Privacy & Data Protection

Privacy & Data Protection

We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our products. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. The following privacy policy will inform you about the form, purpose and manner in which your data are recorded and used.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected: type and version of the browser you use; operating system; websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL); websites that you visit; date and time of your visit; your Internet Protocol (IP) address. This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.

Personal Data Protection

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Personal data are only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data to us for the purpose of contacting us, concluding a contract or opening a customer account. We only store and use the data you disclose to us for the purpose of contract processing. Your data will be kept confidential, transferred in an encrypted form and will not be given to third parties who are not involved in the ordering, delivery and payment process. Upon complete fulfillment of the contract or closing of your customer account, your data will be blocked with care for tax and commercial retention periods and will be deleted upon expiry of those periods, unless you have explicitly consented to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data permitted by law.

Comments and Reviews

You have the opportunity to post comments and reviews on different products on our website. Therefore, your IP address is stored on our servers for protection purposes. This information is exclusively stored for our security reasons. In case an author infringes against third party rights and/or enters unlawful content through his/ her comments, we may be potentially liable for such violations. Therefore, we have a direct interest in the author’s stored data.

Transfer of personal data for the purpose of order handling

For the purpose of contract fulfillment, personal data collected by us are transferred to the transport company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for delivering the goods. For the processing of payments we pass on your payment data to the authorized banking institution.

Cookies

We use cookies to optimise the user-friendly navigation and usage of our website. Cookies are small files with text information that are stored on your hard drive while you visit our site. We need the cookies to identify and authorise you after your successful registration in the protected area, for the full duration of your visit. However, cookies also serve to track the preferences of website visitors. This helps us to better customise our website contents to your needs and to improve our offers for you. Cookies do not allow us to identify users. To opt out of our cookies used for this online advertising, click here. You may disable these cookies at any time in your browser’s system settings and delete existing cookies. All users may view our offers without having enabled the cookies. If you opt not to accept cookies, however, you may not be able to benefit from the full features of our site. Some of the cookies we use are automatically deleted from your hard drive after the end of the browser session (session cookies). For example, we need session cookies to be able to offer you the “Basket” function throughout several pages. We also use cookies that remain on your hard drive for a certain period of time (between one day and five years, depending on the cookie) after the browser session. When you revisit our site, it will automatically recall the country and language you selected at your last visit to our website. These “persistent cookies” are stored on your hard drive and will be deleted by the browser after the given time. The cookies may also be cookies of third party providers.

Newsletter by MailChimp

Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. The newsletter provides you periodically with information about our services. To receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address. We will review the email address you provide for the purpose of determining whether you are in fact the owner of the email address provided or whether the actual owner of said address is authorized to receive the newsletter. When subscribing to our newsletter, we will store your IP address as well as the date and time you subscribed. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your email address to subscribe to our newsletter. We will not collect any other data. The data thereby collected is used solely for the purpose of receiving our newsletter. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that other components of our website may collect. You may cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. You will find additional details in the email confirming your subscription as well as in each newsletter.

We use MailChimp to send our newsletter to our subscribers. MailChimp is a service provided by The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA (http://www.mailchimp.com/). The data stored when you registered for the newsletter (email address, name, IP address, and time and date of registration) will be sent to a server operated by The Rocket Science Group in the United States and stored there in accordance with its Safe Harbour Agreement. Further information about the data protection offered by The Rocket Science Group for the Safe Harbor-Agreement can be found unser https://safeharbor.export.gov/companyinfo.aspx?id=23996. You may cancel your newsletter subscription and revoke your consent to the storage of this data at any time with future effect. For instructions to take this step, please refer to the confirmation email and each newsletter.

Google Analytics

Our website employs the services of Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics is based on cookies and allows an analysis of website usage. As we have activated IP anonymisation for our website, the IP addresses that are automatically transmitted with the usage details are abbreviated by Google within the European Union or other contracting states of the European Economic Area before the data are forwarded to and stored in the USA.

It is only in exceptional cases that IP addresses are transmitted first to a Google server in the USA, where they are shortened. Acting on our behalf, Google uses the data to analyse the use of the website for us, to compile website activity reports, and to render further services relating to website and internet use. The above described IP anonymising procedure has been agreed between Google Inc. and the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information and recognised as compliant with data protection requirements.

The IP address conveyed by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie on your use of the website from being collected and used by Google by downloading and installing the Opt-out Browser Add-on under the following link:http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

You can also prevent Google Analytics tracking on this website by clicking the following link. This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents the collection of your usage information while visiting this website.
(This Opt-Out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to click this link again.)

Google Analytics deaktivieren

Use of Facebook components

Our website employs components provided by facebook.com. Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited.

When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not.

If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/

In addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used browsers: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

Use of Pinterest

Our website employs the services of pinterest.com. Pinterest.com is a service of Pinterest, Inc., 808 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the “Pin it“ button integrated into our website, Pinterest is informed that you have accessed that particular page of our site. If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest can associate your visit to our site with your Pinterest account and thereby create a link to the data collected. Pinterest stores the data that is transferred through clicks on “Pin it“ buttons. You can find more information with respect to the purpose and extent of data collected, how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this regard and what settings you can use to protect your privacy by consulting the Pinterest data protection policy, which you can access at pinterest.com/about/privacy/.

To prevent Pinterest from associating your visit to our website to your Pinterest account, you must first log out of your Pinterest account before visiting our site.

Use of Instagram

Our website employs the services of instagram.com. Instagram is a service of Instagram Inc. By means of the integrated “Insta” button on our page, Instagram receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram may assign the visit to our site to your Instagram account and link the data by this means. The data transmitted by clicking the “Insta” button is stored by Instagram. You can find more information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, its processing and use, as well as your related rights and settings options for protecting your privacy in the Instagram data protection notice under https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388.

To prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our website to your Instagram account, you must first log out of your Instagram account before visiting our site.

Information / Cancellation / Deletion

On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you may contact us at no cost if you have questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal information, if you wish to request the correction, blocking or deletion of the same, or if you wish to cancel explicitly granted consent. Please note that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or to have personal data deleted, where such claim is not barred by any legal obligation to retain this data. You can find our contact information under Imprint.

Privacy Statement Updates & Amendments

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement from time to time in accordance with statutory data protection requirements.