You can use our website without stating your personal data. However, using some individual services of our website may be regulated by different provisions, which, in such case, are specified below. We process your personal data, such as name, address, e-mail, phone number, etc., in strict compliance with the provisions of the German privacy legislation. Personal data is the data that can unambiguously identify a specific individual. Regulations below inform you insofar on the manner, scope, and purpose of collecting, using and processing personal data by the service provider.
Please note that the internet-based data transfer may have security vulnerability and cannot be completely protected from being accessed by third parties.
We use the so-called “cookies” on our website to identify the reccurent uses of our offer by the same user / the owner of the same Internet connection. Cookies are small text files placed and saved by your Internet browser on your computer. They serve the purpose of optimizing our website and our offers. These are usually the so-called “session cookies” that are deleted again upon the end of your visit.
However, these cookies partly provide information to automatically identify you again. This identification is made based on the IP address saved in the cookies. Information retrieved in this manner serves the purpose of optimizing our offers and providing you with an easier access to our website.
You can prevent installing the cookies using the relevant settings of your browser; however, please not that you maight be then unable to use all the functions of our website to the full extent.
For technical reasons, the following data will be gathered by your Internet browser to transfer it to us or to our webspace provider (the so-called server log files):
– Browser type and version,
– Operating system used,
– Webseite, from which you are visiting us (referrer URL),
– Webseite that you are visiting,
– Date and time of your access, and
– Your Internet Protocol (IP) address.
This anonymous data is stored separately from your personal data probably stated by you and, therefore, does not allow identifying a certain individual. It will be evaluated for statistical purposes in order to optimize our website and our offers.
On our website, we offer you an opportunity to register on it. Data entered during such registration process, which are visible from the input mask of the registration form, are as follows:
NAME, E-MAIL ADDRESS, and invoicing and delivery addresses
and are only collected and saved to use our offer. With you having registered on our website, we save your IP address and the date/time of your registration. This is used as a protection on our part, in case a third person misuses your data and registers with this data without you knowing that. It will never be transferred to any third parties. Data obtained in this manner are not compared to that being probably gathered via other components of our website.
On our website, we offer you an opportunity to subscribe to our Newsletter. In this Newsletter, we periodically inform you on our offers. To be able to receive our Newsletter, you should have a valid e-mail address. The e-mail you have entered is checked for whether you are really the owner of the specified e-mail address or whether its owner is authorized to receive the newsletters. As soon as you register for our Newsletter, we will save your IP address and your registration date & time. This is used a a protection on our part, in case a third party misuses your e-mail address and subscribes for our Newsletter without you knowing that. We don’t gather any further data. The data obtained in this manner is only used as related to our Newsletter. The data is never transferred to any third party. Data obtained in this manner are not compared to that being probably gathered via other components of our website. You can cancel the subscription for our Newsletter at any time. You can find the details on this matter in the confirmation e-mail, as well as in each individual Newsletter.
On our website, we offer you an opportunity to contact us via e-mail and/or via our contact form. In this case, the details provided by the user are saved in order to contact the users. This data is never transferred to any third parties. Data obtained in this manner are not compared to that being probably gathered via other components of our website.
On our website, we offer you an opportunity to leave your comments to individual articles. At the same time, the IP address of the author / subscriber is saved. This saving is made to ensure our security, in case of infringing by the author of a comment the rights of any third parties and/or of disseminating illegal contents. At the same time, we also have our own interest in the author’s data saved, since we can be potentially sued due to such infringements of rights. This data is never transferred to any third parties. Moreover, data obtained in this manner are not compared to that being probably gathered via other components of our website.
Use of the Google Analytics Anonymization Function
On out website, we use the Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter referred to as „Google“. Google Analytics applies the so-called „cookies,“ i.e., text files that are stored on your computer and thereby allow analyzing how you use the website.
Information obtained using such cookies, such as time, location, and frequency of your visits to our website, including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA and saved there.
On our website, we are using the Google Analytics Anonymizing Function. In this case, your IP address is truncated by Google already within the European Union Member States or in other States parties to the EEA Agreement and thereby anonymized.
Google will use this data to assess your use of our website, to generate reports to us regarding the website activities, and to provide other services related to website and Internet usage. Google will also tranfer this data to third parties, provided that this is prescribed by law or such third persons processes this data on behalf of Google.
According to Google, they will by no means associate your IP address with any other data of Google. You can refuse installing the cookies by using the relevant settings of your browser; however, please note that, in such a case, you would probably be unable to utilize all the functions of our website to the full extent.
Moreover, Google offers a disabling function for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what data is gathered and processed by Google. Should you enable this option, no information on visiting the website will be transferred to Google Analytics. However, such activation does not prevent from transferring the information to us or to other web analysis services that we could potentially use. For more information on the disabling option offered by Google, as well as on how to enable such option, please go to: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Using Google Maps
On our website, we are using the Google Maps components by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google.”
Each time the Google Maps are called up, a cookie is set up by Google to process the user settings and data when the page is displayed, into which the Google Map component is integrated. Usually this cookie is not deleted by closing the browser, but runs after a certain period of time, if you haven’t deleted it manually before.
