Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.
Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.
- Information about us as controllers of your data
- The rights of users and data subjects
- Information about the data processing
1. INFORMATION ABOUT US AS CONTROLLERS OF YOUR DATA
Obere Blenz 26
T +49 6244-905036
F +49 6244-5578
2. THE RIGHTS OF USERS AND DATA SUBJECTS
With regard to the data processing to be described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right
- to confirmation of whether data concerning them is being processed, information about the data being processed, further information about the nature of the data processing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
- to correct or complete incorrect or incomplete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
- to the immediate deletion of data concerning them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, if further processing is necessary as stipulated in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said processing per Art. 18 GDPR;
- to receive copies of the data concerning them and/or provided by them and to have the same transmitted to other providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
- to file complaints with the supervisory authority if they believe that data concerning them is being processed by the controller in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).
In addition, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom it discloses data of any such corrections, deletions, or restrictions placed on processing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. Nevertheless, users have a right to information about these recipients.
Likewise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects have the right to object to the controller's future processing of their data pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct advertising is permissible.
3. INFORMATION ABOUT THE DATA PROCESSING
Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, provided the deletion of the same is not in breach of any statutory storage obligations or unless otherwise stipulated below.
You can visit our website without giving any personal information. Every time you access our website, usage data is transmitted through the respective Internet browser and stored in log files, the so-called server log files, such as the following: Date and time of the retrieval, name of the accessed page, amount of data transferred and the requesting provider, stored. These data can not be assigned to a specific person and serve solely to ensure trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer.
Personal data is collected if you voluntarily provide us with these information for the purpose of carrying out a contract or opening a customer account. Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. A deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done by a message to the contact option described below. We save and use the data you have provided for the execution of the contract. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked with regard to tax and commercial retention periods, deleted after expiration of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data by our side which we will inform you accordingly below.
3.1 SERVER DATA
For technical reasons, the following data sent by your internet browser to us or to our server provider will be collected, especially to ensure a secure and stable website: These server log files record the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website from which you came (referrer URL), the webpages on our site visited, the date and time of your visit, as well as the IP address from which you visited our site.
The data thus collected will be temporarily stored, but not in association with any other of your data.
The basis for this storage is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality, and security of our website.
The data will be deleted within no more than seven days, unless continued storage is required for evidentiary purposes. In which case, all or part of the data will be excluded from deletion until the investigation of the relevant incident is finally resolved.
a) Session cookies
This processing makes our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure, allowing us, for example, to display our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.
The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, insofar as these cookies are used to collect data to initiate or process contractual relationships.
If the processing does not serve to initiate or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.
When you close your browser, these session cookies are deleted.
b) Third-party cookies
Please refer to the following information for details, in particular for the legal basis and purpose of such third-party collection and processing of data collected through cookies.
c) Disabling cookies
If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, not all of the functions on our site may be fully usable.
Here you can change your cookie settings.
3.3 ORDER PROCESSING
The data you submit when ordering goods and/or services from us will have to be processed in order to fulfill your order. Please note that orders cannot be processed without providing this data.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
After your order has been completed, your personal data will be deleted, but only after the retention periods required by tax and commercial law.
In order to process your order, we will share your data with the shipping company responsible for delivery to the extent required to deliver your order and/or with the payment service provider to the extent required to process your payment.
If the goods are delivered by the UPS transport service provider (Deutsche Post AG, Charles-de-Gaulle-Strasse 20, 53113 Bonn), we will provide your name and delivery address to UPS.
The legal basis for the transfer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
3.4 CUSTOMER ACCOUNT/REGISTRATION
If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will use the data you entered during registration (e.g. your name, your address, or your email address) exclusively for services leading up to your potential placement of an order or entering some other contractual relationship with us, to fulfill such orders or contracts, and to provide customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders or to be able to offer you a wishlist function). We also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration. This data will not be transferred to third parties.
If you give your consent to this processing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.
If the opening of the customer account is also intended to lead to the initiation of a contractual relationship with us or to fulfill an existing contract with us, the legal basis for this processing is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
You may revoke your prior consent to the processing of your personal data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent.
The data previously collected will then be deleted as soon as processing is no longer necessary. However, we must observe any retention periods required under tax and commercial law.
