Data Protection

 

Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. At this point, we would therefore like to inform you about data protection in our company. Of course, we comply with the legal provisions of the Data Protection Act (BDSG) of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations.

With your personal data you can trust us! They are encrypted by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected by technical measures against damage, destruction or unauthorized access.

Subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Section 3 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), this is individual information about the personal or factual circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number, but also usage data such as your IP address.

Scope of data collection and storage

In general, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data in order to use our website. However, so that we can actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies to the sending of information material or ordered goods as well as to answering individual inquiries.

If you commission us to provide a service or to send you goods, we will generally only collect and store your personal data to the extent necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. For this purpose, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies that we use to provide the service or to execute the contract. These are, for example, transport companies or other service providers. If we perform any of the actions described below or otherwise provide services, we would like to collect and store your personal data and will ask for your express consent at the relevant point on our website:

- Sending the newsletter
- Sweepstakes participation
Credit or age check to enable our services, or
- Payment methods
Personalization of our website
- other services and offers for which your express consent is required for data collection or other service services.

After complete processing of the contract, your data will be blocked and deleted after expiration of the tax and commercial regulations, unless you have expressly agreed to a further use of data.

If you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, we will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes beyond the execution of the contract until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Data collection through use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google inc. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. For example, information on the operating system, the browser, your IP address, the website you previously visited (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website are collected. The information generated by this text file about the use of our website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. If required by law or if third parties process this data on Google's behalf, Google will also share this information with these third parties. This use is anonymized or pseudonymized. You can find more information about this directly at Google http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie
Users can disable the use of the DART cookie by selecting the Datenschutzbestimmungen des Werbenetzwerks und Content-Werbenetzwerks von Google .

No direct personal data of the user is stored, only the Internet protocol address. This information is used to automatically recognize you the next time you visit our websites and to make navigation easier for you. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or to save your password so that you do not have to re-enter it each time.

Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions for details on how this works. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may lead to functional restrictions of our offers.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your Internet user program (browser). To do this, you must switch off the storage of cookies in your Internet browser. For more information, please refer to the instructions for use of your Internet browser.

Collection and storage of usage data

To optimize our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time of the page view, the page from which you accessed our site, and the like. This is done anonymously, without personally identifying the user of the page. If applicable, user profiles are created by means of a pseudonym. Here, too, there is no connection between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected. We also use cookies to collect and store usage data. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and are used to store statistical information such as operating system, your Internet usage program (browser), IP address, the previously accessed website (referrer URL) and the time. We collect this data exclusively for statistical purposes in order to further optimize our Internet presence and to make our Internet offers even more attractive. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in anonymized or pseudonymized form and does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a natural person.

Use of data for specific purposes

We observe the principle of purpose-related data use and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have provided it to us. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. Also, the transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will only take place within the framework of the legal obligations to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by a court decision.

We also take internal company data protection very seriously. Our employees and the service companies commissioned by us have been obligated by us to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.

Right of information and revocation

You will receive information about your data stored by us free of charge at any time without giving reasons. You can have your data collected by us blocked, corrected or deleted at any time. You can also revoke your consent to the collection and use of your data at any time without giving reasons. To do so, please contact us at the address given in the imprint. We will be happy to answer any further questions you may have about our privacy policy and the processing of your personal data.

Please note that data protection regulations and practices, e.g. at Google, can change continuously. It is therefore advisable and necessary to keep up to date with changes in the legal provisions and practices of companies, e.g. Google.