DATA PRIVACY STATEMENT

Thank you very much for visiting our Internet page. We are happy to welcome you as our esteemed customer. We are very keen on protecting your personal data. However, in order to process your order, we must store your personal data. We will take any effort to protect your personal data.

That is why we would like to kindly inform you about our data privacy policy. As a matter of course, we always comply with the German data protection rules (BDSG) being part of the German Tele Media Law (TMG) and other data privacy regulations.

Your personal data will be safe! They are going to be encrypted by digital security systems and will then be transmitted to us. We have concluded non-disclosure agreements with our employees and the service providers subcontracted by us to ensure compliance with data protection regulations. We have secured our websites by technical measures to protect against damage, destruction or unauthorized access. We will only pass on data to the extent necessary to process your order (e.g. parcel service).

Scope of data collection and storage

In most cases, you do not have to disclose your personal data for using our webpage. However, your data is needed for processing your order, and the following personal data will be stored, after you have registered as customer or placed an order:

First and last name, address, country, DOB, telephone and fax number, e-mail address, company name.

No further data such as your credit card number or your IP address will be stored.

If you order goods from us, we will basically collect and store your data only to the extent necessary to provide our services or to execute the contract. For this purpose, we might have to pass on your data to subcontractors we have assigned with the provision of services within the framework of the contract. Such companies include, for example, shipping companies or other services. Such data will only be passed on to state institutions and authorities entitled to give information as required by law, or if we must disclose such information following a court order.

After your order has been completed, your data will get blocked and will be deleted after expiry of the periods provided by tax law and trade regulations, unless you have granted your approval to use the data after such period. We will use your e-mail address for our own advertising purposes also after the period of contract execution, if you have registered for our newsletter with your e-mail address, until you deregister from our newsletter.

Data collection by using Google Analytics

Our website is using Google Analytics, an advertising analysis service of Google inc., and Google Analytics uses so-called ìCookiesî. These are text files that will be stored on your computer which enable Google to perform an analysis of how you use our website. They are used to collect information about your operating system, your browser, your IP address and the website visited by you before (referrer URL) and the date and time of your visit on our website. The information generated by this text file regarding the use of our website will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and will be stored. Google is going to use this information in order to analyse your use of our website for the purpose of compiling reports about website activities for the website operator and in order to render further services associated with the use of the webpage and Internet. Google will also pass on these data to third parties to the extent required by law, or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google. All data are used in strictly anonymous and pseudonymous form.

For further information, please visit Google directly www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html. You may also use an add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics, which you can download free of charge using the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

No personal data of the user will be stored by the use of cookies, but only the address of the Internet protocol. This information will help our website to recognise you automatically, as soon as you visit it the next time, and navigating on our website will be made easier for you. For example, cookies help us to adjust a website to your personal interests or to store your password, saving you from having to enter it each time you go to the page. You may also look at your websites without using cookies as well, of course. If you do not agree that we recognise your computer, you may reject storage of cookies on your hard disk by choosing ìdeny acceptance of cookiesî in your browser settings. However, if you reject cookies, this may reduce the functionality of our offers.

Collection and storage of usage data

In order to optimise our website, we collect and store data such as dates and times when the page was visited and the page from which you have opened our website and the like. This is done on an anonymous basis without identifying the user of the page personally. User profiles might be created by using a pseudonym, and while doing so, no connection is made between the natural persons behind such pseudonym and the usage data collected. We also use cookies to collect and store the usage data. These are small text files that will be stored on your computer. They are used to store statistical information such as the operating system. These are text files that will be stored on your computer which enable Google to analyse how you use our website. They are used to collect information about your operating system, your Internet usage program (browser), your IP address and the website visited by you before (referrer URL) and the time of your visit. We collect these data for statistical purposes only which help us to further optimise our Internet presence and to make our Internet offers more attractive. The data are collected and stored in strictly anonymous and pseudonymous form and can by no means be associated with you as natural person.

Right of information and right of withdrawal

You may obtain information about your data stored in our systems without stating any reasons at any time free of charge. You may request to block, correct or delete your data stored in our system at any time. You may also at any time and without giving any reason revoke the consent you have given us to collect and use the data. Please refer to the address specified in the imprint, if you wish to do so. If you have any further questions regarding our data privacy policy and the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Please be advised that data privacy rules and policies regarding data privacy, e.g. Googleís policies, may change on an ongoing basis. That is why it is both recommended and required, to keep yourself updated about changes of the relevant regulations and the policies applied by companies, e.g. Google.