1. General Remarks
The protection of the privacy and the personal right of our customers, suppliers or clients is important to us. Data that is collected during your visit on our website is only processed in accordance with the data protection regulations, particular in accordance with the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). In the following we would like to inform you about how we collect the personal data of our customers and how we use and process this data.
2. Collection and Usage of Data
During the visit of our website protocol information is collected by our web server. However, this is not personal data in the sense of § 3 section 1 BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act). We are not able to match the collected data to a certain natural person. All of this data is exclusively used by us for statistic purposes. A transfer to third parties is not performed.
Personal data is only collected by us to its full extend as far as the customer provides it to us, e.g. within the registration as a user or when ordering our products. After closing of the contract we will transfer and store the personal data e.g. customer addresses for execution of purchase, to our system. With his purchase, the customer explicitly agrees to this transfer.
We use your data to perform the contracts concluded with you and for technical administration. Only if you gave us your consent beforehand we also will use this data for advertising and marketing purposes (e.g. newsletter). You have the right of revocation regarding a given consent at any time.
Your data is only transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the realisation of a given order and in the scope of financial handling, depending on the method of payment to the particular financial service company, as far as this is necessary for the handling of the payment. A transmission of your data to third parties or the use of advertising purposes is not performed. With the full performance of the contract and the full payment, the customer data will be blocked for further usage and will be erased at the end of regulations according to tax law and commercial law.
If you decide on the payment method of paying by credit card, we use a financial service that handles the payment by credit card. The payment handling is performed via an SSL-secure connection. The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) is a well-accepted standard protocol used in the Internet that ensures a safe exchange of data. The financial service receives the payment data and personal data provided by the customer to perform the payment.
3. Usage of Data when Registering for the Email Newsletter
For the registration of our newsletter we use the so-called: Double-opt-in-procedure. This means we will send you a confirmation e-mail to your e-mail address, after the submission of your e-mail address. We will ask you for a confirmation that states that you want to receive the newsletter. If you confirm to receive the newsletter, we will store your e-mail address until you unsubscribe the newsletter. The storing is only for the purpose of being able to send you the newsletter. Your consent of receiving the newsletter can be revoked at any time. You can revoke by clicking on the link that is provided in every newsletter e-mail, or by sending a message to the contact stated below.
On various sites we use "cookies" to make our website more attractive and to enable the usage of certain functions. They are small text files stored on your computer system. Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session (so-called “session cookies”). Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). (These cookies are used for welcoming you with your username and spare you the time, if you order again, to type in your password or to fill out forms with your data.) Our partner companies do not have the permission to collect and use personal data via our website by using cookies. You can set your browser in a way that you can be informed about the usage of cookies and you can decide in every case if you approve of the cookies being used in certain cases or just block them. If you block cookies it may occur that our website only partly functions.
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) provided by the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook, Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (hereinafter known as: “Facebook”). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo or with the notice “social plugin from Facebook” or “Facebook social plugin” For a full list of all Facebook Plugins please see: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. Even if you don’t have a Facebook profile or even if you are not logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to a server of Facebook in the USA and is stored there.
If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can immediately match your visit to our website to your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. clicking the “like” - button or if you comment on something, this information will also be transferred directly to a server of Facebook and is stored there. Besides this, the information will also be published on your Facebook profile and will be shown to your Facebook friends.
Purpose and amount of the collected data and further processing and usage of data through Facebook as well as your rights concerning this and your possible setting options to protect your privacy, you can find in the data protection notifications of Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
If you don’t want Facebook to directly match your Facebook profile with the collected data of our web presence you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website. You can also stop loading the Facebook plugins by using Add-Ons on your browser, e.g. by using the “Facebook blocker” (http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/).
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network Google+, that is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA. 94043, USA (hereinafter known as: “Google”). The plugins are identifiable by the buttons with the “+1” sign on a white or coloured background. For a full list of all Google Plugins please see: https://developers.google.com/+/plugins.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Google servers. Google directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. The embedded plugins provide Google with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. Even if you don’t have a Google+ profile or even if you are not logged into Google+. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to a server of Google in the USA and is stored there. If you are logged into Google+, Google can immediately match your visit to our website to your Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. clicking the “+1” - button or if you comment on something, this information will also be transferred directly to a server of Google and is stored there. The information is published on Google+ and is shown to your contacts. Purpose and amount of the collected data and further processing and usage of data through Google as well as your rights concerning this and your possible setting options to protect your privacy, you can find in the data protection notifications of Google:http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html.
