Privacy Statement

We are pleased that you visit our website and thank you for your interest. The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us – please take note of the information below about the handling of your data:

1) Basic facts of the handling of personal data

You can visit our website without giving personal data. In every access to our website data of use are transmitted by the respective internet browser and stored in record files, the so-called server logfiles, such as date and time of access, name of the site called up, transmitted data volume, and the provider inquiring. Such data cannot be assigned to a certain person and are only for guaranteeing a trouble-free operation of our website and the improvement of our offer.

Personal data are gathered when you give them to us voluntarily for performance of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data are collected can be seen from the respective input forms. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be carried out by a message to the contact indicated below.
We store and use the data given by you for contract completion. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account your data are blocked for reason of tax and commercial law preservation periods, after the expiration of such periods the data are deleted unless you expressly agreed to a further use of your data, or  we reserved the right to a further use of the data as permitted by law; you find adequate information about it below.

When getting in touch with us (e.g. by contact form or email) personal data are collected; which data are collected in case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. Such data are exclusively stored and used for answering your inquiry or getting in touch with you and the technical administration connected with it. Your data are deleted after completion of your inquiry if you wish so and no statutory preservation obligations object to the deletion.

In addition, personal data are compiled if you register for our email newsletter. We use these data for our own advertising purposes in the form of our email newsletter if you expressly agreed to it as follows:

“*Please send me regular email information about your product range. I am free to cancel your newsletter at any time.*”
You can cancel the newsletter at any time by the link intended for this purpose in the newsletter or by message on the matter to us. After cancellation your email address will be deleted at once in our newsletter distributor.

2) Transmittal of personal data for order handling

2.1 The personal data collected by us are transmitted in order handling to the carrier entrusted with delivery as far as it is required for the delivery of the goods. In payment handling we pass on your payment data to the entrusted credit institution.

2.2 When paying via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debiting via PayPal, or, if offered – “Kauf auf Rechnung (purchase on account)” via PayPal we transmit your payment data in payment handling to PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as “PayPal). PayPal reserve the right to carry out a credit rating for the payment modes credit card via PayPal, direct debiting via PayPal, or, if offered – “Kauf auf Rechnung” via PayPal. PayPal use the result of the credit rating with regard to the statistical non-payment probability for deciding on the provision of the respective way of payment. The credit rating may include probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit rating, they are based on a scientifically accepted mathematical-statistical procedure. In the calculation of the score values address data are included among other things. Additional information on data protection law, such as on the credit bureaus used, can be seen from the data protection declaration of PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

3) Cookies

To make the visit to our website attractive and to make possible the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various sites. They are small text files filed on your terminal. Some of the cookies we use are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies to recognize your browser at the next visit (persistent cookies). You can adjust your browser this way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and decide individually on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general. When refusing cookies the functionality of our website may be restricted.

4) Use of social plugins

On our website we use so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the bookmarking service AddThis, run by AddThis LLC, Inc., 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis”). The plugins are mostly marked with an AddThis logo, for example in the form of a white plus sign on orange-colored ground. A survey of the AddThis plugins and their appearance can be found at:
https://www.addthis.co/get/sharing.

If you call up one of our websites containing such a plugin, your browser gets directly connected to the AddThis servers. The contents of the plugins are transmitted by AddThis directly to your browser and linked to the site. By the link AddThis get the information that your browser called up the respective site of our websites and store a cookie on your terminal for identification of your browser. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to an AddThis server to the USA and stored there. AddThis use the data for preparation of anonymized user profiles serving as a basis for a personalized and interest-related advertising message to the visitors of websites with AddThis plugins.

Purpose and extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by AddThis can be seen from the data protection information of AddThis: https://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

If you wish to object to the data collection by AddThis in the future, you can set a so-called opt-out cookie to be downloaded at the following link: http://www.addthis.com.privacy/opt-out

You can also completely prevent loading of the AddThis plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/)

5) Use of Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

This website uses the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and within the scope of Google AdWords the conversion tracking. The cookie for conversion tracking is set when the user clicks an ad inserted by Google. Cookies are small text files filed on your computer system. These cookies loose validity after 30 days and are not for personal identification. If the user visits certain sites of this website and the cooks has not expired yet, Google and we can see that the user clicked on the ad and was passed on to this site. Any Google AdWords customer gets a different cookie. So cookies cannot be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained by means of the conversion cookies serves for drawing up conversion statistics for AdWords customers selecting conversion tracking. The customers are informed of the total number of visitors clicking on their ad and passed on to a site with conversion tracking. However, they do not get any information by which they can identify users personally. If you do not want to share in the tracking, you can object to this use by easily deactivating the cookie of Google conversion tracking through your web browser at user settings. You are not included in the conversion tracking statistics then.

At the web address below you find additional information on the privacy provisions of Google: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

6) Web analysis service

6.1 This website uses Google Analytics, web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics use so-called “cookies”, text files stored on your computer and enabling an analysis of the website use by you. The information produced by the cookies about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server  in the USA and stored there.
When activating the IP anonymization on this website, however,  your IP address is first abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union and in other states party to the convention on the European economic area. Only in special circumstances the full IP address is transmitted to a Goggle server in the USA and shortened there. By order of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports on the website activities and to render to the website operator additional services connected with the use of the website and the web use.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in Google Analytics is not combined by Google with other data. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by an appropriate adjustment of your browser software; however, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that in such a case you might be unable to make full use of all of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data (inclusive of your IP address) produced by the cookie and related to your use of the website and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively to the browser plugin or within browsers in mobile equipment please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie preventing in the future the collection by Google Analytics within this website (this opt-out cookie works only in this browser and for this domain only, if you delete your cookies in this browser, you will have to click on this link again):

Google Analytics deaktivieren (deactivate Google Analytics)

We wish to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and thus IP addresses are processed only in shortened form in order to exclude a direct person reference.

6.2 This website uses Hotjar, a web analysis tool of Hotjar Ltd, Level 2, St. Julians Business Centre, 3, Elia Zammit Street, St. Julians STJ 1000, Malta. This tool records in an anonymized way interactions of randomly selected individual visitors with the website. So a record is drawn up of mouse movements and clicks, for instance, with the aim of showing possibilities for improving the respective website. In addition, information about the operating system, browser, incoming and outgoing links, geographic origin, and definition and sort of equipment is evaluated for statistical purposes. Such information is not personal and is not transmitted by Hotjar to third parties. If you do not want a recording, you can deactivate it on all websites using Hotjar by setting the DoNotTrack header in your browser. You find information about the aforementioned opt-out possibility on the following site: http://overheat.de/opt-ou.html.

7) Retargeting/Remarketing/Recommendation ads

This website uses retargeting technology of Google Inc. (“Google”). It makes possible a targeted message by personalized interest-related ads to visitors to our websites who have already been interested in our shop and our products. Insertion of ads is made here on the basis of a cookie-based analysis of the previous user behavior without any personal data being stored, however. In case of retargeting technology a cookie is stored on your computer or mobile terminal to gather anonymized data of your interests and to adjust this way the ads individually to the information stored. These cookies are small text files stored on your computer or mobile terminal. So you are shown ads complying in all probability with your product and information interests. You can object to the setting of cookies for ads targets permanently by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/
Detailed information and the data protection provisions as to ads and Google can be seen here:
http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

8) Your rights and Getting into Contact

You are entitled to a free information about your stored data and, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking, or deletion of such data.

Please contact us if you have further questions about the collection, processing, or use of your personal data. Same applies to information, blocking, requests for deletion and modification concerning your personal data, and to revocations of consents given. You find the contact address in our legal disclosure.