Data protection

DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

Data privacy statement

We are very pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest! The protection of your privacy in the use of our website is important to us. Therefore, please see the following information on the handling of your data:

 

1) General information on the handling of personal data
You can also visit our website without providing any personal data. On each access to our website, usage data is transmitted from the respective internet browser and stored in log files, the so-called server log files, which includes such data as the data and time of the retrieval, name of the retrieved page, transmitted data volume and the requesting provider. This data cannot be attributed to a certain person and serves exclusively to ensure a fault-free operation of our website and the improvement of our offer.
Personal data is gathered when you provide it voluntarily for the execution of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is gathered is specified in the respective input forms. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time by sending a message to the contact address specified below. We save and use the data disclosed by you for the purpose of executing the contract. Upon the complete execution of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked subject to retention periods under tax and commercial law and deleted after the expiration of these periods, unless you have expressly agreed to a further use of your data or unless a legally permitted further data use has been reserved by us, which we inform you about accordingly hereinbelow.
In the context of contacting us (e.g. by means of the contact form or email), personal data is gathered. Which data will be gathered when a contact form is used is specified on the respective contact form. This data will be stored and used exclusively for answering your queries or contacting you and for the related technical administration. Your data will be deleted upon the final processing of your query if you so request and provided that no legal retention periods are opposed to the deletion.

2) Passing on personal data for order processing
2.1 In the course of the contract processing, the personal data gathered by us will be passed on to the carrier contracted by us, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the products.

2.2 In the case of payment via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – by means of “purchase on invoice” via PayPal, we will pass on your payment data within the scope of the payment processing to PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter “PayPal”). PayPal reserves conducting a credit check if the payment methods of credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on invoice” via PayPal are used. The result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of default will be used by PayPal for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit information can contain probability values (so-called score values). Insofar as score values are considered in the result of the credit check, these are based on a scientifically proven mathematical statistical process. The calculation of the score values is considered in address data among other things. Please find further information on data privacy and also on the credit bureaus employed in the data privacy statement of PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full

3) Cookies
To make the visit to our website more attractive and enable the use of certain features, we use cookies on various pages. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us will be deleted again at the end of the browser session, thus when the browser session is closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your end device and let us or partner companies recognise your browser in the next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You can adjust your browser settings so that you will be informed when cookies are saved and so that you can decide on the acceptance of cookies in each case or reject the acceptance of cookies in particular cases or in general. When cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.

4) Web analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that enable an analysis of the website utilisation by you. The information generated by the cookie about your utilisation of this website is generally transmitted to and saved on a server of Google in the USA.
In the case the IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address however will be truncated beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states of the Treaty on the European Economic Zone. The complete IP address will only be transmitted in exceptional cases to a server of Google in the USA and it will be truncated there. On order of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your utilisation of the website, compile reports about website activities, and perform additional services for the website operator, which relate to the website utilisation and internet use.
The IP address transmitted from your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data of Google. You can prevent the storing of the cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we inform that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to full extent in that case. In addition, you may prevent the gathering of the data generated by the cookie relating to your utilisation of the website (incl. your IP address) to be transmitted to Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

In alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent the capture by Google Analytics on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain and if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again): disable Google Analytics

It is pointed out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and that IP addresses are only processed in truncated form in order to rule out any direct attribution to actual persons.

5) Your rights and options for contacting us
You have a right to receive information free of charge concerning the data stored about you and a right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data if applicable. If you have any additional questions relating to the gathering, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies to requests for information, blocking, deletion and correction relating to your personal data and to revocations of granted consents. You can find the contact details in our legal notice.