Privacy Policy

The protection of your personal data acquired, processed and used with regards to your visit to our website is an important concern for us. Your data are protected according to legal regulations. The following contains information about which data are acquired during visit to the website and how they are used:

Every instance of access to our website and every instance of file request is recorded. That means that whenever a page, picture etc. is called up, an entry is automatically recorded in a so called log gile on our server. This occurs for internal, system-related and statistical reasons especially to register possible attacks by spam-bots or other malicious programs and to confront said attacks and pursue possible legal action. The following is recorded: name of the file requested, date and time of request, transferred data volume, alert regarding successful request, web browser and enquiring domain. In addition, the IP addresses of the computer making the request will also be logged.

Whilst visiting our webpages a temporary cookie is placed on your computer containing the so called PHP session ID. You can refuse this cookie via your browser settings. This cookie is not used for the creation of user profiles and is automatically deleted once you leave our webpages.

Other personal data is only required, if you disclose said information voluntarily as part of a process such as a questionnaire or user registration.

Use and forwarding of personal data

If you have made personal data available to us, we will only use said data to help answer your enquiries, to complete contracts closed with you and for technical administration. Your personal information is only forwarded or in anyway given to third parties if this is necessary in order to fulfil contracts, especially the case with the provision of order data to suppliers/delivery agents, or necessary for accounting purposes or your prior consent has been received. You reserve the right to revoke any consent provided at any time effective for the future. However, this does not exempt provision of information to government bodies (e.g. criminal justice authorities) in the event that German or European law requires such information transfers. The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke given consent to store said data, when knowledge thereof is no longer required for fulfilment of the original purpose or in the event that storage becomes impermissible on other legal grounds.

Security Advice: We try to store your personal data using all technical and organisational means so that it is not accessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee complete data security with respect to email communication. For this reason, we therefore recommend the use of conventional postal services when sending confidential information.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States . Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data

held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Integration of services and contents of third parties

Within the scope of this online offer, it may happen that contents of third parties, such as YouTube videos, maps of Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics of other websites are integrated. This always requires the providers of these contents (hereinafter referred to as « third-party suppliers ») to detect the IP address of the users. Without the IP address, they cannot send the contents to the browser of the respective user. Therefore, the IP address is required in order to be able to view these contents. We endeavour to use only such contents whose respective providers use the IP address only in order to provide the contents. However, we do not have any influence in the case that the third-party providers save the IP address e.g. for statistical purposes. If we are aware of such data storage, we inform the users about it.

Facebook

Our website uses social plugins (« plugins ») provided by the social network facebook.com, operated by Facebook Inc., Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94304, USA (« Facebook »). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white letter f on blue background or a thumb up icon) or the notice « Facebook Social Plugin ». For a full list of all social Plugins please see http://developers.facebook.com/plugins. When you visit a page of our website that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Facebook servers. Facebook directly transfers the plugin content to your browser which embeds the latter into the website, enabling Facebook to receive information about your having accessed the respective page of our website. Thus we have no influence on the data gathered by the plugin and inform you according to our state of knowledge: The embedded plugins provide Facebook with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, your visit can be assigned to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking « Like », or entering a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored by it. Even if you are not logged into Facebook, there is possibility that the plugins transmits your IP-address to Facebook. For the information on the purpose and scope of data collection and procession by Facebook, as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit Facebook’s privacy policy:http://www.facebook.com/policy.php. If you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to connect the data concerning your visit to our website with your member data already stored by Facebook, please log off Facebook before entering our website.