if we are not able to reasonably accommodate a requested restriction.

6. Social Plugins

DivingSpecials.com uses social plugins (“Plugins”) of “Facebook” organized by the social network facebook.com, which is organized by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A facebook brand, a specific icon or the name “Facebook social plugin” characterizes the plugins. By using these plugins your browser will establish a direct link to the server of Facebook. Your browser will directly transfer the content of the facebook plugin into our website.

The Diving Specials GmbH has no influence on the generated data by the facebook plugin. By including the plugin facebook will be informed that you have used our website. Facebook will be able to allocate the content to your account, once you are logged in. If you are a member of facebook and don’t wish to link these information with your facebook account, you will need to log out before using our website. Please refer to the Facebook privacy policies for further details on the purpose and extent of the data collection, how your data is distributed and use or options of how to protect your privacy.

7. Privacy Policy Change

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy for the site, we will post the revised Privacy Policy here so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we may disclose it to anyone. Your continued use of the site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us via Live Chat or:




Diving Specials GmbH

Hildegardstrasse 11

80539 Munich




Posted on 08 Aug 2017, Munich