1) Collection, processing and use of personal information
You may use this website without us collecting any of your personal data, unless you actively provide your details for the purpose of entering or completing a contract, opening a customer account or establishing further contact. Without your express consent, these details will be used solely for the purposes stated above. After the completion of any of the aforementioned actions, your data will be stored to comply with the legal terms of German tax and company law and then permanently deleted.
No personal data will be required to use this website. Only the retail finder function will ask you to provide a search query (country, city) in order to generate its results. We will not use your query for evaluation purposes, and your data will be deleted once you end your browser session.
2) Transfer of personal information to third parties
In order to fulfil a contract, we may pass on any of your personal data collected by us to a delivery service of our choice if and as far as this is this necessary for shipping your wares.
Please note that any online data transfer (e.g. e-mail) may be susceptible breaches of security.
There is no 100% protection from third parties gaining access to your data.
This website uses so-called “Cookies”, which are used to make our site more effective, safer and user-friendly – for instance in order to accelerate navigation. Moreover, cookies enable us to track the frequency and navigation paths of our visitors. Cookies are small text files stored locally on your computer. We would like you to note that some of the cookies transferred from our server onto your computer are usually so-called “session cookies”, meaning they will be automatically deleted from your hard drive once your browser session ends. Other cookies will remain on your system and enable to recognise your computer on your next visit (i.e. permanent cookies). Provided your browser offers this function, you may decline any of our cookies at any time. Please note that not accepting our cookies may lead to limited access to or may prevent you from using certain functions of our site altogether.
4) Using Twitter plugins
Our website uses so-called Twitter widgets and/or Twitter buttons (henceforth “Twitter plugin”) of the social network twitter.com (henceforth „Twitter“). Twitter is an enterprise of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.
Every page of our website that contains such a Twitter plugin will lead to your browser loading and optically rendering said plugin from a Twitter server. By integrating a Twitter plugin, Twitter will receive Twitter log data and will place a cookie on your system to identify your browser. These log data contain, among other things and if applicable, your IP-address and location, type of browser and operating system, mobile/cell phone network, type of mobile device, applications-ID, pages you’ve last visited and search terms you’ve entered, and cookie information.
5) Web analytic tools
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, small text files stored on your computer, which enable other parties to analyse your visit to our page. Your user information gathered by the cookie will usually be transferred to and stored on one of Google’s servers in the USA.
We have activated IP-anonymisation. If you are accessing this website from a member state of the European Union (EU) / European Economic Area (EEA), your IP-address will be shortened by Google before being transmitted to any server outside the EU/EEA. Only under exceptional circumstances will your IP be sent to a US server and then shortened there.
We would like you to take note that this website uses Google Analytics and has activated the „_anonymizeIp()“ extension, which means your IP will be shortened before transfer, thus preventing you or anyone else from being directly identifiable.
6) Use of Facebook plugins
Our website uses so-called Facebook plugins of the social network facebook.com (henceforth „Facebook“). Facebook is an enterprise of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. A list of available plugins as well as their design may be viewed under the following address: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins
Every page of our website that contains such a plugin will lead to your browser loading and optically rendering said plugin from a Facebook server. By integrating a Facebook plugin, Facebook will receive the information that your browser has visited the respective page – even if you do not own a Facebook account. This information (including your IP-address) will be directly transmitted to and stores on one of Facebook’s servers in the USA.
If you own and are logged into a Facebook account when visiting our website, the plugin will inform Facebook which specific page of our site you are visiting. This information will then be stored, regardless of whether you make use of the plugin. If you use of the Facebook plugin, e.g. by clicking the ‘Like’ button, this information will be shared with and stored in your personal Facebook profile. To prevent Facebook from matching all the data it collects to your profile, you need to log out of Facebook before visiting our website. To prevent Facebook from collecting and transmitting your data via plugin, some browsers allow a special add-on, “Facebook Blocker”, to be installed: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/. Please do not disable this add-on for as long as you want to block Facebook’s plugins.
7) Use of Google’s +1 button
Our website uses the +1 button of the social network Google+ (henceforth „Google Plus“), an enterprise of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, 94043 USA, (henceforth „Google“).
Every page of our website that contains such a button will lead to your browser loading and optically rendering said button from a Google server. Google will be informed which specific of our website you are visiting. When rendering a +1 button, Google will log your browser history for a period of up to weeks for purposes of system maintenance and bug fixes. There will not be any further analyses of your visit to our site by a +1 button.
If you click the +1 button while logged into your Google+ (Google Plus) account, Google will collect the URL you’ve recommended, your IP-address, and other browser-specific data via the +1 button in order to save your +1-recommendation and make it publicly available on your profile. Your +1-recommendations may be used, together with your profile name and picture, in other Google services, such as web searches, your Google profile, ads, etc.
On our website we make use of social plug-ins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you open a page containing one of these plug-ins, your browser will establish a direct connection to Pinterest’s servers. In doing so, the plug-in transfers protocol data to Pinterest’s servers in the USA. This protocol data may contain your IP address, the addresses of websites you have visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of your browser, the date and time of your query, your use of Pinterest and cookies.
9) Customer rights and contact information
You have a right to free of charge disclosure of all information that has been stored on you as well as a right to correction, blocking or deletion of any of these records. If you have any further questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal information, please contact us. The same applies to wishes of disclosure, blocking, deletion or correction of your personal information as well as withdrawal of prior assent. Please use the contact information provided in our site notice.