Privacy Policy

Thank you for expressing your interest in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below you will find detailed information about how your data is handled.

Recording your input data on server logfiles

You can visit our websites without providing any personal data. We only record data in so-called server logfiles, such as the name of the file accessed, the date and time of access, the data volume transferred and the requesting provider. This data will only be used to ensure the proper functioning of the page and to improve our service, but cannot be traced back to you.

Data collection and utilisation for contract administration purposes and for opening a customer account

We collect personal data when it is freely provided by you within the context of placing an order, making contact with us (e.g. via the contact form or by e-mail) or when opening a customer account. The specific data gathered is that provided on the various information forms. We use the data provided by you for contract administration purposes and to process your queries. Once the contract has been processed in full or your customer account has been deleted, your data is blocked to prevent any further utilisation and will be deleted on expiry of the mandatory retention periods set out in fiscal and commercial regulations, provided you have not expressly agreed to the further use of your data or we retain the right to further exploit your data in accordance with the law, of which we are obliged to inform you. You may cancel your customer account at any time via the contact facility set out below or via the function provided for this purpose within your customer account.

Data transfer for fulfilment of contract

For the fulfilment of contract, we will transfer your data to the shipping company commissioned with delivery if necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on the payment service provider selected during the order process, we will pass on the payment data required for payment to the financial institution and possibly the payment service provider commissioned by us or the payment service provider selected by you. In part, the selected payment service providers may collect the data directly should you open an account with them. In such a case, you will have to register with your login data of the payment service provider during the order process. The data protection declaration of each respective payment service provider shall apply in such cases.

Data usage on subscription to the e-mail newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter we use the data required for this purpose or that which is separately provided by you in order to regularly forward our newsletter to you. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the contact facility set out below or via a link provided for this purpose within the newsletter.

Data usage for advertising by post and your right to object

Unless you have not opted-out we reserve the right to store and use your data (surname, first name, postal address and, to the extent that we have received such additional information from you within the context of our commercial relationship, your title, academic qualifications, year of birth and professional or business name) for our own promotional purposes on compiled lists, e.g. for the forwarding by post of interesting offers and information about our products. You may at any time refuse such storage and exploitation of your data for purposes via the contact facility set out below.

Use of cookies

On many pages we use cookies in order to enhance the attractiveness of our website and to enable the proper utilisation of certain functions. This incorporates the use of small text files which are stored on your device, that save specific settings and data regarding the exchange between your browser and our system.  Some of the cookies used by us will be deleted at the end of your browser session, i.e. once your browser has been closed (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies).

Cookies do not contain any personal data and therefore cannot be assigned to any user.  Based on the cookie-technology we only received anonymised information, e.g. about the website that led you to our shop, which pages have been viewed on our website etc.

You may configure your browser such that you are informed when any cookies are placed and decide in individual cases whether or not you wish to accept them, or you may reject cookies for specific cases or in general (detailed instructions regarding the setting options of your browser are given below) Should you reject any cookies the functionality of our website may be compromised.

Below we present information on cookies we use and how you can customise your browser in that respect.

 1. Necessary cookies

These cookies are necessary to enable you to use our website. This includes e.g. cookies that enable you to log into the customer area or add items to your shopping cart.

2. Analytical / performance cookies

These cookies enable collecting anonymised data about user behaviour on our website. We analyse them e.g. to improve the functionality of our website and recommend you products that will be interesting to you.

 3. Functionality cookies

These cookies are used for certain features of our website, e.g. to improve the website’s navigation, or deliver to you customised and relevant information (e.g.  ads that match your interests).

4. Targeting cookies

These cookies record information about your visit to the website, previously viewed pages and links you clicked. We use this information to tailor our website and displayed ads to your interests.

5. Third-party cookies

The cookies of some of our advertising providers help make the on-line offering and our website more attractive to you. Therefore, cookies of our partner providers are also saved to your hard disk when you are visiting our website. These are temporary cookies and are automatically deleted after a specific timeframe.  Cookies of our partner providers do not collect personal data, either. They will collect exclusively pseudonymised data under a user ID. These pseudonymised data will not be associated with your personal data at any time.

 How can I change cookie settings in my browser?

Every browser has a different policy for managing the cookie settings. The browser’s policy is described in the Help menu of every browser and explains how you can change your cookie settings. To find out how to change the settings in your browser, see the links below:

Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17191?viewlocale=en_US&locale=de_DE

Chrome™: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en&hlrm=en

Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (www.google.de). Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable an analysis of your use of the website, through cookies for example, text files stored on your computer. The information created about your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the US and saved there. Activating the IP anonymisation on this website  will cause the IP address to be shortened before transfer within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the agreement about European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The anonymous IP address transferred from your browser to Google Analytics will not be joined with other data logged by Google.

