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We're glad that you're interested in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In the following we will provide detailed information about how your data is used.
Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our website without providing personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files, which include information such as the name of the requested file, the date and time of access, data volume transferred and the requesting provider. These data are analysed to ensure uninterrupted operation of the website and to improve our offer, and do not allow us to deduce information concerning your person.
Data collection and usage for contract processing and opening of a customer account
We collect personal data if you voluntarily disclose them to us as part of your order, when you make contact with us (e.g. via the contact form or email), or when you open a customer account. The data that are collected can be seen in the respective input forms. We use the data you share for contract performance and processing of your enquiries. After performance of your contract is completed, or your customer account is deleted, your data are blocked for further usage and deleted after expiry of the legal fiscal and commercial regulation period, provided that you have not expressly agreed to further use of your data or we have not reserved the right to further use of the data going beyond this, insofar as it is legally permitted and we have informed you of this use. Deletion of your customer account is possible at any time, and can either take place via the contact options described below or via the function provided in the customer account.
Data transfer for contract performance
For contract performance we transfer your data to the shipping company commissioned to carry out delivery, insofar as this is required for the delivery of goods ordered. For payment processing we transfer the payment data required to the credit institute commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the payment service provider commissioned by us or the payment service you select as part of the order process.
Data usage for email newsletter subscription
If you subscribe to our newsletter then we will use the data required, or that you provided, to regularly send our email newsletter. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time, and can either take place via the contact options described below or via the link provided in the newsletter.
Data usage for email advertising without newsletter subscription, and your right of refusal
If we have obtained your email address in connection with the purchase of goods or services, and you have not disagreed, then we reserve the right to regularly send you offers via email about products in our range which are similar to those you have already purchased. You can object to the usage of your email address at any time by sending a message to one of the contact options described below, or via the link provided in the email, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs.
Data usage for postal advertising and your right of refusal
As well as this we reserve the right to save your first name, surname, postal address and, insofar as we have received these additional data from you as part of the contractual relationship, your title, academic degree, year of birth and your profession, industry or business classification, in summarized lists, and to use them for our advertising purposes, e.g. for sending interesting offers and information about our products via postal mail. You may object to the storage and usage of your data for these purposes at any time with a message via the contact options below.
Credit assessment and scoring
If we make payment or provide service in advance, for example in the case of a purchase on account, we may, in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, obtain a credit report from a service company specialised in this area (credit agency). For this purpose we transmit the personal data required for a credit report to the following company:
IHD Kreditschutzverein e.V.
The credit report can include probability values (score values) which are calculated based on scientifically recognized mathematical and statistical methods, and whose calculation includes, amongst other things, address data. We then use the information we receive regarding the statistical probability of a debt default to make a balanced decision about the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship. Your protected interests will be considered according to the legal requirements.
Usage of cookies
Usage of econda for web analysis
This website uses technologies from econda GmbH (www.econda.de) to collect and store data, and utilize these data to compile usage profiles by means of pseudonyms. These pseudonyms are used to analyse visitor behaviour, evaluate and improve our offer, and ensure appropriate design. Cookies can be used for this purpose. These are small text files which are saved on the computer of the site visitor, and make it possible to identify the visitor again if they return to our website. The pseudonym user profiles are compiled without the separate explicit agreement of the user, and are not linked with personal data about the user. You can object to data collection and storage at any time with future effect by clicking on this link http://www.econda.de/econda/unternehmen/datenschutz/widerspruchscookie/. After your objection an opt-out cookie will be saved on your computer. If you delete your cookies, you need to click the link again.
Usage of Google Analytics for web analysis
You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the
following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which
prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.de/intl/en_uk/policies/. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).
Usage of facebook plugins
Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") operated by the social network Facebook of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") The plugins are marked with the Facebook logo or with the description "Social Plugin from Facebook" or "Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here:http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
If you visit a page on our website which includes such a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is sent from Facebook directly to your browser, and embedded in the webpage. With this connection Facebook is informed that your browser has called up the respective page on our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is directly transmitted to a Facebook server in the United States, and stored there.
If you are logged in to Facebook, then Facebook can directly associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugin, for example by clicking "Like" or leaving a comment, then this information is also transmitted to the Facebook server, and stored there. As well as this, the information will be published on your Facebook profile and shown to your Facebook friends.
The scope and purpose of data collected by Facebook, and how it is later processed and used by the company, can be found in Facebook's data protection policy at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. You can also view your privacy rights and ways in which you may change your privacy settings.
If you do not want Facebook to connect the data collected during your visit to our webpage with your Facebook account, then you must log out of your Facebook account during your visit. You can also completely prevent Facebook plugins from loading by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the "Facebook Blocker“ (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Usage of Twitter plugins (e.g. "Tweet" button)
Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") operated by the microblogging service Twitter of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter") The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo, for example in the shape of a blue "Twitter bird". An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
If you visit a page on our website which includes such a social plugin, your browser connects directly to Twitter's servers. The content of the plugin is sent from Twitter directly to your browser and embedded in the webpage. With this connection Twitter is informed that your browser has called up the respective page on our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is directly transmitted to a Twitter server in the United States and stored there.
If you are logged in to Twitter, then Twitter can directly associate your visit to our website with your Twitter profile. If you interact with the plugin, for example by clicking "Tweet", then this information is also directly transmitted to the Twitter server, and stored there. As well as this, the information will be published on your Twitter profile and shown to your contacts.
The scope and purpose of data collected by Twitter, and how it is later processed and used by the company, can be found in Twitter's data protection policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy. You can also view your privacy rights and ways in which you may change your privacy settings. If you do not want Twitter to connect the data collected during your visit to our webpage with your Twitter account, then you must log out of your Twitter account during your visit. You can also completely prevent Twitter plugins from loading by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).
Right to information and contact options
You have the right to free information about your stored data, as well as the right to correction, locking or deletion of these data. For questions about the collection, processing and use of your personal data, or for information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, as well as for withdrawal of granted consent or objection to a certain kind of data usage, please contact us directly via one of the contact options listed in our Company Details.