Privacy and Data Protection

We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web pages. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

 

1) Basic Information about handling personal data

Basically, you may visit our website without us collecting any personal data from you. Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data for the purpose of concluding a contract or opening a customer account. Without your explicit consent, this data is merely used for contract performance and processing your inquiries. Upon complete fulfilment of the contract and complete payment of the purchase price your data will be stored with care for tax and commercial law retention periods, to be deleted upon expiry of these periods.

When contacting us (for example via contact form or e-mail) personal data will be collected. It is evident from the respective input form which data are collected. Those data will be stored and processed exclusively for the purpose of responding to your enquiry or of getting in contact with you and for the connected technical administration. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your inquiry, if you so desire, provided that legal retention periods will not be barred by a deletion.

Furthermore, personal data will be collected, if you register with our e-mail newsletter. Those data will be used for advertising purposes in the form of an e-mail newsletter, if you agree in this expressly as follows:

"lease send me information on new products and their date of publication; Please send me special offers."

You can cancel the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or by a corresponding message addressed to us. After cancelation your e-mail address will be immediately deleted in our newsletter mailing list.

 

2) Transfer of personal data for the purpose of order handling

For the purpose of contract fulfillment, personal data collected by us are transferred to the transport company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for delivering the goods.

 

3) Cookies

Among other things this website uses so-called "cookies” serving to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called "session cookies”. "Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certain features of this website may not be available or restricted.

 

4) Youtube-Videos

This website uses the Youtube embedding functions for display and playback of videos offered by "Youtube". To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback functon of the video is started. When the playback function of embedded Youtube videos is started, the provider sets "Youtube" cookies in order to collect information on users. According to indications from "Youtube", the use of those cookies is intended to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network "double click" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyound our control.

Further information on "YouTube" data protection can be found in the provider's data protection statement at: www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

 

5) Web analysis service

Data for marketing and optimizing purposes are collected and stored on this website by using the Matomo software for web analysis service (www.matomo.org). Usage profiles are created from these data under a pseudonym. In this context, cookies are used. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Cookies allow the recognition of the web browser. The data collected with the help of Matomo-technology (including your anonymized ip-address) will be transferred to our server and stored for traffic analysis purposes serving our website improvement. Information regarding the anonymous usage profile generated by cookies are not used to identify visitors to this website and will not be merged with the personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. You can prevent the use of cookies and other tracking techniques by appropriately adjusting your browser software. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. If you do not want your data to be stored and analysed while you visit our website and you want to object to their storage and analysis for the future, you may prevent the use of cookies and thereby your participation in the tracking procedure. To that effect, you can change your browser settings in such a way that you will be informed about the setting of cookies and can decide if you wish to accept cookies on a case-by-case basis or to block them in certain circumstances or completely. If a cookie is not accepted, the functionality of our website may be restricted.

 

6) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts

You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and on how to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in our legal notice.