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Data privacy


Privacy policy
We welcome your interest in our website. Protection of your privacy is very important to us. Below we inform you in detail about how your personal data is handled.

Storage of access data in server logfiles
You can visit our website without indicating personal details. We only store access data in so-called server logfiles, such as the name of the requested file, date and time of access, data volume transferred and accessing provider. These data are exclusively evaluated in order to ensure a smooth operation of the website and in order to improve our services and information and do not permit any inference as regards your person.

Data collection and usage for contract processing and when a customer account is created
We collect personal data if you indicate them voluntarily in connection with your order, when contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail) or when creating a customer account. It can be taken from the respective input forms which data are collected. We use the data indicated for processing your orders and enquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, further use of your data is blocked and they are deleted after expiry of the safekeeping periods in accordance with tax and commercial law unless you have given your express consent to their further use or we reserve the lawful use of data going beyond, which is indicated below. Your customer account can be deleted anytime by means of a message via the contact option as below or by means of a corresponding function in your customer account.

Passing on data in order to fulfil the contract
We pass your data to the shipping company entrusted with the delivery in order to fulfil the contract, as far as it is required for delivering the ordered goods. In order to process payments we pass the required payment details to the bank instructed to carry out the payment and, if applicable, to a payment service provider instructed by us or the payment service provider you chose during the ordering process.

Use of data when subscribing to our e-mail newsletter
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we use the required data or details you indicated separately in order to send you our e-mail newsletter regularly. It is possible to unsubscribe the newsletter anytime; this can be made both by means of writing a message via the contact option indicated below or a corresponding link in the newsletter.

Use of data for postal advertising and your right of objection
Moreover, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, your postal address and – as far as you have indicated these additional information within the scope of the contract – your title, academic degree, your date of birth and your professional title, sector description or business name in combined lists and use this information for our own marketing purposes, e.g. for providing interesting offers and information on our products by letter post. You can object to the storage and use of your data for this purpose anytime by means of sending a message to the contact option indicated below.

Use of cookies
We use so-called cookies on several pages in order to make a visit to our website attractive and enable you to use specific functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on you terminal. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted after the browser session is finished, i.e. after your browser has been closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us to recognize your browser when visiting our website again (persistent cookies). You can define in the browser settings that you wish to be informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether you accept them or not or that you do not accept cookies in general. If you do not accept cookies, the function of our website can be limited.

Use of Google Analytics for webanalytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics provider by Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on you computer and enable us to analyse how you use our website. The information on how you use the website created by the cookie are usually transmitted to and stored by a US-based Google server. In case of the activation of the IP anonymization on this website your IP address is, however, shortened beforehand within member states of the European Union or other member states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only exceptionally the full IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the site owner, Google will use these data in order to evaluate how you use the website, in order to set up reports about the website activities and in order to render further services to the website owner with regard to the use of the website or the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prohibit the storage of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in you browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

Moreover, you can prevent the collection of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the procession of these data by Google by means of downloading and installing the Browser plugin available on the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Alternatively to the browser plugin you can click this link in order to prevent the future collection of data by Google Analytics on this website. In this case an opt-out-cookie is stored on your terminal. If you delete your cookies you have to click on the link again.

Use of social plugins of Facebook by using the “2-click-solution”
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Facebook. This service is provided by Facebook Inc. (“provider”).

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You will find an overview of the plugins by Facebook and how they look on https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website the plugins are integrated into the website by means of the so-called “2-click-solution”. This incorporation ensures that no connection with Facebook servers is established if you access a page of our website that contains such plugins. Only if you activate the plugins and thus accept the data transmission, your browser makes a direct connection to Facebook servers. The content of the respective plugin is directly transferred to your browser and incorporated into the page. By means of the incorporation of the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged in at the time. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred by your browser to and stored by a US-based Facebook server. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the “Like” button, the corresponding information is also directly transferred to a Facebook server and stored. The information is furthermore published on Facebook and shown to your Facebook friends.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this respect and your settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook's privacy policy on http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Use of social plugins by Google+ using the “2-click-solution”
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Google+. This service is provided by the company Google Inc. (“provider”).

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). You will find an overview of the Google plugins and how they look on https://developers.google.com/+/web/

In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website the plugins are integrated into the website by means of the so-called “2-click-soluction”. This incorporation ensures that no connection with Google servers is established if you access a page of our website that contains such plugins. Only if you activate the plugins and thus accept the data transmission, your browser makes a direct connection to Google servers. The content of the respective plugin is directly transferred to your browser and incorporated into the page. By means of the incorporation of the plugin, Google receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google account or are not logged in at the time. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred by your browser to and stored by a US-based Google server. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. by pressing the “+1” button, the corresponding information is also directly transferred to a Google server and stored. The information is furthermore published on Google+ and shown to your Google+ contacts.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Google and how it is processed and used as well as your rights in this respect and your settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Google's privacy policy on http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Use of AddThis plugins (e.g. “Share” button)
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins”) of the bookmarking service provider AddThis, operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA (“AddThis”). The plugins are usually marked by an AddThis logo such as in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. You will find an overview of the AddThis plugins and how they look on https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

If you access a page of our website containing such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to AddThis servers. The content of the plugin is directly transferred by AddThis to your browser and incorporated into the page. By means of the incorporation, AddThis receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website and stores a cookie on your terminal in order to identify your browser. This information (including your IP address) is directly transferred by your browser to a US-based AddThis server and stored. AddThis uses the data in order to create anonymous user profiles on which customized and interest-based advertising is based as regards visitors of websites with AddThis plugins.

For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection by AddThis and how it is processed and used, please visit AddThis's privacy policy on http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

If you oppose the future data collection by AddThis, you can set a so-called Opt-Out-Cookie, which can be downloaded on the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out If you oppose the future data collection by AddThis, you can set a so-called Opt-Out-Cookie, which can be downloaded on the following link: h Alternatively, you can prevent the loading of AddThis plugins at all with the help of add-ons for your browser, e.g. via the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Evaluation reminder by Trusted Shops
If you explicitly gave your agreement while or after ordering by means of activating a corresponding checkbox or by pressing a corresponding button (“Evaluate later”), we transmit your e-mail address for a reminder of evaluating your order to Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany (www.trustedshops.com) for enabling them to remind you by e-mail of the possibility to evaluate your order. This agreement can be revoked anytime by sending a message via the contact option indicated below or by directly sending your revocation to Trusted Shops.

Right to information and contacting us
You have the right to be provided with information free of charge with regard to the personal details stored with us and, if applicable, the right to correct, block or delete this data. Please contact us directly via the contact details in our legal notice if you have any questions on the collection, processing or use of your personal details, if you require any information regarding your data or if you would like to correct, block or delete them and if you would like to revoke your agreement or revoke a specific use of data.