We place great importance on personal data protection and take the subject very seriously. Therefore, we would like to provide you with all details on the collection of data on our website and the purposes, for which it is processed and used.
1. Collection, processing and use of personal data
You can visit our website without providing any personal details. We only collect general access data unrelated to any personal information, such as the name of your internet service provider, the last page you visited and the name of the file requested along with the date of request.
The above information will only be analysed in order to improve our services and does not allow any access to information about you. Personal data will only be collected if you willingly share it while visiting our website. We always abide by the relevant laws and regulations, particularly the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, “BDSG”) as well as the Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, “TMG”).
Your data will be processed or used for the purposes of market research or promotion only if you explicitly consented to this use. Your data can be forwarded to third parties only in case your declaration of consent included such a provision. Otherwise, no data shall be handed over to any third party.
2. Providing personal data to third parties
When you order a product or a service on our website, your personal data shall only be used to the extent necessary to perform the service or otherwise fulfil the contract.
For this purpose, your data may be forwarded to transportation companies, subsidiaries and credit institutions as well as other parties assisting us to perform our services and fulfil the contract.
We may send your payment information to our principal bank in order to arrange the payment. The data are also accessible to our subsidiaries. Your data shall not be forwarded to any other third parties and will not be used for promotion purposes.
Your data will be blocked upon performing the contractual obligations and full payment of the price. The data will be deleted after the mandatory legal and tax related time periods expire.
We use the so-called “Cookies” for some our pages in order to make our services more attractive and also to enable the use of additional functions. Cookies are small pieces of data, which are transferred to your computer when you visit the particular page. Most of the cookies we use will be automatically erased from your system once you end your browsing session (“Session Cookies”). The so called “long lasting Cookies” will remain on your computer and will make it possible for us to identify you when you visit our site again. No partner companies we might work with will be allowed to collect, process or use any personal information from our site by means of cookies.
You can also block the saving of cookies to your computer in your browser’s options menu. This could lead to a reduced functionality of our site though. You can find more information on cookies in the “help” section of your browser.
4. Google Analytics
Your IP address will be processed by Google only in a shortened form within the member states of the European Union or in other member states of the European Economic Area, if the IPAnonymization is activated on this website.
The full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will then use this information on behalf of this website’s operator to evaluate the use of the website in order to make a report for the website operators. The information will also be used for other website related services. Google will not link your IP address to any other information available to Google.
You can block the saving of cookies in your browser’s options menu; this could lead to a reduced functionality of our site though.
You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de
5. Social Media and Plugins
You will find links to the social networks Facebook and Twitter on our website. The following information shall apply with regard to data protection:
We use links to the external social network Facebook. This service is exclusively offered by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook). The links on our website are recognisable by the Facebook logo or by the “Like” icon.
Clicking the links will activate the Facebook plugins and your browser will automatically redirect to Facebook.
Once you open the links and sign into your Facebook account while using our website, the information of your visit will be sent to Facebook, which can then relate this information to your account. The information will be saved on Facebook’s servers. You can prevent this by signing out of your Facebook account before you click the links.
The links‘ functionalities, particularly the transfer of user information to Facebook will not be activated by merely visiting our website, but only by clicking the links.
Please read Facebook’s privacy protection statement http://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.php for more information about the purposes and scale of data collection by Facebook as well your options of changing your privacy settings.
We use links to the external social network Twitter. This service is exclusively offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (Twitter). The links on our website are recognisable by the Twitter logo or by the so called “tweet” button.
Clicking the links will activate the Twitter plugins and your browser will automatically redirect to Twitter.
Once you open the links and sign into your Twitter account while using our website, the information of your visit will be sent to Twitter, which can then relate this information to your account.
The information will be saved on Twitter’s servers. You can prevent this by signing out of your Twitter account before you click the links.
The links’ functionalities, particularly the transfer of user information to Twitter will not be activated by merely visiting our website, but only by clicking the links.
Please read Twitter’s privacy protection statement http://twitter.com/about/resources/tweetbutton for more information about the purposes and scale of data collection by Twitter as well your options of changing your privacy settings.
6. Data security
We back up our website and other systems against the loss, damage, unauthorized access, alteration and/or distribution of your data by taking the necessary technical and organisational measures. However, despite our efforts and regular monitoring, full protection cannot be guaranteed.
7. Right to information
You have a right to information about your saved data and, depending on the circumstances, a right to correction, blocking or deleting of data.
8. Right to withdrawal of consent
You can withdraw your consent at any time with future effect
9. Your contact
Please contact Mr Ryan Laird at firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions and concerns regarding the collecting, processing and use of personal data as well as issues related to the correction, blocking or deleting of data.