Data Privacy Statement
We are glad that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our products or services. The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. That is why we ask you to acknowledge the following information:
1) Collection, processing and usage of personal data
You can visit our websites without us collecting any personal data from you. Personal data is only collected if you share it with us to execute a contract, when opening a customer account or within the scope of a contact inquiry. This data will only be used without your explicit consent for contract processing and handling your inquiries. Once the contract has been completely processed, your data will be blocked under consideration of the fiscal and commercial law safekeeping periods and deleted after the expiration of these periods.
Furthermore, personal data is collected when you sign up for our email newsletter. We will use this data for our own advertising purposes in the form of our email newsletter.
2) Sharing personal data
2.1 The personal data that we have collected will be shared with the transportation company assigned with the delivery during the contract processing, provided that this is required to deliver the merchandise.
2.2 In the event of a payment by credit card through PayPal or a direct debit notice through PayPal, we will share your payment data during the payment process with PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxemburg. You can find more information about data privacy at PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A. here: https://cms.paypal.com/de/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=ua/Privacy_full&locale.x=de_DE
2.3 If the merchandise is delivered through the courier DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we will share your email address with DHL to determine a delivery date before your merchandise is delivered, provided that you have given your explicit consent as follows:
"I consent to my email address being shared with DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn) so that DHL can contact me by email before the merchandise is delivered in order to agree on a delivery date. I can revoke my consent to this at any time. To do this, contact us under the contact data found in the company details."
Otherwise we will only share the name of the recipient and the delivery address with DHL. In this case, it is not possible to agree on a delivery date with DHL in advance.
This website uses so-called "cookies", which have the purpose of making our website altogether user-friendlier, more effective and safer - for example, to accelerate your navigation on our website. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of page views and general navigation. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer system. We would like to point out that some of these cookies are installed on to your computer system from our server, whereby these are mostly so-called "session cookies". "Session cookies" are distinguished by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive once you complete your browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course, you can refuse these cookies if your browser permits it. Please remember that certain functions from this website may not be used or may only have limited functionality if your browser is preset to not accept any cookies (from our website).
4) Usage of Google AdSense
This website uses Google AdSense, a web advertising service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google AdSenses uses so-called "DoubleClick DART Cookies" ("cookies"); these are text files that are saved on your computer and allow your usage of the website to be analyzed. Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called "web beacons" (small invisible graphics) to collect information, the usage of which makes it possible to record, collect and evaluate simple actions like user traffic on the website. The information created by the cookie and/or web beacon (including your IP address) about your usage of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
Google uses this information to evaluate your usage behavior in regards to the AdSense advertisements. The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google AdSense is not merged with other data from Google. The information collected by Google may be transferred to third parties if this is legally prescribed and/or third parties process this data on behalf of Google. You can permanently reject cookies for advertising purposes by preventing this with a corresponding setting in your browser software or by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link:
Please remember that certain functions from this website may not be possible or only have limited functionality if you have refused the usage of cookies.
5) Usage of Google AdWords Conversion Tracking
This website uses the online advertising program "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking within the scope of Google AdWords. The cookie for conversion tracking is set if a user clicks on an advertisement created by Google. Cookies are small text files that are saved on your computer system. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and do not have the purpose of personal identification. If the user visits certain pages from this website and the cookie has not yet expired, both we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the advertisement and was forwarded to this site. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked through the websites from AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the conversion cookies helps to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have decided for conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users that clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a website equipped with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not contain any information that can be used to identify users. If you would not like to participate in the tracking, you can refuse this usage by easily disabling the Google conversion tracking cookie through your internet browser under user settings. Then you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
In the internet address below, you will receive further information about the data privacy regulations from Google: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/
6) Web analysis service
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are saved on your computer and allow your usage of the website to be analyzed. The information created by the cookie about your usage of this website is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.
If IP anonymization is enabled on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatories of the agreement on the European economic zone. Only in cases of exception will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On assignment from the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website in order to create reports about website activities and in order to provide further services affiliated with website usage and internet usage.
The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved through a corresponding setting in your browser software; nevertheless, we would like to point out that you will not be able to use all functions of this website completely. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing data (including your IP address) created by the cookie and related to your usage on the website by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
A note is made that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" and thus, IP addresses are only processed in a shortened form in order to rule out a direct personal relation.
7) Usage of Facebook plugins
So-called social plugins ("plugins") are used on our website from the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identified with a Facebook logo or the additional "social plugin from Facebook" or "Facebook social plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and what they look like can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
If you open a page from our website that contains one of these plugins, your browser will create a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transferred from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the site. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser opened the corresponding page from our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are currently not logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be transferred from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the USA and saved there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly link the visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example, if you press the "Like" button or submit a comment, this information will also be transferred directly to a Facebook server and saved there. The information will also be published on your Facebook profile and displayed for all of your Facebook friends to see.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and usage of the data by Facebook as well as your rights and settings options to protect your privacy can be found in the data privacy policies from Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you would not like Facebook to link data collected through our website directly to your Facebook profile, you have to log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can completely prevent Facebook plugins from loading with add-ons for your browser, for example, with the "Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
8) Your rights and contact
You have a right to free information about your saved data as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any further questions about the collection, processing or usage of your personal data, please contact us. The same applies to information, blocking, deletion and correction requests in regards to your personal data as well as revoking any granted consent. You can find the contact addresses in our company details.