Thank you for your interest in our website. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore, at this point we would like to inform you about our company’s data protection policy. Naturally, we comply with the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (FDPA) of the German Teleservices Act (TMG) and other data protection provisions.
You can absolutely trust us with your personal data! They are digitally encrypted by security systems and then transferred to us. Our website is protected by technical measures against damages or unauthorized access.
Subject matter of data protection
The subject matter of data protection is personal data. According to section 3, paragraph 1 of the FDPA, these refer to particulars about personal or factual circumstances of a certain or ascertainable individual person. They include, for example, details such as name, postal address, email address or phone number, possibly also usage data such as your IP address.
Scope of data collection and storage
In general, you do not need to specify your personal data in order to use our website. However, we might need your personal data so that we are actually able to offer you our services. This would apply to sending you our info material or the goods that you order, but also to replying to your individual inquiries.
If you require our services or if you place an order for goods that we are to send you, we principally collect and store your personal data only to the extent necessary for performing the services or carrying out the order. To accomplish that, it might become necessary to pass your personal data on to a third party that we subcontract to perform the services for you or fulfil the contract. They include, for example, shipping companies or other service providers.
Once your order is completed, your data will be blocked, and after the statutory period stipulated by fiscal laws and commercial accounting provisions the data will be deleted unless you explicitly allow the use of your data beyond that point.
If you have subscribed our newsletter via your email address, we will continue to use your email address even after the completion of your order for our own promotional purposes until you unsubscribe our newsletter.
Data collection using Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service offered by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer, making it possible to analyze your use of a website. The type of data collected in this manner includes information about the operating system, browser, your IP address, the website you visited previously (a.k.a. the referrer URL), and the date and time that you visit our website. The information generated in these text files about the use of our website is transferred to and stored in a Google server in the United States. Google will use this information to analyze how you use our website, and draft reports for the website operator about your website activities, and for the purpose of providing further services in connection with the use of the website and the internet. Google will pass this information on to a third party if doing so is required by law, or if this third party processes the data at the request of Google. This usage is carried out anonymously or pseudonymously. For more details on that go to Google at http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information
Google uses the double-click DART cookie
This process does not store a user’s personal data in any way, shape or form, merely the IP address. This information is meant to recognize you at your next visit to our website and facilitate your navigation accordingly. Cookies enable us to adapt a website according to your interests, or save your password, so that you do not have to enter it every time you revisit our website.
You can of course view our website without cookies as well. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard-disk by enabling the “do not accept cookies” checkbox in your browser settings. For details on how exactly that works please check your browser’s instruction manual. If, however, you decide to disable cookies in your browser’s settings, the functions available to you on our website will be incomplete.
You can prevent cookies from being installed through a proper setting in your browser. You would have to disable the storage of cookies in your internet browser. For more details, see the user manual of your internet browser.
Collection and storage of usage data
To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time you visit the website, the site from which you have linked to our website and other similar data unless you object to the collection and storage of this data.
These are small text files that are stored on your computer and are used for storing statistical information such as the operating system of your computer, your browser, IP address, the website you visited previously (a.k.a. referrer URL) and the time. We collect this data solely for statistical purposes that enable us to optimize our website and adjust our online presence and services to better meet your interests.
The collection and storage of data is exclusively anonymous or pseudonymous and cannot be traced back to your person in any way.
Use of data for specific purposes
We comply with the principle of appropriate use of data, and we collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes, for which you share the data with us. Your personal data will not be made available to a third party without your explicit consent unless doing so becomes necessary with regard to performing services or executing the contract. We also make your data available to the authorities who are entitled to access your data only to the extent specified by law, or if we are obliged to do so by means of a court order.
We also take our internal data protection very seriously. Our employees as well as our suppliers and subcontractors are also obliged to comply with non-disclosure agreements and must observe all the provisions of data protection regulations.
Right of information access and revocation
You can access your stored data at any time, free of charge and without having to specify any reason. You can have this data blocked, corrected or deleted at any time, and you can revoke the anonymized or pseudonymized data that we have collected and stored for the optimization purposes of our website. You may also revoke at any time the permission you have granted us for the collection and use of your data, without giving reasons. To do that, go the specified contact address in Legal Information. Please contact us at any time if you have further questions regarding data protection policies and the processing of your personal data.
Please note that data privacy provisions and the handling of data protection, e.g. at Google, are continuously subject to change. It would therefore be advisable to update your information at regular intervals regarding changes in legal provisions, and the practices of corporations such as Google.