Data privacy

Last updated: 28 November 2016

Privacy statement
Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In the following, we will provide you with detailed information on how your data is handled.

Saving access data in server log files
You can visit our website without supplying any personal information. We merely save access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested file, the data and time of access, the transferred amount of data and the requesting provider. These data is exclusively evaluated to secure the uninterrupted operation of the website and to improve our offer. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Data collection and use related to the contract execution
We collect personal data, if you voluntarily send such data to us within the scope of your order or when contacting us (e.g. using the contact form or via email). The respective input forms show which data is collected. We use the disclosed information to execute the contract and process your inquiries. After the contract was completed successfully, your data is blocked from further use and deleted after the expiry of the retention periods dictated by fiscal and commercial law, unless you explicitly agreed to the further use of your data or in case we reserve the right to a further use of the data, which is permitted by law and which we will explain to you hereinafter.

Forwarding data for contract fulfilment
For the purpose of fulfilling our contracts, we forward your data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for the delivery. Depending on which payment provider you select during the order process, we forward the payment data collected to effect payment to the bank commissioned with handling payment and, if applicable, to payment providers commissioned by us, and/or to the selected payment service. Sometimes the selected payment providers also collect this data themselves, provided you register an account with them. In this case, you will have to log in with your access details at the homepage of the payment provider during the order process. The privacy statement of the corresponding payment provider applies respectively.

Use of cookies
To enhance your experience when visiting our website and to enable certain functions, we use so-called cookies on several pages. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use will be deleted after quitting the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persisting cookies). You can configure your browser to notify you of cookies being created and to decide on accepting them individually or to reject cookies in certain cases or in general. The functionality of our website may be impaired if you disallow cookies.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable the analysis of your use of the website, i.e. by using so-called “cookies” – text files which are saved on your computer. The information created by your use of this website is ordinarily transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be shortened prior to the transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google Server in the United States and shortened there in exceptional cases. The anonymised IP address transferred by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data of Google.

You can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google 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=de 
You can alternatively click this link to prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics on this website from now on. To this end, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to visit the link again.

Right to information and contact 
You have a right to information with regard to your personal data saved by us, and, if applicable, a right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. Please contact us directly by using the contact information on our ‘About Us’ page in case you have any questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or in case of information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and on the revocation of given approvals or on objecting to a certain use of the data.