DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT
1.1 What is personal data?
Personal data is information that reveals, or has the potential of revealing, the identity of users. We adhere to the principle of avoiding this sort of data. Insofar it is possible, we forgo the collection of personal data.
1.2 Handling personal data
Personal data is used exclusively for establishing the agreement, content, execution or fulfilling of the contractual relationship (Art. 6 I p. 1b of the GDPR). In addition, personal data will only be processed if we have received your permission (Art. 6 I p. 1a of the GDPR). It is not passed on to third parties. Only for the purpose of fulfilling the agreement will the data be shared with the shipping company responsible for the delivery, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. In order to process payments, the necessary payment data will be forwarded to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and, if applicable, to the commissioned and selected payment service provider. The processing of your personal data takes place exclusively within the EU, unless otherwise specified below.
1.3 Usage data
When visiting the website, general technical information is collected. This information consists of the used IP address, time, duration of the visit, browser type and, if necessary, the site of origin. This usage information is registered in a log file for technical reasons and can be used and stored for statistical purposes of this website. No linking of this usage data with your other personal data takes place.
1.4 Registration Data
Registration is required to use all available functions of our website. The registration data is collected through your respective input and used for the specified purpose in accordance with your permission (Art. 6 I p.1a of the GRDP).
1.5 Storage duration
After the end of the purpose for which the data was collected, we only store your personal data for as long as is required by law (in particular tax law).
2. Your rights
You can ask us for information about whether we process your personal data and, as far as this is the case, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the other information mentioned in Art. 15 of the GDPR.
2.2 Right to rectification
You have the right to correct inaccurate personal data relating to you and may request the completion of incomplete personal data in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR.
2.3 Right to Deletion
You have the right to demand that we delete the personal data related to you immediately. We are obligated to delete it immediately, especially when one of the following reasons applies:
– Your personal information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.
– You revoke your permission for the processing of your data and there is no other legal basis for processing.
– Your data is processed unlawfully
The right to deletion does not exist if your personal data is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of our legal rights.
2.4 Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request that we limit the processing of your personal data if you contest the accuracy of the data and we are checking its accuracy; if the processing is unlawful and you decline the deletion and instead want us to limit the use; if we no longer require the data but you still need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; if you have objected to the processing of your data, and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.
2.5 Right to Data Transferability
You have the right to receive the personal information that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance from us, provided the processing is based on permission or a contract and processing takes place on our side using automated procedures.
2.6 Right of withdrawal
Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on permission, you have the right to revoke this permission at any time.
2.7 General rights and the right of appeal
The exercise of your above rights as outlined above is fundamentally free of charge. You have the right to contact the responsible supervisory authority, the state data protection officer, directly in case of complaints.
3. Data security
3.1 Data Security
All data on our website is protected against loss, destruction, access, modification and dissemination through technical and organizational measures.
3.2 Sessions and Cookies
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the information required or separately provided by you to regularly send you our email newsletters. Unsubscribing from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by sending us a message or via the contact options specified in the imprint or via the link given for this purpose in the newsletter.
Insofar as you use the comment function on our website, your chosen pseudonym and, temporarily, also your IP address are stored in addition to the comments themselves and their time of creation. This is done so that we can protect our rights in the case of unlawful content.
6. Services of third-party providers
6.1 Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), and uses this web analytics service to collect and store data from which usage profiles are created using pseudonyms. The usage profiles created in this way are used to evaluate the visitor behavior in order to design and improve the offer presented on this website as required. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, small text files that are stored on your computer and that make an analysis of your use of the website possible. The information about your use of this website created by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address from your browser transmitted by Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. User profiles managed under a pseudonym are not combined with the personal data about the user without explicit and separately granted permission of the user either. In this way, the consideration concludes that there are no overriding interests on your part (Art. 6 I p. 1f GDPR). You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all of this website’s features to their fullest potential. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the 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 opening the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) to download and install the browser plugin available there.
Disable collection of Google Analytics data for this website
6.2 Social Media Links
We have our own social media sites at the third-party providers that can be reached via links from this website. By using these links, you can access the respective websites of the third party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+). Once you have accessed the third-party site, you are in the sphere of responsibility of the concerned third-party provider, meaning their privacy statements and their statements about data usage apply. We have no influence on this, but in order to avoid unnecessary data transfer, we advise to log yourself out at the concerned third party before using a corresponding link, so as to avoid the possibility that usage profiles can be created by the third party based on the use of the links.
6.3 Use of Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps, a map service by Google, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). When using Google Maps, data concerning the use of the Maps functions by visitors to the websites are collected, processed and used as well. No interests of the user, which outweigh this technical necessity of the integration of the videos (Art. 6 I p. 1 f of the GDPR), are affected in this respect. You can view Google’s data protection policy at http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. The additional usage information for Google Maps can be viewed at http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/help/terms_maps.html.
6.4 Use of YouTube
This website and the integrated offers contain so-called embedded elements of videos on YouTube. These elements make the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there possible. YouTube is a product of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). No interests of the users, which outweigh this technical necessity of the integration of the videos (Art. 6 I p. 1 f of the GDPR), are affected in this respect. For more information about the purpose and scope of Google’s data collection and use, as well as your rights and preferences for your protection as a customer of YouTube, please refer to YouTube’s data protection policy. You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.
6.5 Affiliate Links and Advertising
6.6 Google Web Fonts
In addition, we use so-called Google web fonts to be able to show you a consistent font on our website. These are automatically saved in your browser cache when you load one of our pages in order to enable the desired display. If your browser does not support the used web fonts, a standard font present on your computer may be used. No interests of the users, which outweigh this technical necessity (Art. 6 I p. 1f of the GDPR), are affected here. You can view Google’s data protection statement here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ Further information concerning Google Web Fonts can be found here: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq