Privacy & Data protection

PRIVACY STATEMENT
We appreciate your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about the handling of your data.

STORAGE OF ACCESS DATA IN SERVER LOG FILES
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. We only store access data in socalled server log files, such as the name of the requested file, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data are evaluated solely to ensure trouble-free operation of the site and to improve our offer and do not allow us to draw any conclusions about you.

DATA COLLECTION AND USE FOR CONTRACT PROCESSING AND FOR OPENING A CUSTOMER ACCOUNT
We collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of your order, when contacting us (for example, by contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data provided by you to process the contract and process your inquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after expiry of the tax and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or we legally reserve the right to use the data – about which we inform you below. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a designated function in the customer account.

DATA TRANSFER FOR FULFILLMENT OF THE CONTRACT
For the fulfillment of 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. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the order process, we will forward the collected payment data to the credit institution that is commissioned with the payment/any payment service providers commissioned by us/ the selected payment service to process the payments. In part, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves, provided that you create an account there. In this case, you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. In this respect, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

DATA USAGE WHEN REGISTERING FOR E-MAIL NEWSLETTER
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required or separately provided by you to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter according to your consent. The deregistration from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a provided 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, mailing address and – as far as we have received from you in the context of the contractual relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth and occupation, branch or business name summarized lists and to use it for our own promotional purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products by letter. 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.

USE OF COOKIES
In order to make the 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 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 device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Rejection to accept cookies may limit the functionality of our website.

USE OF GOOGLE (UNIVERSAL) ANALYTICS FOR WEB ANALYTICS
This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.com). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow to analyze the use of the website , such as so called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer. The generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

You can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link :
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

FACEBOOK PIXEL
We use the “visitor action pixels” from Facebook Inc (1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or, if you are based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”)) on our website.This allows user behavior to be tracked after they have been redirected to the provider’s website by clicking on a Facebook ad. This enables us to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, i.e. we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Facebook, which is why we are informing you, based on our knowledge of the situation. Facebook may link this information to your Facebook account and also use it for its own promotional purposes, in accordance with Facebook’s Data Usage Policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. You can allow Facebook and its partners to place ads on and off Facebook. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes.The legal basis for the use of this service is Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter f GDPR. You can object to the collection of your data by Facebook pixel, or to the use of your data for the purpose of displaying Facebook ads by contacting the following address: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection legislation: (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

RIGHT TO INFORMATION AND CONTACT

You have the right to free access the information on the data stored about you by us as well as a right to correct, block or delete this data. For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consent or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.