Privacy

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. The following provides detailed information about how we use your data.

Storage of access data in server log files

You can visit our website without giving any details about yourself. We only store access data in so-called server log files such as the names of the files requested, the date and time at which files were retrieved, the data volume transferred and the provider making the request. This data shall be evaluated solely to ensure the uninterrupted operation of the site and to improve our services and does not allow us to identify you as an individual.

Data collection and use for contractual execution and the creation of a customer account

We only collect personal information when you disclose it voluntarily when placing an order, contacting us (e.g. via contact form or email) or opening a customer account. The data being collected is apparent from the relevant input forms. We use the data you disclose to us for contractual execution and to process your enquiries. After the contract has been fully executed or your customer account has been deleted, your data shall be blocked for further use and deleted upon expiry of the retention periods required under fiscal and commercial law, unless you have given your express consent to the further use of your data or if we have reserved the right to a more extensive use of the data as permitted by law and about which we shall inform you hereinafter. Your customer account may be deleted at any time and may be deleted either by sending a message to the contact provided below or via the appropriate function in your customer account.

Transfer of data for contractual fulfilment

We shall transfer your data to the dispatch company responsible for delivery in order to fulfil our contractual obligations where required to do so for the delivery of ordered goods. For the processing of payments we shall transfer the necessary payment information to the bank processing the payment and, where necessary, to the authorised payment services provider and/or to the payment service selected by you during the order process.

Data use when registering for email newsletter

WIf you sign up for our newsletter, we shall use the data required or separately disclosed by you to send our email newsletter to you on a regular basis. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the contact provided below or via the appropriate link in the newsletter.

Data use for email advertising without newsletter subscription and your right of objection

When we obtain your email address in conjunction with the sale of goods or services, we shall reserve the right to send you regular offers concerning similar products from our range to those already purchased, unless you have objected to this. You may object to this use of your email address at any time by sending a message to the contact provided below or via the appropriate link in the advertising emails without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs in accordance with the basic tariffs.

Use of cookies

We use cookies on certain pages to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions. These are small text files that are stored on your computer. Some of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive at the end of your browser session (session cookies), i.e. after you have closed your browser. Other cookies remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the placement of cookies and either decide on their acceptance on a case-by-case basis or elect to accept cookies in specific cases or in general. The functionality of our website may be restricted in the event of your refusal to accept cookies.

Use of Google Analytics for web analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google Analytics uses text files known as "cookies" that are stored on your computer and enable your website usage to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will still be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. IP anonymisation is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the site, produce reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet. Google will not link the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics with any other data. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that if you do so, you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website. In addition, you may prevent the collection and processing of the data generated by the cookie relating to your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link to prevent future collection by Google Analytics on this website. By doing so, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your computer. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

Use of Facebook plugins

Our website contains social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States ("Facebook"). These plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the words "Social Plugin from Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plugin". For an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance, please visit:http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.

If you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser will connect directly to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is delivered from Facebook directly to your browser and embedded in the page. This embedding enables Facebook to receive the information that your browser has called up on the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in on Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server from Facebook in the United States and stored there.

If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can directly associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. When you interact with the plugins by pressing the “Like” button or leaving a comment, for example, this information is also directly transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends.

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

If you do not want Facebook to automatically associate the data collected via our website with your Facebook profile, you must log out before visiting our site on Facebook. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with browser add-ons such as the “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or the “NoScript” script blocker (http://noscript.net).

Review reminder via Trusted Shops

If you have given us your express consent by activating the corresponding checkbox or clicking the designated button (“Review later”) either during or after your order, we will send your email address for this review reminder to Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Cologne (www.trustedshops.de

Right to information and point of contact

You have the right to receive information free of charge about the data we have stored about you as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data where necessary. In the event of questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as the revocation of consents granted or objection to a particular type of data use, please contact us directly via the contact data in our legal notice.

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