The protection of your personal data is important to us. Your personal data is collected and used wholly in accordance with the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Telemedia Act (TMG) as well as relevant data protection provisions. In the following, we inform you as to the nature and extent of the personal data we obtain from you as well as the purposes for which this data is used.
Personal data consists of particulars about the personal or material circumstances of specific or identifiable natural persons, such as name, address or bank details.
When you access our website, your browser automatically transmits the following data to our webserver: date and time accessed, URL of the previously accessed website (the “referrer URL”), file(s) accessed, amount of transmitted data, type and version of your browser, your operating system and your IP address [delete inapplicable material or add missing material, where necessary]. This data is stored separately from other data that you enter in the course of using our site, thereby making it impossible to associate this data with any particular person. Once a statistical analysis has been completed, this data is then deleted.
In order to make your visit to our website more pleasant and to allow you to make use of certain features, we use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Permanent cookies are stored on your computer in order to allow your computer to recognize the website the next time you visit it and serve to support such functions as entering your username.
We collect personal data whenever you voluntarily provide this data in order to open a customer account or submit an order, such as when completing a form. We use the data you provide without your express permission solely for the purpose of processing and completing your order. Once your data is no longer needed for e.g. billing purposes, it is either deleted or blocked pending expiration of the retention period for tax and commercial records, and then deleted. If you subscribe to our newsletter using your email address, this address will be used for our own advertising purposes until such time as you unsubscribe from our newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time.
We employ technical and other means to secure our website and other systems against the destruction, loss, access, alteration or dissemination of your personal data by unauthorized parties. Despite periodic monitoring, it is impossible to ensure full security against every sort of threat.
Should we engage a shipping company to deliver merchandise ordered from us, your data will be provided to this party insofar as necessary for the purpose of delivering the merchandise. In order to process payment, your payment data will be transmitted to the credit institution charged with making payments.
Our website integrates plugins for the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. These Facebook plugins are identified by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our site. You can find a list of Facebook plugins at the following address: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This lets Facebook know that you visited our site using your IP address. By clicking on the Facebook “like” button while logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This lets Facebook associate your visit to our website with your user account. Please be aware that we as site provider receive no information about either the content of the data thereby transmitted or how it is used by Facebook. For more information, we refer you to Facebook’s data privacy policies at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php
You should first log out of your Facebook account if you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account.
This website employs Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics makes use of “cookies,” text files that are stored on your computer in order to provide analysis of your use of our website. As a general rule, the information about your use of the site compiled by a cookie is transmitted and stored on a Google server in the USA. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address within the member states of the European Union as well as other contracting states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Union prior to transmission to Google.
Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operators of this website in order to analyze your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted from your browser for use by Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by making appropriate adjustments to your browser settings. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions offered by the website. In addition, you can also prevent data relating to your use of the site (incl. your IP address) from being acquired and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following address: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de./p>
Our website incorporates features from the internet service Twitter. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” feature, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. This involves transmission of data to Twitter.
Please be aware that we as site providers receive no information about either the content of the data thereby transmitted or how it is used by Twitter. For more information, please refer to Twitter’s data privacy policies at: http://twitter.com/privacy.
You can change your security settings on Twitter via the account settings at: http://twitter.com/account/settings.
Pursuant to the German Data Protection Act, you may request information about your stored data free of charge and, where applicable, have the right to correct, block or delete this data. If you have any questions relating to the collection, processing or use of your personal data or relating to obtaining information about your personal data or having your personal data corrected, blocked or deleted, please contact:
Phone: +49 (0)621 180 685 530
Fax: +49 (0)621 180 685 539