3.5 CREDIT CHECKS AND SCORES
If you accept any offer we make for you to pay for goods or services on account, we reserve the right to run a credit check with a credit bureau (Creditreform Worms Knödler KG, Gutenbergstraße 23, 67549 Worms) to obtain credit information determined on the basis of mathematical-statistical methods. For this purpose, any data you provide that is relevant to the contract, such as your name and address, will be forwarded to the credit bureau. We then use the information obtained about the statistical probability of default to decide whether we will offer you payment on account.
The legal basis for such processing is our legitimate interest to avoid default on our account per Art. 6 Para.1 lit. f) GDPR.
Our email newsletter is dispatched via the technical service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede (“CleverReach”) to whom we pass on the data provided by the user when registering for the newsletter. Data entered by the user for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address) is stored on CleverReach servers in Germany or Ireland.
CleverReach uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the emails sent contain so-called “web beacons” or “tracking pixels” which represent single-pixel image files stored on our website. This determines whether a newsletter message is opened and which links have been clicked on. It can also be analysed whether a predefined action has been made after clicking on the link in the newsletter with the help of so-called “conversion tracking”. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of visit, IP address, browser type and operating system). Data is collected exclusively in pseudonymised form and is not linked to other personal data of the users, direct links to a particular individual are excluded. This data is only used for statistically analysing newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to recipients’ interests.
The legal basis for processing users’ personal data is Article 6 Para. 1 Lit. f GDPR. The disclosure of users’ personal data enables us to use an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system that can be optimised.
Our legitimate interest in processing data in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 Lit. f GDPR also lies in these purposes. By anonymising the IP address, users' interest in protecting their personal data is sufficiently taken into account. The IP address is anonymised at an early stage as described above. It is not used for any other purpose, combined with other data or passed on to third parties.
Further details can be found in the data protection of CleverReach: https://www.cleverreach.com/de...
You may revoke your prior consent to receive this newsletter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revoking your consent or click on the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.
3.7 SOCIAL MEDIA PLUGINS
Our Website uses so-called social plug-ins (“plug-ins”) provided by Instagram which are operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). The plug-ins are identified by means of an Instagram logo, for example in the form of an "Instagram camera" add-on. An overview of the Instagram plug-ins with their visual appearance is provided here: http://blog.instagram.com/post...
Your browser will create a direct connection with the Instagram servers when you call up a page on our Website which contains one of these plug-ins. The content of the plug-in is transmitted by Instagram directly to your browser and incorporated into the page. This incorporation notifies Instagram that your browser has called up the corresponding page on our Website even if you do not have an Instagram profile or have not logged into Instagram. This information (including your IP address) is transferred from your browser directly to an Instagram server in the USA where it is stored.
If you are logged into Instagram, Instagram is able to link the visit to our Website directly to your Instagram profile. If you interact with the plug-in, for example by activating the "Instagram" button or leaving a comment, this information is also transferred directly to an Instagram server where it is saved. The information is also published on your Instagram profile and can be seen by your contacts.
The purpose and scope of data collection and the subsequent processing and use of data by Instagram in addition to your associated rights and configuration options to protect your privacy can be obtained from the data protection information provided by Instagram: https://help.instagram.com/155...
If you do not want Instagram to link the data collected via our Website directly with your Instagram account, you will need to log out of Instagram before you visit our Website. You can also completely block the downloading of Instagram plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. using the "NoScript" script blocker (https://noscript.net/).
Adobe Typekit Web Fonts
Our website uses so-called „web fonts“ to correctly display font styles. These are provided by Adobe Typekit. For a more detailed explanation, we may communicate the following:
To correctly display text and fonts, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache. To execute this function, the browser you are using must connect to the Adobe Typekit servers. Through this connection, Adobe Typekit learns that our website has been accessed through the IP address assigned to you.
Please note that the use of Adobe Typekit Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1, (f) GDPR. If your browser does not support web fonts, then your device will use a standard font.
For further information on Adobe Typekit Web fonts, please visit https://typekit.com/ as well as the data protection policy of Adobe Typekit, which can be found at https://www.adobe.com/de/priva...
Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).
Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield
Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.
To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.
If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.
The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.
By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.
If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.
If you contact us via email or the contact form, the data you provide will be used for the purpose of processing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; otherwise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.
The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Your data will be deleted once we have fully answered your inquiry and there is no further legal obligation to store your data, such as if an order or contract resulted therefrom.