Privacy

Privacy Notice
We are pleased to have you visit our website and the protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below you are provided with information regarding how your data is handled.

Storage of access data in server log files.
You can visit the pages of our website without providing personal information. We only save access data in in our server log files, such as the name of a file which has been requested, date and time the file was requested, the amount of data transferred and the provider through which the request was made. This data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of optimizing the performance of the website and enhancing its content. This type of data does not permit any kind of identification of your person.

Collection and Storage of Data for Order Processing & Creating a Customer Account
We only collect personal data that you voluntarily provide when contacting us (via a contact form or e-mail), setting up an account, or placing an order. The type of data collected is evident on each input or contact form. We use the data you supply to process your orders and handle your inquiries. After the completion of your order process or the deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and following the expiration of the statutory retention period defined by tax and commercial law, your data will be deleted, unless you have expressly agreed to a continued use of your data or we enact the reserved right for additional usage of your data as permitted by law (more information about this is provided below). You may delete your customer account at any time by notifying us via the contact information provided below or by utilizing the delete function provided in your online customer account.

Data Transfer During Order Processing
In the course of processing your order, we provide data to the shipping company handling deliveries as required to facilitate the delivery of the ordered goods. For payment processing, we transmit your payment information to the bank or financial institute facilitating payment, and where required, to payment service providers commissioned by us and selected by you during the ordering process.

Use of Data When Subscribing to the E-Mail Newsletter
When registering to receive our newsletter, any required or separately requested information will be used to provide you with our newsletter on a regular basis. You may unsubscribe from our e-mail newsletter at any time by notifying us via the contact information given below or by using the link provided for this purpose within the newsletter.

Use of Data for E-Mail Advertisements without Newsletter Subscription & Your Right to Object
As long as you have not expressed any objections, we reserve the right to use your e-mail address received in connection with the sale of goods or services to regularly send you information regarding products similar to those which you have purchased and therefore may be of interest to you. You may cancel the use of your e-mail address for receiving information about our products at anytime by notifying us via the contact information provided below or by utilizing the link provided for this purpose within the e-mail. No costs will be incurred other than the transmission costs as per the rates of your access provider.

Use of Data for Postal Advertisements & Your Right to Object
In addition, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and - if we have received this information voluntarily from you while processing your order - your title, level of education, year of birth and your profession, industry or business name in a compiled list to be used for our own advertising purposes, such as providing you with interesting offers or information about our products per post. You may opt out of this storage and usage of your data for these purposes at any time by notifying us via the contact information provided below.

Use of Cookies
In order to enhance the user experience on our website and to allow the use of certain functions, we use cookies on various pages of our website. Cookies are small text files which are saved on your computer or mobile device. Some of our cookies are session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are deleted when you close your browser. Others are persistent cookies, which will remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser on subsequent visits. You can set your browser so that it enables you to individually decide whether or not to accept all cookies, to accept cookies only under certain conditions, or to reject all cookies. The rejection of cookies may result in restrictions regarding the functionality of our website.

Use of Google Analytics for Web Analysis
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to analyze how visitors use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address (originating from member states of the European Union and other countries that have signed the treaty on the European Economic Area) will be abbreviated before transmission by Google and as such, will be anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transferred to a Google server in the USA and then abbreviated. IP anonymization has been activated on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google Analytics will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software, however please note that by doing this you may hinder your user experience by preventing the full functionality of this website.

You may also prevent cookies from compiling data related to your usage of the website (including your IP address) and transmitting it to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Alternatively, by clicking this link, you can prevent Google Analytics from compiling data in the future by placing an opt-out cookie on your computer or device. If you deleted the cookies on your device (thereby also deleting the opt-out cookie) you will need to opt out again.

Use of AddThis Plug-ins (such as ‘share’ buttons)
This website uses social plug-ins from the company AddThis, LLC, 8000 Westpark Dr., Suite 625, McLean, VA 22102, USA. AddThis plug-ins are typically featured as buttons and are identifiable by their logo, a white plus sign inside an orange square. You’ll find an overview of AddThis plug-ins and their graphical appearance here: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

Pages on our website that contain such plug-ins automatically create a direct connection to AddThis servers. The contents of the plug-in are directly transferred to your browser by AddThis and integrated into the page. By way of this integration, AddThis receives information from your browser regarding the respective page you have requested on our website and stores a cookie in the browser of your computer or device for identification purposes on subsequent visits. This information, including your IP address, is transferred directly from your browser and stored on an AddThis server in the USA. AddThis uses the data it collects to prepare anonymous user profiles, which are then used to generate personalized, interest-related advertisements for website users.

Further information about the collection, storage, and usage of this data by AddThis can be found by viewing the company’s Privacy & Data Practices: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

You can opt out of the future collection, storage, and usage of data by AddThis. Click on the following link to install the opt-out cookie provided by the company:http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out You can completely stop AddThis plug-ins from loading into your browser with a script blocker add-on such as ‘NoScript’ (http://noscript.net/).

Evaluation Reminder E-Mail
Provided that you have during the ordering process or afterwards indicated your consent by marking a respective checkbox or clicking on a relevant button, we will use your e-mail to send you a reminder to evaluate your order according to an evaluation system provided by us. You can revoke your consent to receive this reminder at any time by notifying us via the contact information provided below.

Right to Information & Contact Details
You are entitled to free information about your data stored with us and, where applicable, you have the right to correct, block or delete this data. For questions concerning collection, processing or use of your personal information or for questions concerning disclosure, amendments, blockage or deletion of data, as well as revocation of previously given authorization or objections regarding a specific usage of data, please contact us directly using the contact information provided on our site information page.