You may prevent the transfer of data created by cookies and your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as further processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de   

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link  in order to prevent the use of Google Analytics for this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will then be stored in your device. Once you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

Use of Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Instagram plug-ins

Social plug-ins ("Plug-ins") of the social networks Facebook and Google+ and of the microblogging service Twitter and Instagram are used on this website. These services are provided by Facebook Inc., Google Inc., Twitter Inc. and Instagram LLC (the "Provider").

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

Google+ is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Information about the plug-ins of Google and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.google.com/+/web/.

Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103 ("Twitter"). Information about the Twitter buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons.

Instagram is operated by Instagram LLC., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram"). Information about the Instagram buttons and their appearance can be found here: http://blog.instagram.com/post/36222022872/introducing-instagram-badges.

When you call up a page on our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser creates a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter or Instagram. The content of the plug-ins will be transmitted by the associated provider directly to your browser and incorporated into the page. Through the incorporation of plug-ins, the provider will receive the information that your browser has called up on the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile or are not logged in. This information (including your IP address) will be sent by your browser directly to a server of the associated provider in the USA, and stored there. If you are logged in to one of the services, the provider can directly associate the visit to our website with your profile on Facebook, Google+, Twitter or Instagram. When interacting with plug-ins, for example the "Like"- the "+1" -, "Twitter" or "Instagram" buttons, the corresponding information will be sent directly to a server of the provider, and stored there. The information will also be published on the social networks, on your Twitter or Instagram account, and displayed to your contacts.

For information about the purpose and extent of the data collection, and the further processing and use of data by the provider, and your rights and data protection settings, please see the provider's data protection policy.

Data protection policy of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Data protection policy of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

Data protection policy of Twitter: https://twitter.com/privacy

Data protection policy of Instagram https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

If you do not want Google, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to display the data collected from the visit to our web page on your profile on the respective service, you must log out from the respective account, before visiting our website. You can block the plug-ins completely, using add-ons for your browser, for example with the "NoScript" script blocker (http://noscript.net/).

Use of Pinterest plugins

Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network Pinterest which is operated by Pinterest INC., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Pinterest”). The plugins are marked with a Pinterest logo. You can find an overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance here: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/    If you visit one of the pages on our website containing such a plugin, your browser will create a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The content of the plugin is transferred from Pinterest directly to your browser and incorporated into the page. This incorporation enables Pinterest to receive the information that your browser called up this web page even if you do not have a Pinterest profile or are logged into Pinterest. This information (including your IP address) is transferred from your browser directly to Pinterest in the US and stored there.

If you are logged into Pinterest, Pinterest is able to assign your visit of our website to your Pinterest profile. When interacting with Plugins, for example using the “Pin it” button or commenting, this information will also be transferred to a Pinterest server and stored there. The information will also possibly be published in your Pinterest profile and displayed to your Pinterest followers.

The purpose and scope of data collection and additional processing and use of data by Pinterest as well as the rights and setting options for privacy protection can be found in the privacy policy of Pinterest.

If you do not want want Pinterest to assign the data collected through your web visit on our pages, you will have to log out of Pinterest before visiting our website. You can prevent Pinterest plugins from loading by using add-ons for your browser, for example the script blocker “NoScript” (http://noscript.net/).

Youtube Video Plugins

This website contains third-party content. This content is made available by Google Inc. (“provider”).

Youtube is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“).

The extended data protection setting is activated for Youtube videos contained on our site. That means that no website visitor information is collected and saved by Youtube unless you actually play the video.

The purpose and scope of data collection and additional processing and use of data by the providers as well as the rights and setting options for privacy protection can be found in the privacy policy of Google.

Vimeo Video Plugins

This website contains third-party content. This content is made available by Vimeo LLC (“provider”).

Vimeo is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA („Vimeo“).

For Vimeo videos on our site, the Google Analytics tracking tool is automatically integrated. We have no influence on the analysis results and the tracking settings and have no way of accessing them either. In addition, web beacons are set for the website visitors via the embedded Vimeo videos.

In order to prevent the use of Google Analytics Tracking Cookies, you can adjust the respective setting in your browser software. However, we must inform you that you will not be able to use the full functionality of our website in such a case.

You may prevent the transfer of data created by cookies and your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as further processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the following browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de  As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click this link in order to prevent the use of Google Analytics for this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. Once you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.

The purpose and scope of data collection and additional processing and use of data by the providers as well as the rights and setting options for privacy protection can be found in the privacy policy of Vimeo.

Right of access and contact facility

You are entitled to access your personal information stored by us at no charge, including the right to correct, block or delete such data. Please use the contact details provided in our supplier identification should you have any queries concerning the collection, processing or exploitation of your personal data, or should you wish to access, correct, block or delete any data, or should you wish to withdraw any approval provided for or object any use of such data.