Privacy Policy

Please note that this Privacy Policy is a translation of our German Privacy Policy (see “Datenschutz”) that we provide as a courtesy to our English-speaking clients and visitors. The business location of this website and domain owner is Germany, and this website is governed by the laws of Germany.

Privacy

Protecting your privacy is important to us. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with German privacy laws and this privacy policy.

Generally, you can use this website without entering personal data. Should our site collect personal data (e.g. name, address, or email address), this will be done on a voluntary basis wherever possible. No data will be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

The provider of this website expressly points out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) may be subject to security gaps and can not be completely protected against access by third parties.

Cookies

This website uses so-called “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that are downloaded by your web browser and stored on your computer or mobile device. Their purpose is to provide user-friendly, effective and safe services to our users. Cookies cannot harm your computer or device and do not contain viruses.

Most cookies that we use are so called “session cookies.” They are deleted automatically when you leave our website. Other cookies are stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser with your next visit.

In your browser settings, you can choose to be informed when cookies are stored, allow cookies only under certain circumstances, block cookies under certain circumstances or generally, or activate the automatic removal of cookies when closing your browser. If you disable cookies, you might not be able to use all features of this website.

Server Log Files

The provider of this website automatically collects and stores data in so-called “server log files,” which your browser transmits to us automatically. This data contains:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name
  • Time of server access

This is not personally indentifiable information, and this information is not connected with any other data sources. We reserve the right to verify this data in case of concrete indication of illegal use.

Contact Form

If you submit an inquiry via the contact form, your data from this form, including your contact information, is stored for the purpose of handling your inquiry and answering potential questions that may arise subsequently. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your consent.

Newsletter Data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on this website, we need your email address and information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of this email address and agree to receive the newsletter. No other data is collected. This data is used for the sole purpose of sending you the requested information and not disclosed to third parties.

You may withdraw your consent to the collection and storing of your data, your email address and their use for sending you the newsletter at any time, for example by using the respective link in the footer of the newsletter.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is usually transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there.

If IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the website provider and providing other website activity and Internet-related services for the provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by your individual browser settings, but we point out that in this case you might not be able to use all features of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting data generated by cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Privacy Statement for the Use of Facebook Plugins (Like Button)

Our website contains plugins of the social network Facebook, provided by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our website, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thus receives the information that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our website to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to connect the visit of our website with your account. We point out that we as providers of the website have no knowledge of the transmitted data or of their use through Facebook. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

If you do not wish that Facebook can associate your visits to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Twitter

Our website has integrated functions of the Twitter service. These functions are offered by Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Through the use of Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the web pages you visit are associated with your Twitter account, making this information visible for other users. This includes the transfer of data to Twitter. We point out that we as providers of this website have no knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data and their use through Twitter. For more information, please see the privacy statement of Twitter at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your Twitter privacy settings in your account settings under http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google +1

This website uses Google +1 functions provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and distribution of information With the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. With the Google +1 button you and other users will receive personalized content from Google and its partners. Google will store both the information that you have given +1 for certain content as well as information about the page you viewed when clicking +1. Your +1 choices can be displayed as notes together with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile that must contain at least the name chosen for that profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also substitute any other name that you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be viewed by users who know your e-mail address or other information identifying you.

Use of the information collected: In addition to the above mentioned purposes of use, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics about users’ +1 activities or transmit them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Instagram

This website uses functions of the Instagram service provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you click on the Instagram button while you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website to your Instagram profile. This allows Instagram to connect the visit of our website with your account. We point out that we as providers of the website have no knowledge of the transmitted data or of their use through Instagram.

For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of Instagram at: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Privacy Statement for the Use of LinkedIn

This website uses functions of the LinkedIn service provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you visit pages on our website that contain LinkedIn functions, a connection with LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn thus receives the information that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend” button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can connect your visit of our website with your LinkedIn account. We point out that we as providers of the website have no knowledge of the transmitted data or of their use through LinkedIn.

