Thank you for visiting our website and being interested in our products. The protection of your personal data during your visit on our website is important to us. We are committed to protect your privacy and treat your data confidentially and in accordance with the data protection legislation on data protection, in particular the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and the German Teleservices Act (Telemediengesetz).
With this declaration, we would like to inform you which of your personal data are being collected while visiting our site and for what purposes your data are used.
1. Personal data
Personal data are information that can be used to find out personal or factual circumstances. Information with which we can make no (or only with disproportionate effort) relation to your person, e.g. by anonymization of the information are not personal data.
In General, you can browse our website without revealing your identity. However, during the visit of our website personal data can be obtained, which will be described in detail below.
When you visit and use our website and every time a file is retrieved, our web server stores specific log information to a file. Specifically, each data set stored in this way contains the following information:
- Domain name or IP address of the requesting computer
- Name of the retrieved file
- Date and time of access
- Type and version of browser used
- Operating system used
- Language used and the name of the Internet service provider
- Visitor's stored cookies for the requested domain
We analyze this data only for statistical purposes.
3. Scope of data collection and processing
On our website, personal information is only collected, if you provide it on a voluntary basis, e.g. your name or your e-mail address in the context of using our contact form or receiving our newsletter. Even though, providing your information is on a voluntary basis, we sometimes cannot provide the service you require without them.
At the respective positions you will find specific information about the mandatory information and such information which we do not necessarily need to provide our services.
However, in certain cases we are possibly legally obliged to disclose your personal data to third parties, such as the law enforcement agency in the case of a criminal act.
4. Contact / "Ask a Question" form
If you are using our contact form or the "Ask a question" function to contact us, you can voluntarily provide your contact details (name, e-mail address), so that we can contact you. The data you provide will be transferred unencrypted to us. We use this information confidentially and intended solely to contact you. A disclosure to third parties and/or a link to the log information stored on our web server does not occur.
You can register on our website to receive our newsletter. Therefore, you need to submit your email address so we can send newsletters to you. Afterwards, we will send an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided in which you will be asked to confirm it. Only after you have clicked on the confirmation link included in this email, you will receive our newsletters. We use your e-mail address only to send newsletters to you.
You can unsubscribe the newsletter at any time by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter or on the starting page of our website in the Newsletter subscription by entering your e-mail address and pressing the button "Unsubscribe" and "Submit".
Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to a web browser of the visitor, where it is stored and made available for later retrieval and allows analysis of your use of the website. We use so-called “session cookies” on different sides to make your visit to our website more attractive and to allow the use of certain functions. These will automatically be deleted after the end of your browser session.
We also use long term cookies that are primarily used to provide you, as a visitor on our website, permanently recurring settings. Cookies allow us, within the period of their validity, also an analysis of your usage patterns. This allows us to adapt our website to suit your individual needs.
In this context, we store your data without reference to individuals or creating user profiles.
7. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer, to help analyzing how users use the website. The generated information about your use of this website are usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. We point out that the IP- anonymization is activated on this website, meaning that Google shortens your IP address within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other with website and internet related services to the website operator. Your IP address undertaken as part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other data held by Google.
For more information, see this at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de or under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html
8. Using Social Plugins
This website uses "social plug-ins" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, the social network Google+, which are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 United States, the service Twitter, which are operated by Twitter Inc., Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA and the social network Pinterest, which are operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, United States.
The plug-ins are identifiable by the logo of the respective social network. The appearance of the different Facebook social plug-ins can be viewed here: http://developers.facebook.com/plugins.
Once you visit our site, your browser builds a direct connection to the servers of Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest via these social plug-ins. The content of the plug-ins gets transmitted from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest directly to your browser, which integrates these into the visited site. Therefore, we have no influence on the scope of the data collected in this way from Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest. According to our knowledge, it is the following information:
By integration of the social plug-ins, the operators of social networks obtain the information, that you have accessed the respective page of our website. If you are logged in at one of the social networks at the same time, the operator of the relevant social network can assign the appropriate invocations to your account. If you also interact with the social plug-ins, i.e. click on the "Like Button" or leave a comment, there is a transmission of corresponding information to the respective social network.
