We are pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in our company and our products. We take the protection of your private data seriously and we want you to feel secure when visiting our websites. It is important to us to protect your privacy when processing personal data. This is reflected in our business processes.
We process personal data that is collected during your visit to our website in accordance with the data protection laws of the country in which the responsible data processing office is located. Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers which are not covered by this privacy statement.
Collection and processing of personal data
When you visit our website, among others, our web servers save by default information on the use of your browser and operating system, the website from which you came and which pages you visit on our website, and the date and time of your visit. For safety reasons, e.g. to detect attacks on our web site, we might also save the IP address assigned to you by your internet provider for a limited period of time.
Except for the IP address, personal data is only stored if provided by you voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, a survey, sweepstakes, a request for information or to arrange a contract.
Use of personal data and appropriation
We use your personal data for purposes of technical administration of the website, for customer and prospect management, for surveys and company information, as well as for marketing only to the necessary extent.
We would like to inform you in the best way possible and therefore we would also like to use your data to inform you about our products and services and if applicable to ask you questions about these. Of course, the participation in such campaigns is voluntary. If you no longer want us to use this data, please inform us at any time so that we can block your data for the future.
On our website, newsletters can optionally be subscribed to. The data provided during the newsletter subscription are only used for sending the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time through the provided unsubscribe option.
Dissemination of personal data
Transfers of personal data to government institutions and authorities only occur within the framework of mandatory national legislation. Our employees, agencies and retailers are obliged by us to respect confidentiality.
Dissemination, sale or other transmission of your personal data to third parties does not take place, unless this is required as part of our business purpose, to fulfill a contract or you have explicitly consented to. Thus, it may for example be necessary when you order products or services, that we provide your address and order data to our contractual partners or as part of the commissioning to specific service providers, who assist us in our activities.
During implementation the contract through our online shop, you agree that we will transmit your personal information to service providers to process the payment transactions via credit card, direct debit or other payment options. You further agree, that these service providers will process, store and provide your personal data to the for the settlement of the transaction necessary institutions, especially to the participating financial institutions, banks, credit card companies and that further processing of personal data carried out by these bodies.
We use the below mentioned special technologies and collect, process and use additional data if applicable. Special technologies are used in order to optimally use our services as intended. They are also used to identify trends, to analyze and to further develop our performance, products, services and communication innovatively. We aim to improve the use of our offerings for our customers and other users constantly. Furthermore, we apply these special technologies to ensure the security of our services and to prevent abuse.
Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website and saved by your browser. They serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Wherever possible, we use so-called session cookies that are automatically deleted after your visit. You can disable cookies. For details, please refer to the instructions of your browser. Without cookies you only have limited access to our website.
We use so-called social plugins (hereinafter buttons) of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Xing. During your visit to our website a direct connection to the server of the respective social network may be established. The content of the button is then transferred from the social networks directly to your browser and integrated into the website.
Hereby, the respective social network can already collect data, regardless of whether you interact with the button. If you are logged in to a social network, it can assign your visit to this site to your user account. If you are a member of a social network and do not want it to link the data collected during your visit to our website with your stored member data, you need to log out from the respective social network before visiting our website.
We have no influence on the extend of data that is collected by the social networks with their buttons. For the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of data by the respective social networks as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy please refer to the privacy policies of the respective social networks.
Analysis of usage data
We want to continuously update and improve our offerings and our online services. Therefore, we apply the following technologies to detect the preferences of visitors as well as particularly popular areas of our website. This enables us to tailor the contents of our web pages to your needs and - if necessary - eliminate flaws quicker.
eTracker: This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect data on visitor behavior. The data is collected anonymously for use in marketing and optimization. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be used to aggregate a usage profile. Cookies may be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the visitor’s local browser cache. It is possible to use these cookies to recognize a visitor’s browser. The data collected by the etracker technology will not be used to determine the personal identity of a website visitor, and will not be compiled with personal data relating to the person referred to by the pseudonym, unless agreed to separately by the person concerned. The collection and storage of data may be revoked at any time with respect to future services, http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb&languageId=2.
We use technical and organizational security measures to protect your data managed by us against manipulation, loss, destruction and against access by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
Right to information
Upon written request we will inform you as soon as possible, in accordance with the applicable law whether and what of your personal data is stored by us. As a registered user, we also offer you the option to review your data yourself and to delete or change it if necessary. If, despite our efforts to maintain data accuracy and timeliness, incorrect information were stored, we will correct those upon your written request.
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer, who is also responsible for information requests, suggestions and complaints. The more detailed you formulate your request, the better we can reply to your question.
Responsible party in accordance with § 3 para. 7 BDSG
Bonner Str. 498
D 50968 Köln
Telefon +49 (221) 347 0