We appreciate your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. We will provide detailed information about the handling of your data below.
Storage of access data in server log files
You can visit our website without disclosing any personal information. We only store access data in server log files, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of access, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider. This data is used solely to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our service. This information is not used to identify you as a person.
Data collection and use for contract execution and in opening an account
We collect personal information only when you provide it voluntarily as part of the order process, after contact with us (i.e. through a contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. What information is collected can be seen in the respective forms. We use any information provided by you for contract execution and handling of your inquiries. After completion of the contract or cancellation of your account, your data will be blocked and deleted after the tax and commercial storage periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we have reserved the right to additional data use which is permitted under the law and about which we inform you hereinafter. The cancellation of your account can be done at any time either through a message to the contact options described below or with a designated function in the customer account.
Data dissemination for contract performance
To fulfil the contract we share your information with the shipping company that will deliver the goods to you, insofar as delivery of the goods is required. For payment processing we provide the necessary payment data to the bank responsible for processing the payment, or payment agency employed by us, or the payment service provider you selected during the ordering process.
Data use in E-mail newsletter subscription
If you sign up to receive our newsletter; we use the necessary information or data separately provided by you, to send you our e-mail newsletter regularly. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by either sending a message to the contact options described below, or via a link provided in the newsletter.
Data used for advertising by post and your right to object
Additionally, we reserve the right to store and use your first and last name, postal address, and any other additional information we have received as part of the contractual relationship with you, such as your title, academic degree, your year of birth, and your professional, industry or trade name in summarized lists for promotional purposes, for example, to send you 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 a message to the contact options provided below.
Use of Google Analytics for web analytics
You can also prevent passing the data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at this link.
As an alternative to the browser-plugin, you can click Disable Google Analytics in order to avoid detection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device or computer. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.
Using of social plugins from Facebook, Google+, and Twitter by using the 2-click solution
Social plugins from the social networks Facebook and Google+, and the micro-blogging service Twitter are used on this website. These services are offered by Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. (providers).
- Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of Facebook plug-ins and their appearance can be found here.
- Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). An overview of Google plug-ins and their appearance can be found here.
- Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. An overview of the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here.
If you do not want Google, Facebook or Twitter to assign the data collected from our website directly to your profile in the respective service, you have to log out of the applicable service before activating the plugin.
In order to increase your privacy when you visit our site, the plug-ins are integrated into the site using the 2-click solution. This integration ensures that when you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, there will be no automatic connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, and/or Twitter. Only when you activate the plugin and thus give your consent for data transmission, will your browser make a direct connection to the servers of Google, Facebook or Twitter. The contents of the respective plug-in is then transmitted from the associated provider directly to your browser and integrated into the site. By integrating the plugin, the provider gets the information that your browser has accessed the relevant page on our website, even if you do not have a profile with the relevant supplier or are not logged in at that time. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a server of the provider in the U.S. and stored there. If you interact with the plugins, for example, by clicking the “Like” button, the “+1” button or the “Tweet” button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will also be published in the social network or to your Twitter account and be displayed to your contacts.
Please refer to the privacy policies of the providers for the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing, and use of data by the providers, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy.
Right to information and contact options
You have a right to free information about the data we have stored about yourself, and the right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal information, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data, and revocation of consent or objection to a particular data use, please contact us directly using the contact details in our site notice