To our knowledge, the following data are transmitted in this case:
- IP address
- Browser version and operating system
- Previously visited page (referrer) if you followed a link
- Screen resolution
- Installed plug-ins such as Adobe ® Flash ® or
- Adobe ® Reader ®
- URL of the page on which the Facebook Like button is integrated
Even if you are not a member of one of these social networks, it is possible that these find out the IP address via the social plugin and save it if necessary. To gain details on the purpose and scope of data processing, survey and utilization by Facebook, Google, Twitter and Pinterest and your related rights and setting options, please refer to the privacy policies:
- For Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
- For Google+ at: http://www.google.com/intl/de_de/+/policy/+1button.html
- For Twitter at: www.twitter.com/privacy
- For Pinterest at: http://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
If you are a member of one of the mentioned social networks and do not want them to collect information about you and link them to your member data via our site, please log out from the respective social network before invoking our website.
You can also stop a data transfer. Please customize the security settings in your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari). To find out about how to set the correct settings, please refer to the "Help" in your browser.
In addition, there is the possibility to block social plug-ins, such as the Facebook plug-in, by using add-ons for your browser like the "Facebook Blocker" that can be downloaded here: http://webgraph.com/resources/facebookblocker/
9. Further information on our Facebook page (e.g. Fanpage Facebook App)
If you use our Facebook page, for example post on our Facebook wall, like us or write us messages via Facebook, we collect the personal data provided voluntarily by you. This we process only for the purpose for which you have provided it to us.
As part of your use of our Facebook presence, the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States, collects and processes your personal data provided voluntarily by you as well. We have no influence on the amount of data collected and processed by Facebook. For details on the purpose and scope of data collection, processing and use by Facebook, and your rights in this respect as well as settings options please refer to the specific privacy notices of Facebook:
10. Using the Google Maps API
On the bottom page "Where to buy" this website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps. Google Maps is a map service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. With the use of Google Maps information about the use of this website including your IP address can be transferred to Google in the U.S.
If you visit a site of our website that includes Google Maps, your browser will immediately connect to the servers of Google. The card's contents are provided by Google directly to your browser which embeds the latter into the website. Therefore, we have no influence on the scope of the data collected by Google in this way. According to our knowledge, these are at least the following data:
- The date and time of your visit to that site,
- Internet address or URL of the accessed website
- IP address.
We have no control in the further processing and use of data by Google and therefore cannot take any responsibility.
Purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Google as well as your rights in this respect and settings options for protecting your privacy please visit the privacy policies of Google: http://www.google.com/intl/de/privacy/privacy -policy.html.
11. Right to information and of withdrawal, correction and deletion
If it should happen, that despite our efforts to store correct and current data sets, inaccurate or incomplete personal data still occur in individual cases, we will rectify this immediately upon your request. As far as you should want us to delete your stored personal data, this request will be complied immediately, if a deletion does not preclude documentation or retention requirements.
12. Links to other websites
On our website, links to external sites are integrated which if necessary use cookie. Furthermore, personal data can be collected and processed. We have no control and cannot advise you before in advance. This privacy statement applies solely to our website. The websites linked from our website thereof are not included.
13. Data Security
We are always striving to take all technical and organizational possibilities in order to save your personal data inaccessible to third parties. If you, for example, contact us via e-mail or via our contact form, we cannot guarantee complete data security. For the transmission of confidential information, we encourage you to select only the post.
Your questions and concerns about privacy issues are always welcome. Please write to the following address. There you can find out which of your data is stored by us, get more information and make objection, deletion or correction requests submitted.
You can reach us at the following contact details:
Erkelenzer Strasse 4
Tel: +49 2433 964 230
Fax: +49 (0) 2433 964 2310