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) Handling of 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.

Furthermore, personal data is collected, if you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. We use this data for our own advertising purposes in terms of our e-mail newsletter provided you have explicitly consented to it.

You may unsubscribe from our Newsletter at any time using the respective link in the Newsletter or by sending us a message. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after unsubscribing.

2) Transfer of Personal Data

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

2.2 If delivery of the product takes place by the transport service provider (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn), we pass your e-mail address to DHL with your express consent prior to the delivery of the product for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery, as follows:

"I agree that my e-mail address will be passed to DHL (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Straße 20, 53113 Bonn) to enable DHL to contact me per e-mail prior to the delivery of the product for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery. I can withdraw my consent given to you at any time.”

Otherwise, we only pass the name of the addressee and the delivery address to DHL. In this case, a preceding coordination about the date of delivery with DHL is not possible.

2.3 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/de/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) Contact for requesting customer rating information

We transmit your e-mail address to Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15c, 50823 Köln (www.trustedshops.de) as a reminder for giving an assessment of your order since Trusted Shops is supposed to remind you about the possibility of giving such an assessment via e-mail. We only do so, if you have given us your explicit consent prior to or after submitting your order by activating a corresponding check box and by clicking a button ("evaluate at a later stage”) provided for this purpose. This consent may be revoked at any time by notifying Trusted Shops via the contact address mentioned below or directly.

5) Use of Google AdWords Conversion-Tracking

This website utilizes the online advertising program "Google AdWords” and the conversion tracking within the framework of Google AdWords. The conversion-tracking cookie is set on the user’s browser, if he clicks on an ad delivered by Google. Cookies are small text files, which the internet browser places on your browser. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days .They are not used to acquire personal identification data. If the user visits a certain page of this website and if the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was forwarded to this page. Each Google AdWords client gets a different cookie. Thus, cookies cannot be tracked via the website of AdWords clients. The information collected by the conversion cookies are used to provide aggregate conversion statistics to AdWord clients who have opted-in for conversion tracking. Clients are informed about the total number of users who clicked on the ad and were forwarded to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not get any information enabling them to identify users personally. If you do not want to participate in the tracking program, you can refuse the use of this program by easily deactivating the google conversion-tracking cookie via your internet browser through the user settings. In this case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics. Further information concerning Google data privacy can be found at http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/

6) Social Plugins

This website uses so called social plugins (« plugins ») from the micro-blogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (« Twitter »). The plugins are labeled with the Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue « Twitter » bird. You will find an overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance at : https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

If you request a page of our website, which contains such a plugin, your browser will build up a direct connection to the servers of Twitter. The plugin’s content will be directly tranmitted from Twitter to your browser, which will integrate it into the page. Through integration of the plugin, Twitter obtains the information that you browser has accessed the relevant page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or if you are not logged into Twitter currently. This information (including your IP address) will be directly transmitted from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there.

If you are logged into Twitter, Twitter may directly assign the visit of our website to your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by activating the Twitter button, the corresponding information will also be directly transmitted by your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and saved there. Furthermore, this information will be released on your Twitter account and revealed to your contacts.

To learn more about the purpose and extent of data collection, processing and the use of this data by Twitter as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to Twitter’s privacy policy : https://twitter.com/privacy.

If you do not want Twitter to allocate data collected via our website to your Twitter account, you have to log out of Twitter prior to visiting our website. You can completely prevent the downloading of Twitter plugins by browser add-ons, for example by using the script blocker : « NoScript » (http://noscript.net/).

7) 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

Please note, this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". IP addresses will therefore be processed only in abbreviated form to prevent them from being directly linked to a particular individual.

8) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts

You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and 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.

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