Data Security


Data protection declaration

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find detailed information about the handling of your data.

Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our website without giving any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server logfiles, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. This data is used exclusively to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and does not allow us to draw any conclusions about your person.

Data collection and use for contract processing and when opening a customer account
We collect personal data when you voluntarily provide us with this information in the context of your order, when contacting us (e. g. via contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. The data collected can be found in the respective input forms. We use the data you provide to process your enquiries and deal with your enquiries. After the complete execution of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after the expiry of the fiscal and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to make further use of your data, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you below. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by sending a message to the contact option described below or by using a dedicated function in the customer account.

Data transfer for contract fulfilment
In order to fulfil the contract, we will pass on your data to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. In order to process payments, we pass on the payment data required for this purpose to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to payment service providers commissioned by us or to the payment service selected by you in the order process.

Use of data when registering for the e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the data required for this purpose or provided by you separately in order to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and you can do so either by sending a message to the contact option described below or by using a link in the newsletter.

Use of data for postal advertising and your right to object
In addition, we reserve the right to save your first and last name, your postal address and - insofar as we have received this additional information from you within the scope of the contractual relationship - your title, academic degree, year of birth and your job, industry or business description in summarised lists and to use them for our own advertising purposes, e. g. to send you interesting offers and information on 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 option described below.

Credit check and scoring when selecting BillSAFE (PayPal invoice purchase)
If you choose the "Invoice Purchase" payment method of the PayPal service "BillSAFE" (www.billsafe.de), you will be asked to consent to the transfer of the data required for processing the payment and an identity and credit check to PayPal during the ordering process. If you give your consent, this data will be transmitted to PayPal. For the purpose of checking identity and creditworthiness, PayPal or partner companies commissioned by PayPal transmit data to credit agencies and receive information from them as well as creditworthiness information on the basis of mathematical-statistical methods, which include address data in their calculations. Detailed information on this and on the credit bureaus used can be found in PayPal's data protection information, which is available at

https://www.billsafe.de/privacy-policy/buyer 

You can revoke your consent to PayPal at any time. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process, use and transmit your personal data if necessary for the processing of payments in accordance with the contract or if this is required by law or ordered by a court or authority.

Use of Cookies
In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your mobile device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i. e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our site (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

Use of Google Analytics for web analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de) Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if you enable IP anonymization on this website, your Google IP address will be truncated from time to time within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the EEA Agreement. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. 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 further services associated with the use of the website and the Internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage 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 the functions of this website in full.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en 
As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can use <a href="" javascript: gaOptout ()"">click this link</a> to prevent Google Analytics from capturing on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your mobile device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.

Using Facebook Plugins 
Our website uses so-called social plug-ins ("Plugins") of the Facebook social network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are marked with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plug-in" or "Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins 

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is sent directly from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged on to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. 

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign your visit to our website directly to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the "Like" button or by submitting a comment, this information is also sent directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends. 

For the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and options for privacy protection, please refer to the Facebook Privacy Notice: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser, e. g. with the "Facebook Blocker" (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/) or the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Twitter plugins (e. g."Twitter" button)
Our website uses so-called social plug-ins ("plugins") of the microblogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo in the form of a blue "Twitter bird", for example. An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons 

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Twitter and integrated into the page. By integrating Twitter, Twitter receives the information that your browser has called up the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged on to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is sent directly from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there. 

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can assign your visit to our website directly to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Twitter" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Twitter server and stored there. The information is also published on your Twitter account and displayed to your contacts.

If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out before you visit our website on Twitter. If you do not want Twitter to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Twitter account, you must log out before you visit our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Twitter plugins with add-ons for your browser, e. g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Google+ plugins (e. g."+1" button) 
Our website uses so-called social plug-ins ("plugins") of the social network Google+, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The plugins can be recognized by buttons with the sign "+1" on a white or coloured background. An overview of the Google Plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins 

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google's servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Google and integrated into the page. By the integration Google receives the information that your browser has called the appropriate side of our web appearance, even if you have no profile with Google+ or are not logged in at the moment with Google+. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google server in the USA and stored there. 

If you are logged in to Google+, Google can assign your Google+ profile directly to your visit to our website. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "+1" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a Google server and stored there. The information is also published on Google+ and displayed to your contacts. 

For the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as your rights and settings for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection references of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button. html 

If you do not want Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your profile on Google+, you must log out before visiting our website on Google+. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google Plugins with add-ons for your browser, e. g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Right to information and contact 
You have the right to free information about the data stored by us concerning your person as well as the right to correct, block or delete these data. If you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as the revocation of consents granted or objection to a specific use of data, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.

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