It is our main concern that our customers trust that their data will be held and processed in compliance with data protection requirements. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the main principles of data protection when browsing our website.
Saving of access details in server log files
You can visit our website without providing any personal information. We only save access details, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, and the requesting provider, in what are known as server log files. This data is exclusively assessed to ensure the fault-free operation of the website and to improve our site, and it is not possible for us to determine your identity.
Data collection and use for the processing of contracts and on opening of a customer account
We collect personal data when you give this to us voluntarily as part of your order, on making contact with us (e.g. by contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. The data collected can be seen in the respective input forms. We use the data you give us to process the contract and handle your enquiries. Once the contract is fully processed or your customer account is deleted, your data is blocked from further use and deleted following expiration of the retention periods under tax law and commercial law, unless you have explicitly agreed to the further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data for further purposes that are legally permitted and about which we inform you below. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time. This can be done either by sending a message using the contact options below or using a corresponding function in the customer account.
Transfer of data for fulfilment of contract
For the purposes of fulfilling the contract, we pass on your data to the mail order company commissioned to take care of delivery, insofar as this is necessary to deliver the ordered goods. To process payments, we pass on the necessary payment details to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, where applicable, to the payment service provider that we commission or to the payment service you select during the order process.
Use of data on subscription to an e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data required for this or provided by you separately in order to send you our e-mail newsletter at regular intervals. It is possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. This can be done either by sending a message using the contact options below or using a corresponding link in the newsletter.
Use of data for postal advertising and your right of objection
We also reserve the right to save your first and last names, your postal address and - where we have obtained this additional information as part of the contractual relationship with you - your title, academic degree, your year of birth and your job title, industry or business name in summarised lists and use this for our own promotional purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information on our products by post. You can object to the saving and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact options below.
Use of Google Analytics for web analysis
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so called „cookies“ i.e. text files which are saved on your computer and which enable your use of the website to be analysed with the purpose of evaluating its attractiveness and improving its performance and content. The information gathered about your use of the website is usually transferred to one of Google’s servers in the USA where it is stored. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google in the respective EU or EEA country will truncate the IP address before doing so. Only in exceptional cases will full IP addresses be sent to the USA and truncated after they arrive. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of it, to generate reports about its activities and to render other services relevant to your use of the website and the internet in general. The IP address sent from your browser by Google Analytics is not merged with any other data at Google. You can disable the saving of cookies by selecting the appropriate browser settings, however, this can potentially mean that it is not possible to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also disable the gathering of personal and usage data (including your IP address) through cookies and the processing of this data by downloading and installing the appropriate plugin available at this link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Use of Facebook Plugins
Our website 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 or the notice “Facebook Social Plugin”. For a full list of all social plugins and their appearance 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. For this purpose, the internet address of the visited site (your IP address included) is transferred to a USA-based Facebook server where the data are stored. This occurs even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged into Facebook at the time.
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. The information can also be published on Facebook, and shown to your Facebook friends.
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. You can also block Facebook social Plugins by using add-ons for your browser, like the “Facebook Blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Use of Twitter plugins (e.g. ‘Tweet’ button)
Our website includes so-called social plug-ins of the micro-blogging service Twitter, which are operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). The plug-ins are identified by a Twitter logo, for example, in the form of a blue “Twitter bird”. If you want further information about Twitter, the plug-ins and their purpose please visit: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
When you access a page on our website which contains such a plug-in, your browser connects directly with Twitter’s servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly by Twitter to your browser and included on the page. By this inclusion of the plug-ins, Twitter receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you don’t have a Twitter profile or are not presently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address), is transmitted by your browser directly to a Twitter server in the USA and then stored.
If you are logged in to Twitter, your visit to our website can be directly assigned to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example, activate the “Twitter” button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Twitter server and stored. The information is also published in your Twitter account and is shown to your contacts.
For information on the purpose and scope of the collection of data and the subsequent processing and use of the data by Twitter, as well as your corresponding rights and setting options for controlling privacy, please refer to the data protection instructions of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
If you do not want Twitter to collect data via our websites and link them to your Twitter account, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. You can block the Twitter plug-ins with add-ons for your browser, for example with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Use of Google+ Plugins (e.g. “+1“ button)
Our website uses so-called Social Plugins („plugins”) of the social network Google+, which is being operated from the Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google”). The plugins are e.g. recognizable from buttons with „+1” on blank or colored background. Please find an overview of the Google Plug-Ins and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins
If you click on sites of our websites containing such plugins, your browser automatically establishes a connection with the Google servers. Google will transfer the content of the plugins directly to your browser and integrate it into the site. With that integration, Google receives the information that your browser has called the respective site of our website, even if you don’t have a Google+ profile or are not logged into Google+. This information (including your IP address) will be sent from your browser directly to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
If you are logged into Google+, Google can directly correlate your visit of our website with your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, for instance clicking the „+1” button, the respective information will also be directly sent to a Google server and stored there. Moreover, the information will be published on Google+ and available for your contacts.
If you don’t want Google to instantly correlate the information gathered on our website with your Google+ profile, you need to log out from Google+ before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent loading Google plugins with Add-Ons for your browser, e.g. with „NoScript” (http://noscript.net/)
Use of Pinterest
Our website uses the social plug-ins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you access a site which contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plug-in transmits log data to the Pinterest servers in the USA.
Use of YouTube
Our websites use the YouTube video platform operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. For information about the scope and purpose of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by YouTube and your rights and the settings you can configure to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Data Protection Notice.
Review Reminder by eKomi Ltd.
Unless you have given us this, during or after your order your express consent by activating a checkbox or clicked a space provided Button, we transmit your e-mail address for the reminder to submit a review of your order on eKomi, Markgrafenstraße 11, 10969 Berlin (http://www.ekomi.de), so that they will remind you by e-mail to the opportunity to submit their vote. This consent may be revoked at any time by a message to the contact possibilities described below or directly opposite eKomi Ltd.
Right to information and contact options
You have the right to information free of charge concerning the data stored by us about you, as well as the right to the correction, blocking and deletion of this data, if applicable. If you have any questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or require information, the correction, blocking and deletion of data, or the cancellation of any granted consent or objection against a particular use of data, please contact us.