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Privacy Policy

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. Each time a web page is called, the web server merely automatically stores a so-called server log file, which contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the retrieval, the amount of data transferred and the requesting provider (access data) and documents the retrieval.

These access data are evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring a trouble-free operation of the site as well as the improvement of our offer. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. F GDPR the preservation of our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a correct presentation of our offer. All access data will be deleted no later than seven days after the end of your page visit.

Hosting services by a third party

As part of a processing on our behalf, a third party provider provides the services for hosting and displaying the website. This is to safeguard our legitimate interest in a correct representation of our offer. All data collected as part of the use of this website or in designated forms in the online shop as described below will be processed on its servers. Processing on other servers takes place only in the context explained here.

This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

2. Data collection and use for contract processing and opening a customer account

We collect personal information if you voluntarily provide it to us as part of your order, when contacting us (for example, by contact form or e-mail) or when opening a customer account. Obligatory fields are marked as such, since in these cases we need the data for contract execution, or to process your contact or opening the customer account and you cannot complete the order and / or opening the account without the information, or cannot send the contact. Which data are collected, can be seen from the respective input forms. We use the data communicated by you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR for contract handling and processing of your inquiries. After completion of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be restricted for further processing and deleted after expiry of the tax and commercial retention periods, unless you have expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data use, the is legally permitted and about which we inform you in this statement. The deletion of your customer account is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a designated function in the customer account.

3. Data transfer

For fulfillment of the contract pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR we pass on your data to the shipping company responsible for the delivery, as far as this is necessary for the delivery of ordered goods. Depending on which payment service provider you select in the order process, we will forward payment data collected to the credit institution commissioned with the payment and any payment service providers commissioned by us to process the payments or to the selected payment service. In part, the selected payment service providers also collect this data themselves, provided that you create an account there. In this case, you must log in to the payment service provider with your access data during the ordering process. In this respect, the privacy policy of the respective payment service provider applies.

With UPS we are using a shipping service provider based in a state outside the European Union. The transfer of personal data to this company takes place only in the context of the need to fulfill the contract.

4. E-mail newsletters and mail advertising

E-mail advertising with registration for the newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the data required or separately provided by you to regularly send you our e-mail newsletter based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. GDPR.

The unsubscription from the newsletter is possible at any time and can be done either by a message to the contact option described below or via a dedicated link in the newsletter. After unsubscribing we delete your e-mail address, as far as you have not expressly consented to a further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data use, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

E-mail advertising without registration for the newsletter and your right to object

If we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a good or service and you have not objected, we reserve the right, based on § 7 Abs. 3 UWG regularly offers for similar products, such as the already purchased to be sent by e-mail from our assortment. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominant in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a promotional approach by our customers.

You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below or through a dedicated link in the e-mail message, without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs.

Postal advertising and your right to object

In addition, we reserve the right to use your first and last name as well as your postal address for our own advertising purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products by letter. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominantly justified in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a promotional approach by our customers in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

The advertising mailings are provided as part of a processing on our behalf by a service provider, to which we pass on your data.

You can object to the storage and use of your data for these purposes at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below.

5. Data usage in payment processing

Credit check

If we are in advance, e.g. when buying on account, it is for the conclusion of the contract in accordance with Art. 22 para. 2 lit. a GDPR required to obtain identity and credit information from specialized service providers (credit reference agencies). For this purpose, we will transfer your personal data required for a credit check to the following company:

Creditreform Boniversum GmbH Hellersbergstrasse 11 41460 Neuss Germany

Appropriate measures to safeguard your rights, freedoms and legitimate interests will be taken into account. You have the opportunity to express your point of view and to challenge the decision by making contact with the contact options described below. After completion of the contract, your data processed for this purpose will be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to further data usage, which is permitted by law and which we inform you in this statement.

6. Integration of the Trusted Shops Trustbadge

To display our Trusted Shops quality seal and the collected reviews as well as the offer of the Trusted Shops products for buyers after an order, the Trusted Shops Trust Badge is included on this website.

This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in the optimal marketing of our offer pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. The Trustbadge and the services advertised are an offer of Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Cologne, Germany.

