We are delighted about you being interested in our website. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Below, we inform you in detail about how we store and use your data.
Storage of Access Data in Server Log Files
You can visit our website without providing details about yourself. We only save access data in so-called server log files, for example the name of the requested files, date and time of access, the amount of data transferred and the provider from which the request originates. This data is only used for securing a properly functioning website and for improving our services; no inference to you can be made.
Collection and Usage of Data for Contract Fulfillment and When Opening a Customer Account
We will collect your personal data when you place an order, contact us (via contact form or email) or when you open a customer account. The respective entry forms show which data is collected. We use the data transmitted by you for fulfilling your orders and processing your requests. After the contract is fulfilled or after your customer account is deleted, your data will be blocked for further usage and will be deleted after the mandatory storage periods specified in tax and commercial legislation, unless you have explicitly given consent to further use of your data. We also reserve the right to use your data further if it is permitted by law (further information below). You can delete your account any time, either by sending a message to the contact specified below or in your customer account settings.
Use of Data for Fulfilling Contracts
In order to fulfill a contract, your data is transferred to the shipping company commissioned with the delivery where necessary. For processing payments, we transfer the data necessary to the financial institution responsible for the payment or, if necessary, to a payment provider commissioned by you or by us.
Use of Data When Subscribing to Our Mailing List
If you subscribe to our mailing list, we will use the necessary data or the data supplied by you explicitly for this purpose. You can unsubscribe from our regularly appearing newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the contact specified below or by clicking the link in the newsletter.
Use of Data for Email Ads Without a Subscription to Our Mailing List and Your Right of Objection
If we have received your email address during the sale of a product or service and if you have not objected to this, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers for products in our portfolio that are similar to those which you have purchased. You can object to this use of your email address by sending a message to the contact specified below or by clicking the link in the marketing emails.
Use of Data for Postal Advertising and Your Right of Objection
Moreover, we reserve the right to store your first and last name, postal address and – if we have received this information within the contracting relationship – your title, academic degree, year of birth, profession and industry or business name in consolidated lists which are used for our own advertising purposes. These purposes include sending you interesting offers and information about our products by post. You can object to this storage and use of your data at any time by sending a message to the contact specified below.
Credit Assessment and Scoring When Paying via Klarna
If you choose to use Klarna as a payment provider and use their services Klarna Rechnung and Klarna Ratenkauf, you have consented to us collecting and transferring to Klarna the following personal data that is necessary for processing your purchase on account and for an identity and credit check: first and last name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, phone number and furthermore the data related to your order and necessary for processing your purchase on account: number of products ordered, article number(s), invoice amount and taxes expressed as a percentage.
This data is transferred so that Klarna can process your order and the invoicing method of your choice, create an invoice and perform an identity and credit check. According to the Federal Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz“), Klarna has a legitimate interest in the transfer of the purchaser’s personal data and needs them in order to request an identity and credit check from these German credit agencies:
- Schufa Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65203 Wiesbaden
- Bürgel Wirtschaftsinformationen GmbH & Co. KG, Postfach 5001 66, 22701 Hamburg
- Creditreform Bremen Seddig KG, Contrescarpe 17, 28203 Bremen
- infoscore Consumer Data GmbH, Rheinstraße 99, 76532 Baden-Baden
In order to make a decision on the establishment, execution or termination of the contractual relationship, Klarna collects and uses, apart from an address check, information concerning the past payment history of the purchaser as well as probability figures for predicting this behavior in the future. This score is calculated by Klarna on the basis of a scientifically recognized mathematical and statistical process. For this process, Klarna will use your data, including your address. Should the criteria necessary to establish your worthiness of credit not be met, Klarna will inform you immediately.
Revoking Your Consent to the Use of Personal Data With Klarna
(1) You can revoke your consent to the use of personal data through Klarna at any time. If necessary, Klarna remains entitled to process, use and transfer your personal data if it is required to fulfill the payment hrough Klarna’s services according to the contract or if it is required by law, requested by a court or a governing authority.
(2) Of course, you can obtain information about the personal data stored by Klarna at any time. This right is warranted by the Federal Data Protection Act (“Bundesdatenschutzgesetz“). Should you as a customer wish to do this or want to inform Klarna about changes in your personal data, you can contact Datenschutz@klarna.de.
In order to make visiting our website attractive and to make using certain features possible, we use so-called cookies on different parts of our site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted after the browser session (i.e. if you close your browser; so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your device and make it possible for us to recognize your browser upon your next visit (persistent cookies). You can configure your browser so as to be informed about the placement of cookies, to decide to accept these on a case-by-case basis or to completely exclude all incoming cookies. If you do not accept cookies, our website’s functionality can be limited.
Use of Google Analytics for Web Analysis
Moreover, you can prevent Google from recording and processing the data referring to your use of the website created by the cookie (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the following browser plugin: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
As an alternative, you can click this link in order to prevent the recording of data by Google Analytics on this website. An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. Should you delete your cookies, you will have to click the link again.
Use of Social Plugins by Facebook, Google+, Twitter Using the “Two-Click Solution“
Our website uses so-called social plugins (“plugins“) provided by the social networks Facebook and Google+ as well as the micro blogging service Twitter. These services are provided by the companies Facebook Inc., Google Inc. and Twitter Inc. (“providers“).
Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). An overview of Facebook’s plugins and their appearance can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
Google+ is operated by Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). An overview of Google’s plugins 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. An overview of Twitter’s buttons and their appearance can be found here: https://twitter.com/about/resources/buttons
In order to protect your data when you visit our website, these plugins are embedded in our website with a so-called “two-click solution“. Embedding the plugins this way makes sure that when you access a part of our website that contains such plugins, no connection to the servers of Facebook, Google or Twitter is established.
Only after you activate the plugins and thereby express your consent to transmitting your data, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Google, Facebook or twitter. The provider then directly transfers the respective plugin’s content to your browser and embeds it into the website. By embedding the plugins, the providers receive the information that your browser has accessed to respective part of our website, even if you do not have a registered profile or an active login with the provider.
Your browser directly transmits this information (including your IP address) to a server located in the USA and belonging to the provider and stores it there. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the “Like“, the “+1“ or the “Tweet“ button, the corresponding information is transmitted to and stored on a server belonging to the provider. Moreover, the information will be published in the social networks or on your Twitter profile and shown to your contacts there.
For more information on the purpose and extent of collecting your data, the way it is processed and further used and your rights in this regard as well as your options setting up the protection of your personal privacy, please refer to the providers’ privacy policies.
Right of Access to Personal Data and Our Contact Data
You have the right to request information about your stored data at any time and free of charge as well as the right to request a correction, blocking or deletion of this data. If you have questions concerning how your personal data is collected, processed or used or if you request information about or a correction, blocking or deletion of your data, if your wish to revoke a granted approval or if you wish to object against a certain kind of data use, please refer to our contact details stated in our legal information.