If you don’t want Google to directly match your Google+ profile with the collected data of our web presence you have to log out from Google+ before visiting our website. You can also stop loading the Google plugins by using Add-Ons on your browser, e.g. by using the script-blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“Plugins”) of the micro blogging service Twitter, which is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA, 9413, USA (hereinafter known as: “Twitter”). The plugins are marked with a Twitter logo e.g. a blue “Twitter bird”. For a full list of all Twitter plugins and their appearance please see: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.
When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. The embedded plugins provide Twitter with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. Even if you don’t have a Twitter account or even if you are not logged into Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred to a server of Twitter in the USA and is stored there. If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter can directly match your visit to our Website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. clicking the “Twitter” - button or if you comment on something, this information will also be transferred directly to a server of Twitter and is stored there. The information is published on Twitter and is shown to your contacts. Purpose and amount of the collected data and further processing and usage of data through Twitter as well as your rights concerning this and your possible setting options to protect your privacy, you can find in the data protection notifications of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy.
If you don’t want Twitter to directly match your Twitter account with the collected data of our web presence you have to log out from Twitter before visiting our website. You can also stop loading the Twitter plugins by using Add-Ons on your browser, e.g. by using the script-blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).
8. Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking
We use the online advertising program “Google AdWords” and in the scope of Google AdWords we use conversion tracking. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysing service of Google Inc. (1600, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (hereinafter known as: “Google”). If you click on an ad provided by Google a cookie is stored on your computer for the conversion tracking program. These cookies are valid for 30 days and do not contain any personal data and therefore do not serve as personal identification.
If you visit certain sites of our website and the cookie is still valid, we and Google are able to see that you clicked on the advertisement and that you have been redirected to this site. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Therefore there is no possibility that cookies can be traced from websites of AdWords customers.
The information that is collected with the conversion cookie serve the purpose of setting conversion statistics for AdWords customers who decided on using conversion-tracking. With this the customers know the total number of users who clicked on their advertisement and which were redirected to a site that uses a conversion tracking tag. They do not receive information, which make it able to identify the user.
If you do not want to be tracked, you can object the usage by stopping the installation of cookies with a certain setting of your browser software (deactivation possibility). You won't be in the conversion-tracing statistics. Further information as well as the data protection notification from Google can be seen here: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/, http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
9. Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysing service of Google Inc. (“Google”) Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, text files, that are saved on your computer and that make an analysis of the usage of the web site possible. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted and saved on a server of Google in the US. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities for their operators, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the Internet for the operators. Google will transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law, or if such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. The IP address conveyed by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies, by downloading and installing the following browser plug-in: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
We would point out that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. By using this website, you give your consent of the processing of data collected by Google about you in the manner described previous and for the purposes previously mentioned.
10. Using Remarketing or “similar target groups” Function of Google Inc.
Additional information regarding Google Remarketing as well as the data protection declaration of Google can be viewed on: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/.
11. Data Security
We deploy up-to-date technical measures to guarantee data security and in particular to protect your personal data from risks during data transmission and prevent third parties from gaining access to them. These measures are updated as needed to represent the current state of the art. We do point out, that despite of frequent checks, it is not possible to provide full protection against all hazards.
12. Your Rights and Contact Support
According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to be informed without any further costs at any time about your processed personal data and you also have the right of correction of wrong data, as well as blocking and erasing. If you wish to obtain information about personal data or their correction or erasing or have further questions about the usage of your data you left us, please contact us at email@example.com or in written form to the following address below. The same applies for revocations for given approvals. If you wish to contact us via e-mail, we point out, that the confidentiality of the transmitted data is not guaranteed. Third parties can see the content of uncoded e-mails. We suggest sending us confidential information via mail.
This data protection notification only applies for contents on our servers and does not include the links on our sites. We are not responsible for the data protection precautions on external websites, which you can reach via this links. Please inform yourself about the data protection of these websites.
If you have any questions regarding data protection, please send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Status of this data protection declaration: 05.07.2021