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Data protection declaration
We attach maximum importance to protecting your data and safeguarding your privacy. Therefore, we provide information below regarding collection and use of personal data while using our website.
Anonymous data collection
You can visit our websites without having to provide any personal details. We do not save any personal data in this connection. In order to improve our offer, we evaluate only the statistical data, which does not allow any inference of your personal details.
Collection, processing and use of personal data
We collect personal data (particulars of personal or objective relationships of a particular or definable natural person) only within the scope provided by you. Your personal data is processed and used for completing and processing your order and also for processing your requests. After the contract is processed completely, all the personal data is first saved taking into account the retention periods under fiscal and commercial law and then deleted after the expiry of the deadline, if you have not approved of the further processing and use.
Use of the email address for sending the newsletters
Irrespective of the contract execution, we are using your email address exclusively for advertising purposes for sending the newsletter, provided that you have given your consent. Your consent declaration is given below: "Subscribe". You can use the corresponding link in the newsletter or send us a message to unsubscribe the newsletter anytime; the relevant contact details can be found in our Disclaimer. Your email address will then be deleted from the mailing list.
Forwarding personal data
Your data is not forwarded to third parties without your explicit consent. Only our service partners, which we require for handling the contractual relationship, are excluded from this. In these cases, we strictly adhere to the specifications of the Federal Data Protection Act. The scope of the data transfer is restricted to a minimum.
Our websites use so-called cookies at several places. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and which your browser saves. They help to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and reliable. In addition, cookies allow our systems to identify your browser and offer you services. Cookies do no contain any personal data. For the exhaustive list of cookies we collect see the list of cookies we collect section.
Using Google Adwords conversion tracking
We use the online advertising service "Google AdWords" and conversion tracking within the scope of Google AdWords. Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you click an advertisement run by Google, a cookie for the conversion tracking is saved on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and thus do not help in personal identification. If you visit specific webpages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we can identify that you have clicked on the advertisement and were forwarded to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Thus, there is no option that cookies can be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information that is obtained with the help of the conversion cookie helps to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers, who have decided on conversion tracking. Here, the customers find out about the total number of users who have clicked on their advertisement and were forwarded to a site provided with a conversion tracking tag. You however do not receive any information which can be used to identify users personally. If you do not wish to take part in the tracking, you can disagree to this use by not installing the cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser software (deactivation option). You are then not included in the conversion tracking statistics. For additional information as well as for the data protection declaration, please visit: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy/.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files, which are saved on your computer and which allow analysing the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in USA and saved there. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address is however abbreviated by Google in advance within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is transferred to a Google server in USA and abbreviated there only in exceptional cases. Google shall use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your website use, to compile reports about the website activities and to provide additional services associated with the website use and Internet use as against the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not consolidated with the other data by Google. You can prevent cookies from being saved through a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we would like to bring to your attention that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website entirely in this case. In addition, you can prevent the recording of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and based on your website use in Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available on the following link and installing it http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
Information, correction, blocking and deletion of data
At all times, you have the right to free information about your saved data as well as the right to correction, deletion and blocking of the same. Please contact us if required. You will find the contact details in our Legal Notice.
List of cookies we collect
The table below lists the cookies we collect and what information they store:
CART - The association with your shopping cart
CATEGORY_INFO - Stores the category info on the page, that allows to display pages more quickly
COMPARE - The items that you have in the compare products list
CURRENCY - Your preferred currency
CUSTOMER - An encrypted version of your customer id with the store
CUSTOMER_AUTH - An indicator if you are currently logged into the store
CUSTOMER_INFO - An encrypted version of the customer group you belong to
CUSTOMER_SEGMENT_IDS - Stores the customer segment ID
EXTERNAL_NO_CACHE - A flag, which indicates whether caching is disabled or not
FRONTEND - You sesssion ID on the server
GUEST-VIEW - Allows guests to edit their orders
LAST_CATEGORY - The last category you visited
LAST_PRODUCT - The most recent product you have viewed
NEWMESSAGE - Indicates whether a new message has been received
NO_CACHE - Indicates whether it is allowed to use cache
PERSISTENT_SHOPPING_CART - A link to information about your cart and viewing history if you have asked the site
POLL - The ID of any polls you have recently voted in
POLLN - Information on what polls you have voted on
RECENTLYCOMPARED - The items that you have recently compared
STF - Information on products you have emailed to friends
STORE - The store view or language you have selected
VIEWED_PRODUCT_IDS - The products that you have recently viewed
WISHLIST - An encrypted list of products added to your wishlist
WISHLIST_CNT - The number of items in your wishlist
Integration of Trusted Shops Trustbadge
This website contains the Trusted Shops Trustbagde for display reasons and collecting of ratings as well as for the offer of Trusted Shops products for consumers. This helps to protect our balance of interests for an optimum marketing of our product range. The Trustbadge and advertised services are products of the Trusted Shops GmbH, Subbelrather Str. 15C, 50823 Köln. With click on the Trustbadge the webserver automatically saves a so called server-logfile containing e.g. your IP-address, date and time of the retrieval, transferred data volume and the requesting provider (access data). These access data will not be analysed in any way and will be overwritten automatically seven days after your visit of this website. Further personal data is only transferred to Trusted Shops if you choose one of the offered Trusted Shops products after the check-out process of your order or if you already registered for their usage in which case the contractual agreement between you and Trusted Shops shall apply.