Data privacy

It is very important to us that we ensure protection of your personal data when collecting, processing, and using these data during your visit on this homepage. Your data are protected in accordance with the legal regulations. The following explanation offers an overview of how we ensure this protection as well as the type of data we collect and for what purpose.

What are personal data?

This refers to all information about personal and factual affairs of a specific or identifiable person. This includes information and details such as your name, address, telephone number, etc. Email addresses are also included if they have a reference to a person’s name, through which the person can be identified. Information with which your identity cannot be determined is not included. Such information includes body size, gender, age, or education. In most of our interactive services, you have the possibility to enter such data (without giving your name).

When and where are your personal data collected and saved?

Our online offer asks for your name, address, and other necessary details when you want to order a product. Your personal data are also recorded and saved when you use one of our personalized or interactive services such as email and newsletter subscription or when participating in a survey. In such cases, only the personal data required for the respective service are collected.

Processing of log data

Every access to this homepage or retrieval of a file accessed through this homepage is logged. This is intended for our internal system-related and statistical purposes and for ensuring the protection of your data. We only collect and store the information that is transmitted via your browser. This information includes:

  • Type/version of browser
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer (IP address
  • Time of your server request

This information is anonymous, i.e. it is not directly attributable to a specific person. As is the case with almost all web pages, the evaluation is carried out in aggregated form just like with web analytics programs such as Google Analytics®, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. This tracking software uses the so-called cookies, which are downloaded to the user’s computer and enable the technical analysis of the website use (see section on cookies). The information collected through cookies on the use of this website is used to generate reports about the various activities on the website as well as for other services connected with the use of the website. Your IP address is hereby anonymized to make it unrecognizable. With this software, neither we nor the operators of the respective analysis tools can collect personal information through which conclusions can be drawn about the identity of the users. You can find more information at:
http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html

If you want to prevent creation of the anonymized user profiles for our web analysis: You can block the use of cookies using a simple setting on your browser (see section on cookies). You could also object directly to the access of your data by the aforementioned companies:
http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

Use and disclosure of personal data

Any personal information you share with us is used to respond to your queries, process the contracts concluded with you, and for technical administration. Under no circumstances do we sell the data collected. Your personal data may only be passed on to third parties if this is necessary for the purposes of processing the contract, for billing, if you had previously given your consent, or if we are legally obliged to do so, e.g., by a judicial or official order. You always reserve the right to revoke this consent in the future. The saved personal data are deleted if you revoke your consent or if saving of the data is no longer needed for contract processing. Irrespective of this, the data are deleted if they are no longer needed for the initial purpose or if this is prohibited for other legal reasons.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto the hard disk of the user once s/he visits a website. These files enable specification of user’s personal preferences on the website. Cookies are also used to analyze the use of a website in an anonymized or pseudonymized form or to save the settings of a user. These saved data are sometimes also provided in customer surveys together with more information. Here, they are referred to separately in the survey. Anonymized user statistics, etc. are also created and the data used for purposes of market research. You can also use our offers without cookies. However, this may result in a limitation of the available functions. Most browsers are set to automatically accept the use of cookies, but you can deactivate the use of cookies or configure your browser to notify you whenever cookies are sent.

Emails and newsletters

If you use the email features offered on this website or if you would like to receive our newsletters, you are requested to provide a valid email address. In addition, more information may be requested to help confirm that you are the owner of the specified email address or confirm that the owner of the email address agrees to receiving of the newsletter. You may revoke your consent to the saving of these data and use of the email address for the newsletters at any time.

Information and right to object

You reserve the right to request information about the pseudonym attributed to your profile and your personal data at any time and without delay. You also have the right to revoke the use of your personal data in the future. Here, you must provide valid proof that these are your personal data. We reserve the right to provide this information electronically. In such cases, please contact us through the contact addresses in the imprint.

Subject to alterations

The website operator reserves the right to amend this privacy policy at any time in compliance with the legal requirements.