Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. We would like to take this opportunity to tell you about data protection in our company. Naturally, we comply with the statutory regulations of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other data protection regulations.
You can trust us with your personal data! It is encrypted by digital security systems and transmitted to us. Our websites are protected against damage, destruction and unauthorised action by means of technical measures.
Subject of data protection
The data protection policy applies to personal data. In accordance with Article 3 para 1 BDSG, this is data which contains information about the personal and factual circumstances of specific or identifiable natural persons. This includes, for example, information such as name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number, but also usage data such as your IP address.
Extent of data collection and storage
In general, it is not necessary for you to submit personal data to use our website. However, we may need your personal data to actually provide our services. This applies both to sending information material and goods you have ordered and to answering individual queries.
If you ask us to provide a service or send goods, we only record and save your personal data to the extent as is required to provide the service or execute the contract. This may mean it is necessary to pass your personal details on to companies we used for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. These can include transport companies or other service-providers. If we carry out one of the actions describe below or other actions, or provide services, we would like to collect your personal data and save it. We will seek your explicit consent at the appropriate point of our website.
Once the contract has been processed completely, your data is blocked and, once the tax and commercial regulations have been complied with, deleted, unless you have explicitly consented to further use of your data.
If you have registered your e-mail address to receive our newsletter, we will also use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes over and beyond the execution of the contract until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.
Data collection using Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, an internet evaluation service from Google, Inc. Google Analytics uses what are known as "Cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of website use. They record, for example, information on your operating system, your browser, your IP address, the website you came from (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information generated by the text file about your use of our website is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of our website, to prepare reports of website activities for website operators and to provide other services associated with website and internet usage. Where this is a statutory requirement or where third parties process the information on behalf of Google, Google shall pass this information on to the third parties. Any data usage is anonymised or pseudonymised. More detailed information can be obtained from Google http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html#information
Collection and storage of usage data
Specific data usage
We abide by the principle of specific data usage and collect, process and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you communicated it to us in the first place. We will not pass your personal data on to third parties without your explicit consent unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. It will only be communicated to government institutions and authorities which are entitled to information in line with the statutory information obligations or if we are forced to provide information by virtue of a court ruling.
We also take data protection very seriously within the company. Our employees and the service companies we commission are bound to confidentiality and compliance with the data protection regulations.
Right to information and cancellation
Please note that data protection regulations and data protection policies, e.g. Google's, can change at any time. Therefore, it is advisable and necessary to keep informed about any changes to the statutory regulations and company practices, e.g. Google.