Thank you very much for visiting our website.
Your privacy and the associated protection of personal data are close to our hearts. We therefore conduct our business in accordance with applicable laws on data protection and data security.
In the following we would like to inform you how we handle your data. In detail we would like to give you information on
- the purposes we collect, process or use your (personal) data,
- the handling and protection of your data,
- whom your data is made available, and
- how to exercise your rights.
Please read the following information carefully. If you have any questions, please contact our data protection officer. You will find her contact details in this declaration at a later point.
1 Definitions of terms
Our data protection declaration is based on the terms of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) . For an easy understanding of our data protection declaration it is important for us to explain these terms.
Personal data refers to all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more specific characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of such natural persons.
A processing operation is any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or integration, qualification, erasure or destruction.
Limitation of processing
Limitation of processing means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.
Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
A file system is any structured collection of personal data accessible according to specific criteria, whether it is centralised, decentralised or organised according to functional or geographical criteria.
The controller shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States, the controller or certain criteria of his designation may be laid down by Union law or by the law of the Member States.
A processor is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
The recipient is any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under a particular investigation mandate in accordance with Union law or the law of the Member States shall not be deemed to be recipients; the processing of personal data shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and in accordance with the purposes of the processing.
Third party means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
The data subject's consent shall mean any voluntary, informed and unequivocal expression of his or her intention to proceed with the particular case, in the form of a statement or any other unambiguous confirmatory act by which the data subject indicates his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data.
Cookies are small data sets that are stored by a web server on the device you are using. In order to exchange data with another system, certain data and settings are stored. This enables the cookie-setting web server to recognize the user and his settings.
An IP address is a sequence of digits by which every computer in a network can be uniquely identified.
Responsible for your personal data on this website:
represented by the managing directors.
Phone: +49(0) 6222 947310
3 Use of the Website
You can also visit our website without providing any personal information. We only store access data in so-called server log files. This includes, for example, the name of the requested file, the date and time of retrieval, the requesting provider and the amount of data transferred. We evaluate this data exclusively to ensure the trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer for you and do not allow us to draw any conclusions about your person.
When our website is accessed, data is logged. The same applies to the retrieval of files. This is done by using your IP address or by setting cookies to collect data. We need this data to make your visit to our website as pleasant as possible. This analysis is always done anonymously, so that no individual profile of your user behavior takes place.
In principle, it is also possible to use our website without cookies. However, we cannot exclude the possibility that in this case the website may only be used to a limited extent or with reduced user friendliness. The use of individual areas, such as the user account or the shopping basket, is unfortunately largely impossible without cookies.
3.2 Communication via electronic means
In the event that you contact us by telephone, fax, e-mail or via our contact form, we will use your details for establishing contact and for purpose-related advice, as we can derive from your enquiry.
Any further use of your personal data will only take place with your consent or if this is permitted by law.
4 Use of our online shop
As far as it is necessary for the establishment and/or use of a customer account, we collect, process and use personal data. This usually includes payment processing, credit checks, order fulfilment, invoicing and returns processing.
Any further use of your personal data will only take place with your consent or if this is permitted by law.
If you subscribe to our newsletter distribution list, your e-mail address will be stored by us on a server. The personal data made available to us in this way will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The data records are used for statistical evaluations in order to analyse and optimise our system performance(s). The dispatch of our newsletter takes place by means of the dispatch service provider MailChimp. There e-mail addresses and further information for the dispatch and for the analysis of the newsletter are stored.
The registration to our newsletter takes place with a confirmation message, which contains a link to the final registration (so-called Double-Opt-in procedure). This is to ensure that you really want to receive our newsletter and that you have registered.
If you do not wish to receive another newsletter from us, you can unsubscribe at any time via a link at the end of the newsletter.
5.2 Recommendations via e-mail
The e-mail address provided in connection with your purchase will be used after your purchase in our online shop for advertising and recommendations for our own or similar products via e-mail. This will allow us to introduce you to products that may be of interest to you based on your purchases in our online store. You will also receive these e-mails without registering for the newsletter. Of course, we also adhere strictly to the legal requirements.
If you do not wish to receive any further recommendations from us via e-mail, you can object at any time.
6 Duration of data use/storage
We will delete your personal data, unless otherwise stipulated by statutory storage obligations and if you have asserted a claim for deletion, if the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally stored, or if the storage of your personal data is legally inadmissible for any other reason.
