DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT

Data Security

We will treat your personal data with confidentiality and according to the provisions of law governing data security as well as this data security statement.

Using our website is as a rule possible without disclosure of personal data. To the extent that personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected this is done, to the extent possible, voluntarily. These data are not shared with third parties without your explicit consent.

We note that data transmission in the internet (e.g. in communication via e-mail) can evince security gaps. Seamless protection of data against unwanted third-party access is not possible.

Use and Sharing of Data

The personal data that you communicate to use on opening a customer account, placing an order or sending an e-mail (e.g. your name and your address or your e-mail- address) will only be used for correspondence with you and the purpose for which you provided data to us. We will share your data with the carriage company assigned to deliver goods you ordered to the extent this is necessary. Your payment data will only be shared with the company entrusted with settling payments and only for that purpose.

We give assurance that we will not share your personal data with third parties unless we were obligated to do so by law, or obtained your consent for this or it is absolutely necessary for the collection of debts. To the extent that we use the services of other providers for the execution and settlement of claims, these contractual relationships will be governed by the terms of the German Federal Data Protection Act.

Customer account

As soon as you open a customer account, you are granting consent for your master data such as your name, address, e-mail address, and bank information as well as user data (username, password) be to be stored. You have the option of ordering your e-mail address or your customer number as well as your personal password with us.

Duration of Storage

Personal data that are communicated to us via our website are only stored until the purpose for which they were entrusted to us is fulfilled. To the extent that retention periods for purposes of tax and commercial law are applicable, the duration of storage can be up to ten years for certain data.

Disclosure, Deletion, Blocking

You have at any time the right to receive free of charge disclosure of what personal data about you has been stored, its origin and the recipient, as well as the purpose for which the data was processed and the right to correct any errors, block the data or delete it. To these ends and to answer any other questions you may have about personal data, please contact us at your convenience under the address given in our publisher’s imprint.

Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins

We use so-called Social Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) for the social network Facebook on our website. This network is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). The plug-ins are identified with a Facebook-logo or the note “social plug-in” from “Facebook“ or “Facebook social plug-in”. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

When you load a page on our website containing a plug-in of this kind, your browser will establish a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. The content of the plug-ins will then be communicated by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. The plug-in connection will then send Facebook the information that your browser called up the matching page of our website even if you do not have a Facebook-profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP-address) will be transmitted by your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Facebook-profile. When you interact with the plug-ins, for example using the “Like”- button or writing a comment, this information will also be directly communicated to a Facebook server and stored there.

The information will also be published on your Facebook- profile and shown to your Facebook-friends.

The purpose and scope of data collection and later processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in the matter and the setting options for protecting your privacy can be found in the data security instructions from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to immediately assign the data collected over our website, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also prevent Facebook plug-ins from being loaded using add-ons for your browser, e.g. using “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).

Data Security Statement on the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and make it possible to analyze your use of the website. The information about your use of the website generated by the Cookie is as a rule transmitted to and stored on a server owned by Google in the USA.

In the event that IP-anonymization is activated on this website, your IP-address will however be abbreviated by Google first within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Zone. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be sent to a Google-owned server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf to the website operator to analyze your use of the website, generate reports about website activity and to perform other services associated with the user of this website and the internet for the website operator. The IP-address communicated by your browser in the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google.

You can use your browser‘s settings to prevent the use of Cookies; we must however inform you that in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website in their full scope. You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the Cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP-address) along with its transmission to and processing by Google if you download and install the browser-plug- in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Use of Google+ Plug-ins (e.g. “+1”-Button)

We use so-called Social Plug-ins (“plug-ins”) for the social network Google+ on our website. Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). The plug-ins are recognizable e.g. by the buttons with the symbol “+1” on a white or colored background. An overview of the Google plug-ins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins

When you call up a page on our website that has a plug-in of this kind, your browser establishes a direct connection with servers owned by Google. The content of the plug-in is then transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This connection sends Google the information that your browser called up the matching page on our website even if you do not have a profile with Google+ or are not currently logged in to Google+. This information (including your IP- address) will be transmitted from your browser directly to a server owned by Google in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Google+, Google can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Google+ profile. When you interact with the plug-ins, for example when you use the “+1”-button, the matching information will also be directly transmitted to a server owned by Google and stored there.

