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:

"Please send me information on new products and their date of publication."

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.

As part of the comment function on this website and in addition to your comment, information on the date you entered the comment und the name of the comment chosen by you will be stored and published on this website.

Furthermore, in the context of the comment function, your e-mail address will be stored and published on this website.

The IP address will be stored additionally in case of comments. Since comments will not be checked prior to publication, we need those data, in case illegal content is published on this website to be in a position to take legal action against the author.

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

2.1 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.

2.2 If paying per PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account via PayPal, we transfer your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a. r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter referred to as "PayPal") for the purpose of payment processing. PayPal reserves itself the exclusion of certain payment methods such as credit card via PayPal, direct debit per PayPal or, if offered, purchasing on account, after the result of a credit investigation. PayPal uses the result of the credit check with regard to the statistical probability of failure for the purpose of deciding whether to offer the corresponding payment method. The credit check may contain probability values (so called score values). Insofar as score values are included in the credit report, they are based on scientifically recognized, mathematical-statistical procedures. Among other data, address data are taken into account when calculating the score values. For further information on our privacy policy and the use of credit agencies, please refer to the PayPal data protection information: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

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) Social Plugins

4.1 We have incorporated so-called plugins (plugins) of the Facebook social network into our website which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). A list and the appearance of these Facebook plugins may be viewed at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins.

The plugins are embedded into the web page by means of 2-klick or Shariff solutions in order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website. This embedding ensures that no connection with Facebook servers will be established when calling up a page of our web presence containing those plugins. Only once you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transmission, your browser will establish a direction connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the respective plugins will be directly transmitted to your browser and will be embedded into the web page. The plugin then transmits data (including your IP-address) to Facebook. We have no influence on the amount of data Facebook collects by means of plugins. To our knowledge, Facebook in any case is informed about which of our pages you have called up or you are calling up currently. By embedding plugins Facebook receives information on your browser having called up the respective web page of our web presence, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or if you are not logged into Facebook currently. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted by your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there. If you interact with the plugins, for example, if you activate the Like button, the respective information will be directly transmitted to a Facebook server and stored there, as well. Furthermore, this information will be published on Facebook and signaled to your contacts.

The purpose and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, your rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebooks privacy policy at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php.

If you are a member of the Facebook social network and if you want to limit the collection of data via our web pages and the integration of your user data with your data stored by the Facebook social network, you should log out from Facebook prior to visiting our website. You can completely prevent the downloading of Facebook plugins by using add-ons for your browser in the future, for example by using the script blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).

4.2 We have incorporated so-called plugins (plugins) of the microblogging service Twitter which is operated Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (Twitter). A list and the appearance of these Twitter plugins may be viewed at: https://about.twitter.com/uk/resources/buttons.

The plugins are embedded into the web page by means of 2-klick or Shariff solutions in order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website. This embedding ensures that no connection with Twitter servers will be established when calling up a page of our web presence containing those plugins. Only once you activate the plugins and thereby give your consent to the data transmission, your browser will establish a direction connection with the Twitter servers. The content of the respective plugins will be directly transmitted to your browser and will be embedded into the web page. The plugin then transmits data (including your IP-address) to Twitter. We have no influence on the amount of data Twitter collects by means of plugins. To our knowledge, Twitter in any case is informed about which of our pages you have called up or you are calling up currently. By embedding plugins Twitter receives information on your browser having called up the respective web page of our web presence, even if you do not have a Twitter account or if you are not logged into Twitter currently. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted by your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there. If you interact with the plugins, for example, if you activate the Twitter button, the respective information will be directly transmitted to a Twitter server and stored there, as well. Furthermore, this information will be published on Twitter and signaled to your contacts.

The purpose and the extent of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Twitter, your rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Twitters privacy policy at: https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you are a member of the Twitter social network and if you want to limit the collection of data via our web pages and the integration of your user data with your data stored by the Twitter social network, you should log out from Twitter prior to visiting our website. You can completely prevent the downloading of Twitter plugins by using add-ons for your browser in the future, for example by using the script blocker NoScript (http://noscript.net/).

5) 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: http://www.google.co.uk/intl/en-GB/policies/privacy/

6) Web analysis service

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google). Google Analytics uses so-called Cookies, text files which are stored on your computer and which enable you to conduct an analysis of the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is stored.

In the case of activating an IP anonymizer for this website, your IP address will however be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or within other member states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address will be transmitted to a server in the US, where it is abbreviated. On behalf of the website operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services connected to the website use and the internet use for the benefit of the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be linked to other data retrieved by Google. You may prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently refuse Google to collect data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plugin or for browsers regarding mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (this opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you have to click again on this link:

Deactivate Google Analytics

It is noted that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension anonymizetp(). IP addresses can therefore be processed only in abbreviated form in order to prevent personal references.

7) 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.