Privacy policy

Privacy and Data Protection

We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web pages. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

 

1) Basic Information about handling personal data

You may visit our website without your having to release any personal data. For each access to our website usage data will be transmitted by the respective internet browser and are stored in log files, the so called server log files such as date and time of the call, name of the accessed page, data volume transferred and the name of the inquiring provider. Those data cannot be attributed to a particular person and are exclusively intended to ensure a smooth operation of our website and to improve our offer.

Personal data are only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data to us for the purpose of concluding a contract or opening a customer account. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Closing your customer account shall be possible at any time and may be effected through a message to the contact address described below. We store and use the data you disclose to us for the purpose of contract processing. Upon complete fulfilment 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. Hereinafter we inform you accordingly about such a reservation.

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail) personal data will be collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Those data will be stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or of getting in contact with you and for the connected technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your inquiry, if you so desire, provided that legal retention periods will not be barred by a deletion.

Furthermore, personal data will be collected, if you register with our e-mail newsletter. Those data will be used for advertising purposes in the form of an e-mail newsletter, if you agree in this expressly as follows:

""Thank you for your interest in our newsletter. Please send me regular information about your product assortment via email to. Your newsletter I can unsubscribe at any time. Click the link below to confirm your subscription.""

You can cancel the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or by a corresponding message addressed to us. After cancelation your e-mail address will be immediately deleted in our newsletter mailing list.

 

2) Transfer of personal data for the purpose of order handling

2.1 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.

2.2 If paying per PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account via PayPal, we transfer your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal") for the purpose of payment processing. PayPal reserves itself the exclusion of certain payment methods such as credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account, after the result of a credit investigation. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of failure for the purpose of deciding whether to offer the corresponding payment method. The credit check may contain probability values (so called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the credit report, they are based on scientifically recognized, mathematical-statistical procedures. Among other data, address data are taken into account when calculating the score values. For further information on our privacy policy and the use of credit agencies, please refer to the PayPal data protection information: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

2.3 If delivery of the product takes place by the transport service provider (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we pass your e-mail address to DHL with your express consent prior to the delivery of the product for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery, as follows:

"I agree that my e-mail address will be passed to DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn) to enable DHL to contact me per e-mail prior to the delivery of the product for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery. I can withdraw my consent given to you at any time.”

Otherwise, we only pass the name of the addressee and the delivery address to DHL. In this case, a preceding coordination about the date of delivery with DHL is not possible.

 

3) Cookies

Among other things this website uses so-called "cookies” serving to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called "session cookies”. "Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certain features of this website may not be available or restricted.

 

4) Social Plugins

4.1 Our website uses so-called social plug-ins ("Plugins") of the Facebook social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plug-in" or "Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is sent directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or by submitting a comment, this information is also sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and options for privacy protection, please refer to Facebook's privacy notice: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e. g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

4.2 On our website so called social plug-ins ("plugins” of the social network Pinterest are applied, which are operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest" The plug-ins can be recognized by the button "Pin-it” on our website.

If you request a page of our website, which contains such a plug-in, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Google. The content of the plug-in will be directly transmitted from Pinterest to your browser, which will integrate it into the website. By integrating the plug-in, Pinterest obtains the information that your browser has accessed on the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Pinterest account or if you are not logged into Pinterest currently. This information (including your IP address) is transferred to and stored on a server operated by Pinterest in the USA.

If you are logged in with Pinterest, it will be able to assign your visit of our website to your Pinterest account. If you interact with the plug-ins, such as pressing the "Pin-it” button, the corresponding information is sent directly to Pinterest and will be stored there. The information is also posted on Pinterest and can be seen by your contacts.
For information on the purpose and extent of data capture and the further processing and use of data by Pinterest, as well as your rights in this regard and turn-off options for the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the Google data protection information: http://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

If you do not want Pinterest to collect data about you via our internet website and to link this with your data stored on Pinterest, you need to log off from Pinterest before going to our website.

4.3 This website uses so called social plugins (« plugins ») from the micro-blogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (« Twitter »). The plugins are labeled with the Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue « Twitter » bird. You will find an overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance at: https://about.twitter.com/uk/resources/buttons.

If you request a page of our website, which contains such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The plugin’s content will be directly tranmitted from Twitter to your browser, which will integrate it into the page. Through integration of the plugin, Twitter obtains the information that you browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or if you are not logged into Twitter currently. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there.

If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter may directly assign the visit of our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by activating the Twitter button, the corresponding information will also be directly transmitted by your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there. Furthermore, this information will be released on your Twitter account and revealed to your contacts.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection, processing and the use of this data by Twitter as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy : https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not want Twitter to allocate data collected via our website to your Twitter account, you have to log out of Twitter prior to visiting our website. You can completely prevent the downloading of Twitter plugins by browser add-ons, for example by using the script blocker : « NoScript » (http://noscript.net/).

 

5) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts

You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and on how to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in our legal notice.

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