at a Glance
Data Collection on our Website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
This website's data processing is carried out by the website operator. Their contact data can be found on this website under Legal Info.
How do we collect your data?
Firstly, your data is collected by you communicating it to us. This may involve data that you enter into a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of the page viewing). This data is collected automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure flawless website availability. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right at any time and free of charge to obtain information about the origin, recipient, and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have the right to request that this data be rectified, blocked or deleted. Please contact us at any time at the address stated in Legal Info for questions regarding this or for further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right to appeal to the responsible supervisory authority.
Analysis Tools and Tools from Third-Party Providers
2. General Remarks
and Compulsory Information
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal information. If possible, collecting personal data (such as name, address or e-mail addresses) is always done on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
The use of contact data published within the framework of the German imprint obligation by third parties for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby expressly prohibited. The operators of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of transmission of non-solicited advertising material, e.g. spam e-mails.
It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.
We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.
Reference to the responsible body
The responsible body for data processing on this website is:
Martener Straße 525
Telephone: +49 231 – 99 76 00-0
The responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke granted consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)
Right of appeal to the responsible supervisory authority
In the event of violations of the GDPR, the persons concerned shall have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged violation. The right of appeal exists without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data, which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible person, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
SSL and TLS Encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser's address bar. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Encrypted payment transactions on the shop page
If there is an obligation to provide us with your payment data (e.g. account number for direct debit authorization) after the conclusion of a chargeable contract, this data is necessary for payment processing.
Payment transactions using common means of payment (Visa/MasterCard, direct debit) are carried out exclusively via an encrypted SSL or TLS connection. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser's address bar.
In the case of encrypted communication, payment data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, deletion, and rectification
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right at any time to be provided with information free of charge relating to data stored concerning your person, their origin and recipients, as well as the purpose of the data processing, and, if applicable, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of these data. Concerning this as well as other questions relating to personal data, please contact us at any time at the address stated in the Legal Info.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. To do so, you can contact us at any time at the address stated in Legal Info. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
• If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need time to verify this. For the duration of the review, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
• If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can demand the restriction of data processing rather than deletion.
• If we no longer need your personal data, but you need the data to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted rather than being deleted.
• If you have lodged an objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, such data - apart from being stored - may only be processed with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of an important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
Objection to promotional e-mails
The use of published contact data within the framework of the imprint obligation for sending advertising material and information not expressly requested is hereby explicitly rejected. The operators of these pages explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in the case of transmission of non-solicited advertising material, e.g. spam e-mails.
3. Data Collection
on our Website
This website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer nor contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, more effective and more secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser during your next visit.
You can also adjust your browser so that you will be informed about the setting of cookies, and only allow cookies in individual cases, specific cases, or generally reject them, as well as activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information automatically transmitted to us by your browser in so-called server log files. These are:
• browser type and version
• operating system used
• referrer URL
• host name of the accessing computer
• time of the server request
• IP address
A consolidation of these data with other data sources does not occur.
The collection of these data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimization of their website - for this purpose the server log files must be recorded. The server log files are automatically deleted after 10 days.
When sending us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for the case of follow-up questions.
We will not disclose on these data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data entered by you in the contact form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
Registration on the shop website
You can register on our website in order to use additional features on the site. Correspondingly entered data are utilized only for the purpose of using the respective offer or service for which you have registered. The mandatory data requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, the registration will be rejected.
In the event of important changes, for example in the scope of the offer or technically necessary changes, we will inform you by using the e-mail address provided during registration.
The data entered during registration will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR). You can revoke consent granted by you at any time. For this purpose, an informal e-mail notification to us is sufficient. The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.
Data collected during registration are stored by us for as long as you are registered on our website and then deleted. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Processing of data (customer and contract data)
We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent that they are required for the establishment, content-related design, or modification of the contractual agreement (inventory data). This is done on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data regarding the use of our Internet pages (usage data) only to the extent necessary to enable the user to use or be invoiced for our services.
The collected customer data will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship. Legal retention periods remain unaffected.
Data transfer upon conclusion of contract for online shops, merchants, and dispatch of goods
We only transfer personal data to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract, for example to the companies entrusted with the delivery of the goods or the credit institution commissioned with the handling of payments. A further transfer of data is not carried out or only if you have expressly agreed to the transfer. Your data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent, for example for advertising purposes.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.
4. Analysis tools:
For the purpose of demand-oriented structuring and ongoing optimization of our pages, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. ("Google"). In this context, pseudonymized usage profiles are created and cookies are used. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website such as:
• browser type/version
• operating system used
• referrer URL (the page previously visited)
• host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
• time of the server request
is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The information is used to evaluate the website usage, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services related to the website usage and internet usage for the purpose of market research and demand-oriented structuring of these internet pages. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be linked to other data held by Google. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (so-called IP masking).
You may prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing this browser add-on. As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser, only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics website.
You can object to this analysis.
5. Payment provider
Among other services, we offer payment via PayPal on our website. The provider of this payment service is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l.. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal").
If you select payment via PayPal, the payment data you enter will be transmitted to PayPal. The transmission of your data to PayPal is based on Sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) and Sec. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR (processing for the fulfillment of a contract). You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing at any time. A revocation does not affect the validity of past data processing operations.