Data Protection Declaration

We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest in our company and our products. The protection of your personal details and private sphere when using our web pages is very important to us. Please be reassured by the following information with regard to data protection:

COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND USE OF PERSONAL DATA

You are as a matter of principle able to visit our web pages without us collecting any personal details from you. Personal details are only collected, if you are submitting these for the purpose of conclusion of contract, of opening a customer account or as part of the procedure of getting into contact. Such data are in each case used exclusively for the purpose of contract processing and of dealing with your enquiry without seeking your express permission beforehand. After the contract has been fulfilled your details are saved giving due consideration to statutory periods of record-keeping according to tax and commercial regulations, but shall be deleted once these deadlines have lapsed.   

Personal details are collected in addition, if you are subscribing to our email newsletter service. Such data is used by us for our own promotional purposes as per our email newsletter; in as far as you have given us your express permission to do so by entering:

“Subscribe to Newsletter”

You may cancel the newsletter at any given time by clicking the respective cancellation link inside the newsletter or by sending us a notification to that effect. Once cancellation notification has been received your email address will be deleted immediately.  

2) Passing on personal data   

As far as the information is required for the purpose of carrying out the contract performance these personal details collected by us will be passed on to the transport company that we contract to deliver the goods.

3) Cookies

This website uses so-called “Cookies” which serve to make our internet presence overall more user-friendly, effective and thus also more secure – for instance to make site navigation faster. Moreover, Cookies also enable us to measure the frequency that our pages are accessed and to measure navigation in general. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer system.  We would like to point out that some of these Cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, whereby this is mostly a matter of so-called “session Cookies”.  “Session Cookies” are characterised by being automatically deleted from your hard drive after your browser session is completed. Other Cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system at your next visit (so-called permanent Cookies). You are of course entitled to reject Cookies at any time, as long as your browser permits you to do this.  Please note that certain functions of this website may not work or may only work to a limited extent if your browser is set to disallowing Cookies (from our website).  

4) Web analytics Services

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, small text files which are stored on your computer and which enable the analysis of how you have used the website. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand when from within the Member States of the European Union or from other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is then shortened.  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 with website and internet related services to the site operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data held by Google. You are able to prevent the installation of Cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that this may prevent you from using the website’s full range of features.  Furthermore, you may prevent the collection and processing of cookie-generated data regarding your use of this website (incl. your IP address) by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

We point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()” and consequently IP addresses are only used in shortened form in order to prevent the feasibility of direct personal referencing.

5) Use of Facebook Plugins

So-called plugins for the social network facebook.com (hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”) has been integrated into our website.  Facebook is an enterprise of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A listing and the look of such Facebook plugins can be viewed at the following web address: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

Each time a web page on our website that has such a plugin is accessed the plugin establishes a direct connection and enables the browser you are using to display a visual representation of this plugin from the Facebook server.  By integrating these plugins, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the respective page of our website, even if you do not own a Facebook user account or are not logged into Facebook at the time. The information (incl. your IP address) is transferred from your browser directly to a server of Facebook in the USA, where it is stored.

If you are a member of Facebook and are logged into Facebook while you are visiting our website, Facebook can identify which page of our website you are visiting via the information sent through the plugin, and attributes this to your personal user account on Facebook, irrespective of whether you are interacting with a plugin or not.   If you are now interacting with one of these plugins, for example by clicking the “Like” button or by using the comment function, the content of our site will be linked to your profile on Facebook where it is then stored.  In order to prevent that Facebook assigns the data collected to your user account on Facebook, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. To block data collection and the transfer of your user data by Facebook plugins in the future you are able to get a browser add-on from “Facebook Blocker” for some internet browsers under the following link – but please do not delete the browser add-on as long as you want to block the Facebook plugins: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

You can find the data protection declaration of Facebook containing more detailed information about the collection and use of data by Facebook, about your rights regarding the above and about the setting options to protect your privacy at the following web address: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

6) customer rights Information and contact

You have the right to be informed at any time and free of charge about the personal data recorded about you and have the right to correction, blocking or deletion of these data. Please contact us should you have any further questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same applies for enquiries, blocking, deletion and correction requests regarding your personal data and to revoke any consent given previously.  Our contact address can be found under Imprint.