Data Protection

Declaration of Data Protection

Thank you for your interest in our online presentation. The protection of your personal data is important to us. This is why we want to inform you about data protection in our company. We do of course observe the provisions of the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the other provisions enacted for data protection. You can trust us with your personal data! The data is encrypted by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction and unauthorized access by others through technical measures.

Object of Data Protection

Object of data protection is personal data. According to § 3 Article 1 of the BDSG this data is individual data concerning personal or factual circumstances of a certain or identifiable natural person. These include for instance data like name, postal address, e-mail-address or telephone number, but also user data like your IP address.

Extent of Data Collection and Storage

To use our internet page it is normally not necessary for you to provide personal data. In order to enable us to actually perform our services we may need your personal data. This is the case for the shipping of informational material or ordered goods as well as for replies to individual requests.

If you give us the order to perform a service or to ship goods to you, we generally collect and store your personal data only as far as required to perform the services or to fulfil the contract.

For this it may be necessary to pass your personal data on to companies that we may use for the performance of the services or for fulfilment of the contract. These are for instance transport companies or other service providers. If we want to perform one of the acts described hereafter or any other act or service, we would like to collect and store your personal data and will ask you at the respective part of our internet page for your explicit consent.

  • transmission of the newsletter
  • participation in a competition
  • check of credit history and age to enable our services or payment methods
  • personalisation of our web page
  • additional services and offers, where your explicit approval is required for data collection.
  • After the final completion of the contract your data will be blocked and after expiry of provisions of tax and trade laws they will be deleted if you have not explicitly consented to an extended data use.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your e-mail-address we will use your e-mail address in addition to the fulfilment of the contract for our own promotional purposes until you unsubscribe the newsletter.

Data Collection by Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. Google uses so – called “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the web site. Recorded are for instance information on your operating system, your browser, your IP address, the web page you have accessed before (referrer-URL) and date and time of your visit to our web page. The information on the use of our web site collected by this text file is sent to a server of Google in the United States and will be stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of our web site, to compile reports on web site activity for the provider of the website and to perform further services connected to the use of the website and the internet. As far as it is stipulated by law or as far as third parties process this information on the order of Google, Google will pass this information on to third parties. This use is made anonymous. You can find further information on this directly at Google http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy/html#information

Google uses the double-click DART-cookie

Users can deactivate the use of the DART-cookie by accessing the provisions for data protection of the promotion network and the content promotion network of Google.

No direct personal data of the user will be saved there at all, but only the internet protocol address. This information is intended to automatically recognise you at your next visit to our web pages and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies enable us for instance to adjust a website to your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to enter it again every time.

You can of course also view our web site without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer you can stop the storage of cookies on your computer by adjusting your browser settings to “accept no cookies”. Please check the instructions of your browser manufacturer for detailed instructions. The fact that you do not accept cookies can lead to decreased functionality of our offers.

You can avoid the installation of cookies by a respective setting of your programme for internet use (browser). For this you need to disable the storage of cookies in your internet browser settings. Further information on the procedure can be found in the instructions for use of your internet browser.

Collection and Storage of User ́s Data

To optimise our website we collect and store data, for instance date and time of access to our website, the website from which you have accessed our website and similar data. This is made anonymous, without personally identifying the user of the page. If necessary, user profiles will be created using a pseudonym. In this case, too, no connection will be made between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the collected usage data.

For the collection and storage of usage data we also employ cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which are used to save statistical information such as operating system, your programme for the use of the internet (browser), IP address, the web page you have accessed before (referrer-URL) and time. We collect these data solely for statistical purposes, to optimise our internet presentation and to make our internet-based services more attractive. The collection and storage will only be made anonymous and does not allow a conclusion to you as a natural person.

Appropriated Data use

We observe the principle of appropriated data use and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have given them to us.

Transmission of your personal data to third parties will not be made without your explicit consent, as far as this is not necessary to provide the service or to fulfil the contract. Transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to information is only made within framework of our legal obligations to provide information or in case we are obliged to provide information by a court order.

We also take internal data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service providers engaged by us are obliged to secrecy and have the duty to observe the legal provisions of data protection.

Right to receive Information and Revocation right

You may receive information on your personal data stored with us at any time and free of charge. You can have the data collected on your person blocked, corrected or deleted at any time. You can also revoke the consent for data collection and use that you have given us at any time and without any reasons. For this purpose please contact the address given in the imprint. We are available for further questions concerning our information on data protection and processing of your personal data at any time.

Please note that provisions on data protection and handling of data protection matters, for instance at Google, may change constantly. It is therefore advisable and necessary to keep yourself constantly informed about changes in legal provisions and practice of companies, for instance Google.

Cookies

Cookies can only be used with the consent of the user.

The provider of the websites or applications has to carry out the following before placing or reading cookies

  • inform the user of the function and purpose of the cookies
  • obtain the user’s consent
  • provide the possibility of denying this consent

The consent can be given for a maximum of 13 months. Some cookies are however exempted from the duty of obtaining previous consent.

Information on an information banner

No cookies can be placed or read on the user’s computer as long as he has not given his consent. An information banner has to provide information

  • the purpose of individual placed cookies
  • that the user has the possibility of refusing these cookies and changing the corresponding settings via the link “Further Information“ contained in the banner
  • that further use of the respective website constitutes consent to saving cookies on the user’s end-device

The link “Further Information“ leads to a subpage which explains how cookies can be wholly or partly accepted or refused