Data Privacy Notice
Thank you for visiting our website and your interest. The protection of your privacy in the use of our website is important to us.
Please therefore note the information below regarding the handling of your data:
You can visit our website without providing your personal details. Whenever you access our website, your Internet browser transmits usage data such as date and time of the retrieval, name of the retrieved web page, data volumes transmitted and the querying provider. These data are then stored in so-called server log files. These data cannot be associated with a particular person and serve exclusively to ensure the smooth operation of our website and improvement of our offering.
Personal data are collected if you voluntarily provide us with this information to execute an agreement or to open a customer account. Which data are collected can be seen in the respective input forms. You may request your customer account to be deleted at any time by sending a message to the contact described below. We store and use the information provided by you for processing the agreement. Once the agreement has been processed or your customer account deleted, your data are blocked and retained for the retention period under tax and commercial laws. Once this period has expired, your data will be deleted unless you have expressly consented to the further use of your data or unless we have reserved further data usage within the bounds of the law, of which we have informed you below.
Personal data are collected if you contact us (e.g. by means of the contact form or an email). In the case of a contact form, the data that are collected can be seen from the respective contact form. These data are stored and used exclusively for responding to your concerns and/or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. Once your query has been processed in full your data are deleted, if you request them to be deleted and the deletion is not subject to statutory retention obligations.
In addition, personal data are collected when you register for our email newsletter. These data are used for our own advertising purposes in the form of our email newsletter, provided that you have given your express consent as follows:
“Please send me information about your product range by email on a regular basis. I can unsubscribe to your newsletter at any time.”
You can unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending us a message to that effect. Once you have unsubscribed, your email address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list.
For our own advertising purposes, we reserve the right to store your first name and last name, postal address and – if we have received this additional information from you in the context of the contractual agreement – your title, academic degree, year of birth and your occupational, industry or business designation in summarised lists and to use them for sending interesting offers and information about our products by means of letter mail. You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending a message to the contact described below.
2.1 The personal data collected by us are passed on to the transport company engaged by us for the delivery, provided that delivery is required for the goods. When processing your payments, we pass your payment data to the bank engaged by us.
2.2 When making payment via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” via PayPal, we will pass your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as “PayPal”) when processing the payment. PayPal reserves the right to do a credit check for the payment methods, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or – if offered – “purchase on account” via PayPal. PayPal uses the result of the credit check to determine the statistical probability of payment default for the purposes of deciding whether to provide a particular payment method. The credit check may include probability scores (credit scores). Where credit scores are included in the result of the credit check, these are based on a scientifically recognised mathematical-statistical process. Among other things, address information is included in the calculation of the credit score. Further information under data privacy law, including the credit bureaus used, can be found in PayPal’s data privacy notice: https://www.paypal.com/ee/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
2.3 If the goods are delivered via the transport service provider DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany), we will pass your email address to DHL prior to delivering the goods for the purposes of agreeing a delivery date and/or notifications regarding the shipping status, provided that you have expressly provided your consent as follows:
“I give my consent for my email address to be passed on to DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn, Germany) so that DHL may contact me by email prior to delivery of the goods for the purposes of agreeing a delivery date and/or sending notifications regarding the delivery status. I can withdraw my consent in this regard at any time.”
Otherwise, we will provide only the name of the recipient and the delivery address to DHL. In this case, prior agreement of the delivery date with DHL and/or the provision of status information regarding the delivery is not possible.
To make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions, on various pages we use so-called “cookies”. These are small text files stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted as soon as your browser session has ended, i.e. once you have closed your browser (so-called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us or our partner companies to identify your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can adjust the settings in your browser so that you are informed about the placement of the cookies and decide on whether to accept them individually, to accept cookies only in particular cases, or not to accept them in general. If cookies are not accepted, this may restrict the functionality of our website.
4.1 Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the online service, Instagram, operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). The plug-ins are identified by an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an “Instagram camera”. An overview of the Instagram plug-in and its appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.
If you retrieve one of our website pages that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with Instagram’s servers. Instagram transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it in the website page. With this integration, Instagram receives the information that your browser has retrieved the respective page of our website even if you do not have an Instagram profile or if you are not logged onto Instagram at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to one of Instagram’s servers in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged onto Instagram, Instagram can associate your visit to our website directly with your Instagram account. If you interact with the plug-ins – for instance, by pressing the “Instagram camera” button – this information is also transmitted directly to one of Instagram’s servers and stored there. This information is also published on your Instagram account and shown to your contacts there.
The purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by Instagram as well as your rights and settings options in this regard for protecting your private sphere can be found in Instagram’s data privacy notice: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/.
If you do not want Instagram to associate the data collected about you from our website pages directly with your Instagram account, you must log out from Instagram before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the Instagram plug-in from being loaded with add-ons for your browser, e.g. by using the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
4.2 Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) of the online service, LinkedIn, operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“LinkedIn”). You can identify the LinkedIn plug-in by the LinkedIn logo or the recommend button (“Recommend”) on our website.
If you retrieve one of our website pages that contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with LinkedIn’s servers. LinkedIn transmits the content of the plug-in directly to your browser and integrates it in the website page. With this integration, LinkedIn receives the information that your browser has retrieved the respective page of our website even if you do not have a LinkedIn profile or if you are not logged onto LinkedIn at the time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to one of LinkedIn’s servers in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged onto LinkedIn, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our website directly with your LinkedIn account. If you interact with the plug-ins, this information is also transmitted directly to one of LinkedIn’s servers and stored there. This information is also published on your LinkedIn account and shown to your contacts there.
The purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of the data by LinkedIn as well as your rights and settings options in this regard for protecting your private sphere can be found in LinkedIn’s data privacy notice: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
If you do not want LinkedIn to associate the data collected about you from our website pages directly with your LinkedIn account, you must log out from LinkedIn before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the LinkedIn plug-in from being loaded with add-ons for your browser, e.g. by using the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
This website uses the YouTube embedding function to display and play back videos by the provider “Youtube”. This process employs the extended data protection mode that, according to information provided by the provider, initiates the storage of user information only when the video/s is/are played back. If the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider “YouTube” places cookies to collect information about user behaviour. According to information provided by “Youtube”, this information is used to inter-alia record video statistics, improve user friendliness and prevent misuse. Irrespective of whether an embedded video is played back, every retrieval of this website initiates a connection to the Google network “DoubleClick”, which can trigger further data processing processes beyond our control.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer that enable an analysis of how you use the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there.
If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google before being transmitted within member states of the European Union or in other countries which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Full IP addresses are transmitted to a Google server in the US and truncated there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activities, and provide other services related to the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator.
The IP address provided by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not combined with other data of Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by changing a relevant setting in your browser software. We wish to point out, however, that in this case it is possible that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being passed to Google and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Alternatively to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to place an opt-out cookie that will prevent recording by Google Analytics within this website in the future. (This opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain; if you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click on this link again):
We wish to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “anonymizeIp()” function and that IP addresses are therefore only processed further in a truncated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual.
– This website uses retargeting technology of Google Inc. (“Google”). This enables us to address users of our website that are already interested in our shop and our products in a targeted way with personalised advertising relevant to their interests. Advertising material is faded in by means of a cookie-based analysis of previous usage behaviour; however, no personal data are stored. In the cases of retargeting technology, a cookie is placed on your computer or mobile end device in order to record anonymised data regarding your interests and, in this way, match the advertising individually to the stored information. These cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile end device. This will enable advertising to be shown that, with a high level of probability, is in line with your product and information interests. You can object to cookies for ad preferences being placed permanently by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
– If you have given us your express consent by clicking on the especially provided button, we will use the “Facebook pixel” of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”) on our website. This will allow user behaviour to be followed after users have seen or clicked on a Facebook advert. The purpose of this process is to analyse the effectiveness of Facebook adverts for statistical and market research purposes, and the process can also assist in optimising future advertising measures.
The data collected are anonymous to us and also do not allow us to infer the identity of the user. The data are, however, stored and processed by Facebook and it is therefore possible to make an association with the respective user profile and for Facebook to use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with Facebook’s data usage guideline (https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/). They can allow Facebook and its partners to place advertisements on and outside of Facebook. Furthermore, a cookie can be placed on your computer for these purposes.
On our website, we also use Google Maps (API) of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for visually presenting geographical information on interactive (topographic) maps.
While retrieving the subpages integrated in the maps provided by Google Maps, information about your use of our website (e.g. your IP address) is sent to Google’s servers in the United States and stored there. Google will also transmit this information to third parties, where applicable, to the extent prescribed by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google.
Google will not associate your IP address with other data of Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to use the user data received by Google Maps to identify users, to prepare personality profiles of users therefrom, and to process and use them for third-party purposes, over which we have and can have no control.
You have a right to information regarding your stored data and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data free of charge. If you have any further questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, kindly contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deletion and correction requests regarding your personal data as well as for withdrawing any consents given. The contact address can be found in our Legal Notice (Impressum).