Data protection

Data protection declaration
Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your private sphere is very important to us. Below, we will provide you with comprehensive information as to how we handle your data.

Access data and hosting
You can visit our website without disclosing information relating to your person. Each time you access a website, the website only automatically saves a so-called server logfile, which contains as an example the name of the requesting file, your IP address, date and time of access, transferred data quantity and the requesting provider (access data) and which documents the access. This access data is only used for the purpose of ensuring a disruption-free operation of the site and in order to improve our service. This serves our justified interest in displaying our service correctly within the framework of an assessment of our benefit. All access data is deleted at the latest seven days following the end of your visit to our site.

Hosting services by a third-party provider
Within the framework of processing on our behalf, a third-party provider provides hosting services and assists with the display of the website. This serves our justified interest in displaying our service correctly within the framework of an assessment of our benefit. All data which is gathered within the course of the use of this website or in forms for this purpose in the online shop as described below is processed on its servers. Processing on other servers only takes place to the extent described here. This service provider is located in a country of the European Union or European Economic Area.
Data gathering and use in order to perform the contract and when opening a customer account We gather personal data if you voluntarily disclose this to us when making contact with us (for example via a contact form or by email). Obligatory fields are marked as such, as in such cases we require the data in order to process your query and without this information, we cannot send a response to you. We use the data provided by you in order to perform the contract and process your queries. Once the contract has been performed in full or your customer account has been deleted, your data will be used for further processing in a restricted manner and will be deleted following the expiry of the retention periods under tax and commercial law, unless you have expressly agreed to continued use of your data or if we reserve the right to use the data to an extent which goes beyond this when permitted by law and inform you of such in this declaration. The deletion of your customer account is possible at all times and can take place by means of a message to our contact address (see legal notice).

Cookies and web analysis
In order to make your visit to our website a pleasant experience and in order to enable the use of certain functions, to provide notification of suitable products and for the purpose of market research, we use so-called cookies on various pages. This serves our justified interest in displaying our service correctly within the framework of an assessment of our benefit. Cookies are small text files which are automatically saved on your end device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted at the end of the browser session, ie once you have closed your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recognise your browser once again next time you visit (permanent cookies). You can find information concerning the duration of the saving of the cookies in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of the setting of cookies and can decide whether to accept these individually or to exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally. Each browser administers the cookie settings differently. This is described in the help menu of each browser. This explains how you can alter your cookie settings. This information can be found via the following links for the different browsers:
- Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
- Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE
- Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647
- Firefox™: https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen
- Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html
When rejecting cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for the purpose of web analysis
For the purpose of website analysis, this website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis of Google LLC (www.google.de). This serves our justified interest in displaying our service correctly within the framework of an assessment of our benefit. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable an analysis of your use of the website, such as cookies for example. The information concerning your use of this website which is gathered automatically is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Should you carry out an activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will however be shortened first within member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The anonymised IP address which is transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not generally be combined with other data by Google. Google LLC maintains its principal place of business in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. Under this treaty between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has determined a reasonable level of data protection for companies which are certified under the Privacy Shield.
You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: 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 recording by Google Analytics on this website in the future. In such a case, an opt out cookie will be stored on your end device. Should you delete your cookies, you must click on the link once again.

Contact options and your rights
You have the right to free-of-charge information concerning the data saved in relation to your person, and, if applicable, the right to correction, restriction of processing, data transferability or deletion of this data. In case of queries concerning the gathering, processing or use of your personal data, should you require information relating to or the correction, blocking or deletion of data, should you wish to revoke consent which has been issued or should you wish to object to certain forms of data processing, please get in touch with us directly via the contact data in our legal notice. You also have the right to complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority.

Right of objection
Should we process personal data as explained above in order to maintain our justified interest in the course of an assessment of our benefit, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. Should the processing take place for direct marketing purposes, you can exercise this right at any time as described above. Should the processing take place for other purposes, you only have a right of objection in case of reasons connected to your specific situation.
Once you have exercised your right of objection, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes, unless we can prove mandatory protectable reasons for the processing which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or should the purpose of the processing be the claiming, assertion or defence of legal claims. This does not apply if the processing takes place for direct marketing purposes. In such a case, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.