Privacy Policy

Last updated on 01/27/2015


Information regarding the privacy policy

We are responsible for all data processing (e.g. collection, processing and transmission) in accordance with legal requirements. The following explanation gives you an overview of the type of data collected, the way in which this data is used and passed on, and the way in which you get information regarding the data that we receive.

 

 

§ 1 Collection and storage of personal data

Personal data includes individual details of personal or factual circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person, including your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, bank details, and your IP address.

 

When using our web pages, the following data is recorded, whereby the storage is exclusively for internal system-related and statistical purposes: names of the visited pages, the browser used, the operating system and the requested domain, date and time of access, search engines, names of downloaded files and your IP address will be deleted as soon as possible, at the latest immediately after the end of the usage process.

 

Further personal information will only be collected if you voluntarily make it available to us, for example, within the scope of a request or registration. To use our online ordering service, registration is required. In this case, all data required for the execution and processing of orders are queried: your complete name or complete company name together with the person of the authorized representative, your e-mail address, your address (invoice and possibly different delivery address) and your phone number. You must also choose a username and password; this allows you to log in more easily without re-entering data. We store the data entered by you for setting up a customer account, via which we record, process and execute your orders. We keep your data for further orders (registration) as long as you keep the registration. You have the right to retrieve, correct and delete your registration data at any time. We will also delete your registration if a deletion is required by law, at the latest two years after the execution of your last order.

 

 

§ 2 Use, transmission and deletion of personal data

We use the personal data provided by you to answer your questions, to process your order, to check your creditworthiness as well as for the technical administration of the websites.

 

You can subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. In this case, we must collect and store your e-mail address. We only use it to send newsletter e-mails, which will inform you about current offers. You can always unsubscribe by clicking on the "Unsubscribe Newsletter" field on our website. If this is the case, your data will be deleted.

 

A transfer, sale or any other transmission of your personal data to third parties takes place only if the transfer is necessary for the purpose of contract processing, for billing purposes, for the collection of a fee or if you have expressly consented. For example, it may be necessary for us to pass on your address and order data to the supplier if your order is to be sent directly from the factory. Our suppliers only receive information that is necessary to fulfill their respective tasks. Any other use of the information is not allowed. In addition, we are entitled to pass on personal data to collection agencies, and we reserve the right to exchange data with the protection organizations of the economy (e.g. Schufa).

 

Furthermore, we do not rule out the transmission of anonymized usage data for purposes of market research. An identification of users is excluded.

 

We would like to point out that upon the order of the competent authority, we are entitled to provide information on personal data, as long as this is necessary for the purposes of law enforcement, for the protection against danger by the police authorities of the Länder, to fulfill the statutory tasks of the constitutional protection authorities of the Federation and the Länder, the Federal Intelligence Service or the Military Intelligence Service or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

 

 

§ 3 Security notice

We have taken a variety of security measures to protect personal information adequately to an appropriate extent. Our databases are protected by physical, technical and procedural measures that restrict access to the information to specially authorized persons in accordance with this privacy policy. Our information system is behind a software firewall to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task are given access to personal information. Our employees are trained in security and data protection practices.

 

When personal information is collected through our Internet sites, the transmission is encrypted using the industry standard Secure Sockets Layer ("SSL") technology. Sensitive information, such as credit card numbers or account information, is encrypted for further protection. You should never give your password to third parties, and you should change your password regularly. If you decide to leave our pages, you should confirm the log-out and close your browser to prevent unauthorized users from accessing your account. When communicating via e-mail, the complete data security cannot be guaranteed by us.

 

 

§ 4 Cookies

Cookies are entries in databases on the computer of the user, which serve the exchange of information between computer programs or the short-term archiving of information. Our website contains cookies on the computer of the user, in order to be able to recognize it when it visits the website again and to provide it with information about its last visit to our website. All cookies can be deleted from your browser at any time. You can also manage and block the acceptance of cookies on this page in your browser program. We use technical cookies, in particular, to create the user account, log in, and manage your bookings. We use functional cookies, in particular, to store your preferred language and currency, your search requests and your movements on our website. We use analytical cookies to gain an anonymous view of how users use our website. We use commercial cookies to show you ads from us on other websites.

 

We use the service pages of online advertising companies and marketing companies and may also use their services for analytical purposes. In order to be able to offer this service, such third party companies must also use cookies. We only have access to our cookie data, cookies placed by third parties are only accessible to those third parties.

 

Please note that the functionality of our website may be restricted by disabling individual cookies. Deactivating an ad network does not mean that you no longer receive online advertising. Only the network you have disabled will no longer send you any advertisements tailored to your preferences and web usage habits.

 

 

§ 5 Use of Facebook plugins (“Like button”)

Plugins from the social network Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California, 94025, USA) are integrated into our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins based on the Facebook logo or the "Like button" on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our pages, the plugin is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook will be informed that you have visited our site through your IP address. If you click the Facebook Like button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not receive any information on the content of the transmitted data as well as its use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy at http://de-en.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

 

 

§ 6 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, in the case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be previously abridged by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Agreement of the European Economic Area.

Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage against the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extents. In addition, you can 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 plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

 

§ 7 Google AdSense

This website uses Google AdSense, a Google Inc. ("Google") advertising service. Google AdSense uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of your use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called Web Beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.

The information on the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats generated by cookies and web beacons are transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information may be passed on to Google partner companies by Google. However, Google will not merge your IP address with any other data you store.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use all of the functions of this website to their full extents. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data that is collected in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.

 

 

§ 8 Google +1

Collection and dissemination of information:

The Google + 1 button lets you publish information worldwide. The Google + 1 button gives you and other users personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you gave +1, as well as information about the page you were visiting when you clicked +1. Your +1 can be viewed as an indication, along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also be used to replace a different name that you used when sharing content from your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information on you.

 

Use of the collected information:

In addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics on users' + 1 activities, or pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or related sites.

 

 

§ 9 Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated into our websites. These features are offered 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 are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter.

We would like to point out that as a provider of the pages, we are not aware of the content of the transmitted data as well as their uses by Twitter. For more information, see Twitter's privacy policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

 

 

§ 10 Access, deletion, blocking

You are always entitled to access to your stored personal data, its origin and recipient, the purpose of data processing, as well as the right to correct, block or delete this data. To this end, as well as for further questions regarding the subject of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the website provider address specified in the legal disclaimer.


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