Privacy

Data Privacy Statement

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. In the following, you will find detailed information on how your data will be handled.

Storage of Access Data in Server Log Files

You may visit our webpages without providing personal information. We only save access data in so-called server log files, such as the name of the requested data, the time and date of the request, amount of data transmitted and the requesting provider. These data are used solely to ensure the undisturbed operation of the site and to improve our service; they do not allow us to deduce any personal information.

Data Collection and Use for Processing Contracts and for Opening a Customer Account

We collect personal data when you: voluntarily disclose these to us in the context of your order; when you contact us (e.g., via a contact form or email); or when you open a customer account. All data we collect is visible in the respective user input forms. We use the data you share for contract fulfillment and to handle your inquiries. After completion of your contract or deletion of your customer account, your data are barred from further use and are deleted at the end of the retention periods specified under tax and commercial law, so long as you have not explicitly consented to further use of your data, or we have retained the data in accordance with the law, in which case we will subsequently inform you. Your customer account can be deleted at any time, either through a message to the contact listed below, or via the relevant function in your customer account.

Data Transmission for Contract Fulfillment

For fulfillment of contracts, we share your data with the shipping company responsible for delivery, insofar as this is necessary for delivery of goods ordered. For processing payments, we pass on the necessary payment data to the authorized financial institution and, where necessary, to the payment processing provider or payment service you chose during the ordering process.

Data Use for Registration to the Email Newsletter

When you register for our newsletter, we use the data necessary or separately provided by you to regularly send you our email newsletter. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time, either through a message to the contact listed below or via a link in the newsletter intended for such use.

Data Use for Postal Advertising and your Right to Object

In addition, we reserve the right to save the following data in summarized lists: your first and last names, your postal address and–insofar as we have received these additional details from you in the context of our contractual relationship–your title, academic level, year of birth, and your professional, industry, or business name. These data will be used for promotional purposes, for example, to send interesting offers and information regarding our products by post. You may object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time through a message to the contact listed below.

Use of Cookies

To make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on various pages. These are small text files which are stored on your device. Some cookies are deleted at the end of the browser session–that is, upon closing your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can configure your browser so that you are informed of the placement of cookies, and decide to accept cookies individually or to exclude them for certain purposes or in general. Non-acceptance of cookies may restrict the functionality of our website.

Use of Google Analytics for Web Analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google Analytics uses “cookies,” text files which are saved on your computer and enable analysis of website use. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to and stored in a Google server in the US. In IP anonymization is activated for this website, your IP address will be truncated in advance by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to furnish other services related to website and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies with the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, in this case you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website.

You can additionally prevent the transmission to Google of data generated by the cookie and related to your site use (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click <a href=””javascript:gaOptout()””>this link</a> to prevent Google Analytics collection data on this site in the future. In the process, an opt-out cookie is placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will need to click the link again.

Use of Social Plug-ins by Facebook through use of the “2-Click Solution”

Our website utilizes so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) from the social network Facebook. This service is provided by the company, Facebook Inc. (“Provider”).

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of the plug-ins used by Facebook and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

To enhance the security of your data when visiting our website, the plug-ins are integrated into the site using the “2-click solution.” This integration ensures that, when you request a page on our website that contains such plug-ins, no connection to Facebook servers is made. Your browser will only establish a direct connection with Facebook servers when you activate the plug-ins and grant consent to transmission of your data. The contents of the respective plug-ins are transmitted directly to your browser, and are integrated into the site. By integrating the plug-ins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has requested the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not hold a Facebook account or are not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA, where it is saved. When you interact with the plug-ins, for example by pressing the “Like” button, the corresponding information is also sent directly to and saved on a Facebook server. This information will also be published on Facebook and displayed to your contacts.

For information on the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of this data by Facebook, as well as your relevant rights and settings for your privacy protection, please see Facebook’s data protection information, available at http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Disclosure Rights and Contact Options

You have a right to information on data saved about you free of charge, as well as, where applicable, a right to correction, disclosure, or deletion of this data. For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal information, for disclosure, correction, blocking, or deletion of data, and revocation of consent or objection to a particular data use, please contact us directly using the contact details in our legal notice.