DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION
Protecting your personal data is something we take very seriously. We want you to know when we collect data, what data we collect, and how we use it. Where data is passed on to external service providers that work for us, we have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are observed both us and them.
COLLECTION, PROCESSING, STORAGE AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA
In the event of a contract being concluded, we collect and process your personal data provided by you in our system and use them for the duration of the processing of the contract, i.e. for order processing and billing. Personal data is any information that allows a person to be directly or indirectly identified, e.g. name, address, e-mail address, date of birth, occupation, bank account details, etc.
We create and use anonymous usage profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research and the appropriate design of our offer. Furthermore, we use the stored postal and e-mail addresses to provide you with more information about new products and products similar to your last order. On the other hand, you have the right to object at any time by making a declaration or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the respective box on the order or the link at the end of each newsletter.
We would like to point out that, for the purpose of deciding whether to establish, execute or terminate the contractual relationship within the framework of the risk management, we collect or use probability values to determine your future behaviour, and also use address data to calculate these probability values.
We will provide you with information about your stored personal data free of charge. You may also request the correction, blocking and deletion of your personal data stored by us at any time.
We would like to point out that we have sent your address data (name, address, date of birth) to infoscore Consumer Data GmbH, Rheinstr. 99, 76532 Baden-Baden for the purpose of the creditworthiness check (and the subsequent selection of payment methods by us). From infoscore Consumer Data GmbH, we obtain information on your prior payment behaviour and creditworthiness information on the basis of mathematical-statistical methods that make use of address data.
We use your personal information for orders placed only with our company and affiliated companies, as well as with those companies charged with order processing. We do not pass your data on to third parties without your explicit consent, especially not for advertising purposes. We will transmit your data to the competent authorities as far as we are obliged to do so by law or by court order.
We store your details on specially protected servers. They are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration or the dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is only possible for a few authorised persons. They are responsible for providing the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, however, complete protection against all risks is not possible.
Your personal data will be encrypted and then transmitted via the Internet. We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for data transmission purposes.
EVALUATION OF IP ADDRESSES AND FURTHER INFORMATION
When you access our website, our servers store data, including the IP address, date, time and the pages viewed. These data may allow the identification of individual users.
We do not use the IP address to identify the user. However, we can use the recorded IP addresses for (anonymous) statistical evaluations if need be. We also use the information about your IP address and other data to prevent fraudulent use and to select the right country version of our website.
Cookies are used on our Internet pages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and which your Internet browser saves. Cookies are often used to make a website more user-friendly and effective. For technical reasons, they are required, for example, for the shopping basket function.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which are deleted when you end your browser session. There are also some persistent cookies, which are used to recognise you as a visitor.
Furthermore, we use the cookies to perform site usage, frequency, and marketing evaluations. In order to do so, we use the online tracking services of Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. All the information we gather about these evaluations is not personal and thus completely anonymous.
The cookies created by us can be deleted by you at any time.
Most Internet browsers are set up in such a way that they accept cookies automatically. However, you can disable the saving of cookies or set your Internet browser up so that it notifies you when cookies are sent.
USE OF GOOGLE ANALYTICS
For more information on this, see http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en or go to http://www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We would like to point out that, on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code “gat._anonymizeIp ();” in order to ensure the anonymous detection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).
DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT FOR the USE OF GOOGLE +1
Recording and transferring information: By means of the Google +1 button, you can publish information globally. You and other users can obtain personalised contents from Google and its partners via the Google +1 button. Google will store the information you provided as +1 content and also information about the web page you were looking at when you clicked on +1. Your +1 may be shown in Google services as tips together with your profile name and photograph, for instance in search results or in your Google profile or in other places on websites and Internet advertising.
Google will record information on your +1 activities in order to improve Google services to you and others. To use the Google +1 interface, you will need a public Google profile, visible worldwide and containing at least the name you selected for the profile. This name will be used by all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute another name you may have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity behind your Google profile may be disclosed to users who know your e-mail address or have other information identifying you.
Use of the captured information: Apart from the above-mentioned purposes, the information you have provided will also be used in accordance with the Google data privacy clauses. Google may publish summarised statistics on the +1 activities of the users or pass these on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.
USE OF FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS
FACEBOOK REMARKETING / RETARGETING