Data protection statement
Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal information is very important to us. Therefore we would like to tell you at this point how our company approaches data protection. Naturally we comply with the statutory provisions set out in the Datenschutzgesetz (BDSG) [German Data Protection Act], the Telemediengesetz (TMG) [German Telemedia Act] and other data protection regulations.
Object of data protection
The object of data protection is personal information. According to Section 3 (1) BDSG, such information constitutes particular details concerning the personal or physical circumstances of a specific or determinable individual. It includes not only information such as name, postal address, email address or phone number, but also usage data such as your IP address, where applicable.
Scope of data collection and storage
It is not generally necessary to provide personal information in order to use our website. However, in order for us to actually provide our services we will need your personal information as appropriate. This will apply when sending out information material and dispatching products as well as when responding to individual queries.
If you instruct us to provide a service or dispatch products, we shall essentially only collect and store your personal information where this is necessary for providing a service or executing a contract. It may be necessary in this respect to pass your personal information on to companies who we employ to provide the service or execute the contract. Such companies are credit institutions, transport firms or other after-sales service companies.
Upon completion of the contract, your information will be stored and deleted at the end of the period stipulated in tax and commercial law regulations, unless you have expressly agreed to the use of your information beyond this period.
Data collection using Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service belonging to Google inc. Google Analytics uses 'cookies'. These are text files which are left on your computer and enable analysis of your website use. Cookies collect information such as operating system, browser, your IP address, website visited previously (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information generated by the text file about the use of our website is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of our website in order to compile reports on website activity for the website administrator and to provide further services associated with the website and Internet use. Insofar as required by law or if a third party processes this information on Google's behalf, Google will also pass this information on to these third parties. This use is anonymised or pseudonymised.
Google uses a DoubleClick DART cookie
No direct personal user information is stored in the process, just the Internet protocol address. This information is used to help us recognise you automatically the next time you visit our website and to help you navigate around it. Cookies allow us, for example, to adapt a website according to your interests or to save your password so that you don't have to enter it each time.
You can of course also view our website without cookies. If you do not want us to remember your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting 'Block all cookies' in your browser settings. Please see your browser manufacturer's instructions for further details of how to do this. If you block cookies, this may limit certain functions on our website.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly. You need to disable the saving of cookies in your browser settings. Please see your browser instructions for further information.
Collection and storage of usage data
Specific data use
We observe the principle of specific data use and collect, process and store your personal information only for the purposes you have indicated to us. Your personal information will not be passed on to a third party without your express agreement unless this is necessary for service provision or contractual performance. Information will only be passed on to government institutions and authorities entitled to such information in the context of statutory obligations to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information on account of a court ruling.
We also take internal company data protection extremely seriously. Our employees and those of service providers commissioned by us have been obliged to maintain discretion and comply with data protection regulations.
Right to information and right of withdrawal
You can obtain details of your data that is stored by us at any time free of charge and without indicating your reasons. You can block, amend or delete data collected about you by us and refuse the anonymised or pseudonymised collection and storage of data for the purpose of improving our website. You can also withdraw your agreement to the collection of data and its use without indicating your reasons. Please contact the address indicated in the legal notice if you wish to do so. Please contact us at any time if you have any further questions on our data protection guidance and the processing of your personal information.
While we do not anticipate modifying our privacy protection guidelines often, you may deem it appropriate to review them at regular intervals when visiting our site to ensure that they meet with your approval