Your personal data provided by you during your visit of our homepage, saved due to technical reasons, is being collected, used and processed by us in accordance with the relevant data protection laws, in particular the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
The confidential treatment of your data is our highest priority. We therefore take the protection of your personal data very seriously. In the following, we will give you information on how we ensure this protection and which kind of data will be required for which purpose.
Kind, extent and purpose of the use of data
You can use our website without providing personal data (e.g. name, address, date of birth, sex, e-mail, payment data etc.). When using our website, only the data which is transferred automatically from your internet browser to our web server due to technical reasons when accessing our website is saved. This includes, inter alia, the IP address, date and time of access, URL of the referring website, accessed file, amount of transmitted data, browser type, browser version and operating system. We solely use this access data in a non-personalized manner for the improvement of our internet site and for statistical purposes. We only save your IP address during the usage process (so-called session ID). A user-based analysis of this data does not take place. We only collect personal data, if you transmit them to us while ordering goods displayed on our website, through sending an e-mail, registering for our newsletter or in any other voluntary way. We use these in accordance with legal regulations, exclusively for the purposes of justification, execution and processing of the contractual relationship and the sales contracts with you. Your personal data and a summary of your orders are stored by us to offer a faster and better service to you in the future. We only disseminate your personal data when dissemination is necessary for the purposes of justification, execution and processing of the contractual relationship and sales contracts with you (e.g. for the delivery of the order). Furthermore, we only forward your personal data when you have explicitly agreed to this dissemination or transmission. You can withdraw your consent to the transmission of your personal data at any time with future effect via e-mail to email@example.com. Moreover, transmission of your personal data only occurs where we are legally obliged to do so. In all other cases, your personal data will not be transmitted to a third party.
On our website we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files which are saved on the hard disk of the website’s visitors. According to the settings of the website, a temporary cookie is saved on your hard drive, which saves certain information during your visit, e.g. the duration of your visit. At the end of your visit on our website, these are automatically deleted from your hard disk. Furthermore, permanent cookies are created, which inter alia allow for a certain functionality (such as the pre-filling out of forms), but also count the amount of your visits. The cookies used by us only serve to make our offer more user-friendly. They do not cause any harm on your computer and do not contain any viruses. You can prevent the saving of cookies by adjusting your internet browser settings accordingly (please follow the instructions for changing your internet browser settings from the operating instructions of your browser manufacturer). However, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website in their full capacity.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered by us, we will only send it to you after your explicit consent, which you give us with your dispatch of the filled-out web form that is necessary to receive the newsletter. Provided that you have given your consent to the receipt of the newsletter, we process and use the personal data, which you quoted for this purpose, exclusively for our own advertising measures. Your personal data will not be passed to third parties for advertising purposes by us. You can revoke your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files, which are saved on your computer and which allow an analysis of your usage of the website. The data generated by the cookie about your usage of the website will generally be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
Google will use this data to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities for the website operators and to provide other services related to the usage of the website and the internet. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if necessary, provided that this is required by law and insofar as third parties have been commissioned by Google to process this data. Google will not in any case connect your IP address with any other data from Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by an appropriate adjustment to your browser software; however we would like to point out to you that in this case you might not be able to make full use all functions of this website. In addition to this, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning your usage of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of the data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
By using our website, you consent to the processing of the data collected about you in the manner and for the purpose described above. You can object to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future. More information can be found here in German and in English.
Usage of Social Plugins
Our website also uses social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook, Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”)). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin.” For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking “Like,” or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook.
If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website. Further you can block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker.”
Pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you have the right to demand gratis information on your data saved by us. Additionally, you have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data where required. With regards to this, please send us an e-mail to email@example.com.