Thank you for your interest in our website. Your privacy is very important to us. The following gives you extensive information about how we handle your data.
Storing access data in server log files
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. We only store access data in so-called “server log files”, such as the name of the requested file, data and time of retrieval, transferred data volume and the requesting provider. This data is only analysed to ensure smooth operation of the site and to improve our offer; it does not allow us to deduce information concerning you.
Data collection and use for contract processing and opening a customer account
We collect personal data if you give it voluntarily as part of your order, in the event of making contact with us (e.g. by contact form or email) or when opening a customer account. It is evident from the respective input form which data is collected. We use data given by you to process contracts and processing your enquiries. Your data will be locked for further use after the completion of contract processing or deletion of your customer account and deleted upon expiry of the retention periods according to tax law and commercial law, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data, or we have reserved the right to make further use of any data that is legally permitted and which we will inform you about hereafter. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either with a message to the contact options described below or using the function provided for this purpose in the customer account.
Data transfer for completion of the contract
To complete the contract, we transfer your data to the shipping company charged with delivery insofar as this is required to deliver the ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the ordering process, we give the payment data collected to process the payment to the credit institute charged with the payment and, if necessary, to the payment service provider or the selected payment service commissioned by us. The selected payment service provider also collects this data itself in part if you create an account with it. In this case, you have to login to your account with the payment service provider with your access data in the order process. In this case, the data protection statement of the respective payment service provider shall apply.
Data use when subscribing for the email newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the necessary or separate data given by you to send you our regular email newsletter in accordance with your consent. Subscription to the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either with a message to the contact options described below or using the link provided for this purpose in the newsletter.
Data use for postal advertising and your right of objection
Furthermore, we reserve the right to save your first and last name, your postal address and, insofar as we have received such additional information from you within the scope of the contract, your title, academic degree, year of birth and your profession, industry or business relationship in a summarised list and to use them for our own advertising purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products by post. You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact described below.
Use of Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Instagram plug-ins
Our website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) for the social networks Facebook, Google+, the microblogging service Twitter and Instagram. These services are offered by the companies Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and Instagram LLC. (“providers”)
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You will find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins
Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View,
CA 94043, USA (“Google”) You will find an overview of Google plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/
Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You will find an overview of Twitter buttons and their appearance here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram”). You will find an overview of Instagram buttons and their appearance here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges
When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser connects directly to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter, or Instagram. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by the respective provider and integrated into the page. By integrating the plug-ins, the providers get the information that your browser has retrieved from the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not logged in at that moment. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to the respective provider’s server in the USA and stored there. If you are logged in to one of these services, the providers can directly assign the visit to our website to your profile on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or Instagram. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the “Like”, “+1”, “Tweet” or “Instagram” buttons, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to the provider’s server and stored there. The information is also published in the social network, on your Twitter feed or Instagram account and displayed there to your contacts. Please refer to the providers’ data protection guidelines to see the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy.
Facebook data protection notice: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Google data protection notice: Http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html Twitter data protection notice: https://twitter.com/privacy
Instagram data protection notice https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/
If you do not want Google, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to assign the data collected through our website directly to your profile in the respective service, you must logout from the corresponding service before you visit our website. You can completely prevent plug-ins loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Use of AddThis plug-ins (e.g. “Share” button)
On our website, social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from the AddThis bookmarking service are used, which is operated by the AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis”). The plug-ins are usually marked with an AddThis logo in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. You will find an overview of AddThis plug-ins and their appearance here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing. When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser connects directly to the servers of AddThis. The content of the plug-in is sent directly to your browser by AddThis and integrated into the page. Through this integration, AddThis receives information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website and saves a cookie on your device to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to AddThis’ server in the USA and stored there. AddThis uses the data to create anonymous user profiles, which serve as a basis for a personalised and interest-related advertising approach by visitors to the Internet sites with AddThis plug-ins.
Please refer to AddThis’ protection guidelines to see the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy
If you want to object to data collection with AddThis in the future, you can set a so-called “opt-out cookie”, which you can download using the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out
You can completely prevent AddThis plug-ins loading with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Data use when subscribing for the email newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the necessary or separate data given by you to send you our regular email newsletter in accordance with your consent.
It is possible to unsubscribe to the newsletter at any time by sending a message to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Web analysis with Google (Universal) Analytics
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service from Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow an analysis of the website used by you, such as “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be truncated before transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other states which are contracting parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. The anonymised IP address transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data from Google.
You may prevent Google’s processing of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available using the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this ink to prevent collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future:
This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. You will have to click on the link again if you delete your cookies.
Right to information and contact options
You have the right to free information about your personal data we have saved and, where necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have any questions concerning the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or concerning information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and the revocation of consent or objection to specific data use, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.