Data privacy

Data privacy statement

Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. We would therefore like to inform you about data privacy within our company. It goes without saying that we observe the applicable statutory provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG), and other data privacy provisions.

You can trust us with your personal data! It is encrypted by means of digital security systems and transferred to us. Our websites are protected through technical measures against damage, destruction, or unauthorised access.

Subject matter of data privacy

The subject matter of data privacy is personal data. According to § 3 (1) BDSG, these are individual details of a personal or factual nature for a specific or identifiable natural person. These include data such as name, postal address, e-mail address, or telephone number, as well as user data such as your IP address.

Scope of data collection and storage

In general, you are not required to enter personal data in order to use our website. However, we may require your personal data in order to provide our services. This applies to mailing informational material or ordered goods as well as responding to individual queries.

If you instruct us to provide a service or mail goods, we will only collect and store your personal data if it is required for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. It may also be necessary to forward your personal data to companies appointed by us to provide the service or process the contract. These may be transport companies or other service providers. If we perform any of the actions or provide any of the services listed below, we would like to collect and store your personal data, and we will ask for your explicit consent at the corresponding location on our website:

– Subscription to newsletter
– Participation in promotional games
– Credit check or age verification to facilitate the provision of our services or payment methods
– Personalisation of our website
– Other services and offers for which your explicit consent to collect data is necessary

Once the contract has been completed, your data will be blocked, and it will be deleted after the tax and commercial regulations have been satisfied, unless you have explicitly agreed to further use of the data.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your e-mail address, we will also use your e-mail address for the duration of the contract for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.

Data collection by Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and facilitate an analysis of the way you use the website. This includes information such as the operating system, browser, your IP address, previously called-up websites (referrer URL), and the date and time of your visit to our website. The information regarding your use of our website that is generated by this text file is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our website in order to compile reports on the website activity for the operator of the website and to provide other services related to the use of the website and Internet. As far as this is required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google, Google will also pass this information on to third parties. This use will be anonymous or pseudonymous. Further information can be obtained directly from Google at www.google.com/intl/de/privacypolicy.html

Google uses the DoubleClick DART cookie
Users can disable the use of the DART cookie by calling up the privacy policy of the Google ad and content network.

No personal data regarding the user is stored, only the Internet protocol address. This information allows you to be recognised automatically when you next visit our website and facilitates your navigation. Cookies enable us, for example, to adapt a website to your interests or store your password so that you do not have to enter it each time you visit.

Of course, you can also view our website without using cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. For further details on this functionality, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may restrict the functions offered by our website.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by means of a corresponding setting in your browser. To do this, you must disable the storage of cookies in your Internet browser. You will find further information in the user instructions of your Internet browser.

Collecting and storing usage data

To optimise our website, we collect and store data such as the date and time of the page request, the page from which you called up our website, and similar information. This takes place anonymously, without specifically identifying the user of the website. If necessary, user profiles are created using a pseudonym. There is no connection between the natural person behind the pseudonym and the usage data collected. We also use cookies to collect and store usage data. These are small text files that are saved on your computer and used to store statistical data such as operating system, your browser, IP address, the previously accessed website (referrer URL), and the time. We only collect this data for statistical purposes in order to further optimise our Internet presence and to make our Internet service more attractive. The collection and storage takes place exclusively in an anonymous or pseudonymous form and does not allow any conclusion to be drawn about you as a natural person.

Appropriate use of data

We observe the principle of an appropriate use of data, and we collect, process, and store your personal data only for the purposes for which you have communicated them to us. Your personal data is not transmitted to third parties without your explicit consent, insofar as this is not necessary for the provision of the service or execution of the contract. Transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive information also only takes place within the scope of legal disclosure requirements or if we are required by a court decision to disclose this information.

We also take our internal data privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are obliged by us to maintain confidentiality and comply with data privacy regulations.

Right of disclosure and withdrawal

At any time and without giving any reason, you can request at no cost any information about your personal data that is stored by us. You may at any time request that the data that has been collected by us is blocked, corrected, or deleted. You may also at any time and without giving any reason revoke the consent you have given us to collect and use the data. For this purpose, please contact the address provided in the Legal notice. We are available at any time for any further questions regarding our data privacy notice and the processing of your personal data.

Please note that data privacy policies and data privacy approaches, for example at Google, may be changed from time to time. It is therefore advisable and necessary to remain informed about changes to legal requirements and the practice of companies such as Google.

Data privacy statement for the use of Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, are integrated in our website. You can recognise the Facebook plugins from the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is created via the plugin. As a result, Facebook receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. Consequently, Facebook can assign your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that, as the provider of this website, we do not receive any information about the content of the transferred data nor about the use of this data by Facebook. Further information can be found in the data privacy statement of Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit to our website to your Facebook user account, log out of your Facebook account.