Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to us. The following informs you if how we handle your personal data.
Storage of Access Data in Server Log-Files
You may visit our website without giving any personal information. We only save the access data of the so-called server log-file, f.e. the name of the file, the date and time of your visit, the amount of data that was transmitted, and the requesting provider. This information is exclusively used to ensure the undisturbed function of the page and to improve our offers without being capable of connecting the data with your person.
Data Collection and Use for Agreement Purposes and Opening of a Customer Account
We collect personal data, when you provide your contact information of your own volition when ordering, contacting us (f.e. through our contact form or e-mail), or when opening a customer account. What data is collected can be seen in the respective input forms. We use the data you share with us to process your orders and answer your questions. After an agreement has been concluded or your customer account is deleted your data is locked and deleted after the tax and lawful retention period is over, as long as you have not agreed to the further use of your data, or we have lawful permission to use certain data, over which you are to be informed. Deleting your customer account is possible at any time and can be done through a message directed to the contact information provided below, or through the function provided in your customer account settings.
Data Sharing and Contract Performance
To perform your contract your data is shared with the delivery service that was chosen, as long as this is necessary for the shipment of your ordered products. To process payment we share the payment data provided by you with the credit institute commissioned for payment, and if necessary with the payment service you have chosen during the order process.
Data Use with Newsletter Subscription
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the necessary data provided by you to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time through a message or the contact form provided through a link included in each newsletter.
Data Use for Postal Advertising and Your Right to Object
Additionally, we hold the right to save your first and last names and address – as long as it was shared by you in the order process – your title, academic standing, birth year, and job, branch, or company name in a summarized list and to use this data for personal advertising purposes, f.e. the sending of special offers or informational brochures about our products through the mail. You have the right to object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose at any time, by way of a message directed to the contact address below.
Use of Google Analytics for Web Analysis
Additionally, you can also block the data collected with regard to your use of our website through cookies (including your IP-address) by Google by downloading and installing the plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
An alternative to the browser plugin can be found at this link, which also hinders the collection of data by Google Analytics on our website. The second link installs a so-called opt-out cookie on your computer. If you delete your cookies, then the link must be followed again.
Use of Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Instagram Plugins
Our website uses so-called social plugins, specifically those of Facebook and Google+, and the micro blogging services of Twitter and Instagram. These services are offered by Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Twitter Inc., and Instagram LLC (providers).
Facebook is run by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of the plugins used by Facebook and what they look like can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Google+ is run by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). An overview of the plugins used by Google and what they look like can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/
Twitter is run by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103. An overview of the plugins used by Twitter and what they look like can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
Instagram is run by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA (“Instagram“). An overview of the plugins used by Instagram and what they look like can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.
When you bring up one of our web page that contains a plugin, then your browser creates a direct link to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly to your browser by the respective provider and is integrated into the page. The integration of the plugin transfers information to the provider, that your browser has accessed our website, even if you do not have a profile with the provider or are not logged in. This information (including your IP-address) is transmitted directly from your browser and then saved on a server of the corresponding provider in the. If you are logged into one of these services, then the provider can directly link this visit with your profile on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, or Instagram. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “like” button, “+1,” or by re-tweeting or using the “Instagram“ button, then the corresponding information is also sent directly to a server, where it is saved. The data is also published in your social network, f.e. on your Twitter or Instagram account, where your contacts can see it.
Purpose and extent of data collection and its further processing and use through providers, as well as your pertaining rights and protection options concerning your privacy can be found at the following data protection notices of the providers.
Data protection notice of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Data protection notice of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html
Data protection notice of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy
Data protection notice of Instagram https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/
If you do not want Google, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to link the data collected when visiting our website to your profile of that service, then you need to log out of your account before visiting our website. The plugins can also be entirely prevented with add-ons for your browser, f.e. by using „NoScript“ (http://noscript.net/).
Right to Information and Contact Opportunity
You have the right to request free information about your stored personal data, as well as the right to be informed when the data is being locked or deleted. If you have any questions in regard to the collection, processing, and use of your personal data, and the notification, authorization, locking, and deleting of your data, as well as the recall of given consent or objection to a specific data use, please contact us directly through our contact information indicated under "Impressum"