The information will also be published on Google+ and shown to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the later processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights in this respect and the options for your settings in protecting your privacy can be found in Google’s data protection policy: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to assign the data that it collects from our website directly to your profile on

Google+, you must log out of Google+ before visiting our site. You can completely prevent Google plug-ins using add-ons for your browser such as the script-blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Data Protection Policy for Users of etracker

Our website uses the analytical service etracker. The provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1 20459 Hamburg Germany.

A user profile is generated from the data and assigned a pseudonym. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the buffer memory of your internet-browser. Cookies make it possible to recognize your browser on a return visit. The data collected using etracker-technologies will not be used to identify visitors to our website without a separate notice of consent from the person affected and will not be combined with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

You can deny data collection and storage at any time with future effect. In order to deny collection and storage of your visitor data in the future, you can get an opt-out- cookie from etracker using the following link, which will effect that no visitor data from your browser will be collected and saved by etracker in the future: http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb

This will set an opt-out- cookie named “cntcookie” from etracker. Please do not delete this cookie as long as you want to keep your denial in place. You can find other information in the data protection provisions from: http://www.etracker.com/de/data schutz.html

Use of Twitter Plug-ins (e.g. “Twitter”-Button)

We use so-called social plug-ins from the microblogging service Twitter on our website (“plug-ins”).

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plug-ins are identified with a Twitter-logo for example in the form of a blue “Twitter-bird“. You can find an overview of the Twitter plug-ins and their appearance here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons

If you call up a page on our website that contains a plug-in of this kind, your browser establishes a direct connection with servers owned by Twitter. The content of the plug-ins is transmitted by Twitter directly to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration into the page then sends Twitter the information that your browser just called up the matching page on our website, even if you do not have a profile with Twitter or are not currently logged in on Twitter. This information (including your IP- address) is then communicated by your browser directly to a server owned by Twitter in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in on Twitter, Twitter can immediately assign the visit to our website to your Twitter-account. When you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the “Twitter“-button, the corresponding information will also be directly communicated to a server owned by Twitter and stored there. The information will also be published to your Twitter-account and shown to your contacts there.

The purpose and scope of data collection and processing and use of data by Twitter as well as your rights and settings options as are relevant to protecting your private sphere can be read in Twitter’s data privacy policy: https://twitter.com/privacy

If you do not want Twitter to assign the data collected through our website directly to your Twitter-Account you must log out of Twitter before visiting our site. You can also completely prevent Twitter plug-ins from being loaded using add-ons for your browser, e.g. using the script-blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Server-Log-Files

The site provider also automatically collects and stores information in so-called server-log files that your browser automatically sends to us. These are:

  • Browser type/ browser version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of accessing computer
  • Clock time of server query

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. These data will not be combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check these data after the fact if we become aware of concrete reasons for suspecting illegal use.

Cookies

Some of these web pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our presentation more user-friendly, effective and safe.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies that we use are so-called “Session-Cookies”. They are automatically deleted after you end your session. Other cookies remain stored on your end-device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can set your browser so that you are informed when cookies are set and only allow cookies in individual cases, generally exclude them, and activate automatic cookie deletion whenever you close your browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website can be limited.

Contact Form

If you send queries to us using the contact form, we will store your data from the query form including the contact information that you provide there in case you have follow-up questions. We do not share these data without your consent.

Prohibition of Advertising E-Mail

We herewith explicitly prohibit the use of the contact data we release in the framework of the obligation to release publishing information for the purpose of sending us advertising materials that we did not expressly request. The operators of these pages reserve the legal right to initiate legal action in the case that unsolicited advertising information is sent, e.g. through spam e-mails.

Newsletter Data

If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website more often, we need your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the holder of the e-mail address that you give us and that you do consent to receiving the newsletter. No other data are collected. We use these data exclusively to send the information that you request and do not share it with third parties.

You can revoke your consent to store your data and e-mail address and use them to send the newsletter at any time, e.g. by using the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter