Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

Storing access data in server log files

You can visit our websites without providing any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of retrieval, transferred data volume and the requesting provider. These data are used exclusively to ensure the trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our services and do not allow us to identify you personally.

Data collection and use for contract processing and when opening a customer account

We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide us with it in connection with your order, when you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail) or when you open a customer account. Which data are raised is evident from the respective input forms. We use the data provided by you for contract processing and processing your enquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted at the end of the retention periods prescribed by tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use of your data as far as permitted by law, about which we inform you below. You can delete your customer account at any time, either by sending a message to the contact option given below or through your customer account.

Data transfer for contract fulfilment contract

For contract fulfilment, we pass on your data to the shipping company commissioned with delivery, as far as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. In order to process payments, we pass on the necessary payment data to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or to the payment service selected by you in the ordering process.

Use of data when registering for the e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required for this purpose or provided separately by you in order to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the contact option given below or via a link in the newsletter.

Use of data for e-mail advertising without newsletter registration and your right of objection

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right to send you regular offers for similar products to those you purchased from our line of products by e-mail. You can object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact option given below or via a link in the advertising mail, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs.

Use of cookies

In order to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or whether to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Use of Google Analytics for web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on 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 Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

Use of etracker for web analysis

This website uses technology by etracker GmbH (www.etracker.com) to collect and store data from which user profiles can be created using pseudonyms. These user profiles are used to analyse visitor behaviour and are evaluated to improve and tailor our services. Cookies may be used for this purpose. These are small text files which are stored locally on the end device of the page visitor and thus enable recognition when visiting our website again. The pseudonymised user profiles are not merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym without express consent to be given separately. You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future by clicking this link: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=jLs.

After your objection, an opt-out cookie is placed on your terminal device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

Use of Facebook plug-ins

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

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted 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 logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can associate your visit to our website directly with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or commenting, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate the data collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Twitter plug-ins (e.g. “Tweet” button)

Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plug-ins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue “Twitter bird”. An overview of the Twitter plug-ins and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

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

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can associate your visit to our website directly with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “Tweet” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Twitter’s data protection information: https://twitter.com/privacy If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Twitter plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Google+ plug-ins (such as +1 button)

Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For example, the plug-ins can be recognized by buttons with the character “+1” on a white or coloured background. An overview of the Google Plug-ins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plug-ins

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

If you are logged in to Google+, Google can associate the visit of our website directly with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection information: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile on Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript”. (http://noscript.net/).

Right to information and contact option

You have the right to free information about your personal data stored by us and, if necessary, the right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as revocation of consents given or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly via the contact data in our imprint/legal notice.

Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyse how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on 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 Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the following link.

An opt-out cookie will be placed, which prevents future collection of your data when you visit this website.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please refer to Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Analytics Overview. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to ensure anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

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