If you don’t agree that your data is processed, then there is a possibility to disable the Google Maps service and, in this manner, to prevent the data from being transferred to Google. Moreover, you must disable the Java Script function in your browser. Please note, however, that, in such a case, you won’t be able to use Google Maps at all or in part.
Google Maps and data obtained via Google Maps shall be used in compliance with the Google Policies and Terms
and with the additional commercial terms and conditions for Google Maps
Using Facebook Components
On our website, we are using the components offered by facebook.com. Facebook is a service by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.
Each time when our website is called up, which is equipped with one of such components, this component causes downloading by your browser the relevant Facebook component display. This process informs Facebook which specific page of our online presence was visited by you particularly.
If you call up our website, being logged in Facebook, Facebook recognizes the information gathered by the component, regarding which exact page you have visited, and assigns this information to your personal account on Facebook. If you click, for instance, the Like button or leave the relevant comments, this information will be transferred to your personal user account on Facebook and saved there. Moreover, the information on your visit of the page is forwarded to Facebook. This happens whether you have clicked on the component or not.
If you want to stop transferring and saving the data on you and your behavior on our website by Facebook, you should log out from Facebook before you visit our website. Facebook privacy policies provide more information hereto, particularly regarding gathering and using data by Facebook, regarding your relevant rights, and regarding the options to set up in order to protect your privacy: https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/
Besides, there are external tools available on the market, which can be used to block Facebook Social Plugins with Add-ons http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
You can find a review of Facebook Plugins at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Using YouTube Components with Enhanced Data Protection Mode
At our website, we use the components (videos) of YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
At the same time, we use the option provided by YouTube – the enhanced data protection mode.
If you call up a page that includes an embedded video, a connection will be established to YouTube servers and the content will be displayed on the website by messaging to your browser.
According to YouTube, only data is transferred to the YouTube server in the Enhanced Data Protection mode, especially on what of our Internet pages you have visited, when you watch the video. If you are simultaneously logged in YouTube, this information will be assigned to your account with YouTube. You can prevent this by logging out before you visit our website.
You can find more information on the YouTube data protection, provided by Google at:
Regarding using your personal data, you will be asked for your consent to receive our Newsletter at a certain place:
“I have noted the Privacy Statement and particularly agree that the data is processed by the service provider in the USA.”
With our Newsletter, we regularly inform you on our offers. To be able to receive our Newsletter, you need to have a valid e-mail address. We will check the e-mail address that you have entered, if you are really the owner of the e-mail address indicated or if its owner is authorized to receive the Newsletter. As soon as you subscribe for our Newsletter, we will save your IP address and date, as well as the time of your subscription. This shall be a guarantee from our part, in case a third person misuses your e-mail address and subscribes for our Newsletter without you knowing that.
Moreover, data obtained in this manner are not compared to that being probably gathered via other components of our website.
Newsletter via MailChimp
To send our Newsletters, we are using the MailChimp component. MailChimp is a service of The Rocket Science Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA.
Your data saved while subscribing for the Newsletter, such as e-mail address, name, IP address, and date/time of your subscription, is transferred to the server of The Rocket Science Group in the USA and saved there in compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield.
You can find further information on the MailChimp data protection at:
Further information on the EU-US Privacy Shield, please go to:
The Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
You can cancel/withdraw your subscription for this Newsletter and simultaneously your consent to saving your data, any time for the future. You can find the details on how to do it in the confirmation message or in each individual Newsletter.
Our newsletters get the so-called tracking pixels (web bugs), by which we can get to know whether and when an e-mail was opened and what links in the e-mail were followed by the personalized recipient.
We save this data for us to be able to optimally adapt our newsletters to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data received in this manner is used to send personalized newsletters to the relevant recipient.
We are asking you for your relevant consent at a certain point, as follows:
“I agree that my data and my usage behavior are saved electronically using newsletter tracking to send me a personalized newsletter. Cancelling the consent to receive the Newsletter will also cancel the consent for the tracking above.”
Cancelling the consent to receive the Newsletter will also cancel the consent for the tracking above.
Using PayPal as a Method of Payment
If you decide to perform payments for your orders using the online payment service provider PayPal, your contact details will be transferred to PayPal while ordering in this way. PayPal is an offer of PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg. PayPal undertakes the function of an online payment service provider and a fiduciary and offers buyer protection services.
Personal data transferred to PayPal is mostly your first name, last name, address, phone number, IP address, e-mail address, or any other data required for ordering, as well as data that is related to your ordering, such as the number of items, item numbers, invoice amount and tax percentage, invoice details, etc.
Such transfer is necessary to process your order with the method of payment that you have chosen, especially to confirm your identity, to administer your payment, and to maintain the customer relations.
However, please note: Personal data can also be forwarded by PayPal to a service provider, a subcontractor, or another related company, if this is necessary for complying with their contractual obligations arising from your order or if the personal data must be processed on their behalf.
For any questions regarding gathering, processing, or using your personal data and regarding the correction, blocking, deletion, or cancellation of the consent you have given, in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act, you can refer to us free-of-charge. Please note that you have the right to the correction of wrong data or to the deletion of personal data, no legal retention obligation should prevent this claim.