7 Place of use of data
As a rule, your personal data will be processed within Germany. As an exception, the data you transmit to us may be stored on servers within the European Union (EU) or on servers based in the USA. Should we deviate from this as the "responsible person"/"responsible office", we will inform you.
8 Social Plugins / Integration of services and contents of third parties
It is possible that contents of third parties ("third party providers") may be integrated within this online offer. The prerequisite for this is that the third party providers of this content use the IP address of the user. Otherwise, as a rule, you cannot send any content to the browser of the respective user. Even if we make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of your contents. However, we have no influence on whether a third party provider stores your IP address for statistical purposes, for example.
8.1 Google Analytics
Our website uses the web analysis service "Google Analytics", Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94.043 USA. Thus cookies are stored on the device you have selected. This enables an analysis of the use of the website. All information obtained in this way is usually transferred to a Google Inc. server in the USA and stored there.
As a rule, your IP address is shortened by Google within the member states of the EU or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA) before transmission. As an exception, your full IP address may be transmitted to an US server of Google Inc. and finally shortened in the USA.
Google Inc. will use the transmitted information for website evaluation. The data collected in this way will not be merged with other data from Google.
If you do not wish cookies to be stored, they can be prevented by making the appropriate settings in your browser. In this case, however, not all functions of our website may be available to you.
If you only wish your data not to be processed by Google Inc., you can download and install a browser plug-in from the following website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
As the operator of this website, we have concluded a separate agreement with Google Analytics Germany on order data processing (ADV).
8.2 Google TagManager
Under certain circumstances, Google may ask you for the permission to
Google may ask you for permission to share some product information with other Google products. This is to enable certain features, such as making it easier for Google developers to add new conversion tracking tags to AdWords or to optimize their products. Your information will not be shared with other Google products without your consent.
For more information about Google TagManager, please refer to the Google Usage Policy (https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html) and the Google Privacy Statement (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en).
8.3 Social Plugins
On our website we use the following social plugins:
- Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA)
- Instagram (Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA)
- LinkedIn (LinkendIn Inc., 700 E Middlefield Rd., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
- Xing (Xing SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg)
- YouTube (YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA)
The protection of your data is close to our heart. For this reason, all social plugins we use are integrated into our website using the so-called "2-click" solution. This is to ensure that there is no connection to the servers of social networks when you visit our website, which contains social plugins. Your browser only establishes a direct connection to the servers after you have given your consent to the data transfer. You give your consent by activating the plugins.
We have no control over the amount of data that social networks collect through social plugins. To the best of our knowledge, information about current and previous visits to websites will be transmitted. Even if you do not have a profile with the social networks or if you are logged out at the moment, the social networks receive information about accessing our website with your browser through the integration of the plugins.
- Facebook: https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation
- Instagram: https://de-de.facebook.com/help/instagram/155833707900388
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy?_l=en_DE
- Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
- YouTube: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2801895?hl=en
9 Data security
It is important for us to draw your attention to the fact that security gaps can occur during data transmission on the Internet. Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to offer complete protection against access by third parties. Our IT systems and our website are protected by so-called technical and organisational measures (TOM) against unwanted access, disclosure, input, loss, distribution, destruction and alteration by unauthorised persons.
The Secure Socket Layer coding system (256-bit SSL encryption) ensures the secure transmission of your personal data. Access to your customer account is only possible after entering your personal password. You should always treat your access data confidentially and close the browser window after the end of communication with us or after logging out of the user area.
10 Rights affected
10.1 Right of objection
You can object to the use of your data at any time with effect for the future.
10.2 Right to rectification
If you cannot make a change yourself, you have the right to demand that inaccurate information about yourself be corrected.
10.3 Right to information
Within the scope of your statutory right to information, we can find out under the statutory conditions what data we have stored about you and for what purpose.
10.4 Right to data portability
You have the right to request a transfer of your data from us to another location.
10.5 Right of appeal
If you have a reason for complaint, you are entitled to complain to a supervisory authority or the competent body.
11 Data Protection Officer
In the event that you wish to exercise your rights, please contact our data protection officer:
Phone: +49(0) 6222 947310
12 External links and information on the website
We assume no liability for external links and the offers of third parties made accessible through them. Furthermore, we take the liberty of pointing out that the information on this website merely serves to obtain information and is not legally binding.