For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Pinterest

This website uses uses social plugins of the social network Pinterest provided by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA. When you visit a page on our website that contains any of these plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Pinterest servers, and the plugin transfers protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. These protocol data may contain your IP address, the address of websites you have visited that also contain Pinterest functions, your browser type and settings, date and time of access, information on how you use Pinterest as well as cookies.

For more information on the purpose, scope, processing, and use of your data by Pinterest as well as your rights and privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Tumblr

This website uses buttons of the Tumblr service provided by Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. These buttons allow you to share a post or a page on Tumblr or follow the provider on Tumblr. When you visit a page on our website that contains a Tumblr button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Tumblr servers. We have no influence on the scope of data collected and transmitted by Tumblr with this plugin. According to the latest information available, the user’s IP address and the URL of the respective website are transferred.

For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of Tumblr at: https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Adsense

This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and allow the analysis of the use of the website. Google AdSense also uses so-called “web beacons” (invisible images). Through these web beacons, information such as user traffic on this website can be analyzed. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and delivery of advertising formats are transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. This information can be transferred by Google to contractors of Google. However, Google will not associate your IP address with other of your data stored.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, but we point out that in this case you might not be able to use all features of this website. By using this site you agree to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purpose described above.

Privacy Statement for the Use of Google Analytics Remarketing

This website uses Google retargeting technologies provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

This allows Google to target users of our website with personalized, interest-based advertisements. These advertisements are displayed according to a cookie-based analysis of the user’s previous use of websites. According to our knowledge, no personal data is stored. A cookie is stored in order to collect anonymous data about the user’s interest and individually provide advertising based on this information. These cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device.

You may permanently opt out of Google’s use of cookies for retargeting purposes by deactivating interest-based advertising through Google here: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/

For more information and Google’s privacy policy, please refer to: http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads/

Privacy Statement for the Use of the Amazon Associates Program

The provider of this website is a participant in the Amazon EU Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.de. The provider of this website is also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Amazon uses cookies in order to locate the source of orders placed and to track it back to a click on the associate link on the provider’s website. For more information about the use of data by Amazon, please refer to the privacy policy of Amazon at: http://www.amazon.de/gp/switch-language/help/customer/display.html/ref=cs_switchlang?ie=UTF8&language=en_GB&nodeId=3312401

Registration on this Website

You may register on this website in order to use additional functionalities of this site. We will use the data you enter solely for providing the services for which you have registered.

For important changes, such as changes concerning the scope of our services or technically required changes, we will use the email address you used for your registration in order to inform you.

Processing of Data (Customer and Contract Data)

We collect, process and utilize personal data solely insofar as they are required for the establishment, subject matter or modification of the legal relationship (user-related data). Personal data concerning the use of our websites (usage data) are solely collected, processed and utilized as far as necessary to enable the user to access our services or to settle accounts.

Transfer of Data for Contracts with Online Shops, Vendors, and Shipping Providers

We transfer personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the implementation of the contract, for example to companies entrusted with the delivery of products or to the payment provider or financial institution that processes the payment. Any further transfer of data will not occur unless you have expressly consented to the transfer. A transfer of your data to third parties without your explicit consent, for example for advertising purposes, will not take place.

Transfer of Data for Contracts Regarding Services and Digital Contents

We transfer personal data to third parties only if this is necessary in the context of the implementation of the contract, for example to the payment provider or financial institution that processes the payment.

Any further transfer of data will not occur unless you have expressly consented to the transfer. A transfer of your data to third parties without your explicit consent, for example for advertising purposes, will not take place.

Information About or Deletion or Blocking of Personal Data

You are entitled to request information on your personal data collected by us, its origin, recipient and purpose of processing, at any time and free of charge, or to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data. For this purpose or any other questions regarding your personal data, you can contact us at the address given in our Legal Notice at any time.

Note About the Commercial Use of Contact Information From This Website

It is strictly forbidden for third parties to use the contact information published within the obligatory legal notice for purposes of disseminating information and advertisements that have not been explicitly requested. The website providers expressly reserve the right to take legal action should they receive such unsolicited advertising information, e.g. spam emails.