When the Trustbadge is called, the Web server automatically stores a so-called server log file, which can be used, for example. Your IP address, date and time of the retrieval, transferred amount of data and the requesting provider (access data) contains and documented the call. These access data will not be evaluated and automatically overwritten within seven days after the end of your page visit.

Other personal data will only be transferred to Trusted Shops, as far as you have consented to this, decide after the completion of an order for the use of Trusted Shops products or have already registered for use. In this case, the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops applies.

7. Cookies and web analytics

In order to make the visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in order to optimize the presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, ie after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). The duration of the storage can be found in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and individually decide on their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the Help menu of each browser, which explains how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browser under the following links:

Internet Explorer™: [https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies)

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=en_US

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

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

Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/en/cookies.html

For website analysis, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (www.google.com). This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in order to optimize the presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow you to analyze the use of the website, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymisation on this website, the IP address will be shortened prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will generally not be merged with other data provided by Google. After purpose and end of the use of Google Analytics by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

Google LLC is headquartered in the US and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. Under the agreement between the US and the European Commission, the latter has established an appropriate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can prevent the collection of the data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website from Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link to prevent the collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.

8. Social Media PlugIns

Using social plugins from Facebook, Google, Twitter using the "2-click solution"

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") from social networks. In order to increase the protection of your data when visiting our website, the plugins are integrated into the site by means of a so-called "2-click solution". This integration ensures that when you visit a page of our website that contains such plugins, no connection is established with the servers of the respective social network. Only when you activate the plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of the respective social network.

The content of the respective plugin is then transmitted directly to your browser by the associated provider and integrated into the page. By integrating the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a profile with the corresponding provider or are currently not logged in. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted by your browser directly to a server of the respective provider (possibly in the USA) and stored there. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "Like" or the "Share" button, the corresponding information is also transmitted directly to a server of the provider and stored there. The information will also be posted on the social network and displayed there to your contacts. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in the optimal marketing of our offer pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the provider as well as a contact option and your related rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the provider:

http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

https://twitter.com/privacy

http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html

Youtube Video Plugins

On this website content from third party providers are included. This content is provided by Google LLC ("Provider").

Youtube is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

For videos from Youtube that are included on our site, the advanced privacy setting is enabled. This means that no information is collected and stored on Youtube by website visitors, unless they are playing the video. The integration of the videos serves the preservation of our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in an optimal marketing of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

For information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by the providers, as well as their rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Google http://www.google.com/intl/en/+/policy/+1button.html.

9. Sending evaluation reminders by e-mail

If you give us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. If you have issued a GDPR, we will use your e-mail address as a reminder to submit an evaluation of your order via our rating system. This consent can be withdrawn at any time by a message to the contact option described below.

Valuation reminder by Trustpilot If you give us your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, we will transmit your e-mail address to Trustpilot A / S, Pilestræde 58, 5; 1112 Copenhagen; Denmark (https://uk.trustpilot.com/) to send you a feedback reminder via email. This consent can be withdrawn at any time by sending a message to the contact option described below or directly to Trustpilot A / S.

10. Contact and your rights

As an affected person, you have the following rights:

  • according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to demand information on the personal data processed by us in the scope specified therein;
  • in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR the right to demand without delay the correction of incorrect or complete personal data stored with us;
  • according to Art. 17 GDPR the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing
  • to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
  • to fulfill a legal obligation;
  • for reasons of public interest or
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims

is required;

  • according to Art. 18 GDPR the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data, as far as

  • the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;

  • the processing is illegal, but you reject its deletion;

  • we no longer need the data, but you need it for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or

  • You filed an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR

  • according to Art. 20 GDPR the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided us, in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request the transfer to another person responsible;

  • according to Art. 77 GDPR the right to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or work or our company headquarters.

For questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, information, correction, blocking or deletion of data and revocation of granted consent or objection to a particular use of data, please contact us directly via the contact details in our imprint.


Opposition

To the extent that we process personal data as explained above in order to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominant in the context of a weighing up of interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing is for the purpose of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. Insofar as the processing takes place for other purposes, you are only entitled to a right of objection if there are reasons that arise from your particular situation.

After exercising your right to object, we will not further process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing of the assertion, exercise or defense of Legal claims serves.

This does not apply if the processing is for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not process your personal data for this purpose.