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Privacy and Data Protection

We appreciate your visit to our website and thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our web pages. Protecting your privacy when using our web pages is important to us. Therefore, please take note of the following information:

1) Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

Basically, you may visit our website without us collecting any personal data from you. Personal data is only collected if you voluntarily disclose such data for the purpose of concluding a contract or opening a customer account. Without your explicit consent, this data is merely used for contract performance and processing your inquiries. Upon complete fulfillment of the contract and complete payment of the purchase price your data will be stored with care for tax and commercial law retention periods, to be deleted upon expiry of these periods.

Furthermore, personal data is collected, if you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. We use this data for our own advertising purposes in terms of our e-mail newsletter provided you have explicitly consented to it.

You may unsubscribe from our Newsletter at any time using the respective link in the Newsletter or by sending us a message. Your e-mail address will be deleted immediately after unsubscribing.

2) Transfer of Personal Data

For the purpose of contract fulfillment, personal data collected by us is transferred to the transport company commissioned with the delivery, provided this is required for delivering the goods.

3) Cookies

Among other things this website uses so-called ”cookies” serving to make our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure – for instance to accelerate navigation on our platform. Furthermore, cookies allow us to measure the frequency of website visits as well as general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer system. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred from our server to your computer system, mostly so-called ”session cookies”. ”Session cookies” are characterized by being automatically deleted from your hard drive upon the end of the browser session. Other cookies remain on your computer system and allow us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may certainly decline these cookies at any time provided your browser permits this. Please note that once your browser is set to decline cookies (from our website) certain features of this website may not be available or restricted.

4) Use of Piwik

Data for marketing and optimizing purposes are collected and stored on this website by using the Piwik software for web analysis service ((www.piwik.org). Usage profiles are created from these data under a pseudonym. In this context, cookies are used. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. Cookies allow the recognition of the web browser. The data collected with the help of Piwik-technology (including your anonymized ip-address) will be transferred to our server and stored for traffic analysis purposes serving our website improvement. Information regarding the anonymous usage profile generated by cookies are not used to identify visitors to this website and will not be merged with the personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym. You can prevent the use of cookies and other tracking techniques by appropriately adjusting your browser software. Please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. If you do not agree with the storing and analyzing of the data generated by your visit, you may object to the storage and use of your data per mouse click. In this case, a so-called ”opt-out cookie” is placed on your browser preventing Piwick from collecting session data. Please note that the complete deletion of cookies will also cause the deletion of opt-out cookies you may need to renew.

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5) Use of Facebook Plugins

We have incorporated so-called plugins of the social network facebook.com (hereinafter ”Facebook”) into our website. Facebook is a company of the Facebook Inc., California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States. A list and the appearance of these Facebook plugins may be viewed at the following Internet address: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins

During each visit of a webpage of our online presence that is equipped with such a plugin, the plugin causes the browser used by you to download the visual presentation of the plugin from the Facebook server and to display it. By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that your browser has visited the respective webpage of our website even if you do not have a Facebook user account or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a server from Facebook in the United States and stored there.

If you are a member of Facebook, and while visiting our website are logged into Facebook, Facebook due to information sent by the plugin recognizes which particular webpage of our website you are currently visiting and assigns this to your personal Facebook user account regardless of whether you activate one of the plugins. Should you then activate one of the plugins, for example by clicking the ”I like” button or by submitting a comment, this will be sent to your personal user account with Facebook and stored there. To prevent Facebook from assigning collected data to your user account on Facebook, you have to log out from Facebook before visiting our website. To block Facebook plugins from collecting and transferring your visitor data in the future you may obtain a Browser Add On by ”Facebook Blocker” for several Internet browsers at the following link; please do not delete the Browser Add On for as long as you wish to block Facebook plugins: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/

At the following Internet address you can find Facebook’s privacy policy with further information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, your relevant rights as well as on settings for the protection of your privacy:
http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

6) Information on Customer Rights and Contacts

You are entitled to obtain information on your saved data free of charge and to correct, block or delete this data where applicable. Please contact us with any further inquiries about the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same shall apply for obtaining information, your requests to block, delete or correct your personal data as well as for withdrawals of granted consents. You can find our contact address in our legal notice.